Co-operative Travel is part of The Midcounties Co-operative - an innovative Co-operative Society that has its roots back in 1844. A group of entrepreneurs known as 'The Rochdale Pioneers' came together with a vision of a better social order, this drove them to create the 'Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society' from which the Co-operative movement was born.
The Midcounties Co-operative, formed from the merger of four separate societies in 2005, is a descendent of this movement still operates on the same principles and is owned by its customers and colleagues (we currently have over half a million members, all of whom enjoy a share in our profits). We are proud of our heritage, independece and local roots and we are delighted to say that we run our business in accordance with the values and principles that are common to Co-operative’s throughout the world.
Midcounties launched its' first store in 1853 and has seen many changes since then, but no matter how we grow or diversify, our values of Democracy, Opennes, Equality and Social Responsibility remain the same and our the core around which all our operations are built. More than 150 years on and our Society is now the largest independent co-operative in the UK with gross sales of over £1 billion.
As well as our committment to investing in local communities and charities within the UK, we have an equally responsible approach to the environment and communities affected by tourism, working closely with The Travel Foundation. We also support numerous charities and local groups through voluntary work and donations.
We're owned by our members and they are at the heart of everything we do. For just £1 anyone can join our society and have a say in what we do. As a member you are able to take the lead and request grants or volunteering support for your local community. We don't have shareholders, which means that all the money we make is used to help create a better, fairer world.
At cooptravel.co.uk we are truly independent, members of ABTA and also ATOL holders. We have no affiliation to any of our tour operators or service providers, so we are always able to offer you the best deals online and completely independent travel advice through our midlands based call centre and our large branch network.
Our Personal Travel Agents offer expert impartial advice, backed by a customer charter committed to providing the highest level of customer care in a totally ethical, open and honest way.
At Co-operative Travel, we are your local community travel agent and throughout our award winning branch network our goal is to deliver the best possible service and price for all our customers. All our branches offer a fully independent service and are not tied to any particular tour operator. This means we can offer you impartial advice on all your holiday needs. We provide holiday packages from all major tour operators, independent hotel and flight arrangements, foreign exchange and all the other holiday extras you'll need such as travel insurance, airport parking, resort transfers, car hire and attraction tickets.
In our branches, we have access to all the same great holiday deals we feature on our website, plus much more. We can offer you specialist advice to help you to tailor make your dream holiday. We have experts in all different types of holidays and can help you find your perfect cruise, ski, worldwide, beach or wintersun holiday in just about any destination you can think of! Visit our branch locator now to find your nearest store.
When it comes to bargain holidays, you can trust us at Co-operative Travel to offer maximum choice and value. From fantastic villa holidays in Florida, amazing All Inclusive deals in stunning Caribbean destinations like Barbados, Cuba & Cancun to cheap family breaks on the Costa Blanca, we have a huge range of holidays to suit every taste and budget.
When you book your holiday with us, you not only get great value for money – you get the security and financial protection of one of the UK’s most ethical and trusted travel companies. With full ABTA and ATOL protection, we search through thousands of holidays to get you the best deal at the lowest possible price. As a wholly independent travel company with no financial ties to any of our travel partners, we can offer you completely impartial advice on all your holiday needs.
From escorted coach tours to theme park breaks, no other travel company offers better choice. Families looking for last minute holidays in the sun will find a constant stream of bargain breaks to great destinations like Tenerife, Majorca, Cyprus and Turkey. During the winter months you can escape the cold weather in the UK by booking one of our cheap holidays to Florida, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco or the Caribbean – or alternately make the most of the snow with a cheap ski break. France is a highly popular option, being both cheap and close to the UK. It’s a great destination for package holidays in the summer months, too – as are Bulgaria, Austria and Italy.
At Co-operative Travel we offer every type of accommodation and holiday style you could ever want and our team of expert travel advisors and after sales specialists will ensure everything goes smoothly whether you book online, via our call centre or in one of our network of 58 branches.
You'll be able to search & view most of the holidays we have available via this website from hotel, apartment & villa holidays to cheap Disneyland breaks and city breaks through to exotic worldwide destinations, but our call centre or high street branches can also offer even more choice such as coach & rail tours, UK holiday parks, flight only deals, tailor made cruises and much much more. We realise you may only want to book one part of your holiday through us, in which case we can secure late deals on flights, hotels and a wide range of holiday extras. From bargain holidays in Benidorm, to cheap cruises in the Canary Islands, you won’t find better value or service anywhere else.
If by any chance you can't find what you're looking for online, then our team of travel experts are available to help either over the phone via our UK call centre or in person across our travel agent branch network.