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  Holidays Thailand, luxury all inclusive holidays Malaysia and the Far East. 'Inspired by Asia' is a tours operator company offering you luxury travel packages.
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About Inspired by Asia
We are a holiday travel and tour company specialising in affordable luxury holidays in the Far East. We can tailor-make the perfect luxury holiday tour for you, but at an affordable price. Choose from holidays to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Indochina, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Philippines and Taiwan. We want you, like us to be inspired by Asia.

Meet the team
Steve Johnson, Managing Executive
Steve Johnson
Steve has been in the travel business… forever! Well, over 35 years anyway. He has worked in retail travel agencies as well as at the following companies; Austravel, Tourism Australia and Travelmood (where he was Head of Land Product for 17 years). He started Inspired by Asia 9 years ago as he believes there is a demand for expert knowledge for holidays to this exciting region. He particularly likes travelling in Indochina but has also visited Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is most looking forward to seeing Burma.
Gareth Bell, Senior Executive Gareth Bell
As a ‘founder member’ of the Inspired by Asia team (along with Steve and Amy) Gareth has seen the business grow dramatically since Inspired by Asia first started operating in December 2009, and he is incredibly proud of what has been achieved so far. He has worked in travel since graduating from university in the summer of 2000 and over that time he has had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world. Needless to say, many of his favourite destinations are in South East Asia, especially the Southern beach resorts in Thailand.
Amy Bell, Senior Executive Amy Bell
Amy has worked in travel since she was 18 (more than a few years ago!) and has been very lucky to visit a lot of fantastic destinations. Highlights include seeing a massive monitor lizard and wild Orang-Utan in Borneo, having a tuk tuk race with Petrina in Bangkok and having chef Anne at Tanjong Jara Resort cook any food she wanted without choosing from a menu!! Amy is looking forward to taking the kids to some of these fantastic locations when they are bigger and getting them ‘inspired’.
Helen Mather
Helen Mather
After a year backpacking around Asia and Australia Helen started her career in travel – that was 14 years ago and she still love her job as much now as she did then. During this time she has been lucky enough to visit the following Asian destinations: Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, East Coast (Tanjong Jara and Redang Island) Bali, Singapore, and Hong Kong, Thailand – most places! Its probably easier to tell you where she hasn’t been – Koh Chang, Koh Yao, Pattaya and (unfortunately) Elephant Hills. She would love to visit Vietnam and Borneo in the near future.
Kate Pearson Christine Cummings
From the age of 12 and the first school trip to Brittany, Christine knew there was always more of the world to see. After finishing her A levels and spending 2 months inter-railing (often sleeping under a tree with a lake for washing) she got the travel bug. After almost 30 years in the travel industry she has experienced 5 star luxury and her tastes have changed.
The thrill of travelling never fails to amaze her. She enjoys meeting the local people and taking time to understand their culture. In some places she is humbled by the fact that they are so unmaterialistic and appear so content and happy even with so little. Travel is a great leveler and teacher of life.
Laura Garfitt Laura Garfitt
Laura first realised her passion for travel at a young age when she lived abroad for a few short years. Since then she has worked abroad in Europe but has always wanted to travel a bit further. Since joining Inspired By Asia in 2015, Laura has had the opportunity to visit areas of Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. From exploring the evening markets in Bangkok to wandering the charming streets of Hoi An, her interest and passion for the Far East has only increased. She is looking forward to exploring the area some more, in particular, Bali and the Philippines.
Oliver Pryse Oliver Pryse
Oliver caught the travel bug aged 4 on a family trip to Brazil, and started in the travel industry in 2008 after returning from a working holiday in Australia, being hooked ever since!  During this time he has been fortunate to explore, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam & Hong Kong.  There is still so much to learn and experience in this amazing region and he is particularly looking forward to exploring Indonesia, the Philippines & Vietnam.
Laura Garfitt Andrew Smith

With a few years in the luxury travel industry and many more backpacking Andrew can offer an interesting perspective. Able to help recommend the best luxury resorts as well as off the beaten track adventures, you will be certain of a unique experience in one of many destinations. Andrew has been lucky enough to visit a lot of South East Asia including Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and his personal favourites Cambodia and China, two places with unrivalled history and culture. Equally happy to be relaxing on a Thai beach or wandering the hectic streets of Ho Chi Minh he is particularly looking forward to discovering the sights and sounds of Indonesia, focusing on the spiritual capital Ubud.


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Inspired by Asia is a trading division of Gazelle Travel Ltd.
Registered address: Gazelle Travel Ltd, 15 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3JL.
Registered number 1526617