Meet some of our holiday experts

Our tour leaders are as passionate about walking and discovering the world as you are. Experienced in leading, usually, but not necessarily in the area of the holiday, each has their own individual style and particular talents. All are first-aid trained, holding walking qualifications commensurate with the holiday grade they lead and often have good foreign languages skills.

They are 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!

Lawrence Jones

After a decade of living and working in Southern Germany and travelling extensively in Europe and further afield, Lawrence joined Ramblers Worldwide Holidays in 2011. He has led mostly in Germany and Portugal and enjoys learning much more about the local geography, history and culture.

Bill Kenney

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.

Michael Hatch

Worked as a leader and tour manager for 20 years, mostly in Europe. Now Michael is home from the hills, his idea of heaven is an alpine pasture in early July, sunrise at 10,000ft or a Greek beachside taverna. He’s also at home in European cities from Seville to Istanbul. Responsible for our hutting holidays he also looks after the shore adventures on cruise itineraries. Based in the Leader’s Department he deals with leader training and enjoys finding the perfect holiday for new clients.

David Kay

Spent 5 years leading RWH holidays all over the world and still travels as much as possible, now more often with his wife and daughter. Recent trips include Russia, Peru, Ecuador, Central America and Mexico, Armenia and Argentina. Dave is Contracts Manager for Latin America, Nepal, Italy and Eastern Europe. He is also pretty well acquainted with our North American and New Zealand programmes.

Aisling Rasekh

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.

Simon Cane

Simon is a qualified mountain leader and has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays since 2002.

With his great passion for mountains, he is to be found in Europe each summer leading our hut to hut tours, and then in winter heading for the snow. His vast knowledge of wild flowers and geology, could take him to any continent the rest of the year.

Debbie Leftwich

Debbie has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays for five years, in the north of England, as well as Europe, Scandinavia and more recently further afield in the Asian subcontinent. She has a lifelong love for exploring and her favourite area is the Himalayan region where she has travelled extensively. Debbie is a qualified art historian, her area of expertise being Biddhist and Hindu inconography and temple architecture so if you have her as your tour leader you will benefit from her additional knowledge.

Barry Trevis

Barry Trevis is our in-house bird expert. He researches our birdwatching holidays, leading many of them. He lives in the village where Ramblers Worldwide Holidays office is situated and has been the warden of Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve there for over 30 years. He has birded extensively over seven continents and carries out bird-ringing studies in the UK and abroad. He has a particular interest in watching bird behaviour wherever he goes. Showing birds and wildlife to others gives him added delight.

Lawrence Jones
Bill Kenney
Michael Hatch
David Kay
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