I joined Travel Nation in 2013 having worked for other travel companies specialising in round the world travel for the previous four and a half years. I caught the travel bug on my first gap year, then I moved to China and haven't stopped travelling since. Some highlights were seeing the Great Wall of China and driving Highway 1 in California; a lowlight was being in hospital with suspected SARS.
I studied Classical and Modern Chinese at SOAS, University of London.
4.5 years working specifically on round the world trips, including tours and hotels.
Over the past 5 years, I have had experience booking both leisure and corporate trips for Business Class clients. I understand the need for efficiency and accuracy when planning trips and also how to get the best value and added bonuses of flying Business Class. I've been lucky enough to fly in Business Class with some of the world's best airlines, which helps me to advise the best airlines to meet your needs and routes. As flights are only the first part of your trip, I'm experienced in sourcing luxury hotels, cruises, tours and luxury motorhomes. Whether you're only visiting somewhere for a night, or you're planning the trip of a lifetime, I can find you the perfect components to complete your trip.
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 19:44
After many calls and emails to rowena, and probably testing her patience .we booked a three week itinerary with travel nation due to the professional nature and her personalised extra trips and suggestions for us at a reasonable price
Thu, 07/09/2017 - 14:02
Hi. I've booked 3 flights with 3 different members of your team over the past 6 months.
All of them very helpful and swift.
Rowena has just booked my latest flight to New Zealand.
Rowena has visited:
Seeing family and friends, eating, drinking.
The Shawshank Redemption or True Romance
My irrational fear of spiders prevented me going to Australia until I was 26.
Ethiopia; it is nothing like you imagine or will have seen before and the people are fab.
Hand wipes, first aid kit, sheet sleeping bag, credit card and passport!
Live from my rucksack.
There are too many places to choose from, I would rather see much more than one place.
French exchange at school - it made me realise that even if you can’t speak the lingo you can still make friends with the locals.
Hoi An, Vietnam; Beijing, China and San Francisco, USA
The Royal Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia. You're right by the falls, the service is fantastic and you can choose to arrive by speedboat down the Zambezi. Or The Fairmont, San Francisco. The hotel oozes decadence, has a great Tiki bar and sits on Nob Hill, meaning you will have great legs after a couple of days there.
Laos, it’s the nicest.
Why don’t hotels give you a small tube of toothpaste?
Machu Picchu, Peru
Fried spider in Cambodia
Best has to be hot pot in Chengdu and the worst is cow’s stomach.
I worked in China teaching English.
When I first went to China and was given fish head and intestine soup with dry biscuits for dinner... it made me want to cry.
I was told I was the devil as I have freckles(!) and that was by more than one person.
Jungle party in Thailand.
A good bath.