About us
The Independent Traveller is part of a small family owned group of companies called Uni-Travel Limited. We started trading in November 1982. The group encompasses four divisions: Uni-Travel, a major student travel office located at Lancaster University; Farm Tours, which deals with farming groups on technical visits worldwide to discover new production methods; Ranch Rider, a specialist division dealing with riding holidays particularly in North America; and The Independent Traveller that deals with tailor made holidays with a particular emphasis on Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The Independent Traveller offices are based in Loughborough, Leicestershire in a large well equipped walk-in office. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm and on Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm and out of hours you can contact us via e-mail at holidays@uni-travel.co.uk or Fax: 01509 610 585.

We encourage clients to enter into a dialogue with us so that we can develop for them a holiday to more than exceed their expectations. We also welcome visitors to our offices to personally discuss their travel plans.


The directors and staff have travelled to South Africa regularly for over 30 years and that enables us to build tailor made travel plans from direct personal experience incorporating feedback from our many clients.

Company credentials

We are members of ABTA both as travel agents and tour operators and carry an ATOL Air Tour Organisers Licence issued by the CAA Civil Aviation Authority. Through these organisations we offer bonded financial protection to our clients - this effectively means you are protected from our company failing to meet its financial liabilities.
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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: For your financial protection and peace of mind, The Independent Traveller is a full member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) membership No. 96395/V9150 and a licensed and bonded tour operator. Our tour operating licence is granted by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) through their ATOL scheme. Our ATOL licence number is 4660.
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The Independent Traveller. Devonshire House, Devonshire Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3DF.
t: +44 (0) 1509 61 88 00 | f: +44 (0) 1509 61 88 00 | e: holidays@uni-travel.co.uk

We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. Many of the travel arrangements that we sell are protected in case of the financial failure of the travel company. Please ask us about the protection that applies to your booking.

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