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Tim Tan
Tim Tan

Biography

Born in Singapore, Tim first came to London to study Hotel and Catering Management and spent the next 12 years in the luxury hotel industry, based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Los Angeles. He then settled in Melbourne and switched to travel retail, selling luxury holidays and cruises. He returned to London in 2006 and joined WEXAS. Luxury and expedition cruising remain close to Tim's heart, having spent more than 300 days aboard luxury ships, including trips to the Arctic and Antarctic. Luxury rail journeys are another of Tim's passions, citing India's Maharajas' Express and South Africa's Rovos Rail among his favourites. Other highlights have included standing on the Great Wall of China, snorkelling in the Galapagos, exploring Machu Picchu and safaris in Botswana.

Specialist destinations

Africa

A pulsating continent full of colour and contrasts and ripe for exploration. Africa contains some of the world's greatest wildlife areas and richest cultures. Headliners like Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania vie for your attention with gems such as Madagascar and Mozambique. Which will you pick?

Asia

Such is the size of Asia that it almost defies description. Whether you explore the hi-tech cities and ancient regions of China and Japan, journey across the central steppe or immerse yourself in the culturally rich South East regions, you'll be amazed by the cultural diversity at every turn.

Australasia and Pacific

Australasia's two main countries, Australia and New Zealand, offer the traveller a wide range of holiday options and experiences. And, further east, the islands of Fiji, French Polynesia and the South Pacific are as close to perfection as it gets.

Indian Ocean

The islands of the Indian Ocean are indulgent, luxurious destinations. Whether you're looking for a honeymoon to remember, a holiday in the Maldives, a Mauritius holiday or a trip to the Seychelles, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to slecting a decadent retreat, empty beach or outstandin…

Indian Subcontinent

Often perceived as overwhelming, the Indian Subcontinent is full of seemingly strange cultures, boisterous cities and complicated travel networks. In fact exploring the mighty Himalayas, either in India, Bhutan or Nepal, the languid backwaters of southern India and the tropical idylls of Sri Lanka …

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.

South America

The diversity of destinations and experiences in South America is breathtaking; travel to South America to discover the distinct characteristics and attractions, from the Amazon rainforest to the soaring summits of the Andes, the empty spaces of the Atacama Desert and the pampas of Patagonia. Archa…

Antarctica

One of the world's last true frontiers, a voyage to the Antarctic is the chance to channel your inner explorer. And, you'll be rewarded by truly stunning vistas of crashing icebergs and endless snowcscapes, all animated by unique wildlife, from giant whales to cutesy penguins.

Cruise

Tim is an expert for cruise travel.

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    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.

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