The story of Voigt Travel
Friedrich Anton Voigt
Our passion for travel dates back to 1857 when the German trader Friedrich Anton Voigt settled down in the port of Rotterdam to became one of the largest ship brokers in the Netherlands, well-known for its cargo to the Hanseatic League. After the Second World War the new owner decided to also take passengers across the Baltic Sea which was the cradle for the foundation of Voigt Travel Ltd.
Innovative and trendsetting
For decades Voigt Travel has been the leading specialist in car holidays to the Arctic Circle. Every summer thousands of people drove their cars on the ferry to Finland to start a roundtrip to the Polar Circle and the Midnight sun in Finnish Lapland or further up to the North Cape in northern Norway.
Success in this area made it possible to explore other outskirts in Europe such as the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean. Soon the first fly & drive packages followed, to the Pure North as well as the True South.
Largest in the world
In 2003 Voigt Travel took a huge step by offering active winter holidays in conjunction with a direct charter flight to Northern Europe. This was entirely at the companies' own risk thus creating a brand new travel experience. We are still the only travel company in the world that offers so many own flight connections to Finnish Lapland, Swedish Lapland and Northern Norway.
Introducing our company
Who are we?
We are a group of enthusiastic travel organisers. Some of us are real explorers and innovative thinkers where others are great organizers and experts in getting things done the best possible way. Together we are a devoted team serving the needs of today’s travellers.
Though it may seem that the world is explored and doesn't have any secrets anymore we strongly believe that there is still a lot to experience nearby in places that have been overlooked because they are difficult to reach or simply not familiar.
What do we do?
We are an independent tour operator specialised in package tours and customized holidays to the outskirts of Europe proposed as the Pure North and the True South. In summer we offer mainly individual car tours and fly & drive packages. In winter we offer active holidays integrated with a charter production to the snowy hills and forests of Lapland and the northern lights in Norway. We offer full service. Our goal is to make sure that our guests travel on a small scale, carefree and in comfort, where there's plenty of space for adventure and experiences of all kind. Unique experiences that exceed all expectations.
Why do we do it?
We know that there are still many places to be (re)discovered. There's more need than ever to get away from it all and go back to the essence. We believe that an immersive experience is the new luxury in travel. Our goal is to explore them so that our guests arrive at secret unexpected places where they meet interesting people and get acquainted with a different way of life.
What we have accomplished
Our office is like a boiling pot of creativity where valuable ideas are constantly transformed into new and innovative products with best possible services. Our customers choose to travel with us for validation of their need for expertise, comfort and security. Our tours are care-free, including all basic needs from transport to lodging and meals but above all they bring many extra added services. Experiences that are very difficult to imagine or duplicate but create unforgettable memories.
Voigt Travel is the only travel company in the world to fly directly to 4 major airports in Finnish Lapland, 1 in Swedish Lapland and 2 in Northern Norway. Our flights leave from December to April and function as a gateway to the magic winter of the Pure North for Dutch and Flemish travellers. In less than four hours they arrive in a completely different world full where the magic of unspoilt nature, plenty of snow, unforgettable experiences and the northern lights is waiting for them.
How do we do it?
Since our foundation we have been following a distinct road to success by exploring unpredictable destinations and unknown regions often with a lack of infrastructure. We get in touch with local stakeholders about the possibilities to develop a touristic infrastructure, based on both their and our knowledge. We prefer to work with partners that have a strong bond with their home region. Our aim is to build up a long-term relationship or rather become friends in business.
How can you join us?
Partnerships play a key role in the efforts of Voigt Travel to develop a destination or fulfil our customers’ needs. Only by working together with extraordinary partners, including governments, local communities, businesses and individual companies we can achieve a successful and lasting product. We recognize that innovative and respectful ways of doing business improve the quality of life locally and ensures development and an increase of holidays to our destinations.
Partnership with Voigt Travel
Voigt Travel engages with companies who have new ideas that really can make a difference. Are you? We are looking for partnerships with companies that work in the field of travel such as destination development companies, other specialised tour operators, accommodation and service suppliers and airlines. Our aim is to create an equal opportunity where both partners are considered to invest time, money and above all creative ideas.
Are you interested in exploring a partnership with Voigt Travel, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org