Meet the Exsus experts

Our team of talented, well-connected travel experts have a wealth of experience in arranging luxury tailor-made holidays all around the world.

Talk to them about your next escape: they're here to guide and inspire you.

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Alison Europe/Middle East/Caribbean Sales and Product Manager 020 7337 9010

Exsus's oracle for Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean, Alison has lived and travelled across Europe and much of the world, and has over 16 years of experience in luxury travel - so whatever's on your wishlist, she'll make it a reality - with bells on. 

From Oman to Antigua, via Italy and Iceland, Alison has stayed in the most lavish of hotels, savoured exquisite Michelin-starred dinners (including mozzarella done five ways at Rossellinis restaurant at Palazzo Avino in Ravello) and naturally sampled the odd glass or two of fizz along the way.

But despite all that jetsetting, her idea of La Dolce Vita is really about the simple things in life: magical sunsets on Santorini, sipping a frothy cappuccino in Rome whilst watching the world go by, absorbing spectacular views from the hills along the Cote d’Azur, and taking in the sights and sounds of the souks in bustling Marrakech. In true travel junkie fashion, she has also faced her fears and been rewarded by amazing experiences such as dune-bashing in Oman and snowmobiling across frozen lakes in Swedish Lapland, where she has also stayed in the iconic ICEHOTEL and learned about the native Sami tribes. 

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Gina European Travel Expert 020 7337 9010

Gina has travelled extensively around Europe, taking every opportunity to see new places by spending weekends amongst the Tuscan hills and the Italian lakes. Amongst her long list of travels, driving along the stunning Amalfi Coast, experiencing the legendary sunsets on Santorini and Mykonos, and rounding a corner in Rome on a Vespa to be greeted with a panoramic view of the Colosseum have been a few of her highlights. She has also fallen in love with the waterfalls and national parks of Croatia and the charm of Paris.

Recently she has ventured into wintry destinations including Iceland, where she has experienced diving between two tectonic plates in the Silfra fissure, the ‘true blue lagoon’ and hiking on a glacier as well as taking a helicopter flight over volcanoes and thermal springs. In Norway, she has driven the scenic winding roads, kayaked across glassy fjords flanked by mountains, walked through waterfalls, and feasted on warm cinnamon rolls and fresh berry juice whilst sitting amongst snow-topped peaks.

As well as unforgettable adventures, she has a long list of favourite hotels, with the unique candlelit caves of the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in Matera in Italy and Deplar Farm in Iceland, where she swam in a geothermal pool surrounded by snow-covered landscapes, among her top picks.

Whether you’re after an idyllic honeymoon in Greece, an action-packed adventure in Iceland or a culture-filled trip around Italy, Gina will tailor-make your holiday of a lifetime.

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Caroline Latin America Specialist 020 7337 9010

Caroline has always had a passion for Latin America, from studying Spanish and Portuguese at university to working in translating roles and with leading Latin America tour operators, all the while travelling as much as she can around this diverse and fascinating part of the world.  

As well as diving in Thailand and Bali and holidaying in Greece, she has, unsurprisingly, made a beeline for Latin America, her first love, spending time living and working in Rio and Buenos Aires, immersing herself in local culture. Caroline's highlights include people watching on Ipanema Beach in Rio, snorkelling with penguins in the Galapagos, witnessing the thundering waters of Iguazu Falls, taking a trip down the Amazon, travelling over the Andes into Chile’s moon-like Atacama Desert, experiencing Bolivia’s colourful trapped-in-time culture and beautiful landscapes, and heading to the southern tip of Patagonia to cruise around the glaciers and fjords at the gateway to Antarctica, passing by whales and dolphins.  

Whether you’re after a beach break on Brazil’s idyllic east coast or a food and wine trip around the beautiful vineyards of Argentina, Caroline will use all her passion and expertise to ensure you have a perfect holiday.

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Flora Asia Sales and Product Manager 020 7337 9010

Flora discovered her love for travel at a very early age, and after graduating, an extensive visit to Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific reignited her passion and led her from a career in finance to organising tailor-made holidays for leading tour operators.

Her wanderlust has taken her from Thailand’s tropical islands to the iconic wonders of China, but it is Japan that truly tops the charts for her – the historic streets, fresh mountain air and spiritual atmosphere make Takayama a particular favourite. Flora’s treasured Aussie adventures include exploring caves on the Gold Coast and cruising the Whitsunday Islands, whilst over in New Zealand, the landscapes witnessed during long walks on the South Island left her totally spellbound. Flora also has an immense love for adrenaline-fuelled adventures, especially exploring the underwater world, and is an advanced PADI scuba diver. Fiji’s Yasawa Islands are a particular highlight, where the incredibly coloured corals and abundance of shark species stole her heart.

