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The Experts
Those in the know when it comes to luxury travel share their insights & recommendations on all things luxurious

NEW Keith Rose-Innes

Keith Rose-Innes is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Alphonse Fishing Company and Blue Safari Seychelles, which is one of the biggest fly fishing operations in the world with five different island destinations. Blue Safari Seychelles’ philosophy blends sustainable travel with luxury accommodation, where guests have unforgettable experiences combined with the highest level of attentive service. 



Anna Sampson

After a successful career in the luxury ski industry, Anna Sampson saw a gap in the luxury ski chalet market. Using her expertise, Anna created The Chalet Edit which launched ahead of the 2018-2019 season. The aim was to create ‘an independent, trusted authority on the best ski chalets available, on an easy to use and informative site, but with the added benefit of that personal touch’.  


International Women's Day 2022

International Women's Day 2023

This  International Women's Day theme is #EmbraceEquity, as 'Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have'. With this year's theme in mind, The Luxury Travel Bible is celebrating some of our favourite women from the world of Luxury Travel. These wonderful women are at the forefront of the travel industry and are leading experts, forces and voices in the world of luxury travel.  



The Honourable Clare de la Poer Beresford

Following constant requests from friends and colleagues on the best places to stay, The Honourable Clare de la Poer Beresford founded Escape to Hidden Chic in 2009. Thanks to Clare’s knowledge of luxury travel, skills in seeking out beautiful locations and her eye for detail, Escape to Hidden Chic is a collection of the most stunning properties, each with their own unique character, space and style. 



Melie Dunod

Melie Dunod is the  CEO and Co-Founder of Europe-based co-ownership holiday home company, August. August’s diverse collections of stunningly beautiful properties are located some of the most sought-after destinations and offers families from all over the world the chance to own a 1/21 share of five holiday homes instead of just one.



Jenny Tan

Jenny Tan, a successful Sumbanese businesswoman, is the brains behind the new Lelewatu Resort in Sumba, already a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio. Tan found her calling in the hospitality industry almost by accident and is an inspiring and passionate female leader in the Asian hospitality industry.



Jaisal Singh

Jaisal Singh is Vice-President of Relais & Châteaux, Chief Operating Officer of SUJAN Luxury Hotels, Owner of Serai (Jaisalmer) and Sher Bagh (Ranthambhore). Jaisal Singh has a passion for delivering luxurious, authentic and sustainable hotel experiences in areas of outstanding natural beauty.



Christopher E. Stafford

Christopher E. Stafford, has more than 34 years’ experience in hospitality, travel and event management, Swedish national / world traveller Chris Stafford is what you call ‘a seasoned industry professional. Now Stafford is COO of the 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts. 


  Anchalika Kijkanakorn

The visionary founder and Managing Director of Akaryn Hospitality Management Services (AHMS) is the woman who brought the concept of ‘boutique’ hotels  to Thailand. Kijkanakorn is also the first female, and the first Asian, Chairman of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) which represents more than 570 independent properties around the world. 



Sonia Cheng

Forbes has described Sonia Cheng as one of Asia’s most powerful businesswomen, we’d venture to suggest that she is in fact one of the world’s most powerful businesswomen. Here she talks to TLTB about the latest luxury travel news.


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