In an ever competitive environment, our clients return to us time and again for our reactivity, creativity, flexibility to work within budget, attention to detail both in proposals, operations and an understanding of the needs of different cultures and nationalities. Our varied contacts allow privileged access and exclusive experiences. We are renowned for constantly updating our products, offering fresh new ideas, original or unusual, and thinking ‘outside the box’. All these give a competitive edge to our work. Our staff are highly dedicated to our mission statement and are selected, personally briefed and trained by us to exacting standards. We deliver over and above clients expectations’.
K&N Travel Associates, one of the UK’s Leading Destination Management Companies has successfully worked together with high-end incoming groups since 1992. We specialise in Meetings, Conferences, Incentives, Corporate Events and Special Interest Groups. The company, co-founded by Kate Galloway, has a full service office of multilingual account executives speaking German, Spanish, French and Italian. We have over 40 years combined Conference and Incentive Travel experience.
Though small in size, Scotland has extensive history, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture. As one of the most visited travel destinations in the world, Scotland captivates even the most experienced traveller.
It’s natural landscape has been an inspiration to artists and writers for centuries, and its rich, unique history dates back to Roman times, Scotland is also home to the bizarre albeit delicious haggis, known for its Angus beef, and the source of over one-hundred whisky distilleries. If you wish to dip your toes into one of its many lochs, delve into a glass of pure malt whisky, or stroll through medieval castles, Scotland will welcome you with open arms.
■ Voted by the Lonely Planet – Best in Travel Destination 2014
■ Easy access & Short transfer times
■ Warm welcome
■ Wide range of ‘hands on’ activities available to groups
■ Quality accommodation and gastronomy
■ Castles, Lochs, and Scots
■ Safe Destination
Please have a look at our sample itineraries – but the best way forward is to ask one of our staff to call you so we can understand exactly what your client is looking for and then we will send you a tailor-made itinerary.
■ Edinburgh (The Scottish Capital)
Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan and cultured city, with an international reputation for festivals staged in a striking setting. The very essence of the city is its diversity. With two main historic centres and a skyline dominated by medieval and Georgian monuments, over a thousand years of history and tradition unfold before your very eyes. Yet, Edinburgh remains a dynamic capital with hotels of exceptional standard, fantastic culinary experiences and welcoming pubs to entertain business guests.
■ Glasgow (Scotland’s largest city)
Just over an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow has a long-standing reputation as a cutting-edge conference and cultural destination, hosting high-profile events such as the MTV Awards, the Commonwealth Games or the World Gymnastics Championships. Vibrant and energetic, Glasgow offers a blend of stunning architecture, crowned by the European City of Architecture and Design Award ; internationally-acclaimed museums, the most exciting shopping in Scotland and a thriving restaurant and bar scene.
■ The Scottish Highlands
Made up of six smaller territories, the Highlands is an inspiring region of breath-taking scenery with a fascinating history and a diverse range of landscapes, going from hauntingly beautiful mountains to eerie lochs and stunning stretches of coastline. Uncover legends while discovering the ancient craft of kilt making or the winding whisky and castle trail. But do not miss the famous Highland Games Gatherings, a concentrate of Scottish culture!
■ The Scottish Islands
Scotland’s coastline seems almost infinite and varies from rocky shores to white-sand beaches and busy harbours. The thousands of miles of Scottish seascapes are one of the most sought-after destinations to see the finest Scotland can offer. There are oyster farms to visit while sipping a glass of wine, abundant seabird sanctuaries to explore, ancient settlements to visit, award-winning seafood to taste and natural beauty to unveil.
■ Use different methods of transport such as: a Victorian steamboat -rib boats- quad bikes- seqways- landrovers- black taxis -classic cars- vintage bus- train and/or steam train
■ Try different activities – herd ducks with sheep dogs – take part in Highland games – have a golf tournament and golf clinic – have a private visit to a Whisky distillery ( or distilleries) have a guided whisky tasting and you could try blending your own whisky too – falconry- experience these majestic birds close up when they land on your arm – race across the loch in a speed boat
■ Dining with a difference – a Food van or a barbeque on a remote hilltop, castle or exclusive private venue, a dine around between Michelin starred restaurants – or just have a cosy evening playing games in the pub.
■ Treasure hunt on foot – on bicycles - in black taxis or rental cars.
■ Entertainment – we’ll have individually sized kilts and all the other important elements of Scottish regalia delivered to your client’s rooms, we’ll welcome them with a piper and a red carpet experience. Surprise them with haggis ceremony- flashmob - strinq quartet - barber shop singers-opera singer- micro magicians-Scottish dancing –celtic Rock band or international dance band –scottish ceildh dancing – highland dancers to name but a few possibilities.
■ Beat retreat display of massed pipers and drummers marching past.
■ Local discovery Edinburgh – Harry Potter trail - tartan and kilt making -bagpipe making and playing- baking shortbread.
■ Beer tasting and pub games – darts, bar billiards, giant jenga.
■ A Pub crawl using a ‘Scottish passport’
■ Country experiences – Horse riding on the beach - hiking with a local ranger -fishing then cooking your catch – discovering fish smokeries - search for sheep with tartan patterned fleeces!
■ The Braveheart clan battle -how to wear the plaid
“I highly recommend K&N Travel UK DMC; I truly appreciated their attention to detail and high level of customer service.‘’ - Telecom Client
“From our first meeting with K&N Travel to post-program, the team showed true professionalism! Their knowledge of Scotland and range of great suppliers made the planning process and execution seamless and effortless. We would without a doubt work with K&N Travel again.” - Canadian Agency
‘’ ..How magnificent our time was in Scotland. I have been around this industry for over 35 years and have quite a few non-negotiables when it comes to dealing with suppliers especially DMC’s! In my time I have only ever come across one that had the same customer centric philosophy that I expect as a minimum standard – K&N..’’ - Undisclosed.
Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and occupies the northern third of Great Britain. Scotland’s mainland shares a border with England to the south. It is home to almost 800 small islands, including the northern isles of Shetland and Orkney, the Hebrides, Arran and Skye. Scotland – the small country with the big heart - captivates even the most experienced traveller with its numerous castles, lochs, mountains, islands and beautiful cities. It is home to the bizarre bagpipes, infamous haggis, over one-hundred whisky distilleries and world famous golf courses. Scotland welcomes you with open arms.