We are delighted to announce that Norad Travel Group has achieved Gold Level accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our people.

As a top 40 travel company, our business is geared towards delivering an excellent and tailored service to all our customers, together with looking after our staff to maintain our high staff retention record. The Directors continually invest in both technology and our people to ensure we are able to live our values of excellent, integrity & innovation.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Norad Travel Group, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. Norad Travel Group should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, Mick Gibbs, Chairman & CEO, said: “Once again the whole of our team from the directorate through to our new starters in our Academy surpass my expectations. The attainment of IIP Gold status is a testament to the collaboration understanding and the basic Human to Human respect we encapsulate within the group. In a world of digital and fake structures and news our spearhead has always been and will continue to be human lead in everything we do for our staff our customers and our industry partners. IIP is the foundation to our ethos in a service industry where People are your true differentiators.”

Sometimes you need to just sit back and take in what our natural world brings us. From the fascinating animal kingdom to phenomena that illuminates our sky, nature is really something to be admired. Unfortunately, these sights are not around all that often, so in order to see them in all their glory, you’ll need to make your visit just at the right time.

Days are getting shorter and the air is getting colder, and this can only mean one thing - Halloween is creeping up on us. So, to get you into the Halloween spirit, we’ve created a terrifying treat for all the fright seekers out there! From the ghost town of Pripyat, to the island inhabited by 4,000 deadly snakes, this list will certainly leave you quaking in your boots.

Travelling is all about experiencing new culture and exposing your senses to new sights, sounds, smells, and most importantly, TASTE! Trying a new delicious recipe or type of food is a moment to be savoured and is always a memorable part of the holiday experience. So, to celebrate #WorldFoodDay, we've put together a list of the most amazing Food Festivals from around the world. Whatever food you are into, there's certainly a Food Festival out there for you!

They are peaceful, active and insightful. It's no wonder more and more people are leaning towards a walking holiday each year. But with so many stunning routes and locations to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go. So, we've done the work for you and put together a list of European walking destinations you must visit!

With the school holidays officially over, milder temperatures and cheaper off-peak prices, October is a great time to plan a holiday. Here are a couple reasons to book a holiday in October along with some destination recommendations to chase the last of the summer sun.

Advice for travellers before and after the Brexit deadline day on 31st October

Officially, the UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October 2019. Whether we leave with or without a deal is still yet to be confirmed and naturally holidaymakers and business travellers have questions about what Brexit will mean for travelling to EU countries. While the situation is evolving rapidly, ABTA has put together advice, answering common questions and explaining any steps travellers may need to take to avoid any unnecessary disruption due to a no-deal exit.

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2019 was released last week, ranking 200 cities based on how many international overnight visitors they're set to receive this year, based on actual 2019 monthly data and the weighted average of national-level tourism forecasts. We have listed the top 20 below for you, can you guess which city is number one?

Have a December to remember with our top Christmas holiday ideas. Whether you want to indulge in the festivities of the season, seek snowy adventures or escape the winter weather and fly to somewhere warm; there are plenty of different ways to spend Christmas away from home with your loved ones.

City break holidays are the perfect way to escape everyday life for a few days and immerse yourself in new adventures and cultures. Whether you are travelling solo, as a group or going on a romantic getaway there are so many incredible cities to explore, each offering something different. Being based in Europe we have a host of great city break options reachable in under 4 hours. However, If you're willing to travel a little further there are some fantastic cities with affordable flight options that won't break the bank.

 

To make your next city break destination choice a little easier we have compiled a list of our favourite and 'must visit' cities for a city break holiday