The world has shrunk for this Leicestershire business that started in 1977 by advertising coach trips to Colwyn Bay in local newspapers. In 2004, it bought upmarket travel agency Page & Moy, which, together with its “Just You” brand, specialise in single holidaymakers. It also says that its cash- and time-rich over-45 customers make it one of Britain’s leading operators of escorted holidays. Cognetas backed a £144m buyout of the company from HgCapital in 2005 led by managing director Mark Watts. Annualised sales in 2006 reached £195.2m.
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