Scandinavia Only and Taber Holidays are trading names for our company, Roy Taber Limited.
Our company was established in 1973 by Roy Taber who owned a successful small chain of travel agencies in the north of England. He had travelled to Norway on a familiarisation tour, organised by a large tour operator at the time, who were considering Norway as a summer holiday destination. They wanted a feasibility study – and they would’ve got one, a very detailed one from Mr. Taber (who had absolutely loved the destination and was full of enthusiasm and ideas) – except the tour operator quite suddenly ceased trading and he didn’t have the chance to give it to them!
So he did the only thing he could do, and that was use his own information and ideas and create his own programme of tours.
Ever since our first brochure was launched in 1974 travel agents nationwide have been promoting and selling our holidays to their customers. Our aim then, and our aim today, is to offer authentic holiday experiences – we want our travellers to immerse themselves in their destination, its history, culture, nature and very importantly, its food! We want them to meet the locals and return home with a strong and lasting impression of what it means not only be in Scandinavia, but also what it means to be Scandinavian – even though it’s only for a short period of time. It is this feeling that will make them want to return again and again.
All our holiday arrangements are financially protected. We provide full protection for our flight inclusive package holidays by way of our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence, number 1228. We are also members of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), membership number V2005, with whom we provide full financial protection for our without-flight inclusive packages by way of a bond held by them.
In addition we are members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). The association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. We abide by the Association’s Code of Business Practice and adhere to the AITO Quality Charter. We are also members of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) who work hard to promote authentic and adventurous holiday experiences.
We are also an IATA Accredited Agent and issue our own flight tickets.