History will tell that Cox and Kings, a British travel company that was founded way back in 1758 is the pioneer travel management company that catered to wealthy clients at that time. In the UK, travel companies usually are grouped into 3: multiples, miniples and independent institutions. Multiples are companies that are recognized to cater to national chains. These are usually owned by international multinational corporations or group of companies. On the other hand, miniples are companies that cater to clients regionally. Independent companies are travel institutions that cater to a special market.