Discover the world

Sense of adventure


Discover the World is a specialist, high-end tour operator that offers bespoke holidays to some of the world’s most exciting places. “We focus on a select number of destinations, including Iceland, Canada, New Zealand and Antarctica,” explains Managing Director and Co-founder Clive Stacey. “We know these areas intimately and, using that specialist knowledge, we work directly with the customer to design a travel experience tailored precisely to their wishes.”

As well as tailoring trips to suit customers’ requirements, Discover the World also offers a range of pre-defined activities for individual travellers, small escorted tours and educational group trips. “Expertise is in demand and there has always been a need for our style of holiday,” says Clive.

  • 2014 – The company celebrated its 30th birthday last year with the launch of a new website

While the demand for travel shows no sign of abating, the nature of the industry means that it can face unexpected challenges. “When the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in Iceland in 2010, we experienced a sizeable drop in sales to our main destination,” reveals Clive. “However, after it had finished, many people were enthralled by the images of the beautiful country they’d seen on TV and wanted to visit it.”

After celebrating its 30th birthday in 2014 with the launch of a new website, Discover the World’s next plan for development is the iDiscover travel guide for self-drive holidays. Hosted on an iPad Air, iDiscover offers a range of travel guides in one interactive, portable format and is loaned free of charge to clients when they collect their hire car.