A Family Affair
The Prestbury Travel Group was founded in 1983 by Stella and Peter Bosworth and, with their children James & Emma joining the business some years ago, is one of only a few truly independent family-owned and run, luxury travel operators in the UK. With Emma as Sales & Marketing Director and James taking over as Managing Director, they have added a new dimension in driving the business forward.
Prestbury Worldwide Resorts is the tour operating division of the company and have negotiated special rates with airlines, hotel groups, villa operators and selected 6 star cruise lines throughout the world. The company also owns retail travel agencies in four Cheshire villages, in an area often referred to as the “golden triangle”.
Our adventures in travel started over 35 years ago with the opening of our first retail travel agency in the heart of Prestbury Village, a quintessential English Village, close to Manchester and home to many a football legend and showbiz celebrities. In a period when package holidays were the mainstay, it was our passion for tailor making holidays to match our client’s wishes that set us apart from the competition and helped us go from strength to strength in a short space of time.
Tour operating was a natural progression, which started over 20 years ago after a request for a private villa in Barbados. As none of the ‘package’ operators featured such a holiday we contacted the villa agencies in Barbados and packaged the accommodation with flights, creating a holiday of a lifetime - a luxury villa with private pool and staff.
Having identified a niche for luxury bespoke holidays our tour operation was born and rapidly grew to include Caribbean hotels, moving quickly into the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Europe and we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading villa operators to the Caribbean. Our growth has been organic, and by listening to our client’s requests we are constantly evolving and adding to our luxury worldwide portfolio. This led to the inclusion of 6-star cruising and our tailor-made touring holidays.
Our philosophy is to offer inspirational travel holidays, expert guidance, personalised service coupled with competitive prices. We aim to provide a truly exceptional holiday experience from the moment you contact us to the moment you arrive home.
We understand that planning a holiday is more than a financial commitment; it’s an emotional one too. A holiday of a lifetime must not be marred by even the slightest concern. Our clients use us time and again, from all over the country, just because they know how personally we treat them. We’d love for you to find out for yourself.
With over 40 staff, the team at Prestbury Worldwide Resorts are key to our success with destination knowledge that is second to none. Between us, we have travelled the world and aim to impart our in-depth destination and hotel knowledge and guide you through the booking process from start to finish.
Travel Specialists since 1983
Founded in 1983 Prestbury Travel Ltd. has been at the forefront of luxury holidays. As a family run business it is our passion to provide exceptional holidays, outstanding service coupled with highly competitive pricing. We aim to surpass all expectations from the start of your holiday experience right until you come home.
Your holiday is safe in our hands. Should you book accommodation and flights with us, your holiday will be protected by ATOL, since we hold an Air Travel Operators License (number 3468). Accommodation only holidays are financially protected by our ABTA bond (number V441X).
It is our ultimate aim to provide you with a level of service that, at the very least meets your expectations; although it is our purpose to surpass them. We prefer to talk about your options so we can impart our first-hand knowledge of the destinations and hotels and make recommendations that you may not have considered, but we will also handle your enquiry the way you would like.
It is our aim to provide you with the best available price. Should you receive a cheaper quotation elsewhere we will try our best to match it. Our relationship with our key Airline and Hotel partners mean that on occasion we can negotiate on your behalf.
While in Resort
In all our resorts we have excellent ground representation who will be as unobtrusive or as involved as you prefer. In the unlikely event you encounter any problems with your holiday that you cannot resolve in resort, there is always someone on hand to assist on your behalf.
Every Step of the Way
Before your holiday should you wish to make restaurant reservations, book excursions, or even want some advice, our concierge team are on hand to help. Problems checking in online? No problem, we can even assist with this and guide you through the process and even check your in ourselves.