About Us


Laurus Travel specializes in fully guided small-group tours with a focus on East and Southeast Asia. Our tours hold special appeal to discerning travellers seeking travel experiences that are culturally enriching, intellectually stimulating and physically active. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and recommended in every edition of Frommer’s China, we have been working hard for 20 years (1998-2018) to build a brand that consumers can trust. Many of our guests view Laurus Travel as a gem in the travel industry because we pour our heart into what we do and deliver what we promise with a level of care and competence that is rare in our industry.

Laurus Travel is fully licensed, bonded and insured. The regulator-administered Travel Assurance Fund protects all of our customers no matter where they are from. That’s correct, whether you are from Canada, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom or anywhere else, you are fully protected. Laurus Travel has been a member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) for many years. The company is on solid financial footing. Not only do we have zero debt, but we also own our Vancouver office unit in a centrally located Class A building.

Laurus Travel is a boutique operator offering mid-level to luxury tours in a small group environment. We compete on value, not primarily on price.


A Message from the President

Laurus Travel Asia Tours

Julius exhibiting at recent New York Times Travel Show

When Laurus Travel was launched 20 years ago (1998), we were determined to build a business that would not only achieve financial success but also earn us immense pride as professionals. Today, the reputation of the firm is such that over half of our business comes from word of mouth and repeat customers.

Market watchers recognize our effort. For instance, editors of the first edition of Frommer’s China felt we were worthy of their recommendation. Since then, we have been listed in every edition of Frommer’s China.

Much has changed in the past 20 years. We have evolved from a single destination promoter to become a premium tour operator covering entire East and Southeast Asia. Despite all the changes, our passion for customer satisfaction remains as strong as ever. We are keenly aware that our experience and knowledge would amount to nil if we don’t pour our heart into what we do. I invite you to get in touch with us and see for yourself why customers view Laurus Travel as a gem in the travel industry.

Julius Yan
President & Co-owner


Our Vision

To enhance life and promote world peace through international travel.

Our Mission

We provide authentic travel experience of high quality and make a difference in the lives of those we touch.

Our Goal

In the market segment we pursue, we strive to become the preferred tour company for each of the destinations we promote.

Our Core Values

Integrity, Mutual Respect, Dedication, Life-long Learning, Innovation, Humility and Curiosity.


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