Mark Fryer%2C MD of Success Tours

Trowbridge-based group tour operator, Success Tours has appointed Mark Fryer as its new managing director, with former MD Tony Flanagan becoming director of sales for the wider Albatross group.

Fryer (pictured) joined Albatross (the parent company of Success Tours) back in 2003 as product manager for Italy, a destination the company has a strong reputation for. He has been head of wholesale sales and operations and was appointed to the Group Board in 2009.

Success Tours offers groups tours by coach and air to a range of destinations in the UK, Europe and long haul favourites too.

Mark takes the reins of a company that has been voted the Best Group Tour Operator – Short Haul at the past three Group Leisure Awards by readers.

Success Tours also sells group holidays highlighting the cultural, artistic and historic aspects of destinations under its Discovery banner using knowledgeable local guides, with itineraries that include plenty of interest and local heritage. The tours are primarily aimed at societies and clubs that like to have a packed, varied itinerary and guides giving them a full background to the area.

Previous managing director, Tony Flanagan will take up the position of director of sales of the Albatross group and is now responsible for the sales of Albatross Travel, Albatross Europa and LHTS respectively. Tony joined Albatross as national sales manager for Success Tours ten years ago and is well known by group travel organisers across the country. He became general manager in 2013 before taking over from Steve Hornby as MD.

For more information you can telephone Success Tours on 01225-764205, e-mail or visit