About us

We are … the travelling public.

Gary & John opened The Travelling Public in 2002.

“We had both worked in all areas of travel – retail, business, wholesale & tour operation. With so much experience and working successfully whilst winning numerous awards for other people, it was a natural progression to set up our own designer travel agency.” – John

“In business, every company has their niche, ours is service.” – Gary

You will not find Gary & John advertised anywhere

“We aim to offer service levels that our customers just have to tell their friends and colleagues about. This is where all of our business comes from – word of mouth.” – Gary

We asked Gary & John to name a few of their favourite things:

  Gary John
Hotels: The Bay Hotel;Camps Bay
Dhara Dhevi; Chiang Mai
Pangkor Laut Resort; Malaysia
The Tongsai Bay Cottages; Ko Samui
The Shangri La; Bangkok
The Four Seasons; Sydney
Countries: Malaysia
South Africa
Cities: Hong Kong
Las Vegas
Kuala Lumpur
San Francisco
Places: St Andrews; Scotland
Cape Point; South Africa
Sydney Harbour
Glen Coe; Scotland
Monument Valley; Utah
Great Barrier Reef
Journeys: The Garden Route; South Africa
Tour of New England in The Fall
Driving through The Alps from France to Italy
The Tranzalpine Express from Greymouth to Christchurch
Yosemite to Las Vegas
Star ferry between Kowloon and Hong Island
Never been too but would love to: Argentina & Vietnam Shamwari Private Game Reserve South Africa.