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whl.travel is more than just a website, it is a networked e-commerce system designed to enable partners market their travel product to the global independent travel market. The fastest growing segment of the travel market is the independent travel (FIT) segment, however to tap this market successfully requires sophisticated online marketing and a range of e-commerce tools way beyond the reach of most inbound tour operators. Read about how whl.travel has tackled this market and in the process built one of the largest networks of inbound tour operators in the world.

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What We Do ...

whl.travel is about connecting independent travellers (experienced travellers who like journeying off the beaten track and are tired of the “plain vanilla” travel options) to local inbound tour operators who know all the great products and services these travellers like (the interesting small hotel or homestay, a trek on the back trails away from the crowds, the restaurant serving fresh local produce and a favourite with the locals). whl.travel achieves this connection by providing our local partners a very sophisticated e-commerce platform to load product information (accommodation, tours, transport etc.) and process bookings. whl.travel then markets this product via a mix of distribution channels (SEO; global, regional and local affiliate partners; and WHL network referrals) to drive traffic and bookings. The result is a unique web-based e-business solution allowing genuine market access for smaller hotels, guesthouses and tour operator—particularly those in developing countries and emerging markets. whl.travel local partners deliver unique, authentic and memorable travel products and experiences.

How We Happened

whl.travel began in 2002 as a pilot project incubated by the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) to develop a new model for providing market access for small- and medium-sized accommodation and tour providers. The idea was to leave control of the business with local people who know and support the development of their destination best, but to couple them with a low cost world-class web based IT solution and global distribution platform.

After a series of very successful trials in the Mekong region, in Southeast Asia and in the Pacific, whl.travel was spun off as a private company to facilitate the rollout of booking portals in other regions of the world. The system for setting up and maintaining these sites belongs to Worldhotel-link.com Limited, which takes a small monthly fee, scaled to income, from each portal in the network.

What Makes Us Unique

whl.travel combines the best of what can be done locally (local partners who are passionate about their destination, know it intimately, and have a great reputation with both travellers and local suppliers) with the best of what can be done at the global level (world class technology and marketing / distribution) in a win-win package. The local partners (we call them our e-Marketplace Owners/Operators or MPOs) own, operate and profit from the portals, while being connected to whl.travel’s global network. These MPOs make up whl.travel’s … “Local Connection”

By joining whl.travel you will be become a part of a network of caring travel professionals who care for the environment, welfare of local people and most importantly love sharing their destination’s hidden treasures. Built-in networking opportunities through social networking sites and face-to-face conferences are all a part of the franchise system.

What We Care About

Under the banner 'Caring for the Destination', whl.travel places strong emphasis on sustainable tourism, concentrating on travel experiences that enhance the character of a visited destination through local food, aesthetics, culture, heritage and the environment. Until recently, these experiences have been largely incidental to one’s choice of lodging or destination. Now, however, they are at the core of decisions made by conscientious travellers.

WHL Values

WHL is committed to win-win-win outcomes for all stakeholders, including staff of WHL and member marketplaces, travellers and local communities. In seeking good outcomes and sustainable practices, WHL policies are in accord with the principles of win-win-win and doing no harm based on:
  • Respect and care for individuals
  • Respect for cultures
  • Respect and care for the environment
  • Open and honest management
  • Ongoing learning and transfer of capabilities

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How can you join?

whl.travel selects operators best matching our values and meeting the criteria set out below:
  • Be an active player already in the inbound tourism industry, preferably operating their own tour/travel company and having a web site.
  • Be able to provide evidence that their existing business is trading profitably and has a stable earnings history.
  • Have the resources (staff, internet access etc.) to support this new line of business.
  • Enjoy a good reputation amongst suppliers (accommodation providers, tour guides etc.) for being honest, responsive, and fair.
  • Have experience in dealing with the independent travel market.
  • Have a strong interest in building a sustainable tourism industry in their given destination, and to working with and supporting smaller local accommodation providers.
  • Have a good command of the English language (written and spoken).

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Intex - Soluções em Turismo is the MPO for Belo Horizonte in Brazil. We turned the city upside down to show you the best accommodations, sights, famous night spots and all the local secrets! We have a real crush for Belo Horizonte, with its warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We know everything there is to know about the ways in Belô, so we can turn you into a local!
http://www.belo-horizonte.travel/

Tirana, Albania

Outdoor Albania is the MPO for Tirana. Responsible tourism has always been core to the philosophy of Outdoor Albania, bringing small groups to discover Albania, respecting the nature and the local traditions while delivering economic benefits to the different areas of the country. They created a network of village houses, small family run hotels, bed and breakfasts and larger hotels, but with an atmosphere, based on mutual respect and professionalism. Company is owned and operated by Laura Payne and Gent Mati.
http://www.travel-tirana.com/

Yerevan, Armenia

Menua Tour is the MPO for Yerevan. “We take pride in doing our best to make your ‘Armenia Experience’ a memorable one and leave you with an image that Armenia is a place to go back to..." The company is owned and operated by a very passionate team of travel enthusiasts including Hasmik Sadikyan and Christine Avakian.
http://www.travel-yerevan.com/

Rodrigues, Mauritius

Lolotte Rental and Tours Ltd is the MPO for Rodrigues. Rodrigues is a dependency of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, It is situated at 365 miles north-east of Mauritius and forming part of the Mascarene group of islands. Lolotte Rental and Tourss is the trend setter of eco-adventure tour in the island and is now well-known for specialising in lifestyle tourism in terms of wellness, culture, holistic and adventure tourism.
http://www.rodrigues.holidays.io

Morretes & Antonina, Brazil

Discover Paraná is the MPO for Morretes & Antonina. We are your local connection in Curitiba and surroundings! Our company is directed by professionals with great experience on tourism in Brazil, Latin America and Europe. Our goal is to show you the best spots in our region, surprising you with nature and culture in a less known region in Brazil, with lots of interesting things to do.
http://www.ilhadomel-travel.com.br/

Fernando de Noronha , Brazil

Pedro Capelossi from Trip Noronha is the MPO for Fernando de Noronha. Fernando de Noronha is known worldwide for its incredible diving, and as an avid diver and dive instructor, I look forward to sharing with you the magic of the archipelago's rich ocean floor. Trip Noronha has an everlasting preoccupation with local tourism and we work tirelessly with locals and tourists to ensure the ongoing preservation of the islands untouched natural environment.
http://www.noronhahotel-link.com/

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

ValenciaLosRoques. com is the MPO for Canaima National Park in Venezuela. We are proud to offer touristic programs to Los Roques and Morrocoy since 2006. ValenciaLosRoques.com is committed to support the development of services that benefit the tourism and the local community by controlling attitudes which could damage the environment. Also, we only hire local people to work in our business in Los Roques and Morrocoy. Since we have a huge responsibility with the society, by doing that we believe we are contributing to the local communities. Anticipated Launch Date: August 2009
http://www.valencialosroques.com/

Guaraqueçaba & Superagui, Brazil

Discover Paraná is the MPO for Guaraqueçaba & Superagui. We are your local connection in Curitiba and surroundings! Our company is directed by professionals with great experience on tourism in Brazil, Latin America and Europe. Our goal is to show you the best spots in our region, surprising you with nature and culture in a less known region in Brazil, with lots of interesting things to do.
http://www.ilhadomel-travel.com.br/

Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Falls Vision is the MPO for Iguassu Falls. Nice to meet you! We are Fabio and Josiane your local connection in Foz do Iguaçu. Tourism became a passion, passion for our destination, come and visit yourself the one that's considered one of the Natural Wonder of the world. We enjoy passing our knowledge to the most varied nationalities that visit us during the year, our team is made from local people who grown here with their family and has especial interest on maintain it for future generation. Anticipated Launch Date: September 2008
http://www.iguassu-hotels.com.br/

Curitiba, Brazil

Discover Paraná is the MPO for Curitiba. We are your local connection in Curitiba and surroundings! Our company is directed by professionals with great experience on tourism in Brazil, Latin America and Europe. Our goal is to show you the best spots in our region, surprising you with nature and culture in a less known region in Brazil, with lots of interesting things to do.
http://www.curitiba-travel.com.br/

Florianópolis, Brazil

Renata and the team from Brazil Trails Eco & Sports Vacation is the MPO for Florianópolis. We are ready to assist you in any way we can to make your stay on the beautiful island of Florianopolis amazing. We are proud to be partnered with whl.travel, a travel company that is dedicated to sustainable tourism, like our company. We are very aware of the damage mass tourism can have on our islands fragile environment and are very active in preserving nature areas and promoting sustainable tourism practices in Florianopolis.
http://www.florianopolis-hotels.travel

Ilha do Mel & Paranaguá, Brazil

Discover Paraná is the MPO for Ilha do Mel & Paranaguá.We are your local connection and will be delighted to show you the best spots in Ilha do Mel, Paranaguá and the surrounding area!
http://www.ilhadomel-travel.com.br/

Gabarone & Southern Botswana, Botswana

Cube Safaris is the MPO for Gabarone and Southern Botswana. This destination includes the Central Kalahari National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park plus the capital city of Gabarone.

Arusha & Serengeti, Tanzania


Panorama, Mpumulanga, South Africa

Induna Adventures is the MPO for the Panorama Route. Induna Adventures has been operating for 8 years, with plenty of highlights worth mentioning: our staff members are the best in the world, and they prove to be the highlight of all visitors. Apart from this, we are the organisers of one of the biggest annual mountain bike races in South Africa here in the Panorama Route.
http://www.panorama-tours.travel/

Accra, Ghana

PJ Travel and Tours is the MPO for Accra.

The team at PJ Travel and Tours encourages sustainable tourism that is not only enjoyable and enriching for the visitor, but also 'fair' and benificial to the community.

Lesotho

Maluti Treks is the MPO for Lesotho. Run by Jonathan Halse and his wife Armelle, Maluti Treks is a tour operator specializing in tours and transfers in and around Lesotho. The Halse family is perhaps best known for running the much acclaimed Semonkong Lodge set highlands of the Maluti mountains.
http://www.travel-lesotho.com

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Waterbuck Safaris Limited has been providing a first-class Tanzania wildlife safari viewing and wild land recreation service for several years.
http://www.tanzania-tours.com/

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zenith Tours is the MPO for Zanzibar. As locals, we are keen to show you the best that Zanzibar has to offer, and we take great pride in the island's culture, history, natural environment and, of course, the famous spices that Zanzibar is renowned for. We've created a number of initiatives to ensure that the local people benefit from tourism, and that the rich tapestry of Zanzibari culture and history is kept alive.
http://www.holiday-zanzibar.com/

Cape Verde

Executiv Tour is the MPO for Cape Verde. Cape Verde have a unique and friendly culture, with people who love to welcome visitors to our wonderful islands. We work actively to protect and preserve the local wildlife, environment and culture. Tourism is more than just an occupation for us - it is a life changing experience where we can learn about people from all corners of the globe, all the while promoting Cape Verde.
http://www.capeverde-tours.com/

Dakar, Senegal

Réalirêves is the MPO for Dakar, Senegal. In French, the official language of Senegal, ”Réaliser ses rêves“ means “make dreams come true”. Nogaye and Aminata look after the travelers and handle bookings and Jérôme is the creator of the agency, passionate about West Africa and especially Senegal. He is also passionate about culture, believing the best kind of travel is mixing of travelers and local inhabitants to create the best conditions for an authentic meeting. Together, the Réalirêves team creates genuine exchanges and adventure for their clients.
http://www.dakar-travel.com/

Saly & Petit Cote, Senegal

Réalirêves is the MPO for Saly, Senegal. In French, the official language of Senegal, ”Réaliser ses rêves“ means “make dreams come true”. Nogaye and Aminata look after the travelers and handle bookings and Jérôme is the creator of the agency, passionate about West Africa and especially Senegal. He is also passionate about culture, believing the best kind of travel is mixing of travelers and local inhabitants to create the best conditions for an authentic meeting. Together, the Réalirêves team creates genuine exchanges and adventure for their clients.
http://www.saly-travel.com/

Swaziland

Swazi Trails is the MPO for Swaziland. As Swaziland's leading accommodation booking agent and tour operator, we have a passion for sharing over 20 years of local knowledge with you. From early beginnings as a rafting outfit, Swazi Trails expanded, providing a diverse range of activities that have changed the way travellers view this tiny Kingdom.
http://www.swazi.travel/

Johannesburg, South Africa


Halong Bay, Vietnam

An Kha Tourist Co. Ltd. is the MPO for Halong Bay in Vietnam. Quyen and her team are lovers of travel and mystical Halong Bay is one of their favorite destinations in Vietnam. Experience the peace serenity of Halong Bay through the various tours and hotels offered.

