The Trip Designers | About Us
Hello! A very good morning, good afternoon or good evening to you!
Firstly, thank you for choosing to spend time on our site and for considering us as your agent of choice to create and design your next holiday. The Trip Designers was born out of a want to make the process of booking dream trips around the world an easy, stress-free and enjoyable process. We all have busy lives and not everybody has the time to sit down and research the vast amount of options available when it comes to taking a well-deserved break away, so we thought we could do it for you. We'll take away the hassle but non of the pre-holiday excitement.
Let's get properly introduced.
Hello, I'm Aaron and I'm the founder and creator of The Trip Designers, it's lovely to 'meet' you! I'm truly appreciative of the time you've spent browsing my site and enquiring about booking your next trip away, thank you. From a young age, I have been fascinated by the world and all of its amazing adventures and experiences, cultures, cities, foods and wildlife. I remember doing a school project where I enthusiastically googled everything I could about the Philippines to show my teacher. Unfortunately, a school trip to the Philippines wasn't on the cards so I had to wait another 15 years before I'd finally get to visit.
This is, without a doubt, where the travel bug bit me and bit me super hard. Since then I graduated university with a degree in human geography where I studied the effects of tourism on the world, the movement of people as well as urban areas and regeneration amongst many other topics.
I've since spent my time (over a decade) working in the travel industry (mainly as longhaul and shorthaul cabin crew) and actively sourcing opportunities that allow me to see and experience as much of the world as possible. On my last count, I have visited and spent time in 68 countries and I still have a bucket list of destinations and adventures as long as my arm. When I've not been exploring cities on work trips I have been spending my time abroad on backpacking adventures, luxury holidays and small group tours amongst many others.
I find planning a trip just as exciting as actually going on one, so trust me when I say I'm very much looking forward to planning yours. If I can answer anything for you or you wish to get in touch, please send me an enquiry form or look through our contact us page for a variety of ways to get in touch, I very much look forward to hearing from you.
I'm also a proud, gay, cis man and I've realised over the years that there is still a long way to go when it comes to safe, inclusive travel for the LGBTQ+ community. That's why I've ensured a focus of The Trip Designers is to not only make sure all people are welcome to enquire and book their holidays but when they do so they are getting specific advice about their needs. If a country isn't safe for an LGBTQ+ individual to travel to, I'll make sure to let them know. Likewise, if there is a resort and/or destination that welcome LGBTQ+ individuals with wide-open arms I'll make sure to sing their praises. I've teamed with and am supporting internationally recognised organisations to try and make the world a safer place for all to enjoy - you can see more about this below. Please visit our LGBTQ+ travel page for further information.
Who do we support and who are we working with.
We feel it’s important to partner and associate ourselves with some of the best inclusive businesses and ethically sound brands available to match our values and promote change. As such we will continue to grow our partnerships and working relationships over the coming years with a variety of different initiatives...watch this space.
For now, we are proud to introduce our partnership with Laura Jessica Design, a small independent brand that creates stunning hand-made leather products, such as personalised passport holders and luggage tags, which are perfect to see you through your travels around the world or as a gift for somebody else.
For the LGBTQ+ community, we are proud to support Stonewall UK, an LGBTQ+ charity organisation that strives for change around the world to allow everyone to be free to be themselves and live their life to the full. Bi-annually we will donate a proportion of our revenue to this charity. We are also members of the IGLTA organisation which is a network of the world’s leading LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism businesses. Here we will find inspiration and uncover those brands working hard to ensure all guests are welcome no matter their identity or gender.
Why you can trust us when booking your tailor-made trip design.
Relax in the knowledge that we are a completely independent travel agency with our own ABTA licence and ATOL protection which means we can offer you truly impartial advice and guidance when it comes to designing your trip. With the support of the Hays Travel Independent Group, we have access to over 500 world-class travel suppliers which means we can offer you some incredibly competitive rates, many that aren't available outside of an agency.
The Trip Designers Core Values
Everybody is welcome at The Trip Designers. We work hard to ensure that nobody feels like they can't ask a question, feel a part of the community or look forward to their holiday. No matter how you identify, where you are from or what you want to do, you will find a safe space with The Trip Designers.
We understand that travel is as unique as you are and as such our holidays don't just come off the shelf. We make sure each trip suits your own personal wants and needs. If something isn't quite right for you, we can change it to make sure it is.
We truly care about the service we provide to you and we care about making sure you have a great time away. With this in mind we'll ensure you receive nothing short of exceptional customer service throughout your interactions with us and we'll make sure that we offer sound advice when you're looking for your perfect trip away.
We will make sure to source the most competitive pricing for your desired trip, using our access to over 500 travel suppliers (some of which are agent access only). We may not always be the cheapest however we aim to ensure you find value in booking through us from our knowledge, trip personalisation and use of the best suppliers available.