Apart from his almost obsessional 10 return visits to Crete, Ben admits he wants to explore Europe more. For both his travel business and relaxing with family, he spends a lot of time in the Middle East, away from his base in Surrey.
“I just love to travel anywhere, although I have always tended to go further afield,” he says. “I’m into the more beachy, relaxed vibe but I also love a city break. Getting out and about a long way from home defines me!”
Ben has had a busy and varied career as a luxury travel professional. He studied Tourism Management in Dublin before working for a variety of leading brands in roles as a rep, in reservations, in retail, celebrity hotels and exclusive tailor-made excursions. What drove him to ally his business with 360 Private Travel was a desire to capitalise on all that experience, and his skills as a people-pleaser.
“I simply get a real buzz when people come back from something I’ve recommended and organised and report they’ve had a fantastic time. I’m not so much selling travel as interacting with people… and their dreams!”