Our Destination Experts

Everything we suggest or recommend is based on the real experiences of our experts. Our team have visited pretty much every hotel to make sure it’s as luxurious, charming or distinctive as they claim. They’ve travelled across seas, through jungles, up hills and down rivers to find you highlights above and beyond the ordinary. Not to mention the number of bars, restaurants and stunning beaches they’ve had to endure!

Anna Rushbrooke
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Biography: Every holiday for me has been a memorable experience, for all the right reasons! I love the opportunity to travel to hidden islands, discover untouched beaches and stay in the most magical...
Every holiday for me has been a memorable experience, for all the right reasons! I love the opportunity to travel to hidden islands, discover untouched beaches and stay in the most magical hotels.
Carly Hatley
Expertise: 
Indian Ocean
Middle East
North America
Biography: I have worked in travel since leaving school including a high street travel agent, business travel as well as dealing with the rich and famous at American Express. This has meant I have been...
I have been fortunate enough to visit a lot of wonderful destinations every year and I love discovering secret places!
Claire Watling
Expertise: 
Far East
Indian Ocean
Biography: I’ve always known I’ve wanted to work in travel (even tailoring my GCSE’s to the industry) and within a month of leaving school started working as a YTS in the local high street...
I’ve always known I’ve wanted to work in travel (even tailoring my GCSE’s to the industry) and within a month of leaving school started working as a YTS in the local high street travel agency. 22 years later I’m still doing the job I love. It’s simple really. I love getting to know people, finding out not just where and when you want to travel, but how we can make the most memorable, amazing experience even more personal to you.
David Pointer
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Europe/Mediterranean
North America
Southern Africa
Biography: Travel is my passion, I set off on my first around the world adventure on my own at the age of 18, and repeated the experience four more times over the next five years visiting fascinating...
Deepavali Gaind
Expertise: 
India & Beyond
Indian Ocean
Biography: India is a passion and I feel so fortunate to be born and brought up and lived in the country for over 30 years. I grew up in Delhi, the city of contrasts, a food lover's paradise and the capital...
I was fortunate to be born and brought up in India, in the capital of the country Delhi..
Erica Moore
Expertise: 
Far East
Biography: Having always worked in travel, I have been fortunate enough to experience many destinations, some more than once! There are too many places still on my list to go to. 
Having always worked in travel, I have been fortunate enough to experience many destinations, some more than once! There are too many places still on my list to go to.
Kerry Yull
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Far East
Biography: Since leaving school I have always worked in travel or been off travelling. If it’s excitement you are after, then I can help find it for you. I have now settled down to family life, and...
Since leaving school I have always worked in travel or been off travelling. If it’s excitement you are after, then I can help find it for you. I have now settled down to family life, and appreciate the very different demands of holidaying with children – whether it’s finding a resort with a great kids’ club, or arranging a private tour where you can all learn something new.
Leanne McGarrity
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
North America
Biography: Holidays to me are the best way to enjoy life, nothing beats a holiday!! I love to travel and experience new destinations. I love experiencing new cultures, new food and seeing the amazing sites and...
Lucy Greenwell
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Biography: I have worked in travel for the past 8 years but I have always loved it. From the adventure of back packing around India, beach hopping through Thailand and working in Australia, to family holidays...
I have worked in travel for the past 8 years but I have always loved it. From the adventure of back packing around India, beach hopping through Thailand and working in Australia, to family holidays with my children in Greece and France, city breaks with friends, and weekends away with my partner.
Matthew Rushbrooke
Expertise: 
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Biography: Around 23 years ago, I embarked on a degree in Travel and Tourism at Plymouth University. Having enjoyed my course, I used what I had learnt working in worldwide reservations for Hayes & Jarvis....
Natalie Fowler
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Middle East
Biography: I’ve worked in the travel industry for 12 years now. Since studying Travel & Tourism at college, I have worked as a travel agent at a local Independent Travel Agency but later found myself...
Neil Sutton
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Biography: I like travelling off the beaten track, discovering new places by immersing myself in new cultures and really getting a flavour of people’s lives. Europe and the Mediterranean for me is a...
I like travelling off the beaten track, discovering new places by immersing myself in new cultures and really getting a flavour of people’s lives. Europe and the Mediterranean for me is a fantastic place to do this.
Nick Upperton
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Middle East
North America
Biography: After travelling to Belize, New Zealand and Thailand after university I started a career working in the city. However, I soon realised I had an obsession with travel and quickly changed my career...
I have travelled all around the world visiting spectacular countries and staying in some of the very best luxury hotels.
Nikhil Chhibber
Expertise: 
India & Beyond
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Biography: Having worked in the luxury travel industry in both India and the UK, I continue to love the new experiences and new knowledge I constantly gain. Even though I was born and brought up in India, I...
Having worked in the luxury travel industry in both India and the UK, I continue to love the new experiences and new knowledge I constantly gain. Even though I was born and brought up in India, I still love discovering something or somewhere new. My eyes really do light up when I hear the word 'India' and I love conveying my passion. It is not just the sights, destinations, hotels, food or people but a real combination of all of them that makes a trip to India & the Sub-Continent special.
Reena Thomas
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
North America
Biography: I have worked in the travel industry for almost two decades and it has been a great journey. I have seen some amazing places and had some incredible experiences along the way. Travel is my passion...
I have worked in the travel industry for almost two decades and it has been a great journey. I have seen some amazing places and had some incredible experiences along the way. Travel is my passion and I love to put together holidays for my clients.
Ricky Coates
Expertise: 
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Biography: Having worked in travel for nearly two decades, I have seen a wide variety of destinations both on personal holidays and work trips. For me it's about picking a destination and hotel that will...
Having worked in travel for nearly two decades, I have seen a wide variety of destinations both on personal holidays and work trips. For me it's about picking a destination and hotel that will stay with you forever and be a trip of a lifetime.
Tom Cloherty
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
North America
Biography: Having enjoyed a variety of roles in the travel industry from working as a travel agent on the high street, being ground crew at Gatwick Airport and also cabin crew for British Airways, I have been...
Having enjoyed a variety of roles in the travel industry from working as a travel agent on the high street, being ground crew at Gatwick Airport and also cabin crew for British Airways, I have been lucky enough to globe trot around the world. My passion now lies in creating luxurious as well as memorable holidays whether it be a tailor made itinerary around the Far East, a honeymoon beach escape in the Caribbean or a fly drive holiday around New England.