The Lotus Group is a London holding company for several travel firms. The largest of these is Dial-A-Flight, which sells flights, hotels and car hire to independent travellers. Supertravel, another subsidiary, offers tailor-made holidays, mainly skiing and golf packages. A new IT system, which took eight years to develop, was implemented in 2002, and helped the group’s profits grow 51% a year from £3.3m in 2000 to £11.5m in 2003.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank80
CompanyLotus Group
ActivityTour operator
LocationSouth London
Annual profit growth50.93%
Latest profits £000s11,489
Latest sales £000s201,338
Staff490
Founded1980
Websitewww.lotusgroup.co.uk

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