Nihiwatu Lodge Sumba Island Indonesia Ampersand Travel 83

The Debrett's Foundation, U.K.

Family background, geography and schooling can have an adverse impact on the university and career prospects of less-privileged children. To help combat this, the Debrett’s Foundation provides young, academically talented, students with training in business skills as well as access to the powerful Debrett’s network, allowing them to secure internships, work experience and mentoring opportunities. It specifically supports and champions social mobility to ensure that the next generation of leaders are from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Pebbles Project, South Africa

Based in the Hemel and Aarde valley, Pebble’s main emphasis is providing support and education for children in an area of South Africa where both are lacking. They work with children and families in the Winelands farming communities, focussing on aiding the challenging circumstances in which they live in and attempting to make a significant and lasting difference. Since launching in 2004, Pebbles has impacted the lives of children in areas of education as well as nutrition, health, community and protection. Projects include launching a school bus, after-school club, playground, and gardening / food-growing project.

Prospect Burma, Burma

Prospect Burma began in 1989, and is now dedicated to supporting the transformation of Burma through the education of its people. Prospect Burma awards higher education scholarships to passionate and visionary Burmese people, to provide the current generation with the skills and expertise to shape the country they want to live in. The organisation believes in the ability of education to create a peaceful, democratic, inclusive and just society.

Jim Edwards Wildlife Research Centre, Sri Lanka

JEWRC was started by Jim Edwards in Kathmandu approximately 25 years ago, to support and defend wildlife in Chitwan. Following Jim’s passing, a fund was set-up to continue conservation work in his memory. Based on his love of Sri Lanka, the fund built the Wildlife Research Centre in Gay Ola. The centre focuses on research and conservation of the flora and fauna within this beautiful region.

Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi

Below Connaught Place is an underpass that is home to some of Delhi’s poorest families. Every evening, SBT visits Kislaya Hanuman Mindar with a nurse, social worker, teacher and play therapist, to meet and interact with the children. They treat ailments, teach, play and wash faces. The ultimate goal is to offer the children, who have never lived indoors, an open door to their residential homes, secure future jobs and learn to build a safe circle of friends.

Client Testimonials

I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India

Let us keep you up to date

Sign up to our newsletter and never miss out on unmissable exclusive luxury experiences