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Emma Clarke
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"I've not been on the trip yet but Travel Local certainly made my life easier by putting me in touch with a great local operator who provided me with a lot of ideas and was very patient and extremely quick to respond to my questions in a very professional way."
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Denise Mills
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"We think it is very important for local people to be involved in and to benefit from tourism. So TravelLocal is a great tool to facilitate this. Our email was answered promptly and we were quickly put in touch with Ecole Travel who provided us with an excellent service."
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"Found this site by a wonderful accident! Booked a trip to Jordan, for later this year, and exceeding pleased with the very smooth way everything operated. The people seem both very friendly, professional and helpful. My queries were answered fully and very promptly. The agent in Jordan again most professional and adapted the proposed itinerary several times until we achieved what seems to be a perfect holiday for us. So far, absolutely no problems and fully recommend this company. We will definitely be using them again. This is a independent tour with personal car and driver for two."
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Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're so pleased you've had a great experience so far, planning what is sure to be a brilliant trip to Jordan. As you've already seen, Ibrahim and his team will do all they can to help you every step of the way! Please report back after your trip, we'd love to hear all about it. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
David Heap
Verified Buyer
"I wanted to spend a week in Jordan and choose where I'd go. But wanted help with it. So happy to have found travellocal when searching. They have prepared and then adjusted a trip to my specifications. I'll be a solo traveller with different driver/guides - even a four wheel drive jeep across Wadi Rum - with great sounding accommodation, including a tented resort, and will be picked up at the airport and taken to the Allenby bridge to cross Israel. All for a very reasonable price. Will report back after the trip."
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Hi David, that sounds like a fantastic solo adventure! We're so pleased you opted to use TravelLocal to help you with your plans. Rest assured Ibrahim and the team will do their utmost to provide a trip you'll never forget. Thank you for the review and do tell us all about your tour when you return. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
Kate Naylor
Verified Buyer
"Jose in Colombia couldn't have been more helpful. He put together a great itinerary for us and then efficiently managed a significant number of changes that we needed as our requirements got more and more complicated. I couldn't have attempted to organise this holiday myself without his help. Would absolutely recommend travellocal.com and will be using them again. Thanks Jose."
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Thank you so much Kate, it's true, Jose is definitely a star! We're glad you've had a brilliant experience so far in planning your trip with him. Here's to a wonderful adventure in Colombia - be sure to update us on how it goes and get in touch whenever you need to! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
Colin Williams
Verified Buyer
"When I first decided to visit Jordan I looked through the usual travel companies i.e. Titan, VJV etc to see what they offer. I have used a number of these tour companies previously with no issues, but visiting Jordan I wanted a bit more flexibility and value for money. I found Travellocal through the Internet and contacted them, I liked the idea of using local travel companies in Jordan because of their local knowledge. All communications between myself and the company have been very good. I have gone with the intinerary they suggested and am looking forward to the visit. If everything works out using local tour operators then I would definitely use this method of booking future holidays."
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Hi there Colin, we really appreciate the kind words - thank you. We're very glad you chose to use TravelLocal after much research! The local expertise you receive from Ibrahim and the team in Jordan will hopefully mean you experience a trip unlike any other! We can't wait to hear all about it, be sure to let us know how it went. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
Douglas Griffin
Verified Buyer
"We have found this Company very efficient, friendly and helpful. They answer any queries you have quickly and efficiently. We would definitely use them again."
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Thank you so much for the review Doug, we're so happy you've had a great experience with us so far! Here's to a fantastic trip in China - we can't wait to hear all about it. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
Stephen Brown
Verified Buyer
"I learnt about Travellocal shortly before going on holiday to South America. The website was very informative and the Travellocal team (Cliff) very helpful in putting together a package of local activities to make the most of my short visit."
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Hi Stephen, thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. Cliff is very happy at the mention! He definitely works hard to make sure everything runs smoothly, along with our local experts on the ground, and we're glad that because of this you had a pleasing experience in South America. Looking forward to hearing from you again! Many thanks, the TravelLocal team.
Will Simpson
Verified Buyer
"Booking our honeymoon with Travellocal has been a complete pleasure and the service has been second to none. So glad we discovered them! We love the concept of a fairer deal for local travel companies and we've really benefited from the superb local knowledge of the operator we were put in touch with. They quickly created for us a fantastic, bespoke itinerary, as well as very reasonably priced. Our local agent (Carlos in Chile) was extremely patient and incredibly helpful throughout the process and the website very simple to use. We're very happy that our money will definitely reach our chosen destination, whilst safe in the knowledge we are financially protected. A real personal service which we can't recommend more highly. Also, thanks for allowing us to donate $25 at no extra cost to a local charity! Happy to spread the word..."
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Thank you for this fantastic review, Will. We never get bored of reading such kind words! Thank you also for your feedback on the Kiva contribution, it's great to hear that our customers appreciate this. Finally, congratulations on your wedding and and upcoming honeymoon, which is sure to be an unforgettable Chilean adventure. We can't wait to hear all about it! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"Travellocal has made planning adventures in less known places a joy! I am amazed at the ease in navigating the website and pleased to have everything right there for reference and continued communication. The promptness of responses are incredible and follow up on all concerns or issues make you feel like a valued customer. The local company's attention to detail, addressing your wishes, makes you feel confident that this will be a once in a life time experience! I am so happy to have found Travellocal!!!"
