Southall Travel is an award winning travel agency established in 1984 in Southall, Middlesex. Southall Travel’s headquarters are now based in Iver in Buckinghamshire and it has offices both in Europe and Asia employing over 700 trained travel experts. Southall Travel operates with an ATOL (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) license and is an ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) member and is IATA (International Air Transport Association) accredited, offering travellers the best in financial protection.
In the beginning Southall Travel concentrated especially on the Asian UK community, arranging travel to India and other Asian destinations. Other leisure services soon followed and Southall Travel now offers flights and holiday packages globally, (mainly for travellers departing from UK airports). Southall Travel caters for all kinds of flights at competitive prices including scheduled flights with full-service airlines, low cost carriers and charter flight operators. Southall Travel also deals in cruises, round-the-world holidays, bespoke all-inclusive holiday packages, airport transfers, car rental, visa assistance, insurance and group travel bookings. In addition Southall Travel operates in the wholesale and corporate travel sectors through ‘The Holiday Team’ and ‘Applehouse Travel’ and opened a corporate facility outside Heathrow Airport in 2008.
Southall Travel is a privately owned company which helps more than a thousand people a day with their travel plans and has been the recipient of a number of noteworthy awards. In 2005 Southall Travel received the prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track 100 company award followed by three consecutive Sunday Times Top Track 250 Company awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and recently received the ‘Favourite Tour Operator to India’ award at the Eastern Eye Asian Business Awards. To complement this series of awards, Managing Director Kuljinder Bahia, under whose leadership the company operates, scooped the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008, at the 8th Asian Achievers Awards held in London.
Southall Travel’s website, www.southalltravel.co.uk, offers a host of cheap flights and holiday package deals throughout the world, enabling customers to book these online securely using Security Metrics site certification and also VeriSign Authentication Services.
As the business continues to grow, Southall Travel has now branched out into the luxury holiday sector with a fully owned subsidiary with a dedicated contact centre based in Croydon.