Ramadan Ozdemir’s company began selling package holidays to northern Cyprus in the same year that border restrictions between the north and south of the island were eased. This enabled it to offer direct flights to Larnaca in the south followed by a transfer service to resorts on the north coast, which previously could be reached only through Turkey. This, combined with a £100,000 investment in a website which, it claims, can offer 110 flight routes from 20 UK airports, helped sales to grow 53% a year, from £1.5m in 2007 to £5.4m in 2010.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2010
Rank77
CompanyDirect Traveller
ActivitySpecialist tour operator
LocationSurrey
Annual sales rise over 3 years52.80%
Latest sales £000s*5,376
Staff10
Founded2001
Websitewww.directtraveller.com

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure