Swords Travel triumphs at the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies ceremony
Swords Travel's premises in Wimbledon
An independent travel business based on Merton Road, Swords Travel, has beaten competition from across the UK and Republic of Ireland to be named the No. 1 Travel Agency at the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2021 ceremony.
It was awarded the accolade via a livestream ceremony for the way it adapted to new ways of working throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite the significant challenges faced by the travel industry, Swords launched its own network of regionally based associates and modified its process to secure bookings through new ventures such as virtual events, all while growing the team throughout 2020.
With over 36 years in the travel industry, Mark and Stuart set up Swords in 2016 and the company specialises in personalised luxury travel itineraries. The company also has seven associates based in various locations around the UK.
At the virtual awards ceremony, Swords Travel was also awarded the TTG Top 50 Top Agency in London under the regional categories.
Mark Swords, Managing Director at Swords Travel said, “It’s an honour to be awarded the UK & Ireland’s No.1 Travel Agency after the one of the toughest years that the travel industry has ever faced.”
“Thank you to TTG for choosing us as the winners, it’s a real boost to the team who have worked tirelessly through such challenging times. Throughout the year, like everyone in the travel industry, we’ve faced significant difficulties, but we’re so proud to have grown our team and championed each other every step of the way.
“We’d also like to thank all our amazing customers who’ve supported us throughout the pandemic and have remained patient in the face of changing rules and regulations and disrupted travel plans. We’re looking forward to travel reopening so we can do what we love most - helping people plan and take their holiday of a lifetime.”
Swords Travel are a member of the Travel Network Group. Gary Lewis, CEO of The Travel Network Group said, “It’s fantastic to see that our Members are being recognised for their efforts throughout the most challenging twelve months for the industry.
“The UK & Ireland’s No. 1 Travel Agency is a very prestigious award to win, it commends the company that has truly outshone the rest of the nominees over the past year so the team at Swords Travel should be very proud of themselves and the work they have done. Congratulations from all of us at The Travel Network Group!”
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April 12, 2021