Independent travel business Party Hard Travel, picked up the prestigious ‘Member of the Year – 2017 Travel Trust Association Award’, presented by The Travel Network Group , in recognition of their hard work and dedication to travel in 2017.
The coveted ‘Member of the Year Award 2017’ for the Group’s Travel Trust Association brand was presented to Party Hard’s company founders – Nathan Cable and Barry Moore – at The Travel Network Group’s ‘The Power of You’ conference in Monaco.
The conference is one of the largest travel events of the year attracting over 500 of the travel industry’s highest profile individuals and companies. Gary Lewis, Chief Executive of The Travel Network Group and Lisa Henning, Group Membership Services Director (see picture), presented the award at the Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony hosted at the luxury Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo on 20th November 2017.
The Travel Network Group has 933 Members, who trade under the brands of: Worldchoice, Worldchoice Plus, Travel Trust Association and Independent Travel Awards. At the Gala Dinner a total of four Members were recognised for their performance in 2017, one for each of the main brands.
Party Hard was formed in 2014 as a holiday brand aimed at the youth and clubbing market. Since that time the business has gone from strength to strength, tripling their sales year on year and establishing a strong brand in their sector. They have secured TV partnerships with the likes of Love Island and Geordie Shore, developed a schedule of their own events which will go live in 3 additional resorts for Summer 18 and have ambitious plans to be the market leader in the sector by 2020 with sales in excess of £10m.
Messrs Cable and Moore have re-invented clubbing holidays with their unique concept of including an events package free with the guest’s holiday, which would usually cost youngsters up to £300 extra in resort. They also have a team of reps in resort who are rewarded on 5* reviews which drives customer service and experience, as opposed to challenging sales targets. Party Hard Travel operate in the hottest party resorts; Ayia Napa, Ibiza, Kavos, Magaluf, Malia, Sunny Beach and Zante.
Commenting on the award, Gary Lewis, Chief Executive of The Travel Network Group said: “This award goes to the Party Hard team in recognition of their work in 2017. They operate a highly entrepreneurial business and are hungry for growth and further success. Whilst they are highly ambitious in their approach, they are building the business on strong values and already have a fast-growing customer-base.”
Commenting on their award, Barry Moore, Head of Operations said: “We are thrilled to be presented with the Member of the Year award, it’s a real honour for us and a great reflection of all the hard work put in by the team. To collect this award and be recognised in front of hundreds of the UK’s highest profile travel professionals was unreal.”
Nathan Cable, Head of Sales & Marketing added “This year we launched an agency platform which allows travel agents to book their customers on Party Hard holiday packages. Since the award announcement we have seen agency registrations increase by over 600% compared to the previous period which highlights the impact the award has had already.”