Gold Medal Travel Group thinks its travel packages and services take first prize. As a travel consolidator, the company offers a variety of online travel services and products (airfares, hotel reservations, auto rental) to travel agents throughout the UK. Gold Medal Travel customers can choose from 1,500 destinations and 30,000 hotels in countries around the world. The company concentrates on providing cruises and packages to such destinations as Dubai, the Indian Ocean, and South Africa; Canada and the US; the Far East; and Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. The company is owned by European travel giant Thomas Cook Group through Gold Medal Travel's parent company Gold Medal International.