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Back in 1974 two friends came together and signed up 500 customers for ski holidays with a house-party atmosphere. Jump forward 40+ years, 50,000 guests who travel to a mix of ski and beach resort each year and Mark Warner has grown into one of the most highly regarded independent tour operators in the UK.
Still privately owned and inspired, the Mark Warner customer is at the heart of everything we do. Over 50% book again and again, delighted by the combination of great locations, relaxed surroundings, superb facilities (tennis, watersports, great ski locations and childcare to name a few) and without doubt our brilliant, endlessly helpful staff who are also great company.
We believe it’s our attention to the big things as well as the little ones that make our holidays stand out. In winter this means excellent snow-sure resorts and comfortable, well-located accommodation shared with like-minded people, but also details such as freshly baked cakes at afternoon tea and sociable après-ski gatherings in the cosy hotel bars. While in summer our idyllic Mediterranean beach resorts with superb tennis, watersports and cycling facilities are real crowd pleasers but so is the freedom to simply unwind by the pool.
We are also innovators, having introduced ski hosting in the 1970s and set up our famous childcare programme in the 1980s. Indeed, if you are travelling with children you can be confident that wherever you holiday with us, our kids’ clubs and free evening childcare will leave every member of the family with memories to last a lifetime.
On the other hand, we run adult-only weeks in some of our chalet hotels and beach resorts in keeping with that original idea of providing holidays with a house-party vibe for singles, couples and friends with an enthusiasm for sport, sunshine and good living.
Henry Druce, Daily Telegraph, 2017
"There was so much about this trip with Mark Warner…that confirmed why I am a fan of family ski holidays."
Ed Nix, Oxford Times, 2016
"The thought of sailing had made me cringe until now….not anymore I loved it…Mark Warner have it sorted. With over 40 years’ experience and pleasing 50,000 clients a year, you can take a deep breath and trust them completely."
Joanna Tweedy, Daily Mail, 2016
"A winning break for sporty families. The real re-booking clincher is the childcare, which is brilliant and easily rivals the best UK day nurseries. Belle loves the carousel of face-painting, swimming games and slumber parties and you can tap into as much or as little of it as you need to, which is hugely appealing."
Capture by Lucy, May 2017
"Arriving at Levante is like stepping into modern luxury. We are absolute Mark Warner converts and do our best to convince our friends to join the club. Because once you are in it you realise there's no going back.”
More Than Toast, May 2017 visited Lakitira Beach Resort
“The fact that everything was sorted for us from the get-go, meant that I was free to do the important stuff with the children: swim, play and laugh.”
The Oliver's Mad House, May 2017 visited San Lucianu Beach Resort
“With a stunning beach on one side and some beautiful mountains on the other the resort really did have picturesque views wherever you looked.”
If you are keen for an amazing adventure working for a leading independant tour operator overseas then we may have just the job for you. We are actively seeking enthusiastic individuals who are conscientious and go that extra mile. Do you have bags of energy, plenty of initiative and a professional ‘can do’ attitude to help us maintain our high standards? If you'd like to join our dynamic Mark Warner team, check out our Recruitment page.