Mpumulanga Highlands, South Africa


Medan, Indonesia

Now accepting MPO applications for Medan, Indonesia

Mauritius

Lolotte Rental and Tours Ltd is the MPO for Mauritius. We love the opportunity to show tourists the true beauty of Mauritius - the environment, culture and the people. We realize that sustainable tourism is a way for the locals to benefit from people visiting our islands, and do everything we can to protect, yet promote, the beauty that makes Mauritius truly unique!
http://www.mauritius.holidays.io

Nosy Be, Madagascar

Evasion Sans Frontieres is the MPO for Nosy Be in Madagascar. We take great pride in sharing our country with you. We aim to let you experience the warm hospitality of the people and the unique and endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar. However, we also encourage people to examine the social and environmental issues facing our country, to ensure Madagascar is here for their children and grandchildren to enjoy as well.
http://www.nosybehotel-link.com/

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Evasion Sans Frontieres is the MPO for Antananarivo in Madagascar. We take great pride in sharing our country with you. We aim to let you experience the warm hospitality of the people and the unique and endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar. However, we also encourage people to examine the social and environmental issues facing our country, to ensure Madagascar is here for their children and grandchildren to enjoy as well.
http://www.antananarivohotel-link.com/

Antsirabe, Madagascar

Evasion Sans Frontieres is the MPO for Antsirabe in Madagascar. We take great pride in sharing our country with you. We aim to let you experience the warm hospitality of the people and the unique and endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar. However, we also encourage people to examine the social and environmental issues facing our country, to ensure Madagascar is here for their children and grandchildren to enjoy as well.
Anticipated Launch Date: October 2008

Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Evasion Sans Frontieres is the MPO for Fort Dauphin in Madagascar. We take great pride in sharing our country with you. We aim to let you experience the warm hospitality of the people and the unique and endemic flora and fauna of Madagascar. However, we also encourage people to examine the social and environmental issues facing our country, to ensure Madagascar is here for their children and grandchildren to enjoy as well.
http://www.fortdauphinhotel-link.com/

Garden Route, South Africa

Back Road Safaris is the MPO for the Garden Route in South Africa. Back Road Safaris work with a passion to provide an unforgettable experience for all. That same passion also encompasses our engagement with people, our environment, and wildlife in the heart of the Garden Route here in South Africa, we are proud of our part of the world. Back Road Safaris are constantly seeking to include local people and places in innovative and sustainable tourism activities.
http://www.garden-route-tours.travel/

Wild Coast, South Africa

Anticipated Start Date: March 2010

Marrakech, Morocco

Evasion On Line Morocco is the MPO for Marrakech. Evasion On Line Maroc is in incoming agency founded in 2001 with headquarters in Casablanca and an office in Marrakech. We do everything from hotel bookings to car hire, tours, team building exercises and incentive programmes. We are a team of 16 people, who aim to promote our country and to share the benefits of our work with our local partners. Anticipated Launch Date: September 2009
http://www.travelmarrakech.com

Livingstone, Zambia

Wild Side Tours is the MPO for Livingstone, Zambia. Apart from handling all your travel and adventure requirements, Wild Side specialises in personalised tailor-made safaris for individual tourists and smaller groups.
http://www.victoriafallszambia.travel

Nairobi, Kenya

Technology Frontiers is the MPO for Nairobi in Kenya. We greatly welcome the increased numbers of visitors that this has brought our country, but we also recognize the potentially harmful nature of tourism as well. Due to this, we are involved in preventing exploitation of Maasai villages by overzealous and unscrupulous tour operators, as well as working with hotels and conference organizers to encourage more contribution to worthwhile Kenyan charities.
http://www.nairobihotel-link.com/

Seychelles Islands

Holiday Seychelles is the MPO for the Seychelles Islands. With an extensive knowledge of the Seychelles and a local staff working on the ground in the islands, the team puts great emphasis on preserving our beautiful country and promoting responsible tourism.
http://www.seychelles-holidays.travel/

Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean Island Hotels is the MPO for Antigua and Barbuda. "Our team comprises locals and expats, and we are pleased to be able to show off our home to you. Beautiful islands are easy to fall in love with, but it's the people here, their humour, their helpfulness and their passion for life that truly move us. The proud cultural traditions of the islands, as well as the historical sites dotted throughout the region, are things we are working to preserve for future generations to experience and enjoy as much as we do".
http://www.antigua-island-hotels.com/

Dominica

Jungle Trekking Adventures and Safaris is the MPO for Dominica. "We love the natural surrounds of our beautiful island, as well as the laid-back, spontaneous nature of its people. We also have a strong interest in working within the local community, and therefore we've developed a tourism initiative that targets disadvantaged areas in order to provide real opportunities for development".
http://www.dominica-island-hotels.com/

Jamaica

Authentic Caribbean Holidays is the MPO for Jamaica. "We want to provide you with a genuine Jamaican experience, introducing you to the unique culture and exquisite landscape of our country. We know that tourism plays an important part in our local community, and whilst striving to ensure that we offer the best holiday experience to you, we also dedicate ourselves to sustainability".
http://www.jamaica-island-hotels.com/

Montserrat

Caribbean Island Hotels is the MPO for Montserrat. "Our team comprises locals and expats, and we are pleased to be able to show off our home to you. Beautiful islands are easy to fall in love with, but it's the people here, their humour, their helpfulness and their passion for life that truly move us. The proud cultural traditions of the islands, as well as the historical sites dotted throughout the region, are things we are working to preserve for future generations to experience and enjoy as much as we do".
http://www.montserrat-island-hotels.com/

Nevis

Caribbean Island Hotels is the MPO for Nevis. "Our team comprises locals and expats, and we are pleased to be able to show off our home to you. Beautiful islands are easy to fall in love with, but it's the people here, their humour, their helpfulness and their passion for life that truly move us. The proud cultural traditions of the islands, as well as the historical sites dotted throughout the region, are things we are working to preserve for future generations to experience and enjoy as much as we do".
http://www.nevis-hotels.travel/

Saint Lucia

Solar Tours & Travel is the MPO for Saint Lucia. "We are deeply passionate about the people, the land and the cultural heritage of our beautiful island nation, and enjoy the chance to showcase the best St. Lucia has to offer to the world. We have a strong interest in working with our local community to minimize the impact tourism may have on our local environment, and provide real opportunities for local developmen"t.
http://www.st-lucia-island-hotels.com/

St. Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis

Caribbean Island Hotels is the MPO for St. Kitts. "Our team comprises locals and expats, and we are pleased to be able to show off our home to you. Beautiful islands are easy to fall in love with, but it's the people here, their humour, their helpfulness and their passion for life that truly move us. The proud cultural traditions of the islands, as well as the historical sites dotted throughout the region, are things we are working to preserve for future generations to experience and enjoy as much as we do".
http://www.st-kitts-hotels.travel/

Champasak, Laos

Teamworkz Consulting is the MPO for Champasak. Meet Lee Sheridan and his team, your local connection in Laos. They operate from their office in the Laos capital of Vientiane, and have a keen interest in tourism marketing and sustainable tourism. Their desire is not only to share this wonderful country with others, but to make sure they will still be able to experience and share in the respect of Laos for years to come. Anticipated launch date: September 2009

Rokytnice, Czech Republic


Prague, Czech Republic


Sikkim, India

Tathagata Journeys is the MPO for Sikkim, India. They have a passion for this mountainous corner of India and love sharing its secrets with those who want to discover something extraordinary.
http://www.travel-sikkim.com

Athens, Greece

Opta Travel is the MPO for Athens in Greece. Opta travel was created in 1974 and its operations have continued through the years, fulfilled with experience, professionalism and a know how build on years of relations with locals and foreign clients. The whl.travel portal is managed by Charles Berthault.
www.athens-hotels.travel

Aceh, Indonesia

Banda Perdana is the MPO for Aceh,Indonesia. Your local connection in Aceh. They are proud to be the first independent traveller service in the region, and also to be a bridge between the West, and the local guesthouses and tour operators in Aceh.
http://www.aceh-hotels.com/

Jordan

Jordan Select Tours is the MPO for Jordan. JST is a full service inbound tour operator and destination management company owned and operand by Seif Saudi, Rana Bseiso and the team. They are proud of the amazing history and the world-class sites of Jordan, and even more so of the hospitable nature of the country and its people, with visitors treated to a genuine warmth and friendliness everywhere they go.
http://www.jordan-travel.jo/

Luang Prabang, Laos

Teamworkz Consulting is the MPO for Luang Prabang. Meet Lee Sheridan and his team, your local connection in Laos. They operate from their office in the Laos capital of Vientiane, and have a keen interest in tourism marketing and sustainable tourism. Their desire is not only to share this wonderful country with others, but to make sure they will still be able to experience and share in the respect of Laos for years to come.
http://www.luang-prabang-hotels.com/

Vang Vieng, Laos

Teamworkz Consulting is the MPO for Vang Vieng. Meet Lee Sheridan and his team, your local connection in Laos. They operate from their office in the Laos capital of Vientiane, and have a keen interest in tourism marketing and sustainable tourism. Their desire is not only to share this wonderful country with others, but to make sure they will still be able to experience and share in the respect of Laos for years to come.
http://www.vang-vieng-hotels.com/

Vientiane, Laos

Teamworkz Consulting is the MPO for Vientiane. Meet Lee Sheridan and his team, your local connection in Laos. They operate from their office in the Laos capital of Vientiane, and have a keen interest in tourism marketing and sustainable tourism. Their desire is not only to share this wonderful country with others, but to make sure they will still be able to experience and share in the respect of Laos for years to come.
http://www.vientiane-hotel-link.com/

Riga, Latvia

Your Vacation Host is the MPO for Riga. Anda and Kristine, your Local connection in Riga know the "must see" places and "must do" things in Latvia. There are many unbeaten reasons why to visit Latvia - history, architecture, Riga nightlife and countryside landscapes.
http://www.riga-hotels.lv/

Lebanon

Grey Matter is the MPO for Lebanon. Grey Matter is a Lebanese Internet Tour Operator and has been pioneering online travel business in Lebanon since 1997. Their mission is to provide a pleasant booking experience and an unprecedented customer care. They highly believe in sustainable tourism and actively work with several local communities to promote traditional making of food and crafts and help them resell and export their products worldwide through the Internet.
http://www.lebanon.travel/

Vilnius, Lithuania

The Beautiful Land of Nevermind is the MPO for Vilnius and is an incoming tourism company owned and operated by Kestas and Vilija. Service brand named THE BEAUTIFUL LAND OF NEVERMIND is created to provide you friendly local assistance to experience our country as in past cordial natives assisted us during our own travels in foreign lands - their friendliness made unexplored places more impressive and closer to the heart.
http://www.vilnius-hotels.travel/

Klaipeda, Lithuania

The Beautiful Land of Nevermind is the MPO for Klaipeda and is an incoming tourism company owned and operated by Kestas and Vilija. Service brand named THE BEAUTIFUL LAND OF NEVERMIND is created to provide you friendly local assistance to experience our country as in past cordial natives assisted us during our own travels in foreign lands - their friendliness made unexplored places more impressive and closer to the heart.
www.klaipeda-hotels.travel/

