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Reasons to book with A&K

Enjoy peace of mind when you book with us, Abercrombie & Kent. For 60 years, we have pioneered the art of luxury travel, providing security and comfort whether you journey to Africa or cruise to Antarctica.

We put your health and wellbeing first when we take you to the four corners of the globe, leaving you free to explore safe in the knowledge the world’s foremost experts are by your side.

A&K is ABTA bonded and holds both an ATOL licence and IATA accreditation which means your holiday is fully protected. ATOL (Air Travel Organisers' Licensing) is a scheme run by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which offers you absolute protection when you book a holiday that includes accommodation, flights, and car hire. We also have a CAA-approved trust account and we are proud to be recognised by consumer champion Which? for always looking after your interests – we are a holder of the ‘green light’ on its holiday checker tool.

From the moment you confirm your holiday with us to the time you arrive home (and after), A&K is by your side. We guarantee a personal pre-trip check-in from your travel specialist to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. You will receive a call prior to departure and together run through all the essential requirements for your trip.

Entrusting your holiday to us enables you to leave the stresses at home and focus on the joy of travel. Here are the reasons to book your holiday with us.

A&K is part of the A&K Travel Group, a global lifestyle and travel company that sets the standard for refined and personalised travel experiences. These include Abercrombie & Kent, Crystal, and Cox & Kings, as well as investments in other travel companies such as Habitas.


1. 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. 


2. 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.


3. Expertise

Expertise: A&K has been helping travellers explore and discover for 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.


4. 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.

A & K Philanthropy

5. 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. 


6. 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.


7. 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).


8. 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:

  • Up to £10,000,000 in Medical Expenses
  • Cancellation cover up to £3,000 per person
  • Top Up Insurance available up to £50,000 per person (age limit applies)
  • Insurance specifically for existing Medical Conditions

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.

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

Safe travels by WTTC

But please don’t just take our word for it – we hold a five-star review rating on TrustPilot, and we believe our client testimonials speak for themselves.

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