Why you should consult experiential travel operators for your next holiday

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Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

Lets say you’ve decided to go on a on a holiday. The first few questions you would normally ask yourself is where you want to go, what you would like to do, how you would like get there, where you would stay, so on and so forth. Obviously, going on holiday takes planning, and this is where travel agents come in. They claim to take the load off your shoulders and do the planning for you, presenting you with a fully planned itinerary.

However, most times, the planned itinerary, turns out to more of a bother than a boon. Which is why most people nowadays, don’t mind spending a bit of time to do some research to plan their own holidays. But not all tour operators are bad, especially the ones that cater specifically to experiential travel.

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The mindset of travellers are changing. They no longer want the usual cookie-cutter package tourism experience. We want to travel better and immerse ourselves in experiencing a country or place by connecting to its people and culture on a deeper level. Travel operators like Scott Dunn have taken notice of this trend and are curating private journeys for discerning travellers to destinations around the world.

“Our guest base from Asia Pacific has been growing steadily for some time with the increasing demand for experiential travel,” says Andrew Dunn, Founder and President, Scott Dunn.

Unlike most run-of-mill travel operators, experiential travel operators have first-hand experiences of their specialist area, offering valuable personal insights and a wealth of knowledge not accessible through conventional travel agents, websites or search engines. So you can be sure that your experience will be tailor-made just for you. You’ll be amazed at the breadth of services that are available to you; and you won’t have to worry about keeping to a dreaded and boring itinerary either.

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“We’re not your average travel company; almost anything you can imagine, we can create. We build a holiday around a client’s interests and…design the perfect holiday.” says Blanche Drysdale, a travel consultant with Scott Dunn.

Most of these experiential travel operators have a strong belief in offering hands on, personalised customer service, with end-to-end support for each customised trip. From advising clients on what to pack, where to stay and what to do, to sharing the best kept local secrets that would elevate any holiday. You can rest easy knowing that you’re receiving first-hand knowledge on the best available experiences during your trip.

“We have a team at the end of the phone 24 hours a day, so from the moment you speak to the one of our specialists, until after you’ve returned home, we will be there to take care of you every step of the way.” says Drysdale.

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