Ohrid, Macedonia

Dea Tours Travel Agency is the MPO for the Ohrid in Macedonia. The compay led by Dr. Diell Agolli and a passionate team of travel professionals. When you come to Ohrid your soul finds the rest that has been yearning for at one of the most phenomenal natural beauties of the world! Ohrid brings peace to mind, body and soul.
www.ohridhotels-travel.com.mk

Podgorica, Montenegro

Montenegro Adventures is the MPO for Podgorica. They offer exciting and culturally stimulating tours and packages that perfectly match whl.travel’s vision of having unique tour and accommodation products on their sites. The company is owned and operated by keen adventurer Slavica Vukcevic and her team.
http://www.travel-podgorica.com/

Skopje, Macedonia

Dea Tours Travel Agency is the MPO for the Skopje in Macedonia. The compay led by Dr. Diell Agolli and a passionate team of travel professionals. Among various travel products offered by Dea Torus you can participate at the school setup to promote the traditional Byzantine-style of painting or visit small villages to learn about the traditional way of life and food preparation. Anticipated Launch Date: May 2010

Kota Kinabula, Malaysia

Borneo Eco Tours is the MPO for Kota Kinabalu. Meet Albert, and his team! They are your local connection in Kota Kinabalu. They aim to set the benchmark for sustainable tourism in Kota Kinabalu and help this field develop so that all stakeholders can benefit – local communities, and other hotels and tours operators. With an insatiable desire for the outdoors they are constantly learning about unexplored and unique places for you to visit. Let them help you plan your hotel and tour bookings in Kota Kinabalu.
http://www.kotakinabalu-travel.com/aboutus

Sandakan, Malaysia

Borneo Eco Tours is the MPO for Sandakan . Meet Albert, and his team! They are your local connection in Sandakan. They aim to set the benchmark for sustainable tourism in Sandakan and help this field develop so that all stakeholders can benefit – local communities, and other hotels and tours operators. With an insatiable desire for the outdoors they are constantly learning about unexplored and unique places for you to visit. Let them help you plan your hotel and tour bookings in Sandakan.
www.sandakan-travel.com

Maldives

Canopus Maldives is the MPO for Maldives. Based in Male' the capital of Maldives, their core areas of business include travel, tours, cruises, and residences. They offer a wide range of travel services from customised and tailor-made tours to packages. The Maldives, said to be the "last paradise on earth" offers a very unique experience for travelers. Ask them for more information on what you can do and how you can get here...
http://www.maldiveshotels.mv/

Chisinau, Moldova

Uniglobe Slavion Travel is the MPO for Chisinau. The company is owned and operated by the husband and wife team - Veaceslav Bunescu and Olga Vozniuc. They recently decided on entering the incoming leisure travel market and feel that WHL perfectly corresponds with their vision of modern development in the tourism sector of Moldova.
http://www.travel-chisinau.com/

Mongolia

FeltNation is the MPO for Mongolia. They're proud to be able to welcome you to their country, and to give you the opportunity to witness the lives, the hardships and the happiness of the Mongolian people, as well as the truly individual nature of the Mongolian country.
http://www.mongoliahotel-link.com/

Islamabad, Pakistan

Travel Walji's is the MPO for Islamabad - and are your local connection in Islamabad! They have been assisting tourists travelling to Pakistan since 1965. They believe sustainable tourism starts with our own actions, and they strive to run their businesses with this in mind at all times.
http://www.islamabad-hotels.com.pk/

Boracay, Philippines

Go Discover is the MPO for Boracay. After moving to the island, they have set about helping to promote smaller independent and family run establishments through the internet. With years of experience in the travel industry, and extensive local knowledge - Go Discover provides you with all the information you need to choose the right, unique holiday for you!
http://www.boracay.travel/

Cebu, Philippines

Go Discover is the MPO for Cebu. After moving to the island, they have set about helping to promote smaller independent and family run establishments through the internet. With years of experience in the travel industry, and extensive local knowledge - Go Discover provides you with all the information you need to choose the right, unique holiday for you!
http://www.gocebu.travel/

Samoa

Samoa Hotels Association is the MPO for Samoa. They will be happy to help make your stay in Samoa enjoyable and memorable. They can assist with hotel bookings, tours, advice on attractions around the islands, and good places to eat and drink!
http://www.samoa-hotels.ws/

Solomon Islands

Dive Gizo is the MPO for Soloman Islands. Run by Kerrie and Danny Kennedy! They are your local connection in the Solomon Islands. They have a long and active history in community development and environmental protection, which when coupled with their tourism backgrounds melded perfectly to create their sustainable tourism business. They have worked with the WWF and the Nature Conservancy to maintain this beautiful landscape that they share with you on diving, heritage and village tours. Let them connect you with the Solomon Islands’ hotels and tours.
http://www.solomonislands-hotels.travel/

Colombo, Sri Lanka

United Holidays is the MPO for Colombo. They are extremely passionate about Sri Lanka and want to use their extensive local knowledge so each and every holiday is truly amazing. They are actively involved in the local community and have been privileged to help in building local schools and providing them with computers, assisting tsunami widows in earning a living, and running an oil mill where the profits go back into the community.
http://www.colombohotels.lk/

South Coast, Sri Lanka

United Holidays is the MPO for The South Coast. They are your local connection in The South Coast. They are extremely passionate about Sri Lanka and want to use their extensive local knowledge so each and every holiday is truly amazing. They are actively involved in the local community and have been privileged to help in building local schools and providing them with computers, assisting tsunami widows in earning a living, and running an oil mill where the profits go back into the community.
http://www.beachhotels.lk/

Sukothai, Thailand


Bangkok, Thailand


Chiang Mai, Thailand


Chiang Rai, Thailand


Koh Samui, Thailand


Phuket, Thailand


Pattaya, Thailand


Timor-Leste, Timor Leste

Jims Getaway is the MPO for Timor-Leste. They are proud to be a member of the WHL family in their endeavour to preserve Timor’s unique natural and cultural environment. Being conscious of Timor’s wonderful tourism assets they work with their suppliers to ensure they are preserved for the future. Let them help you explore their home of pristine reef and coast, cloudy mountains and down to earth people.
http://www.timorleste-hotels.com/

Tonga

Jones Travel ltd is the MPO for Tonga. They have been in operation since 1911, and are passionate believers that responsible tourism is the best way forward for Tonga to improve the economy of our country and its people, while preserving our natural environment and rich culture. They actively involve locals in tourism, and help share the benefits that tourism brings. Let them help you explore our history, culture, pristine coastline, wildlife and most importantly a place brimming with friendly, warm and welcoming people.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Lirita Tours is the MPO for Cappadocia and is owned and operated by the well travelled Zafer & Zaim Yazici and Fevzi Tekin. They carefully developed itineraries to make it possible for visitors to become acquainted with astonishing historical heritage of the country. "Turkey has more than just sun and sandy seaside resorts or beaches. It has the beautiful landscape, the friendly local people, culture, and history."
http://www.cappadocia.travel/

Dalyan, Turkey

Kaunos Tours is the MPO for Dalyan. Kaunos Tours which is owned by Mehmet Cobanoglu and operated by a full team of travel professionals prides itself on organizing its trips and activities in an eco-friendly way, giving full respect for the environment, enjoying it but not damaging it. Over many years they have built up strong relationships with local families and small businesses and as a result they now provide a significant income to some of these people, supporting the local rural economy in new ways.
http://www.dalyan.travel/

Istanbul, Turkey

Adelphia Tours & Travel is the MPO for Istanbul. They attribute their success to their first-hand destination knowledge, constant attention-to-detail, personalized service and co-operation with the most skilled of travel industry professionals. They are very well travelled themselves having visited over 30 countries in 4 continents and so they understand the needs of travellers very well! Adelphia Tours & Travel is owned and operated by Mehmet Semih Sen. www.istanbul-hotels.travel

Marmaris-Datca, Turkey

Titco Tours is the MPO for Marmaris-Datca. Small but lovely travel agency, is owned and operated by Gerard Oude Hergelink from the Netherlands and his Turkish wife Shenda Tüfekcioglu. As a foreigner and anthropologist, Gerard has learned how to deal with the people in Turkey, and as a tour leader experienced what travelers who are interested in the history and culture of Turkey, appreciate!
http://www.marmaris-datca.travel/

Vanuatu


Chau Doc, Vietnam

Mekong Tours is the MPO for Chau Doc. they're proud to welcome you to their home in the Mekong Delta, and their aim is to try to ensure that tourism in the region brings benefits to travellers and locals alike. They love to introduce visitors to the daily lives and specific customs of the Mekong people, whilst at the same time connecting local people to the outside world and ensuring that they gain from tourism.
http://www.hotels-chaudoc.com/

Dalat, Vietnam

Innoviet is the MPO for Dalat. They want your trip to Dalat to be a learning experience about the real Vietnam and its people and culture. They also hope that they are able to share their local knowledge with you to make your trip unforgettable!
http://www.dalathotel-link.co

Danang, Vietnam

Nam Phuong Travel is the MPO for Danang; They have a passion for their local community and a commitment to develop tourism, whilst still conserving the environment and culture. They try to educate and promote sustainable tourism initiatives to locals as well as tourists.
http://www.danang-hotel.com/

Hoi An, Vietnam

Nam Phuong Travel is the MPO for Hoi An; They have a passion for the local community and a commitment to developing tourism, whilst still conserving the environment and culture. They try to educate and promote sustainable tourism initiatives to locals as well as tourists
http://www.hoian-hotel.com/

Hue, Vietnam

Nam Phuong Travel is the MPO for Hue. They have a passion for the local community and a commitment to develop tourism, whilst still conserving the environment and culture. They try to educate and promote sustainable tourism initiatives to locals as well as tourists.
http://www.hue-hotel.com/

Minsk, Belarus


Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Green Visions is the MPO for Sarajevo and was founded on the principles of balance and harmony between man and nature. Their organization is dedicated to promoting and preserving the traditional ancient highland lifestyles and the precious nature they are so dependent on. Team of experts, including Thierry Joubert & Darin Spurgeon, aim to raise public awareness of the environmental problems they face in the region while offering viable solutions to the future growth and sustainability of BiH.
http://www.sarajevo-travel.ba/

Tbilisi & Caucasus Mountains, Georgia

Jomardi Adventure Club is the MPO for Tbilisi & Caucasus Mountains. Jomardi Adventure Club began operations in 2004 as the first company to offer rafting tours in Georgia. They expanded to include trekking, mountain bike tours and cultural tours to their program. Over the winter time, owner and operator Mr. Mamuka Burduli also operates various ski and snowboard tours and activities so travellers can enjoy the wide and open terrains of the Caucasus Mountains.
http://www.travel-tbilisi.com/

Chennai, India

Nikkis Tourism & Commercial Services is the MPO for Chennai. They have re-discovered every nook and corner of this vibrant city. They realized that we wanted to share their knowledge and passion for Goa with travellers, and give them the same experience they have had in this beautiful part of the world.
http://www.chennai-hotels.co.in/

Delhi, India

Uni Crystal Holidays is the MPO for the Delhi. India provides you travel opportunities of all kinds, of all forms, and for everyone. Uni Crystal Holidays believe in presenting India in a way that is quite unique, unexplored, and unhindered. They want to show you the possibilities that are immense and unending. Anticipated Launch Date: June/July 2009
http://www.unicrystalholidays.com/

Goa, India

Nikkis Tourism & Commercial Services is the MPO for Goa. They have re-discovered every nook and corner of Goa, from the winding roads to the beach with swaying palms, to the green paddy fields and off-beaten tracks in the surrounding hills. They realized that we wanted to share their knowledge and passion for Goa with travellers, and give them the same experience they have had in this beautiful part of the world.
http://www.goa-hotels.co.in/

Jaipur, India

Uni Crystal Holidays is the MPO for the Jaipur. India provides you travel opportunities of all kinds, of all forms, and for everyone. Uni Crystal Holidays believe in presenting India in a way that is quite unique, unexplored, and unhindered. They want to show you the possibilities that are immense and unending. Anticipated Launch Date: July/August 2009
http://www.unicrystalholidays.com/

