About us

WEXAS is one of the UK's most respected travel companies, specialising in tailor-made travel across all seven continents and endorsed by such Honorary Presidents as Sir Ranulph Fiennes, John Simpson and Michael Palin.

WEXAS was founded in 1970 by current Chairman Dr Ian Wilson and remains an independent, family-owned business, committed to providing the highest level of personal service.

Personal service

We like to treat our clients as we like to be treated ourselves. Our specialists pride themselves on their level of personal service and will do more than just build you a seamless itinerary.

Their approach involves a careful discussion with you, so they can get to know you as a traveller and build a better picture of what you really want. This way they can make informed suggestions – suggestions to inspire you as you work together to plan a memorable holiday. 

The WEXAS Service Charter

Expert knowledge

All of our specialists have travelled extensively in the regions they specialise in and have often lived and worked there.

They have an honest, informed approach to planning your holiday, offering suggestions based on first-hand knowledge and an average of more than ten years experience in travel.

What's more, we insist our experts return regularly to their specialist regions to find out what's new and re-evaluate the old, so you can be assured of an up-to-date opinion.

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Financial security

WEXAS holds an Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL), issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL licence number is 2873. All travel arrangements with WEXAS that include a flight are therefore ATOL-protected, meaning your money is safe in our hands.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). 

WEXAS is also a member of ABTA, the Association of British Travel Agents. If your arrangements do not include a flight, they are still protected by ABTA. Our ABTA number is 91989/V2128.

Membership of WEXAS also gives you access to perhaps the best cover-for-cost travel insurance on the market, including annual multi-trip insurance cover up to and including the age of 74 (most companies stop at 64) and single-trip cover up to and including the age of 85.

Read more about travel insurance from WEXAS.

Membership benefits

Discover the benefits of being a WEXAS member.

FAQs

Answers to some commonly asked questions about WEXAS membership.

The WEXAS Travel Foundation

Learn about our registered charity, established to raise money for two deserving organisations: Africa Foundation and Cool Earth. Read more about The WEXAS Travel Foundation.

The WEXAS group

WEXAS operates a number of other brands, all of which are experts in their fields:

Endorsements

WEXAS is a bonded retail and tour member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). For ABTA logo more than 50 years ABTA and its members have been helping holidaymakers get the most from their travel by working to high professional standards and offering choice, value and quality. Our ABTA number is 91989/V2128.

ATOL logoWEXAS is a bonded Air Tour Organiser (ATOL licence no. 2873) of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). ATOL is a financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. If an ATOL tour operator fails, the ATOL scheme ensures customers contracted with the ATOL holder for an air package or a flight do not lose the money they've already paid or are not stranded abroad.

IATA logoWEXAS is a long-standing accredited ticketing agent of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This international trade body represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general. Our IATA number is 91212122.

IiP logoIn 1993 WEXAS was one of the first British organisations of any kind to win the UK government's Investor in People Award for high standards in staff training and development and was successfully re-assessed in 2012 as upholding exemplary standards.

 

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