Who we are

Bunson Travel Service is the leading Travel Management Company established in East Africa in 1948. In 1950, we became the first Travel Agency licensed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in East Africa. Bunson Travel joined the CWT Global Partners Network in 1999. We were the first African country to join the CWT global Partnership. CWT is the world’s largest Travel Management Company with a global presence in more than 150 countries, and in over 3000 locations. CWT Kenya is independently owned and operated by Bunson Travel Service.

Our Story

Bunson Travel was started in November 1948, when Kenyan/British children were stranded in the UK and could not join their parents back in Kenya for the Christmas break as the steamship passages were overbooked and regular air service was too expensive. Bunson chartered a 27-seater Viking aircraft to make sure the children could get home for Christmas. The company was incorporated in 1950 and was located in the basement of Panafrican Building on Standard Street, Nairobi.

In 2007 Bunson Travel was bought over by Julie Dabaly-Scott (at the time she was the sales and marketing Director). Julie became the Managing Director and in 2012 accuiqued our current office location located at Park Place Building off Limuru Road.

Along with IATA, we are associated with the following regulatory bodies:

  • Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA)
  • Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO)
  • International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
  • Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
  • Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association (UFTAA)
  • Certified Blue Company
  • International Association of Travel & Tourism Professionals (SKAL)
  • Africa Tourism Association (ATA)
  • Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

We commit ourselves to helping our clients drive savings while delivering service, enhancing security and sustainability as we affirm our leadership in the industry.

Maximizing cost savings while maintaining the highest quality and consistent service levels adapted to international customer service standards.

Simple-extraordinary customer service and company growth as we serve our customer’s needs in travel, tour and related services.

Deliver efficient and innovative solutions to optimize travel and meetings and events management, by leveraging our global reach with the best people and superior service.

“Setting standards” in the Travel and Tour Industry.

Bunson Travel is an award winning travel management company in Kenya. We take pride in our longstanding history in the travel industry in East Africa, as one of the founding members of KATA (Kenya Association for Travel Agents). We take pride in over 70 years of expertise, experience and knowledge making us an innovative organisation and a market leader in the travel industry.