DESIGNING LUXURY IS ALWAYS ABOUT PERSONAL PERCEPTION
ALWAYS HAPPY TO SHOW YOU YOUR SAVINGS
WE PRICE ALL EVENTS FROM BUSINESS MEETINGS, ANNIVERSARIES TO PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS WORLDWIDE
LEARN TO GET MORE – FOR LESS
WE’LL AIM TO BEAT ANY PRICE
ADVANTAGE OVER MANY IS OUR BUYING POWER
With over 30 years of trading, we have managed to secure many prestige suppliers around the globe. Our event planning expertise is coupled with a strong buying power that’s perfect for any forthcoming corporate conference, or luxury retreat.
CORPORATE EVENTS GUIDE
We don’t do one price fits all. Our packaged events are subject to what client’s demand to make their events a success. YES… it’s regarded a business cost and as such will go towards reducing an oranisation’s corporation tax. (When handling planning events internally, it is not often possible to qualify full relief as certain events products and services may be liable for providing a benefit in kind). Bespoke packaging allows us to add real value. All our events are classed as a business cost.
1* Health & Safety
Health & safety will always be at the top of any event criteria. We take health and safety for the whole event very seriously. Whether it’s about providing first aiders on standby or selecting suitable activities for groups.
2* Transportation logistics
This refers to passenger distribution; from transfers, coaches to flight ticketing. Did you know that we are able to get the best prices on the market for airline seats if the group size exceeds 50 people. We have agreements in place where we are able to beat any on-line price plus give you the advantage of having flexibility in your tickets; Name changes, last minute alterations (normally permitted with business class), All airlines from BA, TAP, etc…
3 * Location
Where the event is being staged can be subject to price and value. This can also reflect on final quality of an event. Consider an excitable location, look at different city or country where you get more from an event. We always consider overseas locations for large events. Better exchange rate and easy logistical access and a look at any hidden charges that may be either included or even imposed as penalties like local taxes either directly or indirectly.
4 * Internaltional Hotel / Venue Search – 100% FREE
We offer all event planners the option of helping them location that perfect venue. One that will complement the occasion. Hotel rates vary from location / city / country as they are also subject to seasonal differences (High and Low Seasons). We as an organisation can often get for our clients, enhanced rates. These are also known as group concessions / sweeteners.
5 * Event duration
This refers to total time from start to finish… 1 day to 5 days etc.
6 * Group size
The cost for various products and services often are cheaper subject to group size. The greater the group size the greater the discount. (Please note that the level of discount varies from event to type of services being commissioned.
7 * Budget
An open budget however beautiful this may sound is not realistic. Over spending on events can and often does happen and if accounting procedures are not recorded then this would be dangerous to all parties. Flexibility is also important as many clients often have the need for those last minute trinkets and souvenirs.
8* Cancellation Policy
All bookings must be confirmed and paid for within 16 weeks prior to the event date. Any event cancelled within 12 weeks of the event date would mean that zero refund is applicable. Any cancellation made prior to 16 weeks will quality for full 100% refund.
9 * Changes and Amendments
With group bookings, changes and alterations are often permitted till the last four weeks of departure. We understand this and as policy, changes are permitted 4 weeks prior to the event date. However we do allow flexibility on this. Please note that this policy does not include any pre-paid airfares that may have been paid for in advance.
10 * Delegate registration, Conference Set-up ~ Set Design ~ Staging ~ Lighting and including take-down and clearance of waste
This refers to anyone considering planning a conference.
11 * Type of activities or services selected as extras.
Don’t assume that all products and services being commissioned on events are ever going to be the same price. Whether its team building activities, theatre evenings, spa activities or golfing green fees, event and personal security to syndicate room hire rates etc, Please note that our event proposals will outline all aspects of all costs that should be included.
OTTERY TRAVEL – YOU ONLY PAY WHATS SHOWN ON THE SCREEN
WE’RE HAPPY TO SHARE OUR SCREEN PRICES WITH YOU.
Ottery Travel are an independent travel agency that always aims to beat current trends whether it’s on pricing, product or service related. The price offered on our LIVE screens is quite often the best on the market at the time of enquiry. The problem with travel pricing is that the final rates are subject to currency, fuel and flexible contract rates and conditions from various operators.
The value of using an independent travel agent… SAFETY AND SECURITY
There is a slogan across all independent travel agencies and that’s “BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE” The reson behind this lies in the fact the all the hard research is done for you, ensuring that the right booking, departure and arrival port are confirmed, all baggage and transfers are smooth. It’s also about getting that bit extra in terms of things to see and do whilst away form home. An independent travel agent is also there to fight your rights against tour operators that send out ready scripted sorry letters without accepting blame.
Before you fall victim to feeling that by booking directly on-line does you any favours, think again ! No travel agent can fight your corner if you haven’t booked directly with them.
We endeavour to offer all customers the very best impartial product knowledge and service.
Whether it’s a full on, tailor made luxury experience or a holiday through any branded operator from TUI, HAYS etc.
We know that many tour operators have a habit of adding non-essentials that will make any holiday packages feel large but totally useless. (To us, it’s just wasteful add-ons that will never be used). Hence why it pays in the long run to request a bespoke package from an independent travel agent that understands how the travel industry works. Visit our page