Mumbai, India

Nikkis Tourism & Commercial Services is the MPO for Mumbai. They have re-discovered every nook and corner of Mumbai. They realized that they wanted to share their knowledge and passion for Mumbai with travellers, and give them the same experience they have had in this beautiful part of the world.
http://www.mumbai-hotels.co.in/

Pune, India

Nikkis Tourism & Commercial Services is the MPO for Pune. They share a deep appreciation for India, its unique cultural traditions and most of all the generous spirit of Indians, where at every home a guest is treated warmly. It is this warmth and charm that they have built their travel service for you.
http://www.pune-hotels.co.in/

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Mekong Tours is the MPO for Phu Quoc. They're proud to welcome you to their home in the Mekong Delta, and their aim is to try to ensure that tourism in the region brings benefits to travellers and locals alike. They love to introduce visitors to the daily lives and specific customs of the Mekong people, whilst at the same time connecting local people to the outside world and ensuring that they gain from tourism.
http://www.hotels-phuquoc.com/

Saigon, Vietnam

Innoviet is the MPO for Saigon - They want your trip to Saigon to be a learning experience about the real Vietnam and its people and culture. They also hope that they are able to share their local knowledge with you to make your trip unforgettable!
http://www.saigonhotel-link.com/

Nha Trang, Vietnam

An Kha Tourist Co. Ltd. is the MPO for Nha Trang in Vietnam. Quyen and her team are lovers of travel and the beautiful beaches of Nha Trang are definitely a must-see in Vietnam. Experience the beauty of Nha Trang through the various tours and hotels offered.
http://www.nhatrang-vietnam-holidays.com

Budva, Montenegro

Montenegro Adventures is the MPO for Budva. They offer exciting and culturally stimulating tours and packages that perfectly match whl.travel’s vision of having unique tour and accommodation products on their sites. The company is owned and operated by keen adventurer Slavica Vukcevic and her team.
http://www.travel-budva.com/

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Montenegro Adventures is the MPO for Bay of Kotor. They offer exciting and culturally stimulating tours and packages that perfectly match whl.travel’s vision of having unique tour and accommodation products on their sites. The company is owned and operated by keen adventurer Slavica Vukcevic and her team.
http://www.travel-kotor.com/

Cape Town, South Africa

Edge Travel is the local partner Cape Town.
http://www.cape-town-hotels.travel

Cape Winelands, South Africa

As a small family-run business, Winelands Experience takes pride in offering a personalised service to each and every customer. No other company takes the time to discuss your interests and ideas to put together a tour that is unique to you. And no other company has the in-depth knowledge of the local area to take you to so many places off the beaten tourist track
http://www.cape-winelands-hotels.travel

Guam

Closing Date: 20 August 2010

Rabat, Morocco

A.L.M is the MPO for Rabat. The team has been operating for over 20 years, and share an interest in both e-commerce and sustainable tourism in Morocco.

Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Trip Noronha is the MPO for Porto de Galinhas. Considered the best beach in Brazil for the eighth time in a row by the readers of Travel & Tourism magazine, Porto de Galinhas is a famous place in Brazil. Trip Noronha has an everlasting concern with local tourism and work tirelessly with locals and tourists to ensure the ongoing preservation of this natural environment. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2010
http://www.portodegalinhas.travel/

Itacaré, Brazil

Rota Tropical Turismo is the MPO for Itacaré. We are your local connection. We are professional and experienced and with us you get more than online reservations, you get a warm welcoming human touch as well. We look forward to showing you this little paradise!
http://www.itacare.travel

See Targeted List, Bangladesh

Now accepting MPO applications for Bangladesh
Targeted Destinations:
+ Dhaka
+ Chittagong
+ Cox's Bazaar
+ Others

Canoa Quebrada, Brazil

Pierluigi Sapio from Brazil Incoming Services - B!S is the MPO for Canoa Quebrada. Our company was founded in 2001 with the purpose to manage a little but high level quality receptive structure. Since 2005 we offer some receptive services like transfers, excursions, mini tours etc. to the entire region of Ceará Coast. We are located in the middle of one of the best tourist destinations of the world and we are absolutely professional, experienced and enthusiastic about Canoa Quebrada.
http://www.canoa-quebrada-hotels.travel/

Papua New Guinea

Now accepting MPO applications for Papua New Guinea

Los Roques, Venezuela

ValenciaLosRoques. com is the MPO for Los Roques in Venezuela. We are proud to offer touristic programs to Los Roques and Morrocoy since 2006. ValenciaLosRoques.com is committed to support the development of services that benefit the tourism and the local community by controlling attitudes which could damage the environment. Also, we only hire local people to work in our business in Los Roques and Morrocoy. Since we have a huge responsibility with the society, by doing that we believe we are contributing to the local communities.
http://www.losroques-hotels.com/

Salvador, Brazil

Rota Tropical Turismo is the MPO for Salvador. We are Rota Tropical, your local connection in Salvador. We are professional and experienced and with us you get more than online reservations, you get a warm welcoming human touch as well. We look forward to showing you our amazing city, a real part of Brasil!.
http://www.salvador-hotel.com/

Ubatuba, Brazil

Pedro Paulo and Elsie from Omnimare Turismo are the MPO for Ubatuba. Since 1990, we offer diving specialized tourism. We also have been working hard to improve our business and we had decided to increase our business with a Receptive Tourism Agency and we are offering trails, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, rafting, hotels and lodges, city tours and transfers. Our knowledge about the community and the environment in the region make us believe that everyone must come and visit Ubatuba. We find the town irresistible, and we believe that here you will find much more than a regular travel!
http://www.ubatuba-travel.com

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

WHL Cambodia is the MPO for Phnom Penh. With an extensive knowledge about Cambodia and its people combined with a few passport stamps of our own they have a balanced view of what works well for travellers and what doesn't. They put great focus on responsible tourism practices and aim to provide travelleres with unique experiences and, at the same time, support the community they work in.
http://www.phnompenh-hotels.org/

Siem Reap, Cambodia

WHL Cambodia is the MPO for Siem Reap. With an extensive knowledge about Cambodia and its people combined with a few passport stamps of our own they have a balanced view of what works well for travellers and what doesn't. They put great focus on responsible tourism practices and aim to provide travelleres with unique experiences and, at the same time, support the community they work in.
http://www.angkorhotels.org/

Beijing, China

Sinoh Hotels is the MPO for Beijing. The Sinohotel team is very responsive, attentive to its customers and they are very skilled in the hotel industry. With a real passion for service, they can assure your stay in Beijing is most comfortable and enjoyable. They are strong supporters of sustainable tourism, by which they promote and care for the environment, local communities and the local culture.
http://www.beijinghotel-link.cn/

Guizhou, China

Now accepting MPO applications to Guizhou, China.

Hainan, China

Now accepting MPO applications for Hainan, China

Hainan, China

Now accepting MPO applications for Hainan, China

Tibet, China

Tibet Tours is proudly owned by the team of Tibet Travel Professionals. All of our English-speaking tour guides are local Tibetans who know their home very well. With a range of Tibet hotels and tours that follow the Tibetan traditions of quality service and style, we aim to provide you with the most authentic travel experience possible.
http://www.tibet-tours-travel.com

Shanghai, China

Sinoh Hotels is the MPO for Shanghai. The Sinohotel team is very responsive, attentive to its customers and they are very skilled in the hotel industry. With a real passion for service, they can assure your stay in Shanghai is most comfortable and enjoyable. They are strong supporters of sustainable tourism, by which they promote and care for the environment, local communities and the local culture.
http://www.shanghaihotel-link.cn/

Kvarner, Croatia

RI AK Tours is the MPO fro Kvarner in Croatia. Their highly dedicated and experienced team enjoy taking guests to explore the smaller and lesser known Croatian villages, offering them the chance to connect with local people and thus contribute to intercultural understanding and tolerance. Guests can participate in old Croatian traditions, such as Asparagus and Cherry days, Marronfest and Truffle days.
www.kvarner.travel

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Premium Services Dubrovnik is the MPO for the Dubrovnik in Croatia. The company is operated by travel enthusiast Jernej Masnec. It is his goal to offer a range of unique and interesting properties that you could not otherwise find on mainstream hotel booking engines…. could you find a more perfect match for whl.travel!

Cook Islands

Turama Travel is the MPO for Cook islands. They have a passion for the people in the Cook Islands and wish to protect what they have here for the future. They are actively involved in supporting the local community and look forward to showing you how wonderful the Cook Islands are!
http://www.cookislands-hotels.travel/

Fiji

Global Bedbank limited is the MPO for Fiji. They value every tourist that comes through their shores knowing that they have helped contribute to someone's wages and alternately providing food on the table. ‘The beautiful smiling faces that greet you on the street, on the bus or anywhere in the country is what Fiji is best known for, a smile from a "Fijian" will always make your day'.
http://www.fiji-hotels.com.fj/

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

WHL Cambodia is the MPO for Sihanoukville. With an extensive knowledge about Cambodia and its people combined with a few passport stamps of our own they have a balanced view of what works well for travellers and what doesn't. They put great focus on responsible tourism practices and aim to provide travelleres with unique experiences and, at the same time, support the community they work in.
http://www.sihanoukville-hotels.org/

Pirenópolis, Brazil

Brasil Central Responsible Tourism is the MPO for Pirenópolis. We are a local tour operator based in Pirenópolis, Goiás. Our mission is to help expand the social and environmental consciousness of travelers and local communities through authentic experiences of responsible tourism. The traveler is the protagonist of our trips and we offer deep experiences in culture and nature, including new paradigms of life that integrate the best destinations of Central Brazil.
http://www.pirenopolis.com

Can Tho, Vietnam

Mekong Tours is the MPO for Can Tho. They're proud to welcome you to their home in the Mekong Delta, and their aim is to try to ensure that tourism in the region brings benefits to travellers and locals alike. They love to introduce visitors to the daily lives and specific customs of the Mekong people, whilst at the same time connecting local people to the outside world and ensuring that they gain from tourism.
http://www.hotels-cantho.com/

Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

Rota Tropical Turismo is the MPO for Morro de São Paulo. We are Rota Tropical, your local connection in Morro de Sao Paulo. We are professional and experienced and with us you get more than online reservations, you get a warm welcoming human touch as well. We look forward to showing you our little island paradise!
http://www.morrodesaopaulo.travel/

Diamantina, Brazil

ARM Turismo is the MPO for Diamantina in Brazil. Our company is dedicated to researching tourism potential, in order to develop sustainable tourism in our region. We have plenty of local knowledge and a qualified staff to ensure you an unforgettable trip. We are in partnership with Intex Soluções em Turismo and are ready to show you this charming part of Minas Gerais.
http://www.diamantina-travel.com.br/

Búzios, Brazil

Luiz Renato from Blue Ocean Tour is the MPO for Búzios. We are your local connection in Rio and are ready to show you the best our hometown has to offer. Gathering different skills, we created a Tour Operator focused on providing solutions in tourism. We work to exceed expectations combining high quality services and competitive rates. Experience one of the most visited destinations in the world and find out the real meaning of being a 'Carioca'. Anticipated Launch Date: May 2009
http://www.buzios-hotels.travel/

Manaus, Brazil

Selenetur Turismo is the MPO for Manaus in Brazil The company has 16 years of history. It has begun offering plan tickets, but after 2 years, it has started to work with boat and jungle packages. They are into offer tourism activities that don't harm the nature and employ the local resources and community. Nowadays, Selenetur became one of the greatest receptive and emissive agencies of the north of Brazil. We are ready to take you in an exciting adventure through the Amazon Jungle!
http://www.manaus-hotels.travel/

North Pantanal, Brazil

José Namen from Refúgio Ilha do Caracará is the MPO for North Pantanal .José Namen, the company manager and local connection, was raised in a farm in the region where he had the opportunity to experience the local particular way of living. As a result he is totally connected to the environment and the culture of Pantanal. Running a hotel, he is also into the touristic trade of Mato Grosso. His passion and care are evident since he is always involved in struggles concerning the local communities and natives of Pantanal. Anticipated Launch Date: Decemer 2010
http://www.ilhadocaracara.com.br/

Skodar & Theti, Albania

Outdoor Albania is the MPO for Tirana. Responsible tourism has always been core to the philosophy of Outdoor Albania, bringing small groups to discover Albania, respecting the nature and the local traditions. They created a network of village houses, small family run hotels, bed and breakfasts and larger hotels, but with an atmosphere, based on mutual respect and professionalism. Company is owned and operated by Laura Payne and Gent Mati.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luiz Renato from Blue Ocean Tour is the MPO for Rio de Janeiro. We are your local connection in Rio and are ready to show you the best our hometown has to offer. Gathering different skills, we created a Tour Operator focused on providing solutions in tourism. We work to exceed expectations combining high quality services and competitive rates. Experience one of the most visited destinations in the world and find out the real meaning of being a 'Carioca'.
http://www.riodejaneiro-hotels.travel/

Ljubljana, Slovenia


Bratislava, Slovakia


Sochi, Russian Federation


Malaga, Spain and Canary Islands


Valletta, Malta

EC Meetings Company is the MPO for Malta. The company has been operating since 2001 as one of the most respected organisers of events and conference in the incredible Mediterranean island of Malta. Now expanding into the leisure market, owner and operator Mark Gatt, feels that the time to partner with whl.travel is perfect.

Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Medjugorje Tours & Travel is the MPO for Medjugorje and is owned and operated by the family team of Zana and Allen. This independent travel agency situated in the heart of Medjugorje, a small town that since 1981 has seen millions of pilgrims visit after various sightings of the Virgin Mary. Many groups are visiting Medjugorje but with no online booking system established, it is difficult for individuals to make the trip. This collaborative effort with our team, the IFC, and whl.travel - will make it all possible!
http://www.travel-medjugorje.com

Damascus, Syria

Ghazal Travel & Tourism is the MPO for the Damascus in Syria. Over the past 37 years they gained an excellent reputation in the travel & tourism industry with a wealth of experience between owner/operators Mohamed Rustom, Wahid Ghazal & Sanih Ghazal.
http://www.damascus-hotels.travel/

Zagreb, Croatia


Gabon


Copenhagen, Denmark


Stockholm, Sweden


Madagascar


Bergen, Norway


Krakow, Poland


Porto, Portugal


Kyrgyzstan,

Dostuck Trekking is the MPO for Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzia is a land of real wonderment, a thrill-a-minute nation known as the Switzerland of Central Asia. Dostuck Trekking has been in operation for more than 17 years and is owned by Nikolai Schetnikov. Our new portal will setup and operated by Alexandra Lantushenko. Anticipated Launch Date: June 2010
www.kyrgyzstan-hotels-tours.com/

Burkina Faso


Bujumbura, Burundi


Benin


Cameroon


Mykonos, Greece

Mega Travel Advisers is the MPO for Mykonos in Greece. Mega is a family business operated by George and Marika Their company offer a range of interesting products in Santorini and surrounding Cycladic islands, to promote the local heritage and culture of the region. For example, guests can indulge in cooking and dancing lessons with locals, cleaning the beaches, planting trees and wash-painting the churches. Anticipated Launch Date: April 2010

Casablanca, Morocco

A.L.M is the MPO for Casablanca. The team has been operating for over 20 years, and share an interest in both e-commerce and sustainable tourism in Morocco

Ski Lebanon, Lebanon

Ski Lebanon.travel is the MPO for SkiLebanon. Ski and snowboard portal was created by a group of Lebanese skiers with the purpose of sharing their passion of skiing in Lebanon. We believe by being local, we can provide excellent services and provide the best deals for the most enjoyable vacation in Lebanon.
http://www.skilebanon.travel/

Lesvos, Greece

Nirvana Travel is the MPO for Lesvos and is owned and operand Rebecca Michaelides. She feels the island has an indescribable spiritual atmosphere and many natural wonders! “With an amazing love for tourism I can proudly say that along with maintaining my sound morals and principles I equally love honestly to assist those less fortunate than me, within the industry and outside of the industry.”

Soomaa Park & Parnu, Estonia

Soomaa.com/ Karuskose Ltd. is the MPO for Parnu & Soomaa National Park. The backbone of their activities is the local people and their wide network of farms along the rivers and bogs. The company is owned and operated by Aivar Ruukel. “Our tours and activities are based on local conditions. The most unique feature of Soomaa is regular floods - “fifth season”.

Kefalonia, Greece

Carpe Diem is the MPO for Kefalonia. The company was established by Nestoras Gioulatos. Over the years, the number of visitors to Kefalonia has increased significantly, which is one of the reasons why Carpe Diem are working with the local municipality in designing and developing sustainable tourism to benefit their local community.

Thessaloniki, Greece

Odyssey Tours is the MPO for Thessaloniki & the Northern region of Greece. Whilst only a young company, Athanasios Paparnakis and his family, have the dedication, professionalism and friendly hospitality that ensures an unforgettable experience in Northern Greece! It is their goal to show travelers a truly locals perspective, so they select unique and traditional accommodations and engage with local home based production units, take guests to local events and also attractions that don’t feature on the common tourist track.
http://www.travel-thessaloniki.gr/

Varanasi, India

Tathagata Journeys is the MPO in Varanasi, India. They have a passion for the sacred city of Varanasi and love sharing its secrets with those who want to discover something extraordinary.
http://www.traveltovaranasi.com

Kas, Turkey

Bougainville Travel and Diving is the MPO for Kaş. They are an experienced team of travel professionals committed to sustainable tourism initiatives in the region, including various low-impact activities and taking visitors to local communities. The company is owned and operated by Englishman Phil Buckley and his partners Ufuk Güven & Tevfik Serin.

Gambia


Ivory Coast


Luanda, Angola


Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Cairo, Egypt

Vantage Travel International is the MPO for Cairo in Egypt. For three years they have been promoting sustainable tourism to protect tourism destinations, and to protect tourism as an industry. Vantage Travel International focusses on contributing to intercultural understanding by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values.
http://www.tours-cairo.com

Mexico City, Mexico

Anticipated Start Date: February 2010

Samarqand, Uzbekistan

Afsona Travel is the MPO for Samarqand, Bukhara and Khiva. As one of the first travel agencies in Uzbekistan, Afsona Travel has vast experience in the tourism industry of Central Asia, a cradle of ancient civilization and the hub of the Silk Road. Owner Shohista Saydaminova ensures all guests receive the utmost attention as they travel the region.
http://www.samarkand-bukhara-travel.com/

Kilimanjaro and Moshi, Tanzania


Pretoria, South Africa


See Targeted List, Japan

Now accepting MPO applicantions for Japan
Targeted Desinations:
+ Kyoto
+ Nagoya
+ Kyushu
+ Others

Santorini, Greece

Mega Travel Advisers is the MPO for Santorini in Greece. Mega is a family business operated by George and Marika Their company offer a range of interesting products in Santorini and surrounding Cycladic islands, to promote the local heritage and culture of the region. For example, guests can indulge in cooking and dancing lessons with locals, cleaning the beaches, planting trees and wash-painting the churches.

Bhutan

Innerbhutan is the MPO for Bhutan -- a family run business offering wide range of tours and accomodation, focused on providing quality service, good value for money and most importantly, a holiday experience of a lifetime.
http://www.hotel-bhutan.com

Brisbane, Australia


Barcelona, Spain and Canary Islands


Amsterdam, Netherlands


Paraty, Brazil

Pedro Paulo and Elsie from Omnimare Turismo are the MPO for Paraty. Since 1990, we offer diving specialized tourism. We also have been working hard to improve our business and we had decided to increase our business with a Receptive Tourism Agency and we are offering trails, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, rafting, hotels and lodges, city tours and transfers. Our knowledge about the community and the environment in the region make us believe that everyone must come and visit Ubatuba. We find the town irresistible, and we believe that here you will find much more than a regular travel! Anticipated Launch Date: November 2010
http://www.omnimare.com.br/

Jericoacoara, Brazil

Fortalezabeaches.com is the MPO for Jericoacoara. Gerardo Simonetii has lived in Fortaleza with his family for 10 years and has many years of travel experience as a photo-journalist. He has plenty of internet knowledge and experience in travelling and dealing with people from all over the world. Gerardo is certainly the best local source on what is happening in this area of Northern Brazil and looks forward to sharing all his insider tips with travellers passing through Jericoacoara.
http://www.hotel-jericoacoara.com/

Split, Croatia

Katarina line is the MPO for the Split in Croatia. With a fleet of 30 vintage and motorized sailing ships, Katarina Line are the premier cruise company in Croatia. Founded by Katica Hauptfeld, this family company offers guests a chance to visit both the stunning islands as well as explore the mainland and further into the Balkans.

Seoul, Korea Repof

Holiday Planners is the MPO for Seoul. Based on the principle of providing safety and enjoyment to you, their customers, they focus on providing impeccable service to all guests who visit Korea and using their online servicing system.
http://www.theseoul-hotels.com/

Chapada Diamantina, Brazil


Belgrade & Vojvodina, Serbia

Magelan Corporation is the MPO for Belgrade and Vojvodina in Serbia. As a full service travel agency, Magelan offer a range of accommodation, tours and activities throughout Serbia. Travellers are introduced to the unique history, art and culture of Serbia, as well as their folklore, legends, customs, wines and gastronomy in both usual and unusual ways. The company is owned and operated by Biljana Marceta.

Delphi, Greece

Opta Travel is the MPO for Delphi in Greece. Opta travel was created in 1974 and its operations have continued through the years, fulfilled with experience, professionalism and a know how build on years of relations with locals and foreign clients. The whl.travel portal will be managed by Charles Berthault. Anticipated Launch Date: April 2010

Lowveld, Mpumulanga, South Africa

Raw Africa is the MPO for the Lowveld in Mpumulanga. Raw Africa is the South African sister company of our existing MPO in Swaziland--Swazi Trails. Swazi Trails early success with the WHL system and network generated enthusiasm to bring positive benefit to South Africa. Raw Africa intends to replicate Swazi Trails commitment to the community and destination to all of its destination sites.

Bucharest, Romania


Baku, Azerbaijan


Darjeeling, India

Tathagata Journeys is the MPO in Darjeeling, India. Born and bred in Darjeeling, they have a passion for Darjeeling and love sharing its secrets with those who want to discover something extraordinary.
http://www.traveltodarjeeling.com/

Brunei

Mega Borneo Tour planner is the MPO for Brunei. They provide all forms of ground handling services for both FIT and GIT movements in Brunei.
http://www.borneo-brunei.travel

São Luís & Alcântara, Brazil

Sandra from Sacada Turismo is the MPO for São Luís & Alcântara. The company was born in 2006 and it was created by three idealistic women and great tourism lovers. Located in an area of huge international promotion, the idea was to create an innovative tourism receptive business specialized in the activity of ecotourism and adventure tourism. Our team also works actively in assorted activities, sharing its knowledge in tourism councils and associations, and also being connected with the local community. We believe that the activity of tourism is a chain of solidarity and the relationships must be always in a win-win base.
http://www.sao-luiz.travel/

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

Sandra from Sacada Turismo is the MPO for Lençóis Maranhanses. The company was born in 2006 and it was created by three idealistic women and great tourism lovers. Located in an area of huge international promotion, the idea was to create an innovative tourism receptive business specialized in the activity of ecotourism and adventure tourism. Our team also works actively in assorted activities, sharing its knowledge in tourism councils and associations, and also being connected with the local community. We believe that the activity of tourism is a chain of solidarity and the relationships must be always in a win-win base.Anticipated Launch Date: December 2010
http://www.lencois-maranhenses.travel/

Odessa, Ukraine

Primexpress is the MPO for Odessa in Ukraine and have been delivering great travel experiences to cruise passengers on the Black Sea coast for over 15 years now. Primexpress offer guests authentic local experiences to ensure they take with them a piece of Ukrainian tradition and culture. The company is owned by Lena Forre.

