Palatinate Group Limited is a UK-based leisure and holiday specialist based in the trendy Farringdon area of London. Our business is focused on providing bespoke packages in the Golf, Spa and Horse Racing markets through our portfolio of sites. The majority of our business is currently generated through YourGolfTravel.com and Spabreaks.com, both of which have experienced an impressive rate of growth over recent years. With a team of almost 200 employees we are dedicated not only to growing and improving our current sites but also to developing and launching new sites. We are constantly growing our portfolio and retaining the buzz that comes with the 'start up' feel and culture.
Our ethos when it comes to golf is simple - we provide exceptional golf
holidays at the lowest possible prices. Whether it's planning an exotic
escape to the Mauritius, jetting off to the Algarve, or maybe planning
an overnight golf break in the UK, we have it all and at great value
prices. We're proud of our growing extended family of brands that offer
you the widest choice of products possible.
YourGolfTravel.com was founded in 2005 by Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding who maxed out their credit cards to fund the start-up of the company. Today the business offers package trips to 3,000 courses in 24 countries and books more than 300,000 travellers each year. In December 2011 YourGolfTravel.com was ranked twenty sixth in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and was previously ranked 6th in 2010 and 15th in 2009. It also ranked as London's fastest growing private company.
There are three things that separate Spabreaks.com
from other Spa experience providers, and allow us to provide a complete
package for our clients that we can be proud of: product, people and
Spabreaks.com launched in 2008 and is amongst the fastest growing companies in the UK having featured in the Business XL Top 50 Rising Stars in 2011. From its launch in 2008, Spabreaks.com has seen incredible growth and is now firmly established as the UK's number one spa booking agent. This comes after years of striving hard and steady expansion within the industry including our recent acquisition of our leading competitor, Spabreak Direct. We now have over twenty five thousand visitors to the website each day and currently work with more than 750 spa venues across the UK, and over 100 in Europe and across the world. We offer packages that cater to every individual and eventuality, whether it’s a spa day, holiday, bootcamp for singletons, hen parties or a group outing. We also pride ourselves on a number of industry firsts including spa and theatre combination packages and Recovery Retreats; we set the bar that little bit higher and offer customers that little bit more. Our Recovery Retreat packages in particular were developed by us to provide spa days and breaks for those suffering from cancer. Our promotion of these was an industry first, and this innovation was just the first of many for us. We also make a point of recognising accessible spas, highlighting venues that are designed to give anyone with a disability the information they need to cater the perfect spa break to them.
Racing is a new and exciting venture for Palatinate Group and we are
confident that our passion for the sport and experience of this market
will ensure it is a huge success. Our racing project consists of RacingBreaks.com
and Fairway to Furlong.
RacingBreaks.com is set to launch in June 2015 and will cater for all racing requirements. We have forged good relationships with racecourses and hotels across the UK to ensure that whatever your needs, your racing experience will be top drawer. Whether it is a day at the racecourse and a quiet night in a B&B, a weeklong stay at the Cheltenham Festival or corporate hospitality for clients, RacingBreaks.com prides itself on delivering the authentic racing experience.
Fairway to Furlong organises golf and racing events to celebrate the top UK horse racing festivals. Combining 18 holes of golf at championship courses with a gala dinner and preview panel, these events are unmissable for golf and racing fans. After a hugely successful few years, which featured well attended events at both the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot, we have added a further event to celebrate Glorious Goodwood.
We hope the combination of RacingBreaks.com and Fairway to Furlong will ensure racing becomes a part of the Palatinate Group brand for many years to come.