Busco Travel Design Ltd is registered in 

London, and operate under the trading names of Busco, Latitudes Studio and La Travellerie.

Busco Travel Design Ltd is an Independent Travel Agent with Inteletravel UK, and operate under ABTA Certification. 

 

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about the team

we love to travel, to research travel, and to make happy travellers !

The Busco team is made of passionate savvy travellers who started their career in the corporate world, in London, Asia and Paris. As we grew up in our environment, we felt more and more the need to unwind, rest, take our mind off our hectic lifes.

 

Organising our personal trips became our hobby, and we spent hours and hours researching before we leave, but also exploring areas to always find the perfect off trip that would suit us. Not necessary with price consideration in mind, but rather authenticity, cultural discoveries, high quality hospitality services, tailored activities. And above it all, stay away from pre-built packages, group tours and international neutral styles !

 

As we built our memories, we also gain a reputation to be good at organising our trips, and our friends and colleagues turned to us for advise first, and then for help in organisation ! They wanted to travel like us ! They supported us, and eventually, we decided to create a business adventure out of this !

Let us tell us about how we like our travels, that will give you an idea of how we design ! You can also browse our creations. so, we like to :

  • Dive - Mediterranean, Red Sea, Thailand, Maldives, Caribbean, many places in the South Pacific waters, Belize,... we suit up quickly !

  • Food ! from exploring local markets to get to experience how local actually eat, to Michelin star restaurants, we always go for local pleasures.

  • Hikes - ok, walks really. We never leave without a good pair of walking shoes.

  • Getting lost in cities - we don't really enjoy the beaten paths, and we like to improvise

  • Going to museums - not all... but we like to learn stuff

  • Visiting historic monuments and landmarks - same as above !

But also :

  • Slow living, oh yes, because we had such a hectic stressful corporate life before, we take it easy now ! No rush, you experience more !

  • Napping... who doesn't ?

  • A good book - preferably a thriller or a local historical story, depending on the mood.

  • Sipping cocktails - we generally agree on a dry martini, but a Vesper or a Negroni can also find its way pre-dinner.

And we also :

  • Get our morning run (for him), 

  • Have a yoga sesh, for her,

  • Ski (and après-ski)

  • Go to the ballet or admire an opera (and dress up in the process !).

And we never shy away from a nice selective shopping trip. Our home, including our kitchen is full of tasteful pieces brought back, that everyday remind us of the good times away. Our favourite hunt : a nice coffee table book, or best: a local recipes grimoire !

about our fees

Busco is not a classic travel agent : our pricing is straightforward, only function of the length of your trip, whatever its price, however faraway or custom. 

You are in charge of your bookings, so you remain entirely in control of the cost of your own personalised and unique trip.

We receive fixed designing fees from our clients, same as interior designers, because we work for our clients, not for hotel groups or package manufacturers. We do not constrain you to a catalogue, and we do not force feed you destinations, hotels, type of holidays, based on % of commissions we could be getting. Our designing fee is only based on the length of your trip, and not on other factors such as the total price of your holidays.

 

We just work for you.

Also, there are the obvious benefits of working with a professional team, to whom you outsource the pain of researching and planning for you, as well as the peace of mind that your holidays have been designed with your style and preferences in mind.

 

We devote hours to researching, designing, refining, and confirming every aspect of each trip, so you don't have to sacrifice your quality time in hours and hours of organisation. The same way you may like to have your tailor to sew the perfect suit for you, you may like to have one of our travel designer preparing the perfect holidays for you! Our fees reflect how we value the time, talent, resources, and expertise that we make available to you.

At a glance, our design fee covers:

  • Travel research for your made-to-order travel, based on your answers to our travel design questionnaire,

  • A custom estimate range of the cost of your holidays, based on our research and propositions,

  • Refinement of your design until it is perfect to give your all the elements you need to decide, for 3 choices

  • All necessary reservations websites recommendations for the varying components of your itinerary.

  • Personalized travel information, tips, and other support specific to your destination.

We prefer to receive our fees up-front, so we can fully commit ourselves to the design of your travel.

Also, to be explicit, those fees do not include any element of the actual trip, but only cover the design. We provide an estimate of the total price of the trip, but it is separate from our designing fee. As our clients keep the booking, they pay directly the providers of lodging, transportation, activities, for the price of their stay/service. 

Contact us at info@buscotravel.net if you wish to discuss more about our services and fees.