Meet some of our holiday experts
They’re supported by a back-office team who seek to ensure that you’ve got the best itinerary and all holiday arrangements are in place for you to enjoy.
What is unsurpassed is their wide travel knowledge and commitment to making your holiday as friendly and pleasurable as possible. We’d like to introduce you to some of them below.
Join us Our Leaders are an integral part of our short breaks and holidays and we are always interested in recruiting new leaders with the right experience, qualifications and aptitude. Click here for more information about becoming a leader.
Local Leaders and Guides
We also employ and train some local leaders as well as working with local area guides on many of our long-haul destinations.Native to the area, their friendly welcomes and special insights are hugely popular, adding real character and flavour - and keep our clients coming back for more!
Aisling moved over from the Sales Desk to the Product Management team in February 2011 and has made it her mission to see as much of the world as possible as fast as possible! After gaining a first in Tourism Business Management at university, she took off for Africa for some independent travelling before joining Ramblers Worldwide. Aisling now specialises in South Africa’s Cape Provinces, France and Portugal.
Since 2000 he has lead in the Arab World, Greece, the Alps, USA, Hong Kong and China. As a ski instructor Bill enjoys leading our cross-country skiing and snowshoeing holidays and more recently has enthralled our clients whilst imparting his knowledge of the local culture, history and language when leading our Cruise and Walk product. His aim is to always maximize the holiday experience for everyone.
Adrian has travelled widely, working and leading walks in many countries of the world. Adrian joined Ramblers Worldwide Holidays as a Leader in 2008; wherever he goes he takes a close interest in the language, culture and history of the local people. A member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a keen photographer, his other hobbies have included sailing and gliding.
Helen truly believes that travelling is one of the best educations you can have. She spent 3 years living in, and travelling around, the Middle East before meeting her husband and moved to New York, from where they travelled all over North America. Helen has been with RWH for over 5 years now and her position as a Product Manager enables her to put her passion for travel into developing itineraries for areas that she loves the most – Middle East, India, Morocco and Greece.
Wendy Smith has been charming our clients and office staff for over 20 years. Her relaxed and cheerful disposition belie the fastidious attention to detail and excellent people skills which Wendy brings to every tour. Her particular travelling passion is the Hispanic World, most especially the Alpujarras in Andalucia. But Wendy can also be found in the Canary Islands and Latin America, and more recently in Sicily where she is learning Italian to match her fluent Spanish.
In two years leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Alison has increased her love for Andalucia, not just the fabulous walking there but also the culture and people. However she equally loves winter walking in fresh downfalls of snow and the Kandersteg tour is already a firm favourite.
Al and Jane have been leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays since 2007. Al served for 32 years in the Royal Air Force, and Jane says that she was ‘married to the RAF’ for much of that time! They are both passionate about sharing their love of the outdoors, be it sightseeing in the Italian Lakes or New Zealand, or hiking tough trails in the French Alps. They were recently voted winners, by our clients, in the Favourite Leaders Awards 2013 and continue to lead regularly all over the world.
John has been a compulsive traveller and walks leader since high school. Having completed the Three Peaks challenge of ascending Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon within 24 hours he's also clearly got an adventurous streak. These days he leads mainly in Greece and Turkey with the odd trip to other destinations which have attracted his attention.