Quite simply, we’re a couple of friends who work in the UK Travel Industry, who like to travel!
Let’s face it, we didn’t join this industry for the money, instead for the love of travel, the perks, the people and the social side.
Over the years we’ve seen the number of travel ‘perks’ available to us being slowly eroded. For sure FAM Trips, discounted hotels and upgrades still exist, but the erosion of trade support positions, increase in online bookings and ridiculous ‘Fuel Surcharges’ mean that sometimes consumer rates can often be our cheapest option.
However – hotels are still keen for us to stay and experience (and hopefully sell!) their product. Airlines would still like to see us fill their empty seats, and car rental companies would be chuffed to see us give them a small amount of money for driving their unbooked car (and maybe even chuck in an upgrade at the same time!). But this information about whom, when and what is harder to find – which is why we kept track of offers, deals and trade discount codes. But often this information is hidden away (or for independent hotels, hard to distribute – well, there are hundreds of thousands of us working in travel!). So TIDISCOUNTS.com exists to share the information we have gathered, and encourage you (be you a supplier or an industry professional) to share this information so we can make it available. We intend www.tidiscounts.com to be an essential reference guide, and a resource for the UK Travel Trade. Remember, all of this is just an exchange of information – you book everything yourself. And if we help you, please remember to help us by sharing any any Industry Discounts for the rest of us!
If you’re a hotel (particularly independent hotels) or a supplier and would be keen to share any industry offers, just drop us a line, and we’ll be happy to share the benefits!
We’re looking forward to building a fantastic resource for us all!
Richard & Anna