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Welcome to The Co-op Travel Consortium

The Co-op Travel Consortium is built on strong independent values. This ensures we provide exceptional support and services to our members so they can operate thriving and successful businesses. Our Consortium comprises of a range of independent retail agents, call centres and homeworking travel businesses. As an independent diverse business, we understand the importance of dedicating time to everyone individually. This ensures all our members are presented with the right tools and support for their individual business. Our main aim at The Co-op Travel Consortium is to support our members in achieving successful business growth. Thank you for your interest in our Consortium.

Reasons to join the The Co-op Travel Consortium:

  • No joining fees
  • Marketing support as required (some extra fees may apply)
  • Competitive merchant service fees

We know how important our support is to you and your business. We offer all the benefits of working with a large organisation but with a bespoke family feel.

Founded in 2012, we have our roots in the Midcounties Co-operative,
which has a long-standing history.

Over the last 12 years, the Consortium has enjoyed continued growth and is now a group of over 130 independent Travel Agents, based around the UK trading under their own brand.

71 Your Co-op Travel
& Carrick Travel retail branches

Virtual Call Centre & The Personal Travel Agents Homeworking Channel

£600 Million annual sales


How it works:

In exchange for the benefits, we earn our income through a Management Fee. This is variable based on the size of your business plan. The standard charge is 10% of the agents’ net commission.
 
Independent Travel Agents who choose to join a larger buying group gain access to the following benefits:
  • Access to ABTA/ATOL facilities
  • Strong commercial terms
  • Supplier payments made on the agents’ behalf and bank reconciliation 
  • Exclusive access to Product e.g. Co-op Holidays and Blue Bay Travel
  • Business support including legal requirements, business development advice, steering group meetings, virtual office, Conference and Marketing support
  • Merchant facilities including low card fees
  • Back office solution


Benefits

It’s important when you are considering setting up your own travel business or moving from a different Consortium that you choose an established, independent business to work with.
A nationally recognised brand and the UK’s only independent Co-operative Travel Consortium

ABTA and ATOL facilities including merchant services, helping you to offer customers financial security

Market leading tour operator commercial terms with a wide variety of suppliers, helping you to maximise your earnings on every booking.

Support teams:

Our commercial team work daily with a large range of leading tour operators to ensure we offer a complete product range with the best commercial terms and incentives in the market.

Kim Foat

Kim Foat

Area Manager
North West & Scotland

David Cheshire

David Cheshire

Area Manager
South West

Louise Roughton

Louise Roughton

Area Manager
North East

Angela McCall

Angela McCall

Area Manager
South East

Katie Blunt

Katie Blunt

Brand & Marketing Manager

Richard Simpson

Richard Simpson

Compliance Manager

Michael Cronin

Michael Cronin

Central Operations
Team Leader

Carrie Hurst

Carrie Hurst

Central Operations
Support

Joanne Facer

Joanne Facer

Central Operations

Carla Beech

Carla Beech

Central Operations

Shelley Greenaway

Shelley Greenaway

Central Operations

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Head of Commercial
& Co-op Holidays

Ben Lovatt

Ben Lovatt

Senior Commercial
Manager

Harriet Desai

Harriet Desai

Commercial
Manager

Valerie Hibbert

Valerie Hibbert

Commercial
Manager