Global travel sales, marketing & outsourcing

United Kingdom

Gordon Stalker

Director
Gordon Stalker

  • Discover the World since 1987, Senior Account Director
  • US Airways, Leisure Sales

Contact details

Address:

Discover the World
Studio 403
VOX Studios
1-45 Durham Street

City: London
Postal code: SE11 5JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44.203.598.8030
Fax: +44.203.006.8555
Email: gordon_stalker@discovertheworld.com

Description of Market

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) statistics show:

  • Over 2,400 members of which 1,548 are travel agents and 856 tour operators accounting for over 7,000 offices throughout the country
  • 80% of all the package holidays sold in the UK come from ABTA members
  • Annual turnover of almost £ 30 billion (56% generated by travel agents and 44% by tour operators)
 

Some of the key members are:

  • Advanced Travel Partners
  • Carlson Wagonlint Travel
  • First Choice Retail and Travel
  • Flight Centre
  • Kuoni Travel 
  • Thomas Cook
  • Reed & Mckay
  • Hogg Robinson
  • Trailfinders
  • Citalia Holidays
  • STA Travel

    GDS USAGE percentages from wikipedia.org) 
    • Worldspan by Travelport - 26.5%
    • Galileo - 19.7%
    • Amadeus - 9.2%
    • Sabre - Unknown

    CARRIER WITH MOST SERVICES
    • British Airways - 48%

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Clients

  • Copa/Copa Colombia Airlines
  • GOL
  • LAM Mozambique Airlines
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd
  • Deutsche Hospitality
  • Alaskan Dream Cruises
  • Expedia TAAP
  • Traveltek
  • Forest Holidays
  • Binter Canarias
  • Lazizi Priemeire