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TravelLocal is all about bespoke travel - with a difference.

We help you to create holidays your way, with carefully selected local experts in your destination. Since 2012 we have scoured the globe to find these expert companies - entrepreneurs and innovators from Argentina to Zanzibar and anywhere in between. They know where you’re going better than anyone. These experts craft unforgettable trips, unique to you, combining your ideas with their local knowledge and contacts, to bring the world to life. So you get a better, more authentic holiday experience and they get a fairer deal. And for peace of mind, we are members of ABTA and your booking is 100% financially protected.

TravelLocal is all about bespoke travel - with a difference.

TravelLocal started life as a question that Tom wrote down while chatting to a customer at a big, faceless tour operator:

“If you want to go to India or Tanzania or Peru - why would you speak to someone in the UK, or a travel agent near where you happen to live?”

It’s a simple question, with a simple answer......currently the travel industry makes it hard for you to plan your adventures any other way. TravelLocal changes this.

Tom realised that with the internet there was an obvious way to bring together travellers and local travel experts from around the world.

At the same time Huw was working 6000 miles away in Asia, for a small and brilliant Cambodian travel company. Looked at from Cambodia, and in fact from most destinations, tourism doesn’t benefit local people as much as it should. Many visitors could also see that clearly and wanted to go direct - but didn’t know how to do so safely and easily. Perhaps there was a way for holidays to benefit both the traveller and the destination more than they currently did?

We make it safe and easy for you to create and book tailor-made holidays with carefully selected local travel companies around the world, online and securely on TravelLocal.com. If you want to get an amazing trip, which is 100% financially protected, put together by real local experts on the ground and which benefits local economies, then you’ve come to the right place!

1. Financial protection for 100% of your booking

We are members of ABTA, the largest UK travel association, and this means that all your money is protected by an insurance bond with them. In fact any money paid to us by any customer, travelling from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world is protected. You pay TravelLocal, a UK company, benefitting from this ABTA protection, and we pay the local company. So there’s no need for you to transfer money to far-flung destinations. In the unlikely event that either the local travel company or TravelLocal were to cease trading for any reason, you would get 100% of your money back.

2. Create your holiday with proven, reliable travel experts

We carefully select the local companies on our website. We want you to feel safe and to experience the real soul of your destination. Finding the right company to deliver that is hard work – for us, but no longer for you! Large, international tour companies or the travel agents where you live don’t have the most up-to-date knowledge about each destination. Yet if you do want to book directly there are many local travel companies in every destination to choose from - and no way of knowing which are the good ones. That’s where TravelLocal comes in. We do extensive research and due diligence to find local companies that have a proven track record of creating great tailor-made holidays for travellers like you.

2. ‘Buy local’ - for a better, fairer deal all round

We believe that what you pay for your holiday should financially benefit local people in your destination as much as possible, as well as it being an incredible experience for you. We work with expert travel companies - all locally owned and managed - in destinations around the world. When you book with TravelLocal, more of your money ends up in your destination compared to booking with international travel companies or a travel agent where you live.

Nilukshi Kumarasingha

Tom is originally from Kent, in England and loves real ale and trains. In hindsight TravelLocal wouldn’t have worked without this unique combination - we talked strategy on long train journeys and got creative at the local pub, all in the service of our travel revolution.

Shashen Karunanayake

Tom is originally from Kent, in England and loves real ale and trains. In hindsight TravelLocal wouldn’t have worked without this unique combination - we talked strategy on long train journeys and got creative at the local pub, all in the service of our travel revolution.

Chaturika Herath

Tom is originally from Kent, in England and loves real ale and trains. In hindsight TravelLocal wouldn’t have worked without this unique combination - we talked strategy on long train journeys and got creative at the local pub, all in the service of our travel revolution.

Sameera Gamage

Tom is originally from Kent, in England and loves real ale and trains. In hindsight TravelLocal wouldn’t have worked without this unique combination - we talked strategy on long train journeys and got creative at the local pub, all in the service of our travel revolution.

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