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Company number: 11454726
Endeavour House, 3rd Floor
Coopers End Road
Stansted
CM24 1SJ

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The team behind TourCompass

Catriona Hodge

Catriona Hodge

Travel Consultant

With a background in sustainable management and tourism and experience working internationally, Cat is a travel enthusiast with a desire to share her passion with others.

Cat’s wanderlust was first sparked after a backpacking tour around Europe followed by a road trip across the USA with her sister. From then, she was hooked and has since ticked many destinations off her list e.g. the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Australia. Her favourite experiences include seeing dolphins in Bali, getting traditionally tattooed in Fiji and of course, sampling the local cuisine.

She is now passionate about helping other people fulfil their travel dreams, as she knows how much travel has only improved her life for the better!

Laura Arundell Trelborg

Laura Arundell Trelborg

Travel Consultant

Laura is an educated hairdresser who traded her scissors for some sun back in 2015. Since then, she has experience living and working as a tour guide abroad in Turkey, Spain, Italy and Norway. Her love of travelling has taken her to many exciting places throughout her life, including backpacking in Thailand and Africa, where she spent eight months.

As a self-proclaimed ‘adrenaline junkie’, Laura is always saying yes to thrilling adventures. In the past, she has skydived, swam with wild whale sharks, bungee jumped and tracked wild gorillas.

Now, living a family life with her husband and child, Laura is extremely passionate about helping others achieve their travel dreams. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends and hosting dinner parties.

Pernille Grøngaard Brammer

Pernille Grøngaard Brammer

Travel Consultant

Pernille has worked in the travel industry for many years. She has always held a great passion for travel, and travels as often as she can with her family. Pernille is the mother of three children, all of whom have been travelling since they were a year old.

“It’s hard to pinpoint a single travel experience, but travelling with children is very special. The experiences and memories you have together are priceless, and the children’s enthusiasm and relaxed nature make it easy to travel with them.

Some of Pernille’s most prominent travel experiences include her safaris in Africa, diving in Australia, a helicopter ride over Mount Cook, Koh Racha in Thailand and the sunset at the Grand Canyon.

Tom Søndergaard

Tom Søndergaard

Travel Consultant

Tom just loves Latin America. Having travelled there for the first time on a combined trip to Argentina and Brazil, he knew that Latin America is his favourite destination. He has since visited Peru, Ecuador with Galapagos, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Latin America has so much to offer: beautiful landscapes, varied scenery, incredible wildlife, fascinating cultures and a welcoming people, where dance and music play a big role.

There have been so many great experiences: the beautiful scenery of Patagonia, dancing tango in Buenos Aires, experiencing the beach life on Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, standing by the “sun gate” at the entrance to Machu Picchu, hearing all the sounds in the Amazon rainforest, coming close to the world’s largest waterfall, driving around in an American car in Havana, experiencing Costa Rica’s impressive wildlife, seeing the beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico, etc.

Mira Lindholm

Mira Lindholm

Travel Consultant

Mira originally trained as a tourist guide and has more than 13 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry. She has, among other things, worked on cruise ships and sailed back and forth between most major ports in the North Sea and Skagerrak – from Newcastle in the north to Copenhagen in the south. She also worked for many years as a guide and ski instructor in Sweden, Italy and France.

When not helping other people with their travels and experiences, she enjoys getting away herself. She has enjoyed several trips to the US, Canada, Africa, Asia and most countries in Europe.

“What impels me to travel and see the world is the fact that every time I land after a holiday, I return many experiences richer. My job of sharing these experiences with other travellers is a real pleasure,” says Mira.

Ingun Hammersmark Nikolajsen

Ingun Hammersmark Nikolajsen

Travel Consultant

Ingun has worked with us since October 2012. She originally trained as a physiotherapist, but is at her happiest when talking to travel-hungry customers.

Ingun’s heart beats for Africa, and she lived in Ethiopia for two years, where she taught at a local school. During her stay, she became quite adept at bartering with the taxi drivers in the local language, Amharic! She has also travelled in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, and has enjoyed several somewhat unusual travel experiences. She has drunk coffee with tribal people in the Blue Nile Valley, visited the slums in Nairobi and been on a traditional hunt with a bow and arrow in Tanzania.

