exclusively for travel agents

major gives independent travel agents the tools they need to compete against direct sell tour operators and online travel agencies.

Support and technology for the trade

Agents have trusted major to provide the technology, infrastructure, training and support they need to deliver on their clients' holiday dreams since 1973.

Global product

major provides our travel partners with industry leading flight deals, 20,000+ hotels, car hire, cruise, excursions and tours, plus bespoke multi-centre itineraries - exclusively trade only and with a worldwide product offering.

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about us

Established in 1973 by Mark and Claudine Widdowson, Major Travel has been providing services for the travel industry for over 40 years. We provide discounted prices on flights, hotels, car hire and cruises and our tour operating division provides holidays to long haul destinations across the 7 continents.

As a family owned business, our reputation matters. But don't just take our word for it. Read the things our agents have to say about us

trade only

No ifs no buts and certainly no direct clients! We don't bite the hand that feeds us!

Major Travel is a wholesale only brand. We do not deal directly with consumers, and there is no risk of us stealing repeat clients from our agents. We recognise that every business must specialise if it seeks to be the best at what it does. Our chosen path is providing unparalleled support to retail travel agents and tour operators.

Everything we do is designed to help grow your business- because that is the only way we can grow ours. We invest time, money and energy into more than just travel related initiatives and support for our agents- we invest in the development of our agents businesses in their entirety. We know there are not many travel wholesalers that can say that!

why come to major

We realise that the internet and large direct sell brands have diluted the business for travel agents over the last 15 years. At the same time we are seeing an ever increasing number of people returning to independent travel agents for their expertise, personalised service and local presence. So we have put together a package of initiatives to help agents secure business efficiently whilst offering the most economical prices to help them compete in an ever more competitive market place.

new technology

Our new technology platform, designed from the ground up with feedback from our agents, allows you to book and issue flight tickets for your clients without contacting us; price and build complex flight itineraries and multi-centre tours and itineraries - and manage all aspects of your bookings.


Do you need a motivation boost? Everyone can benefit from additional incentives to help drive their sales and at major we want to provide that extra encouragement to help your business grow even further.

  • Major Money
  • Supplier Incentives
  • Commercial Deals

commercial deals

For agents that are really hungry for growth, we are more than happy to design unique and bespoke commercial deals based on agreed annual targets. These commercial deals will generally comprise generous override commissions subject to the agreed targets being achieved.

financial protection and customer confidence

When your clients book knowing that the principal is Major Travel - they can have confidence that their money is safe as every flight and holiday booking we take is covered by our ATOL licence. And it does not stop there. Your customers will know that as a company with over 40 year history and one of the best reputations in the industry- their experience will be second to none. After all, when you've been doing it as long as we have you stand a good chance of learning how to get things right!


Totally independent and committed to the trade since 1974