About Us

Established in 1992, Masterfare is widely recognised as a pioneer in the field of pilgrimage and VFR (Visit Friends and Relations) travel.

We are the UK’s leading specialist in this sector and in the years that have followed since the company was created our reputation with both travellers and industry partners alike continues to go from strength to strength.

Each year thousands of pilgrims trust us to manage their travel requirements, safe in the knowledge that our word is our bond, they can rely on a consistently high level of customer service, that our supply chain is professionally managed at all times and that we really do care that they enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

The Masterfare name is universally recognised by governments, airlines, hoteliers and many of the other support organisations involved with pilgrimage travel. We work with a large number of partners ranging from travel agencies to group organisers and community leaders to individual travellers. 

Our team has unrivalled industry experience and we work hard to ensure that our travellers interests always come first. It is no coincidence that we have an extremely loyal and dedicated group of customers that have worked with us for many years.

In addition to looking after pilgrimage travel, we operate a highly successful air fare programme for the VFR market (Visit Friends and Relations). Our agents are skilled in finding the most competitive air fares and as a result of our buying power we are able to offer rates that are not available through other travel companies.

Masterfare is owned by the Statesman Travel Group, one of the UK’s largest travel management companies (www.statesmantravel.com).

With BGF (Business Growth Fund) (www.bgf.co.uk) as investors, we have access to significant financial support provided by Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered. Our customers can therefore rest assured that when they book through Masterfare their investment with us is financially protected at all times.

Our head office located in South West London is a state of the art travel centre and our customers in the North of England have access to our team based in Manchester.


Financial Protection

Masterfare are a fully registered ATOL member under Statesman Travel Services Ltd, the division that makes up the group’s specialist travel brands.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

ATOL membership number: 1607