2020 Travel Partners collaborate with TJs Travel
Ex-Shearings employees set up travel product management service to help operators
Travel product management service provider, 2020 Travel Partners, has secured a partnership with TJs Travel. It sees the new company provide the operator with bespoke, freelance travel product management services and create 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 the operator’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.
“We have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest from established coach hire operators looking to start their first tour programme” – 2020 Travel Partners
Co-founders Andrew Sowry and Patricia Parry 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 of 2020, Travel Partners also collaborated with south-west operator Barnes Coaches to put together a selection of French waterways tours and a North Coast 500 Scottish touring itinerary.
The co-founders said: “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.”