WRISTBAND RESORTS TIMELINE
Our first offices open in Basildon Essex specialising in self-catering holidays at selected luxury resorts across Europe and the world. Our first customer was Mr john Aldridge from Alfreton. The story begins...
Customer demand and staff growth along with the launch of our first website means we find it necessary to move to larger purpose built offices to deal with our clients demands...
A further office is opened to complement our flag ship offices and new and exciting rewards and incentives are marketed too small to medium business. An exciting market that we take my storm our first client is Mrs Cherry Atkinson from Stoke on Trent...
Our company makes yet another move to new offices with state of the art technology helping to maintain our service levels and our rapidly increasing data base of clients...
The company takes it’s links with the local region one step further by registering with the Valencian
Tourist board AEVAV, solidifying our links
with local tourism interests and starting
on our route to the ultimate goal of full
travel agency bonding which was still
some years away.
Libros International is opened and adds diversity to the group’s current stable of companies.
culminates with the release of both
Dwayne Chambers’ and Martin Offiah’s
successful autobiographies. Celebrity
writer Ken Scott becomes involved
through Libros and would later prove
to be the link to another
World Cup winner Martin Peters MBE joins the group as European Travel Ambassador when the company started to pioneer a personal concierge service offering the full spectrum of travel and leisure related services for the first time using an ABTA bonding. The first client is a Mr. Raymond Duffy from Caterham in Surrey.
Launch of the first incarnation of Wristband Resorts as bonded All Inclusive specialists, our first member was Mr William Yuill. Year ends with memberships at 12,750
Due in part to the economic climate
and in part to the stories we were
hearing from our members, Emerald
Finance is launched offering financial and legal services
backed by a Ministry of Justice license to our clients for the first time.
The Wristband Resorts group sign direct supply contracts with some of Europe’s largest holiday bed providers including Sandals, Kuoni, Club Med, First Choice and Virgin – memberships rise to 39,850
Wrist band resorts attend the world trade market in London, acquiring contracts with some of the world’s largest hotels providers further strengthening our position within the global market and adding diversity to our growing portfolio of locations and destinations. Our marketing brand is franchised into Asia and the Canary islands.
Our database of clients continues to expand and hits and all time high of 92,500 clients. Our company invests in the very latest data bases and purchased a fully automated dialler to our call centre providing quality control and to fall in line with the changes to data protection...
The company promotes a further 120 resorts to our ever increasing resort directory providing our clientele with even more choices. Our members hit the 100,000 mark and the company takes time out to enjoy our success hiring out the Embassy night club in the West end of London...