A luxury travel business is shifting to a new headquarters next month after promoting its cutting-edge HQ for conversion in to 32 residences. Inspiring Travel Company (ITC), based totally in Chester for extra than 40 years, lately bought Concorde House in Canal Street to Blueoak Estates. ITC, which was based totally at Concorde House for 21 years, might be relocating to Richard House on Lower Bridge Street in August. The organization says the brand new office will offer greater contemporary and attractive surroundings as a part of the commercial enterprise’s ongoing dedication to investing in new generations and centers.
Chairman Jennifer Atkinson stated: “As this thrilling flow shows, here at the Inspiring Travel Company we’re committed to keeping Chester’s historic center as our home, and we’re pleased to be able to pledge our future to the metropolis.” ITC, previously called International Travel Connections, was founded in 1974 with the aid of the late Drew Foster, a pioneer within the luxurious journey industry. For instance, ITC became one of the first UK tour operators to charter Concorde flights to the Caribbean which was pondered inside the call of its HQ, Concorde House.
The Inspiring Travel Company is the flagship logo of the ITC Travel Group and specializes in bespoke luxurious vacations and experiential tours to destinations around the arena. Customers encompass pop stars, TV presenters, footballers, and business leaders. I became the subject of the famous 2016 BBC documentary The Millionaires’ Holiday Club. The enterprise has an annual turnover of £95m and 210 personnel. ITC Travel Group also has offices in London, Harrogate, Bristol, and Preston and contains more than one travel brand, which includes ITC Sports Travel, Rainbow Tours, and Regent Holidays.
I’ve been journeying for over forty years – by means of thumb in my early days, with the aid of boots within the Scouts, a Lambretta came next, and then my first old banger accompanied through more moderen old bangers to the seashores of the Costa Brava. My thumb, boots, bikes, and bangers took me all over Europe and the UK before finding that a charter flight to Spain on an old ‘Connie’ could get me to the beaches and bars plenty faster and allow extra time to revel in the neighborhood travel possibilities through horse and cart and the occasional bus and educate.
‘Go West and Prosper’ appeared to be an excellent idea, so, in place of taking an 8-hour flight, I took an 8-day transatlantic crossing from Tilbury to Montreal on the Stephan Batory of Polish Ocean Lines ensuring that jet lag did no longer problem my journey plans. Some years later, I crossed the pond again on a ship, but this time it becomes five times bigger, and I traveled in style at the QE2 and dined in the Queen’s Grill rather removed from my in advance revel in.
I extraordinarily propose ocean voyages but can’t see myself on one of the modern-day cruise ships going from port to port with steady line-America to get on and off to shop for t-shirts. However, I have accomplished 10 Windjammers and a Star Clipper cruise inside the Caribbean, which have been all memorable (permit’s wish Windjammer Barefoot Cruises recover from their woes). But I digress.