From a historic trip around Japan to a cruise around Vietnam's Halong Bay, Flora will utilise her first-hand knowledge and experience to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday or honeymoon. 

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Georgina India Subcontinent and Asia Sales & Product Manager 020 7337 9010

Georgina lives and breathes travel, and has covered a vast area of the world in her pursuit of memorable experiences. She has also worked abroad, including a ski season in the Alps and at a dolphin sanctuary on the westernmost tip of Australia. Back in the UK, she has honed her expertise at leading tour operators.

Georgina’s travels have taken her from Africa to Cuba, but she has a particular penchant for Asia. In India, her highlights include a boat trip on the lake in Udaipur and following in the footsteps of the Beatles by visiting the spiritual centre of Rishikesh, which sits beside the Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas. In Myanmar, she has sipped cocktails at sunset on the Irrawaddy River, looking out over ancient temples. In Indonesia, she has seen orangutans in Borneo and experienced the exceptional ethos and spirit of Nihiwatu on the beautifully unspoilt island of Sumba, where, as well as providing a luxurious and secluded haven, the hotel has a number of community initiatives and grows its own produce, including coffee and cacao.

From a tour of India’s most iconic spots to a thrilling wildlife experience in Indonesia or a blissful beach holiday in Thailand, Georgina will draw on all her knowledge and expertise to make your dreams a reality.  

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Peter Africa Sales and Product Manager 020 7337 9010

Peter has had an interest in travel from a young age, being bitten by the bug on family holidays, and he now has over 10 years’ experience in arranging luxury holidays in Africa with leading tour operators.

Peter finds Africa simply captivating, for its beautiful landscapes and its sheer variety – from the wildlife (his favourites are wild dogs and leopards), adventure and activities to the unique luxury lodges in the heart of the wilderness, where you can relax by the pool as animals stroll by. He has travelled all over Africa, from South Africa to Namibia, and from Kenya to Zimbabwe, via Ethiopia and Tanzania, with standout experiences including watching desert elephants make their way through the endless open plains of Damaraland and flying over Tsavo National Park before enjoying sundowners round the campfire.

Whether you’re after a classic safari or an epic African adventure, Peter will ensure you experience Africa in style.  

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Dave Europe & Middle East Travel Expert 020 7337 9010

Following on from numerous family holidays which took him to Florida, the Canary Islands and Greece (to name a few), Dave has since visited destinations from Corfu to Mexico, via scenic cruises in the Caribbean, and he has put his love of travel to good use by working for several leading tour operators.

Across Europe, Dave especially loves Portugal and Spain, where he has lived and worked, staying on the border between the two countries and taking the opportunity to explore beautiful Andalucia and dine on Michelin-starred cuisine overlooking the Douro River in Porto. Elsewhere, as well as soaking up the delights of Italy, including Sicily and the Amalfi Coast, he also has a soft spot for Scandinavia, where he has stayed in the iconic ICEHOTEL, gone snowmobiling and husky-sledding through the icy landscapes, and witnessed the incredible Northern Lights – a definite bucket-list experience.

From visiting the villas and vineyards of Tuscany to exploring the deserts of Oman, Dave will turn your bucket list into reality.

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Jenny USA and Canada Sales and Product Manager 020 7337 9010

Jenny’s wanderlust was certainly fuelled early on - she comes from a big family, and was lucky enough to enjoy epic holidays from a young age, including camping and going on wildlife-spotting adventures in the USA’s vast and spectacular national parks, taking in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and getting to experience an incredible helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.

After studying languages at university, Jenny spent a year in Peru, working in an orphanage and making the most of the opportunity to travel all over Latin America, before fuelling her wanderlust further by gaining a wealth of experience at several leading tour operators.

The USA and Canada remain her first love (and unsurprisingly she definitely recommends this part of the world for a family holiday!). She loves the vibe of inimitable cities such as New York and Seattle and the beautiful landscapes of New England, as well as the endless mountains of the Canadian Rockies and chic, cosmopolitan Vancouver, with whale watching in the ocean off the San Juan Islands on the US/Canadian border another particular favourite.  

Whether you’re after a classic Californian road trip up Highway One for an unforgettable honeymoon or an off-the-beaten-track family adventure in Canada’s wildernesses, Jenny will draw on all her passion and expertise to tailor-make a holiday that goes above and beyond.  

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