The Inspiring Travel Co occupies a unique position within the UK travel industry, comprising a boutique of genuine specialist brands, each offering a variety of unforgettable experiences around the globe.

Pioneers in Luxury beach holidays, the Inspiring Travel Co was the first tour operator truly dedicated to bespoke luxury travel and today boasts a truly worldwide portfolio of hand-picked hotels, villas and six star cruising in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, The Middle and Far East, in addition to the very best of Europe.  Luxury without compromise.

Western & Oriental offers a unique combination of affordable luxury, with an added dose of exhilaration in the Caribbean, Far East, India, the USA and Canada. Explore and discover new experiences and cultures without compromising on the quality of where you stay.

Regent is the perfect choice for culturally intrepid travellers with a desire to explore destinations off the beaten track in Asia and Europe. If you’re looking for something genuinely different, alight here!

Rainbow are the authentic Africa and Latin America experts, offering bespoke, tailored touring to give you the very deepest insight into the peoples, the culture and the very heart and soul of these breathtaking lands.

VillaSelect is the original European villa specialist, boasting a portfolio of over 350 personally selected private villas.

With over 120 years expertise,  we have a deep understanding of the destinations we feature, which means we have strong relationships on the ground to deliver the absolute best quality and value for money, whilst our staff are passionate in providing personal service and authentic insight into the destinations we sell.

The Inspiring Travel Co chooses its’ travel agent partners carefully and is proud to work with the exceptional team at Thames Travel, who mirror our approach to personal, expert service.[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

Inspiring Travel Co

For over 40 years, the Inspiring Travel Co has been at the vanguard of luxury travel worldwide, establishing a reputation for personal, bespoke service to a hand-picked selection of desirable destinations.

Since 1974, we’ve built strong and personal relationships with hoteliers, airlines and ground handlers, which means we have the knowledge and local insight to deliver holidays that are truly unique.

Our portfolio of luxury beach destinations is truly worldwide; from the Caribbean, where we built our reputation as pioneers in luxury travel, through the Middle East and Indian Ocean, the Far East, Africa and Australasia, whilst closer to home, we feature the very best of Europe.

Our staff represent the best in the industry, with first-hand experience of the destinations we feature – we only sell what we know personally.

In 2016 we extended our stable of brands to include Western and Oriental, featuring experieincial luxury travel to the Caribbean, the Far East and the Americas, Regent Holidays, who offer the best in alternative cultural travel to Europe and Asia, tailor made travel to Africa and Latin America with Rainbow Tours and finally VillaSelect, our European private villa specialist.

As an independent business, we’re deeply proud of our award winning reputation; we take care to choose our partners carefully, which is why we’re delighted to work with Flitch Travel as our preferred luxury travel agent.

Regent Holidays

Since 1970, Regent Holidays has been creating holidays with stories to tell.

We pride ourselves on taking the road less travelled; featuring destinations that we describe as true hidden gems in Asia and Europe.

From Iceland and Scandinavia to Russia and the Baltic states, we use our expertise and experience to discover people and cultures that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Our staff are passionate travellers, who immerse themselves in the destinations that we feature; for them, this is a vocation and we truly love each of the countries found on the page of our brochures.

Rainbow Tours

Experts in bespoke travel to Africa and Latin America for over 30 years, Rainbow Tours remains one of the most respected bespoke touring specialists in the UK.  Our genuine passion and depth of knowledge of Africa, Madagascar and Latin America is what makes us different.

We don’t offer holidays; we create deep, cultural experiences that bring you closer to the people, cultures, history and wildlife of the destinations we’re so very proud to feature.

Our expert staff truly understand each destination, having travelled extensively; building their knowledge to ensure unrivalled local insight.  A journey with Rainbow Tours is a journey deep into the heart of Africa and Latin America.

Western & Oriental

With over 30 years expertise, Western & Oriental has been creating bespoke tailor made holidays worldwide to destinations that combine relaxation with exhilaration.

India, the Far East, the Caribbean, the Middle East, America Ranch and Canada – every destination is selected by us to offer experiences that will refresh, relax and re-invigorate the senses.

Our pioneering Kids in the Med programme offers family luxury in Europe and beyond; for the young (and young at heart); all personally road tested by our expert team to ensure the perfect family holiday.

We use our exceptional knowledge worldwide to source hotels and resorts that offer a unique combination of luxury and exceptional value for money wherever you choose to travel.


THE villa experts for over 25 years, VillaSelect is one of the UK’s leading independent villa specialists, with over 400 privately owned villas in Europe, the Caribbean and the Far East.

Our difference is our first-hand knowledge; we personally know every villa that we sell; and we use that knowledge to create a holiday that perfectly matches your needs.

We’re deeply proud of our specialist reputation – we’re a living example that small truly is beautiful![/read]