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Top 10 reasons to book with A&K

As the world begins to open up slowly and the prospect of travel becomes a reality again, we understand that you will still have concerns about how your holiday experience may differ in the future. At A&K we understand the need for peace of mind when you make your future travel plans. 

With over 55 years of experience, we know how to look after our clients when unexpected things happen. We are proud to have been recently recognised by Which? for taking care of our customers during the current crisis.

1. Flexible booking policies

One of the most flexible new booking policies on the market: for all new bookings made up to 28 February 2021 for travel before 30 November 2021, we are offering our guests the flexibility to change or postpone your holiday, for any Covid-related reason, up to 15 days before your travel date. Terms and conditions apply.

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2. Hygiene

Strict health and hygiene guidelines: as the world’s premier luxury travel company, A&K is unsurpassed at delivering expertly managed tailor-made and small-group travel experiences — and uniquely qualified to protect your wellbeing when travelling in the wake of Covid-19. We put your health and wellbeing first wherever we take you, leaving you free to explore with the peace of mind that comes with having the world’s foremost experts at your side.

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3. Global network

Global network: we are a global brand. We have more than 55 offices in over 30 countries. Unlike most luxury travel operators, who rely on third-party companies abroad, A&K operates the world’s largest network of luxury Destination Management Companies (DMCs). This ensures a seamless holiday experience with unparalleled level of services and safety throughout your holiday. 

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4. Support

24/7 emergency support: our global network of over 55 offices also means that if events beyond our control affect your travel arrangements, we have a team of experts who will work quickly to rearrange your travel. In the recent COVID-19 crisis, our network of well-connected offices often knew about borders closing before any announcements from the FCO, meaning A&K clients were repatriated swiftly, safely and at no additional cost to them.

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5. Expertise

Expertise: A&K has been helping travellers explore and discover for almost 60 years. We have a 2,500+ family of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every country on Earth and they are passionate about helping you find authentic experiences in far-flung places.

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6. Protection

Your money is protected: A&K is financially strong but also ABTA bonded and holds both ATOL licence and IATA accreditation. We do not charge any additional fees for financial protection. When you book a holiday package with A&K, we are responsible for all aspects of your holiday under the European Package Regulations, meaning your holiday and the monies paid for that holiday are fully protected.

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7. AKP

Sustainable and responsible travel: we believe that tourism should be a force for good. Philanthropy has been an integral part of A&K since our founding, and today, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) partners with more than 40 local grassroots projects that positively impact lives and livelihoods in the communities where our guests travel. 

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8. Priority access

Priority and exclusive access: thanks to A&K’s reputation, global reach and worldwide connections, our clients have access to unique experiences. Our long-standing networks allow us to uncover local secrets and authentic experiences beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller. We can open doors to private palaces; arrange out-of-hours tours of museums and galleries; take you to monuments when not another soul is there. Not much is truly impossible.

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9. Awards

Award-winning service: it all starts with a conversation; over coffee, by phone, at your desk – whatever suits you. By listening to your wants and needs, we can and will create the holiday of your dreams. We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences for our clients, something that has been recognised by readers of The Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel Magazine (Winner - Best Luxury Operator), World Travel Awards (Winner - Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator) and Luxury Lifestyle Magazine (Best Tour Operator).

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10. Insurance

Comprehensive options for travel insurance: your safety and enjoyment when travelling overseas are paramount. To this end we have arranged an extensive travel insurance with specialist Insurance Brokers Campbell Irvine, who cover for many Covid-19 situations:

✔ cover if you fall ill with Covid-19 before travel
✔ cover if you are instructed to isolate following a track and trace notification 
✔ cover if you get Covid-19 in destination and need to be flown home

To arrange cover or to obtain a quotation, you can apply for travel insurance online or call on 020 7938 1734. Terms and conditions will apply.

For nearly 60 years, A&K has defined the art of providing security and comfort in the world’s most inspiring destinations. We put your health and wellbeing first wherever we take you, leaving you free to explore with the peace of mind that comes with having the world’s foremost experts at your side.

Abercrombie & Kent meets or exceeds the travel industry’s latest global health and safety protocols. Safe Travels is established by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

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But please don’t just take our word for it – we have consistently held a 4.5+ star review rating on TrustPilot and we believe our client testimonials speak for themselves.

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