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.
- Dylan Westwood
- Travel Consultant
- Email: [email protected]
- Location (Bristol, UK)
While Dylan has always had a passion for travelling, his journey to superstar travel consultant has been an unusual one – it seems he can turn his hand to anything.
Down Under in Australia's busiest cities Dylan worked as a bartender, bookmaker and hostel manager, before swapping the cities for a quiet life at a Palm Tree nursery in the Outback.
If that sounds like a motley of memories, his following career in New Zealand is perhaps the most surprising.
For six months Dylan worked as a tour guide on the Hobbiton film set in Hamilton - spending every day walking around those tumbling (Teletubbies-like) green hills, squeezing through round doors and following in the footsteps of the hobbits that went before him.
A keen adventurer, when not ambling around Tolkien-land, Dylan's adrenaline-fuelled escapades saw him surfing in three continents (once with dolphins), snowboarding, bungee-jumping, jet-boating and climbing Mount Ngauruhoe on Christmas Day.
In all of this travelling, Vietnam and Cambodia remain two of his most memorable destinations. Hoi An in particular left a lasting impression. While he likes the beaches and the town, Dylan's favourite part is the Hai Van Pass to Hue with the ocean on one side and the cloud-covered countryside on the other. Unsurprisingly he found ways to embrace the great outdoors over there playing badminton in Ho Chi Minh City and spending time hiking for days on end in the Sapa region.
Now back in the UK, he's a stalwart of a six-a-side football team in Bristol and we imagine it won't be long until he takes on the surrounding countryside (although he might be out of luck when it comes to dolphins and snowboarding).