Our team at InsideAsia Tours
The sun never sets on the InsideAsia Tours team (well, maybe on Sundays) and here you can meet the people behind our Southeast Asian tours and holidays.
We have a wide range of backgrounds and interests, but you can be sure that the one thing that ties us all together is a love of travel, foreign cultures and a passionate desire to share that with other people.
From the accounts department, through the travel consultant teams to the tour leaders and guides on the ground, you can rest assured that everything we do is to make sure you have the best possible experience in Asia.
Elisa oversees all of our group tours across Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Originally from the World Heritage town of Ferrara, Italy, these days Elisa's home is in Bristol - where she makes the most of the city's cultural offerings in order to fuel her passion for cinema, theatre, art and music. Always fascinated by the arts, Elisa can play the cello and the piano, has a talent for drawing and pottery - and even has a diploma in silversmithing!
Elisa lived in Japan for five years before joining our team, and has travelled extensively in Southeast Asia. As Group Tours Manager, it's essential that she knows the ins and outs of our tours first-hand, so we've sent her out for plenty of training in the field! She has even travelled on one of our Vietnam tours as a passenger, an experience that has allowed her to gain a fantastic insight into the experience and needs of our customers.
Of everywhere she has seen in Southeast Asia, Elisa's favourite place has to be Ho Chi Minh City - known as Saigon to the locals. Though it may not strike you at first sight, Saigon is a vivid, brilliant city buzzing with creativity, cafes, boutiques, art and music to satisfy even the hungriest culture vulture.
What is your top tip for travelling to Southeast Asia?
"Get up early and beat the crowds to the most popular sites! As an added bonus, you'll have the perfect morning light in which to snap great pictures when the sun is still low on the horizon. If you get tired around midday you can always go back to your hotel for a swim or a pool-side cocktail on the chaise longue... then off again for the evening!"