Aleppo, Syria

Ghazal Travel & Tourism is the MPO for the Aleppo in Syria. Over the past 37 years they gained an excellent reputation in the travel & tourism industry with a wealth of experience between owner/operators Mohamed Rustom, Wahid Ghazal & Sanih Ghazal.
www.aleppo-hotels.travel

Palawan, Philippines

Go Discover is the MPO for Palawan. After moving to the island, they have set about helping to promote smaller independent and family run establishments through the internet. With years of experience in the travel industry, and extensive local knowledge - Go Discover provides you with all the information you need to choose the right, unique holiday for you!
http://www.gopalawan.travel/

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Aba Sayyoh Tour is the MPO for the Tashkent in Uzbekistan. They ensure that their tourism activities enable, rather than impede, conservation and the rehabilitation of nature, fauna & flora of Uzbekistan. They aim to promote environmentally friendly practices in the tourism sector, hotels, transport, etc. The company is owned and operated by Eugene Nujdin & Alexei Bukharov.
www.tashkent-travel.com/

Western Kruger, South Africa

Induna Adventures is the MPO for the Western Kruger National Park. Induna Adventures has been operating for 8 years, and is located in Hazyview which provides one of the best access points into the World Famous Kruger National Park. We specialize in selling the wide variety of private game reserves that sit just outside the borders of the park, yet offer world class game viewing.

St Francis and Jeffrey\'s Bay, South Africa

Lyon Tours and Safaris is the MPO for St Francis and Jeffrey\\\'s Bay. The team, lead by Neil Lyon, specialises in putting together tailor-made luxury safaris within South Africa but particularly within the Eastern Cape.

Ilha Grande, Brazil

Nélio Ricardo Aguiar from Ilha Grande Adventure is the MPO for Ilha Grande. Our objective is to promote ecological and adventure tourism in the island working together with the local people in order to guarantee the sustainable development of the town, beyond motivating the environmental education for both tourists and local community, expecting to reduce the impact of tourism on this wonderful paradise. Come and join us in this amazing journey! Anticipated Launch Date: February 2008
http://www.hotel-ilhagrande.com/

Windhoek & Central Namibia, Namibia

The Cardboard Travel Shop is the MPO for Windhoek and Central Namibia and offers the most comprehensive travel service available in Namibia. The Cardboard Box Travel Shop is a one stop shop offering a complete travel & reservation service for Namibia. Our friendly, experienced and knowledgeable staff can recommend a range of options for making your trip a success.
Anticipated Launch Date: July 2009
http://www.windhoek-namibia.travel

Manado, Indonesia

Mapanget Wisata Travel & Tours is the MPO for Manado, Indonesia. Run by Mr Reenaldo Wangkar. They want all the people in the world to come visit their beautiful city first. Cause North Sulawesi is a land of magnificent coral reefs ,white beaches, mountains and active volcano, reminding the islanders and the world of the potential power of one of the earth\'s most awesome forces.
http://www.manado-hotels.asia/

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Falls Vision is the MPO for Puerto Iguazu. Nice to meet you! We are Fabio and Josiane your local connection in Puerto Iguazu. Tourism became a passion, passion for our destination, come and visit yourself the one that's considered one of the Natural Wonder of the world. We enjoy passing our knowledge to the most varied nationalities that visit us during the year, our team is made from local people who grown here with their family and has especial interest on maintain it for future generation.
http://www.iguazu-hotels.travel/

Mt. Kenya and Surroundings, Kenya

Impact Adventure Travel is the local partner for the Mt Kenya site
http://www.mountkenyatours-hotels.com

Tangier, Morocco

A.L.M is the MPO for Tanger. The team has been operating for over 20 years, and share an interest in both e-commerce and sustainable tourism in Morocco.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Wild Side Zimbabwe is the MPO for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Apart from handling all your travel and adventure requirements, Wild Side specialises in personalised tailor-made safaris for individual tourists and smaller groups. Wild Side Tours is also the MPO for Livingstone, Zambia and aims to provide a complete Victoria Falls experience!

Durban & North Coast, South Africa

Raw Africa is the MPO for Durban and North Coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Raw Africa is the South African sister company of our existing MPO in Swaziland--Swazi Trails. Swazi Trails early success with the WHL system and network generated enthusiasm to bring positive benefit to South Africa. Raw Africa intends to replicate Swazi Trails commitment to the community and destination to all of its destination sites.

South Coast, South Africa

Raw Africa is the MPO for Durban and North Coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Raw Africa is the South African sister company of our existing MPO in Swaziland--Swazi Trails. Swazi Trails early success with the WHL system and network generated enthusiasm to bring positive benefit to South Africa. Raw Africa intends to replicate Swazi Trails commitment to the community and destination to all of its destination sites.

Drakensberg, South Africa

Raw Africa is the MPO for Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal. Raw Africa is the South African sister company of our existing MPO in Swaziland--Swazi Trails. Swazi Trails early success with the WHL system and network generated enthusiasm to bring positive benefit to South Africa. Raw Africa intends to replicate Swazi Trails commitment to the community and destination to all of its destination sites.

Elephant Coast, South Africa

Raw Africa is the MPO for the Elephant Coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Raw Africa is the South African sister company of our existing MPO in Swaziland--Swazi Trails. Swazi Trails early success with the WHL system and network generated enthusiasm to bring positive benefit to South Africa. Raw Africa intends to replicate Swazi Trails commitment to the community and destination to all of its destination sites.

Zululand and Battlefields, South Africa

Raw Africa is the MPO for Zululand and the Battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal. Raw Africa is the South African sister company of our existing MPO in Swaziland--Swazi Trails. Swazi Trails early success with the WHL system and network generated enthusiasm to bring positive benefit to South Africa. Raw Africa intends to replicate Swazi Trails commitment to the community and destination to all of its destination sites.

Kuching, Malaysia

Mega Borneo Tour Planner is the MPO for Kuching. They provide the all ground handling services for both FIT & GIT movements in Brunei, Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak: Anticipated launch Date: March 2009
http://www.megaborneo.com/

Miri & Mulu, Malaysia

Mega Borneo Tourplanner is the MPO for Miri & Mulu. They provide the all ground handling services for both FIT & GIT movements in Brunei, Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak:
http://www.borneo-mirimulu.travel/

Corfu, Greece

Sunspots is the MPO for the beautiful island of Corfu in Greece. Their goal is to continue with their traditional business but become more independent by moving into the online space. With a range of interesting villas and activities across the island, the site will no doubt be popular amongst travellers looking for a unique experience!

Ouarzazate, Morocco

A.L.M is the MPO for Ouarzazate. The team has been operating for over 20 years, and share an interest in both e-commerce and sustainable tourism in Morocco.

Fortaleza, Brazil

Pierluigi Sapio from Brazil Incoming Services - B!S is the MPO for Fortaleza. B!S and its staff started to work with incoming services in the beginning of the millennium, focusing on small destinations, like Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, firstly and then Canoa Quebrada, Ceará. Now the company is expanding its territory to Fortaleza, which is not only Ceará State Capital but also the true Brazil’s North East Tourism Capital. We are always engaged in promoting social and environmental responsible tourism and our goal will be now to promote this in Fortaleza. Anticipated Launch Date: December 2010

Lima, Peru

Local Tours Perú is the MPO for Lima. We are a travel company fully oriented to social responsibility and to tourist sustainability. We want to get better opportunities to the local market promoting activities related to their environment, looking for the conservation and active participation; offering the traveller an unforgettable experience, security and confidence. Our objective is the mutual benefit for the tourist, residents and our agency.
hotels-lima-peru.com

Chapada dos Veadeiros, Brazil

Cleyton from Suçuarana Roteiros e Expedições is the MPO for Chapada dos Veadeiros. We are a local incoming tour operator located at Chapada dos Veadeiros, in the city of Cavalcante. We have been in the ecotourism business for 4 years already. Our objective is to satisfy our clients and partners offering services with excellence and minimum impacts, involving the local community, respecting the nature, managing the quality and security. We love Chapada dos Veadeiros and we are here to offer to travellers the unrevealed and secret spots of the region.Anticipated Launch Date: March 2009
http://www.chapadaveadeiros.travel/

Etosha and Northern Namibia, Namibia

The Cardboard Travel Shop is the MPO for Northern Namibia including Etosha National Park and offers the most comprehensive travel service available in Namibia. The Cardboard Box Travel Shop is a one stop shop offering a complete travel & reservation service for Namibia. Our friendly, experienced and knowledgeable staff can recommend a range of options for making your trip a success.

http://www.etosha.travel

Southern Deserts, Namibia

The Cardboard Travel Shop is the MPO for the Southern Deserts which includes 4 distinct desert biomes and the world famous Sossusvlei Dunes. Carboard Travel Shop offers the most comprehensive travel service available in Namibia. The Cardboard Box Travel Shop is a one stop shop offering a complete travel & reservation service for Namibia. Our friendly, experienced and knowledgeable staff can recommend a range of options for making your trip a success.
Anticipated Launch Date: July 2009
http://www.sossusvlei.travel

Caprivi Strip, Namibia

The Cardboard Travel Shop is the MPO for The Caprivi Strip in Namibia and interesting destination which sticks out like a finger pointing to neighboring Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Our friendly, experienced and knowledgeable staff can recommend a range of options for making your trip a success in the Caprivi Strip.
Anticipated Launch Date: June 2009
http://www.caprivi,travel

Mombasa and South Coast, Kenya

Eastern and Southern is the MPO for Mombasa and the South Coast of Kenya. This family business is currently working with the African Conservation Centre to help promote tourism and safaris that visit the remote south Rift. Also, in this area NGOs are working closely with the local communities to assist them with the development of market ready small/mid-range accommodation facilities.
http://www.mombasahotels-tours.com

Lisbon, Portugal


Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands


Tallinn, Estonia


Oslo, Norway


Helsinki, Finland


St.Petersburg, Russian Federation


Moscow, Russian Federation


Irkutsk region/Lake Baikal, Russian Federation


Sofia, Bulgaria


Zaragoza, Spain and Canary Islands


Sardinia, Italy


Sicily, Italy


Andorra


Liepaja & Latvian Coast, Latvia

Your Vacation Host is the MPO for Liepaja & Latvian Coast in Latvia. Anda and Kristine, your Local connection know the "must see" places and "must do" things in Latvia. There are many unbeaten reasons why to visit Latvia - history, architecture, nightlife and countryside landscapes. Anticipated Launch Date: May 2010

Bauska & Southern Latvia , Latvia

Your Vacation Host is the MPO for Bauska & Southern Latvia. Anda and Kristine, your Local connection know the "must see" places and "must do" things in Latvia. There are many unbeaten reasons why to visit Latvia - history, architecture, nightlife and countryside landscapes. Anticipated Launch Date: June 2010

Galapagos, Ecuador

Yacu Amu Experiences is the MPO for Galapagos. Yacu Amu was founded in 1996. Our core principle is to showcase the very best of Ecuador and our people. As a small business in the destination we effectively practice sustainable tourism, as we define it in the normal course of business. Anticipated Launch Date: October 2010
http://www.yacuamu.com

Palau

Now accepting MPO applications for Palau

Gorgona Island, Colombia

Aviatur is the MPO for Gorgona Island. Aviatur Group was founded in 1957 and now comprises 29 companies with more than 3300 employees. Despite of being one of the largest companies in Colombia, we are truly concerned about sustainable touristic practices. That’s why Fundación Aviatur was born. Our foundation takes care of the main country necessities, offering financial and material support to the people and communities that are in high risk of exclusion in our nation. To know more about our program, visit www.fundacionaviatur.org Anticipated Launch Date: November 2009
http://www.gorgonacolombia.travel/

