Bellingham Travel accepts prestigious industry invitation

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gill Wright, Branch Manager of the St Helier branch

A Jersey company has accepted a prestigious travel industry invitation from one of the UK’s leading luxury tour operators.

Bellingham Travel’s St Helier Branch Manager, Gill Wright, accepted her team’s invitation into Azure Collection’s ‘Emerald Ambassador’s Club’ at a recent black-tie award ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London, and the highly-sought after ‘Star Award’. Only the Top 10 travel agents in the UK are invited to join the exclusive Ambassador’s Club, which allows its members to pass on a multitude of benefits to their clients.

Azure Collection provides bespoke holidays to some of the finest hotels and resorts in the world. The company choses its hotel and resort partners carefully, ensuring they deliver an exceptional and unforgettable experience to guests. Hundreds of Jersey residents have enjoyed Azure Collection holidays through Bellingham Travel to destinations including Northern, Southern and Eastern Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the Arabian Gulf, Asia, the Indian Ocean and America since the companies began working together more than five years ago.

In addition, Azure Collection also specialises in the luxury cruise market and has a dedicated Italy programme which is one of its biggest areas of growth in recent years.

Bellingham Travel is part of the Online Regional Travel Group (ORTG), the largest offshore travel group in the British Isles. As well as its office at Bath Street in St Helier – from where its Business Travel Division is also run – it also has a leisure office at Red Houses, St Brelade. In addition it has retail and business travel brands in Guernsey (Wayfarers Travel) and the Isle of Man (Mann Link Travel and Richmond Travel).

Gill Wright commented: “I was very shocked to find out that our team at St Helier has been invited to join Azure Collection’s Ambassador’s Club at Emerald level and be amongst the Top 10 travel agents in the British Isles – that is a remarkable feat for a Jersey-based company! However, this does emphasise just how much importance local residents place on how they spend their free time and the quality of the holidays they like to enjoy. Azure Collection is a fantastic partner, not only to Bellingham Travel but also to our clients, and we know they will have a truly memorable experience when they leave Jersey for their well-deserved holiday.”

Anna-Maria Baccanello, Sales Director of Azure Collection, commented: “Bellingham Travel is a fantastic ambassador for Azure Collection and so it gives me great pleasure to welcome them into our exclusive ‘Ambassador’s Club’. The Bellingham team will be able to pass the benefits of this on to the residents of Jersey. I would like to thank both the company and its clients for their long-standing support, and look forward to this relationship continuing in the future.”

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