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.
It is Simon who can perhaps be credited with the spark of inspiration that led from the outer reaches of the Siberian wilderness to the creation of what would become InsideAsia Tours.
Though originally from Dorset, these days Simon is based in Bristol with his wife, daughter Florence and baby Columba - the newest addition to the family. As co-Director of the company he takes care of the finance, personnel and office management end of things - as well as overseeing product development and group tours.
Simon has lived in Japan and travelled all over Europe and Southeast Asia, where he enjoys indulging his passion for trying new foods, walking in the countryside and drinking plenty of good wine and beer. Among his top destinations in Southeast Asia are Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay (seemingly he has a penchant for the letter H), but his favourite destination of all was Hoi An - a beautiful historical city with lovely beaches and the Cham Dynasty ruins deep in the countryside. It really does have it all!
When he isn't in the office or at home, Simon can be found travelling to new and undiscovered places, going for hikes or perhaps enjoying a nice pint of real ale at the local pub
What is your top tip for visitors to Southeast Asia?
"If you can get out and about by bike then do it - great fun, a chance to meet the locals and explore some of the beaten track areas."