Cashel Travel, the specialist UK Destination Management Company (DMC) and luxury incoming tour operator with offices in Edinburgh and Manchester has announced it is significantly bolstering it’s presence in London, with a specialist events team based in the Capital.
James Aitken, Founder and Managing Director of Cashel Travel said: “We view at least the short to mid term as a time of unrivalled opportunity for London. Despite Brexit, or perhaps as an indirect result of the current favourable exchange rates against the Euro, the US Dollar and other key currencies, the future for increased tourism business for the entire UK and especially London looks extremely bright. With Cashel’s recent appointment as the euromic member for the UK, we have the opportunity to attract even more business and leisure tourism visitors to London as a direct result of our proven creativity and knowledge and our wealth of experience; this is an opportunity we intend to take”.
A recent Tourism Vision for London survey supported by the Mayor of London projects:
- Tourism numbers in London are set to rise sharply, with more than 40 million people expected to visit the city by 2025, an increase of 30 per cent on the 31.2 million visitors who came to the capital in 2016
- visitor spending to grow by almost 50 per cent to £22 billion a year, up from £14.9 billion (2016).
- Some of the fastest growing markets for visitors to London by 2025 are China (103 per cent growth), India (90 per cent growth), the USA (43 per cent) and the UAE (43 per cent)
Gerry Manser, who has more than 30 years experience in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events) tourism sector is consulting on the London specialist team at Cashel Travel, who will provide major event support services for companies, organisations and associations across all sectors.
Manser added: “Our team are passionate advocates and experts when it comes to events. From conferences to exhibitions, incentives to experiential marketing – we know the business of events, we know the best venues and have the right contacts in London. We are looking forward to delivering our skills at the highest level to both existing clients, and those who recognise the difference we make and the value that we can deliver for their event in London”.
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About Cashel Travel
Founded in 2000 by James Aitken, Cashel Travel handle over 25,000 clients a year from all over the world. We look after incentive groups, conferences, group tours, educational groups and individuals. We are one of the most respected companies in the business with a staff of multi-lingual travel experts who, between them, have many years experience working in UK and Irish tourism. Buyers and press will be invited to see Cashel Travel in action, first hand, in the near future.