Meet Our Team
Having grown up in Austria and being exposed to many cultures all around, the love for travel was born early. A summer job, guiding North American students throughout Europe at the age of 21, turned into a career that brought him via California to Canada. Vancouver is home since 1987 and in 1989 Special Travel International became the platform for specialized group tours. The experience of being a tour guide translates into the perfect background for setting up tours that work. No matter, if it is Europe, the Americas, Asia or Africa, the basic love for travel and other cultures translates into special tours. And ethical travel, trying to interact with people from around the world rather than just “observing without getting involved” are the ideas he tries to relay to fellow travelers.
He accompanies or guides still a number of our tours, being always in touch with what is going on in the world. Maintaining a high standard and love for important details, working with group organizers and simply getting to know many wonderful travelers are a big part of his life.
Traveling, reading, photography and of course golf are the necessary balance.
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (at that time) he grew up and went to school mostly abroad – Rome, Cairo & Washington D.C. After finishing high school in the U.S. he studied Tourism at the University of Belgrade. After working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia he worked for some of the bigger travel agencies & tour operators in the country, working with travelers from around the world, setting up tours for groups and individual travelers.
He moved to Canada in 1994 and joined Special Travel International where he can apply his knowledge and European experience, working on the special interest groups the company is setting up to various parts of the world.
Born and growing up in the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong, he has been in the travel industry since 1978. First in Hong Kong, then London, Okinawa/Japan and now Vancouver.
He has a passion for history, learning languages and travel to off the beaten path destinations from Tibet to Namibia, Tanzania, Corsica or Estonia, just to name a few.
At Special Travel International one of his strengths is dealing with flight requirements for our many travelers.
Originally from the French Alps, she moved to Vancouver in 2014 after relocating from Sydney, Australia, where she spent 8 years organizing cultural tours for classical music, opera, ballet and art lovers.
Her great passions are travel, hiking, cultural outings, sunshine... and food – she is French after all. She has travelled extensively through Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and South-East Asia and she has had the chance to escort groups to many parts of Europe, Australia and China.
She loves researching and planning exciting tours, designing brochures, writing newsletters and making sure that you hear about Special Travel International's unique tour offerings.