Kuoni Travel Ltd was founded by Alfred Kuoni in 1906. Born in Switzerland in 1874, Alfred spent some years working abroad, whilst three of his brothers opened a freight forwarding agency in Zurich.
On returning to Switzerland in 1905 he entered his brothers' trade and soon suggested the addition of a travel agency to the already prospering freight business. Today Kuoni employs over 7,500 staff in 300 offices around the world. Kuoni in the UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuoni Travel Ltd in Switzerland.
Kuoni in the UK now also operates the Voyages Jules Verne, Travel Collection, Journeys of Distinction, Kirker Holidays, CV Travel & Carrier brands.