Founded in 1996 by Alison Rodgers Detonate has become the leading travel management company for the music and creative industries.
When the electronic music scene exploded in the mid 90’s DJs and promoters started to travel worldwide. Aware of her unique expertise and reputation in this field they were contacting Alison Rodgers, Eton Travel’s leisure manager to book their flights. Alison identified a gap in the market and Detonate was born.
Detonate has grown alongside the constantly evolving live music scene. Today we book travel for worldwide tours, festivals and live events, becoming a major player in the travel industry and the go-to specialists for some of the biggest names in the business.
Our clients range from music and media to film and TV, A-list celebrities to literary greats. We can book anything from a budget airline to a private jet. Combined with our access to specially negotiated fares and rates with airlines and hotels we will take the pressure off you, knowing all the essential travel arrangements are in our capable hands. Find out how.
THE VALUE WE ADD
Flexibility – No one can predict the future, cancelled gigs, last minute itinerary changes or serious delays. We can arrange alternative travel plans without the added stress, providing 24/7 support with our out of hours emergency number.
Easy payments – We take the financial headache away from management companies and artists by accepting split payments from all those involved in the tour.
Multicurrency – Your budget will often stretch further with the option to pay in the currency of choice, Euro’s or Sterling.
A well planned travel programme can save money and reduce stress. Using Detonate means tapping into our industry leading partnerships with airports, airlines and hotels – and benefitting from our status as an American Express Travel partner, meaning we can negotiate the best rates often with less restrictions.
We have each client’s preferences and frequent flyer information on file so your membership details, seat and meal preference will automatically be added to your booking. We know which airlines you like and don’t like, what class you prefer to travel in and we can suggest and book the best hotels for all budgets at the best rates by accessing our special discounts. Our team have experience of touring themselves and years of travel agent knowledge.