There are so many travel companies out there - some good, some bad - so why should you book with us?
Detailed Specialist Knowledge
Our real strength lies in our in-depth knowledge. All of our consultants travel regularly throughout their specialist countries and have stayed in or visited all of the hotels and lodges that we recommend, as nothing beats first-hand experience when it comes to knowing where you should stay. We are always on the lookout for new hotels, new areas and new experiences for you, so you can experience Asia at its very best.
Financial security is a massively important issue; over the years many operators have gone bust and we believe that neither small new companies nor local operators in Asia can offer the same protection than we do.
We are ATOL bonded (ATOL 5397), which means that your money is protected. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you have booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking Terms and Conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate please go to http://www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
As well as being ATOL bonded we provide all our clients with a comprehensive level of care. We have been arranging holidays since the mid 1990s and in that time we have sent many thousands of travellers across the globe. As a result, we have built up excellent relationships with our suppliers across the region and in turn the hotels and guides take great care of our clients. This means that our clients often get the best rooms as a matter of course and enjoy little extra benefits that travellers with other operators do not receive.
The various hotels in Asia offer a 'rack rate' which is the price you would pay if you were to book with each hotel directly. However, as a tour operator we have negotiated special discounted rates, and therefore we are in a position to offer you a better price than if you were to book directly. We also offer a price match promise whereby we will match any quote from a reputable UK or US bonded tour operator, although this very rarely arises.
No surcharge for currency fluctuations
Even though we are a UK company, we can offer both Sterling and Dollar pricing. Since we buy our currency in bulk, we are able to offer a guaranteed price in Sterling with the option of paying in dollars if you prefer.
In summary, you will benefit from our many decades of experience in arranging similar trips, and we are able to package a unique holiday for less than you would be able to arrange independently, without any exchange risk, and with the financial security of our ATOL bond.
Meet the team - Asia Odyssey face to face
We always encourage our clients to come in and meet with us to discuss their Asia holiday over a fresh cup of coffee in our offices in Putney.
A private presentation with someone who has actually visited each and every country, town and hotel is without doubt the best way of establishing the best itinerary for you. All the members of the Odyssey team have travelled extensively throughout Asia, and we make regular trips to ensure that our knowledge is up to date, and that we remain opinionated! We are dedicated to giving all our clients the very highest quality service and we get great satisfaction from devising unforgettable itineraries.