Having been bought out along with sister companies Villa Select, Rainbow Tours and Regent Holidays in 2015, Western & Oriental is now a tour operator under the ITC Travel Group name.
The eight specialists holiday providers within the Group ensure clients receive an incredible range of travel experiences; from tailormade sports tours to eye-opening safaris, luxury beach breaks to off the beaten track adventures.
Alongside Western & Oriental, within the ITC Travel Group are:
Established in 1974, this multi-award-winning luxury tour operator began life sending its discerning clients to the Caribbean. Today it offers a truly global portfolio, yet has retained its focus on 5-star indulgence as the 'ultimate travel concierge'. Known as 'The Millionaires' Holiday Club' following the BBC 2 series which showcased the tour operator's clients and staff on high-end holidays, the Inspiring Travel Company offers a bespoke experience, created by expert Travel Specialists who regularly experience the hotels and resorts within their portfolio; ensuring first-hand knowledge and incredible value.
At the ITC Travel Group's headquarters in historic Chester are three specialist sports holiday providers. An arm of the Inspiring Travel Company, ITC Sports Travel presents a portfolio of inspirational sports tour itineraries to the world's finest fixtures, with guests staying in only the very best hotels, and offered 5-star excursions away from the sporting action. From Test Match cricket to Formula One, their sports tours are renowned for being the best in the business.
A sister brand of Western & Oriental, Spectate Sports Travel offers affordable sports tours and group sports travel, specialising in European football breaks and superb value cricket tours. Their team of Sports Specialists can create a sporting holiday for almost any event or fixture around the world.
Bought by the Group in 2008, Horse Racing Abroad (HRA) offers horse racing enthusiast holidays to world-renowned events, specialising in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Unique in the travel market, HRA is known as the go-to tour operator for horse racing followers.
The ITC Travel Group's Bristol-based intrepid tour operator Regent Holidays offers a truly unique travel experience for those who wish to tick incredible places from their bucket list. Specialising in alternative travel to off the beaten track destinations, Regent Holidays offers everything from insightful expert-led tours of North Korea to family-friendly adventures in search of Santa in Lapland. Their portfolio includes: Russia & Europe, Iceland & the Arctic and Alternative Asia.
Our wildlife holiday specialists at Rainbow Tours in London are super passionate about responsible travel and incredible encounters in the natural world. Their portfolio in South and Central America, Africa and Madagascar offers some of the most amazing experiences in the natural world, with Madagascar a Rainbow specialism. Their team is hugely knowledgeable on the destinations they sell, with many having lived and worked in them for numerous years.
The ITC Travel Group private properties tour operator Villa Select is based in Alcester, with a small, experienced team who pride themselves on their first-hand knowledge of their varied villa portfolio. Destinations featured include European favourites such as Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Portugal, as well as long-haul locations in Barbados and Koh Samui.