An Incredible Journey

Bridge Travels – Bridging the World

Hi, I’m Jerry Bridge, a seasoned world traveller, successful businessman and entrepreneur. Bridge Travels tells the story of the Bridge family and its involvement in the travel industry since 1949. Enjoy the photos taken since the beginning of this amazing family journey, they will inspire you! To learn more about our background and history, please take a look at each of the Bridge businesses, listed on the right here. ‘75 years Travel Experience’ is not a strap line conjured up out of nowhere!

The original Bridge Travel Service was founded by my father in 1949 just after the Second World War. He was one of the UK’s earliest pioneers of European package holidays. Bridge the World was my first travel enterprise covering discounted flights to all parts of the world. Bridge & Wickers, on the other hand, focussed on tailor-made holidays to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

I think you will find the ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of when these companies were established and how they developed interesting. I also recommend viewing my father’s video about how he ‘made it’. The video extends beyond pure travel entrepreneurialism. You will also find it fascinating from a social and cultural point of view.

Start-up Business Advice

I have over 30 years experience in establishing and building start-up businesses. Do you have what it takes to build an empire? Well, I am happy to share with you my first-hand knowledge of what to do as well as what not to do! The idea is that you will have someone to bounce ideas off with, similar to a business mentor. My advice is absolutely free and the nature of your business does not even have to be travel related.

Free Travel Suggestions, Advice and Tips

Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia, & South America offer visitors a wide array of holiday choices. If you are planning a trip and require some personal recommendations please contact me.  My advice about where to travel and what to do when you get there is based on over thirty years experience. I am also able to suggest appropriate tour operators should you then wish to make a booking.

Current Business Involvements Include:-

New Zealand Vacations is a specialist travel company selling self-drive itineraries and tailor-made holidays around New Zealand. Our clients predominantly live in North America and Canada. Due to launch in September 2018, Australia-Vacations focusses on tailor-made itineraries and short-stay packages around Australia.

What to do in Wellington offers visitors a unique day tour of Wellington as well as top advice about what to do in this vibrant capital city.

Other businesses I have highlighted are enterprises family and friends have set up. These vary from a 15th Century hotel, L’Abbaye-Château de Camon, in the South of France to a wonderful new wine bar called Embla in Melbourne. Let me know if you are visiting them and I will ensure you receive a very good deal! If you are an intrepid adventurer, live in the UK or Europe and in need of good comprehensive travel insurance cover please contact The True Traveller Travel Insurance company in London.

Jerry’s Personal Photos – Prepare to be Inspired!

If you are a world traveller you will definitely enjoy some of my personal travel photographs. Indeed, I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have been to so many wonderful countries.

Jerry with a friend

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