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About Us

Planning a vacation should be fun and exciting, but let’s be honest, more times than not it is stressful. So stressful that many people rather just stay home than live out their travel fantasies.

 

Global Royalty is the ultimate travel concierge company curating full-service, tailor-made itineraries for solo travel, romantic travel, group travel and family travel to Africa and the diaspora. Whether you live a busy lifestyle and don’t have time to plan your trip, feel overwhelmed with the research, or simply just want to show up and have your personalized trip planned for you hassle-free, we offer services to make your travel experiences unforgettable. 

Why Global Royalty was created

Founder, Rondel Holder, has personally been to over 10 countries in Africa and counting, and has found these travels to be the most fulfilling, transformative travels of his life. He was stunned by the beauty of the continent, the warm reception from locals, the cuisine, the lifestyle, the natural richness and all the continent had to offer. He is passionate about reconnecting the African diaspora to the continent, dispelling the misconceptions of Africa through first-hand accounts and being a part of the economic growth of the continent. Seeing the rapidly developing interest in African tourism yet lack of resources and information for traveling to many African countries, Global Royalty is here to fill in the gap and make your trip to Africa as easy and accessible as any other region of the world.

What exactly is a travel concierge? And how is it different from a travel agent?

From Business Insider "If you've ever tried to avoid cookie-cutter tour group packages by planning your own trip, then the experience of clicking through 20 different TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other travel site tabs on your browser to research what to do and where to go probably sounds all too familiar. The frustrating part is that even after hours of research, it's sometimes still hard to understand which places are overhyped or tourist traps until you get actually there."

Furthermore, travel agents are sales people who usually get benefits from selling you certain airlines, hotels, tour groups etc. They often have cash incentives with key partners, or need to meet a certain booking quota in order to keep their jobs. With that business model, often times they'll push you to book certain things because it's better for their business, not necessarily because it will be the right experience for you. A travel concierge doesn't have that limitation.

We're here to offer our expertise and years of immersive experience on the continent, create a trip experience that is personalized to you and also make it as easy as possible to travel to Africa.

Here's how it works

Step 1: We have a brief consultation. We learn about your travel style, experience and interests and create a Global Royalty profile for you so that we can design your ultimate trip.

Step 2: You book your flights with our assistance if needed, and we begin to plan a base-level itinerary for you. 

Step 3: We go deeper, and with our connections, experiences and expertise, add finishing touches to design your itinerary to go beyond what a standard trip planner or traditional travel agent would. 

Step 4: Prior to your trip we'll send you your personalized travel package and itinerary to review and be sure that you have everything you need.

Step 5: You enjoy your customized trip to Africa.

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