About us

The Scott Dunn story began in 1986 when a young British ski fanatic Andrew Dunn had a bold idea that would revolutionize the ski industry. He built an awesome team of ski experts, which included present Guest Operations Director Oliver Evans, acquired a couple of ski chalets, and started to craft luxury ski chalet and hotel experiences for some seriously discerning guests. Together they changed the way chalets were run and set the gold standard for ski vacations. Before long, the company was gaining renown for its no-holds-barred approach to catering for families.

A decade later, Scott Dunn branched out and started taking guests to incredible destinations right around the world, harnessing the same focus on adventure and luxury, and word got around about our reputation for having a 'nothing is too much trouble' philosophy. The passion for family travel remained and today you can book your children into one of many professionally run Scott Dunn kids clubs in a host of popular destinations.

Now with offices in the UK, US and Singapore, every vacation you take with Scott Dunn is still intricately customized around your interests and budget. You also get full peace of mind knowing that all of our travel experts know their specialists regions inside out. Every time they recommend a property or experience, you can trust that they've been there, done that themselves so know it's perfect for you and your party.

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What is a tour operator?

We're a travel company specializing in customized luxury vacations. We describe ourselves as a "tour operator" but you might also call us a "travel agent".

Our vacations

Customized private journeys worldwide. African safaris. Foodie forays. Barefoot luxury beach breaks. Stunning private villas in Europe. Family and multi-generational vacations. Whatever you're looking for, we're waiting to craft something extra-special just for you.

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Carbon Offsetting

While the travel industry is a positive force for change supporting local economies and communities, at Scott Dunn we also appreciate that the industry is a major contributor to global carbon emissions. To help minimize our impact on the environment we have worked across our global offices to devise a carbon management strategy to offset the carbon we produce by supporting projects that both protect the environment and help to improve lives.

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Travel Updates

While we at Scott Dunn do not encourage international travel against State Department advice at this time, we do believe it is possible to travel responsibly during this pandemic. We have explored the options in detail with our operators in each destination to better understand all requirements our guests will encounter. We trust our community of global citizens to make the best choice for themselves and act responsibly abroad. While most travelers want to wait until there is a vaccine for their next trip, some have asked us to help them travel safely and responsibly now—and we are happy to provide the intel and support they seek. Each of our travel consultants are up to date on the latest travel advisories and entry requirements to help you make an informed decision.

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Imagine Travel

Imagine Travel is a unique, specialist tour operator that has been selling incredible vacations for 15 years, focused on creating personalized trips and offering great value for money. With specialist teams dedicated to Africa, Asia and Latin America, Imagine’s experts provide off-the-beaten-track knowledge that you won’t find anywhere else, creating trips to match your budget and expectations, and memories that last a lifetime.

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Responsible Travel

At Scott Dunn we aim to travel responsibly and tread lightly, leaving a positive imprint on the destinations we visit. While the effects of climate change, plastic pollution and global poverty represent huge challenges, we are fully committed to being responsible both in the workplace and the destinations we visit.

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Meet the team

Everyone at Scott Dunn has a deep, abiding love of travel. When you speak to our travel experts you'll quickly realize that they all have first hand experience of their areas and love the chance to show off their expertise. Here we put faces to the names so you can learn more about them.

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Why Scott Dunn?

Why do so many Scott Dunn guests trust us to plan their vacations year after year? It could be our matchless service, attention to detail, and vast portfolio of properties and experiences. The fact that we've won plenty of awards probably helps. In truth, it all boils down to trust. We've been crafting private journeys around the world for more than 30 years and understand how different people like (or need) to travel. We're real people and we take travel personally, bending over backwards to customize every detail of your trip to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime again and again.

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What's hot

With thousands of properties and ideas in our portfolio, you may find that you're spoiled for choice. That's why we bring you our top picks of the month, which could be anything from our favorite diving spots to a brand new luxury rain forest retreat.

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Gift certificates

Whether it's for a big birthday, an anniversary or wedding, our gift certificates guarantee you instant popularity. Starting at $500, they're redeemable against experiences or a customized vacation to almost anywhere in the world. What's not to like?

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Press Center

Read all about it! Find out what the media is saying about our customized private journeys around the world.

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Scott Dunn Charitable Fund

The Scott Dunn Charitable Fund supports a variety of community-based projects right around the world. Money raised through the fund goes directly to charitable projects that promote education, community development and conservation that bring real long-term improvements to the lives of many in poverty stricken and remote areas.

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Our partners

From Laurent-Perrier and Bamford to British Airways, we work with a range of partners to ensure our guests enjoy the best possible vacation experience from start to finish.

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Travel center

This is your go-to resource for all things travel related. Everything you'll need to know, from insurance and bookings to what to pack and where to get the latest information on visas and vaccinations.

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Join the team

Want to work for an award-winning, international travel company with great perks and a dynamic team that’s, quite literally, going places? Are you a firm believer in the idea that travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer? Ever dreamed of turning your passion into an exciting, rewarding career? We’re currently hiring for a number of roles, if you’re interested in working with Scott Dunn, please click on the below postings to apply.

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Scott Dunn App

Brand new for this year we have created the Scott Dunn Travel App to allow you to access all your travel documents at your own convenience.

Exceptional service: whenever you like, whatever you’re doing and wherever you are.

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Legalities

It might not be quite as exciting as browsing for your next vacation, but here you can look at company information, our privacy policy and your rights, as well as useful information on air carrier liability, and the EU directive on delays and baggage handling.

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How we work