Luxury Concierge


Luxury Concierge

In The Press

We’ve made it into The Times again! We’re featured in a list of 9 sustainable travel companies going the extra, eco-friendly mile! check out the full article here!

Our Founder and CEO, Melissa Tilling has written about Pride and the importance of continuing the fight for the Travel Trade Gazette

"The importance of the protest, the cause and the Pride Movement to marginalised people around the world isn’t something just for June. It is a critical need that the LGBTQ+ community and our allies must champion year-round.

Let us wave the rainbow flag in words, actions and deeds year-round, protecting the spirit of the Stonewall riots to overcome intolerance, injustice and a lack of freedom to be one’s authentic self, wherever it is found."

Read the article in full here.

On Earth Day 2021, Charitable Travel was highlighted by journalist Lauren Jarvis, in her fantastic article for National Geographic Traveller, titled ‘26 ways to live lighter on the planet, starting now’. Read the full article here!

"Taking fewer but longer trips, travelling by train, ferry or bicycle, and booking through an agent like Charitable Travel, which donates 5% of the cost of your trip to charity... are other ways to lighten the footprint of your journey."

Attitude Magazine has featured Melissa Tilling, Charitable Travel’s founder and CEO, Melissa Tilling as one of their 13 transgender trailblazers to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March 2021. Read the full article here!

'Melissa Tilling is one of the bravest women in the travel biz: “I’m proud, as a transgender woman, that we launched our social enterprise at the start of Pride month in the middle of a pandemic,” she told Attitude. “The principles of Pride in terms of self-affirmation, dignity and equality are entrenched in our social purpose, as is helping a wide range of charities rebuild and better help their beneficiaries.’

Charitable Travel’s founder and CEO, Melissa Tilling, has been featured in an article by Emma Ledger, titled ‘The Happy List 2021: Meet five Covid Heroes who are making a difference this year ’. Read the full article here!

'Founder of Charitable Travel, which was launched last year as the pandemic hit, Melissa’s initiative is the first of its kind in the UK. Its mission is to help consumers combine travel and philanthropy by enabling them to donate 5% of the payment for their holiday to a charity of their choice. Booking holidays will one day (soon) be a regular part of life again, and Charitable Travel is a social enterprise itself, with a legally committed social purpose, meaning people who use it can be assured that every penny of profit and everything the company does supports charity fundraising and good causes.’

We’ve been featured in an article by Helen Coffey, titled ‘The best travel companies for booking a sustainable holiday’. Read the full article here!

This unique not-for-private-profit travel retailer says its aim is to ensure ‘travel is a force for good, providing customers with the opportunity to book a holiday to anywhere in the world and donate a proportion of the holiday price to a UK registered charity of their choice’.

Our CEO, Melissa Tilling, has been named among the Attitude 101 LGBTQ Trailblazers!

You can see the full list here.

We have been featured in an article by Nigel Tisdall for The Daily Mail called ‘The New Breed of Holidays‘! 

You can read the full article on the Mail Online website.

Charitable Travel is a 'travel for good' start-up that allows you to donate 5 per cent of the cost of your holiday to a UK registered charity of your choice. Launched in June by Melissa Tilling, who was managing director of Funway Holidays for 11 years [sic], it sells trips worldwide, with part of the commission normally taken by a travel agent redirected to worthwhile causes.

TTG Media, the travel trade news outlet has revealed the shortlist for the Top 50 Travel Agencies 2021, and we made the cut in the online category! We are also one of 7 travel agencies that are all finalists for the first time!

Being nominated and shortlisted in our first year of business is fantastic, especially when the year is 2020! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our travel and charity partners and our customers. Without you we cannot deliver our social purpose to help fundraising for great causes selling #TravelforGood!

We’re certainly looking forward to 2021. Good luck to everyone on the shortlist!

We've been featured in the Telegraph again!

Click here to read the full article!

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The A-Z of truly greener getaways, from packing to planning.

Which do the accreditations stand for? What do the buzzwords actually mean? From planning to packing, to time when you’re away, Juliet Kinsman – author of new book The Green Edit: Travel (Easy Tips for the Eco-Friendly Traveller) – shares her starter tips to having an eco-friendly holiday.


G – Giving Back
Sure, book a volunteering vacation with a reputable grass-roots NGO, use a travel company with an established charitable foundation or simply sign up for an excursion with a local indigenous guide. See original adobe settlements in New Mexico’s Rio Grande valley with the Native Americans of Taos Pueblo or tour Madidi National Park in Bolivia with the Uchupiamonas. Or if you don’t want to devote your entire trip to an NGO’s mission, Charitable Travel is similar to a typical travel agent in the UK, except that a portion of the price of your high-end package holiday bought from this social enterprise goes to a charitable cause of your choosing.



Our Founder has been featured in Attitude!

Attitude, the UK’s best-selling Gay magazine, interviewed the brains behind Charitable Travel for their latest edition!
See below for a snippet to whet your whistle, but check out the full article in this months edition of Attitude!

This weekend we were featured in the Daily Star Sunday, Sunday Mirror, Irish Sunday Mirror, and the Sunday Express.

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“Copenhagen from £359pp: a three-night B&B getaway in the four-star Absalon Hotel includes flights from Bristol for departures in October.
Customers can donate 5% of their holiday price to a UK-registered charity of their choice. Book at
Prices are correct at time of publication”