G Adventures UK expansion

CANADIAN adventure travel company G Adventures has come to the rescue to ensure the continued operation of UK based tour operators Travelsphere and Just You following the collapse of parent firm All Leisure Holidays.

The acquisition sees G Adventures take over award-winning Travelsphere and its array of Touring, Ocean Cruising, River Cruise, Short Breaks, Tours by Rail, Festive and Relax & Discover holidays, to destinations including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America. Travelsphere has been operating for 50 years.

Specialising in solo travel, Just You has a portfolio of Active, City, Escapes, River and Tour itineraries through Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.

The respective websites of Just You and Travelsphere confirmed “all our holidays will continue to operate as planned”.

All Leisure Holidays brands also included Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery, which entered into administration. Now under the ownership of G Adventures, Travelsphere was quick to distance itself from its former sister company. On Facebook, Travelsphere stated to concerned travellers, “Please be rest assured that we are no longer linked to them and we are now owned by G Adventures. Just You and Travelsphere have not folded and we are trading as usual with no changes”.

G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip said the businesses were “both leaders in their fields and we are really excited that they have become part of the G Adventures family. We are now able to offer an even wider range of escorted tours right across the world and to suit all ages”.

Further, Poon Tip flagged ongoing development of the brands was planned.

“We will be working hard to ensure that the loyal customers of Just You and Travelsphere continue to enjoy the award-winning tours that both brands organise. The future looks exceptionally bright and we look forward to expanding the range of tours for both,” Poon Tip said.