BookMyTrail was born from a love of wild places and the outdoors and a desire to create a sustainable and ethical business which benefits the customer, community, and environment. As outdoor enthusiasts, ourselves its important that we built a business which represents our love for travel and shared experience in nature.
We take pride in our ability to discover high-quality accommodations along long-distance routes and bring those guest houses to you. Our accommodations range from quirky to boutique and everything in between. Our proprietors will offer a warm welcome at the end of each day of walking, coupled with a comfortable bed and a fine breakfast the next morning.
On the surface you can be forgiven for thinking of us as a tour operator, perhaps a travel agent. And sure, we do many things which both of those industries do.
However, BookMyTrail is a bit of a different creature. We are not regulated by the “Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992”. Why? Because we don’t work in such a way that requires us to be. You see, traditional tour operators sell you a pre-packaged product, where the cost is provided upfront, inflated so they can take a margin from the remaining money once the costs for accommodation, guidebooks, bag transfers and operational costs have been accounted for.
Now that works great, but it’s not for us. We feel that particular way of working tempts a tour operator to push suppliers into offering rates they cannot afford and makes them book rooms which are cheaper so margins are all the better.
And the bit we really don’t like? because the entire travel industry has based their best rates on the assumption that two people have booked, solo bookers are penalised with expensive single supplement charges.
We decided to do something different. At the end of the day, we offer you a service. Our service uses our growing list of approved and trusted accommodations and books accommodations on your behalf, makes luggage transfer arrangements, offers impartial and unlimited advice and even helps with the payments (useful if your based abroad) to those suppliers. For our service, we decided that the best way charge was to charge upfront. That way we have already been paid to do the work required by you and the temptation to squeeze suppliers for better rates and to reduce the quality of your booking has been removed.
Our existing customers love our service, so give us a try today.