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.
Jim has three passions in life: his kids, West Ham and Asia! 2015 will mark his tenth year with InsideAsia Tours, and he is as enthusiastic today as when he first joined the team.
James has had an interest in Asia for many years. After travelling through Southeast Asia (including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma and the Philippines, amongst others), he applied to the JET programme out of a desire to experience life in a very different Asian culture: Japan.
After living for a while in the mountains of rural Gunma Prefecture as an English teacher, he then spent a year in Tokyo, where he occasionally signed autographs as Bruce Willis and auditioned to become the presenter of a UK culture show in Japan - getting as far as being interviewed and screen tested! Unfortunately for him (but fortunately for us), his reading Japanese off the autocue put a halt to his career on the silver screen, and instead he became a tour leader for InsideJapan.
Today, Jim's role is focussed across the whole range of InsideAsia destinations, and he returns to Southeast Asia frequently in search of the best beaches, restaurants, hotels and experiences for our customers across Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma. It's a hard life.
These days, Jim is based in Bristol with his two boys - Max and Dexter - and manages the PR and marketing side of InsideAsia.