One of the highlights of Ingun’s safari in Tanzania was the hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. Ingun has also stood on the top of Kilimanjaro and is happy to give tips and advice to those who dream of doing the same.

Ingun is married and has three children who are looking forward to going on safari!

Elisabeth Simonnæs

Elisabeth Simonnæs

Travel Consultant

Having studied law, French and media/communications, Elisabeth possesses a wide range of skills. She has many years’ experience in the world of travel – first in the hotel industry and later working for a travel agency, and she has been part of TourCompass since 2009. Elisabeths main driving force and motivation is the ability to make people’s travel dreams come true, and to create unique experiences at exciting destinations.

She has been to several of our destinations herself, including safaris in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia. Over the years, she has also travelled to Cape Town, Mauritius, China, Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, not to mention several destinations in the Middle East.

On a personal level, Elisabeth spends her free time in the company of good friends and on walks in the countryside, but she also really enjoys immersing herself in a good book.

Iida Väänänen

Iida Väänänen

Travel Consultant

Iida is a globetrotting Finn who has lived in many countries including Thailand and Greece, where she worked as a guide. She has an education in tourism and helps our Finnish customers find their way to their dream holiday.

Her love of travel and seeing new things is a force that has given her many unique experiences. She reminisces about breathtaking nights in the Thai rainforest and the Tanzanian savannah, where only canvas walls stood between her and the wild animals outside. She has also gotten up close to animals under the water, such as when she found Nemo while diving in the Phi Phi islands.

Overall, Iida has seen many exotic animals, encountered different cultures, and experienced the most gorgeous sunsets. In the future, she hopes to gain even more unique experiences with her significant other as her travel partner.

Jude Bommer

Jude Bommer

Travel Consultant

Jude is from the Netherlands and is responsible for booking tours, hotels and flights.

She has backpacked through Australia and New Zealand for one year, and prefers the adventurous, spontaneous and simple approach to travel: with a tent and a backpack. Along with her Danish husband, Jude has travelled around Asia for 4 months, and has witnessed the beauty and fascinating cultures of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal.

Jude lived in Aruba for 3 months whilst studying Sociology.

She has many good memories of trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal: it’s a fantastic experience to wander through the mountains and face physical challenges.

Jude sees it as a privilege to work in the travel industry, and looks forward to expanding her travel experience in South America and Africa along with her husband and children.

Stine Hjorth

Stine Hjorth

Customer Relations Specialst

Stine has a travel industry background and has lived in several countries in Europe, including Greece, Turkey and Portugal, where

she worked as a tour guide and where her passion for the travel industry started. She later took a course in tourism and the experience industry, as she likes nothing better than to create memorable experiences for others.

Although Stine is now based in Denmark, she still loves to travel the world and experience other cultures, and she is always planning her next trip.

Stine spends her free time with her friends and family, and she loves long walks in scenic areas.

Inger-Louise Waage Gerner

Inger-Louise Waage Gerner

Customer Relations Specialst

Inger is a graduate in service, hospitality and tourism management, and it has always been her goal to work in the tourism industry. Her travel experience so far includes large parts of Europe and the US.

Building a personal relationship is important to Inger, and she likes to go the extra mile to ensure that our guests set off on their tour with peace of mind. She is fully invested in really getting to know all our destinations so that she can send our guests off on their dream tour.

Inger lives with her partner and spends her free time practising yoga, running, baking, and with her family and friends. She is also very interested in languages and likes to spend time learning new ones. Most recently, she has started learning Polish.

Ulrika Lindblom

Ulrika Lindblom

Customer Relations Specialist

Ulrika was born and raised in Stockholm, where her long career in tourism began. She originally studied for the hotel industry, where she worked as a receptionist, in hotel booking, and as a guide in Crete and Gran Canaria, where she met her husband.

In 2004, Ulrika moved to Denmark, where she got an education in service, hospitality and tourism management. Since then, she has worked in sales and customer relations, and she has worked at several different companies with tasks including the sale of ski tours and as a sales manager at a children’s clothing company.

Her tour CV includes a few years as an au pair in New Jersey, USA, backpacking in Europe, 6 months in Malaga, where she learned to read Spanish, and she has also visited countries such as Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam.