Belize City, Belize

Orchid Garden is the MPO for Belize City. The Orchid Garden Eco-Village Project (OGEVP) was launched 20 years ago. Our aim was to promote a way of life for people of different cultures to live in harmony with nature on both a physical and spiritual level. We believe symbiosis has played, and continues to play, a major role in the continuous evolution of our species, and that the successful maintenance of certain symbiotic relationships is crucial to the quality of human life and the harmony of the world. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2009
http://ecokingdoms.com

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Orchid Garden is the MPO for Ambergris Caye. The Orchid Garden Eco-Village Project (OGEVP) was launched 20 years ago. Our aim was to promote a way of life for people of different cultures to live in harmony with nature on both a physical and spiritual level. We believe symbiosis has played, and continues to play, a major role in the continuous evolution of our species, and that the successful maintenance of certain symbiotic relationships is crucial to the quality of human life and the harmony of the world. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2009
http://ecokingdoms.com

Caye Caulker, Belize

Orchid Garden is the MPO for Caye Caulker. The Orchid Garden Eco-Village Project (OGEVP) was launched 20 years ago. Our aim was to promote a way of life for people of different cultures to live in harmony with nature on both a physical and spiritual level. We believe symbiosis has played, and continues to play, a major role in the continuous evolution of our species, and that the successful maintenance of certain symbiotic relationships is crucial to the quality of human life and the harmony of the world. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2009
http://ecokingdoms.com

Albanian Coast, Albania

Outdoor Albania is the MPO for Albanian Riviera. Responsible tourism has always been core to the philosophy of Outdoor Albania, bringing small groups to discover Albania, respecting the nature and the local traditions. They created a network of village houses, small family run hotels, bed and breakfasts and larger hotels, but with an atmosphere, based on mutual respect and professionalism. Company is owned and operated by Laura Payne and Gent Mati.

Madeira, Portugal

Intertours is the MPO for the Madeira and Porto Santo in Portugal. The company is owned by Emilio Rodrigues. They create specific products to promote their local traditions and by doing so usually use the expertise of local artisans and people involved in the maintenance of the island’s tradition and culture.

Oman

Alanaka Tours is the MPO for Oman. They are one of the leading inbound operators in Oman, offering a range of interesting tours and accommodation choices for travellers wanting to visit this remarkable country. As a member of the International Ecotourism Society, Will Plummer and his team at Alanaka Tours are committed to responsible and ecological tourism, making them the perfect choice for the whl.travel network.

Myanmar

Targeted Destinations:
- Yangon
- Mandalay
- Bagan

Battambang, Cambodia


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mega Borneo Tour Planner is the MPO for Kuala Lumpur. They provide the all ground handling services for both FIT & GIT movements in Kuala Lumpur. Anticipated launch Date: August/September 2009

Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Now accepting MPO applications for Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia

Now accepting MPO applicantions for Jakarta, Indonesia

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Aliar Turismo e Cultura is the MPO for Ouro Preto in Brazil. We turned the city upside down to show you the best accommodations, sights, famous heritage spots and all the local secrets! We have a real crush for Ouro Preto, with its warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We know everything there is to know about the ways in Ouro Preto, so we can turn you into a local!
http://www.ouro-preto.travel

Los Cabos, Mexico

Gray Line Los Cabos is the MPO for Los Cabos. Gray Line started in 2002 and design and operate their own local tours based on the needs of local people, by doing our tours we visit local communities to promote their artisans to help support their artistry. Gray Line has ambitions to expand to other part of Baja in the coming future and sees WHL as an exciting opportunity for expansion.
Anticipated Launch Date: September 2009
http://www.experienceloscabos.travel/

Salar de Uyuni and Sur Lípez, Bolivia

Terra Andina Bolivia is the MPO for Salar de Uyuni and Sur Lípez in Bolivia. They consider themselves “dream merchants”, but “travel specialist to Latin America” best defines their activity. It is important for Terra Andina to propose a responsible tourism, otherwise called fair-trade in tourism, sustainable tourism, or ethical tourism. They believe two worlds meet every time a person moves from one country to another. Presently, they work on 3 projects regarding sustainable tourism: Andes (Tuni), Titicaca Lake (Llachon) and the village of Costa Verde in Brazil. Anticipated Launch Date: August 2009
http://www.uyuni-bolivia.travel/

Panama City, Panama

Tucaya Panama is the MPO for Panama City. Tucaya is a French-owned tour operator company promoting both Venezuela and Panama tourism destination. Tucaya has first started its operations in Venezuela in 1996 and in 2002 decided to open up the destination Panama. We target individual as well as group travelers and offer wide range of tourism packages in ecotourism, sustainable tourism, and cultural tourism. We are always looking for promoting small-sized businesses and local population initiatives. We actively promote the few sustainable tourism projects that have been implemented so far.
http://www.panamacity-hotels.travel/

Northern Circuit of Botswana, Botswana

Cube Safaris is the MPO for the Northern Circuit of Botswana. This destination includes the two of the world\'s most famous safari destinations in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Also in the North you will find the charming town of Maun and the mysteriousNot Makgadikgadi Pans.

Bodrum, Turkey

Titco Tours is the MPO for Bodrum. Small but lovely travel agency, is owned and operated by Gerard Oude Hergelink from the Netherlands and his Turkish wife Shenda Tüfekcioglu. As a foreigner and anthropologist, Gerard has learned how to deal with the people in Turkey, and as a tour leader experienced what travelers who are interested in the history and culture of Turkey, appreciate!

Guadalajara & Tequila, Mexico

Bidding Process is open until November 6th.

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya Boat & Travel is the MPO for Ayutthaya, Thailand. As your vacation time is very valuable to you, it is important that your itinerary should be exactly matched to your needs. So they prepare many special and rare journeys in small or private groups for you to choose. Believe it or nor, any of their tours will be an unforgettable joy.
http://www.ayutthaya-cruise-tours.com/: www.ayutthaya-boat.com

Maputo and Southern Mozambique, Mozambique

Dana Tours is the MPO for the four Southern Provinces of Mozambue including Maputo City, Maputo, Gaza, and Inhambane. Lead by Director, Natalie Tenzer-Silva, the team offers some very interesting and unusual day trips on offer that work closely with local communities. Dana Tours caters for discerning clients wanting to experience idyllic Mozambique. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2009

Limpopo, South Africa

Anticipated Start Date: March 2010

Yemen

Eternal Yemen is the MPO for Yemen and is owned and operated by Waleed Mujalli and Tina Zorman. Their goal is to offer a unique experience for guests visiting Yemen, including cooking courses, cultural routes (poetry, legends and storytelling), whilst at the same time working with the local people though education and teaching traditional handicrafts. Anticipated Launch Date: April 2010

Jinja, Uganda


Kathmandu, Nepal

Outdoor Himalayan Treks is the MPO for Kathmandu. Outdoor Himalayan Treks is one of the leading companies in travel and trekking in Nepal, run by a small but highly professional team with a wealth of experience in adventure travel. The MD Rajendra Sapkota has worked his way up from being a porter and tour guide to eventually running his own company today.
http://www.kathmanduhotel-link.com/

Pokhara, Nepal

Outdoor Himalayan Treks is the MPO for Pokhara. Outdoor Himalayan Treks is one of the leading companies in travel and trekking in Nepal, run by a small but highly professional team with a wealth of experience in adventure travel. The MD Rajendra Sapkota has worked his way up from being a porter and tour guide to eventually running his own company today.
http://www.pokharahotel-link.com/

Lombok, Indonesia

Now accepting MPO applications for Lombok, Indonesia.

Madre de Dios, Peru

Chaska Tours is the MPO for Madre de Dios in Peru. Our motto at Chaska Tours is “leave no footprints”. These 3 words describe in a nutshell our view. We strive to keep the impact of our guests as low as possible, educate them and provide funds for conservation of nature and local communities. And we are pleased to inform you that Chaska Tours is now a member of whl.travel. Anticipated Launch Date: October 2010
http://www.chaskatours.com

Hammamet, Tunisia

Capitol Travel is the MPO for Hammamet in Tunisia. Ben Rached Tarak and his team has been in operation for around 15 years. The company offers some extraordinary products, including a tour for students to visit a Tunisian farm, and experience the true Tunisian lifestyle and cuisine.

See Targeted List, Northern Mariana Islands

Closing Date: 20 Aug 2010
Targeted Destinations:
+ Saipan
+ Others

Surabaya, Indonesia

Now accepting MPO applications for Surabaya, Indonesia

Makassar, Indonesia

Incito Tours is the MPO for Makassar, Indonesia. Incito tours specializes itself in promoting the untapped beauty of the Eastern part of Indonesia through their off-the-beaten-track tours. The region offers a rich variety of both cultural and natural attraction.

Chiloe Island, Chile

Renato Fernando from Turismo Pehuen is the MPO for the Chiloe Island in Chile. Born in 1998 as a family project, after several years Turismo Pehuen became one of the most important travel agencies in the country. Searching for a better life quality, they decided to settle in Chiloe where they could support the touristic development, preserving its natural resources. They truly support the idea of generating jobs opportunities and conserving the traditions and cultural identities. With this concept in mind, Turismo Pehuen tries to offer travelers the best of Chiloe.
http://www.chiloe-palena-hotels.travel/

Peloponnese, Greece

Opta Travel is the MPO for Peloponnese in Greece. Opta travel was created in 1974 and its operations have continued through the years, fulfilled with experience, professionalism and a know how build on years of relations with locals and foreign clients. The whl.travel portal will be managed by Charles Berthault. Anticipated Launch Date: April 2010

Northern Cyprus, Cyprus

Kaleidoskop Turizm is the MPO for the Northern Cyprus. The company was founded by Irene Raab-Marancos. Over the years she has established various walking routes and the first programme of cultural trekking in the region. Irene and her team have also been trying where possible to influence governing bodies to put more efforts into responsible tourism and working with local schools to promote sustainable projects.

North Island, New Zealand

New Zealand Hotel Link is your local connection to the North Island of New Zealand. Raumati Wikaire and the rest of her team are here to provide your ideal New Zealand holiday.

Hyderabad, India

Nikkis Tourism & Commercial Services is the MPO for Hyperabad. They have re-discovered every nook and corner of Hyperabad. They realized that we wanted to share their knowledge and passion for Hyperabad with travellers, and give them the same experience they have had in this beautiful part of the world.
http://www.hyderabad-hotels.co.in/

Essaouira, Morocco

A.L.M is the MPO for Essaouira. The team has been operating for over 20 years, and share an interest in both e-commerce and sustainable tourism in Morocco. Anticipated Launch Date: September 2009

Kafue National park, Zambia

Wild Side Tours is the MPO for Kafue National Park - a park the size of Wales and twice the size of Yellowstone! Apart from handling all your travel and adventure requirements, Wild Side specialises in personalised tailor-made safaris for individual tourists and smaller groups.
http://www.safari-kafue-zambia.travel/

Luxur and Aswan, Egypt

Vantage Travel International is the MPO for Luxor and Aswan in Egypt. For three years they have been promoting sustainable tourism to protect tourism destinations, and to protect tourism as an industry. Vantage Travel International focusses on contributing to intercultural understanding by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values.
http://www.aswan-luxor.com

Cartagena, Colombia

Las Pleyades is the MPO for Cartagena in Colombia. As a member of whl.travel, we are committed to promoting sustainable tourism in our local destinations. Starting with the Caribbean paradise of Santa Marta, our aim is to protect and take care of our region and its inhabitants. Our mission consists of sending a message of love to both local people and environment. The acknowledgment of our actions came earlier than we thought. We’ve recently win the Globetrotting for Good competition by Ashoka/Changemakers - www.changemakers.com/en-us/node/21581/winners
http://www.cartagena-hotel.travel/

Sharm El Shelkh, Egypt

Vantage Travel International is the MPO for Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. For three years they have been promoting sustainable tourism to protect tourism destinations, and to protect tourism as an industry. Vantage Travel International focusses on contributing to intercultural understanding by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values.
http://www.sharmelsheikh-travels.com

Marsa Alam, Egypt

Vantage Travel International is the MPO for Marsa Alam in Egypt. For three years they have been promoting sustainable tourism to protect tourism destinations, and to protect tourism as an industry. Vantage Travel International focusses on contributing to intercultural understanding by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values.
http://www.marsaalam-travel.com

Alexandria, Egypt

Vantage Travel International is the MPO for Alexandria in Egypt. For three years they have been promoting sustainable tourism to protect tourism destinations, and to protect tourism as an industry. Vantage Travel International focusses on contributing to intercultural understanding by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values.
http://www.alexandria-shoreexcursions.com

Hurghada, Egypt

Vantage International is the MPO for Hurghada in Egypt. For three years they have been promoting sustainable tourism to protect tourism destinations, and to protect tourism as an industry. Vantage International focusses on contributing to intercultural understanding by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values.
http://www.hurghada-travels.com/

Lusaka, Zambia

The Zambian Safari Company (Zamsaf) has many years experience creating quality holidays throughout Zambia and Southern Africa. Each Lodge we offer is reviewed for quality, facilities and service and we ensure that the same standard of excellence is maintained annually.

