WTM Career In Travel

What is WTM?

The World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry which is staged in London every year. This is a vibrant business event that presents a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to all travel professionals who attend. It provides a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, and conduct business.

More than 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, visit London every November to discover and discuss the latest trends in the travel industry. The event is now in its 36th year and generates more than £2.5 billion worth of industry contracts.



WTM Career in Travel

WTM Career in Travel programme has been revamped for 2015, to increase student opportunities within the travel and tourism industry. As future leaders of the travel industry; the programme gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and exposure to the industry.

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Visit Our Stand

If you are attending the event, be sure to visit our stand on Thursday 5th November. We will be there to offer all the advice and information you need when applying for a visa – whether you need to find out if you require a visa for a trip you are planning, you want to further understand the requirements for a specific visa, or simply to learn more about travel visas.

Aimed at the student population, we are focusing on some key topics including; work permits, study visas, international students (Schengen Visas), backpacking, teaching abroad and more…

As well as being able to talk to Reece and Phil, we are taking a range of merchandise and literature for you to take away as well as running a competition and giveaway – don’t miss out!

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#WearItPink

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cupcakesToday is the day that everyone comes together in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The fight against cancer has never been stronger with people all over the country getting involved.

The Team here have had a brilliant day raising money especially with Billy’s ‘uniquely’ stylish outfit and not forgetting
Karen’s delicious pink cupcakes that were on sale to the staff here all to raise money for charity! Overall we managed to raise a brilliant £56.00 for Breast Cancer Now!

Breast Cancer Now are the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. get-pinkyThey are dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. The belief is that if we all act now, by 2050, no one will die from breast cancer. But that can only be done by working in a new, collaborative way. By bringing together all those affected by the disease to improve the way we prevent, detect, treat and stop the disease. So we can move from a time when people fear breast cancer to a generation where everybody lives.

Every year, wear it pink raises around £2 million during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by asking people to wear something pink and donate whatever they can. Since the very first wear it pink event in 2002, they have raised over £27 million thanks to the generosity of many thousands of people taking part in approximately 7,000 schools, 40,000 workplaces and 8,250 homes and social venues.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer currently in the UK and it is estimated that every day more than 1,300 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is why it is so important to us here at The Travel Visa Company to help raise money in order to prevent the amount of cases of breast cancer.

“Lets beat cancer sooner”

South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards

The South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards are a celebration of all the hard work that the businesses, who are part of the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, have put in over the past year.

The awards have been held for almost 20 years now and include categories such as Best Small Business, Apprentice of the Year and Start Up Business of the Year.

We are excited to announce that we have been short listed for the Excellence in Customer Service Award for 2015!

What our customers say about us

Here at The Travel Visa Company, we pride ourselves on our high quality of customer service. Don’t just believe what we say though – hear what our customers think about our service:

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  • Feedback results show 93% of customers felt we answer our phones extremely quickly
  • Results show 94% of customers found our staff had a real desire to help them
  • 86% of callers stated that the information we provided was extremely clear
  • 92% of customers felt our staff understood their needs extremely well

The Travel Visa Way – We put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.”

Previous Awards

In 2012 we were lucky enough to win our first South Cheshire Chamber Business Award for Best Small Business. It was such a great evening at Crewe Hall celebrating our accomplishments and receiving the award which is now displayed in our customer lounge. The full event is available to view on YouTube!

We were also short-listed for Excellence in Customer Service at last years South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards and Finalists for Best Business (1-50 Employees) at the Cheshire Business Awards 2014. Watch our nomination video:

Round-up

We are all looking forward to the event on November 6th and would like to wish everyone who has been nominated the best of luck. There are so many great local companies up for a number of different awards – the fellow nominees in our category are: Bare Bones MarketingBrampton RecruitmentCrewe Lyceum TheatreConstruction Linx Ltd and Crystal Legal Services.

Thank you to all our clients, partners and customers for your continued support.

Want to find out more? Click here to view the full shortlist and for further details about the event.

4 Ways to Protect Your Passport When Travelling

Your passport is an essential travel document… It could easily get damaged, lost or stolen. All new passports in the UK & Ireland now contain RFID (radio frequency identification) chips. These store data and help speed up the process of boarding as well as being able to allow electronic visas to be issued without the need of sending your passport to an embassy/consulate. Without a valid passport, you will not be able to travel or be able to apply for a visa for travelling. Here are 4 ways to help protect your passport:

1. Keep it in a safe place

This may seem like an obvious tip, however, we hear numerous stories of travellers misplacing their passport or having it stolen! Where are the best places to keep your passport when travelling?

  • On your body – difficult to reach pockets, deep in a bag/hand luggage
  • In a waterproof money belt/Ziploc bag to prevent water damage
  • Hotel safe – if your room doesn’t have one, the place you are staying may have one at reception
  • Make a duplicate copy for instances where you don’t need to provide an original

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Passports can be rejected by embassies/consulates/border control if they are not in good enough condition.

Passport covers have the ability to keep your passport safe from accidental damage and come in a wide range of designs and prices to suit your personal preference. Ranging from £0.89 to over £45.00, we would definitely recommend investing in a passport cover.


3. RFID Passport Shield

While a cover can protect your passport from physical damage, the data on your passport can still be at risk. Modern passports contain a data chip which allows for radio scanning at border control. This displays your data instantaneously and is great for the rapid movement of very busy transit areas – however, this technology could come with a price. Today’s Smart Phones come with a technology called NFC (Near Field Communication) which operates at exactly the same frequency as the chip in your passport, allowing someone with the right technology to see the details on your passport – even your photo.
Passport shields are designed to prevent radio scanners activating the chip in your passport.

Just remember to remove the shield when you get to passport control!

Buy a Passport Shield for just £6.99


4. Passport Tracking

Maplin_HIW_Circle_mediumIf you do happen to lose your passport, it can be costly to get a replacement or worse still it could ruin your trip.

A number of companies have been working on a solution to help retrieve your lost passport. Some of these use GPS chips which allow you to track the exact location, whereas others include QR codes and barcodes to trace the whereabouts. One of the more affordable options is MyTAG:

MyTAG enables customers to securely tag and register their most treasured belongings from; wallets to mobiles, passports, keys or luggage – so that if lost, they can be reunited with their owners quickly and hassle free. If found, you are instantly contacted by text or email.


These are 4 essential steps that can be taken to ensure the safety of your passport when travelling. We hope these tips will help you.