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Tim Tan
Tim Tan

Biography

Born in Singapore, Tim first came to London to study hotel and catering management, before spending the next 12 years in the luxury hotel industry. His work took him everywhere from Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan to Australia, New Zealand and the USA. It was in Melbourne, however, where he started working in travel, tailor-making luxury holidays and cruises. He returned to London in 2006 and joined Wexas Travel. Luxury and expedition cruising are closest to Tim’s heart, having spent more than 500 days aboard luxury ships, including trips to the Arctic, Antarctic and Alaska. Luxury rail journeys are another of Tim’s passions, with his travels taking him on everything from India’s Maharajas’ Express and Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer to the Golden Eagle, South Africa’s Rovos Rail and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. In between all this, he's snorkelled in the Galápagos, stood on the Great Wall of China, trekked Machu Picchu, enjoyed a safari in Botswana, walked with polar bears and swam with beluga whales.

Specialist destinations

Monument Valley, Arizona

North America

Vast and varied, North America may only contain two countries but is home to a whole world of landscapes, cultures and experiences, meaning that you can find whatever you're looking for in either Canada or the USA.

Novice monk practising Vipassana meditation, Laos

Asia

From its high-tech cities to its ancient cultures, from its pristine beaches to its dazzling natural world, you'll be amazed by Asia's unique diversity. Our tailor-made holidays take in the very best of it.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australasia and Pacific

Long-time Wexas favourites Australia and New Zealands offer a wide range of holiday experiences. And, further east, the islands of Fiji, French Polynesia and the South Pacific are as close to perfection as it gets.

Lion, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Africa

Africa is home to some of the world's greatest wildlife and richest cultures, where headline acts including South Africa and Tanzania vie for your attention with such gems as Madagascar and Mozambique. Which will you pick?

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Indian Subcontinent

With its Himalayan peaks, tiger-dotted jungles and sprawling megacities, the Indian Subcontinent is unlike anywhere else on earth. Take in its cultural and natural riches with our collection of tailor-made holidays.

Machu Picchu, Peru

South America

Complex, contrasting, challenging and ultimately exhilarating, South America was made for travel and adventure. Explore it all in style, from Amazon cruises to Inca trail hikes and luxury Andean rail journeys.

Antarctica

Antarctica

As one of the world's last true frontiers, a voyage to the Antarctic is the chance to channel your inner explorer. Marvel at crashing icebergs and endless snowscapes, all animated by giant whales and vast colonies of penguins.

Island jetty, Maldives

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is dotted with idyllic getaways perfect for an indulgent island escape or ultra-luxury honeymoon. Browse our selection of holidays, from Mauritius and the Maldives to the sparkling Seychelles.

Cruise

Tim is an expert for cruise travel.

Read Tim’s latest articles

  • Dining Pillar, Rovos Rail

    The Luxury Rail Journeys of the Southern Hemisphere

    From Peru's Andean peaks to the barren beauty of the Australian Outback, expect spectacular scenery to be paired with the finest in onboard luxury.

  • Raffles Hotel, Singapore

    Spotlight On: Raffles Reopening

    To celebrate the reopening of the city's hotel icon – Raffles, we delved into its historic heritage and spectacular refurbishment.

  • National Day Parade, Singapore

    The Singapore 2019 Bicentennial: Ultimate Calendar Guide

    This is your complete overview of the events, exhibitions and interactive trails that are popping up over Singapore in 2019, celebrating 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles first made land on the island.

  • Colonial houses, Singapore

    Top 5 things to do in Singapore

    Singapore mixes in influences from all corners of the globe, from its sky-scraping skyline to its diverse culture. Here we reveal the top five things to do in this city that becomes more exciting each year.

  • Sir Raffles Statue, Singapore

    Introducing Singapore's 2019 Bicentennial

    The Singapore Bicentennial, brought on by the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, is set to make this nation one of 2019’s destinations to watch. From events and festivals along with the grand reopening of the iconic Raffles Hotel, it’s a wonderful chance to discover the city’s history.

  • Lake Baikal, Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

    Just back from: Golden Eagle Silk Road

    Tim Tan recounts a recent journey along the Silk Road on The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, a private train that brings unprecedented luxury to the world's greatest railway journey.

  • 24 hours in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong makes an excellent stopover destination - there's so much to see and do crammed into a small space that you'll wish for longer to take it all in. In equal parts relaxing and stimulating, what you'll encounter is a feast for the senses and a great way to break up a long flight.

  • Beautiful landscape with norwegian road, fjord and mountains

    Love the USA? Where to travel next

    Our well-travelled clients often ask, ‘If I loved driving the Pacific Coast, where should I go next?’ Or, ‘Where can I find that same warm welcome of the Deep South?’ Our USA destination specialists share what they love about travelling in the States, and round up suggestions for where to try next.

  • Izakaya, Japan

    A Guide to Japanese Etiquette for Travellers

    Japan’s sociotope is governed by a complex web of cultural codes. We unpick the complexity so you can understand the appropriate behaviour in a variety of situations.

  • Couple in a vineyard, Margaret River

    A Gourmet Guide to Western Australia

    Western Australia is an extraordinary holiday destination for food lovers. Margaret River and the South West is the perfect gourmet getaway but as well as fantastic food and wine, it also has pristine beaches, towering forests and amazing wildlife.

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on +44 20 7838 5946 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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