Collaboration key to success says 2020 Travel Partners

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2020 Travel Partners has secured a partnership with TJs Travel, providing its bespoke, freelance travel product management services and creating the operator’s first UK tour programme for 2021. Set up at the end of 2020 by ex-Shearings Holidays product managers Andrew Sowry and Patricia Parry, 2020 Travel Partners planned the tour programme, contracted all accommodation, provided copywriting for TJs Travel’s upcoming brochure and website and agreed an ongoing contract to manage the process.

They also worked with ex-Shearings graphic designer Adele Sharrock, to produce a holiday brochure and dedicated tailor-made golf groups mailer. Co-founders Andrew and Patricia said: “We have very much enjoyed working with Jamie Ndlovu and his team at TJs Travel creating a fantastic range of tours at great value, in addition to a selection of VIP smaller group tours including London breaks, golf, walking and spa breaks. We have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest from established coach hire operators looking to start their first tour programme.”

During the winter months 2020 Travel Partners have also collaborated with Barnes Coaches, a well-established coach operator in the South-West, to put together a selection of French waterways tours and a North Coast 500 Scottish touring itinerary. “As we negotiate direct for the operator they can take advantage of contracted rates with no mark-ups, providing a cost-effective approach to planning their tour programme and giving them greater control over their selling prices,” Andrew and Patricia said.