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.
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!
Connell retired from the army after nearly 30 years of service. Where she gained the qualification of mountain leader and has organised and lead several military expeditions. Her interests are with anything of the natural world. A strong interest is birding and has lead birding holidays. She has spent much time in the extremes - Antarctica and the Arctic, where she has been the ornithologist on scientific expeditions.
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.
I have been leading since 1997. Having had a career as a GP I like the idea of generalism so do not keep returning to a special favourite place. Instead I love sharing my enthusiasm at discovering new places, mainly in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
Al has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide since 2007, after 33 years in the RAF, where he had many years of experience leading alpine expeditions. After accompanying Al on a few tours, Jane became a leader herself in 2009. Al and Jane now specialise in ’2 Walks, 2 leaders, 2 grades’ holidays, as well as Family Adventures. Leading worldwide they are known for their positive outlook and infectious enthusiasm - they always look on the bright side!
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.