Meet the team

At Hayes & Jarvis, our people have always been at the heart of our company. Our team comes from all walks of life, and many have first-hand knowledge of the destinations we offer having lived or worked there. So they understand the little intricacies, local customs and unique quirks that are essential to know and are invaluable when it comes to ensuring you make the most of your time and budget.

Find out a little more about our team below, where you can meet just a handful of our Destination Specialists sharing some of their recent travel experiences and top tips.

Our experts

Robert, South America Destination Specialist

Where have you travelled to?
Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

Favourite destination you’ve visited?
Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel is a striking sight and one that will stay with me forever.

Most interesting person you’ve met whilst travelling?
The families living on the fl oating reed islands on Lake Titicaca, between Peru and Bolivia. They live very simply on the fl oating reeds and use the lake for all their needs.

Must pack item?
A camera to capture the unforgettable memories.

Where is next on your travel wish list?
India, I’d love to watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal.

Gina, Africa Destination Specialist

Where have you travelled to?
Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.

Favourite destination you’ve visited?
Zimbabwe. I have been on many safaris and there is nowhere else I can compare the huge amounts of elephants that I came across in one area.

Most interesting person you’ve met whilst travelling?
A Masai tribe in Kenya, their lives are so different to ours, living off the land. It’s amazing they live like this in the 21st century and are so happy in their lives. 

Must pack item?
An extension lead so you can make sure all of your electronic devices can be charging at the same time.

Where is next on your travel wish list?
Thailand, I’d love to explore the temples.

Jas, Indian Ocean Destination Specialist

Where have you travelled to?
India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

Favourite destination you’ve visited?
The Seychelles. Feeling like you have your own private island is something else!

Most interesting person you’ve met whilst travelling?
Mr Mason, the owner of Denis Private Island. He was a very humble and down to earth man, he does anything to help the locals and only employs Seychellois people.

Must pack item?
Good mosquito spray.

Where is next on your travel wish list?
Canada, it’s completely different to anywhere I’ve visited before.

Mel, Caribbean Destination Specialist

Where have you travelled to?
The Dominican Republic, Mexico, Aruba, Jamaica and Antigua.

Favourite destination you’ve visited?
Antigua. Such a small island but so much going on whether you want to kick back and relax or explore, it ticks the boxes for all ages.

Most interesting person you’ve met whilst travelling?
Rebecca Adlington was at our hotel in Antigua, I didn’t manage to speak to her as we didn’t want to disturb her!

Where is next on your travel wish list?
Kuala Lumpur and Borneo in Malaysia, the complete other side of the world for something different.

Charlotte, USA Destination Specialist

Where have you travelled to?
I have been to 23 states in America, including five national parks and numerous national monuments.

Favourite destination you’ve visited?
For a city break I would have to go with Boston, but in terms of America as a whole it would be Yellowstone and nearby Cody. I visited a rodeo and got the chance to sit on a bull.

Must pack item?
A portable battery charger so you don’t miss out on any unforgettable moments when you’re out and about.

Where is next on your travel wish list?
My next booked holiday is a self-drive around Atlanta, New Orleans and Memphis. However at the top of my travel list would have to be Alaska. Luckily we have just launched new amazing Alaskan tours so this may be happening sooner than I had planned!

Chris, Thailand Destination Specialist

Where have you travelled to?
I’ve travelled all over Thailand mainly staying in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta.

Favourite destination you’ve visited?
Chiang Mai. We went on a jungle trek where we stayed in a local village for two nights. It was amazing to experience something so different.

Most interesting person you’ve met whilst travelling?
Our guide for the jungle trek, Mario. He was so enthusiastic and kept disappearing up trees for weird and wonderful fruit for us to try.

Must pack item?
Mosquito spray, there’s nothing worse than getting bitten!

Where is next on your travel wish list?
I think South America would be really adventurous and completely different to everywhere else I’ve been.

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