Travel & Leisure celebrates 20th birthday
Congratulations are in order this week as Travel & Leisure celebrate their 20th Birthday, making them the longest-running timeshare resales company in Europe. The Sudbury-based timeshare reseller has been trading since 1992 and has succeeded where many companies have failed; working through the turbulent economic conditions and contending with the negative press which is often associated with timeshare resales.
Over the 20 years since Travel & Leisure’s birth the company has gone from strength-to-strength, expanding from its home in the East of England to encompass six different international offices in Portugal, Russia, Norway, Taiwan, Romania and the Baltic Regions. In addition to these international offices, Travel & Leisure also has French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking timeshare specialists to handle the growing number of enquiries from Europe and the rest of the world.
Established in the early 90s by Maria Mills-Farinas and business partner John Hepplewhite, Travel & Leisure was destined to become a thoroughly international organisation through a combination of Mrs Mills-Farinas’ language skills and legal knowledge and Mr Hepplewhite’s influence and global business network.
“I’d always felt there was a need for a reliable, independent international resale brokerage” Mrs Mills remembers, “offering buyers and sellers from all over the world secure transactions and peace of mind, knowing their money and ownership documents are safe in solicitors’ hands. We wanted to build a truly international company, with professional multi-lingual staff, that people could trust to take care of their resale needs.”
Travel & Leisure are determined to continue to build the reputation and sustained customer-focus attitudes towards business, which has underpinned the last two decades of trading. “We always look for ways to improve and expand our business. As you know, the resale market isn’t an easy one, and with timeshare things can get stale. We have a no-pressure resale service and that’s important. Buyers have time to think about it in the comfort of their own home, there’s no cold calling or invitations to buy so they never feel under pressure. They can choose what suits them and they are in control.”
Recognition by RDO (formerly the OTE), TATOC, ARDA, ATHOC the UK Timeshare Council and the British Chamber of Commerce coupled with 20 years of business are all badges Travel & Leisure are very proud of.
In 2011 Travel & Leisure group announced sales over just under £1.5 million showing a constant effort to improve their services and maintain the high standards which have been set over the last two decades. Today Travel & Leisure Group stands strong, and is upgrading their computer systems in order to guarantee continued growth and provide the best service to their customers in the many years to come.
About Travel & Leisure Group
Travel & Leisure Group are leading timeshare resale brokers who have expanded their business steadily throughout the world from their base in Sudbury, Suffolk. Represented in many countries, the company provides customers with all their timeshare buying, selling, renting and conveyancing needs, with a personal touch that customers love.
Talas House, 47-48 Ballingdon Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2BX, England
Telephone: 01787 881111