Travel agents and tour operators

The travel industry has changed significantly over the last decade. As well as the threat of terrorism and concerns over carbon emissions, there are also new technologies, new business models and increasingly independent customers to consider.

Our travel industry specialists understand the issues facing owner managers and SME travel agencies, tour operators and travel management companies (TMCs) which means we can assist you with the day to day running and strategic development of your business (including all of your taxation, audit and regulatory requirements) helping you to plan effectively for the future.

Our travel and tourism accountants offer the following specialist services:

  • Business planning, disposals and acquisitions
  • Maintaining cash flow and profitability through difficult times
  • VAT accounting and mitigaion
  • International VAT compliance
  • Dealing with employment tax issues and the engagement of workers
  • Licensing and protection support including ATOL, ABTA, IATA and TTA
  • CAA requirements such as the APC
  • Completion of travel sector regulators annual accountant's reports (eg CAA, ABTA, ABTOT)
  • Transfer pricing assistance
  • BSP data audits

Find out more about what we can offer you in our short video:

Recent articles

Andrew Burnham writes for and is quoted regularly in the travel press.

“Andrew Burnham has acted as TTG’s financial expert since June 2011, contributing regular features to appeal to our wide readership of travel professionals. Covering topics from tax credits and business strategy to licensing and fraud, Andrew’s articles are an invaluable element of our business-advice content.”     - Pippa Jacks, Managing Editor (Features)TTG Media

Read his most recent quotes and articles below:

CAA's new rules on financial assessments for small businesses

Best blueprint for your business?

Sow the seeds for business success

Combating the risks of fraud in your travel business

Reduce your risk of fraud

Atol licensing puzzle

Budget 2012 - Impact on travel industry

Travel annual business reporting guide

Read about our travel seminar in TTG

Preparing your business for ATOL changes

Debt tips to keep the bank smiling

Plan your sale for top returns

Read more articles>>

'Challenges for the Travel industry' seminar

Watch Andrew's webcast for TTG on the challenges for the travel sector in 2013:



Below are several seminar presentations produced by Andrew Burnham and the travel and tourism team:

ATOL 'flight plus' webinar

VAT licensing changes

The future of financial protection in the travel industry

Surviving the economic storm - UK Cruise Convention

World Travel Market presentation

Our competition in conjunction with Travel Weekly offered a £5,000 financial makeover. Read how the winners got on:

Classic Travel wins makeover

Classic in name and nature

Classic case of number crunching

Dictionary of Travel Acronyms

Contact us

To discuss our accountancy and business advisory services for travel agents and tour operators, please contact a member of our Travel and tourism team, email or send us an enquiry online.