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I regard my trek with my sons (in Nepal) led by Satish as one of the highlights of my life. ...Satish's care was just extraordinary....I could not recommend World Expeditions and Satish too highly.
Why Choose Us?
What makes World Expeditions different?
'I found World Expeditions to be a highly professional, thorough and flexible organisation to work with. They managed all of our priorities and created a bespoke challenge event which aligned perfectly to our corporate partnership with UNICEF. I would not hesitate to recommend them to both charities and corporates.'
If you're in charge of selecting a charity challenge partner to work with, you'll have noted that charity event management is now a large industry and trying to find a reliable, cost effective option is not an easy task. Ultimately, apart from helping your organisation raise funds you are also in charge of ensuring your participants safety by selecting the right charity challenge provider. It's a big decision.
So why choose us? Here are 10 reasons why...
3. Operational Bases
4. Pre-Departure Advice
5. Bespoke Itineraries
6. Unbeatable Value
8. Responsible Travel
9. Marketing Support
10. Financial Security
As experts in adventure travel, it was only natural that we were chosen by charities in the 1990s to assist them with some of the first charity challenge events in the UK. On our first charity challenge event, we helped a group of 40 fundraisers on a successful cycle challenge towards the Taj Mahal. Since then we have facilitated over 500 challenge adventures, ranging from international agencies to national charities, as well as many smaller local charitable causes and schools.
Very few operators can match our experience - since 1975 we have amassed a wealth of logistical experience in taking people safely to the world's wildest places. We have assisted people of all ages and fitness levels journey to every continent on earth. We have a solid network and team of adventure consultants, many who have been with us since the 70s. Their combined experience ensures our itineraries are carefully designed to maximise safety and enjoyment.
- Operational Bases
Unlike many other adventure tour operators, World Expeditions owns many of its operational bases. This means we have direct control over our own operations and the quality of your trip. Plus, all our operations are staffed by experienced and locally employed people - many of whom have worked with us for over 20 years. When working with third parties we do not select partners on price, we choose them carefully based on their track record for safety, sustainable and responsible tourism best practice, and their passion for active adventure travel.
- Pre-Departure Advice
Our experienced field staff can help you create the trip of a lifetime for your participants. Our dedicated and passionate travel consultants will work with you to ensure you get the very best from your charity challenge experience, from concept to creation, and reaching your final goals. All our staff are experienced and committed adventure travellers who have worked with us for many years. They go that extra mile to assist with extra arrangements, before, during and after your trip - many companies won't do this, but we do! We can also assist you with participant briefings and offer fundraising best practice ideas, gained from the wide portfolio of clients we have worked with worldwide.
- Bespoke Itineraries
We've been at the cutting edge of designing bespoke itineraries since 1975. Our extensive operations network allows us to open new trails, gain access permits to restricted areas, and offer you active options to every destination on earth. While this all sounds well and good, experience has proven that the classic itineraries are the easiest to market in the charity challenge marketplace. All of which means you stand the best chance of reaching your fundraising target. We also offer new slants on the classics to ensure your event stands out from the crowd.
- Unbeatable Value
We know you have tough fundraising targets and budgets to meet so our trips are based on an all-inclusive model and participants have little need to spend on the tour besides tips and the occasional Western refreshment. Many operators market their trips on price however we separate ourselves by offering outstanding quality and great value - all of which means your challenge participants will come back to you time and again for fresh challenges, and generate valuable word of mouth referrals. We focus on quality accommodation, provide medically trained guides, use private transport only (for safety reasons), and include all meals in the trip price. We also invest in our local staff and believe in giving something back to the local community.
Utilising our experience for taking people to the world’s remotest corners, our attention to safety best practice, sound management, and solid procedures we are 100% compliant with safety standard BS8848. Our UK base has a 24 hour emergency number. We can also supply a Western Doctor to accompany you on your challenge.
- Responsible Travel
World Expeditions is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when the company was established in 1975, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment is stronger than ever. Learn more about our pioneering porter policies and responsible travel philosophies here.
- Marketing Support
Our experienced marketers are available to offer advice on how to promote your challenge online and offline, supply branded images, and offer assistance with writing press releases to help you maximise the reach of your fund-raising campaign. We can also provide pre-trip information evenings.
- Financial Security
We are ATOL bonded (#4491) and protected by International Public Liability insurance (up to £10 million). World Expeditions is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 4491).