Launching Autumn 2021
Sam Gough, Travel Differently
Travel Differently was formed in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, when global travel ground to a halt and we suddenly realised just how privileged we had been to travel the world up until this point. With borders closed and countries in lockdown, we yearned for a chance to explore the wonders of our fragile planet again, and committed to doing so in harmony with local populations and their environment. To reduce our carbon footprint. To fly less and travel slower. To be more thoughtful about where and when we visit, and how we can leave a positive impact behind. And ultimately to make the travel experience itself better than ever before.
TO TRAVEL AGAIN. BUT DIFFERENTLY.
We believe that travel is a force for good if it is planned thoughtfully, mitigating environmental impacts, and ensuring that local habitats and communities benefit from our visits. This is why we established our founding principles of travelling Greener, Fairer, and Better.
Our love of travel is primarily inspired by nature, and yet modern tourism has done much to damage the very places that we venture so far to admire. However, it also has a unique potential to regenerate ecosystems, protect wildlife, and to inspire further action on sustainability.
This is why Travel Differently work only with destinations, properties and activities that seek to operate in harmony with their local environment, and why we both Carbon Offset all trips and donate to emerging Carbon Capture technology through Tomorrow's Air.
We believe that engaging and supporting communities in the areas that we visit is not only the ethical thing to do, but that it also significantly improves the travel experience. As such we work exclusively with partners who hold this same commitment to sustainability and social development, and treat local communities as partners (rather than products.
Similarly we use carbon offset schemes that benefit people as well as the environment, by seeking to reduce poverty, inequality, and a reliance on fossil fuels.
We know that by travelling in a greener and fairer way, your holiday adventure will already be more enjoyable and rewarding. We also pride ourselves on providing a fully personalised service, arranging fully bespoke trips after getting to know you and your individual travel needs, rather than selling a readymade package.
As a 100% independent boutique tour operator, the quality of your trip is our only priority, and every booked guest will have direct contact with our founder to ensure the trip is perfected.
When you are ready to plan your next holiday, get in contact via the enquiry form and we can start talking about how to make your dreams come true.
Our first aim will be getting to know you, your travel style, needs, wants and preferences, so we can ensure everything is tailored perfectly.
Once we've had that first chat, we'll spend the next 48 hours building your personalised travel itinerary. We don't rush it as we are all about the detail.
This gets sent to your email, along with an interactive webpage version. Read it through, and scribble down any questions for our follow-up chat.
If you want anything on your plan changed or clarified we'll get on with that next. Perfection, you may have noticed, is our minimum standard.
Once you are happy and ready, we'll just need to take a deposit to secure the trip... and you can start looking forward to an amazing adventure!