When Catriona was a child her parents owned and managed quintessential British pubs across southern England, and she spent much of her childhood mixing with tourists and travelling between the hustle and bustle of London, and the quaint and calm Suffolk countryside and coast. Learning about hospitality from a young age captured Catriona’s imagination, and after travelling extensively through Europe in her teens, she eventually went to the University of Surrey where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management.
Since joining Ampersand in 2011 Catriona has travelled through much of Asia, both on research trips and on her own holidays. She has journeyed to destinations for the first time, such as Bhutan and Japan, returned to her much-loved favourites of India and Sri Lanka, and revisited some of the countries that she once backpacked through, including Indonesia and Thailand, but this time in luxury. On each trip Catriona meets new people from all walks of life, giving her a richness and depth of understanding to the country. Whilst India remains her favourite, she also loves Bhutan as an incredibly humbling county; “not only was the setting just stunning, the people are so gracious and welcoming, it was almost like returning home!”
- Ampersand's Little Black Book: A Design Tour of South Africa
Wednesday 10 July, 2019
- Great Safaris of Southern Africa
Friday 26 April, 2019
- India and Africa - For the love of Wildlife
Thursday 14 March, 2019
- 20 Places to Fall in Love with India
Tuesday 15 May, 2018
- Southern Africa: Best Properties for Design, Art, Wildlife, Beach & Deserts!
Wednesday 07 February, 2018
Glamorous and beguiling, North India crackles with energy and colour. Nothing compares to the splendour and romance of Rajasthan, spilling over with ancient temples and Mughal monuments. You have vibrant and exciting cities throughout India; Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta being just a few of our favourite to discover on an Indian getaway; not to mention the blissfully cool tea plantations, soaring...
Catriona's Photo Album
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India