Tour Partner Group acquires Experience Scotland

The Dunottar Castle ruins, north east Scotland

Tour Partner Group, the leading European groups specialist, has announced that it has acquired Experience Scotland, one of Scotland’s leading DMCs.

The acquisition of Experience Scotland further strengthens Tour Partner Group’s market leading position in the UK , adding momentum to its commitment to destination expertise.

Experience Scotland joins Hotels & More, the B2B groups specialist for Great Britain and Ireland, Irish Welcome Tours, one of Ireland’s leading inbound tour operators, Authentic Vacations, a high growth US tailor-made specialist and Trans Nordic Tours, a leading tour operator for the Nordic and Baltic regions.

Market expertise

The company was founded by Yves Lemarchand in 1992. Comprising  a multilingual team of Scotland specialists, the company provides the full complement of destination management services. Having cultivated long-term successful partnerships with leading hotels and suppliers in the region, Experience Scotland brings strong local market expertise and reputation to the Group.

Paul Maine

This latest acquisition continues Tour Partner Group’s strategy of embracing proven ‘in destination’ experience and capability to offer its increasingly globally-based clients truly authentic travel experiences. Tour Partner Group employs over 200 destination experts, providing Group, FIT and MICE services across 14 European countries to clients in more than 60 source markets.

“An incredibly exciting destination to offer to our clients”

Yves Lemarchand, managing director of Experience Scotland commented: “I am delighted to be part of the new and international family that the TPG group is becoming. This will allow Experience Scotland to grow and consolidate its position as a leading DMC in Scotland.”

Paul Maine (above), CEO of Tour Partner Group said: “With our Scottish business experiencing significant growth year over year, Scotland is an incredibly exciting destination to offer to our clients. TPG gains a physical presence within the destination for the first time, enabling us to benefit from greater access to product, strengthen our standing in the region and pass on added value to our clients. I am thrilled to welcome Yves and the whole Experience Scotland team to the TPG family.”

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