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|Alfred Kuoni (founder)|
|Products||Charter and scheduled passenger airlines, package holidays, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, tailor-made holidays|
|Revenue||CHF 5669 million (2013)|
|CHF 154.2 million (2013)|
|Profit||CHF 69.2 million (2013)|
Number of employees
Kuoni Travel is a tourism company. It was founded in 1906 by the entrepreneur Alfred Kuoni in Zurich, Switzerland where it is based. In 2013, the Kuoni Group was named “World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator” at the annual World Travel Awards.
The company specialises in luxury and tailor-made travel to both the business and consumer markets, as well as related services such as visa processing, to destinations around the world across nine different geographic regions.
Following a corporate restructuring in the late 2000s, and at the end of 2015, Kuoni consists of three central divisions:
- GTS (Global Travel Services), B2B offerings
- GTD (Global Travel Distribution, B2B offering consisting of Fully Independent Travel (FIT) service
- VFS Services, B2G offering visa processing services to governments
The UK organisation is headquartered at Kuoni House in Dorking, Surrey, England. Kuoni Travel Ltd has been in the long-haul tour operating business since 1966, following the acquisition of Challis & Benson Ltd. The Kuoni UK family also includes:
- Kuoni World Class
- Challenge for Charity
- The Travel Collection
- Voyages Jules Verne
- Journeys of Distinction
- CV Travel
- Kirker Holidays
Despite owning a number of direct-sell travel companies, Kuoni maintains good relations with retail travel agents in Britain and Ireland, and has set up the Kuoni Long Haul Travel College where students can learn more about the markets it serves. It also offers educational trips to the travel agency network.