1758, is one of the longest established travel companies. It has also worked as a news agent, cargo agent, ship-historia forex, banker, insurance agent, and dealer of several travel-related activities.
Its core activities now include the sale of packaged holidays for leisure travel. Cox was born in Yorkshire in 1718. His father had made a good living as a lawyer and had moved from his birthplace in Clent in Worcestershire to Yorkshire. He then bought an estate near Quarley in Hampshire. Cox’s career took off when Lord Ligonier led the Flanders campaigns of the War of the Austrian Succession.
In one letter sent back to London, Richard Cox made a demand that “suitable winter provisions and housing should be made available for the three English companies” and he became entwined with logistics and the general welfare of the troops. There were about a dozen main agents working for the army at that time and each regimental colonel chose one to serve their troops. These agents arranged the payment of officers and men, organised the provision of clothing, acted as intermediaries for the buying and selling of officers’ commissions and acted on any special requests from the regimental adjutant. In 1765 Cox went into partnership with Henry Drummond, whose family ran the London bank. Drummond moved from Cox’s house in Albemarle Street to Craig’s Court, just off what is now Whitehall. During the 1770s the company continued to grow, aided by war in the American Colonies and the threat of invasion from France. The company was thriving by the time of the outbreak of war with France in 1793, employing some 35 clerks.
In 1795 they served 14 regiments of cavalry, 64 infantry regiments and 17 militia regiments, becoming the largest military agent for the army. Richard Cox died in August 1803, leaving his grandson Richard Henry Cox firmly established, with Mr Greenwood as controlling partner. Co grew through the 18th and 19th centuries. Co met the demand for officers to be looked after. The company set up five branches in India between 1905 and 1911. Co employed some 180 staff, of which one third joined the army.
During the war some 250,000 men were on their books, 50,000 cheques were cleared a day and a special department was set up to deal with the influx of American soldiers in 1917. By the end of the war some 4,500 people worked for the firm. Co suffered a downturn in business as a result of the end of the war in 1918. King Bank, who had a large network of branches in India. During the 1930s, Lloyds sold its Indian interests to Grindlays Bank, who also took the travel and shipping agencies, which continued to flourish in India. Eastern Carrying Company’ on 7 June 1939, under the Indian Companies Act, VII of 1913.
23 February 1950, after the introduction of Companies Act 1956. National and Grindlays Bank Ltd, and increased its focus on the business of travel and tourism. Kings, which at the time was mainly India-based. In 1980, Grindlays divested its non-banking activities because of governmental regulations. This business interest in the travel business was bought by Mr.
It also branched out into special interest holidays for artists, botanists and natural historians. Kings opened a USA office in June 1988 in New York, NY, then moved the USA office to Tampa, Florida. Clearmine Ltd, a company incorporated in the UK. ETN Services Ltd is the wholly owned subsidiary of Clearmine Ltd and it carries out destination management services for tours to Europe as well as inbound tours in Europe for other tour operators. The latter is a dedicated wholesaler of products and services to other tour operators.
It also offers ground handling capabilities in select geographies. Kings Ltd, the global parent company. Kings, The Americas, and became responsible for all sales in North and South America. Kings, The Americas relocated from Tampa to Los Angeles, California in May 2011. 25 million, and trades under that brand. Kings group sold Camping unit for GBP 89 million.
Kings announced the sale of the camping division of its subsidiary Holidaybreak, to France’s Homair Vacances, for 892 crores. Its offering encompasses a range of accommodation options with over 54,800 properties globally, which can be booked up to a year in advance. The acquisition fits the Group’s strategic intent to expand its global online and B2C leisure proposition. Explore Worldwide Limited for GBP 25.