360 offers us the perfect balance between building a travel business from scratch without being completely alone in the process. It has been especially exciting for me to be able to set up and lead 360’s new Singapore office, as I love having the flexibility to manage my own clients, while growing our team by supporting our local Partners and Associates in establishing their own businesses.
My entire career in the travel industry has encompassed roles within operations, sales and marketing. It has now been four years since establishing my own travel consultancy, and I haven’t looked back since creating unique travel experiences directly for my clients! This period has offered insight to the emotions involved when people book holidays; their time off is precious and the experience needs to be absolutely perfect.
Prior to joining 360, after a decade of experience at Abercrombie & Kent, I launched my personal travel business My Native for the past 3 years. Mainly working with young families & honeymooners, I planned their safaris, beach holidays, mini-moons, mega-moons, cultural breaks or weekends away at all global destinations. My previous role at A&K as ‘Head of Global DMC Quality Assurance’ taught me that selecting the right partners at each destination is an absolute priority.
“As Covid-19 brought travel to a standstill and tour operators were closing due to financial hardship, a period of soul searching made it clear that I had to continue my lifelong journey as a Travel Designer. Although the road ahead seemed arduous, 360’s Partner model offered me a real opportunity to reinvent, take control of, and grow my independent business under their umbrella.
“I have been fascinated with travel since I was a little girl, inspired by my aunt who was a flight attendant for British Airways and shared her stories from all around the world. My insight into Thailand during Travel and Tourism college was a personal revelation which immediately compelled me to secure a profession in, and fall deeply in love with the travel industry!”
“Travel is my window to the world. It feeds my soul, body, mind, and brain. Travel for me is freedom and is far more valuable than money will ever be, the moment of living life to the fullest. Life is too short, so travel has truly shaped me. The world is our biggest university and I am blessed to have travelled around it … coincidentally, I married a pilot!