Bringing the world closer with cheap travel

by Victoria Bresman in Thailand

Bringing the world closer with cheap travel

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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

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

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£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).


Let's make 'Bringing the world closer with cheap travel' happen