Martin Randall Travel

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Martin Randall Travel is a cultural tour operator in Britain. It specialises in small group tours and classical music festivals.


Martin Randall Travel was founded in 1988.[1] Its primary focus is the organisation of small group tours, led by a lecturer who is an expert in their field. In 1994, the company expanded into producing music festivals to complement their small group tours. The company pioneered this concept[citation needed], and has four festivals confirmed for 2014.

Critical acclaim[edit]

Martin Randall Travel focuses on a small clientele and has received favourable reviews.[citation needed] Ian Irvine in The Independent said, "All three... highlights from my life as a cultural tourist were part of the remarkable series of music festivals run by Martin Randall."[2] Christine Headley praised Martin Randall Travel's handling of money - covering most costs and distributing local currency - on the festival she attended.[3] Kenneth Asch wrote in the Travellers' Handbook, "Of all the travel services I have researched, Martin Randall Travel is perhaps the most comprehensive, culturally speaking."[4]


  • Martin Randall, founder
  • Vernon Ellis
  • Ian Hutchinson
  • Neil Taylor
  • Fiona Urquhart


  1. ^ Michael Shmith (October 27, 2005). "Walking, Not Cruising". The Age. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  2. ^ Ian Irvine (18 April 2004). "All the (Baroque) world's a stage". The Independent. Retrieved 12/01/08. 
  3. ^ Christine Headley (1997). "Seven Days in Danubia". Review of The Fourth Austro-Hungarian Music Festival. Retrieved 12/01/08. 
  4. ^ Kenneth Asch. "The Cultural Traveller". The Traveller's Handbook. Retrieved 12/01/08. 

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