On the private side, Ulrika is the mother of three children and a dog, and she enjoys spending time at the family’s summer house in the Swedish forests. She spends her leisure time on her children’s activities, her friends, and exercise. As a person, Ulrika is committed and happy, and she loves helping our guests get the best tour possible.

Rikke Holm

Rikke Holm

Operations Director

Rikke has many years’ experience of the travel industry and has been part of TourCompass since 2010. She is responsible for the booking department, where the customer always takes centre stage.

Travelling means a lot to her, and over the years, she has enjoyed many trips to Asia, Australia, the US and most of Europe. She has travelled extensively her whole life because she loves the opportunity to experience new cultures and the feeling of freedom you get when you are away.

The best travel experience for Rikke is to take her family on an adventure and experience how it brings the family together. Good memories are a gift for life!

Rikke spends her free time together with friends and family. She relaxes at home with a game round the family’s table tennis table.

Tanja Jensen

Tanja Jensen

Booking Specialist

Tanja has been in the travel industry for more than 15 years. She was away briefly to take a course in nutrition and health, but missed the industry too much and is now back with a vengeance! She loves the contact she has with the suppliers and airlines, as well as the challenges that this poses.

Tanja loves to travel herself, and had some of her best travel experiences in Brazil, Thailand and Tanzania. In Tanzania, Tanja had to push her own boundaries and say yes to grilled squirrel, taken down by the guide with a bow and arrow. Who could say no to that?

The next time Tanja is off, she will have her family, which now includes two lovely children, with her.

Anne Mette Arp-Nielsen

Anne Mette Arp-Nielsen

Booking Specialist

As a child, Anne Mette experienced Europe from the back seat of the family car, but in her teens, her passion for Latin America was born. Anne Mette has lived in Ecuador’s rainforest, Argentina’s metropolis Buenos Aires, Brazil’s southern beach paradise Florianópolis and Lima, the capital of Peru. She dances salsa and tango and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Asia has, however, also been thoroughly explored, with lots of cookery courses, great diving experiences and temple visits.

Anne Mette loves to trek and to experience the countryside and wildlife at close quarters – and that goes for under the water, too, as she loves to dive in the warm water. The ideal combination is a lot of activity and then a little relaxation with a good book on the beach.

Kenneth Lykke Andersen

Kenneth Lykke Andersen

Booking Specialist

Kenneth has 12 years’ experience of working in the travel industry, and he works in our booking department.

A keen traveller, he has previously been backpacking in India and travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in his student days.

Standing on Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,164 metres with a stunning view of Mount Everest was the absolute highlight of his travelling to date.

Anne Koldby Rasmussen

Anne Koldby Rasmussen

Booking Specialist

Anne is from Germany and has an education in logistics. She loves to travel and has many good memories from her own travels around Scandinavia, Greenland, Iceland, Africa and the USA, where Anne lived for 6 months as a student.

One of her biggest travel experiences came when she was in Greenland and heard a lost whale calf calling for its family, before seeing them reunited a little later.

Anne has 2 young girls, and she is excited about showing them the world when they get a little older. She would particularly like to show them the animal life of Tanzania, which has left a big impression on her.

Anne spends her free time on her Icelandic horses and lovely rides in nature.

Elisabeth Grau Møller

Elisabeth Grau Møller

Booking Specialist

Elisabeth has worked in the travel industry for 22 years.

She is passionate about providing good service, which is why the customer always comes first. She loves the travel industry and enjoys experiencing new cultures and places in the world. She has among other places travelled to Thailand, Africa and Florida, where touring in an RV was a particular highlight. She looks forward to taking her family on new adventures in the future.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors with her dog, and riding the neighbour’s Icelandic horses.

Ulla Christensen

Ulla Christensen

Booking Specialist

Ulla is an adventurous travel enthusiast with many years of experience in the travel industry.

Her career in travel started after business school, when she first went interrailing in Europe and then worked as a ski bum one winter in Austria. These experiences inspired her to attend guide school followed by three seasons as a guide in popular tourist destinations such as Majorca, Turkey and Austria.

Her travel experiences are wide-ranging and also include countries such as Thailand, Gambia, China, Hong Kong, the US and countless city breaks in Europe, where Greece is particularly close to her heart.

