Scandinavia Only and Taber Holidays are both trading names for Roy Taber Limited. Our registered office address is Tofts House, Tofts Road, CLECKHEATON, West Yorkshire, BD19 3BB. We are a private limited company with all the shares being held by members of the Taber family, two of whom are directly involved in the running of the company. We have been trading since October 1973.
As a company we are members of various trade bodies these are (click the logos below for further information regarding each organisation):
ABTA – (Association of British Travel Agents), membership number V2005. We are a fully bonded Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct and your money is protected.
AITO – (Association of Independent Tour Operators), membership number 5157. We adhere very strictly to the AITO Quality Charter.
ATTA – (Adventure Travel Trade Association). The organisation and its members are committed to addressing issues associated with tourism and travel when it comes to responsibility and sustainability.
We are an IATA (International Air Transport Association) Accredited Agent and we hold an ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence) with licence number 1228.
We know financial security is important to you and that you want the peace of mind knowing that your holiday arrangements are financially protected. All our holidays are financially protected; we provide full protection for our flight inclusive package holidays by way of our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL), number 1228 and we provide full financial protection for our non-flight inclusive packages by way of a bond held with ABTA.
We are a family-owned business and, although a small company (deliberately so), our team are some of the most experienced in the business. We take enormous pride from the fact that you have entrusted the organisation of such an important event to us, and we really do enjoy preparing and delivering your holiday arrangements. We believe that no question is too big or too small, detail is very, very important, and we focus on delivering exactly what you want with trust and commitment.
We are extremely particular when it comes to our suppliers! We only work with the best – companies who hold the same values that we do and who are as committed to your fantastic holiday experience as we are. We have visited them all, tested their products, eaten their food, often met their families, cuddled their pets…and drunk their wine! We do not choose their products from a ‘shop shelf’ and drop them into a basket; we need to have first-hand, hands-on, experience of their product and service before they go anywhere near being recommended by us or being included our tours. Their qualifications, experience, licencing, health and safety procedures and reliability are as important to us as ours are to you.
Our holidays are meticulously designed so that you really have the chance to see, hear, smell, taste and touch the places you visit. Scandinavia and the Nordic countries are wonderful destinations, populated by friendly, welcoming locals who are eager to share their history, culture and nature with you. They are keen to ensure you experience their homeland responsibly, comfortably and safely so that when you return home you will recommend their destination and hospitality to your family, friends and colleagues. We work very closely with all our local suppliers to come up with the very best, and most enticing and exciting, ways of helping you to do just that.
Our company started life in 1973 when Roy Taber, having visited Norway several times and fallen head over heels in love, followed his ambition of preparing, promoting and selling holidays to Norway. He called his collection of tours Norway Only, since this was all he sold! Gradually, over the years, our collection of tours has grown to encompass all the Scandinavian and Nordic countries and Norway Only became Scandinavia Only. We are one of the longest serving UK specialist tour operators to Scandinavia.
During 2009 our Managing Director, Suzel, was awarded Norway Travel Ambassador of the Year by Innovation Norway. The intention of the award is to honour those individuals among tour operators whose exceptional personal enthusiasm, drive, and love of Norway sets them apart from many other operators who also promote Norwegian products. Norway will always be Suzel’s first love, as this was the first destination she visited as a child and developed lifelong friendships. Norway still takes her breath away, even after years of travelling the length and breadth of the country.
Travelling with us doesn’t just end when your holiday finishes. Your feedback is very important to us, and we value all comments to ensure our products are constantly the best they can possibly be. In fact, the favourite part of our job is when we receive emails from clients who want to share their holiday experience with us, through stories and photos – we love knowing you’ve had a great time!