Peter Sommer Travels partners with The University of Liverpool for a unique ‘Knowledge Transfer Partnership’

January 16, 2015 | Peter Sommer Travels

Archaeological and cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels has signed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with The University of Liverpool’s Department of Archaeology, enabling an exceptional graduate from the department to work with the expert travel company in a mutually beneficial collaboration.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme is a UK-wide, Government-funded scheme, designed to encourage active relationships between universities and businesses. The scheme allows companies to access universities’ valuable expertise, as well as providing meaningful practical experience for a high-calibre graduate in an interesting and stimulating environment.

This six-month KTP is the very first to be agreed between a business and archaeologists; a graduate (the KTP Associate) from the university will work with Peter Sommer Travels to assist in the development of new cultural tour itineraries in the Mediterranean, including the company’s very first venture into Malta.

Says Peter Sommer, “Working with archaeologists at the University of Liverpool is the perfect link for us as a specialist tour operator. We are delighted to tap into their extensive research experience and knowledge of local areas in the Mediterranean to expand our range of expert-led archaeological tours in Turkey and to create our very first cultural tours in Malta.”

Says Dr. Alan Greaves, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology: “This project provides a perfect opportunity for a UK business to benefit from the Department’s extensive expertise and knowledge. It will also provide one of our graduates with invaluable experience of working on a real world project in the commercial sector.”

For more information on Peter Sommer Travels, which welcomes travel agency enquiries, call on 01600 888 220 or visit

ENDS – 12 January 2015

Notes to editors:

  • Specialising in archaeological and cultural tours, gulet cruises and private charters, Peter Sommer Travels offers expert-led holidays across Turkey, Greece, Italy and Sicily.
  • The gulet cruises, which include cultural itineraries as well as gastronomic and family tours, use fully-crewed, high-quality and beautifully-crafted Turkish gulets, complete with en-suite cabins and air-conditioning.
  • In addition to the gulet cruises, there are a number of land-based itineraries – also led by expert guides. These include city tours, such as Exploring Istanbul, Exploring Athens and Exploring Rome as well as Peter Sommer Travels’ signature In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great tour in Turkey.
  • Private charter of the gulets – which sleep between two and 24 guests – is also possible, whether this is replicating existing itineraries or creating tailor-made trips.

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