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Thanks for your kind words about the platform, always good to hear! And we're so pleased you had a quick, positive experience in communication with your local expert - which is sure to continue when you go on your trip! Can't wait to hear all about it! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
Wendy Lansbury
Verified Buyer
"I had never heard of travellocal.com until their details came up on my computer. I had been researching Costa Rica with the purpose of booking a holiday as the brochures I had seen didn't quite give us the type of holiday we were looking for. We wanted to see as much of the island & wildlife as we could but we weren't quite confident enough to do it independently. Once I began to correspond with travellocal it soon became apparent that we could have a tailor made itinerary suiting both our travel requests and our budget. They put us in touch with the local people who, after all are the experts and want you to see their country at it's finest. We received immediate responses (allowing for the time difference) to all our questions until we had the trip that we desired. We have now finalized and booked our holiday and have to say that we cannot wait. It seems such a natural way to book a holiday and the fact that the money goes back to help the Costa Rican people is brilliant. I would certainly recommend travellocal and look forward to arranging our next trip,(perhaps Sri Lanka) ."
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Hi Wendy, what a great review, thank you so much for taking the time. We're so pleased that you've had a smooth experience so far, as is expected with the brilliant Soledad! Can't wait to hear all about Costa Rica, Wendy - please let us know how it went when you return. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"Easy portal to contact local travel agents, swift response and follow up."
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Thank you very much for your review, be sure to let us know how your trip goes! Many thanks, the TravelLocal team
Darius Bartlett
Verified Buyer
"After a half-century of organising my own travel independently (more than 70 countries so far), I am about to take my first trip organised through Travel Local. I totally buy in to the concept of empowering local enterprises and, so far, everything has gone smoothly. The agent in Costa Rica has gone out of her way to put together a customised itinerary based on my preferences and expectations, and has been a pleasure to deal with. I am much looking forward to my visit."
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Hi Darius, we're very happy you've chosen us for your first foray into customised travel! It's sure to be a brilliant trip, and with Mariana you're in good hands. Looking forward to hearing about it. All the best, the TravelLocal team
Robert Dunphy
Verified Buyer
"We have not gone to India yet but so far so good. We knew roughly where we wanted to go and at what time. Travel Local helped us avoid the pitfalls of booking unknown companies off the internet whilst directing some of the monies to local people in India. We changed our itinerary several times to pack as much in as possible. This was never any trouble. Skype is available and we used this to answer face to face questions before booking"
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Hi Robert, thank you for taking the time to review us, it's much appreciated. Our experts in India are really great and you're sure to have an incredible experience. Be sure to update us on how it went! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
Phill Piddell
Verified Buyer
"TL takes the hassle out of picking a local agent in a country you have never visited before. paying to a UK company (with ABTA) takes away the worry of payments vanishing. dealing direct with the agent is cool, and they have been super helpful in tailoring my trip to meet my specific needs. TL also cover some amazing countries, and the end price for the trip was very competitive. So far what's not to like! Will report back after the trip in September"
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Hi Phil, we really appreciate the kind words! So pleased you've had a great experience so far, and here's to a true adventure in Kyrgyzstan - can't wait to hear all about it. All the best from the TravelLocal team.
Frances Davies
Verified Buyer
"Very quick responses to my outline itinerary and a better price than another travel company. I like to think that local people are planning and involved in our trip and that I get their expert help- and I'm sure this will be reflected in the trip which we are taking in April. Very quick and good responses to any questions. I also like the fact that I am lending $25 to an overseas project. I will review again after our trip."
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Hi Frances, thanks so much for leaving this review. Happy that you've enjoyed the experience so far, and we wish you a fantastic holiday in Morocco. Your Kiva donation has also been noted - it's a great cause and we're pleased you agree. Looking forward to hearing about your trip when you return! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"So delighted to have found Travel local, just back from an amazing trip to Sri Lanka organised via the team and contact, Viraj in Sri Lanka. We normally plan things ourselves, but were so busy with work we decided to let someone else do the hard work for us. The trip was designed for us and took on board all our comments about our likes and dislikes. We stayed in a real mix of accommodation including a tree house and had some great experiences. Many, many thanks"
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Delighted to read this review, Hilary. Thanks so much for the kind words and for choosing TravelLocal and Viraj's team for your Sri Lankan adventure. You know where we are for your next trip! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"i AM SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO PLEASE, PARTICULARLY BY MAKING TOO MANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES. HOWEVER YOUR STAFF IN THIS COUNTRY, AND PARTICULARLY IN JORDAN HAVE BEEN BRILLIANT. SO FAR1"
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We're so pleased to hear this! Thank you for taking the time to review and have a fantastic time in Jordan. They are indeed brilliant! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"Booking wise very easy to deal with - enquiries and changes responded to very quickly, polite, courteous in communication"
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Thank you for the review! We're pleased you've had a pleasing experience so far, and hope you have a great trip. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"So glad we found this travel company. Can’t offer enough praise from the moment we sent our enquiry to booking. We dealt with Mariana from Ecole who has been amazing and seemed to know exactly what we were looking for. Can’t wait to enjoy Costa Rica. We would definitely use again. Thank you"
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Thank you for these kind words, we really appreciate you taking the time to review. Mariana is a real expert in Costa Rica, as you've discovered, and you're sure to have a sensational time. We'd love to hear all about your trip when you return! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
travellocal.com is rated 4.94 based on 137 reviews