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.
Originally from Matlock in Derbyshire, Tom worked in a wide variety of different roles in the travel industry before joining InsideAsia Tours as InsideVietnam Division Manager in 2012.
Tom's interest in Asia stems from his student days, when he studied Japanese and Chinese at university. According to him, at one point he could write over 4,000 kanji (Chinese/Japanese characters)!
It was around this time that he became particularly fascinated by the cultural similarities and differences between East Asian countries - an interest that has been fuelled by a year spent studying Mandarin in Taiwan in 1994, two years as an English language teacher in Japan, horse trekking across the Tibetan plateau and numerous adventures in Southeast Asia.
Today Tom is our Sales Director, co-ordinating and overseeing all of our travel consultants across the UK, USA and Australia.