OUR ADDED VALUE

Since 1960 we have been showing you France through our eyes! We are your partner throughout the conception, planning and operation of your event.
Our experience and the excellent suppliers with whom we work permit us to propose original and well-planned events for your clients whether it is for groups or individuals.
France is our 'playground' and the great hotels, restaurants and venues throughout the country are our partners. The phrase we enjoy using most is "Welcome back"!

Accommodation

Activities

Evening Functions

Private Events

Transports

Visits & excursions

FRENCH PROVINCES

FRENCH PROVINCES

France is of course not only Paris! There are many different regions of France, each one with its own specialties. Great choice of scenery, different foods and wines and in each one different traditions and places of historic and cultural interest worth a visit. From the Normandy beaches to the Loire Valley – sail down the Rhone river from Lyon to Avignon – enjoy Provence before enjoying the high life on the French Riviera. So much to see.

Normandy

Normandy

The home of cheese and cider
and the historic landing beaches of 1944!

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

One of France’s most renowned wine growing areas
near the Atlantic ocean.

Bourgogne

Bourgogne

Burgundy, wine, good food and beautiful scenery.
Can also be visited by boat!

Marseille / Provence

Marseille / Provence

Burgundy, wine, good food and beautiful scenery.
Can also be visited by boat!

French Riviera

French Riviera

Magnificent setting on the Mediterranean where Cannes, St Tropez and Monte Carlo evoke splendor and excitement. The home of good living.

Châteaux de la Loire

Châteaux de la Loire

The most elegant collection of castles built by the Kings and Queens of France in the late Middle ages.
Outstandingly beautiful.

Champagne

Champagne

Bubbles galore in this unique wine growing area situated not too far from Paris!

ACHIEVEMENTS & REFERENCES

500 agents from the USA over a ten day period including fifteen split groups for different regions from Bordeaux to Marseille and Lyon to Champagne. Everyone wanted to visit the Normandy beaches and of course Paris with gourmet dinners at Les Invalides, Chateau de Chantilly, and a privatized Seine river cruise with its own originality!

2200 agents in an original combined program between Belgium and France – from Bruges to Giverny! Nostalgic Parisian evenings with the theme "Paris Je T'aime" in the ballrooms of two of Paris's finest incentive hotels.

150 Brazilian bankers wanted to see it all from Monte Carlo to St Tropez and the famous Castellet racetrack before boarding the high speed TGV to Paris and the gala in Versailles! Very special.

5500 US agents visited Paris with a specially designed program to include all the imaginable tours from Normandy to Champagne – Louvre, Versailles, and Paris walking tours. That final touch - a fun evening at Bercy where everyone can enjoy themselves.

  • 1960 Creation of Holt Travel, located 12 rue du Helder, still the same address today. Alan Holt & Madeleine Gelbart
  • 1967 Holt organises its first incentive group from the USA, 150 persons December 15th Hotel Royal Monceau
  • 1967 Susan Holt joins the company
  • 1968 Holt Travel survives May 1968...
  • 1970 Grand Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, 20 groups per year for 9 years
  • 1976 Holt travel buys out Paris Welcome Service - Holt Travel becomes Holt Paris Welcome Service
  • 1979 Creation of VIP Riviera Service, Holt office on the French Riviera
  • 1980 British Airways buys 51% of HOLT shares to sell Sovereign Holidays package tours in France, for 5 years
  • 1982 Ford Europe – 12 000 participants between July 14th and August 15th from 13 different European countries… without mobile phone!
  • 1983 VSOE programs in Paris until 2013 – twice weekly services for passengers making a stop in Paris on the Venice Simplon Orient Express (now Belmond) private train
  • 1983 Concorde programs (Goodwood Travel) in Paris and Nice until 2003, 198 passengers per month for 20 years
  • 1986 Chrysler USA 600 pax to celebrate the centenary of the Statue of Liberty
  • 1986 Insurance company from USA two programs to Bordeaux to visit AXA who eventually bought the company now called AXA USA
  • 1987 Important staff change: arrival of Annie Welch who became Vice President of Holt and remained for 20 years!
  • 1987 till 2000 providing crew changes on major international cruise ships for sailors joining ships in France
  • 1988 to 2000 Organisation of major football teams from England and Scotland for matches in France – Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle, Tottenham, Rangers
  • 1988 Xerox USA brings 5 000 participants to Paris for an incentive for 6 weeks
  • 1990 Signature of a 3 years contract with State Farm Insurance 1000 pax per week for five weeks per year for 3 years
  • 1990 American Friends of Versailles every 3 years until now
  • 1995 Holt is proudly invited to join Euromic and becomes Euromic France
  • 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, Holt welcomes in total for this event 7 000 Brazilians, 1 500 Americans and 2 000 Europeans
  • 2005 Alfa Farmers Montgomery Alabama – final night dinner at Chalet des Iles – group was obliged to row race to the restaurant - the winner won a magnum of Champagne
  • 2012 Welcome of 1 800 participants from Auto Owners Insurance USA to Brussels, Bruges & Paris
  • 2014 Welcome of 5 000 participants from State Farm Insurance USA
  • 2014 Tour de France sponsor Dimension Data logistics during the race, every year until now
  • 2017 Holt merges with Nacara Destination Management, same spirit and same culture, Holt is still Holt

DNA

The history of the company goes with its permanent desire to update ideas, provide new programs and help our visitors enjoy some of the enchantment of France whilst maintaining the highest level of service.
Over the years we have had the pleasure of working on some of the great programs in France and have a tradition of fidelity to our clients and our clients towards us!
We are a relatively small company on purpose. We believe that good service requires a very personal involvement even in the present era of robots and computers! We are always very present on site to make sure our clients get the best possible service!
The reputation of Holt as a faithful partner is renowned throughout France as we work continuously with the great professionals of tourism – from hotels, restaurants, boat and transport companies and prestigious venues.
Our clientele comes from all over the world. Our daily objective is that your clients return happy!

TEAM

Pascal

Pascal

Managing Director
Nicolas

Nicolas

Communication Director
Susan

Susan

Consultant
Laetitia

Laetitia

Team Leader
Leisure Department
Soufiya

Soufiya

Team Leader
Mice Department
Anna

Anna

Operations Executive
Sabrina

Sabrina

Operations Executive
Lisa

Lisa

Operations Executive
Anne-claire

Anne-claire

Operations Executive
Élodie

Élodie

Executive Assistant