Partners and Recognition

Oyster Worldwide are delighted to be working with organisations around the world to promote welfare, sustainability and growth. We are pleased to be associated with the following organisations and to have received recognition for our commitment to the cause.


ATOL protected

Oyster Worldwide is proud to be ATOL protected. Our ATOL number is 9598. All trips booked with Oyster that include flights are covered by our ATOL. This means that if anything happens to Oyster, your money is protected and backed up by the UK Government.

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International Passenger Protection

Oyster Worldwide participants who organise their own flights can be safe in the knowledge that money paid to Oyster is financially protected through International Passenger Protection Limited. You will not be stranded abroad in the very unlikely event that our company becomes insolvent.

Travel Aware

Travel Aware

Oyster Worldwide is proud to support ‘Travel Aware’. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office check and follow @FCOtravel on Twitter and Facebook.

Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel

Oyster Worldwide is an active member of Responsible Travel which promotes our worthwhile and ethical volunteering projects around the world.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Oyster Worldwide are delighted to be a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Approved Activity Provider, providing worthwhile residential programmes to enable young people to achieve their DofE Gold Award.


Tree Aid

We work with TREE AID, a charity whose main mission is to tackle poverty and improve the environment in Africa’s dry lands through planting trees. For every £1 donated to TREE AID, one tree is planted. We encourage participants to offset their flights by £15, allowing 15 trees to be planted in Africa. Between 500 and 1000 trees per year have been planted since 2007 through the offsetting scheme.


Fair Trade Tourism

We are proud to work with partner organisations credited with Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) status. This is an accreditation for South African organisations which promote responsible tourism. The aim of FTT is to make tourism more sustainable by ensuring that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits.

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Gap Year Association

Oyster Worldwide is proud to be a member of the Gap Year Association, which aims to maximise the potential of young adults through accessible and meaningful gap year opportunities.

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Rolandia, Romania’s main online travel agency, has recognised Oyster Worldwide as an Ambassador for Romania in their Supporting Romania campaign. We are proud to work with them to promote volunteering and tourism here.


World Animal Protection

Oyster is delighted to work with and support World Animal Protection (formerly World Society for the Protection of Animals). As one of the founding charities of the bear sanctuary in Romania which Oyster still supports today, we have been working with World Animal Protection since 2007.

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Millions of Friends

Oyster are proud to be working with the charity Millions of Friends, one of the first animal welfare NGOs in Romania. Founded in 1997, they work hard to save and protect bears, wolves, dogs and cats, and much more.

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We are pleased to be one of the first organisations to join RIGHT-tourism’s pledge for responsible tourism. RIGHT-tourism is a campaign encouraging responsible, informed and humane travel. Campaigns include the promotion of animal welfare and animal rights around the world.


The Independent

Oyster Worldwide is pleased to work with journalists to spread the word about the benefits of taking a gap year or career break.

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The Telegraph

Oyster Worldwide is proud to have been featured in The Telegraph annual directory of the 100 best gap year travel companies and websites.

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SME News

Oyster Worldwide is proud to have been awarded Gap Year Travel Specialists of the Year 2018 by SME News in the 2018 UK Enterprise Awards. Our performance has been carefully evaluated over the past 12 months, our commitment to innovation, methods of working and competition has also been assessed.



Oyster Worldwide is delighted to have been awarded the ‘Best Volunteer Abroad Project’ by Tutorful, a company that specialises in linking the right tutor to the right student.