Kuoni Travel is a tourism company. It was founded in 1906 by the entrepreneur Alfred Kuoni in Zurich, Switzerland where it is based. In 2013, the Kuoni Group was named “World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator” at the annual World Travel Awards.
The company specialises in luxury and tailor-made travel to both the business and consumer markets, as well as related services such as visa processing, to destinations around the world across nine different geographic regions.
Kuoni is part of Der Touristik (part of the German REWE Group) and is based in Dorking, Surrey, England. Kuoni UK has been in the premium long-haul tour operating business since 1966, following the acquisition of Challis & Benson Ltd. The Kuoni UK family also includes:
- Voyages Jules Verne (Now trading as Jules Verne)
- CV Villas
- Kirker Holidays
- Kuoni Retail
Kuoni UK has a network 48 retail stores including 15 located in John Lewis retail stores. Each store is uniquely designed, with Nespresso coffee and champagne for customers. Kuoni holidays don’t come off the shelf, they are tailor-made by Personal Travel Experts.
Unlike other big travel companies, Kuoni still work closely with local independent travel agents.