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Protected Trust Services

PTS offers leading support to a wide range of excellent UK travel businesses. PTS members are fully protected and supported without any hidden costs. Total transparency is key and we strive to strengthen each PTS member’s travel business.

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Who We Support

Our membership is perfect for any type of travel business

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The Benefits of Joining Protected Trust Services

All the tools you need to run a successful travel business through a trust account, with friendly online software

The Team at PTS all work with our members to ensure each travel business is stronger through PTS membership. Whether that is through preferred merchant fees and insurance rates, or simply having complimentary access to the specialist PTS team – PTS members are our focus.

All PTS members are independent business owners. You control your travel business, you retain your commissions. PTS supports you and gives you the tools to control your travel business. PTS’s fees are simply small transaction fees per passenger resulting in a cost-effective solution for you and your business.

PTS in the Press

PTS In The Press

PTS are often asked to submit expert advice and comments on the trust account model in travel

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Joining Protected Trust Services

The PTS Team make the joining process as simple as possible. Whether you are a trading business moving to PTS or a start-up, the PTS team ensure a smooth onboarding process. The PTS team are here to discuss any questions you may have.

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Merlin Travel Group Logo

At Merlin Travel Group we needed a solution that gives us the freedom we need to develop our business without interference, but with peace of mind for ourselves, our members, and their customers that our customer’s funds are 100% financially protected.

The PTS team are so helpful and supportive when we need them and it’s a pleasure to work with such a committed and supportive team of industry professionals.

Our move to PTS was the best business decision we ever made, and we look forward to a strong ongoing relationship.

Merlin Travel Group, Consortia
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I’m grateful to be part of the PTS family and joining PTS nearly two years ago was one of the best decisions I made. The thing I value most is the support- everyone is super friendly and there for us when we need them most

Conor Campbell, Travel Inspired, Travel Agent
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When setting up Chillimix Holidays, PTS was the natural fit. The PTS model allows us to run a highly profitable and a business that can scale to become truly global. Whether our package holidays include flights with very well-known low-cost carriers, or we want to include a 3-bedroom bed and breakfast in the heart of the countryside – we’ve got complete flexibility and freedom to do this. The support from the PTS team has been second to none and we couldn’t imagine our business being supported by anybody different.

David McDonald, Chillimix, Tour Operator
UK Rail Breaks Logo

For us UK Rail Breaks as a new to market Tour Operator, the PTS model works really well for us. It allows us to provide our customers with Financial Protection and also enables us to manage our business the way we decide.

David Glover, UK Rail Breaks, Tour Operator
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As a PTS member we are fully compliant with UK travel regulations. The team are always available for support when needed and the system provided to members means our customers also receive a fantastic experience. Features such as the online portal, allow our customers to login and manage their booking as well as make payments and contact us directly. Apex Expeditions would recommend PTS to any new tour operators joining the travel industry.

Jeremy Lea, Apex Expeditions, Tour Operator
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Since switching to PTS, we have not only seen a great response from clients who are looking for the most secure way of protecting their funds, but we have also benefitted from the supplier network offered and managed to reduce costs with bed banks and merchant services. I would not hesitate in recommending PTS to any other tour operator looking for a secure solution.

Glen Renton, Glencor Golf, Sports Specialist
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Purple Dog Company entered the sports and adventure travel market in 2019. Our mission was to establish a travel business that offered bespoke sports holiday travel backed up with a compliant and transparent working platform that offers world-class sporting and adventure experiences for our customers, complete with a trusted platform of financial protection. Protected Trust Services supported our vision by offering merchant services, financial protection through its trust account, a software package to support all this, whilst guiding us through the critical ATOL certification application needed to ensure our offerings were in line with our legal obligations. What we didn’t expect was the support and assistance whenever we felt there was a complex scenario for booking. Always on hand to offer support, PTS have fast become our partner of choice.

Purple Dog Company, Tour Operator
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We were very new to travel when we joined PTS. They provided unrivalled support but allowed us to build our supplier list without restriction. Throughout the COVID crisis the team at PTS have been on hand for any help and assistance. We are so pleased we joined PTS.

Ben Eddon-Carruthers, Huben Travel, Travel Agent
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I first enquired about joining PTS at the back end of 2018, and it turns out it was the best decision we ever made. I went live with my Travel agency in the spring of 2019 and can safely say that PTS have been phenomenal to work with through the last 3 years. They’ve been supportive throughout the pandemic, and they always make everything so seamless and straightforward.

The team offer such fantastic support and I can’t recommend them enough. I did a lot of research before joining and know it was the best decision I ever made in joining!

Sheena Sumner, Wonderluxe Travel, Travel Agent
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As a PTS member, we at Expectations Travel can provide great financial protection while being supported by the great team at PTS. The assistance they provide with a really easy to use software system and a great network of suppliers that we have access to has been great for us. We can run our business with total freedom and give our clients confidence in the financial protection of PTS.

Phil Watson, Expectations Travel, Travel Agent