Press Release: Abbey Ireland & UK announced as Scotland’s Heritage International Tour Operator of the Year

March 1, 2018

Press Release


Abbey Ireland & UK announced as Scotland’s Heritage International Tour Operator of the Year


27th of February, 2018


Abbey Ireland & UK has been named International Tour Operator of the Year by Scotland's Heritage for the second time. The award recognises the efforts of Abbey Ireland & UK in supporting the Scottish visitor attraction sector, and is voted on by the 25 partners of Scotland’s Heritage who represent over 800 visitor attractions across Scotland.


Rebecca Brooks, UK Managing Director, commented ‘We are thrilled to receive this award. At Abbey, we are committed to promoting the wonderful range of visitor attractions and experiences that Scotland has to offer, and we are delighted to have been recognised by Scotland’s visitor sector itself for the second time.’


The Tour Operator Awards were created in 2013 to acknowledge the role that the travel trade plays in promoting Scotland’s Heritage’s partners and visitor attractions, and in securing forward business for this sector. The award will be officially presented to Abbey Ireland & UK at Visit Scotland Expo 2018.


Abbey Ireland & UK is a leisure tourism specialist and offers the full range of services for Group and Individual Travel in the UK and Ireland. Established in 1978 and celebrating 40 years in business in 2018, its mission is to deliver a quality service to its clients while its experienced multi-lingual teams ​



For further information, please contact Rebecca Brooks,, 3rd Floor, Shandwick House, Edinburgh, EH2 4SD, Scotland. 


Notes to the Editor

  1. Abbey Ireland & UK is part of the Abbey Group, a collection of travel companies based in Dublin, Edinburgh and London dedicated to selling the destinations of Ireland and the UK to the worldwide travel trade on a B2B basis. Other companies in the group include Abbey Conference & Events and Moloney & Kelly.

  2. The Abbey Group has been a part of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme for 8 consecutive years.

  3. The 25 partners were Armadale Castle and Gardens, Big Houses in the Scottish Borders, Cawdor Castle, Discovering Distilleries Diageo, Discovery Point and RRS Discovery Dundee, Dunrobin Castle, Dunvegan Castle, Historic Scotland, Historic Houses Association for Scotland, Highland Folk Museum & Inverness Castle, Inveraray Castle, Mercat Tours,National Trust for Scotland, New Lanark, National Museums Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Rosslyn Chapel, The Castle and Gardens of Mey, The Royal Edinburgh Ticket, The Real Mary King's Close, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, The Royal Yacht Britannia, The Scotch Whisky Experience, Strathmore Estates (Glamis Castle)

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