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Emily Gillman

General Manager

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From a young age, Emily has always travelled, her parents seeing great value in experiencing new cultures, landscapes and wildlife. She is an explorer at heart and is always eager to experience as much of the world as she can; venturing to new countries, following a map, sampling foreign cuisine and meeting people from all walks of life, this is when she is at her happiest. Over the years Emily has worked in various roles, her most prominent was managing live events for the global technology giant, Samsung. However, travel was always at the back of her mind, and after a trip to Borneo to see the Orangutans, her long-held inclination was reignited. In 2015 Emily embarked on an incredible 5-month expedition to Southeast Asia, exploring eight countries in this region.

Indonesia is Emily’s favourite country; dramatic volcanoes, pristine beaches and gin-clear waters, beautiful ancient temples and emerald green rice paddies captured her imagination from the very first time she visited. But on her subsequent trips she has been blown away by the warmth and friendliness of the local people, and is fascinated at how their ancestor’s traditions and religion still play a significant part in their daily lives.

 

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DESTINATION

INDONESIA

In the globe’s Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago with more than 17,000 islands, and so it can be a mine-field when choosing where to visit on a holiday to Indonesia. A tailor-made Indonesia holiday will ensure you are visiting the spots that are best suited to your needs. There is much to choose from: sleek retreats surrounded by rice...

HOTELS

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Emily's favourites include the show-stopping Amanjiwo, and the exclusive and super-luxe Nihi Sumba Island...

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Mandapa by Ritz-CarltonView here
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AmankilaView here

ITINERARY

AUTHENTIC INDONESIA

21 days from £5,720

Experience the real Indonesia; scale volcanoes, explore ancient sites, dive coral reefs, immerse in the rich Hindu culture, soak up...


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Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka

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Happy #Holi to all of you! 🇮🇳✨
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Each sleek property brings a fresh twist to the traditional hill country - from #NineSkies in #Ella to #CamelliaHills in #Dickoya, plus #Goatfell in #NuwaraEliya 🍃
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Cascading rice terraces greet you in #Ubud 🍃🍃🍃
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Balinese women make daily offerings of vibrant flowers and fruit to the gods 🍊🍐🍌🍎🌺💐
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Our India specialists are off... ✈️
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They’ll be whisked straight to the divine #TajLakePalace in #Udaipur upon arrival! 🇮🇳
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Get in touch with us to stay at this heritage hotel, which has been a firm Ampersand favourite for years
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✨Brand new blog post curated by one of our specialists: ‘5 Unmissable experiences in North India’✨
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Follow the link in our bio to read about some of Ampersand’s favourite cultural experiences in #Varanasi, #Calcutta, #Delhi & #Mumbai 🇮🇳
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In #Japan, the lesser-known plum tree (‘ume’ #梅) blossoms in February - March 🌺
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Visit at this time to admire these special flowers and beat the crowds that swarm the country during cherry blossom peak season 🌸
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