OVER 35 YEARS ON THE GO - A story that reads like a novel
What could you already know about Connections? That the current owner and managing director Ronny Bayens was there right from the start in 1986 as one of the 2 founding fathers of this 100% Belgian company!
We are happy to take you on an exciting journey through time. With interesting facts, fascinating stories and, above all, many memorable moments. From the first city trips to New York at the end of the 80s to the famous Freedom Train through Europe and an ever-enlarging vespa caravan to the Expo of Lisbon ... with Connections, intense experiences are never far away.
A HEART FOR CHARITY – Because everyone is entitle to the best life
Travelling is in our blood and that automatically implies we keep a keen eye for what is happening in the world. Not everyone enjoys the same quality of life and so wherever and whenever possible Connections supports charitable and philanthropic organizations committed to worthy causes.
For instance in 2018, Connections decided to adopt one girl of Plan International Belgium per travel shop and support them by a financial contribution. That resulted in advancing the rights and equality for 30 girls worldwide. Furthermore we partnered up with Kom Op Tegen Kanker (Take A Stand Against Cancer), organize a yearly Christmas dinner for the homeless and underprivileged of the region of Vilvoorde and work together with Oxfam, Cap48, Levensloop and many others.
MAIN SPONSOR OF THE RED FLAMES – We love to give women a fair field and no favour
When Connections reached a consensus with the Belgian Football Association, we were the first and only partner to resolutely choose for the Red Flames. Our women’s national football team were at the start of a major qualification and had to be given every opportunity to reach the top, equivalent to their male colleagues.
By doing so, Connections makes a clear statement as to its stand regarding equal rights for men and women. In the meantime, we have become a valued and loyal partner, organizing the Red Flames' trips when they play abroad as well as fan trips for their supporters.
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL IS KEY – Discover the world responsibly
As a traveller you like to experience the abundant variety of our beautiful planet while at the same time protecting and preserving Mother Earth in order to ensure that your children can explore her magnificence as well. That is why Connections entered into a partnership with Greentripper. The latter makes it possible to compensate for all CO2 emissions caused by your trip.
The money is forwarded to a project that is fully committed to purifying the air. In addition, Connections plants one tree in Belgium for every traveller who chooses to support this project. In this way we contribute very concretely to a greener environment.
Over 100 travel experts all over Belgium are eager to assist you
Year after year Connections sends its travel experts to all corners of the world in order to be able to advise you even better when mapping out your trip. Peru, Thailand, New York, South Africa ... no destination is too foreign or far. Find out who they are here and feel free to contact them!
Why choose Connections?
Because we are travellers, just like you. Always looking for exciting experiences, fascinating encounters and new horizons. Because we are 100% Belgian and can assist you in your own language. Because we make it our personal mission to lift your travels beyond your wildest imagination. Because life is more intense when you travel, really travel!More about Connections
The twinkle in the eye
Do not expect conformity from us. We are always looking for those extra ingredients that make your trip truly special. We swear by intense experiences.
Over 100 travel experts around the country
Meet the crew personifying Connections travel knowledge and experience in one or more of our 30 travel shops located all over Belgium, and somehow always near. All of these experts are looking forward to meeting you and welcome you with open arms.
37 Years on the road
We've been paving our way for a while. Travelling with Connections means choosing 'peace of mind'. Everything perfectly arranged, excellent service, certainty and reliability.
Always by your side
We're here whenever you need us! Available via our website, our travel shops, our customer service center, at the airport and via our mobile travel agents.