Paull Tickner, well known to North American agents with a U.K. specialty as the former owner of British Heritage Tours, has launched a new business.
Called Paull Tickner and Associates, it will work with travel agents to create pre- and post-cruise extensions and special-interest tours in the U.K.
Tickner was recently and briefly associated with Discover Travel and Tours of Worcester, England, as business development manager. As a result of that connection, he has a six-month commitment, starting in October, not to work with companies with which Discover has regular dealings.
Tickner said Discover recently issued a press release that incorrectly stated he was leaving the industry. To the contrary, Tickner said, he is ready now to work with agents to develop untapped niche markets immediately.