The Eden Collection, a luxury tour operator that is bucking the trend despite the challenging economic conditions, is celebrating its first anniversary with the acquisition of award-winning Seasons in Style.
Based in Chester, The Eden Collection is the authority in luxury travel, and following the acquisition of Seasons in Style, is intent on becoming the UK’s leading independent luxury travel provider.
Founded just 12 months ago by trio Paul Beacall, Jon Clee and Claire Parsons, previously part of the senior management team at Elegant Resorts, The Eden Collection has witnessed impressive growth throughout 2009 with both bookings and turnover well ahead of plan.
The deal with Seasons in Style has firmly positioned The Eden Collection at the forefront of the luxury travel market, ensuring the creation of a powerful luxury travel group that is set to take the UK by storm in 2010.
Paul Beacall, managing director of The Eden Collection, comments: “For the last 12 months we have worked incredibly hard to establish the company and it’s a testament to the team’s dedication that we have been able to acquire Seasons in Style in such a short time.
“The Eden Collection has performed well in a difficult climate, smashing targets from the outset, and we are confident that our ambitious plans for next year will come to fruition.
“The current strength and positioning of both The Eden Collection and Seasons in Style presents an attractive opportunity for the luxury travel sector. Continuing with The Eden Collection philosophy and focusing on the delivery of a unique and unrivalled service, the formation of the UK’s leading independent luxury travel provider is well within our grasp for 2010.”
Peter Williams, chairman of Seasons in Style, commented: “The Eden Collection is a young company full of ambition and I’m delighted that we have joined forces with them. I am confident that through working together, the two brands will become a formidable force in the UK luxury travel market next year.”
The Eden Collection offers a carefully handpicked selection of only the world’s finest hotels and resorts, combined with scheduled flights from leading airlines, and is the ultimate personal assistant for discerning travellers with a taste for style and luxury. Luxury without compromise is at the core of the company, combined with a passionate approach to travel from a highly motivated team.
The company recently launched its coffee table style brochure for 2010 as well as a brand new website which perfectly showcases the company’s portfolio of prestigious properties and impeccable customer service standards.
National travel partners for two well-established organisations, 10 Network and Luxury Network, The Eden Collection is an independent tour operator and the world’s leading authority in luxury worldwide travel.