partners

For months and months our team has been screening the globe for the right partners to provide you with a broad choice of 100% extraordinary travel experiences, activities and tours on pocketvillage.com… We’re very proud of working with some of the world’s finest companies now! (Find a few of them listed below.)

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Trip.me Logo trip.me: trip.me is a trusted internet platform where travelers looking for unique and personal experiences can select, personalize and book trips directly with hand-picked local agencies worldwide. People that travel the trip.me way get a faster, cheaper and better way to travel. trip.me’s travelers take trips how they want, when they want and according to their own personal budget – and they help boost local economies at the same time. read more here.

Urban Adventures: Urban Adventures offers unique day tours in over 100 cities around the world. Their tours take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it’s hidden gems. With Urban Adventures teams in every destination they operate in, you are assured a real local experience. This is the perfect style of travel experience for those who want to get off the beaten path and really connect with the destination. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or a whole day, but in every case Urban Adventures will take you to interesting places to meet locals, and really see what makes the place tick. read more here.

Tripbod: Tripbod connects you directly with the grassroots of the destination you plan to visit − a hand-picked local expert who lives in and loves the place you’re going to. Get unlimited personal interaction with your chosen Tripbod from the date you sign-up until the date your trip begins. Get bespoke, timely, trusted recommendations and all the information you need for your trip, tailored exclusively to your travel dates, interests and budget. Find a Tripbod − “your friend at the other end” − now and start planning your trip! read more here.
Viator: Viator wants you to have an unforgettable experience every time you travel. Their goal is to be a responsible and trusted advocate to fellow travelers around the world. They offer thousands (and that’s no exaggeration) of adventure activities, city tours, off-the-beaten-path experiences, educational tours, family-friendly activities, shore excursions, theater and show tickets, city passes, day trips… in more than 450 destinations worldwide. You name it, and they probably have it, all hand-selected by the Viator team. read more here.
Isango!: isango! is an ambitious young company launched in 2007. We offer both consumers and travel professionals an authoritative source of exciting and colorful experiences. Holiday tours, sightseeing, attractions, activities and best things to do in more than 50 countries across the world to plan and book ahead. isango! finds everything you need to make your travel experience unforgettable. We believe we travel to do things, find out about cultures, people, places and see what the world has to offer. read more here.
Intrepid Travel: For travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track, Intrepid opens up a whole new world. With a huge variety of travel styles available, Intrepid travellers explore the world’s most amazing places – discovering real people, real cultures and having incredible real life experiences along the way. Their core purpose is to enrich peoples lives by creating unique, interactive travel experiences. We provide fun, affordable and sustainable travel adventures that are beneficial to local communities. read more here.
G Adventures: In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. G Adventure trips embrace authentic accommodation and local transportation to bring you face to face with the world’s most fascinating cultures, customs and awe-inspiring wildlife. read more here.
Responsible Travel: Responsible Travel is a new way of travelling for those who’ve had enough of mass tourism. It’s about respecting and benefiting local people and the environment – but it’s about far more than that. If you travel for relaxation, fulfilment, discovery, adventure and to learn – rather than simply to tick off ‘places and things’ – then responsible travel is for you. It’s like really living somewhere and enjoying the peace and quiet or the pace and excitement of the place as much as the people who live there do. read more here.
TourCMS: TourCMS offers small and niche tour operators the technology and support to assist them in the day to day running of their business. Currently they serve more than 100 small to medium sized companies. They were finalists in the 2009 Travolution Awards for “Best travel technology provider.” The companies which use their service operate in a very specific market and are dedicated to offering extraordinary travel experiences to their customers. read more here.
Rezgo: Rezgo is a web-based tour operator software and activity booking engine. Companies from around the World rely on Rezgo everyday to provide their customers with a secure, reliable, and easy to use booking engine. The reason why Rezgo is a leader in activity booking systems is because it is specialized for particular businesses. In order to be the best at something, we believe you have to be focused, and you have to be passionate about your specialty. Rezgo is an ideal bookings, reservations, and customer management system for in-destination tour and activity operators. read more here. or get an account here.
