About Us

The Travel Luncheon Club was formed in 1931 with the express aim of bringing together members of the domestic and international travel sector in a convivial atmosphere for the well-being of the industry and those who work within it.

Today it is a vibrant club welcoming active members from the diverse travel industry as well as those from associated professions.

Our Meetings

Based at The Dorchester Hotel on famous Park Lane, London since the 1950s, the Club continues a tradition of networking lunches. Special events include a summer gala event and a fabulous Christmas party lunch in December.

Guest speakers are regularly invited to the events. Recent participants include star for stage and screen and patron of Dover Counselling Centre Christopher Biggins, journalist and former civil servant Sir Bernard Ingham, football legend Terry Neill, broadcaster Esther Rantzen and astrologer, presenter and dementia campaigner Russell Grant. The club also supports a number of worthwhile charities during the year with themed lunches.

Our History

The Travel Luncheon Club can trace its origins to the 1920’s when two separate groups of travel professionals, then meeting regularly at the Café Monico in Piccadilly and the Coventry Restaurant in Coventry Street realised that they had a great deal in common and agreed to combine. On 16th February 1931 the Travel Luncheon Club was formed.

In 1950 the club moved to one of the world’s truly iconic hotel venues, The Dorchester, on London’s famous Park Lane. That happy association continues to this day with The Dorchester very much the 'home' of the Travel Luncheon Club.

Travel Evolution

The club has continually evolved as the nature of the travel industry has changed.

Back in the 1920s and 1930s most travel was by rail or liner and in the 1960s and 1970s the package holiday was king. Today the sector has much to do with independent travel, low cost airlines, ferry travel, cruises and online bookings.

The Travel Luncheon Club continues to thrive, welcoming new members from the travel industry as well as associated and allied professions in a proud history stretching back more than 75 years.