Ulla is also active in her spare time and enjoys hiking, cold-water swimming, padel, concerts and trips to her summer house by the North Sea.

Mai Nielsen

Mai Nielsen

Booking Specialist

Mai is a well-travelled woman whose travel experiences have taken her to many destinations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Of all her visits, Panama and Turks & Caicos are particularly etched in her memory.

She also has several years’ professional experience from the travel industry, where she previously worked for a number of years for an airline and most recently at TourCompass, where she helps book tours for future guests.

In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her friends and family.

Pernille Bøgehave

Pernille Bøgehave

Booking Specialist

Pernille’s desire to travel started as a child on countless trips to Spain with her parents and well-travelled grandparents. This wanderlust stuck throughout her youth when she interrailed in Europe and spent time at guide school. In 2013, Pernille worked as a tour guide, exploring destinations such as Spain, Portugal and Saint Croix in the Caribbean. During a week’s holiday on Saint Croix, she took her diving certificate and had the opportunity to dive with turtles and sharks, among other animals.

Portugal holds a special place in Pernille’s heart, and she lived and worked on the Algarve coast for 1 year. The culture, the food, the people and the sunsets all make her feel at home in Portugal. Pernille’s travel experiences also include tango lessons in Argentina, a stay in a Tree Top House in Norway, an igloo hotel and snowmobile excursions in -14 degrees at the Arctic Circle, and adventures in Mexico and the Maldives.

For Pernille, a tour should ideally offer local food culture and an insight into the locals’ everyday life, and she hopes that she and her husband will be able to share a lot of travel experiences with their children when they are older.

Cecilie Kjær Sørensen

Cecilie Kjær Sørensen

Booking Specialist

Cecilie is a qualified air freight forwarder, but previously also worked in the travel industry, flying around Europe as a flight attendant.

 

She has always been passionate about travelling and experiencing the world. At the age of 19, she moved to the United States for a year, where she lived with an American family in San Francisco. This gave her ample opportunity to experience many of the American states, and she has also been back since, on a road trip that took her across the southern states from the east coast to the west coast.

 

Other highlights of her travels have been the exciting coral reefs of the Maldives, the sunsets of Bali and the magnificent nature of Brazil.

 

Privately, Cecilie lives with her boyfriend, and in her free time, she enjoys doing pilates and cooking, and reading a good book when it’s time to relax.

Isabella Ibsen Roed

Isabella Ibsen Roed

Booking Coordinator

Isabella holds a master’s degree in English with an elective in Film and Media. A true film and history geek, she wrote her thesis on the horror genre.

Isabella’s love of travelling started at the age of 3, with a trip to Barbados spawning some of her earliest travel memories. She has also lived in London for 1 year and travelled around the world, visiting destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe and the US.

Isabella took a diving certificate in the somewhat chilly waters of Denmark, giving her the opportunity to go diving on a trip to Florida. She loves to travel and often plans tours with a focus on seeing historic places and learning about the cultural history of other countries.

Privately, Isabella has a daughter and a fiancé, with whom she hopes to hold a destination wedding in Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards.

Winnie Sørensen

Winnie Sørensen

Product Manager

Winnie originally mastered in history, but has travelled most of her life. As a girl, she travelled through most of Europe on the back seat of her parents’ car, and as soon as she had finished sixth form, she packed her backpack and set off on adventure.

Her greatest travel experience is probably the time she stumbled over a baby giraffe in Africa. Or perhaps the sight of the sun glistening on the snow-capped Aconcagua. A wedding in Thailand also features high on the list – or a totally unplanned road trip through Texas. She loves contrasts. She loves getting behind the façades in the countries she visits!

Christina Læssøe Christiansen

Christina Læssøe Christiansen

Product Manager

Christina has worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years, and over the past 10 years, she has devoted herself to working with travel production. It is both interesting and challenging to work with people from all over the world, and she loves putting together tours that she knows will give our customers a wonderful experience.

She started travelling as a young backpacker, and has been bitten by the travel bug ever since. She now has two lovely children who, thankfully, are happy to travel with her.

She loves nature and wildlife, but what fascinates her the most on the tours is how history is brought to life when you are standing on top of an ancient Mayan ruin in Mexico, for example.

