A major contributer to the success of Rally Travel is that we are Rally enthusiasts ourselves, & some of the team actually compete in rallies here in the UK. Although privately funded, company owner David Hutchinson's Ford Escort Mk2 wears the 'rallytravel' colours & the team are always delighted to have a chat about WRC events if you find them out on the stages, in the service area or propping up the Rally HQ bar! After working on various automotive projects for Peugeot & TWR, David along with his partner Diane started 'Budget Rally Travel Ltd' in the Autumn of 2000. A visit to the amazing 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland had lit the spark earlier that summer, and after placing an advert in the 'Motoring News' the 1st booking was taken later that same day, & some of those same Guests still regularly book Tours with Rally Travel to this day. After a successful inaugural trip to the Sanremo Rally of 2000 the Company went from strength to strength, with a dedicated and skilled team of WRC Tour Guides key to its development. As the Rally Travel Team assembled on Rally Finland 2017 there was a combined experience of over 300 WRC rallies between them, with Tour Guides drawing on a depth of knowledge from previous roles as WRC team hospitality managers, award winning co-drivers and accredited WRC photographers. Incredibly, just 3 years after first taking a handful of Guests to Sanremo Rally Travel took over 730 Guests to the 2003 Rally Catalunya! Other milestones in the company's development would be the establishing of partnerships with the Ford and Subaru World Rally Teams, and becoming the Official Tour Provider for both Wales Rally GB and Sol Rally Barbados. The Company also ran an annual Charity Auction for the Richard Burns Foundation from 2005-2011 featuring an amazing line up of WRC guests including Sebastien Loeb, Ari Vatanen, Petter Solberg, Ken Block and Marcus Gronholm! Now simply called Rally Travel, there have been many changes in the Company, its events, and World Rallying as a whole, but one thing has never changed and that is the enthusiasm and professionalism of the Company's core team. All are looking forward to another 17 years of taking Rally Fans & Companies around the globe to experience the thrills of the World Rally Championship. Choosing Rally Travel Limited for your trip to the WRC Rally Travel Limited are one of a select number of independent Tour Operators who enjoy a trusted relationship with the major banks and credit card companies allowing us to accept Credit Card payments online or over the telephone for our bookings. Booking with Rally Travel gives you the security of both booking with a Limited Company registered in the UK, and the support of Lloyds-TSB Bank plc who operate our 'Trustees' bank account where all monies paid to Rally Travel are held until the client's holiday has been completed. As a responsible Tour Operator this partnership with Lloyds-TSB Bank plc guarantees that Rally Travel Ltd meets the 1992 EEC Tour Operator & Package Holiday Regulations. Thus, your payments are safely held by Lloyds-TSB Bank plc from the moment your booking is made until after you return home.
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