Budget Travel, which is based in Dublin, was founded in 1975 and has a 34%
market share in Ireland. The company operates in 31 offices in Ireland as well
as 15 franchises. .More than 350,000 passengers travel with the company every
year and the annual turnover is expected to be in the region of €160million this
A leading UK provider of personalised holidays. The company specialises
in 'summer sun' or 'winter snow' packages which are tailored to each
customer's specific requirements. Holidaymakers can pre-book additional
sporting activities or excursions and book places in children's clubs at
the same time as booking their travel and accommodation.
First Choice Independent Travel
Established in 1986 and part of the First Choice Group, Suncars is one
of the largest and most recognised leisure car rental brokers in Europe.
Suncars supplies hire cars worldwide, seeking out the most reputable
local car hire companies and negotiating the best rates. The company's
philosophy is to offer good quality, service and choice to all
customers. first4xtras - Since its launch first4extras has established
itself as a young and dynamic company and has gone from strength to
strength. Initially set up in response to customer demand, first4extras
offers an expanding range of holiday add-ons to provide a one-stop shop
for their customers.
Slattery's Travel is the largest independent
tour operator in Ireland and has revenues of over €60 million. The
company is committed to providing exciting holiday options and a wide
choice of travel destinations that give the consumer great value. As
pioneers of on-line travel in Ireland, investment in technology is
paramount and as well as the Irish market.
Thomas Cook is a leading travel company and one of the most widely recognised and
respected brands in the world. The company is wholly owned by Thomas Cook AG
(formerly C&N Touristic AG), which acquired Thomas Cook in March 2001. Thomas
Cook AG is now the second largest travel group in Europe and the third largest
in the world.