Who we are

SBIT (Seasonal Businesses in Travel) is a unique and diverse group of over 200 outbound British travel and service companies operating throughout the summer and winter holiday seasons. Most are SMEs and all are British businesses.

Our Aim

Our aim is to protect the 25,000 British jobs in our sector, to continue to deliver value and choice to British holidaymakers. We aim to preserve the significant contribution the SMEs in the outbound holiday sector contribute to the economies of both the UK and the EU. The European holiday industry contributes £16.5 billion to UK GDP and makes £1 billion direct contribution to the UK Exchequer. The outbound activity sector contributes £9 billion of direct expenditure in the UK.

Brexit in its current form or, worse still, a no-deal Brexit, will put all this at risk.

How ?

  • By raising awareness of how the ability to seamlessly second UK staff to the EU during peak holiday periods is critical to the survival and growth of British travel businesses and underpins the value and choice offered to UK holidaymakers over the last 40 years.
  • By lobbying governments in the UK and the EU to ensure that negotiated agreements preserve secondment rights with as little friction as possible thereby protecting the jobs of the estimated 25,000 UK citizens currently employed in the EU supporting this industry.
  • By calling for a People’s vote with the option to remain so people, now armed with more information and with a possible deal on the table, can make a more informed choice.

Our Members

We have over 200 corporate members comprising of companies operating across the summer and winter holiday seasons.  They include:

Ski Total, Mark Warner, European Pubs, Zenith Holidays, Kaluma Travel, Highlife, Mountainsun France, Venue Holidays, Inghams, Ski Famille, Ski Esprit, Purple Ski, Ski Weekends, Skiworld,  Ocean Elements,  Inghams lakes and mountains, Hip Hideouts, Seafarer Cruising & Sailing, Simply Morzine, Simply Salema, Will-i-ski, Wildwind, Healthy Options, Ski Vive, Esplora, Inghams Italy, The Alpine Generation, Alpoholics, Cool Ski jobs, Stanford Skiing, Family Ski Company, Ice and Fire Ski and Snowboard Holidays, Ski Olympic, YSE, Inghams, Meribel Ski Chalets, MTB Beds, Alpine Elements, Inferno Morzine, Mountain Heaven, The White Valley Company, Chalet Chardons, Orchards Cookery, Allez Alps, White Mountain Chalets, Ski Magic, The Alpine Club, Equity, Worldwide Kids, Mountain Express, Summit Special, Ski Val, Stanford Skiing, In 2 Action, Friendship travel, Tignes.co.uk, Val.co.uk, Ticket to Ride Group, Black Diamond Lodge.

Company Number 11545450, Registered Address  21 Lewin Road, Streatham, London, SW16 6JZ