How it all beganHolidays on Location is a family owned business specialising in individual and group travel to destinations throughout the world - with a major focus on Europe.
The company was established in 1979 in Melbourne, Australia as a retail travel agency operating under the Majestic International Travel Service name. 1989 saw the company change focus and move into the special groups and incentive travel market. The wholesale travel division was formed two years later to service the retail industry with specialised tour packages in Europe. It was in 1992, with the release of a structured touring program for Switzerland, that the company finally evolved from a mixed retail and wholesale operator to a pure travel wholesaler dedicated to serving the retail industry in Australia.
Over the years Austrian, German, British & Irish and Pan Europe Holidays (comprising France, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary) were added to the product range.
While the individual holidays brands Austrian Holidays, German Holidays, Switzerland Holidays, are well known, Majestic International Travel Service is little known under its own name. With the introduction of new holidays brands it soon became apparent that we needed a new identity to house all our holidays brands under the one name. The name we chose for our new operating identity was Holidays on Location and the company has been operating under this brand name since 2005.
How We Work
Our BusinessHOL's principal activity is the promotion and servicing of its five branded European wholesale holiday products. HOL is also a niche Special Groups and Incentive Travel operator. The business mix is 60% wholesale brochure product/FIT operations and 40% Special Groups and Incentives.
Products in Wholesale/FIT Category
We are licensed/members of the following bodies:
- AFTA Australian Federation of Travel Agents
- ASTA American Society of Travel Agents
- CATO Council of Australian Tour Operators
- IATA International Air Transport Association
- TCF Travel Compensation Fund
WholesaleHolidays On Location's wholesale brands are marketed to the Australian retail travel industry as a range of customisable packages aimed at the Australian Fully independent Traveller (FIT) to Europe and UK.
Groups & IncentivesHolidays on Location is a niche Group & Incentives operator, servicing various specialised market groups. Our team will consult with you on every aspect of the itinerary from designing, planning and pricing your tour.
Product DevelopmentHolidays On Location's Product Development both FIT and Group & Incentives customer base concentrates on exploring new opportunities with existing products and developing new and exciting products for both markets.
2000 →Relaunch of websites to include French Holidays, Scandinavian Holidays, Italian Holidays.
2003 →Launch of our first specialist product brochure for Germany, 'German Holidays'.
2009 →Introduction of exclusive rail itineraries & services.
2011 →Launch of the new Switzerland & German Holidays Websites. Expansion of our European product range.
2012 →Re-design of our Holidays On Location, Switzerland, Germany, Austria & British & Irish websites.
2013 →Now celebrating 34 years in the travel industry.
I just wanted to thank you for your great work in organising my recent Swiss trip. I loved every minute of it.
I appreciated your prompt and professional service and will certainly contact you when I'm off to Switzerland in the future.Bev
Thankyou so much for helping us with our holiday and being soo patient.
We had a great holiday and things ran very smoothly. The hotels were great.Kerry
Thank-you from the very bottom of our hearts. Alex and I had a totally awesome trip. Everything was absolutely perfect.Monique