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About us

Our Story

Globe Travel Centre began its journey in 2005 when we launched our first Specialist Tour Operation to Kerala, South India.

While we started from a humble corner office behind a coffee shop (located in a quiet, picture-postcard village in England) our ambition was to become the world's leading 'specialist' Tour Operator for Kerala - and hence the choice of the name 'Kerala Travel Centre'.

(Most of the village folk thought we were delusional at the time but we are happy to report that we have managed to change that point of view)

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2005

Our humble beginnings in a picturesque English town.

Heart, Soul & Passion

We wanted to provide our clients with the ultimate personalised, tailor-made Kerala holiday experiences so we poured heart, soul and passion into every aspect of the business- meticulously chipping away at it till we were confident that we had created a world-class operation.

Along the way we developed and implemented innovative features, which were the first of their kind for a travel company. Some examples include;

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Our Legacy

  • We are the UK's first travel company where clients' holiday itineraries are designed by local experts based in the respective destinations.
  • We produced the world's largest and most extensive travel brochures for each of our destinations. (our Kerala & Sri Lanka brochures are 200+ pages each)
  • We are the first company to donate to a tangible cause every single time a client books with us (donations are made from our profits).
  • We are the first to offer complimentary mobile phones to clients on holiday.
  • We are the first travel company to plant a tree for every client who travels with us. Recycling is central to what we do. Our clients get their travel documentation in bags made up of recycled tyre tubes.
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Our Reputation Speaks Volumes

We take great pride in the fact that our efforts have led to the Kerala Travel Centre being recognised as one of the UK's leading operators to the region today.

Don't just take our word for it. Click below to see what our clients have to say about us.

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2015

NOTE | A bigger office does not mean higher prices. Quite the contrary. Read on to know why.

From Strength to Strength

With growth also came perks like having a bigger office in an even more picturesque setting. Encouraged by the growing demand from clients who had travelled with us to Kerala, we decided to expand our portfolio of destination products.

However our passion for providing our clients with lifetime holiday experiences dictated that any new product we offered have the same high standards as our first operation. So we introduced each of our new destination products under a separate 'Travel Centre', which offers the same unique benefits as the Kerala Travel Centre. (See details of what make our operations unique, below).

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Our Destinations

We currently offer tailor-made holidays to Kerala, the rest of India, Sri Lanka & Maldives, VietnamCambodia and Burma.

We are introducing Travel Centres to new destinations including  Australia, Africa and South America in the near future so watch this space!

Click below to see our dedicated travel centres.

What makes travelling with us

Unique

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Dedicated Travel Centres

Every destination is offered under a specialist 'Travel Centre'. Every Travel Centre has a team of dedicated regional experts and also offers the most comprehensive information about the region.

(with more than 500 pages on the respective destination and 200+ page region specific brochures that are the largest of their kind in the world).

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Local Regional Experts & Offices

We realised that when it comes to regional expertise, no one could match the knowledge of local experts. We set up our first local office in Cochin, Kerala, which is manned by some of the most passionate and experienced experts who know the region like the back of their hands.

Our local offices ensure that you get the best possible experience of the destination and enjoy its finer nuances. Today every destination we offer (whether it be the rest of India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or Cambodia) is supported by local experts based in the destination.

So while we are headquartered in the UK and have other International offices, all your expertise comes direct from regional experts in our local destination offices.

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Personalised Services

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our central philosophy revolves around treating clients like our personal guests - so in everything we do, we ensure that our clients get the most professional and personalised experiences.

From the level of detail that our experts go into when designing your tailor made holiday experiences to every aspect of your actual holiday, we endeavour to provide you with what we would have wanted for our personal guests.

Our drivers are called 'Chauffeurs & Travel Companions', our guides are called 'Friends, Philosophers & Guides' and our Guest relations staff are called 'Guest Experience Managers' for a reason.

What to Expect

Our Unique Touch

  • Personalised Travel Packs with holiday essentials.
  • Local Mobile Phones.
  • 24 x7 support from a Guest Experiences Manager.
  • Friendly English speaking drivers and guides.
  • Private Cars and Vehicles.
  • And much more...
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Best Price Guarantee

Our unique business model (where, while we are headquartered in the UK but our regional offices are at the destination) not only provides you with the best expertise, the most professional services and employment for local experts but also enables us to provide you with the most competitive holiday prices.

We do not cut any corners that will compromise a client's holiday experience, yet we can guarantee that for the kind of holiday we offer,we will not be beaten by any International operator offering ATOL protection.

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Holiday Security

While on holiday you are provided with 24x7 emergency support numbers so that you can feel secure in the knowledge that someone will be at hand to ensure you have the best holiday experience.

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Holidays that Bring About Real Change

Besides providing the best holiday experiences, we want our business to truly and tangibly benefit the destinations we offer.

We therefore have a policy that for every client who books a holiday with us, we donate, from our profits- towards specific projects at the destination.

Not only that we offer those clients who are interested, the opportunity to hand over the donation while on holiday, making it a fulfilling experience for them.

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Responsible & Sustainable Travel

We strongly believe that travel businesses should ultimately benefit the destinations they promote. Our holidays are designed with a view of bringing maximum benefits to the destinations.

Long haul travel businesses are some of the worst culprits when it comes to climate change owing to the carbon emissions generated by flights. We are very aware of this fact and as a responsible travel business, do everything we can to combat the negative effects of our carbon footprint.

Besides investing in recycling initiatives we are also involved in projects including one where we plant a tree every time a client travels with us. Click here to find out more about and Responsible & Sustainable Travel approach.