A Brief History
The Natural Travel Collection is a small, privately owned travel company established by Chris Breen, founder of Wildlife Worldwide, and Teresa Bennett, founder of Dive Worldwide, and supported by a highly knowledgeable and specialist team.
In 1992, Chris began Wildlife Worldwide, specialising in first class tailor-made wildlife holidays to Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Polar regions. From its inception, Wildlife Worldwide has placed a special emphasis on sustainable travel – from the environment and the wildlife itself, to the communities that live in close proximity.
In 2000, Teresa began Dive Worldwide, specialising in tailor-made diving holidays to the South Pacific, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In 2014, we acquired The Travelling Naturalist, providing small group tours for naturalists and led by experienced naturalists. Under our stewardship the brand continues to build on its heritage of more than 25 years and the loyalty of its customers.
In 2016, we acquired Schools Worldwide, a company originally founded in the late 1990s by Chris, and run by Nick Joynes (one of our directors).
Our portfolio now also includes Families Worldwide, which offers upmarket tailor-made and small group holidays for families – and the walking holiday specialist, Walks Worldwide, another brand originally created by Chris (and others) in the late 1990s.