Michelle Antonie

Michelle Antonie

Product Manager

Michelle has worked at TourCompass since 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management with a specialism in Tourism.

Michelle has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, as well as had summer holidays in the US and the Caribbean. Michelle has always found great joy in travelling – even if it is the second, third or fourth time she visits a destination, each time there is a new adventure or experience is discovered.

One of her most cherished memories is when she was invited into a local Hmong family’s home in the Sapa mountains. Here, she got to experience watching the clouds disappear over Longji’s impressive rice terraces. Some wildlife experiences she loved include meeting wild elephants in Minneriya National Park and seeing the colourful marine life in the Caribbean and the Maldives.

Michelle looks forward to travelling with her family and showing her son all the different ways of life.

Nina Williams Strandby

Nina Williams Strandby

Product Manager

Nina sees herself as someone with a chronic need to travel. Where are you off to next? – A question she frequently asks those around her. She has travelled a lot over the past 20 years, both as a backpacker and as a family with her husband and their 3 children.

She has travelled to many places, but the Guatemalan jungle and the fascinating orange landscape of the state of Utah in the US are those that have made the biggest impression on her. The US is the country she has visited the most. After a stay there as an au-pair in 2006, she became fascinated by the country of contrasts, where the nature in particular has made a big impression on her. There have been countless trips around the US since then, with a study stay in San Diego, as well as many visits to her “external family” on the Californian Pacific coast. Nina’s travel industry experience ranges from communication and sales to product development, which is what she is most passionate about. She loves the idea of creating tours that will give others memories for life. For Nina, the best travel moments are when you can let “time stand still” with a cup of coffee, local food and preferably a bike ride in the local area.

Outside work, spending time with her family is what matters most to Nina. Although the family’s 3 children are used to travelling and love to experience it, it is the everyday spontaneous dances and their little creative projects that are most important.

Nadia Rasmussen

Nadia Rasmussen

Junior Product Manager

With a qualification in International Hospitality Management and extensive experience in tourism, Nadia has previously worked as a flight attendant and receptionist at a hostel. She has also lived abroad on several occasions, in Argentina, Ireland and Spain, among other places.

She is passionate about travelling – something that started when she was very small and drove to southern climes with her family. She has since visited more than 30 countries, and there are still many places that are high on her list. So far, she has backpacked through Asia, dived with sea turtles in Mexico and danced salsa in Cuba, to name but a few things. She loves heading off on adventure and finds experiencing other cultures and exploring new places is one of the most exciting things.

In her free time, Nadia enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves to dance salsa and other Latin American dances.

Mikkel Egelund Väänänen

Mikkel Egelund Väänänen

Junior Product Manager

Mikkel has extensive experience of advising customers, and over the years has become adept at understanding and meeting customers’ needs – much to the delight of our many guests. He has experienced many exciting travel destinations, and previously worked as a tour guide in Thailand for a year. So, it is natural for him to work in our product department, where he contributes to the ongoing development and improvement of our tours to Asia.

Mikkel really has the travel bug and is eager to see the world and experience new travel destinations. He is looking forward to travelling more with his two children and seeing the world through their eyes. He loves seeing his children’s excitement when they experience nature and wildlife in places such as the Serengeti plains and the Thai rainforest, where the stories in the children’s animal books unfold and come to life.

The world might be big and exotic, but Mikkel also enjoys his annual trip to Finland with his children and Finnish wife, where he spends time in the sauna and cross-country skiing.

Christina Hansen

Christina Hansen

Product Coordinator

Christina has previously worked in the travel industry as a flight attendant for a Danish airline, but has in recent years worked in the construction industry with eCommerce product enrichment as a PIM assistant.

From a young age, Christina used to travel with her parents. She has been on some exciting trips around most of Europe, which has made her curious to experience new places in the world. Christina enjoys both ski holidays and holidays in the sun, which has also given rise to a winter season in the French Alps. She has a special place in her heart for Asia, but there are many places on her bucket list yet.

In her spare time, Christina plays handball and goes for runs in the countryside when time allows. She enjoys city life and often goes out to restaurants or to concerts.

Louise Rye Jacobsen

Louise Rye Jacobsen

Product Coordinator

Louise is a qualified office assistant and market economist.

