Bertie is the CEO of Sampan Travel, a tour operator based in Yangon creating tailor-made tours through Myanmar and India. After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a BA in English Literature in 2013, Bertie moved to Berlin two work in communications. Two years later he arrived in Myanmar and set about building a tour operator that he intended to both offer exceptional, immersive experience to travellers while at the same time have a positive impact on the lives of local communities. This mission remains even more important in the current context.
I want to meet interesting, exiting people with a passion for travel and a mission to push forward the tourism industry.
These are trends that have roots pre-COVID and have accelerated since. And I agree that they will continue to grow in 2023. “Cold spots” when people get away from wifi, and a greater emphasis on transformation through nature & travel.
What are your travel predictions for 2023? 11 months ago
This sounds great. It is always difficult to find the balance between a smooth experience for a traveller, benefit for the local community AND a truly authentic experience. Well done to those who have created this and hope that it continues to bring b... show more
Hi everyone, My name is Bertie. 🌍 I am based in Yangon, Myanmar. I have been here fore the last 7 years. Hoping to spend more time up in the hills on Shan State in the future, perhaps Kalaw. 💻 I am the CEO of Sampan Travel. We - in more normal tim... show more
Introduce yourself to the community 1 year ago
I am in Amman, Jordan! Fun fact: I haven`t yet seen a dog but there are street cats everywhere. Big, fluffy and tough. Usually hanging out in small packs around dumpsters.
Where in the world are you right now? 2 years ago