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Director of Travel

Aurelia van Lynden

Aurelia has always been an avid traveller and, armed with a passion for luxury hotels, in-destination experiences and product development, she joins Pelorus as Director of Travel with over 10 years of extensive experience in the luxury travel industry.

Most recently, she worked as COO for a leading hospitality consultancy, where she was responsible for the operational side of the business and growing the hotel consultancy division. Prior to this she worked in tour operations for a luxury travel company, where she built and grew the Private Clients division, as well as expanding the Ultra Luxury product portfolio.

As Director of Travel, Aurelia will be leading the travel sales, operations and product teams to create incredible travel experiences to the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.

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Number one unforgettable travel experience?

Travelling to Syria in 2009 with a group of friends. It was a truly incredible experience – from seeing the beautiful old medina of Aleppo and wandering through the souqs of Damascus to exploring the stunning ruins of Palmyra and the famous crusader castle Cras des Chaveliers. So many places we visited have now sadly been destroyed but I feel so fortunate to have seen such a beautiful country before the current ongoing war; so rich in history and culture and incredible landscapes.

 

Top of your travel bucket list?

Horse riding on Iceland’s black sand beaches, hiking and paragliding in the Dolomites and exploring Gabon’s untouched wilderness.

 

Who is your ultimate travel partner?

A very unoriginal answer but: my husband. We have a very similar idea of what the perfect holiday is: exploring a new destination through being active (hiking/biking/riding) coupled with seeing the top culture highlights of a place. Ideally we also have some time to relax in the sun with an excellent book. He’s also a big foodie too, so we love finding the best local restaurants or fun little cocktail bars while travelling.