She has a great love of Canada after countless holidays and stays in the province of Alberta. Her weakness for the big country is a combination of the breathtaking nature, the diverse population and not least the close ties she now has with her Canadian family.

Some of the travel experiences that have really stuck in her mind are a cabin trip in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in -35°C, and a quiet sunrise from her one-person tent in the mountains on a beautiful summer morning.

Louise has also experienced the majority of the European countries on self-drive holidays as a child, when the whole family had many fun moments learning as many phrases as possible in all the countries they passed through.

Christian Conradsen

Christian Conradsen

COO

Christian holds a master’s degree in International Business and has, among other places, lived in Hong Kong and in England.

Over the years, he has travelled in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. Some of his biggest memories were when his wife said “yes” in the middle of the white beaches of Turks and Caicos, or when he could tick off The Big 5 on his first trip to Tanzania. The Great Wall of China is also high on the list – or the stunning sunset over the Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Peak Viewpoint.

Christian spends his free time with his family, particularly with his two girls. He also finds great peace in listening to podcasts and working out in his own gym in the basement.

Dino Karalic

Dino Karalic

CMO

Dino has worked with marketing and commercial business development for more than 10 years, most of it in the travel industry. He attaches great importance to relevant, effective and unique marketing – and that our guests enjoy the experience of their lifetime, every time – as marketing doesn’t get better than that.

Dino has visited many of our destinations, and enjoyed a lot of amazing and unique experiences as a result. Getting a good night’s sleep is important to him and, according to Dino, the world’s best night’s sleep comes from sleeping in a tent camp in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya.

He spends much of his spare time with his family, especially his three children. However, he also finds time for his friends every once in a while – and, according to Dino, a trip to the gym or a jog by the sea are great ways to relax.

Trine Boesen

Trine Boesen

SEO & Content Specialist

Trine is an SEO specialist who helps develop content for our websites and makes sure that they and the search engines speak the same language.

The first “real” trip Trine was on was two weeks’ interrailing through Europe when she was a sixth former. Since then, she has done the classic round-the-world trip, countless city breaks and charter holidays, not to mention six months in China in connection with studying Chinese at Aarhus University.

And China holds a special place in Trine’s heart. Her stay in the country provided some of her greatest experiences as well as cultural, personal and linguistic challenges. Today, her love of the language remains intact.

Louisa Poad

Louisa Poad

Online Marketing Specialist

Louisa developed her thirst for travel at a young age and spent most of her summer holidays travelling around the UK and Europe in her parent’s campervan. She now looks forward to living out her own ‘Van Life’ adventure and hiking her way around the Scottish Highlands.

Upon leaving school, she packed her rucksack and made her way to Australia where she lived and travelled for a year. She has fond memories of snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, camping on Fraser Island and surfing in Byron Bay.

She has spent time working in the UK, Australia, and Denmark, further enhancing her passion for travel. For Louisa, travel means more than simply visiting new places, it means immersing yourself in new cultures, attempting to learn new languages and seeing the world through new eyes. Inspiring others to plan their next adventure or relaxing getaway is all the motivation she needs!

Sanne Schou Pedersen

Sanne Schou Pedersen

Online Marketing Specialist

Sanne is educated in marketing and communication. She loves creating content that awakens your travel wanderlust and inspires a new adventure.

Sanne has travelled widely in Europe and Asia, and one of her highlights was a trip to Vietnam. It was full of fantastic nature experiences, great food and welcoming people. Next time Sanne is dreaming about a trip to Costa Rica or Bali.

In her spare time, Sanne loves to be with her family and friends who she loves to spoil with cake. She is a passionate baker and is often heavily inspired by the culinary delights she experienced during her travels.

Mathias Pedersen

Mathias Pedersen

PPC Specialist

Mathias is our PPC specialist, who loves crunching numbers and spreadsheets.

A trained business economist, he also has a bachelor’s degree in e-commerce. During his first course, he spent a year in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, where he spent more time frequenting the exciting sights and eateries of the city than studying.

Mathias loves exploring new cultures, and especially enjoying new culinary experiences. The strangest things he has tasted are chicken hearts and veal tongue – the latter was a nice enough, but “not something he wants to try again”!

When not at work, Mathias spends his time with family, friends and his little dog Mille, which he took over when his good friend suddenly developed an allergy.

