A series of bespoke tours operated by Battered Suitcase to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historic, natural and cultural locations across all five continents are now bookable through travel agents.
The operator provides a unique travel experience for discerning guests, only handling individuals and small independent groups. Although the company has put together suggested itineraries, these can be tailored for the independent traveller taking in the sites, activities and attractions to suit their interests and taken at their preferred pace.
It also says that small groups make a lower environmental footprint and can assist in gaining access to locations that might be off limits to larger parties.
Looking forward to working with travel agents, the company's director and founder, Richard Church, said: “Since each of our tours is unique, it’s essential that our customers have human contact to discuss their personal itineraries. A bespoke service of this calibre is rarely possible with larger operators, who rely mainly on automated booking systems. We have developed a straight-forward process that enables tailored packages to be booked through the travel trade, and which ensure a high level of attention to detail is maintained.”
Regions covered include Asia and the Indian subcontinent; Australasia; the Americas; Africa; the Middle East; Europe and Great Britain.
Tours may be self-drive; with a private English speaking driver/guide or, in the case of Alaska and Japan, via the country’s own trains.
Sustainability is a priority for the company and being able to keep as much of the tour revenue as possible in the local economy. Only local guides and drivers are used to ensure travellers benefit from the wealth of knowledge only they can offer, and recommended accommodation is preferably in small luxury or family run boutique hotels, often with an interesting heritage.
Battered Suitcase is a fully bonded tour operator with all flights and flight-inclusive holidays financially protected by the ATOL scheme (where applicable) through its membership of the Travel Trust Association.
Agents can download a new travel trade brochure summarising the tour highlights from battered-suitcase.com or call 0800-689 1586.