Gary has extensive experience in the long haul travel industry spanning over 15 years and has a genuine passion for exploring the globe. Over the years he has developed and lead expeditions remote jungles to photograph endangered species for National Geographic, climbed mountains in Tibet and stayed with Buddhist Monks. As well as this Gary has been at the forefront of developing pioneering study tours and working with industry leaders to develop unique educational experiences for seasoned professionals.
Prior to founding FORTH Representation he ran his own specialist tour operator, Discover China for 7 years before moving to Wendy Wu Tours sister company Inbound China DMC to project manage and re-position them as a prominent inbound partner.
With extensive Sales and Marketing experience covering long haul hotels and resorts, leisure travel, MICE and the corporate market, he uses his expertise to get positive results for clients. Gary thrives on challenges and has a proven record of delivering new business opportunities to his partners and ensuring long-term success in the UK market.
Robin comes with more than 25 years’ experience in the long-haul travel industry gained working for the market leaders in travel. His extensive tour operator understanding gives him an insight into what is needed when developing products in the UK market. After making the change to representation he has worked for a number of years with complex and emerging destinations representing national tourism boards. It is this insight into how operators work that assists with introducing destinations and products to the right people at the right time.
Over the years Robin has worked with a diverse range of clients ranging from hotel groups, island resorts and tourism boards, Robin has a thorough understanding of the what is required to establish a new client in the market and believes building and maintaining relationships is vital to long term success. He brings an extensive network of contacts in the industry and a genuine passion for all things travel as well as having a vast wealth of destination knowledge to draw on.