• Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Here you can meet the faces behind the Unforgettable Travel family. We are a small team with a passion for all things travel, wildlife, conservation, and culture. We have a strong work ethic and each of our travel experts are dedicated to curate your perfect itinerary, whether that’s a romantic European break, a memorable African safari, or a family adventure to Asia. You will find us in either our London, Split, Athens or New York offices, working hard to perfect your itinerary.

Our travel experts really are travel experts. Mario has traveled to Sicily 19 times, Elaine fell in love with Cape Town and lived there for over ten years, Graham has traveled to over 80 countries, Muno describes his job as “selling dreams”, Gemma published a book about safari guides, Luke has traveled across every country in Asia… the list goes on. We are experts but we are also passionate people with the same love of travel as you.

Our Travel Specialists

  • Perian Johnson

    Perian Johnson

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Being based in Milan, I am the go to specialist at UTC for luxury trips to Italy and Greece.

  • Gemma D'Souza

    Gemma D'Souza

    Africa Travel Specialist & Magazine Editor

    My Super Power:

    Creating bucket list trips for clients to track down the Big 5 at safari lodges across the plains of Africa.

  • Luke Stapylton Smith

    Luke Stapylton-Smith

    Asia Travel Specialist & Head of Product

    My Super Power:

    They call me Asia Luke and for good reason. Japan, South East Asia, Korea, Sri Lanka, India…the list goes on.

     

  • Ally Lewing

    Ally Lewing

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Designing intricate trips for clients looking to travel multiple destinations across Europe. 

  • Julian Pearl

    Julian Pearl

    Head of Sales & Customer Service

    My Super Power:

    Managing a growing sales and customer service team, servicing thousands of customer requests with a 99% customer service rating.

  • Pietro Molica Lazzaro

    Pietro Molica Lazzaro

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Being one of the top travel specialists at UTC for the past 4 years and making sure everyone knows who Pietro is!

  • Graham Carter

    Graham Carter

    Luxury Travel Specialist & Director

    My Super Power:

    Overseeing all commercial aspects across the company and dealing with VIP clients to worldwide destinations.

  • Evelin Vegi

    Evelin Végi

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Assisting our UK and Australian clients in finding the perfect cruise in Europe.

  • Muno Mandizha

    Muno Mandizha

    Luxury Cruise & Yacht Charter Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Knowing everything there is to know about small ship cruising and luxury yachting around the world.

     

  • Sanja Kunic

    Sanja Kunic

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Designing custom itineraries for clients looking to visit Italy, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro.

  • Nora Frohberg

    Nora Frohberg

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Based in Athens, I know everything there is about the Greek islands, Turkey and Italy.

  • Nichol Lomison

    Nichol Lomison

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    Having lived in Rome, I’m a European specialist with a flair for sales, business development and adore everything about Italy.

     

     

  • Edi Persen

    Edi Peršen

    European Travel Specialist

    My Super Power:

    I have experience having worked in both operations and in sales, which help me create very customized itineraries for clients.

Our Marketing & Product Team

  • Luke Harvey

    Luke Harvey

    Head of Marketing

    My Super Power:

    Coordinating all of our online and offline marketing activities for 4 brands and counting..

  • Heather Whitten

    Heather Witten

    CRM & Social Media Manager

    My Super Power:

    Managing our social media channels and ensuring our clients are kept up to date with our weekly email campaigns.

  • Charlotte Brophy

    Charlotte Brophy

    Digital Marketing Executive

    My Super Power:

    Keeping a close eye on all of our websites and making sure they are unforgettable for the right reasons.

  • Natalie Jurcic

    Natalie Jurcic

    European Travel Specialist & Product Manager

    My Super Power:

    Establishing relationships with new and existing partners across our biggest destinations.

  • Kate McGarel

    Product Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    Keeping our databases up to date with the most up to date supplier information and prices.

  • Nicol Riccio

    Nicol Riccio

    Product Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    Building new supplier relationships across new markets and introducing the UTC brand.

Our Operations Teams

  • Jelena Persen

    Jelena Peršen

    Croatia Operations Manager

    My Super Power:

    Managing our Split operations office and overseeing over 2,000 bookings to Croatia, Slovenia & Montenegro.

  • Antonija Buntak

    Antonija Buntak

    Tour Director Coordinator

    My super power:

    Managing our 20 tour directors who lead our 90+ guaranteed small group tours each season.

  • Kalliopi Bermperi

    Kalliopi Bermperi

    Greece Operations Manager

    My Super Power:

    Being based in Athens and managing our fast growing Greece division covering bookings to both Greece and Turkey. 

  • Carol Furtado

    Carol Furtado

    European Operations Manager

    My Super Power:

    I’m responsible for managing UTC’s growing Italy and Western Europe operations division.

  • Tihana Simuncic

    Tihana Simuncic

    Travel Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    I’m responsible for coordinating hundreds of bookings each year and making sure our transfers arrive on time.

  • Goran Perkovic

    Goran Perkovic

    Travel Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    I’m responsible for coordinating and executing hundreds of tailor-made bookings our sales team do each season.

  • Elpida Kaka

    Elpida Kakka

    Travel Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    Speaking both fluent Greek and Croatian, I’m responsible for finalizing bookings across multiple European destinations.

  • Natara Clarke

    Natara Clarke

    Travel Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    I’m based in the London office and work closely with the operations teams on dealing with new bookings.

  • Katica Beslic

    Katica Beslic

    Travel Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    Assisting clients from the US, UK and Australia with finalizing their travel arrangements and helping to answer any questions they have.

  • Kallia

    Kallia Tsourakaki

    Travel Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    Working within our growing operations team to assist with coordinating and finalizing clients intricate itineraries.

Our Finance Team

  • Irfan Kaleem

    Irfan Kaleem

    Finance Manager

    My Super Power:

    Managing all finance activities across the company. 

  • Dawn Jordan

    Finance Coordinator

    My Super Power:

    Working closely with our operations team to ensure all of our suppliers are paid on time.

  • Julia Shikina

    Julia Shikina

    Finance Director

    My Super Power:

    I’m responsible for all finance and regulatory aspects of the business and ensuring that our shareholders are happy with our profitable growth.

  • Mario Fortini

    Director

    My Super Power:

    Investor and partner in the business

  • Daniel Bradnam

    Daniel Bradnam

    Director

    My Super Power:

    Investor and partner in the business

     

 

Why book with Unforgettable Travel

  • 100% Financial Protection

    We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

  • Destination Experts

    Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

  • The Best Guides

    What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

  • We Care

    From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.