Press Coverage

We specialise in trips that tell a story. Everything we do is based on a genuine and thorough knowledge of our destination. So whether you want to discuss a press (or blog) trip, help with fact box information, or are looking for expert comment on the latest trends in adventure and family travel, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

PR Contact: Sarah Lloyd-Morrison (Magenta Public Relations) on +44 (0) 7971 411 212 / sarah@magentapublicrelations.co.uk or Ben (Tourdust) on 0203 291 2907

Our latest press release celebrates the launch of our new range of adventurous family holidays.


 

Recently in the press

June 2013: Go For It

"In three weeks: you could be in Croatia's Elaphite Islands, off the coast of Dubrovnik, on a sea-kayaking adventure. You'll spend the mornings paddling, the afternoons loafing on the beach and the evenings at classical concerts, and dancing with the locals to Dalmatian klapa (traditional a cappella), folk gigs and Croatian pop - all part of the summer in the Elaphites festival. Tourdust (020 3291 2907, tourdust.com) has the week from £831pp, B&B, including flights, five days' guided sea-kayaking and some dinners."

May 2013: Breaks for active kids

"Julia Brookes picks 15 holidays to keep the most restless children happy - and mum and dad" ... "Before it gets too hot, head to Morocco and split the week between Marrakesh and mountains. Start with a night in a guesthouse in a mountain village, followed by a three-day Atlas Mountain trek (mules are provided for children) with nights spent in Berber villages, and end the trip in a stylish riad in Marrakesh."

March 2013: Last-minute Easter breaks abroad

Our family holiday including a short trek in the Atlas Mountains, boutique riad in Marrakech and luxury camp in the Agafay Desert is included in a round-up in the Guardian. "Swap chocolate for sweet, sticky pastries and the traditional roast for tagine on this eight-day independent Moroccan adventure. ... The independent trip is aimed at families, though is described as a holiday for 'parents and children' rather than a children's holiday, and the minimum age is eight. However, kids who tire on the mountain walks can always hitch a ride on one of the donkeys.".

January 2013 Family Travel: Live Q&A with Expert Panel

Our very own Anna Colclough on the expert panel. "Anna is director of tourdust.com, a tour operator specialising in independent and adventurous family travel. She and her husband and co-director, Ben, travel regularly with their three girls, aged seven, five and three, most recently to a camping pod in the Peak District.

January 2013: 30 of the best bargin adventures in 2013

Make it an October half-term to remember with a camping trip in the Sahara. Adventure specialist Tourdust has a Wild Desert Holiday in Morocco aimed at intrepid families. After a brief visit to Marrakech you journey south, swap your car for camels and head out into the dunes to camp.wMarrakech you journey south, swap your car for camels and head out into the dunes to camp. From £496pp, based on a 10-day private trip for four, exluding flights (tourdust.com). EasyJet, Thomson and Ryanair fly to Marrakech from several UK airports.

December 2012: Connecting with locals before your travels

"Travellers should certainly ask themselves whether the tour operator they are considering has deep first-hand knowledge of their destination and local suppliers," says Ben Colclough, director at Tourdust (020 3291 2907; tourdust.com), another company whose majour input is authentic local knowledge. Tourdust offers holidays in Morocco, Ethiopia, Croatia and Kenya.

April 2012: Intrepid walks to stretch your legs

Exploring a series of atmospheric mountain villages – staying in basic guesthouses, or gîtes – is easy from the town of Imlil, about 90 minutes from Marrakech. While it's possible to do easy day treks from here, many people will want to tackle 4,167m Jebel Toubkal, north Africa's highest peak. This can be done in a day – either independently or with a guide from the village – or as part of the Toubkal Circuit, offered by Tourdust, among others. It costs from £392, takes six days (five nights) and includes Lake Ifni, at an altitude of 2,312m, and three passes over 3,000m, staying in campsites and traditional Berber villages. • tourdust.com/products/1046-6-day-toubkal-circuit

April 2012: Adventure specialist uses hack day to bring Kilimanjaro to life

Travel and technology companies parking the concerns of tight margins for a day spent experimenting with technology usually don’t regret it. Adventure travel specialist Tourdust cut its developers loose to see what they could do in terms of presenting a multi-day trek on Mount Kilimanjaro online. The result is this Kilimanjaro microsite which tells the story in a simple but evocative way – big on imagery, tight on descriptions.

January 2012: THE GUARDIAN: School's out: 10 great half-term holiday ideas

City, surf and trekking in MoroccoMorocco: once the go-to country for boho escapism, now a firm family favourite. This trip takes in two days' guided trekking with mules in the Atlas Mountains, including a night spent at a village gite (tired children can ride a mule), two days in Marrakech getting your fill of snake-charmers, food stalls and all the bustle of the souks, while staying at a lovely riad such as Dar Vedra, then three days in a family-run small surf camp in Imessouane, who provide dedicated lessons for children over five. The price – £415pp excluding flights – is based on a family of four staying full-board except for two nights' B&B in Marrakech, and includes two surf lessons (for over-fives) a day. • Book through Tourdust (020-3291 2907, tourdust.com)

September 2011: Where to go in October: Walking in Morocco

If you fancy stretching your legs in a slightly more exotic location, how about the Atlas Mountains? Spring and Autumn are the best times to climb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, and Tourdust.com has numerous options, from a short hike in the Atlas as part of a day trip to a six-day trek around the mountain. Between those two extremes is a three-day/two-night tour, avoiding the busier main route by taking walkers through the Azzaden Valley and over dramatic passes, culminating in a calf-busting climb to Toubkal's 4,167m summit on the final day. After a 2,500m walk back down to the village of Imlil, you're dropped off in Marrakech at 5pm – in time for a much deserved slap-up meal.

July 2011: Best New Websites

If you're looking for a holiday with a difference, Tourdust can take you off the beaten track. From island hopping in Croatia to a five day trek to Mount Kenya, this online travel agent offers a taste of adventure at surprisingly low prices. You can search by activity and / or country, with countries including safaris, rafting and cycling. Tourdust's spacious layout provides plenty of room for photos, maps and detailed descriptions of each destination, as well as traveller reviews and a helpful (and refresingly honest) 'Is it for me?' summary. Best of all, you can book your holiday online with very little fuss, or save it to a 'shortlist' to return to later.