Kuoni Travel

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Industry Travel, Tourism
Founded 1906
Headquarters Zürich, Switzerland
Key people
Alfred Kuoni (founder)
Products Charter and scheduled passenger airlines, package holidays, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, tailor-made holidays
Services Travel agencies
Revenue CHF 5669 million (2013)[1]
CHF 154.2 million (2013)[1]
Profit CHF 69.2 million (2013)[1]
Number of employees
11,621 (2013)[1]
Website www.kuoni.com

Kuoni Travel is a tourism company. It was founded in 1906 by the entrepreneur Alfred Kuoni in Zurich, Switzerland where it is based.[1] In 2013, the Kuoni Group was named “World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator” at the annual World Travel Awards.[1]


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.[2]

Corporate structure[edit]

Following a corporate restructuring in the late 2000s,[3] 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

Kuoni UK[edit]

Kuoni is part of Der Touristik (part of the German REWE Group) and is based in Dorking, Surrey, England. Kuoni UK has been in the premium long-haul tour operating business since 1966, following the acquisition of Challis & Benson Ltd. The Kuoni UK family also includes:

  • Voyages Jules Verne (Now trading as Jules Verne)
  • CV Villas
  • Kirker Holidays
  • Carrier
  • Kuoni Retail

Kuoni UK has a network 48 retail stores including 15 located in John Lewis retail stores. Each store is uniquely designed, with Nespresso coffee and champagne for customers. Kuoni holidays don’t come off the shelf, they are tailor-made by Personal Travel Experts. Kuoni's unique online expert finder, let's customers connect with a destination expert in a local Kuoni store.

Unlike other big travel companies, Kuoni still work closely with local independent travel agents.



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kuoni Group Report". Kuoni.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Destinations". Kuoni.co.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Milestones in 108 Years of History". Kuoni.com. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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