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Keep up todate with all the latest news and company developments worldwide from JacTravel.

FLASH SALE - NOW ON

20 Feb 2017

Hundreds of special offers on sale for a limited time only!

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Tour Operator of the Year 2016

13 Feb 2017

JacTravel wins the UKinbound Tour Operator of the Year 2016 award for the second year in a row!

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JacTravel wins Accor Partnership Award

6 Feb 2017

JacTravel wins AccorHotels’ UK, Partnership Achievement Award – Group Wholesaler, for the fourth year in a row.

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Francesco de Marchis Joins JacTravel as CTO

1 Dec 2016

JacTravel  has appointed Francesco de Marchis to its board of directors, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) reporting to Terry Williamson, CEO.   

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JacTravel breaks into China

25 Nov 2016

JacTravel Beijing office has secured several leading players in China. Headed up by Jenny Fu, Sales Director, who is supported by Fei Ren, Sales Manager, and Justin Zhang, Client Technical Support Analyst.

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JacTravel’s Edinburgh team take on the Big Fun Run

12 Oct 2016

On Sunday 9 October, eight members of the JacTravel team in Edinburgh took on the challenge of the 5k Big Fun Run around Arthurs Seat for charity and team bonding.

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JacTravel's highest appearance in the Top Track 250

10 Oct 2016

JacTravel  has been named for a third time in the Sunday Times Top Track 250, which ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts.  

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Totalstay spots a gap after Lowcostbeds exit

29 Aug 2016

Totalstay hopes to fill the “vacuum” left by Lowcostbeds as it grows its independent agent business in the UK.

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JacTravel is Again Ranked in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

12 Jun 2016

JacTravel is listed in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 at no.119.  It has previously appeared in this listing every year since 2012.

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JacTravel’s Full Inventory, now available via Qtech

25 May 2016

JacTravel announces that its full portfolio of over 100,000 hotels can now all be booked directly via Qtech's Travel Technology Platform, OTRAMS, which is popular with travel agents and tour operators, particularly in the Middle East.

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New travel agent website launched - totalstay

25 Apr 2016

JacTravel has launched www.totalstay.com, a new website for travel agents, which provides simple, easy-to-use booking and access to more than 100,000 hotels worldwide.  It brings together in one place the best features of the established brands of JacHotels and ExclusivelyHOTELS.   

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JacTravel wins Queen’s Enterprise Award for International Trade

21 Apr 2016

JacTravel has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Enterprise Award for international trade on account of its export growth.  

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Leading the way

1 Mar 2016

A group of our Team Leaders completed the “JacTravel Team Leader programme” which aside from an opportunity to gain a qualification, includes workshops covering “Developing Team Members”, “Engaging the team”, “Managing Performance” and “Developing yourselves”. 

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JacTravel Inspires Britain

29 Feb 2016

JacTravel has been named in the third edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.Terry Williamson, CEO, said: “It is a real credit to all our staff, reflecting their tremendous dedication and innovation."  

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Three Awards for JacTravel

15 Feb 2016

JacTravel has been named: UK Tour Operator of the Year 2015 in the UKinbound Awards for Excellence; Scotland's Heritage International Tour Operator of the Year 2016, by the partners in Scotland's Heritage and “Incoming Group Wholesaler of the Year” by Accorhotels UK.

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Accorhotels names JacTravel Incoming Group Wholesaler of the Year

8 Feb 2016

At Accorhotels' UK’s recent Annual Leisure Awards Evening, JacTravel was named “Incoming Group Wholesaler of the Year”, beating eight other short-listed wholesalers to the top accolade.  

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Paris hotels suffer after terrorist attacks

17 Dec 2015

Paris hotels are facing a tough challenge trying to attract visitors back to the capital following the terrorist attacks in November....But there is still life in Paris!

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Bodini Bows Out

9 Dec 2015

After nearly 35 years at the helm of JacTravel, the accommodation wholesaler, Mario Bodini has decided it’s finally time to check out.

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FLASH SALE

26 Nov 2015

To celebrate Black Friday we have applied significant discounts across our product range and our buyers have secured hundreds of great special offers across our most popular destinations for our clients.

