The Natural Travel Collection Acquires Regaldive From Explore Worldwide
The Natural Travel Collection has acquired one of the UK’s leading diving tour operators, Regaldive, from Explore Worldwide.
It will join Dive Worldwide, another leading dive travel specialist operating under The Natural Travel Collection, making group the largest dive travel operator in the UK.
Hampshire-based The Natural Travel Collection (TNTC) is a small, privately-owned travel company established by Chris Breen, founder of Wildlife Worldwide, and Teresa Bennett, founder of Dive Worldwide, and is supported by a highly knowledgeable and specialist team. Regaldive, based in Ely, Cambridgeshire, is a long-standing dive package travel specialist. Dive Worldwide offers tailor-made vacations to a variety of far-flung destinations.
The two brands, which have complementary areas of specialism, will continue to operate as separate entities. TNTC director Teresa Bennet said: '2018 marks 30 years of Regaldive packaging diving holidays and my co-directors Chris Breen, Nick Joynes and I now look forward to taking the brand to a new level with the help of our expert team, all of whom are passionate about diving and discovering life beneath the surface of the ocean. We are delighted to welcome Regaldive to the portfolio, who are specialists in Egypt and the Red Sea region, among other territories.'
The other brands within The Natural Travel Collection, which now has a staff of 40, include:
- Wildlife Worldwide – Tailor-made wildlife holidays and cruises
- Families Worldwide – Adventure holidays and activity experiences designed for families
- Walks Worldwide – Guided small group and tailor-made walking and trekking holidays
- Schools Worldwide – Overseas school trips, projects, expeditions and study-based field treks
- The Travelling Naturalist – Expert-led wildlife and birding holidays for small groups of naturalists.
With Regaldive joining the fold, there is a wide range of opportunities for divers through TNTC. From shark diving, wreck diving, muck-diving, underwater photography or snorkelling; from complete beginner or seasoned expert; solo travellers, small groups or tailor-made holidays, the new collaboration will offer something for everyone. Featuring remote and far-flung destinations, with liveaboards, resorts, and dive centres the world over, there are dozens of destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and the islands of the Pacific
For further information on The Natural Travel Collection visit www.thenaturaltravelcollection.com or call 01962 302068