Our roots in the travel industry start in 1983 when we opened our first travel agency in Prestbury, Cheshire. This was a time when package holidays were the mainstay of the industry but our ethos was always to provide tailored holidays that matched our client’s wishes exactly. Because of this philosophy we now have 6 travel agencies in Cheshire, each arranging holidays worldwide and maintaining this strong belief.
Following requests from local clients for villa holidays to Barbados and Mustique we discovered that no tour operator appeared to offer this service. Having extensive experience of the Caribbean we decided to fill this gap ourselves and produced our first Caribbean villa brochure in 1988.
Now, with over 20 years experience in selling villa holidays and over 400 properties throughout the Caribbean we honestly believe that we are best suited to help chose the right villa for you. Our repeat business and position as market leaders lays testimony to this. Whether it is a simple beach hut or fully staffed mansion, our Caribbean Villa Portfolio has it all.
2004 saw our natural progression into the hotel market, launching our Prestbury Travel Caribbean Hotel Portfolio. Featured are 80 of the finest hotels and Private Island resorts throughout the Caribbean, also including a range of good quality hotels to cater for the ‘cost conscience’ family market. We believe that star ratings can be subjective, which is why we have developed our own, as guidance.
A Family Concern
The Prestbury Travel Group is very much a family business with Stella and Peter Bosworth co-founders and active directors. Their son James is also a director and has been with the company over 10 years and is also heavily involved in the day to day running, whilst their daughter is the latest family member to join 2 years ago as marketing manager.
Although not directly related, many members of staff, of which there are over 40, have been with the company over 10 years, with the longest member of staff having just celebrated their 20th year and so experience is very much a key to the Prestbury Travel Group’s success.