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About the Group

The Albatross Group was founded in 1985 by Sally and Manfred Thelen in a small office in North London, initially providing wholesale group accommodation packages to a handful of coach operators located throughout the UK.

Since then, we have grown into a multi-award winning collection of group tourism businesses employing over 110 people and operating around 6,000 groups every year throughout the UK and continental Europe.

We currently have offices in Kent, London and Wiltshire in the UK and in Brisbane, Australia. In addition we also have Albatross staff based in the North of England, the Republic of Ireland and Germany.

Our success has been built upon maintaining a clear focus on continually striving to be the best in our ‘core competence’ of group leisure tourism. This is combined with a genuine desire to put successful long-term partnership with all of our stakeholders at the very heart of our organisations’ activities, whether that be with our colleagues, customers or suppliers.

We believe in playing an active role in the sectors of the tourism industry that we operate within and also that we have a wider responsibility to benefit the communities that we serve.

The Albatross Group is also proud to be a member of the British Quality Foundation, signalling our continuous commitment to improvement and excellence in everything that we do.

We are ambitious for ourselves and each other but also understand the value of a happy and balanced workplace as we create the future for ourselves and our stakeholders.

In short, we are a team that loves to drive our own success through making our customers, suppliers and colleagues ever more successful…

We hope that we can help you in the same way, if we are not doing so already.