Bringing the world closer with cheap travel

by Victoria Bresman in Thailand

Bringing the world closer with cheap travel

The world is an incredible place. We want to bring it closer for those on smaller budgets. A tour operator not looking to make a million.

by Victoria Bresman in Thailand

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This project will only be funded if at least £2,918 is pledged by December 18th 2018 at 4:49am

Welcome - we're Victoria and Will!


The background:

Ever since we were young we've had a passion for travel and been lucky enough to be in a situation to afford this. Two years ago we'd planned a trip to a Disney World, did a 360 and re-routed to Vietnam! Our tour operator tried to charge us £3, 000 each for the privilege (3 weeks). 


Some thoughts we had on this:

- "That's extortionate" 

- "What the hell is your margin on that" 

And, importantly

- "How on earth can people afford that" They can't.


The opportunity:

We think there is a market for people who have never been to more adventurous places on holiday as they don't know what to expect. They're willing to pay a premium for the security and peace of mind offered by a tour operator. The downside being that the price inflation applied by tour operators can exclude the possibility for some people. 


The mission:

We're saddened by this and want to bring the world closer for everyone  

We want people to have the peace of mind of booking through a tour operator but the costs closer to that of booking it themselves. 


Our aim is to keep it cheap for people to encourage travelling. We do not want to make a fortune doing this, just enough to survive and support our own travels. We think it's good for the soul


The proposition & how it works:

We would have access to the booking portal that travel agents use which gives the rock bottom prices for flights, hotels and tours - far below what you see on public sites (and it's how some tour operators make their money). We would pass these prices over to the customer with only a 15% fee to cover our costs. No hidden fees. 


The costs:

- Access to the booking system: £650 in month 1 and £80/month thereafter

- Accreditation through ATOL: £1,287 in month 1 and £30/month.

- Public liability insurance: £28/month

- Website, domain and email domain: £26/month

- Marketing: £150 in month 1 and £100/month after. 


Total month 1: £2,141

Total for next 3 months: £777

Total raising: £2,918

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£150 or more

Holiday at 5% commission

We'll plan and book a holiday for you at only 5% commission. Bargain!

£10 or more

£10 off a holiday

For your kind donation, we'll give you your £10 off a holiday when we're up and running!

£50 or more

Holiday at 10% commission

We'll plan and book you a holiday at 10% commission only. Trust us, it's a bargain!

£300 or more

Holiday at 0% commission

We'll plan and book you a holiday at 0% commission.

£500 or more

Holiday at 0% commission + £100 off

We'll plan and book you a holiday at 0% commission, plus £100 discount (holiday must be at least £1,000).

£1,000 or more

Holiday at 0% commission + £200 off

We'll plan and book you a holiday at 0% commission, plus £200 discount (holiday must be at least £1,500).


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