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The owner & founder, Claudio F. Kellenberger, got infected with the ‘travel virus’ as a teenager growing up in rural Switzerland.  Over the past 40 years he has travelled to over 60 countries across the globe and developed a great passion for everything related to travelling and tourism; for which he has dedicated his whole professional life working in the tourism and hospitality sector.

 

Driven by this passion, Claudio decided to learn all the nitty-gritty in the different aspects of the tourism field and started as a counter clerk where he sold holiday packages to direct clients. He then joined a major tour operator in Switzerland where he was in charge of contracting hotels and services for different exotic destinations and also priced and produced travel brochures. In 2005, Claudio moved to Brazil where he learned everything about inbound tourism, dealing with a number of large tour operators from Europe. In 2008, he decided to move to Vietnam,  then to Myanmar (Burma) and then on to Thailand. In these countries, he grew into different management roles and became the Managing Director of one of Asia's leading Destination Management Company based in Bangkok, Thailand.

One of the things that traveling helps to do is to meet and connect with new people from all walks of life. Claudio met so many professionals in the industry over all these years who are now close friends and pals who believed that he can succeed and do even better at running his own company as he has shown great passion and diligence over the years of close cooperation. With such encouragement, he decided to give it a shot. He started small and recorded good success in the first few months and with that, he launched into something a little bigger and unique.

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