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Lance Mould
Managing Director

Lance is our Managing Director and in April 2017 purchased Active Asia.

After working for the company for over fourteen years, it was time for a new challenge . Lance assures that we consistently evolve  with the ever changing demands in the industry.

His love of Asia is very apparent when he speaks of his own personal experiences or offers product advice to ensure your clients receive the best recommendations.  He thrives on the dynamic and forever changing industry that we are involved. 

Lance frequently travels to Asia in search of innovative product to enhance our portfolio.

Phone Lance on 09-360 7669 or email: lance@activeasia.co.nz 

Neela Ranchodbhai
Product Manager (on maternity leave from 19th March until September 2018)

Having worked in the travel industry for many years now, mainly with bigger corporate agencies, Neela is finding it a refreshing change to now be a part of a small boutique company.

As Product Manager, Neela is continually on the search for exciting new product that would be a great fit for the Active Asia portfolio along with ensuring our current product range is still just as enjoyable.

Neela’s love for travel began at an early age, when she was given the fortunate opportunity to head abroad. What an amazing eye-opener, experiencing different cultures, customs, places, people and not to forget the cuisines. 

Phone Neela on 09-360 7669 or email: neela@activeasia.co.nz 

Joanne Hooper
Product & Marketing Assistant

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland Jo delights in working in the travel industry clocking up 29 years this year, seven of these with Active Asia.

She has travelled widely in South East Asia; firstly as a backpacker en-route to New Zealand and more recently as a travel consultant and with family. She loves the region for its diverse geography, people and food. Borneo, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar stand out however she finds it hard to pick a favourite as all are so unique and fascinating.

Recently moving into the product department from reservations, Jo is looking forward to maintaining existing and sourcing new options for our vibrant and exciting product range.

Phone Jo on 09-360 7669 or email: jo@activeasia.co.nz 

 

Ana Mon
Sales and Marketing Executive

Ana is our Sales and Marketing Executive and joined Active Asia in September 2017 and has been involved in the travel industry in Australia and Latin America working in the Hotel Industry and the Chateaux Relais  publication.

Along with her background in Fine Arts and Interior Design she has always been intrigued by the Travel Industry and the connection with art.

As a member of Active Asia her job is to assist you and discuss your travel options and exiting news about Asia to make a stimulating adventure that will stay with you and  your clients for ever.

Phone Ana on 09-360 7669 or email: ana@activeasia.co.nz 

Lynn Meechan
Groups & Special Interest Specialist

Lynn is our school, special interest and groups guru. 

She is seriously knowledgeable in all of Asia but her expertise is in Vietnam, Borneo, Laos, China, Sri Lanka & Myanmar. She loves big meaty itineraries and enjoys delving into the finer details for you.The more questions and information that you have from your clients the better, this helps Lynn in being creative and offering you something different.

One of her most impressive memories is the watery world of Inle Lake in the middle of Myanmar. This is where you will find floating gardens, stilted villages, and crumbling stupas, an area densely inhabited by many different tribes, including the Intha people who are famous for their leg rowing.

We are fortunate to have Lynn’s experience and knowledge of Asia in our office. She loves to talk so give her a ring or email her to discuss your clients next adventure.

Phone Lynn on 09-360 7669 or email: lynn@activeasia.co.nz

Billy Davison
Reservations Supervisor

Billy is our new Reservations Supervisor; having recently returned to New Zealand after living in South East Asia for the last 5 years where he had been working as the Regional Operations Manager for an adventure tour company.

Billy has a great deal of experience with organising and managing adventure tours around Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam & Myanmar as well as having led these tours himself.  During his time as an expat, Billy was based in Luang Prabang (Laos), Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Bangkok (Thailand).

Phone Billy on 09-360 7669 or email: sales@activeasia.co.nz 

Jade Walkden-Wright
Reservations Consultant

Jade has always had a passion from a young age to explore the world. She is a recent graduate from the New Zealand School of Tourism with a Diploma in Tourism Management.

After her studies she travelled for 3 months throughout Asia, experiencing ten different countries. Jade then decided it was time to use the knowledge she gained from her travels in conjunction with her studies.

Securing a position with Active Asia was the perfect fit, where she can enhance her passion for travel and share her experiences.

 

Sachiko Lord
Reservations Consultant

Sachiko is the newest member of the Active Asia team.

As a child she loved travelling and this passion has stayed with her.
Sachiko has visited Australia, USA, most of Europe and lived in England for 6 years; along with visiting
Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and South Korea and worked for JTB in Japan as a tour leader.
In this role she travelled all over Japan so if you have any questions on Japan feel free to ask.

Stephen Grogan
Accounts & Administration

Stephen looks after our accounts and administration and is a breath of fresh air with his attitude, professionalism and wealth of knowledge.  He has a passion for cruising and is well travelled.  When not in the office you will find he has a passion for dining, wine and food and enjoys the occasional long lunch.