TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Martin Randall Travel (MRT) the multi award-winning tour operator from London, England, has
announced its first North American office based in Toronto, Ontario.
Dan McCaughey and his business partner Linda Heslegrave were recently
selected by Martin Randall to represent the cultural tour operator in
The Toronto office provides the convenience of a local contact for
Canadian customers and is a marketing centre and contact point for
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer Canadian based
services for travellers who are interested in MRT tours," say Dan
McCaughey and Linda Heslegrave. "We have travelled with MRT so we know
the exceptional quality of the tours and recommend them highly."
In business for more than 20 years, Martin Randall Travel has been
called the leading specialist in cultural travel. MRT offers a unique
series of 220 smaller-group (15-22 person) tours to discerning
travellers every year in 35 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia
and North America. MRT strictly limits the numbers on these tours to
make the holiday a more enjoyable and personal experience.
Specialist itineraries are meticulously planned and rooted in knowledge
of the destination and of the subject matter. All maintain a cultural
focus - art, architecture, archaeology, gardens, literature, music,
history, geology, gastronomy, even walking tours. Cultural tours are
each led by expert lecturers - esteemed art historians, musicologists,
archaeologists, historians. These expert guides provide an intimate,
immersion experience unlike any other tour in the global marketplace
Trips range from long weekends to 12 or more days. Clients can follow
in the footsteps of writers Byron and Browning in Venice. Study the
Baroque & Rococo treasures of Southern Germany. Marvel at the Modern
Art along the French Cote d'Azur. Walk through the major Roman,
Christian and Islamic sites of Jordan and Israel. Comfortably explore
the mysteries of India.
MRT in particular concentrates on musical events in some of the world's
most spectacular music settings (Concert Halls and Opera Houses)
including Vienna, Prague, Paris, Berlin, Milan and Rome. These include
larger-group (150-300) original Music Festivals renowned for
commissioning world-famous musicians and singers who perform
exclusively for MRT clients. In 2012, MRT offers festivals in Rome and
Oxford and river cruise based tours on the Danube and Rhine.
A hallmark of MRT, remarked on widely in reviews and client surveys, is
the meticulous care taken with itineraries and the focus on the comfort
of clients. MRT prides itself on giving a professional service of the
highest calibre where everyone is treated as an individual, not just
part of a larger group.
Martin Randall Travel (MRT) is now entering its third decade offering
carefully crafted and unique cultural, musical and gastronomic tours
throughout the world. This year MRT offers a record number of tours
(220) in 35 countries with a massive annual program of 170 different
itineraries. (See website for complete details). MRT has received
accolades from travel groups as diverse as the Association of
Independent Tour Operators (AITO) as Travel Company of the Year and 50
Tours of a Lifetime Award several times from National Geographic.
SOURCE Martin Randall Travel Canada
For further information:
Canadian contact information:
Linda Heslegrave/Dan McCaughey
Tel: (647) 382 1644
Fax: (416) 925 2670