Journey Latin America's fourteen Travel Consultants are not just capable, outgoing and articulate salespeople. Each one of them can dip into a vast reservoir of travel experience and has an enthusiasm for the continent which will bring it alive for you. Many have academic qualifications relating to the region's history, geography and languages, and all have travelled or worked in Latin America before they joined us. We keep them them up to date with the rapid progress and changes on the continent with frequent trips not only to our favourite places but also recently revealed highlights, hidden unspoilt corners, new hotels, lodges and cruise vessels. They'll climb mountains, camp on windy plains, sail through distant waters, trek on foot and horse, browse local markets and explore ruined cities to bring you the most up to date information with a personal touch. Your consultant will probably have been to the places you want to visit on your holiday, and can suggest others to match your interests. Take advantage of their knowledge and advice to create your perfect trip.Gemma AndersonTravel Consultant Gemma combines her affection for Latin America with her love of sports and the outdoor life. She dives boldly into all sorts of experiences when on the continent: puma spotting in Patagonia, tussling with penguins, hip-hopping in Cuba and joining in the festivities at Brazilian carnival. Mary Anne NelsonTravel Consultant Chilean national and trained journalist Mary-Anne is multi-skilled: also a qualified historian and talented amateur photographer, she dedicates her working life to helping others enjoy the experiences she has had during the years she lived in Latin America and later travels there.Sophie BarberTravel Consultant Sophie studied Spanish in Chile before back-packing around the continent. She loves the extremes nature can throw up there, from volcanoes to salt flats, the large range of wildlife on display, and the remote Galápagos and Easter islands.Hannah BurwellTravel Consultant Latin American Studies graduate Hannah has lived in Colombia, Brazil and Costa Rica where she did volunteer work with children. She speaks Spanish and also Portuguese, which was useful when travelling by dugout canoe in the Brazilian rainforest. She's one of the company's many outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.04Our consultants Overall we were delighted with our holiday and virtually every aspect exceeded our expectations. Journey Latin America provide a great service. PH, Bishop's Stortford You have an absolute star in Louisa Hartman, who for the second consecutive year sorted out speedily a local problem I encountered. DK, London NW8 Hannah, a huge thank you - we had the most fantastic trip and it ran pretty much without a hitch. I'm very grateful for the way in which you took on board my requests and came up with a trip that just fitted the bill to perfection. CL, WorthingLina Fuller
Margot ChardTravel Consultant Peruvian Margot inspires with her love for her country and the rest of her home continent and, as a qualified tourism professional, can easily devise and match the right holiday to the right people. She has fond memories of visits to Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica she has made since joining Journey Latin America.Lina FullerTravel ConsultantColombian Lina has been to just about every country on the continent. She has many talents and interests, having studied fashion design, and art and photography in Argentina, still her favourite country - thanks to its gastronomy, landscape, passionate people and music.Verity AllanTravel Consultant Verity, a Latin American studies graduate who has lived in Mexico, has travelled throughout Latin America and beyond to Antarctica. A lover of salsa - both dance and sauce - she has real insider knowledge of South and Central America. Megan ParkinsonTravel ConsultantMegan's favourite countries include Guyana, Argentina and Brazil, where she beach-hopped along its blissful coastline. She helps to organise charitable events for the Latin American Travel Association and feels very strongly about the charities her work supports. 020 8747 8315 / journeylatinamerica.co.uk bookings, consultant advice and additional information 05 Mary Anne put together a programme that met all our requirements as well as pro-actively suggesting additional items ...her service, helpfulness and work ethic were outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble. DH, BiggarGemma AndersonMary Anne NelsonMegan ParkinsonVerity AllanCaroline MaberLouisa HartmanSales Team Supervisor Louisa has worked in the travel industry (including many years with us) ever since gaining her qualifications in tourism. Her travels have been extensive and far-flung - one favourite moment was swimming in the Antarctic waters around Deception Island. A keen trekker, she has scaled mountains in the Andes, walked the Inca Trail and trekked all over Patagonia.Annerys HockleyTravel ConsultantAnnerys is a qualified engineer, but retrained in tourism in her native Cuba. She's worked nine years with us and has a wealth of knowledge about Latin America cultivated through frequent return visits to the region. Annerys also loves languages, speaking Italian as well as English and Spanish, salsa dancing, and wildlife watching.Ben LineSales Team Supervisor Ben caught the travel bug and left banking to make his way through the Andean region then across Mesoamerica from Colombia as far as Mexico. He joined us in 2002, since when he's particularly enjoyed visits to the Falkland Islands, Guatemala and Bolivia. He's a very talented and articulate consultant and supervisor.Tom ManchesterSales Team Supervisor One of the most well-travelled and knowledgeable members of our team, Tom first visited Peru when he was 18. His favourite is Colombia, but he also loved climbing the Ometepe volcano in Nicaragua, scuba diving in the Bay Islands of Honduras and cruising to Antarctica. Rosie SamuelTravel ConsultantA graduate in Spanish and Portuguese, Rosie worked for a Rio street children charity, and the culture and music of Brazil place it at the top of her list, she also loves Costa Rica's cloud forest wildlife and enjoys Argentina and the cultural sophistication of Buenos Aires.Caroline MaberTravel Consultant Caroline's adventurous spirit has taken her from Mexico to Antarctica, with Colombia and Belize her favourite countries along with Chile, a country she first visited at 16 to help out at a children's camp and where she often returns. She loves Latin American food, adventure sports, dance and music, particularly tango-funk fusions.