Protected Travel Services either work with these affiliates or have had clients that work with these affiliates. Although we do not recommend any individual affiliate, we can comment on the high standard of work they have carried out in the past, provide you with the contact details and also pass on potential discounts.

The Tourism Society – Professional Membership Body

The Tourism Society is the professional membership body for people working in the tourism and travel industry, whether directly or indirectly, in the UK and overseas.

Existing members represent tour operators, hotel chains, PR, marketing and representation companies, tourist attractions, national, regional and local tourist boards, restaurants, trade media, charities, consultants, academics, students and educational establishments, among others. Together they form a network of approximately 1,000 industry professionals which provides access to expert knowledge and opinion.

Our regular meetings and respected quarterly journal ‘Tourism’ keep members in touch with industry developments and encourage important connections between sectors throughout the industry.

The Tourism Society can offer many discounts and savings to its members, including a variety of travel, business and educational products and services including hotels, holidays, insurance, PR & marketing, legal advice, research & statistics, publications and subscriptions.

Clients of Protected Travel Services receive a £20.00 discount on The Tourism Society membership.

Martin Pooley – VAT (TOMS) Consultant

Martin Pooley provides consultancy services in relation to the Tour Operators’ Margin Scheme for VAT(TOMS).

He is an independent accountant and has specialised in TOMS since 1993. He is well known and established in the Travel Industry and HMRC. He also runs TOMS helplines for ABTA, AITO, ABTOF and other trade associations and was previously a tax partner in KPMG.

If you are a Tour Operator and feel you have paid too much Martin will normally offer to agree the repayment with HMRC for a fee of 25% of the repayment (plus VAT) on a no repayment, no fee basis.

Martin is also able to provide experienced assistance if you experience problems with TOMS.

For more information including notes and guides on TOMS please visit the website.

Travlaw – Law Firm

Travlaw pride ourselves on being one of the top travel law firms in the UK. We’ve got a large, experienced team of highly professional yet approachable lawyers who are specialists in various aspects of advising the travel industry.

We are able to service all the needs of the travel industry including Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Airlines, Hotel Companies and even Theme Parks and their insurers.

We offer competitive rates for work ranging from dispute resolution to employment issues, drafting commercial contracts to booking issues, and helping with brochures and special offers.

We are constantly cultivating and maintaining relationships with the industry’s key trade associations, including ABTA, ABTOF, AiTO and the ITT.

Candasmith – Consultancy and Business Advisory Service

Candasmith provides an Independent Consultancy and Business Advisory service to variety of businesses and organisations operating in a diverse range of sectors and disciplines.

Boasting specialist knowledge of the travel industry they have over many years accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge across a broad range of skill sets in competitive environments. Solid business logic and sound commercial competence combined with robust operational and procedural techniques enable us to offer strategic and effective solutions.

“We pride ourselves on our professional customer centric approach and are able to offer our service on a full or part time basis, over short, mid or long term contracts.

Our rates are competitive and can be tailored to your project either on a daily or fixed rate basis linked to the level of involvement and expertise necessary.”

Whether you are already trading or looking to start your own business within the Travel Industry please contact us on 0207 190 9988 or email