DIRECT TRAVELLER (North Cyprus Specialist) is Ranked As No.77 Fastest Growing Company in Great Britain by The Sunday Times!

DIRECT TRAVELLER was on Sunday 5th December featured in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list. Ranked at number 77 in the whole of the UK, across all sectors (not just travel sector) as one of the fastest growing companies in Great Britain. This is based on 3 years of sales growth. Ranking position is number 77 out of 2 million private companies.

DIRECT TRAVELLER has once again represented North Cyprus and Turkish community in the forefront of the British Media, side by side of major corporations of the UK – creating major interest for the DIRECT TRAVELLER brand and a positive standing for North Cyprus. DIRECT TRAVELLER is recognised as the UK’s leading tour operator to North Cyprus. It is also now ranked by the Sunday Times and Virgin as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK.

This award has never been received by any other company representing Turkish Cyprus. The listing as number 77 within 2 million companies means that DIRECT TRAVELLER will also be visiting Richard Branson’s Oxfordshire home for a prestigious awards ceremony, and other key events.

DIRECT TRAVELLER will be meeting Richard Branson, top MP’s and elite business men. This will be an unprecedented event in the history of North Cyprus.

The award highlights the fact that there are so many opportunities for North Cyprus, even within the embargoed environment it is faced with.

Ramadan Ozdemir, Managing Director at DIRECT TRAVELLER comments: “We are delighted to hear that we are part of such a prestigious list of successful business. It is a real measure of the progress we are making. To be recognised in this way is an incredible achievement for us and gives us the confidence to do more, so that we can grow further and delight more holidaymakers, while representing North Cyprus our home country.”

DIRECT TRAVELLER began trading in 2003 and has since experienced great success.

The company reported 54% growth in its last reported results, reaching a turnover of £5.5 million by the end of their financial year (31st March 2010.)

The Fast Track 100 features the fastest growing private companies in the UK based on financial performance over three years.

The companies are ranked by their compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over three years based on the latest audited accounts.

DIRECT TRAVELLER was setup in 2003 by Ramadan Ozdemir. His family is Turkish from Binatli (Limasol). His mother is from a well known family in this area with grand fathers name Enver Cakartas (muhtar in this village). His father’s family is also from Binatli, again the grandfather is well known Ramadan Mualim (Ramadan Ozdemir). Both the mother and father of Ramadan ozdemir (managing director) moved to England around 1974 and setup their life there. With strong connections and a very large family in North Cyprus – their hearts and their expertise lead them to promote their home country to the UK.

DIRECT TRAVELLER is recognised as the UK’s leading tour operator to North Cyprus, and now number 77 within 2 million private companies for their success of rapidly fast growth for the past 3 years.

Now officially a Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track Top 100 Company

Details with the full list of top 100 companies and rankings were disclosed on 5th December 2010 in The Sunday Times newspaper and available online at

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