Airbnb: Airbnb connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Guests can build real connections with their hosts, gain access to distinctive spaces, and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. With listings in over 8,000 cities in more than 180 countries, Airbnb makes it effortless to find the right space at any price point, anywhere. Take your pick from thousands of unique places, from urban apartments, homely cottages, private islands or countryside castles. read more here.
WHL.travel: WHL.travel offers a fresh new approach to online travel bookings and connecting you up with accommodation, tours and activities which are often impossible to find on other sites. They have done this is by teaming up with locals in every destination they service. These locals know the great places to stay and things to do and can get this information online for you to check out. The idea for this approach was borne from the frustration of reading about great places to stay and things to do in publications like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, etc. but not being able to book them. read more here.
Local Travel Movement: Why Local Travel? Local Travel connects independent and mindful travellers with local people. It is a better deal for everyone. For travellers it’s a chance to get under a place’s skin (and let it under theirs), while also making the most of their travel time and saving money by spending locally. The web platform attempts to rally Local Travel organisations, experts and practitioners. We believe it is an opportunity to promote, develop and establish Local Travel as the best way forward. read more here.
Much better Adventures: Your adventure travel guide – supporting local business, rewarding ethical practice. Much Better Adventures are collecting the world’s local adventure travel choices in one place. They exclusively support small businesses and not for profits. That usually means they are owned and operated by a year round member of the community. Those who show a true commitment to benefiting their local community and protecting the environment will be awarded full ‘muchbetter’ status on our site. read more here.
Kijubi: Kijubi, like in “What Kijubi Doing?” is a experience marketplace dedicated to aggregating and organizing all of the fun things to do all over the US. Kijubi believes you should sit only when you are booking activities online. The rest of the time you should be on your feet, out the door, and experiencing all life has to offer. Kijubi has been launched because the team loves to play and couldn’t find a single resource that listed all the fun things to do in a given region. read more here.
Gunyah: Gunyah offers short breaks in hundreds of destinations around the world delivering authentic local experiences to independent travellers. Gunyah offers you the convenience and value of a traditional package holiday with the mind-blowing spontaneity of independent travel! Gunyah believes in real experiences in the places they live and travel. Gunyah is for people who want a sensory-rich adventure. read more here.
Rent-a-guide: Rent-a-guide is a German booking platform for tour operators and guides. Since 2010 individual German guided tours and activities can be booked via rent-a-guide.de. The service is available in over 45 countries and tours can be booked online, by email or phone. You can sort and compare the inventory by duration, rating and price. read more here.
City Discovery: City Discovery is a leading provider of sightseeing tours, travel experiences and ground transportation worldwide. With over 5,000 carefully selected travel activities in 300 destinations and user-friendly features such as traveler reviews, wish lists (called wishbox on the site), suggested itineraries and gift certificates, City Discovery can meet the varied interests of travelers. It sells directly to consumers through City-Discovery.com and a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and affiliates. read more here.
Smart Destinations: Smart Destinations is the premier provider of unlimited admission sightseeing passes in 15 major North American travel destinations from Oahu to New York City. Smart Destinations’ Go City Cards and Explorer Passes offer pre-paid access to over 425 museums, attractions, and tours for one low fixed price. The combination of savings and convenience has resulted in 94% customer satisfaction as measured by 3rd party research and helped the company rank 78 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. read more here.
i-to-i: i-to-i has been sending people to volunteer in Africa, Asia, Australasia and Latin America for 17 years. i-to-i’s programs are a great way to meet new people, immerse yourself in new cultures and make a difference abroad. Whether you’re 17 or 70 and fancy volunteering around the globe or want to get TEFL qualified and start your career teaching English, this operator get you there! According to the company, pretty much everyone at i-to-i is a former volunteer or backpacker. read more here.
World Expeditions: World Expeditions is one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies offering ground breaking itineraries on every continent. The company has been operating small group trekking and adventure travel holidays and vacations since 1975. Today, with offices around the globe, they offer more than 500 stand alone itineraries; small group active adventures and expeditions, cycling and walking tours and cultural journeys. read more here.