Meet the team

The word — 'team' — is central to our philosophy. Our Destination Specialists take a collaborative approach, with each adding a unique set of experiences and observations. You will be dealing with one team member (as much as feasible), but even if your Specialist hasn’t been to your particular hotel, they will be sitting by someone who has. Throughout the design process, we also work closely with our colleagues in Asia, ensuring that you benefit from truly local expertise, with all the advantages of a UK-based team.

The word 'specialist' is also crucial, and it's no flippant vanity title. Our Destination Specialists have really — we mean really — travelled throughout Asia, and we keep sending them back to learn more. Our relatively limited number of destinations means each Specialist can focus on finding out exactly what's worth experiencing, and what isn't!

From Selective Asia's founder to its newest recruit, each of the team started out as a backpacker. Along with triggering our passion for travel, we believe this enhances our understanding of Asia and our appreciation of the ways you can travel within it. After all, crossing 1980s Vietnam by bus lends a certain perspective to all those 5 star hotels we inspect. We try to keep our feet on the ground, and take care to look at both sides of the proverbial coin!

Kaizen Kaizen

The Japanese philosophy of 'kaizen' aims to improve performance on all levels of an organisation, and this approach is central to the way we think. We're very proud of what we achieve, but we always strive to do even better next time, by listening attentively to you before and after your trips, by challenging ourselves, and supporting each other.

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