We have a passion for travel.

Read on to discover more about how travel has shaped our careers and lives.

Alan Oram

Founder & Director

I was bitten by the idea of travelling when I completed a jigsaw of Portofino as a small boy. It took me some thirty years before I was to visit this beautiful resort.

My first job in the travel industry goes back to 1971 when I joined the tour operator Horizon Midlands based in Birmingham. Almost twenty years later I was to jump ship and leave tour operating for travel retail, starting our own company in November 1988. With thirty years under our belt we continue to thrive and enjoy this wonderful industry.

Alan Oram Director The Travel Shop
Alan Oram Founder & Director of The Travel Shop

Inevitably over the years I have developed my own favourite destinations. The wish list perhaps remains long because we get drawn back to many of our regular haunts.

If you need any inspiration then we can spend many hours discussing some of my favourites, South Africa, New Zealand and the Indian Ocean. Although these are long haul destinations there are still plenty of other choices closer to home that I would include in my personal list, Italy and Majorca would be high up on the list.

I particularly enjoy arranging multi centre holidays. This enables me to use our knowledge and expertise to perhaps influence an existing plan to ensure the best possible outcome. Because we are totally independent it leaves us free to introduce some of the best deals available from our tour operator partners.

Call me or send an email with your plans and I can start to put together an itinerary on your behalf.

Email me now at alan@thetravelshopuk.com

Kay Oram

Founder & Director

Travel is my passion. For me, travel is about new experiences, different cultures and landscapes. When visiting a new destination, we all truly look at everything around us with new eyes, absorbing everything we see, hear and smell. We consider ourselves very fortunate since starting in the industry in 1971, to have made so many friends and established working relationships the world over. I love that every day I get to put all of that to good use, helping to make you, our clients, dreams become a reality.

In its thirty successful years on the high street, The Travel Shop has seen many changes in the industry and beyond. We've witnessed, and withstood, the introduction of the internet, airfares reducing tremendously, airport taxes being introduced and flight durations shortened. It is now possible to fly to Perth, Australia in just 17 hours! With the rest of the world seemingly closer than ever, many of you are travelling much further and wanting to explore one or more destinations in one holiday. We strive to give you our valued clients the memorable holiday you deserve.

Kay Oram The Travel Shop
Kay Oram Founder & Director of The Travel Shop

We pride ourselves on being true specialists in the industry and regularly travel to update or learn about new destinations and properties. We can then impart this knowledge onto you our clients, from that exhilarating place to snorkel, that suitably challenging golf course to the ultimate honeymoon destination. All financially covered by ABTA & ATOL.

So whether you are a globetrotter, an adventurer or conservationist, if you are planning a family holiday or a special celebration, give us a call or pop into the shop, we all love a challenge and we are here to help. Thank you for your continued support, without you we would not have made it to 30 Years!

Email me now at kay@thetravelshopuk.com

Simon Oram



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Louise Bradshaw

Senior Sales Consultant


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Helen Vydelingum

Sales Consultant & Marketing


Email me now at helen@thetravelshopuk.com