David's passion for travel developed at an early age after moving with his family to Switzerland. Immersing himself in a different culture and learning to speak the language opened his eyes to the prospects and rewards of travel.
After studying at Cardiff University, David became a Corporate Customer Service Manager in the telecommunications industry, during which time he also embarked on his first trip to South East Asia. Travelling in the region for six months and experiencing the hospitality of Asian culture firsthand, David instantly fell in love and returned on a further two occasions to the region.
David’s knowledge and passion for the region led him to Audley and he has returned with them recently, allowing him to visit some of the more 'off-the-beaten-track' and remote areas.
In his free time David enjoys cooking and keeping fit. He is also a qualified scuba diver and keen photographer.
My Most Memorable Experience
My most memorable experience whilst working with Audley has to be the mahout training in Khao Yai National Park. 'Mahouts' are elephant keepers who look after and feed them.
It was an amazing opportunity to learn about the conservation and protection of these animals. During the course you learn about elephant behaviour and have the chance to feed, ride and bathe them. Getting so close to these magnificent animals was an exhilarating experience and one I will never forget.
My Favourite Destination
Located in the picturesque Krabi province of southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi offers visitors stunning beaches, emerald waters and a perfect place to relax and unwind.
The island offers some of the best diving in Thailand and the sunsets behind its limestone cliffs are truly breathtaking.
My Favourite Accommodation
Located in the southern part of Negros in the Philippines, Atmosphere offers guests amazing Philippine hospitality and first class amenities.
Situated within an old seven acre coconut plantation, the resort has its own spa and dive school. Whether you choose to spend your days exploring the area or simply relax and unwind by the pool, Atmosphere is the perfect place to do this.
The resort offers regular trips to swim with whale sharks and its signature restaurant, 'Blue', serves some mouth watering cuisine.