We are:

Real people who care about your vacation as much as you do.

Researching and planning travel by yourself is time-consuming and stressful.
We take away the stress and do the work for you: travel planning is our passion. It’s our expertise. It’s what we do best. 

We Pledge:

To take the stress out of planning your vacation.

Tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll use our experience and contacts to plan an imaginative and carefully curated trip for you. We will take care of all the details. 

We Value:

Flexibility.

Being an independent agency means that we are not bound by the rules of a corporation. We can work with small local suppliers to make sure you get the best value and options.

Imagination.

Our agency is built on innovation: we pride ourselves on having the latest technology in place. We’re constantly on the lookout for new and interesting travel options.

Caring.

We care about our clients, and we care about all of the details. We want you to love everything about your trip. You’re not just a number to us.

Our Story:

The Travel Society was established in 1976. Since then of course, the business has changed significantly. Gone are the days when the only way to book travel was through an agent. 

Now there are millions of options online – but it can take forever to sift through the reviews and make decisions. Which sites do you trust? And what if you miss something important? Or – if you’re like many clients – what if you’re not exactly sure what you want at first?

These are the problems we solve. 

After years of working for large adventure tour operators, consulting for tourist boards and even as the editor of a national travel magazine, I built up an amazing network of small, trustworthy tour operators, hotels and other suppliers around the world. I love working with real people and prefer to avoid large corporations wherever possible.

We use this network to ensure our clients get exactly the type of trip they’re looking for. It’s the opposite of mass-market.

People come back to us because we’re well-connected, diligent, imaginative, enthusiastic, and respectful. We care about your vacation as much as you do.

Helen Hewetson, 
Owner, The Travel Society, Inc.

Our People:

Let me take the stress out of travel planning for you.

I’m a professional travel agent. I’ll offer expert advice and make sure you go to the places that interest you, stay in terrific hotels and see, do and eat all of the best things while you’re away. I take care of all of the little details and make sure you get great prices and options that fit you and your budget. Call me today and we can get the planning officially started!

I'm Helen

I’m the owner of The Travel Society. Travel is my passion. For most of my 20+ years in the industry I’ve focussed on travel with an ethical approach – and now that’s what this agency focuses on too. I want to show people the world in such a way that our negative impacts are minimized and our cultural understanding is maximized. We actively choose suppliers who share this approach, and we avoid mass-market tourism destinations and practices as much as possible.

Extensive travel experience aside, Natalie’s enthusiasm, curiosity, respect for human experience, attention to detail - and her commitment to doing the right thing - are what makes her a good fit for us.

- Helen Hewetson, Owner