Whether enabling them to travel around India on a bespoke tour or to cruise the Caribbean, Trailfinders says it has helped 14m travellers organise their holidays since 1970, when it was founded by chairman and former SAS officer Mike Gooley, 79. His original idea was to sell discount flights and overland trips to Australia, but Trailfinders has evolved to specialise in tailor-made travel across the globe. Headquartered in London’s Kensington, it operates from 31 travel centres in Britain and Ireland.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank94
CompanyTrailfinders
ActivityTravel organiser
LocationWest London
Sales £m649
Profit £m27
Year endFeb 15
Principal shareholdersMike Gooley (100%)
Staff1,054
Founded1970
Websitewww.trailfinders.com

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