Gates Travel Management

Gates Travel Management


Gates Travel is an independently owned travel agency based in Kendal, Cumbria. For over 80 years the company has been providing business travel services to a wide variety of organisations locally in the North West, nationally and internationally.

Our clients include local authorities, national retailers, NHS trusts and charities, as well as many smaller businesses such as training and management consultancies.

Stemming from our historical links with the Provincial Insurance company which was based in Kendal, we have a number of clients in the insurance and financial sectors throughout the UK.

We are a specialist supplier of travel services to the education sector, working with colleges, universities and schools, both independent and publically funded. We provide staff travel facilities as well as group and individual student travel in the UK and worldwide.

As a member of Advantage Business Travel, Gates Travel is part of the largest independent business travel management consortium in the UK. Advantage generates a group turnover in excess of £1.1 billion a year, meaning we can match the buying power of the biggest global operators for all business travel requirements.

History of Gates Travel

A G Gates Ltd was incorporated in 1932, although the company's origins date back to the early years of the century.

A turning point came when the London, Midland and Scottish Railway offered Ashton Gates a licence to sell tickets, establishing a railway booking office in Kendal separate from the local station. In those days the railway companies owned their own hotels and operated many of the ferry routes to Ireland and the Continent, all of which could be booked at A G Gates.

Now with branches in Kendal and Ambleside and a dedicated Business Travel department, Gates Travel serves customers from across the UK, continuing to provide dependable service, individual care and professional advice.

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