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In The Footsteps was the brainchild of its founder Ian R Gumm in 2002 who developed it into a part-time business specialising in Genealogy Tours to the battlefields of France and Flanders. From these humble beginnings it grew into his full-time occupation and by 2009, the business had grown too big for one person to manage the administration as well as touring. It was at that point that Jo came on board as our Business Adminsitrator.

Under Jo and Ian's joint direction, the business continued to grow and by 2010 it had begun to recruit additional battlefield historians and guides to lead their tours. Today, they have a team of battlefield historian and guides that can cover all the major battlefields around the globe and many of the lesser known ones as well.

Year-on-year In The Footsteps achieved the coverted TripAdvisor Certificate of Efficiency leading to Hall of Fame status and in 2020 the Traveller's Choice Award. In 2020 we also picked up two travel industry awards recocnising our high levels of customer service and the quilty of the tours we provide. In 2020 we also gained the Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme and are proud to support those who serve.

Best Historic Battlefield Tour Operator

Lux Life Award

Lux-Life
2020 Travel & Tourism Awards

Travelers Choice 2020
Travelers Choice 2020



Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Best Historic Battlefield Tour Operator

M&A Today Award

M&A Today
Global Awards 2020

We continue to strive to improve our products and the service we deliver to our customers. In The Footsteps is proud to be recognised as a market leader.



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Page last updated: 25 October 2020.