US-based Travel Leaders Group has acquired UK-based Colletts Travel, including its prestigious Colletts Collection.

The acquisition is a concerted move by the company, formerly known as Carlson Leisure Group, to further enhance its expertise in counselling and serving affluent travellers globally. Colletts Travel will maintain its distinct brand identity within Travel Leaders UK, Travel Leaders Group’s United Kingdom operations.

Established in 1983 by Roy Collett to focus on luxury vacations in worldwide destinations, Colletts Travel has grown into one of the UK’s most respected luxury travel agencies. With annual sales of approximately $57 million, Colletts Travel is headquartered in the London suburb of Hendon, and employs 48 staff across its three London-area offices, as well as in Lancashire.

The leadership of Colletts Travel – including Roy Collett and Michael Berlin, who each serve as Managing Directors – will report to Travel Leaders Elite Division President Gail Grimmett, who is also responsible for Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Colletts Travel – along with its leadership, its highly skilled luxury travel agents, and its exceptional clientele – into the Travel Leaders Group family. What attracted us to Colletts is its strong brand reputation within the UK’s luxury leisure […]