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 over 100 employees we are dedicated not only to growing and improving our current sites but also to developing and launching new sites, 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 22 countries and books more than 200,000 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. Your Golf Travel has reported another record performance in 2011 with sales rising by 35 per cent to £35m, which is a 10 fold increase in just 4 years! At present we are working on a complete redesign and build of the Your Golf Travel site to enable us to continue our award winning growth rates in years to come.
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 pioneering ideas.
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. Annual sales in 2009 were less than one million, but grew to £7.5m in 2011 and are forecast to be in excess of £11m in 2012. We have over ten thousand visitors to the website each day and currently work with more than four hundred and fifty spa venues across the UK with packages that cater to every individual and eventuality, whether it’s a spa day, holiday or bootcamp, for singletons, hen parties or groups. We also pride ourselves on a number of industry firsts including spa and theatre combination packages and Recovery Retreats, setting the bar that little bit higher and offering customers that little bit more.
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.
Racing Breaks.com is set to launch in 2012 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 week long stay at the Cheltenham Festival or corporate hospitality for clients, Racing Breaks.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 2011 which saw 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 Racing Breaks.com and Fairway to Furlong will ensure racing becomes a part of the Palatinate Group brand for many years to come.