Roger Walker Travel’s History

It is with great pride that we look back to 1998 when we started from very humble beginnings working from a back bedroom!

Today the Roger Walker Travel group consists of four companies; Ski 2, Tennis Holidays and our travel agency RWT. Our continued success has been thanks to those customers who choose to make use of our services year on year. We believe this has been soley due to the level of service we offer and our passion for making sure that your holiday is a throughly positive experience.

We hope you will find the following potted history of the company, showing our development into the four companies we are today, of interest.

November 1998

Roger Walker resigns from his role as Sales and Marketing Manager for a specialist ski tour operator to set up Roger Walker Travel Ltd., based in the back bedroom of his Hampshire home. Simon Brown resigns from his position as Resorts Manager for the same ski company.

June 1999

Roger Walker and Simon Brown launch Ski 2, as a specialist ski tour operator to Champoluc and the Monterosa ski area .

September 2000

Roger Walker Travel recruits its first full-time staff member.

September 2001

Roger Walker Travel moves to serviced offices in Kings Worthy.

September 2002

Roger Walker and Simon Brown launch Tuscany Too.

June 2003

Roger Walker Travel moves to larger premises at The Old Forge on the High Street in Twyford.

October 2003

Roger Walker Travel acquires business from Black Swan Travel from its retiring owner Carol Frost.

June 2004

Roger Walker Travel/Ski 2 is selected as a finalist for the ‘Small Business of the Year Award’ as part of the Winchester Business Awards 2004.

November 2005

Roger Walker Travel acquires Tennis Holidays in the Sun from Romsey-based Sports and Leisure Ltd.

June 2006

Roger Walker is selected as a finalist for the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2006’ as part of the Winchester Business Awards 2006.

December 2006

Ski 2 launches its second resort of San Cassiano in the Italian Dolomites.

October 2008

Roger Walker Travel secures the Freehold purchase of The Old Forge in Twyford as its office.

April 2009

Ski 2 decides not to continue with offering the resort of San Cassiano, but concentrate on the Italian resort of Champoluc.

December 2012

Ski 2 is short-listed in ‘Best Specialist Tour Operator’ category in the World Snow Awards 2013.

November 2013

The refurbishment of The Old Forge is completed.

January 2014

Ski 2, wins a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the World Snow Awards 2014 in the ‘Best Specialist Tour Operator’ category.

January 2014

Ski 2 acquires local based ski company Snowteam Les Gets.

Autumn 2016

Roger Walker Travel Ltd. is restructured to separate our ski and travel agency business. Roger Walker Travel Ltd. is our independent travel agency business, including Tennis Holidays and our sister company Ski 2 Ltd. offers ski holidays, short breaks and ski weddings to Champoluc and Les Gets.