About Us

Planet Kitesurf is a dedicated kitesurf travel company operating out of our water front offices on the south coast in the Brighton area; just a stones throw away from one of the best kitesurf beach in the area - the 'Hot Pipes'. Planet Kitesurf is a trading name of Planet Travel Ltd, a water sports specialist travel company also offering Windsurf Holidays (Planet Windsurf Holidays), diving holidays (Planet Dive Holidays) and new for 2016, Luxury Ski Holidays (Planet Ski Holidays). We also have a world wide luxury travel brand for luxury world wide holidays, Planet Travel Holidays. At the inception of Planet back in 1997 Kitesurfing was in it's infancy, in fact it was not until around 2000 that Planet launched it's dedicated Kitesurf travel programme; the very first UK travel company to do so! Since that time Planet have been at the very forefront of Kitesurf Travel in the UK, and even Europe, and we are proud to currently be the most well established and largest kitesurf tour operator in the UK. 

Having such a passion within the company for the sport means that we really do understand our clients and their holiday aspirations. For example we understand how important it is to for beginner or improver to be in a safe and reassuring environment; we all had to learn at some time and we can guide you through our personal experiences. Likewise we also understand how important it is to get the right holiday for non-kitesurfing partners and family; Planet only offer the highest standard of accommodation options in each location and we have been there personally to make sure we are well informed about which are suitable for both kiters and non-kiters alike. Planet Kitesurf only work with with the very best and most professional Kitesurf centres in the world and are the official UK representative for many of the kitesurf schools you see on our website. You can be 100% guaranteed that when on holiday with Planet you are getting the best available.

The success of Planet has come from a combination of a very high level of travel expertise combined with a passion for the sport. This is backed up with a highly pro-active ethos within the company; we are always striving to do better through constant product development and research along with heavy investment in the latest travel IT systems to ensure that we can provide the fastest and most competitive responses to our clients requests. 

Planet Kitesurf is more that just a kitesurf travel company; we specialise is luxury tailor made tours worldwide. We believe that the holiday experience can be made so much more memorable and enjoyable by combining world class kitesurfing with rich cultural experiences that the country may have to offer. With this aim Planet have developed many new destinations in 2015/2016 in South Afrcia, Indian Ocean and southern Americawhere there is huge scope for turning your kitesurf vacation into a trip of a lifetime.

Holiday and Financial Protection

All our holidays with flights are covered by ATOL and TTA, and our holidays that do not include flights are still covered by our TTA protection, which means that you are 100% financially protected when you book your holiday with us. So what does that mean exactly for your holiday financial protection?

Planet Kitesurf are part of Planet Travel Ltd, we have ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s License) bonding and our ATOL number is T7314. By law, every UK travel company which sells air holidays and flights in the UK is required to hold an ATOL.  If for any reason a travel company with an ATOL ceases trading, the ATOL scheme protects customers who had booked holidays with that firm. It ensures they do not get stranded abroad or lose money. The scheme is designed to reassure consumers that their money is safe, and will provide assistance in the event of a travel company failure.

ATOL protection does not apply to holidays and travel services which exclude flights, for which protection is afforded by our membership of the Travel Trust Association.

Planet Kitesurf have been a TTA (Travel Trust Association) member since October 2001. Every TTA member deposits your money into the Trust Account, this happens directly following your booking. A Trust Account is a bank account designated to hold the customer’s money. Your money remains in the Trust Account and is supervised by an appointed trustee who is either a banker, chartered or certified accountant or a solicitor. Both the Travel Trust Association members and the trustee are required to authorise payments from the trust account. In addition to being held in trust, you also have a financial guarantee from the Travel Trust Association.

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