Martlesham: Arena Travel wins Royal British Legion battlefields tours contract

Ali Naqvi of Arena Travel.

Ali Naqvi of Arena Travel.

Martlesham-based specialist tour operator Arena Travel has won a contract to operate the Royal British Legion’s “Journeys of Remembrance” tours to the battlefields of Europe, Africa and Asia via the RBL’s own travel company, Remembrance Travel.

The new agreement represents a further boost for Arena Travel following a recent contract win to offer bespoke Royal British Legion group holidays.

Ali Naqvi, managing director of Arena Travel, said: “We’re delighted that the Royal British Legion has recognised our skills at providing the ultimate in care and attention to ensure our tours meet up with each customer’s expectations.

“Thanks to this contract win we will now be able to offer many more tours to the battlefields each year.”

Nichola Rowlands, key account manager for the Royal British Legion, added: “We are thrilled to build on our existing relationship with Arena Travel across both Bespoke Tours and now Journeys of Remembrance.

“As we head into some major anniversaries over the next few years and an even higher profile, it is critical for us to be working with a partner who we are confident can deliver the British Legion’s values to our beneficiaries and all those who travel with us”.