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We don't employ a big team of people, but we all have a fantastic network of professionals who we know and trust.


This keeps us agile and flexible; it also helps to keep costs down and fees affordable.

Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry, working with tourist boards, airlines, accommodation providers, local suppliers and agents, DMCs, tour operators and travel agents. Strategic planning and goal setting come very naturally to Mark, but he firmly believes that everything in business starts with understanding the needs and motivation of the customer.


During his long career, Mark has developed several market leading products, created new brands and run several companies from start-up to sale. He has travelled all over the world, has a passion for nature and the outdoors and a strong belief in responsible tourism. 


The world is full of extraordinary places and we encourage anyone to travel the world. But tourism can destroy the beauty, as well as future income for countries, if it’s not managed properly for the benefit of future travellers. 

Mark Wright


"I've spent my entire career finding great adventure suppliers and marketing them to niche markets. 

I'm passionate about activity, adventure, nature and conservation"

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Lucy Palmer

Client Services Director 

"Looking after the interests of our clients is what I'm passionate about.


I love what our clients offer and I love my job so you'll always get 110% effort."

Lucy has over 20 years senior marketing experience, from managing global consumer brands at top advertising agencies in London and Amsterdam, to establishing small B2B businesses on a budget.


She knows just how to get into the mindset of a target audience and communicate in a way that is relevant and engaging to them.

She is also a passionate lifelong traveller. She has visited over 90 countries over four continents and now sees the world through new eyes with her two adventure-loving small children in tow.  



Calvin has over 20 years of travel industry experience - working as a rep and a walking guide in Europe before moving into operations, product development and management for well-known UK Tour Operators. He knows instinctively what buyers are looking for and will guide you through the procurement process in order to help you beat the competition and win new business! 


Having lived in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Norway and Finland, and put together walking and cycling itineraries in 12 more countries, Calvin knows Europe inside out. His extensive experience and understanding of the industry will help you get straight to the most relevant tour operators for your services.

Calvin Yates

Head of Representation

"What I love about travelling and my work is the anticipation of something new every day. It`s a sensation that never gets old.

To travel is to learn and enjoy! "

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Miskola Abdulloeva

Representation Manager

"UK tour operators are extremely considerate travellers with a

passion for  

responsible travel

that I am encouraging

in Tajikistan."

Miskola hails from Tajikistan and has always been passionate about travel. In 2012 she founded a DMC with a mission to showcase her home country to curious overseas travellers. In 2020, to expand her knowledge, she moved to London to study International Tourism and Hospitality Management.


Miskola understands the challenges faced by DMCs when approaching the UK market. She also appreciates what tour operators need from a reliable local partner. This combined knowledge makes her a great addition to The Adventure Connection team. Plus she is always smiling! 

Born in South Africa, Robyn has visited 60 countries and spent the better part of the last 10 years living, working and travelling across the African continent, primarily as an African specialist, promoting local DMCs and safari lodges. 

Her extensive knowledge of the region enables her to connect you to tour operators that share your values and vision, thereby building strong, lasting trade partnerships.  

Outside of working hours, you will find Robyn planning her next trip, reading Oprah's Bookclub recommendations or hiking a nearby mountain.

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Robyn Henry

Representation Manager

"I love every aspect of my job but what motivates me the most is woking on conservation projects.

I truly believe that travel is about making us more aware about our environment and communities."

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Georgia Yurkwich-Spink

Representation Manager

"I am passionate about travel and adventure and in opening people's eyes to the wonders that exist off the beaten path.


I really enjoy building relationships and spreading the word about our great DMCs with others!"

Georgia hails from a schools' expedition background and has been in the field of travel since 2006. During this time she has travelled extensively in Africa and Latin America as well as numerous other countries and if she has not visited a certain place, it's likely she may have organised an expedition there before! Her expertise ranges from operational and logistical safety, to product design and business development. More recently, Georgia worked in Business Development for a UK based Latin American tour operator, which enhanced her passion for this wonderful continent. 

Using her passion for adventure, with extensive destination knowledge, she will help to promote your products and experiences and build your reputation and sales in the UK market.

Outside of work you will find Georgia in the gym, walking her dogs in the beautiful wilds of North Yorkshire, or enjoying a glass of wine at her excellent local pub. Life is about balance after all!

Simona (Simi) is an ACCA qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years of accounting experience in the UK and abroad, across a variety of sectors. She loves getting into the detail of what makes a company tick and how the numbers add up, but she also loves working with clients, partners and suppliers to ensure the finance processes are working smoothly for all!


Apart from working with numbers, Simi is a keen traveller and loves discovering new travel experiences - from desert camping and wadi bashing in the middle east deserts to snorkelling in the Maldives and discovering new experiences in Istanbul.  


She was born in Prague, Czech Republic but has spent most of her life either in the UK or the Middle East where she lived in Dubai for seven years or in the US, where she spent some time living in Austin, Texas.


Outside of work, Simi’s other passions are her two young children and a Labrador Vizsla cross dog. Her children have travelled to more countries than their ages and even the dog enjoys overseas trips!

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Simona Coulston


"Combining two of my passions - a love of travel and adventure - whilst feeding my inner geek and contributing to the financial management of a growing company for me is the perfect job!"


Marketing Coordinator

To me adventure travel is about exploring the world with like-minded people. It is what combines best my love for the outdoors, history and cultural discovery.

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Atanas has spent the last 8 years working for international tour operators and local DMCs operating in the Balkans - as a tour leader, product manager and sales specialist. Having passed through the various facets of the travel industry, he knows very well what DMCs, tour operators and agents need to be successful, and understands the challenges each of the sides faces.


Atanas is passionate about adventure travel, outdoor sports, and the Balkans, which he finds to be a region with a lot of untapped potential for authentic travel experiences and outdoor activities. In his free time, he enjoys guiding hiking groups in Bulgaria and the neighbouring countries, where he always finds new pieces of history, human stories and landscapes to explore.


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