Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Travel Consortium / Membership Organisation
  • Year established:
    2013
  • Website:
    http://www.advantagemembers.com
  • Contact
    • 21 Provost Street, Old Street, London, N1 7NH

About Advantage Travel Partnership

Advantage Travel Partnership are the UK’s largest independent travel agent group. The travel agents that are part of the group are independently owned, but together they produce over £4.5bn of travel sales each year.
Member partners are experts in leisure and corporate areas, so the London-based team has an extensive skill-base in both disciplines.
The story began in the mid-1970s. Spain and France were taking off as destinations, but the big players in the industry couldn’t sustain their small profit margins and ran into financial difficulty.
A number of small companies decided being independent required a voice in the industry. Liberty Travel was formed, which became the National Association of Independent Travel Agents, until the brand was updated to Advantage Travel Partnership in the late 90s.
Today, the Advantage Travel Partnership brand is in the capable hands of Managing Director Julia Lo Bue-Said. They have 60 staff united under a five-pillared ethos: engage, create, deliver, transparency and caring.


What is it like to work for Advantage Travel Partnership

My Manager
My Manager
The firm formally assesses managers through its annual performance appraisal process. There’s also informal monitoring done monthly at executive meetings when reports are submitted to decide how close each team is to achieving overall strategy.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Julia hosts regular ‘Breakfasts with the Boss’, an open, confidential conversation over a company-bought breakfast. Julia visits people when they’ve been through personal problems to ensure they’re comfortable returning to work. She personally signs well done cards and sends birthday emails to staff.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Each line manager at every level nominates team members for the Employee of the Year Award. Three are shortlisted and invited to a celebration lunch. The Managing Director shares the words used to describe these individuals from the stage and presents the awards.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

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  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

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Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    12%

  • Male : Female:

    32% / 68%

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Earning £35,000+:

    55%

  • Staff:

    56

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