Simon Heyes, Director
Simon fell head over heels for Latin America back in the early 90’s, when he spent two very happy years working as a guide in the Venezuela Andes and Chilean Lake District, and travelling as widely as possible in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. On his return to the UK Simon’s passion for Latin American was reflected in all his best life choices. He has been an advocate of Latin America, its people, landscapes and languages ever since: at first working for leading UK tour operators and then in 2004 starting Senderos, to provide his very favourite places with a marketing presence to UK tour operators. Simon is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Gareth Lyons, Director
Gareth studied tourism in the UK before moving to Germany, where he spent over 10 years working for a leading specialist tour operator for South America. He also worked in Brazil for 2 years and has travelled extensively in South America. After returning to the UK Gareth worked at a specialist tour operator for Latin America before representing a group of Latin American leading incoming tour operators in London. He has worked at Senderos since 2007 and in addition to working our UK business he has built up the German-speaking side, using his considerable experience there. Gareth speaks fluent German and Portuguese.
Naomi McKee, PR Manager
Naomi McKee is a former ITN and BBC journalist and a seasoned traveller. Naomi loves sniffing out great travel stories and presenting them to the media, but most of all she enjoys the challenge of arranging adventurous press trips. Since joining Senderos in early 2015 she has led successful fam and press groups to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Ecuador and Galapagos await in October 2018!
Caroline Kennett, Office Administrator
Caroline has more than 20 years’ experience in the Travel Industry, including making sure the back office at Trips Worldwide ran like clockwork and perfecting hotel descriptions for our friends at i-escape. At Senderos you’ll find Caroline filed under ‘really useful’ – she does all manner of brilliant things including, most importantly, coverage reports. She finds it a great change from her day job of looking after her 2 small daughters (with the little bonus of being able to drink a cup of coffee in the office without it going cold!)
Nicola Gude, UK Market Manager
Nicola started working in the Latin America travel industry in 2007 having previously spent 8 months studying in Mexico and working as an English Teacher in Arequipa, Peru for a year. After some further wandering in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, on return to the UK her career took her from Bespoke Travel Consultant to Tour Leading throughout the continent to Operations roles, every step enhancing the passion she has held for all things Latin American. She has also been an active member of the LATA Foundation for the last 5 years, organising events and helping the charity to grow, enabling grassroots projects across Latin America to benefit from some substantial donations....
Senderos (UK) Ltd
Senderos, 3rd Floor Office, 20 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DR
Telephone 0117 2232321