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Travel & Tourism Trade

Red Funnel’s B2B services are supported by our award-winning reputation for customer service and reliability. Learn more about how we can help your business. 

Travel & Tourism Trade

If you are an accommodation provider on the Isle of Wight we would love to carry your customers to and from the Isle of Wight and work with you to promote your business throughout the year.

What we can offer

We offer different options depending on the size of your establishment and whether you want to package ferry travel or allow customers to make their own bookings. We can help with customer profiling and provide valuable market insights to ensure you benefit from our advertising and PR activity, particularly if you join our holidays programme.

  • Trade Rates: Trade rates are available to accommodation providers who want to package ferry travel with accommodation. Cash or Credit accounts available dependent on circumstances.
    • Cash Account: All bookings will need to be paid for at the time of booking online or by phone. 
    • Credit account: Credit facilities are available with payment taken by direct debit 30 days after the outward travel date.  Other credit facilities may be available on request.
  • Discount Codes: If you prefer and it suits your business better, we can also offer Discount codes which are single use and give your customers a 15% discount on our standard web price.  This allows your customers to make and be responsible for their own ferry bookings.
  • Clubs & Associations: For any enquiries, please contact the Sales Team below. 

How to contact us: 

Enquiries & Account Management: 01983 681338.
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Red Funnel Holidays

Red Funnel Holidays offers customers a one-stop shop for Island holidays; where customers can search and book their ferry travel, place to stay and memory-making experiences.  

Red Funnel Holidays customers will enjoy: 

  • Hassle-free Isle of Wight Holiday bookings
  • 25% saving on ferry travel
  • Discounted attraction tickets 
  • Easy online amendments
  • Payment plans with low deposits 
  • ABTOT protection*

We've partnered with Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) - developed in partnership with Visit Britain, to enhance connectivity, reach and customer experience. 

Red Funnel Holidays partners will benefit from:

  • A new platform to reach a wider audience
  • Low commission rates and zero set-up fees - only pay for the bookings received
  • No minimum term contracts
  • Full control of your inventory
  • Red Funnel marketing campaigns and experience
  • Wide range of connected channel managers and property management systems (including TX Load - TXGB system)
  • Increased selling opportunities through connected distribution platforms

We feature hotels, guest houses, B&B's, self-catering cottages, lodges, static caravans and numerous camping and glamping options.

How to contact us: 

Enquiries: 01983 681338
Email: [email protected] 
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

* ABTOT bookings are protected under ‘The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018’ – with monies protected in the event of insolvency.

Groups & Coach Travel

Red Funnel’s dedicated sales team is here to help get your coach/group to and from the Isle of Wight.

Group & Coach Travel 

  • Cross-Solent travel for coaches at competitive rates, inclusive of passengers, subject to T&C's.
  • Luggage cages can be accommodated for large foot passenger groups, subject to availability, on Vehicle Ferry only. 
  • Online bookings for minibuses up to 8 metres
  • Vehicle Ferry and Red Jet foot passenger group rates available.
  • Over 162 years experience operating ferries to/from the Isle of Wight and extensive knowledge of what the Island has to offer.
  • Large terminals with dedicated coach lanes and a check-in time of just 30 minutes. 
  • Ro-ro ferries serving the Island with round-the-clock sailings. No centre casing makes loading and discharge really easy.
  • Onboard we have a dedicated café restaurant, Refuel, serving a variety of hot and cold food including the famous Red Funnel breakfast, a separate well stocked bar and premium Steam coffee outlet. We offer FREE Wi-Fi. Facilities you'd expect include lifts, disabled facilities and passenger assistance.

How to contact us: 

Enquiries & Account Management: 01983 681338.
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Travel Agents

What we can offer

Red Funnel offers ferry travel to Travel Agents and Tour Operators with customers wishing to visit the Isle of Wight. 10% commission is payable for the ferry element of the holiday.

Accounts spending less than £6k per annum will be on a 'pay as you go basis' (cash account). Credit facilities are available for larger accounts with invoices raised 30 days prior to departure. Get in touch with our Sales Team to find out more.

  • Book by phone: Credit and cash account quotes and bookings can be made by phone. Just call the Contact Centre on 02380 019192 and quote your account number. eTickets will be sent automatically.
  • Book online: Login to your credit or cash account to obtain a quote for ferry travel or book online. Any discounts and commission will be applied. eTickets will be sent automatically.
  • System integration: Agents, tour operators and multiples can book ferry travel with Red Funnel using their own systems if connected to Xchange, the Travel Trade hub from Pharos Data Ltd.