Travel has always been a big part of my life. Having grown up in the Middle East and with family dotted all over the world, I was destined for a career in the travel industry.
My passion for adventure led me to explore many parts of the world. During this time I worked as a tour guide in several capacities, including working as a PADI Divemaster and an activity leader for several outdoor expedition companies. After completing my environmental degree, I worked for several years as a Marine Environmental Consultant, producing scientific research reports for the Omani government.
On my return to the UK, the decision to work at Audley Travel as a New Zealand Country Specialist was an easy one, as I have a strong bond with the country and have been lucky to have previously lived there with my family, who emigrated there several years ago. Working as a New Zealand specialist, I have loved creating tailor-made journeys for many clients over the past 18 months.
With every Audley holiday, flights are usually a very important part of the experience (particularly with trips to New Zealand). Having been lucky enough to have flown around the planet several times with a whole host of airlines, I am always fascinated to see how each airline can make the experience of flying unique in their own special way.
The chance to move into a product role within the growing Aviation team at Audley was a dream come true. I'm really excited to get started in my new role and I'm looking forward to helping specialists fine-tune their knowledge of the airlines for their respected regions, which they can pass on to their clients, making each Audley itinerary that little bit more special.
Read about more career journeys at Audley on our careers blog.