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  • March 26, 2024

Unveiling Success: A Recap of 2023 and Exciting Prospects for 2024

As we reflect on the achievements of 2023 and set our sights on the promising horizons of 2024, it is evident that our journey at Tour Partner Group continues to be one of resilience, growth, and unwavering commitment to excellence. From the resurgence of short-haul travel to Europe to the burgeoning demand from our long-haul markets in Asia and Latin America, Tour Partner Group’s business stands tall amidst a landscape of evolving travel trends and consumer preferences.


2023: A Resilient Recovery

The financial year 2023 marked a remarkable resurgence for us, underscored by a robust focus on short-haul travel and the USA into Europe. This strategic pivot not only fuelled our recovery but also laid the groundwork for sustained growth across multiple segments of our business.


One standout highlight was the extraordinary performance in the Nordic region during the winter market, where we witnessed over 30% year-on-year revenue growth. This impressive feat was buoyed by the resurgence of our Asia inbound market, surpassing all expectations, and reaffirming our position as a leader in the travel industry.


Moreover, our meetings & incentives business, HORIZONS by Tour Parter Group, set the stage for a stellar year ahead by hosting over 2,000 French sports fans and the French team during their Six Nations trip to Edinburgh. With the launch of our meetings & incentives proposition spanning the entire UK and Nordics, we’re poised for even greater success in the realm of corporate travel and event management.


2024: A Promising Outlook

Following our successes in 2023 we have started 2024 with optimism. Our pipeline for Group bookings remains robust, with trends mirroring those observed in Q1 across the UK, Ireland, and FIT markets. Notably, our US (Authentic Vacations – B2C) outbound business continues to thrive, fuelled by the persistent demand for European travel and the launch of our branded guided touring business.


What’s particularly encouraging is the symbiotic relationship between our growth initiatives and the increasing market share across Tour Partner Group. As more customers entrust us with their travel experiences, we’re not only expanding our reach but also redefining industry standards.



Key Developments Beyond Travel

Beyond the realm of travel, our achievements extend to various operational enhancements and organisational milestones. High engagement and retention rates among our teams speak volumes about our commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity, innovation, and professional development.


Furthermore, our strategic investments in technology, such as the rollout of a global HRIS, migration to centralised management information systems (MI), and transitioning to cloud-based platforms, signify our unwavering dedication to operational efficiency and agility.


The acquisition and integration of our Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) business onto a single operating platform underscore our commitment to driving synergies and maximising efficiency across all facets of our operations.


Looking Ahead

As we chart our course for the future, the trajectory of Tour Partner Group is defined by resilience, adaptability, and an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences. With a seemingly renewed appetite for travel and a team of passionate individuals driving our success, the journey ahead promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.


2023 served as a testament to our ability to weather storms and emerge stronger, while 2024 presents us with a canvas of opportunities. As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the travel industry, one thing remains constant—our steadfast dedication to exceeding expectations and shaping the future of travel.


Stay tuned as we continue to unfold new chapters of success, innovation, and adventure at Tour Partner Group. The best is yet to come.