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Our Travel Specialists

At Western & Oriental, our specialists have travelled extensively throughout the destinations they cover.  They know our holidays inside out - the best hotels and resorts for different types of clients, the local dishes you simply must try, and even the best market stalls to shop for different types of souvenirs.  It is our team that will ensure no detail is overlooked on your holiday, so call us today to discuss your requirements.

Carly Crowe
Expertise: 
Indian Ocean
Middle East
North America
Phone: 020 3588 6031
I have been fortunate enough to visit a lot of wonderful destinations every year and I love discovering secret places!
Claire Watling
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Far East
Phone: 020 3588 6030
I would have thought by now that I would have ticked off my travel wish list, but there are still too many destinations! From backpacking with friends to travelling with a family, times change and so do holidays.
Erica Moore
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Phone: 020 3588 6030
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.
Graham Lawrence
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
India & Subcontinent
Indian Ocean
Mexico
Middle East
North America
Southern Africa
Phone: 020 7666 1371
Julie Mathews
Expertise: 
Far East
Indian Ocean
Phone: 020 3588 6025
When I was little, I grew up listening to fascinating stories told by my dad about wonderful places that he visited while working on a luxury cruise liner around the world during the fifties and sixties. I was inspired to travel and couldn't wait to see some of these destinations with my own eyes. I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit some fantastic places around the world. I am fascinated by places that are rich in culture, nature and beauty; I also love the ocean and enjoy shopping and dining in cities.
Kerry Yull
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Far East
North America
Phone: 020 3588 6030
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.
Matthew Rushbrooke, General Manager
Expertise: 
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Phone: 020 7666 1214
Melissa Brooks
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Middle East
North America
Phone: 020 3588 6029
Neil Sutton
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Phone: 020 3588 6038
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.
Nikhil Chhibber
Expertise: 
India & Subcontinent
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Phone: 020 3588 6026
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.
Ramona Balogh
Expertise: 
Europe/Mediterranean
Phone: 020 3588 6028
Rich Howell
Expertise: 
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Phone: 020 3588 6025
Ricky Coates
Expertise: 
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
Phone: 020 3588 6025
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.
Rossella Colella
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Mexico
Phone: 020 3588 6029
Sally Rushbrooke
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
North America
Phone: 020 3588 6030
After finishing university I embarked on an travelling adventure though South East Asia and thoroughly enjoyed lazing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I would never have imagined that years later I would still be able to combine my passion for travel with my job, but this time around staying in some of the most luxurious hotels in the world!
Tom Cloherty
Expertise: 
Caribbean
Far East
Indian Ocean
Middle East
North America
Phone: 020 3588 6029
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.