Oliver’s Travels is celebrating a major win this week after it was included in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table this weekend, a ranking of Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing sales. The holiday rental company with 55 staff and over 5,000 holiday homes on its books was one of only three travel brands to make the list.
Despite Brexit threats and a turbulent travel market, Oliver’s Travels achieved an annual sales increase of 41% last year with over £24 million in sales, proving that niche travel providers can still wield major success. Around 30% of sales was generated from customers overseas.
Founded by Oliver Bell and Ravi Sabharwal in 2003, Oliver’s Travels is an exceptional holiday rental company with over 5,000 holiday homes. Oliver comments: “2019 has gone down as a bit of an ‘annus horribilis’ for the travel sector with the demise of Thomas Cook and LateRooms.com but we’ve noticed that many of the specialist providers are bucking this trend as more customers move towards niche travel services in search of more experience-focused travel. We would also like to congratulate the other two travel brands Total Management Group and HalalBooking for their inclusion in the list.”
Oliver’s Travels has properties to rent in the UK & Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro, Morocco, Bali, Thailand, Florida, the Caribbean and more. The focus is on quirky, lavish, one-of-a-kind places to stay including villas, châteaux, castles, stately homes, beach huts, hobbit houses, ski chalets and cottages.
Following an extremely successful year, Oliver’s Travels also won ‘Overall Winner’ in the ‘Best Villa Holiday Company’ category at the British Travel Awards in November and was also voted in the Top 10 Villa Rental Companies in the global Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.