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!


Where to Go for Your 40th Birthday

17th February 2021
by James Bell

You’re turning 40! That’s certainly a reason to celebrate. But don’t you find that parties are just so much work? Unless you have a team of dedicated friends and family who are prepared to cook, serve and wash up for you afterwards. Of course you can always pay someone else to do it for you […]

Six films to watch during lockdown

22nd January 2021
by James Bell

The UK is back in lockdown and travel is paused once more for the foreseeable future. Even though you’re stuck indoors, it doesn’t mean you can’t have your imagination whisked away to somewhere altogether more exotic. There’s a wealth of media and entertainment to help you forget about the coronavirus pandemic, even just for a […]


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