The Norad Travel Group Blog


Trowbridge travel agency Howard Travel, part of the Norad Travel Group, has been named as one of the best travel agencies in the UK & Ireland.

Gearing for Growth

  • 20 April 2016

News Release - 26 February 2016


Norad Travel Group has announced changes to its management structure and key personnel as it pursues Chairman Mick Gibbs’ ambitious growth plans for the expanded business. 

News Release - 20 May 2016

Howard Travel, the Trowbridge specialist travel agency and leading light within the Norad Travel Group’s Leisure Travel division was recently recognised as one of the UK’s Top 50 Travel Agents by influential travel industry publication Travel Trade Gazette at the glittering and prestigious Agents Awards event held at the NEC in Birmingham. This latest accolade for Group MD Linda Foote and her team of experts in Trowbridge followed hot on the heels of being shortlisted for the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards 2016.

News Release - 31 May 2016

Norad Travel Group, the Hampshire-based travel agency, celebrated thirty-five years serving its corporate and leisure travel customers at its largest ever annual conference, held at Tylney Hall Hotel near Basingstoke on 07 May.

News Release - 4 July 2016

Norad Travel Group, the independent travel specialist and leading travel management company [TMC] has announced a refreshed branding to coincide with its 35th year birthday celebrations.

The new branding has been designed to reflect the Group’s transition to a more diverse portfolio of travel interests, following the acquisition of TTG Top 50 Leisure Travel Agency Howard Travel of Trowbridge in 2015 and more recently the Northern Ireland independent Erne Travel in March of this year.

News Release - 17 July 2016

Norad Travel, the Hampshire-based holiday and concierge service from Norad Travel Group, celebrated another successful local event, held at Petersfield Golf Club on the evening of 4 July.

With a focus on a specific destination or theme and in collaboration with specialist tour operators, these occasions offer both inspiration and advice. Over the last year our diverse range of events have encompassed the Caribbean, Latin America, China, Europe and river cruising.

Our recent soiree was held on American Independence Day in celebration of the beauty of North America. Our travel partners for the evening were North America Travel Service, Rocky Mountain International and Fairmont Hotels. Experts were on hand to offer information on the range of holidays available and the presentations showcased some of the region's highlights.

North America Event

Sarah Tichacek, Personal Travel Advisor at Norad Travel, said of the event 'These occasions offer existing guests and those new to Norad Travel the opportunity to come along and learn more about the world and holidays available. The evening was really well attended, showing the interest out there in USA and Canada holidays'.  

Hosted events are just one of the ways Norad Travel keeps in touch with the local community. Sarah is often seen at networking groups and fayres hosted by local schools and community halls raising awareness of our travel planning and holiday service. However, most of her time is spent at our Liss office greeting guests and discussing their holiday plans.

Sarah has over 27 years' experience of working in the travel industry and is exceptionally well travelled. This combined knowledge and experience helps to create magical holidays that are suited to her client's requirements.

Sarah also heads up our specialist concierge service utilised by our corporate clients as part of our comprehensive Norad Travel Management solution.

If you would like to talk to Sarah about your next holiday please contact:

Sarah Tichacek 01730 892298

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About Norad Travel Group:

Norad Travel Group is a full service specialist travel management and leisure travel organisation headquartered in Liss, Hampshire. As well as a Liss-based holiday and concierge service, Norad Travel Group's Leisure Division includes Howard Travel in Trowbridge and Erne Travel in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

Formed in 1981 Norad are members of the influential Guild of Travel Management Companies and partners in the Advantage consortium of independent travel agency companies. Chairman Mick Gibbs is also chairman of the Focus Group of travel management specialists within Advantage.