Business Profile – Journeys of Distinction, Cheadle

Orangutan in Borneo

Orangutan in Borneo - Credit: Archant

Founded in 1973 by Henry and Linda Laycock, the vision was to provide the opportunity to see some of the most fascinating and beautiful places on earth at a leisurely pace alongside like-minded travellers.

Inspirational itineraries

Inspirational itineraries - Credit: Archant

Holidays to India

Holidays to India - Credit: Archant

Luxury touring holidays are carefully crafted with an emphasis on showcasing cultural highlights as well as allowing enough time in each destination to savour the incredible sights of these remarkable places. Holidays are created with passion and enthusiasm and it’s these values that we have nurtured for over 40 years that are the heartbeat of the company today.

Blue Footed Boobie, Galapagos

Blue Footed Boobie, Galapagos - Credit: Archant

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda - Credit: Archant

Samburu Woman and Child

Samburu Woman and Child - Credit: Archant

In 2006 Journeys of Distinction were bought by the Kuoni Travel Group as a specialist tour operator.

Brazil Hero

Brazil Hero - Credit: Archant

Adventure Hero

Adventure Hero - Credit: Archant

Since this time Journeys of Distinction has developed and evolved to respond to the changing trends in travel buying, and in recent years the travel collection has included new and adventurous destinations offering a more flexible approach to satisfy the demands and expectations of the modern traveller. Through listening to customer feedback and understanding their holiday aspirations, a newly developed programme of tours was launched to offer both group and private touring options as well tailor made holidays so customers can build their own holiday itinerary from scratch.

The winning formula is the combination of knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiast travel advisors who are on hand to advise and offer support to customers, inspirational travel itineraries and well located, high quality accommodation with hand-picked local guides in each destination and dedicated tour managers, who travel with luxury group tours from the UK.

As a long established specialist travel company, Journeys of Distinction understand just what it takes to create the perfect touring holiday with the right balance of ingredients to ensure that every itinerary is crafted with expertise and care. With strong, established relationships with hotels, ground agents and airlines, JOD have a network of worldwide partners that are treated as an extension of the head office team.

To date JOD offer over 70 touring holidays to over 40 worldwide destinations with a variety of options that can be tailored to suit your requirements and budget.

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Name: Journeys of Distinction

Address: No 1 Lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 3GW

Tel: 0161 491 7616



Managing Director: Karen Gee

Business Contact: Nichola Absalom, Marketing Manager (