Explore a world connected through its diversity. Embracing people and culture through travel, that’s the Small Group Touring Co.
We envision a world connected through travel and we know that one of the best ways to strengthen these connections is through small group touring.
How we create our small group tours:
- We travel.
- We research.
- We plan and refine our small group tours.
- We connect with local experts to find authentic experiences within our destinations.
- We stay in touch and use your feedback to improve everything we do.
Our offices are located in the US, Sri Lanka, and Australia.
The Small Group Touring Co. has been established by the Bunnik Group, owner and operator of a range of worldwide travel-related businesses including the award-winning Australian small group touring company, Bunnik Tours. You can find out more and read reviews from Bunnik Tours travelers on their website at www.bunniktours.com.au
Small Group Touring Co. Chief Operating Officer, Kevin
Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in the travel industry ranging from consulting to management in retail & corporate sales, event management and tour operations. His inner gypsy has always been in the forefront of his life - from living in Japan when he was younger, living in a couple of different cities throughout Australia to now residing in Sri Lanka with his partner and two children. Kevin has traveled to all continents except Arctic & Antarctica and South America, naturally these are next on his list! “I love to travel and experience new cultures and communities. It's great to be able to work with a group of like-minded people here at the Small Group Touring Co. who are passionate about providing high quality tours that truly connect people to a destination”. Food plays a big part in Kevin's travels, from potato latkes in New York to brinjal curry and sambal in Sri Lanka. Apart from travel, Kevin's other love is music. He's never not streaming a variety of hits - from punk and indie, to jazz, and modern classical, some may say his taste in music is rather eclectic! Recently, Kevin has traveled to Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Israel and Jordan. Rumor has it, he’s been exploring these destinations doing some research for our small group tours… watch this space!
Small Group Touring Co. Chief Marketing Officer, Catherine
Originally studying a degree in architectural studies, Catherine soon realized her creativity could be better used in marketing, and was she right! She's been passionately marketing travel for close to 10 years now, a passion matched by creativity and the desire to discover the world one country at a time. She's been lucky enough to live on the shores of Lake Geneva, where she immersed herself in all things Swiss-French, cycling to nearby villages for baguettes, swimming in the crystal clear but freezing waters of the lake, and enjoying a magnificent train ride along the Golden Pass to the Swiss Alps. She's witnessed the wonder of Egypt, been won over by the architectural genius of Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain and explored her family history in the Emerald Isle of Ireland. “There's something about travel that I just can't get enough of and being able to use my creativity to inspire people's travel is so rewarding”. With two young children yet to start school she spends her spare time on swings and slides, and is looking forward to that first big family trip away - the destination? Japan!
Small Group Touring Co. Team Leader, Nuwan (TK).
A heart of gold and a passion for travel and nature, TK loves to get out and explore our world. Residing in Sri Lanka, TK has explored most of Sri Lanka's beauty and has been lucky enough to vacation to incredible Egypt. “I want to share my passion for travel and the world's diversity with as many people as I can, along the way traveling to more destinations myself. Next on the bucket list... Africa!” An avid sports fan, TK takes his love for Rugby Union both on the field and off the field very seriously!
Our Journey So Far, the Bunnik Travel Group.
We furthered our commitment to small group touring in 2018 with the introduction of the Small Group Touring Co. offering unique tour itineraries to a global audience of passionate travelers.
We received Business Review Weekly's Award for Excellence in Customer Service in 2012 and Marion Bunnik, our founder, was recognised as a finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards. In 2017 we opened a wholly owned and operated service centre in Sri Lanka ensuring our guests an easy and enjoyable booking experience. Bunnik Tours was nominated for 2018 Escorted Touring Company of the Year at the Australian Travel Awards. In 2019 Bunnik Tours was named the Best Tour Operator - International at the National Travel Industry Awards.
Bunnik Travel received the prestigious award for Australia’s Best Travel Agency at the National Travel Industry Awards in 2000, 2001 and 2003 making us the first travel agency to become a 3-time winner. In 2004 we launched Bunnik Tours with the first tours departing for Thailand, Egypt and then in 2006 South America. Our growing success was recognized in 2009 when we won Business Review Weekly’s Fast 100 Award.
Driven by a passion for travel and a commitment to her customers, Marion Bunnik opened the doors of her own travel agency in 1995 with 4 excited staff members.