October 31, 2023

Sophie-Anne joins Scenset as a travel curator

Overlooking the Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala

Whether it be scaling volcanoes in Guatemala, sailing the Egyptian Nile by felucca, or delving into the depths of the Cambodian jungle, Sophie-Anne has harbored an obsession with exploration for as long as she can remember. She loves to be on the move when she travels and incorporates a range of adrenaline-pumping experiences to combine her passion for outdoor activity with a love of places and people.

“I feel an irresistible pull to the infinite promise of wild, majestic landscapes and forging human connections that reinvigorate a sense of wonder at the beauty of the planet and its diversity.”

Sophie-Anne grew up in a melting pot of cultural influences, with family hailing from far and wide including India, Uganda, and Canada, and having lived herself in Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. before settling (for now!) in London. But it was her degree in anthropology and languages that proved the ultimate gateway to a career in travel, solidifying the belief that the magic of travel lies in each journey’s ability to enrich one’s perspective of the world through the lives they encounter along the way.

The best mode of transport for getting around Egypt

She’s enjoyed creating unique experiences all around the world for award-winning travel groups ever since. The last seven years she worked as Operations Manager and Global Travel Manager at Black Tomato, so she’s excited to continue her work in luxury travel with Scenset.

“I’m over the moon to be joining such an ambitious, pioneering team at a very exciting time in their journey; sharing in a client’s anticipation as they set off to charter new horizons and in turn learn about themselves through the joy of travel is one of my favorite things about my job; it’s so special to see a truly impactful and memorable experience brought to life.”

Sophie-Anne believes that the meaning of luxury travel is unique to each individual — for some, it’s characterized by abundant human interaction and for others, it’s about getting lost in the wilderness. One traveler may revel in the artistry of hotel design while their companion only wants exclusive experiences they may never have imagined possible.

“The buzz of really getting to know my clients so that I can tailor an itinerary perfectly for them never gets old and it’s such a thrill to be a part of a team pushing the boundaries of what it means to be truly bespoke.”