Bridge and Wickers History

Jerry Bridge and David Wickers - Founders of Bridge & Wickers World of TravelBridge and Wickers World of Travel are today one of the UK’s best New Zealand and Australian holiday specialists. When it comes to  luxury tailor made holidays to Australia, New Zealand and more recently, Canada, Bridge & Wickers are at the top of their game. All their travel consultants are passionate about travel and are very happy to share their expertise in designing individual holidays that will suit most travellers’ individual needs and budgets. 

You will find the Bridge and Wickers sales team friendly, well travelled and extremely knowledgeable. They are prepared to go that extra mile to ensure you have the finest holiday at a most attractive price without compromising on the experience.

Looking back at the early days, (early 2004) there were the usual set up costs any new company Directors team at Bridge & Wickers World of Travel would have but finding the right business partner for Jerry Bridge, not to mention a unique marketing angle were two of the most important challenges. Fortunately, David Wickers was able and willing to ‘cross the line’ from chief travel correspondent at the Sunday Times Travel desk to Director & business partner in the very different world of tour operating. David’s knowledgeable and trustworthy ‘journalistic insight’ into travel and his creative writing skills were both innovative and refreshingly different – the partnership was a perfect fit!

Jerry Bridge & David Wickers also believed their ‘experience led’ approach to selling tailor made holidays to Australia, New Zealand and Canada helped Bridge and Wickers quickly become one of the UK’s most respected luxury travel brands.

Bridge & Wickers was sold to the ‘Ultimate Travel Company’ in March 2012 after Jerry Bridge decided that he wanted to live in New Zealand.