We may have done it all but … we like to push
the boundaries of what excellence should be.
WHO WE ARE
“ A team of travel professionals with 20 years M&I
experience in Asia. ”
“ A diverse mix of western nationals collaborating
in rich partnership with our Asia counterparts. ”
“ An impassioned group of individuals
committed to service excellence, product
innovation and creative ways of doing business. ”
“ An entity that focuses on quality over quantity
to make our teams proud of its contribution to
the industry. ”
We may not look it but … we each have 20 years events experience in Asia.
Nicholas has been living and working in Asia for 20 years and counting. As a pilot by education and with a degree in Aviation, a career that involved travel was always on the horizon.
After starting his journey in Myanmar, Nicholas has been fortunate enough to have operated in almost every destination across Asia and in particular, South East Asia. Throughout his career journey, he has lived and operated in Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, Shanghai and Bangkok, which he now calls home.
Having been responsible for the successful expansion and operation of a leading DMC in Asia has provided Nicholas the opportunity to gain a tremendous amount of experience and build a wide internal network; this is his passion and a passion that he brings to Asia Concierge
Paul Levrier has been at the helm of the events industry in Vietnam for 23 years. He was the initial creator of events at the former Presidential Palace in Saigon, the first to turn the Fine Arts Museum and the Botanical Gardens into the event spaces they are today.
Under his direction he conceived exclusive use of the Temple of Literature in Hanoi and was the first to take over the Co Loa Citadel on its outskirts when incentive travel to Vietnam was in its infancy (circa 2001). The vespa tours that are now so popular in the main cities of Vietnam was first devised and created by Paul via connections at a small vespa club in Ho Chi Minh City way back in 2004! Most recently, he led the operation of an event at the previously ‘out of bounds’ Hanoi Citadel in the heart of the city for 300 guests.
Paul’s quest for product innovation and creating new events out of the old leads him with an ongoing thirst to deliver exceptional event experiences. All the while sourcing new venues and content, Paul is constantly on the lookout for locations that are authentic and representative of Vietnam’s rich cultural landscape.
CHINA COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Linda is one of the country’s most respected travel professionals. Before becoming a part of Asia Concierge, Linda worked with other prominent DMC’s enabling her to combine her experience of wholesale business with an intensive period of MICE management.
Since 2006 Linda has drawn upon her extensive China product knowledge and keen understanding of the travel industry to expand the China office and lead a team that is adept at managing corporate events for up to 1,000 guests, as well as creating bespoke itineraries for discerning leisure travelers.
With a distinct eye on the future, Linda also believes the old DMC model has little place in the modern day traveller’s mindset and wants to be part of a fresh and innovative venture to continue to make her mark in the travel industry as it evolves.
JAPAN COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Melbourne born and raised, Jarrod Stenhouse is regarded by many in the industry as being at the forefront of leading Japan through a decade of growth in tourism.
Since starting his foray into Asia as a trip director in 2005, Jarrod went on to pursue Japanese as a second language and was responsible for building and operating one of the most reputable and successful privately owned DMC’s in the country.
Since Japan’s reopening after the pandemic years, Jarrod returns to his industry roots as Asia Concierge’s Country Director, bringing with him a highly respected and experienced senior executive team.
Jarrod’s love and affiliation with Japan and his deep, cultural and business connections in country ensures a formidable foundation on which growth and prospects will flourish.
THAILAND NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Khun Addie Hirunkate is a highly respected Thai national with a remarkable 40 years’ experience in the travel industry.
Born and raised in the capital city of Bangkok, Addie co-founded a well-known DMC in 1996 and over the course of the next 20 years built an impressive network in Thailand’s travel industry and is especially renowned in the country’s convention and incentive sectors.
Her long-term association with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thailand Incentive Convention Association (TICA) has seen Addie hold the position of Vice President at TICA, as well as Vice President at the Association of Thai Travel Agents.
Addie recognises that the new era of tourism to Thailand has to be more constrained and revert back to a quality over quantity approach. Her Executive position on our Thailand board brings this experience and unparalleled network to Asia Concierge.
VIETNAM COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Lan has been in the travel industry in Vietnam for over 25 years and has held senior positions with the region’s finest ground operators.
Lan was the influential person of choice to establish and manage Abercrombie and Kent’s foray into Vietnam, becoming its General Director and Country Manager for 5 years. Lan built the company up from its foundation to the major operation it became under the A&K portfolio.
Family commitments and her children’s education took priority as she moved to Montreal, Canada for a year before re-engaging with her ex colleagues and the founders of Asia Concierge, ready to be lured back into the industry again. This time with a higher degree of purpose and drive to do good for the industry in Vietnam.
Wanchai is one of Thailand’s travel industry specialists with decades of successful experience in all aspects of the business.
With a focus of on the individual needs of his clients, he has helped plan everything from intimate travel experiences to complex M&I, leisure and corporate events for the past 25 years. In addition to this, he has built an extensive range of contacts across the industry and is well known as a key player in the Thailand travel industry.
The secret of his success lies in his own love of travel and exploring, which serves as the driving force behind his career choice, as well as the reason why he deeply understands the nuances of getting the very best from every program he is involved with.
YEANG SOKHON (Khon)
CAMBODIA COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Khon was born and raised in Siem Reap, His career in travel began when he joined the government-run department of tourism in his home town back in 1989.
Soon acknowledged as the foremost professional guide at the Angkor temples, Khon then left to join the private sector in the late 1990’s before collaborating with other investors to open Asia Concierge.
Khon has worked with many prestigious clients over the years and is particularly proud of the accolades afforded him by the World Monument Fund. He has collaborated with numerous high profile institutions and corporations and maintains a diverse network within the industry and local government.
GENERAL MANAGER CAMBODIA & LAOS
Jason is a seasoned professional and focused individual, who brings over 14 years’ experience in travel management in Southeast Asia.
He joined the Asia Concierge entity after working in senior management roles within DMCs, Tour Operators, and Travel Agencies in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Equipped with extensive product knowledge, management skills, and cultural understanding, Jason has travelled extensively throughout Cambodia and was instrumental in constructing our specialised product range that provides a far more intimate travel experience beyond the norm.
Long wanting to promote Cambodia to the more discerning and adventurous customer he sees Asia Concierge as a chance to showcase the very best that the country has to offer today’s traveler
Director / Indonesia Country Director
Andreas initially began his a travel career in the hotel industry as an apprentice in a small town in South Germany, from where, after a training time in New Orleans, USA, he developed a deep interest in Asia.
In 2002 he dived head first into his first opportunity in inbound management in Myanmar, just when the country was beginning to open up. Since then he has assumed posts in Oman, Malaysia and finally Indonesia, where he has since settled on the island of Bali for ten years.
Working in senior management positions in Indonesia, Andreas, like many of us, saw an opportunity for a more refined and specialised travel venture that could add a high degree of value to the industry and where he could play a part in repositioning Asia away from the reliance on large scale tourism.
We are driven by our craft, our culture & our passion.
Our in country teams are dedicated, committed, loyal and hell bent on service delivery. Handpicked from the industry’s finest, we firmly believe we have the strongest pool of talent you can possibly find.
Our proposals are called Event Dossiers for a reason. We are selling a concept, a story if you will, and it needs to be told right.