13 Weeks Travel creates exclusive travel experiences for discerning clients from African communities. 13 Weeks Travel is the first Black-Owned Luxury Travel Agency in the UK.
13 Weeks Travel specialises in booking luxury villas, private islands, and yacht charters as well as planning tailored and unique itineraries. Our clients are our top priority and we strive for excellent service. We personally follow up with every client on every detail, because that is what we would want.
Typically we work throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Dubai, and Greece, but our services are available worldwide. We love connecting people to their travel destinations wherever that might be!
Over the years we have perfected our model to be an all-inclusive operation, using our experience for your benefit. With an emphasis on client service, you will have our attention and availability around the clock!
The main impetus behind creating 13 Weeks Travel has been the opportunity to provide outstanding service, enabling people to grow memories and better enjoy their travelling experience.
Bolupe Maborukoje | Founder and CEO
Originally from Nigeria, having moved to the UK as an Architect in 2007, the height of the recession, Bolupe Maborukoje worked as a freelance architect for three years before subsequently graduating from Goldsmiths, the University of London in 2011 with a Postgraduate degree in Education. She then began her career in London, as a primary school teacher.
Over the next ten years, her career expanded into leading the school as an assistant headteacher.Due to the demands of working as a senior leader, Bolupe started travelling with her family during the 13 Weeks of school holidays and was soon nicknamed 13 Weeks Travel by her colleagues.
The name 13 Weeks Travel soon struck and when Bolupe launched her luxury travel blog in 2016, she named it 13 Weeks Travel.
The most exciting and fulfilling responsibility came in a truly amazing experience, in 2018, Bolupe was asked by a friend to plan her husband’s surprise 40th birthday celebration in Berlin. This was the experience Bolupe needed to gain knowledge of how the exclusive ultra-luxury travel industry works.
She then worked with another travel agency for two years before setting up 13 Weeks Travel.
What We Offer
Our Mission Statement
At 13 Weeks Travel, our mission is to redefine luxury travel experiences for the Nigerian diaspora by seamlessly blending cultural heritage with world-class hospitality. We are committed to crafting journeys that transcend mere vacations, offering our discerning clients the opportunity to connect with their roots while indulging in unparalleled opulence.
Our vision is to be the premier luxury travel company, dedicated to curating bespoke itineraries that cater to the unique desires and aspirations of Nigerians living abroad. We strive to transform each voyage into a tapestry of cultural exploration, culinary delights, and extraordinary adventures, all while providing the utmost comfort and exclusivity.
We pledge to uphold the values of authenticity, excellence, and inclusivity, ensuring that every traveller, regardless of their background, enjoys an enriching and luxurious experience that leaves an indelible mark on their hearts and minds.
Through meticulous attention to detail, unwavering dedication to client satisfaction, and deep respect for Nigeria’s rich heritage, 13 Weeks Travel aims to be the trusted companion in the journey of rediscovering one’s roots, exploring the world, and creating cherished memories that last a lifetime.
Welcome to a world where luxury meets legacy, and where every voyage with 13 Weeks Travel becomes a celebration of the Nigerian spirit, transcending borders and connecting hearts.”
Thank you for considering using 13 Weeks Travel as your destination travel planner. We have planned and successfully delivered over 20 destination parties in Barbados, Crete, Venice, Florence, St Lucia, Punta Cana, Cancun, Berlin. Dubai, Santorini, Turkey and Monaco. We have local suppliers we liaise with frequently so we can assure you that your celebration will be amazing. Book a free consultation and we will take it from there.
Yes, we can assist you with Schengen visas applications. We are experienced at getting group visas too.
Yes, 13 Weeks Travel is ATOL protected. We are also British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Travel agents. That means that we are licensed to book your flights.
Yes, we charge fees for planning events. We have 3 service packages you can choose from if you want us to plan your destination celebration.
Our Starter service starts from £500 and it is our most popular service. We have our Premium and Elite service too.
During our initial consultation, we will explain what we offer to you and explain in more details what the services entails.
We love to plan retreats, corporate retreats and coach retreats are our favourites. We have a bank of luxury destination for retreats.