Our co-founder and CEO got the travel bug since he was a young boy in Paris, discovering the history of the city by wandering along the Seine River. Emmanuel sees traveling as both a pleasurable and philosophical journey within one's self, space and time. He loves meeting different cultures and getting to know diverse histories because they help people learn more about themselves as well as others. Besides Paris, Emmanuel has a special heart for Italy and the Iguazu Falls.
Wladimir Guez is one of our co-founders and oversees company operation. Always on the go, some of his memorable travel experiences include diving with sharks and turtles in the Philippines, sleeping inside a monastery in the Indian Himalayas, biking the narrow ancient streets of Rome, meeting an orangutan in Indonesia and trekking across the Sierra Madre (read his adventures here). Besides travel, Wladimir loves arts, sciences, food and sports. He hails from Paris, France and lives in Makati, Philippines with his 2 adorable cats.
As marketing director, Xavier oversees all internet campaigns such as SEO, social media and newsletters. A Frenchman based in Greece, his favorite travel experience is doing a camel safari in the Thar Desert at Rajasthan, India. Xavier also plays the drums and performs in gigs from time to time.
As technology advisor, Julien works with the IT team in improving the website and also gives advice on product strategy, coding and marketing. Besides programming, Julien enjoys various creative pursuits like playing the piano, composing music and photography. His most unforgettable experience is visiting Kathmandu, Nepal.
All the way from Rome, Alessia is our product manager for Italy, United Kingdom, Southern Europe and Africa. Of all the attractions she's been in, she is most impressed by the Sagrada Familia in Spain, the Berlin Wall in Germany and the Vatican City. She loves going to the south of Italy and visiting towns and islands like Amalfi, Sorrento and Capri. When she's not exploring, she engages in rock climbing and looks out for new crags to conquer.
Audrey is our product manager for France and North America stationed at our Paris office. Her travels have taken her all over the world and have provided interesting experiences like horseback riding at the Giza Pyramids, flying on a helicopter in Paris, exploring the medina of Marrakech, sailing on a catamaran to Saona Island, diving in the Red Sea at Sharm El Sheikh and watching an Arsenal football game in London. Among Audrey's hobbies are watching movies, listening to music and singing in karaoke bars.
Rounding up our Paris ladies, Caroline is our product manager for Spain, Portugal and South America. She lived in South America for 6 years and spent a lot of time exploring the continent. Her favorite places include Machu Picchu in Peru, Uyuni Salt Desert in Bolivia, San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Caroline also had her fair share of traveling in Spain and is fond of Granada and Andalucia. When she's not planning new trips, Caroline enjoys attending art exhibitions and doing yoga.
Based in our Manila office, Vida is the product manager for Asia and Oceania. Vida enjoys going to rock concerts and has flown to different countries to see bands perform like Green Day in Singapore, Bon Jovi in New York, 30 Second to Mars, Smashing Pumpkins, The Offspring and more in Osaka. Besides music, Vida enjoys reading books, watching bad TV shows and going out for drinks. She also curates the City Discovery Instagram account.
Churchil leads the IT team, responsible for the development and management of the website from the back office to the front end. In his free time, he likes going to the beach and engaging in combat sports.
Our reservations supervisor for City Discovery, Janina heads the customer service team dedicated in responding to booking inquiries and concerns. In her own travels, Janina has watched the sunrise at Angkor Wat, explored the many temples of Siem Reap, climbed the Eiffel Tower and flown in an ultralight plane in Pampanga. Janina is a fan of movies, video games, water sports activities and discovering new food haunts.
Norman supervises the reservations team at World Airport Transfer, who makes sure your ground transportation needs are well taken care of. He has done trips local and abroad and loves sightseeing at night. His favorite nocturnal experiences include swimming in Nasugbu, walking in Paris and eating at hawker centers in Singapore. Pastimes include watching sports especially basketball (rooting for Spurs and Gilas Pilipinas), volleyball (the Philippine Army team) and boxing (Team Pacquiao all the way).