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AITO Traveller Blog
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Mauritius boasts soft sugar white sands, shallow turquoise lagoons, vibrant culture and friendly locals, and AITO tour operator Beachcomber Tours has 5 very good reasons why you'll love it there.Find out more >
“I was delighted! Until lunchtime on the third day of trekking, we did not see any other groups, other than as figures in the distance.”Find out more >
The difference between tour operators and travel agents
Quite a common question for anyone not working in the travel industry is about the difference between a tour operator and a travel agent. Both terms are, in effect, industry jargon and we expect the consumer to work out what the difference is. So let’s clear that up.Find out more >
Travelling with strangers!? 6 reasons why you won't regret it
One of the biggest trends in 2017 was the growth of people travelling independently. According to the latest Wanderlust Magazine’s Adventure Travel Survey, in 2017, 31% of UK travellers did so without friends and partners.Find out more >
Unknown places in Brazil: the Chapadas
Fleewinter’s Brazil Travel Specialist Elena Skalovskaia provides an introduction to the less known places in Brazil for the curious, unconventional traveller who likes to explore.Find out more >
If you haven't heard of São Tomé and Príncipe, it's about time.
The team at Archipelago Choice take you through the deep, rich culture of São Tomé and Príncipe. Just off the west coast of Africa, the island nation - once the largest cocoa producer in the world - quietly boasts a rich underwater world, exotic landscapes, and delicious food.Find out more >
Top 10 tips for a hassle-free accessible holiday
Booking a holiday can be a challenge at the best of times, but it can be even more difficult if you are disabled. Enabled Holidays share their top 10 tips for booking an accessible holiday.Find out more >