I developed my passion for exploring the world and different cultures during a school exchange in Senegal. It taught me that we all have aspirations and can learn from one another, if we are open minded. Born in Germany, I travelled extensively through Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Dubai, Singapore and New Caledonia. After I graduated with a bachelor’s in International Tourism, I lived and worked in England, Germany, Australia, and now Canada. I enjoy my travels most when I get close to locals and learn directly from them about their culture. My most memorable experiences are swimming with whale sharks, hot air ballooning in the Australian Outback and skydiving in New Zealand. My bucket list is long, but at the top of the list is Bhutan – the only country in the world who measures the Gross National Happiness!
I started travelling when I was young, and quickly developed a love for exploring, often daydreaming about adventure and travel. Experiencing so many different cultures made me want to know more about the world and its people, places, traditions and cultures. I began my career in the travel industry when I joined a luxury cruise line, eventually exploring six continents, 63 countries, and over 150 cities, always loving waking up in a different place each morning. My favourite part of my job is learning about our guests’ stories, their culture and their experiences. I've met amazing and inspiring people, everyone with a different, unique story. These people are the reason behind my love for travel. Travel unites us. It is the shared passion to see and explore the world.
My love of travel and discovering new places began when I was very young, with my parents regularly taking me abroad on family vacations. Later, as a teenager, if not off having adventures in foreign lands, I could be found reminiscing and daydreaming about travel and sharing my passion with others. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have set foot on all seven continents, to have visited over 75 countries worldwide and to have lived for extended periods in five remarkable destinations: Wales, France, Germany, Australia and Bali, Indonesia.
More than 20 years in the travel industry, my passion is still there and having taken my own children out to discover the world - from snorkelling with sharks in Belize, fishing for piranha in the Amazon basin of Peru to watching orangutans in the wild in Borneo and climbing the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia: I hope that I have instilled a love of travel in them.
Helping people discover the pleasure of travel and watching them get bitten by the travel bug is what I enjoy most.
I began my career in Cultural Tourism as a lecturer for European educational groups in the Middle East. I studied architecture and graphic design but found in tourism the ideal field to fulfill my love of history, art and people. I have lived on 3 different continents and traveled extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas! I can speak English, French and Farsi fluently and can get by in German, Spanish and Arabic.
I am very passionate about the cultural diversities one finds while traveling and my greatest ambition is to keep on traveling. I want to see the great architecture, the flora and fauna, taste the good food, drink the exotic wines, dance to different beats and enjoy the exciting nightlife that our world has to offer. That’s why my favorite destination is South America, it encompasses all of that and more!
"Do what he must, he will always remain a traveler at heart". Somebody once said this about me. I didn’t know at the time how right they were as I have been on a lifelong journey to build connections between people, places and the environment. I have always had a passion for travel and exploration. Early on in my career I spent time exploring the Indian Himalayas as a Tour Leader however the thirst for learning about international travel trends has taken me to various corners of the world. Throughout my travels I have fostered my other great passion, photography. One of my most memorable travel moments was getting up close and personal with Komodo Dragons in Indonesia. I could have spent all day taking photos of these near-mythical creatures! Climbing an active volcano was a highlight of my time in Chile, less adrenaline inducing, but remarkable in its own way were the beaches and highlands of Cornwall, UK.
Travelling is an adventure and it’s also a healer. Meeting new people in new places fills me with curiosity about the world around me, so travel feeds my desire to learn about new cultures and increases my respect for different places. Over the years I have explored everything from idyllic countryside landscapes to dynamic cities, wild mountains, peaceful beaches and fascinating deserts. I have travelled solo, as well as with groups of some of the most amazing and passionate travellers you could hope to meet. My visit to the UAE had a major impact on me. It was a turning point in my travelling adventure and unlike anything else I’ve experienced, because it’s a somewhat artificial setting, but it’s also fascinating and full of life at the same time.
15 years ago I completed a tourism degree with a goal that I would show my mother the world as I had already been bitten by the travel bug. I learned that it is a priceless gift to create memories in different destinations. Some of my most memorable experiences are learning not to fall while surfing in Costa Rica, swimming with the sharks in Belize, walking on a pure white sand beach in the Philippines, swimming with dolphins in Jamaica, feeding kangaroos in Australia, visiting the Big Buddha in Hong Kong, enjoying the magical sites of Machu Picchu, and paragliding in Lima. The biggest bonuses in travel are recharging your batteries, leaving your worries at home, and returning to share your stories with family and friends. This has made me realise I love helping others create their own great travelling experiences.
