45. Mainstage Travel
The youth tour operator transforming the travel industry
Founders: Aden Levin and Rob Tominey
Founded: September 2011
Once in a lifetime clubbing holidays for young people starting from £120? Sound too good to be true? Well, not anymore. Created out of Aden Levin and Rob Tominey’s desire to revolutionise travel for the 18-24 market, the young founders spotted a business opportunity for affordable holidays whilst in Ibiza. The company now has three ‘cool and aspirational’ offerings: ‘Magaluf Takeover’, ‘Ayia Napa Takeover’ and its ski festival, ‘Snowboxx,’ with Ibiza, Malia and Zante Takeover all being added to their portfolio for 2014. All the trips are a massive hit with youngsters nationwide with over 15,000 people holidaying through the company so far. Projecting a turnover of £1.8m for the next financial year, the business credits its growth to both its price point and the value of its packages, arguing that competitors can’t match the combination of events and destinations that it provides. Currently in the process of obtaining an ATOL so that it can deliver both holidays and flights to guests, the company is also planning to expand its reach to new destinations.