I heard about Trip Merchant through my retired teachers’ association in the Spring of 2019. They were offering a group departure to Egypt in Feb 2020 that interested me.
From my first contact with Tom the experience has been First Class – from learning about the trip, including optional excursions and extensions to Abu Simbel and El Alamein, to booking my flights, to the Vamoos App they provided for us, to our actual trip.
As a solo traveler, I met and enjoyed the company of my 29 fellow travellers, learned so much about Ancient Egypt, experienced the culture of the regions we visited, had lots of fun and many laughs at the Galabeya party on our Nile River cruise and felt welcomed by all the people I encountered along the way in Egypt. Tom and Ryan’s selection of beautiful hotel properties and local guides was exceptional!
With Tom’s knowledge of the industry and great advice, I was able to extend this two week trip and went on to Nepal and India for another two week adventure with Just You Tours.
The whole trip was very affordable and I received great value for my travel dollars. I have already booked a river cruise in France, with extensions, through Trip Merchant.
I highly recommend this company which has so much expertise in the travel industry.
– Sally M.
Booking a travel experience with Trip Merchant turned out to be a wise choice, and one which I would highly recommend. The communication with Ryan in the form of e-mails and phone calls covered all the bases in terms of preparation and planning. Ryan is keen to provide answers to any questions or concerns, as well as timely reminders prior to actual departure. I was confident that all details had been covered with Ryan’s expertise. By the way, the Vietnam/Cambodia travel opportunity was outstanding–put it on your bucket list for an amazing adventure! Thanks very much, Ryan!
– Robin T.
My husband and I enjoy travelling and we are looking for variety. We recently had an opportunity to use the Trip Merchant Website. It is a perfect solution for meeting our travel needs. The website provides many extensive travel options from river/ocean cruises, group travels and even private tour guides for those special adventures. Any kind of travel is available with a variety of reputable tour/vacation operators. Also if I have specific requests the co-owners of Trip Merchant are very experienced and helpful.
They offer some specialized travel opportunities that we hadn’t come across before seeing this site. After taking some time I browsed through all the many interesting links. It’s a one person stop for all my travel needs. The more trips I book, the more loyalty points I earn that can be used towards the already low prices. My husband and I have been very pleased with the ease and attractive price point when booking our various travels. We highly recommend Trip Merchant.
– Helen W.
Tom and Ryan,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an amazing trip to Egypt and providing the opportunity to fulfill my dream! This tour was the ultimate for me and I would not have wanted to see and experience Egypt any other way. Being a part of your inaugural group tour and having you both onboard as hosts was a wonderful, special experience, making it top-notch for Gerry and me. You really spoiled us and provided a fabulous trip that far exceeded our expectations!
Thank you so very much,
– Michele & Gerry W.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for an excellent tour in Morocco which our retired teachers group from British Columbia, Canada, participated in during the second week of February. The driver of the bus was excellent, our sapper very reliable, and Ali our main tour guide and interpreter, amazing. They were cohesive and reliable in their work and most congenial to us as a group and individually.
I would also like to thank all of you at Trip Merchant who designed a great trip for the participants. Good on yah!
– Fran S.
Trip Merchant has created an ARTA-branded travel website that blends discounted trip opportunities with travel inspiration blog content. To date, over 100 of our members have travelled on Trip Merchant vacations, and the professional manner with which they support our organization and our members is appreciated and valued by ARTA.
– Daniel Mulloy, CEO (ARTA)
After working with Trip Merchant for almost a year now, I can say with confidence our alumni members are in good hands. It’s apparent from the first conversation with either Ryan or Tom that customer service is their number one priority. They are highly professional and work tirelessly to ensure each traveller has the best possible experience. The number of trips and travel styles available through Trip Merchant offer exciting options for all types of travellers. And the generous member loyalty program and newsletters are an added bonus! Thanks for sharing your expertise, Ryan and Tom. Your support of the USask alumni travel program is truly appreciated and it’s a pleasure working with you.
– Dawn Warren, Alumni Benefits & Travel (USask Alumni)