My first trip was a family vacation to the Antalya Coast, Turkey, where we went rafting on a mountain river! You see, I'm a homebody, by nature. I love staying cozy and warm, but somehow, I can't seem to stay away from adventure! This is the reason I choose to work in tourism; it cures my endless desire for travel and adventure. I have been working in the industry since 2002 after my graduation in Tourism. When traveling, I like to weigh each trip and carefully plan them. When I find myself in an unfamiliar environment, I try to imagine growing up in the area, to help me feel like a local. Extended trips for this matter are my favorites; in fact, the idea of moving to live and experiencing a new culture excites me! I can't say that I travel so much, but I would like more of it! I believe that the most important thing on a trip is who you're traveling with. As the saying says, homo ornat locum, non locus hominem— a place does not color a person, rather, a person colors a place.
I was born in Zimbabwe and caught the travel bug at an early age. Before coming to Canada to pursue my post-secondary education, I had opportunities to travel in Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. After completing my degree I worked in the airline industry, which served as a bridge into the travel industry. One of the best things about working in travel is the network of connections you make with people and the knowledge you gain about cultures all over the world. When I choose a travel destination, it’s because I want to know more about the Earth, and all the beautiful people on it.
I’ve always loved biking and I’ve been to several places in India on my bike. My most adventurous bike journey was to Ladakh—a 1,200-kilometer journey from where I live in Delhi. I’ve been working in the travel industry for six years now, and it gives me immense pleasure to serve every single customer. It’s really easy to connect with all the travellers that I assist and guide, as we all have a respect and passion for what this beautiful world has to offer. I believe in going with the flow, and no matter where my travels take me in the future, I am pretty sure that I will find my share of happiness there.
Travel to me is the eternal satisfaction that drew me to this industry 25 years ago. Since then, my life has been dedicated to providing my clients with blissful travel experiences. I worked in Dubai for 12 years, a very multi-cultural environment, and saw how the travel industry was changing and adapting to new technologies. Heading the operations department at Indus Travels; ensuring that schedules are in place and itineraries carefully crafted makes my role in the company often feel like that of a conductor of a grand orchestra.
I wrote my first airline ticket in summer vacations of grade 10, in a family owned travel business back in Bombay India, which was established by our grandfather in 1938. Travel became passion right then and I haven’t looked back since. Joined Air France after graduation, had the fortune of working for Gulf Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and other major travel businesses around the globe. My pursuit of cities, beaches, cultural, adventure, eco, nature, wilderness & architecture tourism has taken me to over 460 cities in 53 countries and am still counting. Our friendly spy, Google just sent me travel account of 2018 that counted 11 countries, 55 cities and 147,000 km i.e. 2.5 times around the globe. My favourite places so far are home i.e. Canada, Empty Quarter Desert in Arabian Gulf and South Island - New Zealand. Bucket list includes Antarctica, a train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok via Central Asia & Panama Canal on top, in a yearning of about +60 places. Travel is the best experience human race can attain and I just love to share it with our clients.
I first realized my passion for travel when I went to college, where I met many like-minded travellers. I love the opportunity to explore new cultures and how people live in different countries. I enjoy hearing about their daily lives and I learn from all of their stories. I have always been a mountain-lover, so I’ve spent some time in the major mountainous regions of India, such as Rishikesh, Manali and Dharamshala. I also enjoy the beaches of Daman and Goa. And I hope to travel more in the future, as the high I get from it is simply incredible.
When it comes to travel, my personal mantra is: 'Travel light and with an open mind'. This has served me well in my travel experiences across Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America & it's also been useful in my career, which has included travel industry roles in the Philippines and India - and now in Canada.
I joined Indus Travel in 2009 and I've worked with many groups from across the USA and Canada, putting together some amazing trips to places like Peru, South Africa, Italy and Ireland. I really enjoy working in group travel as it helps people to gain a deep understanding of different cultures and business procedures across the world.
