Work hard, play hard


the Inspiring Travel Company is an employer that celebrates its hard-working staff. Each year we throw a series of social events to which teams from all departments are invited. As a company, we value each person and so these parties, trips and dinners are a big part of being one of the ITC family!

The big celebration

Year on year, our business is growing, making record-breaking profits and pioneering new ideas, brands and visions for the luxury travel industry. The drive and commitment this takes doesn't go unnoticed, and we think big in our celebrations as well as our business ambitions!

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Year on year, our business is growing, making record-breaking profits and pioneering new ideas, brands and visions for the luxury travel industry. The drive and commitment this takes doesn't go unnoticed, and we think ‘big’ in our celebrations as well as our business ambitions!

In September 2015 the entire staff of the Inspiring Travel Company (then ITC Luxury Travel) was flown off for 24 hours in Tenerife, staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, to celebrate an unprecedented year of success and acknowledge the contributions of all involved. There was a beautiful dinner, awards, dancing into the night, and even some time on the beach.

The following year staff from across the Group were treated to a bespoke festival, BestFest, in a forest in Staffordshire. All were welcomed to the event by a scattering of luxury tipis in the trees, a champagne reception and a whole host of Glastonbury-style amenities, including a curry van, shisha tent, cocktail bar and dancefloor! A weekend of reverie ensued, with a G&T afternoon tea and team games to kick off the party in style; there was then fire walking, learning how to do the haka, a prosecco popping competition and of course an awards ceremony, where staff from across the Group were rewarded for their efforts with a magnum of champagne!

Watch this space for future festivities!

Travel Group competitions

 Easter

Throughout the year staff have the opportunity to attend supplier events to learn more about our luxury hotels portfolio directly from those who live and work in the destination. At many of these there is the opportunity to win amazing prizes, such as room nights in the ‘Pretty Woman’ hotel and Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, or at how about a trip to the glorious Jamaica Inn?!

We also run internal competitions every now and then, such as the ITC Travel Group Easter bonnet competition, in which staff at offices across the country were invited to enter their own millinery creations. The top prize was flights courtesy of Virgin Atlantic, with plenty of treats for runners-up too.

Rooftop BBQs

At the Chester office we're lucky enough to have our very own 'cafe bar' on the top floor, with views out across our lovely cathedral city. At least once a year we try to have a barbecue to celebrate the coming of the summer months, (please note, this is the northwest of England, so weather-permitting!), as well as for launches of new brochures or ad hoc national celebrations, such as the London Olympics or the Royal Wedding!

A day at the races

Most years the Inspiring Travel Company sponsors the Summer Festival at Chester Racecourse and the whole team is invited along to join in the fun, with a barbecue on the race course, plenty to eat and drink and a great opportunity for us all to let our hair down.

The Christmas Party!

Perhaps not so unique to ITC, but we guarantee a fun time had by all at our office parties. From silly dance routines to tropical cocktails, we put on quite the 'do'.