Alex

Alex

Acting Head of Private Clients

My love of travel began early. My family moved across the pond to the USA when I was 8 years old, so I spent my childhood exploring the best that America had to offer. My introduction to the travel industry started right out of high school, heading back across the Atlantic to France to work a ski season at the age of 18.

After returning to the UK and finishing my degree, I spent the next year travelling across South America before returning for a few more ski seasons, working for a leading luxury tour operator in France, Switzerland and Austria. I then moved to London, where I worked for some of the UK’s top tour operators over seven years, before finding my way to the Inspiring Travel Company.

A stand-out travel moment for me has to be my experience on safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. After an amazing few days exploring the rugged bush, seeing the big five and witnessing African wild dogs on a successful hunt, I didn’t think there was anything left to see. On our last game drive, however, we experienced a really special moment as we came upon a pride of lions with their litter of cubs. Watching the lion cubs play was a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll never forget!

Favourite destination: South Africa

South Africa has it all; vibrant culture, friendly people, beautiful natural scenery, abundant wildlife, rugged coastlines, great weather and an abundance of world-class wineries. The country is one that always calls you back once you’ve left; there’s so much to see and do, one visit is certainly not enough.

Favourite hotel: The Langham New York Fifth Avenue

The Langham occupies prime real estate in downtown Manhattan, situated right on 5th Avenue and walking distance from some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. With rooms offering views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, while remaining walking distance from some of New York’s most exclusive boutiques, the hotel is the perfect location for exploring the best of the Big Apple. Guests are a stone’s throw from a number of world class restaurants, but they may wish to dine at the hotel’s very own Michelin-star offering, Ai Fiori.

Service Commitment From You

My commitment to our Private Clients is to ensure my team will always put service first. The relations we have with every client is of paramount importance to me.

Your Top Tips for Travellers

  • Planning is great but leave yourself a couple of days to relax or explore at your own leisure. A holiday that feels too busy won’t give you time to properly shut off or allow for a spontaneous experience.
  • Always check the local plugs before you travel, and pack plug convertors accordingly. A universal adapter is an invaluable addition to any traveller’s packing list.
  • For travel during any type of peak season it can be difficult to find a table at the best restaurants in any destination. My recommendation is to plan ahead and book in advance, so you don’t miss out.

Where have you travelled for work and holiday?

Europe: Scotland, Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germnay, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy

North America: USA, Canada

South and Cetral America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay

Africa: Morocco, South Africa

Asia: Myanmar

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