Pre-tax profits at Trailfinders rose nearly 52% year on year to £35.8 million.
Turnover was up 10.7% to £719.1 million in Trailfinders’ 2017-2018 financial year, which ran up to February 28.
Both pre-tax profits and turnover were record-breaking results for the agency chain.
In an update filed on Companies House, the chain, which has more than 30 branches and employs more than 1,000 staff, revealed that it had spent £10.1 million on charitable donations, £4.5 million in employer national insurance contributions, £5.8 million in corporation tax, £1.7 million in council tax and business rates, £800K in Atol fees and £24.5 million in Air Passenger Duty.
Founder and chairman Mike Gooley said: “This record-breaking performance shows how people value being able to arrange their travels quickly and easily in conversation with our knowledgeable consultants, while also giving Trailfinders the responsibility for the integrity of their travel plan.
“Thankfully it is not needed too much but having 24/7/365 support and all our resources is a further comfort to our clients should some unwelcome and unforeseen event threaten their holiday experience.”
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