James Bell

James Bell

Managing Director

James Bell

Managing Director

I am one of the founders of the Turquoise Holiday Company, having spent ten years in the ski industry working for Bladon Lines & Inghams. I escaped the mountains to sell desert islands for Turquoise – I love New Zealand and Tasmania not only for their beautiful wines but the scenery and isolation they offer. The future of travel will be who has the keys to the private lands and beaches – the new luxury is not how many stars a hotel has, but how few people you have to share a view or destination with. I love my golf and although I remain a constant under achiever it’s the only thing that keeps me from my wife and two children Sophie and Angus, who are named after my Scottish roots. I look after all our Marketing and still love to talk to clients about my travel experiences although our Sales Manager Jonty has tried to ban me from answering the phone!


We’re Condรฉ Nast Traveller award winners!

7th October 2020
by James Bell

In what has been a very difficult year for the travel industry, good news is very welcome. Thankfully, we’ve just got some! We’re thrilled to announce we’ve won the ‘Tour Operators & Specialists’ category in Condรฉ Nast’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards for the fourth time in a row and the fifth time in six years. […]

Caribbean Dreaming: New brochure out now!

18th September 2020
by James Bell

When I think of wintering in the Caribbean, I imagine beautiful people in beautiful yachts, fleeing the cooling waters of the Mediterranean for the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Each island is unique, meaning most have a core of fiercely loyal followers, returning each year as part of the islandโ€™s family. There are a few things guaranteed […]


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