Our story

The story of VIVID Travel begins with a determination to create much more interesting, imaginative and exciting holidays which celebrate the diverse experiences on offer across the world.​ We believe every holiday is unique and precious, as people come together to create lasting and special memories of shared experiences.​ 

A typical VIVID trip will include several "phases" like city, beach, wildlife and activity and we have a wide range of trip types to choose from to ensure your holiday caters for all the different needs and desires of your party.

Of course, it’s your trip – so you decide exactly what you do and where you go, with the help of our expert Travel Designers. All the trips shown on our website are examples, and we’ll amend and adapt them, or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. 

Let us show you how we make extraordinary travel extraordinarily easy.

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Travel Designers

Each VIVID holiday is unique; designed with genuine expertise and destination knowledge by Travel Designers who have lived in and travelled extensively across the countries they specialise in. They have an unrivalled first-hand knowledge of all the experiences, accommodation and transport options available.

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Favourite country: Indonesia

Amazing wildlife and snorkelling, and great trekking opportunities across beautiful landscapes

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Favourite country: Vietnam

The food - especially pho and avocado milkshakes - and the super friendly people

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Favourite country: Zambia

White-water rafting on the Zambezi was an adrenaline rush you just have to try for yourself!

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Favourite country: Chile

Self-drive through Torres del Paine, surrounded by endless mountains, is an unforgettable experience

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Favourite country: Myanmar

I love the mystery of this undiscovered country, and will always remember the beautiful sunsets over Bagan's temples

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Favourite country: India 

From Rajasthan's colourful cities to Kerala's tranquil backwaters to the spectacular Himalayan foothills, this country is as diverse as it is large

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Favourite country: New Zealand

Incredible scenery, friendly people, amazing food - it's the Scotland of the Southern Hemisphere!

Sarah, VIVID Travel


Favourite country: Canada

Spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife and fantastic people - Canada is truly remarkable!

Katie TD


Favourite country: Thailand

As the first country I ever visited in Southeast Asia, it will always have a big place in my heart. The food, beaches and people are unforgettable.



Favourite country: South Africa

Unrivalled food, wine & scenery and excellent value for money

Monika, Travel Designer


Favourite country: Argentina

Patagonia is such a unique place,  I absolutely love it. Bariloche, the lake district, is amazing for skiing in the winter & hiking in the spring

Caroline K


Favourite country: New Zealand

Dramatic and diverse landscapes, incredible outdoors, world class wine and some of the most unique wildlife in the world

Jody, VIVID Travel


Favourite country: South Africa 

My favourite place on earth has it all: Amazing hiking, excellent (and affordable) wine, delicious food & breath-taking mountain ranges

Alice, VIVID Travel


Favourite country: China

Impossible to sum up, you can see every kind of landscape, soak up the most vibrant cities and enjoy the tastiest food.

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Favourite country: The Maldives

It has so much to offer: pristine white beaches, breath-taking views looking down at the Atolls, incredible marine life, delicious food & impeccable service



Favourite country: Australia

If you have the time, definitely do a self-drive multi-day trip along the Great Ocean Road. The thrill of driving on one of the most scenic roads in the world will be worth it!

Ella, VIVID Travel


Favourite country: Ecuador & Galapagos

Wildlife opportunities are endless, one minute you are snorkelling with sea lions, the next face to face with a blue-footed booby.


Kane, Adam, Heather and Steve are all travel industry veterans having previously led Travel Republic. They drove Travel Republic from start-up phase through to becoming the largest Online Travel Agent in the UK, with sales of over £600 million. Along the way they collected several prestigious awards including the Fast Track 100 as the fastest growing company in the UK. Alex has taken the helm as commercial director of VIVID Travel, after 15 years at Kuoni.

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Kane Pirie

Managing Director

Kane has served as a director with ABTA, the UK trade association, and several other company boards across a range of sectors. He occasionally admits to being a Chartered Accountant.

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Heather Turnbull

Finance Director 

Heather has been working in finance for over 30 years specialising in the travel sector since 2004. When not making us behave in the office, Heather enjoys globetrotting and has visited an incredible 40 countries.

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Adam Gill

Technology Director

Adam has held a number of senior technology positions including CTO with dnata and Travel Republic. He is actually quite sensible and rarely wears his sombrero into the office.

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Steve Dean

Service Director

Steve is a lifelong travel industry veteran with a career going back to 1995. He has built and led teams of customer facing staff for both Worldspan and Travel Republic before VIVID and is a customer satisfaction zealot.

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Alexandre Gavalda

Commercial Director

With 15 years of experience at Kuoni in product, purchasing, aviation and commercial, Alex brings his strong experience in luxury travel to VIVID. He also has a penchant for the Indian Ocean and Africa.


Our Offices

Plantation Wharf, London Office

Plantation Wharf


Spice Court, Ivory Square, London, SW11 3UE

Tel: +44 2035 105 777

Email: [email protected]