Become A PTS Tour Operator

At PTS, we are a team of experienced travel experts that understand the constantly evolving travel market. As a PTS member, you would have access to our secure trust account solution, complete PTR compliance, and the freedom to run your business.

  • 100% profits retained
  • Full legal & PTR compliance
  • Freedom to run your own business and choose suppliers
  • One-stop software system
  • Travel supplier database
  • Trust Account and ATOL Protected

Why Choose PTS?

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


Travel Supplier Database or Your Own Suppliers

However, you choose to run your business, PTS will provide a sturdy foundation. With a large supply of our own contracted suppliers to choose from, or the freedom to add your own suppliers, you can sell the packages you choose with suppliers you trust.


Enhance Your Profits

Many solutions in the UK ask large monthly fees, take big profit cuts, and stop members from working freely with any suppliers. We recognise that tour operators need freedom to build their business, create lasting supplier and client relationships, and sell great travel services.


One-stop Software System

We believe in making everything as accessible as possible, with just one system for all your needs. From the ability to manage client relationships, to managing and paying suppliers, we can provide all the tools you need to run your business.



PTS is an ATOL Franchise and recognised by the CAA. You will have full complimentary access to ATOL consultants who are part of the PTS team. If you require a franchise ATOL or your own independent ATOL the PTS team will support both your application and reporting throughout.

PTS Requirements to Join as A Tour Operator

We ensure that all our tour operator members meet one or two pieces of criteria.

  • Expert knowledge in your niche field of travel
  • A strong and informative business plan

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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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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