For more than 10 years Wendy has represented DMC’s in Latin America to the travel trade. She has led workshops, presentations and trainings – which are renowned for the depth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm she brings to her destinations – as well as industry events, fam trips and tradeshows.
Born to a Chilean Mother and British Father. Wendy was born in London but spent the early part of her childhood in Chile. Wendy’s desire to travel was first stirred as a child as she sat listening, rapt, to her family’s stories of exploration. Stoked by stories in two languages and her own vivid imagination, her passion for far-flung shores burned steadily until her adult years.
Finally, she started her own explorations and spent her early twenties travelling through Asia. She then made her way to South America, where she backpacked for a year. She is now the proud owner of three tents, a filthy backpack and her own collection of stories. She is a lover of nature and at her happiest on remote, windswept plains, atop jagged mountains or amidst the wild expanses of sub-zero temperatures.
It was inevitable that Wendy would end those early travelling days by working in the industry. She studied Travel and Tourism whilst working for an Independent Travel Agency. She moved on to work for a specialist Long-Haul Tour Operator for nine years in various roles including Sales Manager, Training Manager and Latin America Product Manager. Since that first defining, backpack-bashing year in South America, she has travelled extensively in Latin America as a highly knowledgeable and committed professional.