Masai Mara and Surroundings, Kenya

The African Veteran Safaris is the local partner for the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
http://www.masaimarahotel-link.com/

Malindi, Kenya

Eastern and Southern is the MPO for Malindi in Kenya. This family business is currently working with the African Conservation Centre to help promote tourism and safaris that visit the remote south Rift. Also, in this area NGOs are working closely with the local communities to assist them with the development of market ready small/mid-range accommodation facilities.

Quito, Ecuador

Yachana Foundation is the MPO for Quito. Over the last 18 years, we have generated and invested approximately six million dollars in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This investment of time and resources has underwritten many triumphs. We are truly an integrated development organization involved in many different aspects all designed to improve the lives of the people and protect the environment. We are involved in Geotourism, education, agriculture, healthcare, microenterprise development and technical assistance. Anticipated Launch Date: June 2010
http://www.yachana.org.ec/

American Samoa, Samoa


Langkawi, Malaysia

Now accepting MPO applications for Langkawi, Malaysia

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vamos Adventure Travel is the MPO for Buenos Aires. Vamos Adventure Travel is managed by Marlo Perry, who has vast experience in the travel industry including; working as a tour leader with Intrepid Travel, Asia Destination Manager for World Expeditions Travel and South America Product Manager for Grasshopper Adventures. Joined by a team of four local full time staff, Vamos offers a range of tours within Argentina and South America. Anticipated Launch Date: July 2010
http://www.buenosaires-hotels.com/

Mui Ne, Vietnam

Now accepting MPO applications for Mui Ne, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi hotels is proudly run by Vintour. Vintour is committed to keep the principles of sustainable tourism in our operations to protect historical and cultural value of Vietnam, to bring the benefits to local destinations.
http://www.hanoi-hotel.vn

Sapa, Vietnam

Now accepting MPO applications for Sapa, Vietnam

Bali, Indonesia

Now accepting MPO applications for the mystical island of Bali, Indonesia

Pemba and Northern Mozambique, Mozambique


Rwanda

Rwanda Eco Tours is the local partner for Rwanda

Port Elizabeth and Addo, South Africa

Lyon Tours and Safaris is the MPO for Port Elizabeth and Addo. The team, lead by Neil Lyon, specialises in putting together tailor-made luxury safaris within South Africa but particularly within the Eastern Cape.
http://www.travel-easterncape.com

Fes and Meknes, Morocco

Marrakesh Voyage is the MPO for Fes in Morocco. Akim Elanbassi and his team are completely dedicated to travel services and tours that fulfills every interest and desire. They have helped thousands of people explore the extraordinary sights, sounds and rhythms of this remarkable destination. They believe in building bridges of cultural understanding and facilitating lasting relationships.

Lamu, Kenya

Eastern and Southern is the MPO for Lamu in Kenya. This family business is currently working with the African Conservation Centre to help promote tourism and safaris that visit the remote south Rift. Also, in this area NGOs are working closely with the local communities to assist them with the development of market ready small/mid-range accommodation facilities.

Northern Amazon, Ecuador

Yachana Foundation is the MPO for Northern Amazon. Over the last 18 years, we have generated and invested approximately six million dollars in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This investment of time and resources has underwritten many triumphs. We are truly an integrated development organization involved in many different aspects all designed to improve the lives of the people and protect the environment. We are involved in Geotourism, education, agriculture, healthcare, microenterprise development and technical assistance. Anticipated Launch Date: June 2010
http://www.yachana.org.ec

South Western Uganda, Uganda


North Zambia & Luangwa Valley, Zambia

The Zambian Safari Company (Zamsaf) has many years experience creating quality holidays throughout Zambia and Southern Africa. Each Lodge we offer is reviewed for quality, facilities and service and we ensure that the same standard of excellence is maintained annually.

Agra, India

Uni Crystal Holidays is the MPO for the Agra. India provides you travel opportunities of all kinds, of all forms, and for everyone. Uni Crystal Holidays believe in presenting India in a way that is quite unique, unexplored, and unhindered. They want to show you the possibilities that are immense and unending.
http://www.agra-hotel.in/

Brasília, Brazil

Prestheza Turismo is the MPO for Brasília in Brazil. When founded in April 1986, it dedicated itself exclusively to the receptive, but with well defined objectives and always looking for its clients\' satisfaction, Prestheza Turismo gained its space. Our mission is to show to the world the beauties of the mid-western region of Brazil. Furthermore, our products take into account the preservation of the environment, valorization of the local culture and respect to the social and environmental aspects of each region. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2010
http://prestheza.com.br/english/

Recife, Brazil

Trip Noronha is the MPO for Recife. This lively capital, originally founded by Dutch colonizers, is brimming with a vibrant culture, an interesting old town and some nice beaches. Trip Noronha has an everlasting concern with local tourism and work tirelessly with locals and tourists to ensure the ongoing preservation of this natural environment. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2010
http://www.tripnoronha.com.br/

Isla Margarita, Venezuela

ValenciaLosRoques. com is the MPO for Isla Margarita in Venezuela. We are proud to offer touristic programs to some of the best destinations in Venezuela since 2006. ValenciaLosRoques.com is committed to support the development of services that benefit the tourism and the local community by controlling attitudes which could damage the environment. Also, we only hire local people to work in our business. Since we have a huge responsibility with the society, by doing that we believe we are contributing to the local communities. Anticipated Launch Date: April 2010
http://www.valencialosroques.com/

Santa Marta, Colombia

Las Pleyades is the MPO for Santa Marta in Colombia. As a member of whl.travel, we are committed to promoting sustainable tourism in our local destinations. Starting with the Caribbean paradise of Santa Marta, our aim is to protect and take care of our city and its inhabitants. Our mission consists of sending a message of love to both local people and environment. The acknowledgment of our actions came earlier than we thought. We’ve recently win the Globetrotting for Good competition by Ashoka/Changemakers - www.changemakers.com/en-us/node/21581/winners
http://www.santamarta-hotels-tours.travel

Kampala and Entebbe, Uganda


Malawi

HOME MALAWI & ZAMBIA SAFARIS PROJECT DAY VISITS BEACH ITINERARIES SCHOOL TRAVEL RESPONSIBLE ETHOS WHY USE US? ABOUT US NEWS & PRESS OUR PARTNERS CONTACT Subscribe to our Newsletter - unsubscribe - Call us on Skype: Skype Me! download Skype free Visit us on Facebook: The Responsible Safari Company - on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: The Responsible Safari Company on Twitter Sustainable travel in Malawi and Zambia Unique Safari Experiences In The Heart Of Africa The Responsible Safari Company is a specialist travel company based in Malawi. Offering highly personalised travel across Malawi and Zambia, we specialise in Safaris, School Travel, Group Itineraries and Corporate and Development Tours. The Responsible Safari Company's core values are embedded in the promotion of Sustainable Travel experiences and our aim is to combine tailor made beach and bush safaris with unique hand-picked ecotourism initiatives across Malawi and Zambia
http://www.explore-malawi.com

Komodo and Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

Incito Tours is the MPO for the Komodo and Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. Incito tours specializes itself in promoting the untapped beauty of the Eastern part of Indonesia. It covers the Islands of Komodo, Flores, Sumba, Alor, Solar and other adjacent Islands. The region offers a rich variety of both cultural and natural attraction.
http://www.komodo-tours.travel/

Lijiang, China

Lashihai Xintou Ecotourism Company is the MPO for Lijiang in China. Travel with Lijiang Xintuo Ecotourism Tours to a place where mountains, lakes, canyons, forests, animals, plants, villages, religion, and culture merge into a peaceful setting for exploring Northwest Yunnan’s incredible natural and cultural diversity.
http://www.ecotourism.com.cn/

Xian, China

Now accepting MPO applications for Xian, China

Taipei, Taiwan

Closing Date: 20 August 2010

Manila, Philippines

Go Discover is the MPO for Manila. After moving to the island, they have set about helping to promote smaller independent and family run establishments through the internet. With years of experience in the travel industry, and extensive local knowledge - Go Discover provides you with all the information you need to choose the right, unique holiday for you!
http://gomanila.travel

Luang Namtha, Laos


Xieng Khouang, Laos


Cuzco, Peru

Chaska Tours is the MPO for Cuzco in Peru. We are a Peruvian company, and all incoming funds flows directly into Peru\'s economy, employees and Peruvian taxes. Our motto at Chaska Tours is “leave no footprints”. These 3 words describe in a nutshell our view. We strive to keep the impact of our guests as low as possible, educate them and provide funds for conservation of nature and local communities. And we are pleased to inform you that Chaska Tours is now a member of whl.travel.
http://www.cusco-hotel.travel/

Machu Picchu, Peru

Chaska Tours is the MPO for Machu Picchu in Peru. We are a Peruvian company, and all incoming funds flows directly into Peru\'s economy, employees and Peruvian taxes. Our motto at Chaska Tours is “leave no footprints”. These 3 words describe in a nutshell our view. We strive to keep the impact of our guests as low as possible, educate them and provide funds for conservation of nature and local communities. And we are pleased to inform you that Chaska Tours is now a member of whl.travel. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2009
http://www.chaskatours.com

Sacred Valley, Peru

Chaska Tours is the MPO for Valle Sagrado de los Incas in Peru. We are a Peruvian company, and all incoming funds flows directly into Peru\\\'s economy, employees and Peruvian taxes. Our motto at Chaska Tours is “leave no footprints”. These 3 words describe in a nutshell our view. We strive to keep the impact of our guests as low as possible, educate them and provide funds for conservation of nature and local communities. And we are pleased to inform you that Chaska Tours is now a member of whl.travel.
http://www.sacred-valley.travel/

Arequipa, Peru

Friendly Peru Travel is the MPO for Arequipa in Peru. Friendly Peru Travel was born as an initiative of a group of professionals who were interested in promoting a type of tourism different from the tourism that was being performed in our country up to that moment. Our main motivation is to serve as a linkage between the increasing demand of alternative tourism and the community and family-run touristic initiatives, which are the least favored in the trips towards the main destinations of Peru. We are doing our best to promote these initiatives, and whl.travel is a valuable partner in our mission.
http://www.hotels-arequipa.com/

Colca Canyon, Peru

Friendly Peru Travel is the MPO for Cañon del Colca in Peru. Friendly Peru Travel was born as an initiative of a group of professionals who were interested in promoting a type of tourism different from the tourism that was being performed in our country up to that moment. Our main motivation is to serve as a linkage between the increasing demand of alternative tourism and the community and family-run touristic initiatives, which are the least favored in the trips towards the main destinations of Peru. We are doing our best to promote these initiatives, and whl.travel is a valuable partner in our mission. Anticipated Launch Date: November 2009
http://www.friendlyperutravel.com