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10 things we bet you didn't know about Winged Boots

  • Travel 101
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published 06 February 2019
  • Revised 21 August 2023
  • Published 06 February 2019
  • Revised 21 August 2023

Offering leisure and corporate travel solutions to an array of destinations around the world, Winged Boots is your personal passport to the most deluxe corners of the globe. From once-in-a-lifetime experiences to a simple set of flights, you can feel safe in the knowledge that the personable team can arrange all of your travel needs in a professional and timely fashion. All you have to do is put your pin in the map, tell us when you want to go, and let Winged Boots make it happen.

But do you know where the name Winged Boots came from? And do you know how many years we have been servicing great customers just like you? Below you’ll discover a few more hidden facts about our luxury travel company.

1. Winged Boots is part of Ocean Holidays

We're proud to share that Winged Boots is part of Ocean Holidays alongside sister brands Ocean Florida and B2B Ocean Beds. According to the latest ATOL report, for 2022, Ocean Holidays is the largest growing travel group in the UK, when compared to pre-pandemic levels.

2. Our sister company is recognised as the UK's best USA travel company

Winged Boots' sister company, Ocean Florida, is officially the UK’s best America travel company and was recognised as such in the British Travel Awards  as the ‘Best Holiday Company To The USA’ consecutively for 2018, 2019 and 2020. 

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3. We're part of the fastest growing travel company in the UK

It was reported by BDO Global, the fifth largest accountants in the world, that Ocean Holidays is the fourth fastest growing travel company in the UK. Click here to view the full report.

4. We produce an award-winning lifestyle brochure

We were awarded gold in The Travel Marketing Awards for volume 2 of Winged Boots: The Lifestyle Brochure. A unique blend of inspirational editorial content and traditional brochure listings, our 164-page printed publication has a circulation of 20,000 copies annually and can also be viewed online.

5. We offer a concierge service

Our excellent concierge Claire is on hand to make your trip extra special. Whether it's getting you a seat in a fully booked restaurant, entry into an exclusive beach club or working with your hotel to create the perfect proposal moment, just speak to us about your holiday desires and we will make it happen.

6. We have more than 250 years experience

Collectively, Winged Boots’ expert team of personal travel managers have more than 250 years’ experience in the industry. We're well versed in organising luxury holidays to every corner of the world, so why not test out our knowledge and submit an online enquiry today?

7. We have a Greek mythology origins story

The name Winged Boots comes from Hermes, the Greek God of Travel, who wore shoes with winged heels. 

9. We offer complimentary events to our customers

In 2019 we launched Winged Boots 'The Extra Mile' an exclusive events series for our fantastic customers. Under this programme, we have taken our customers to multiple nights at The O2; to corporate hospitality at Chesterton's Polo in the Park; corporate hospitality at Silverstone Circuit for multiple race events including the F1 Grand Prix and Moto GP; lots of golf days and clay pigeon shooting.

Click here to read more about our 2022 clay pigeon shooting event at Royal Berkshire Shooting School in partnership with Maddox and in aid of Haven House Children's Hospice.

8. We have a box at The O2, London

We have a private suite at The O2, London that is available for all events all year round (excluding the NTAs). This is available to all customers too. Simply let us know what event you're interested in and we'll do the rest.

10. We have visited 6 out of 7 continents

... the only one left to cross off is Antarctica and we are hoping to do this in the very near future. Across our 30 members of staff, we're proud to say we have visited every other continent including even those hard to reach destinations like the Gálapagos Islands. So if you're planning that once-in-a-lifetime trip, let us know, as we may have already visited so we can give you all the tips you need to make sure your getaway goes without a hitch.

Have we inspired you to book your next holiday with one of our personal travel managers? If not, check-out our top 10 reasons to book with Winged Boots.

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