Led by Emily Sanders who has helped thousands of Scouts and Guides explore the world within a previous role CANVAS & COMPASS has created a new and improved travel brand dedicated to Scout & Guide travel.

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Canvas & Compass Travel
Canvas & Compass Travel

About Us

Led by Emily Sanders who has helped thousands of Scouts and Guides explore the world

Over the past 10 years I have met some incredible people and travelled with the UK Contingent to some amazing events around the world. I want to continue to help make a difference to young people’s lives by providing help and support to those groups that want to travel overseas!

Emily SandersOperations Manager, Canvas & Compass

Led by Emily Sanders who has helped thousands of Scouts and Guides explore the world within a previous role CANVAS & COMPASS has created a new and improved travel brand dedicated to Scout & Guide travel.

Emily Sanders has been involved with Scout and Guide travel since 2009 when she set up a youth travel department at a travel company based in West Sussex. She has also experience Scouting events first-hand having travelled to numerous worldwide international scouting events with the UK Contingent including –

2010 World Scout Moot Kenya
2012 Roverway Finland
2015 23rd World Scout Jamboree Japan
2017 15th World Scout Moot Iceland/ Asia Pacific Regional Jamboree Mongolia
2018 Roverway The Netherlands

She has also helped a number of Scout and Guide groups travel around the world creating bespoke group adventures to include community projects, adventure challenges and cultural exchanges.

Based in South Wales CANVAS & COMPASS operates alongside its sister company Strachan Travel as part of the Sam Smith Travel division.

Why Book With Canvas & Compass?

  • Your Tour, Your Way! We tailor-make your travel arrangements to meet the needs of the group – creating a unique trip of a lifetime for everyone involved.
  • Been there, done that, got the T Shirt! We understand Scouts and Guides, as we have been involved with arranging travel for Scout and Guide groups for over 10 years. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience we can pass on to you and your group members.
  • It is all about who you know! We have established successful working relationships with local ground agents and suppliers all over the world making sure that every group has a true authentic experience in the countries they visit.
  • ABC, easy as 123! We have a simple transparent booking process taking away the headache of arranging travel for your group so you can concentrate on other things like fundraising. Each group booking will be managed by a dedicated tour co-ordinator, who will be on hand to support the group leaders throughout. We will be on hand to attend parents evenings and briefing weekends as and when required.
  • Access the benefits of a group booking! As a travel agent we can access the benefits of a group booking on your behalf. Group bookings with our suppliers offer benefits such as passenger names not required until 4 weeks before travel, only a deposit required rather than full payment to secure their services and being able to reduce the group size by 10% without penalty *subject to the rules of the suppliers.
  • Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves! Your money is safe as we offer financial protection. We are fully bonded by ABTA, ATOL and IATA.
  • Who are you going to call? We offer our group leaders access to a 24 hour emergency number while overseas, so in the unlikely event that any problems should arise we will be on hand to help fix them.
  • We are here to help Access to the CANVAS & COMPASS portal – templates and useful documents, contact details of other suppliers – unity insurance, trolley badges, kit suppliers, timelines when things are needed.

Do You Want To...

Explore New Countries

Challenge Yourself

Embrace New Cultures

Enjoy an Adventure

Make International Friends

Reach Your Full Potential

Learn Skills For Life

Make a Difference

Be a Role Model

Inspire the Next Generation

Be a Traveller,

Be an Explorer,

Be an Adventurer!

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it…… Take a look at some of the Testimonials below!!

Working with Emily is an absolute pleasure. Her personable, creative, highly professional approach takes all the worry out of group travel. She is never afraid to look for innovative solutions and takes pride in really understanding the people she supports. Her thorough preparation; excellent, assured delivery plus an ability to have fun along the way offer a rare combination of skills that I would recommend in a heartbeat.

Jon BellDirector, Hobstone Education – UK Contingents Manager, 2008-2012