Neilson Active Holidays is the UK's leading provider of overseas active holidays.

Investment type
  • Secondary buyout
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LDC has a successful track record in the travel industry, but most importantly the investment team bought into our vision and growth strategy completely. This is critically important as we embark on the next phase of our journey.”

David Taylor, CEO
Neilson Active Holidays

Leading with experience

The business is led by CEO David Taylor, formerly of TUI, and Chairman Richard Bowden-Doyle, the former Managing Director of Thomson Holidays and, and more recently Non-Executive Director of Saga Travel Group.

David and Richard both joined Neilson in 2013, and under their management Neilson has become the UK’s leading overseas activity holiday specialist.

Consumer holiday trends

In January 2024, Neilson Beach Clubs released their Neilson Beach Clubs 2024 Activity Trends Report. The report highlights holiday trends from customers in 2023, the evolving consumer preferences and the innovative offerings that Neilson Beach Clubs has created to meet customer needs and trends for 2024.


Best Activity and Sports Holiday Company

2018 British Travel Awards

Best Ski and Winter Sports Holiday Company

2018 British Travel Awards