As a cycling specialist travel business, your company is working hard to deliver exciting, fast-paced, and worldwide adventures for fans of your favourite sport, and your biggest priority is ensuring they can have that once-in-a-lifetime feeling.

Whether you’re helping travellers see the Tour de France for the first time, or providing that necessary financial protection for avid fans looking to see cycling around the world, you and your consumers deserve an excellent foundation of support. And that is exactly where Protected Trust Services (PTS) can help your cycling specialist business continue to grow and thrive.

At PTS, we are dedicated to providing versatile and expansive support that fits each of our unique members however suits them best. Whether they are a sports tour operator looking simply for ATOL, currency hedging, or merchant services, or they’re a diverse travel agency in need of the whole package, our support system is designed to fit the business without constricting them.

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 

What support can PTS provide for your cycling specialist travel business? From financial protection to market-leading software, this is how we could support you:

  • The Travel Trust Account – providing some of the best financial protection for PTS members and their consumers, the PTS travel trust account system ensures finances are secure and transparent, so you can find out exactly where those monies are and manage them efficiently.
  • Package Travel Regulations Compliance – we ensure that all our lovely PTS members are 100% compliant, so your consumers don’t have to worry about complications if anything should go wrong.
  • The PTS Franchise ATOL – our members in need of an ATOL get fantastic rates with the PTS Franchise ATOL. Alternatively, if you need an independent ATOL, our in-house experts can help your application run smoothly.
  • Competitive Rates on Merchant Services and Currency Hedging – ensuring that you can sustain effective currency exchange and swift, flexible transactions with your consumers is vital to the growth of your cycling specialist business, and as a member of PTS, not only is applying for merchant services easy because of the protection our trust account provides, but you can get competitive rates with our trusted partners.
  • Marketing-Leading Travel Software – PTS members also have everything they need in one place with our one-stop software system. Whether you need to manage users, consumers, and files, or you want to search suppliers, create your itinerary, or track monies, everything your business could need is right here and easy to use, so you don’t have to waste vital time doing the backend work.
  • The PTS Supplier Database – we have compiled a constantly growing list of travel suppliers in all different avenues that we trust, with exclusive deals coming out weekly just for our PTS members. Plus, if you have suppliers you already trust, you can simply add them to your business’s account and they will be easily accessible within our system the moment you need to make a booking.

Partnering with PTS since 2018 has meant we are fully compliant with UK travel regulations. They have provided us with fantastic support and guidance along our journey. Our sports travel business is definitely in good hands.

— David Cook, Courtside Hospitality

At PTS, we understand that every cycling specialist business has different needs. That is why we are constantly growing and improving alongside our members while ensuring that our foundation of trusted support does not restrict their business and they have complete freedom to grow exactly the business that they love.

So, if you’d like to learn more about how your consumers’ monies are protected with Protected Trust Services (PTS) and how we support excellent travel businesses, check out our pages. Or you can get in touch with the lovely PTS team by calling 0207 190 9988 or emailing us at

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