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Make it Social

You may have spotted a new button next to the normal ‘Book Now’ button on our site. This is the Make it Social ‘Group Booking’ button. If you are looking to travel as a group then you can click the ‘Group Booking’ button and you’ll see.......   more >
 

Local laws and customs catching British nationals out abroad

Every year British nationals risk getting caught out by local laws and customs when travelling overseas. From driving a dirty car in Russia, to wearing camouflage clothing in Barbados, travellers could end up with a hefty fine or may even be arrested.   more >
 

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!

ENCOUNTERS TRAVEL today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.   more >
 

Archeologists Find Tomb Dating Back To 1100 B.C. In Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday.   more >
 

Drones to be deployed across Kenya to combat poaching

The Kenya Wildlife Service is to deploy drones in all 52 of the country’s national parks and reserves in an attempt to combat the poaching of elephants and rhinos.   more >
 

Changes to Egypt visa fees

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism is increasing visa fees for Egypt as of 1st May 2014.   more >
 

SA Specialist - The official specialist programme

Danniell Saunders has successfully passed his SA Specialist training course.
SA Specialist is a self-study online training course designed to equip travel product and service providers to sell South Africa more effectively.   more >
 

Turkey Visa Info

Following the information circulated on 9th May 2013 regarding the implementation of a new e-visa process for Turkey, ABTA have now been advised by the Turkish Consulate that the stamp / sticker visa on arrival will be abolished from 10th April 2014   more >
 

DRUGS LEAVE HUNDREDS OF BRITS BEHIND BARS OVERSEAS

FCO and Prisoners Abroad unite to warn of consequences of drugs abroad More than 850 British nationals are currently locked up in prisons across the globe for drug-related offences   more >
 

Turkish Airlines fly to Nepal.

Nepal is now opening up to many more UK airports through Turkish Airways. You can now go one stop via Istanbul from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Get in touch for package tours with Flights to Nepal today!   more >
 

We are up on Trip Advisor at Last!

After 18 months of trying we are finally up on trip advisor and already have a 5 star rating from our first 9 reviews.   more >
 

Citruspr Is Double Gold Winner In 2012 CIPR PRide Awards

CitrusPR, the firm that handles all PR for Encounters Travel, picked up 2 gold medals at last nights Wessex & Channel Islands Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards.   more >
 

And the winner is Maldives Magic!

The world’s first ever tour of the Maldives! Our Maldives Magic tour gives you the chance to see more than just one resort, and to discover the culture, beautiful scenery, friendly local people and atmosphere of this tropical paradise.   more >
 

Egypt - A Country Overview

An article written for http://www.tour-smart.co.uk/destinations/egypt/egypt-a-country-overview/
by Lauren Razavi.   more >
 

Another Part of Egypt...

Written by Lauren Razavi for Exploration-online.   more >
 

A Nubian Adventure

Lauren was recently in Egypt with us on a press trip, read all about it here!   more >
 

Encountering Egypt – an abandoned paradise

An article in the Australian Times newspaper by Paul Judge.   more >
 

Encounters Travel – Group Tours You Will Love

Encounters Travel is a new website run by group travel experts, launching in September 2011. We focus on small group tours and making sure the traveller receives great value and that the tours are fun and exciting.   more >