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Who We Are
We are an imaginative and ideas-driven travel company, creating bespoke trips that perfectly suit your needs. We do this by combining personal insights and exceptional knowledge of worldwide destinations, to create memorable trips and experiences. Specialities include honeymoons, family trips, private properties, experience-filled adventures, safaris and luxury exclusive travel
Original Travel’s launch in 2003 was a classic ‘three friends in a spare bedroom’ situation. The initial concept was simple - there was a niche for top quality holidays requiring little or no time off work, so as three fanatical travellers we came up with a portfolio of action-packed long weekends to original destinations, and The Big Short Break was born. Both the concept and the trips were favourably received and our appetite for innovation has since seen Original Travel launch a successful long-haul portfolio; a range of original family holidays and even two books; The Big Short Break and Dive in Style.
In early 2009 we acquired Tim Best Travel - luxury travel experts with a big reputation for knowing wonderful destinations off the beaten track in Africa, Latin America, Australia and India. Tim Best Travel started in 1994 at Tim’s dining room table (much smarter than a spare bedroom) and ever since clients have come to them for the high level of service, knowledge and attention to detail.
In February 2012 we extended this growth and acquired Simoon Travel, who arrange awe-inspiring cultural journeys and desert adventures throughout the Middle East and North Africa.