Since I was a teenager, I was determined to become a travel guide. Following my dreams, I studied and successfully graduated with a Masters Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Ukraine. I did not become a tour guide, instead, I am the one who works behind the scenes, participating significantly in creation of new products. Today, with 20 years of experience, I am blessed to have an extraordinary and interesting job and I consider travel professionals, like me, to be extremely lucky as we bring the light, joy and happiness to people during their holidays. I have traveled vastly in Europe and I take any and every opportunity to travel for business, with family or friends like my recent trip to Ecuador & Galapagos Islands which was marvelous! South America is big on my travel bucket list and I daydream about Brazil, Argentina and Chile altogether with some other countries like Australia and New Zealand.
For the past seven years I have been working in the Travel Industry. I choose this career path because of my love of travel and exploring new destinations as well as wanting to experience other cultures for myself. With so many countries home to different people, different religions and different cultures I feel it is better to explore than sit at home. We need to enjoy this beautiful world we live in. I still remember the remarkable experience I had when I went Saudi Arabia, I learned so many new things, tried new foods, learned more about their religion as well as their culture. Travel is the best way to do this and I like helping people discover what is out there.
I was born in Himachal Pradesh and caught the travel bug at an early age. I have an insatiable thirst for travel and experiences that involve taking risks (much to my mother’s dismay) and learning about new cultures. I’m basically a travel junkie who is always in the midst of planning my next trip! I think I have wanderlust in my genes and I think I will have it for life. I am a wanderer, hiker, biker, trekker and an adventure-seeker. Travelling changed my life so much that I can’t imagine a life without it. It is because of this that I now work in the travel industry. I have so many places on my bucket list it is hard to decide which country is next but I think it will be one of the European countries as they are rich in history, culture and nature.
What started with traveling for school turned into a passion for exploring new cultures. I have always loved meeting new people and discovering foreign countries. What better way to learn about people and culture than by traveling? I was born in Zimbabwe and have been lucky enough to have lived, worked, and traveled extensively throughout my home country, Canada, and the Netherlands. I have traveled to South Africa, Barbados, Belgium, England, and the United Arab Emirates and hope to visit many more countries around the world! While I originally studied psychology, I have gained experience working in the airline industry. Moving onto the travel industry seemed to be the next logical step which combines all the things that I love! I enjoy learning about people and guiding them on their journeys to discover new places and experience new cultures.
I went on my first international trip at the age of 13 and it was from that moment that I realized that I want to travel and visit as many countries as I can. I did an overland trip in South America and I was hooked. I chose to study Tourism & Hospitality Management so that I could be a part of this industry. It has given me the opportunity to meet inspiring people from all around the world. I am passionate about travelling and very interested in learning about the different cultures around the world. I love sharing these experiences with my friends, family, colleagues and clients.
Born and raised in Northeast India, there is no wonder why my love for nature is so strong! My passion for travel emerged thanks to my parents. They would take us on vacation every year, with trips throughout the country backed by weekends in the wilderness and rock climbing. At the age of 8, my goal in life was to become a globetrotter! With 15 years of experience in the Tourism Industry, I have converted my passion into a lifestyle by introducing clients to new destinations and inspiring them to explore the unknown. I have had the great fortune of traveling throughout India, Scotland, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, and the USA. I believe traveling inculcates a sense of responsibility in us to take care of our planet and all its inhabitants! While I love exploring the world, my favorite destination remains home sweet home — Tripura, one of the hidden treasures of India.
Travelling has always been my dream. When I was starting out as a young man I understood that the best way to travel was to be a part of travel industry. My journey began with as an airport representative. Getting to meet people, getting to know them, exchanging cultures and our customs with people from across the globe turned out to be one of the most interesting parts of my career. I have moved on from that role and worked my way through different aspects of tourism and have now found myself at Indus. I believe the best part of my job is when our planning brings smiles to the faces of our guests, when they enjoy being a part of the new culture they are experiencing.
When I was 16, I got my first summer job landscaping which allowed me to explore different destinations in my home country. I became fascinated by travelling and knew that someday I wanted to work in the tourism industry so I could explore further afield. I studied Commerce at university before getting my first job as an Airport Representative for an inbound tour operator. This is where I learned the basics of tourism; being on the frontline, gave me the opportunity to interact with people from around the world. It is this job that taught me how much I loved sharing and introducing others to different cultures, that travel is one of the greatest ways to experience these exchanges. I underwent a career change to follow my passion — travel. When it comes to personal preferences, I have always been a lover of cultural, beach and wild life destinations. Now at Indus, I get the opportunity to help create memorable trips and adventures that our travellers will never forget. Outside of work I love to listen music, go cycling and play badminton.