Travel agent aims to double pre-Covid revenue with move to prime location



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A Harrogate-based travel agency changed its name and moved to larger premises on Montpellier Parade.

In its move to the city center, Ventur Luxury Travel says it is accelerating its growth plans by becoming more accessible to customers.

The travel agency, formerly known as Traveltalk and based in Leeds Road, has tripled the size of its stores and aims to double its 2019 revenue over the next 12 months.

Founded in Harrogate over 35 years ago, Ventur Luxury Travel is led by Katherine Scott and specializes in package vacations, from bespoke honeymoons to solo adventure vacations and family beach getaways.

Scott said: It’s no secret that 2020 and 2021 have been tough years for the travel industry, but we’re proud to make such a statement with this decision.

“We couldn’t be happier to call Montpellier Parade our new home and celebrate with the people of Harrogate.

“According to ABTA, we’re 30% more likely to book with a travel professional now than before the pandemic and, with customers planning well through 2022, we’re excited to be in an even more central location for travelers. people looking to do something special. memories next year.

Supported by the Evans family of the Evans Property Group in Leeds, the travel agent is part of the Ventur Group, which also includes the business travel arm of the company.

Focusing on business, professional sport and group travel through its offices in Leeds and Edinburgh, it also underwent an overhaul in spring 2021, to better communicate the advisory service it provides to its clients.

Paul Millington, CEO of Ventur Group, said: “These are exciting times for Ventur Luxury Travel and the increase in customer inquiries we have seen over the winter months has proven that the appetite for trip is there.

“The move to Montpellier Parade is truly exciting as we will be in an even better position to create dream travel experiences for clients.

“After losing $ 6 billion during the pandemic, the travel industry has faced the challenge of navigating an uncertain future.

“However, with strong financial backing and a loyal customer base, we are going against the trend in providing a flawless vacation booking experience for our customers. “


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