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Jac of all trades

9 Nov 2015

Following wholesaler JacTravel’s acquisition of TotalStay, Gary Noakes (of the Travel Trade Gazette) speaks to Chief Executive Terry Williamson at WTM about the firm’s success and its aims in India and China. 

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Terry Williamson at WTM - Video

5 Nov 2015

Video - Terry Williamson talks about projected growth in the UK Inbound market and the challenges we face to service that such as infrastructure.

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JacTravel celebrates 40 Years at WTM

2 Nov 2015

JacTravel last week hosted a celebratory party for partners at one of London’s most spectacular new venues “The Rumpus Room, Mondrian at Sea Containers Hotel” overlooking the River Thames in Central London.

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JacTravel reveals new leadership team

1 Nov 2015

Ahead of this year’s World Travel Market (which takes place at ExCel London between 2nd and 5th November), JacTravel is revealing its new leadership structure following the acquisition of TotalStay Group earlier in the year.

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Hong Kong’s loss is Tokyo’s gain

19 Oct 2015

Angela Skelly, Senior Vice President for Sales, Marketing & Commercial Development, of the travel wholesaler JacTravel, speaking ahead of ITB Asia, has reported that demand for Hong Kong has dropped by 17% as Chinese leisure travellers are shunning the city in favour of alternative destinations, most notably Japan and Korea.

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JacTravel celebrates first six months in Dublin

28 Sep 2015

JacTravel, the UK-based travel wholesaler, best known for its extensive range of accommodation online and inbound travel services held a celebration yesterday to mark 40 years in business and six months in Dublin. 

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Summer celebrations

4 Sep 2015

On the 4th September, staff from JacTravel and TotalStay enjoyed an evening of speeches, dancing and merriment at the iconic Blue Fin venue in Central London. This year’s Summer party was extra special as it was the first major company event that TotalStay and JacTravel staff joined together as well as being a celebration of JacTravel’s 40 years in the industry.

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JacTravel invests in the USA

6 Jul 2015

JacTravel in July opened a new office in Orlando under the leadership of Susan Stiner, Regional Head of Contracting for the Americas, who has over 15 years’ experience in the travel industry, with a track record of successfully running fast growing hotel contracting operations.  Susan presently has four staff reporting directly to her but with plans for significant growth in Hotel partners across the USA and Americas - to rapidly grow Hotel distribution to its international client base, she is actively adding to that team and is in the process of recruiting two more. 

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JacTravel’s deal strengthens its hand in Latin America

7 May 2015

Last month, JacTravel, the leading B2B hotel accommodation wholesaler and provider of inbound travel services, acquired The TotalStay Group, a major accommodation provider to wholesale, retail and consumer markets.  In doing so, it increased the number of directly contracted hotels on offer to the South American market to over 15,000 in 2,000 cities globally.  

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JacTravel and TotalStay Group join forces

26 Mar 2015

JacTravel, a leading B2B hotel accommodation wholesaler and provider of inbound travel services, has acquired TotalStay Group, a major accommodation provider to wholesale, retail and consumer markets.

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JacTravel celebrates 40 years, in Hong Kong

18 Feb 2015

JacTravel, the UK-based wholesaler best known for its range of hand-picked, city centre hotels, held a glamorous party in Hong Kong to celebrate its 40th anniversary and to show appreciation of over 100 local hotel suppliers.

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JacTravel in Sunday Times top business listing yet again

12 Oct 2014

JacTravel, the B2B hotel accommodation wholesaler and provider of inbound travel services, has appeared in a Sunday Times ranking of top performing British businesses for a third year running.  This year it is listed in the Top Track 250 UK mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales, due to a turnover of £150m, up from £123m in 2012 and £104m in 2011.

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JacTravel announces new investment to support growth

25 Jun 2014

London-based JacTravel Group (“JacTravel”), the technology driven, B2B hotel accommodation wholesaler and provider of inbound travel services, announces that independent private equity group, Vitruvian Partners (“Vitruvian”) has acquired the business from Bowmark Capital (“Bowmark”), the mid-market private equity firm. The transaction is worth approximately £80m, and subject only to German competition authority clearance.

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JacTravel is named UK Tour Operator of the Year 2013

12 Mar 2013

JacTravel has been named UK Tour Operator of the Year 2013 in the Ukinbound Awards for Excellence. 

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