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About Us

C. I. Travel Group is the Channel Islands' leading travel company organising flights, inclusive holidays & breaks to and from Jersey and Guernsey.

Established over 30 years ago, we are particularly proud of the high standards of customer service and value for money we provide. Our size allows us to negotiate unique deals with suppliers which enables our clients to benefit from competitive prices and exclusive year-round deals.

That's why every year over 40,000 travellers choose to use our services.

We hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you as a client in the near future.

Robert Mackenzie

Managing Director

Meet The Team

Robert Mackenzie

Robert Mackenzie

Managing Director

Peter Drew

Peter Drew

Chairman

Gill McCarthy

Gill McCarthy

Sales Director

Celine Bentley

Celine Bentley

Customer Services Manager

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

General Manager, Travtel & Fly Direct

Eva Köhler

Eva Köhler

General Manager, Bontour Incoming

Christine Moyse

Christine Moyse

Business Development Manager, Hotels

Elaine Nolan

Elaine Nolan

Systems Manager

Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

Marketing and Development Manager

Robin Segal

Robin Segal

Business Development

Company History

2015
  • The group announces its support for BeachAbility, a charity providing specially-designed wheelchairs to those unable to walk, allowing them to enjoy Jersey's magnificent beaches.
  • C.I. Travel Group provides accommodation booking services for over 3,000 competitors and visitors of the NatWest Island Games, taking place in June.
  • C.I. Travel Group introduced direct flights from the Channel Islands to Tenerife, operating for the first time since 2009. Flights depart on a weekly basis between 12th February and 2nd April.
2014
  • C.I. Travel Group supported Holidays for Heroes Jersey, donating one pound for every booking travelling to Jersey during July and August.
  • C.I. Travel Group signed an exclusive agreement with TUI Travel UK & Ireland, with preferred supplier status for three years.
  • The group celebrated 30 years in business.
2008
  • Channel Islands Travel Service was re-named C.I. Travel Group, with Peter Drew becoming Chairman and Robert Mackenzie being appointed Managing Director.
  • The group acquired Bontour, a well-known Jersey-based tour operator carrying about 7,500 Channel Island residents on holiday, mainly to France, and a destination management operation providing services to European tour operators.
2007
  • The group acquired Travtel, a Jersey-based tour operator specialising in groups, newspaper reader offers and coaching based holidays. Its 5,000 passenger programme fitted perfectly into the Channel Islands Travel Service stable.
  • As part of the Travtel acquisition, the group gained FlyDirect, a Channel Islands brand selling direct flights and holidays from the islands to Majorca, Spain and Tenerife.
2000
  • Channel Islands Travel Service acquired Airways Holidays and Lewis's Holidays, a Liverpool-based tour operator. The brands are sold exclusively by travel agents and added significant volume to the group's existing business.
  • Channel Islands Travel Service acquired 'Jersey from Humberside' (later renamed Jersey Choice), a small operator with a specialist 2,000 passenger business.
1985 - 1999
  • The whole business grew substantially in the period 1985 to 2000, with Channel Islands Travel Service becoming one of the top three operators to Jersey at a time when there were over 20 licensed operators selling the Channel Islands.
  • Channel Islands Travel Service expanded from being a travel service provider to a fully-fledged specialist tour operator.
1984
  • Channel Islands Travel Service was founded by Peter Drew, growing out of a previous travel company, OSL Channel Islands. 'CITS' provided travel booking services to accommodation providers across the Channel Islands.

C.I. Travel Group in Numbers

8 brands
40,000 passengers per year
over 300 hand-picked hotels
33 team members
3 Spanish resorts, direct from the Channel Islands
access to over 5,000 annual flights and 250 annual ferry sailings to the Channel Islands

Financial Protection

All of our package holidays are financially protected. Some single travel services available from us may not include financial protection.

ABTA

ABTAC.I. Travel Group is a member of ABTA, meaning that you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Many of the travel arrangements that we sell are protected in case of the financial failure of the travel company. Please contact us if you would like to know more about the protection that applies to your booking.

ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist when things don't go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA's Code of Conduct.

For more information on ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, please contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. You can also call ABTA on 020 3117 0500, or visit www.abta.com.

ATOL

ATOLAll the flights and flight-inclusive holidays inbound to the Channel Islands are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.

Financial Protection

Our customers benefit from full financial protection with our ABTA and ATOL bonds.

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Work With Us

We work with accommodation providers, airlines, ferry companies, attractions, and many other partners across the Channel Islands' tourism and hospitality industries.

To find our more about business development opportunities, please contact us.