Meet your helpful tour hosts
We are proud to support local people and all of our Worldwide Escorted Tours are hosted by local tour hosts who either live in the area or have lots of experience touring the particular destination.
Your guide will help you discover each destination, and provide you with great holiday tips and fantastic memories as they share their passion and knowledge of their country with you.
Doug and Linda
Doug and Linda were both born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1973. They’ve owned their own fifth wheeler and have toured around Australia for the last eight years.
Their favourite places to travel are the Great Barrier Reef, Inland Australia and the Kimberley in Western Australia.
First time hosts for the Club Doug and Linda look forward to providing our members with support, fun and lots of information on the areas you’ll visit.
David and Jenny
David is a fourth generation New Zealander and for the last 25 years has enjoyed organising and leading many group tours mainly to rugby games in Australia.
Jenny was born in Somerset and has lived in New Zealand since she was 15, and worked in a small travel agency
David and Jenny have both travelled many times out of New Zealand with several trips to the UK & Europe, Asia, the Pacific Islands and of course, Australia.
Eric and Lynne
Eric and Lynne have been married for fourteen years and have both travelled to many destinations around the world including Europe, the USA, China, Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia.
The couple are both from the North Island and Eric's background is in retailing and wholesaling farm machinery, whereas Lynne has spent her working life in banks and in administration roles where she gained many skills that will come in useful while on tour.
Their favourite places in New Zealand are the Bay of Islands on the North Island and the rugged West Coast on the South Island.
Kathy and Cody
Kathy and Cody are proud Kiwis who have enjoyed many travel adventures across the world. They have been involved in the New Zealand adventure tourism industry for many years.
They recently sold their River Canoe and Kayak business which they owned and operated for 25 years. Prior to that, they were involved in the New Zealand ski industry.
They both enjoy making the most of the great outdoors. Whether skiing in the mountains, biking or hiking wonderful trails or out on the water kayaking or fishing, they are always keen for an adventure.
Kevin and Leslie
Kevin and Leslie have been involved in the tourism industry and RVing for over 40 years.
They are avid travellers, visiting the likes of Arizona, Washington and California regularly, and also enjoy Formula One and motorsports.
The couple are looking forward to meeting our members and sharing the best of what Canada has to offer.
Johan and Magda
Johan and Magda have been touring extensively throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries like Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to name a few.
They have a great knowledge on the nature and wildlife in Southern Africa, and have a passion for photography and pre-historic history in the area.
Johan and Magda have savoured many moments over the years and they can’t wait to share their experiences and the journey with you.
Kobus and Deidre
Kobus and Deidre love camping and exploring the beautiful countryside of South Africa, which has a very special place in their hearts.
Meeting new people and showing them the wonders and beauty that their country has to offer, is something they both pride themselves on, because Africa is so unique in so many ways.
Kobus and Deidre enjoy sitting around a campfire under the stars and exchanging stories of the places they have been fortunate enough to visit.
Louis and Mariette
Travelling and exploring Africa, is not only a passion for Louis and Mariette, but has been a way of life for many decades.
During their period in the corporate world, they regularly acted as hosts for International VIP groups in South Africa.
Sitting around a campfire at night will be one of the many highlights where you will have the opportunity to share travel stories and Louis and Mariette can teach you how to prepare and cook easy traditional South African dishes on an open fire.
Pierre and Helen
Pierre and Helen have been married for 28 years and love hiking, motorcycling, camping and exploring.
They are both passionate about the outdoors and have amassed over 40 years of tour guiding experience between them.
Besides guiding, Pierre is a qualified diver and loves exploring the beauty of the ocean, and Helen is a professional nurse who has been working in research for the last 20 years.
Richard is a young, enthusiastic and a fully Licensed National Tour Guide and Lecturer in Sri Lanka. He is an ex-banker who lives in Colombo who loves meeting new people and travelling and has a passion for exploring Sri Lanka and its waterways.
He has many many areas of expertise including wildlife, history, archaeology, local traditions, habits, cultures, and the lifestyles of Sri Lankans.
When Richard isn’t working, he volunteers with a charity that coaches school children and young adults on entrepreneurship and leadership skills.
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