Mads Bundgaard Kristensen

Mads Bundgaard Kristensen

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Trained in IT, Mads has broad experience within a multitude of IT disciplines: inventory management, apps, AI, websites, backend systems, GDPR and security. If it has anything to do with IT, Mads knows something about it. His previous experience includes 13 years in retail, one year in both finance and fast food, as well as 3 years of working with defence technology.

From day 1 at TourCompass, Mads has been known as “the IT guy”.

His expertise also rubs off on his home life, which is just as full of technology as his work life is. He loves smart home devices, and everything in his home is connected. More than 65 devices – from the oven to the radiators and even the lawnmower – are connected to the home network, which currently has no fewer than 9 Wi-Fi points (1,200 mbit up/down – but who’s counting?!).

Mads is married to his childhood sweetheart from primary school, with whom he reunited in adulthood. They were married in 2020 and had their daughter Mie in 2023. Together they live on a 30,000 m2 plot surrounded by nature for the “It man”.

Peter Frier Bak

Peter Frier Bak

CFO

Peter holds a masters in management accounting and his employment history includes seven years as a consultant at Deloitte. When he was at Deloitte, Peter was posted to London for 18 months, and worked on projects in Australia. Through his consultancy work, Peter has built up extensive experience in the world of finance.

Peter has primarily travelled in Europe, America and Asia, the highlight being a self-drive holiday from Vancouver to Banff and back, enjoying spectacular natural wonders on the way. His funniest travel experience was a trip to Borneo, where the locals mistook him for a professional badminton player and asked for his autograph! “I politely said no, but they insisted and so I had to write!”

Christian Bo Palm

Christian Bo Palm

Financial Controller

Christian holds an MSc in Business Economics and Auditing and has worked with accounting and finance for many years, both as an employee and as a self-employed person.

Christian’s best travel experience was a trip to Uzbekistan, where he and his family visited the capital Tashkent and the scenic mountains north of the city. Discovering how the many different cultures live together in the big city made a special impression on him.

In his spare time, Christian is a coach at the local football club, among other things.

Pernille Thornvig

Pernille Thornvig

Bookkeeper

Pernille is a trained bookkeeper with almost 30 years’ accounting experience in a host of different industries. She has been self-employed for a number of years, working with many small and medium-sized clients.

Her best travel experience was definitely a tour to Vietnam where, accompanied by a guide, she and her family drove in the mountains in 4-wheel drive cars. They visited local families where they also spent the night and tasted their local specialities. It was an exciting experience, and Pernille is by no means done with visiting that part of the world.

Mette Jørgensen

Mette Jørgensen

Bookkeeper

Mette is a trained bookkeeper with 25 years’ experience of crunching numbers and keeping track of finances in the accounts department.

She has experienced wonderful adventures all over the world. Her most memorable holiday was a six-week road trip in New Zealand and Fiji, where she was captivated by the amazing nature, world-class cuisine and countless exciting experiences. Another unforgettable road trip took her along the west coast of the United States, where magnificent national parks such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite are the ones she remembers most vividly.

Mette looks forward to sharing her passion for travelling with her two young children, and taking them on adventurous trips around the world.

Claus Palmgren Jessen

Claus Palmgren Jessen

CEO

Claus trained in the transport and logistics industry, and has lived and worked abroad for eight years in Germany, China, Japan and Korea, among other places. Over the years, Claus has travelled in Asia, Latin America, Europe, the US and Canada, as well as in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Claus became part of TourCompass in 2012, and has, from day one, been passionate about ensuring that TourCompass always does its absolute best to provide its customers with amazing experiences. His passion is to live up to the mantra of “giving our customers the travel experience of their lifetime”, and this must always form a central part of the day-to-day work at TourCompass. As should a respect for the nature, wildlife and our partners at the destinations.

In his spare time, Claus prioritises his family, travelling to some of TourCompass’ exciting destinations, or a round of golf with friends.

Lene Terp Clausen

Lene Terp Clausen

Manager, Customer Excellence & Work Environment

Lene has a master’s in corporate communication and has previously dealt with marketing and communication, internally as well as externally.

Her role in the company has developed continuously since she was hired in 2015. On a daily basis, she now handles, among other things, our customer feedback and is responsible for the quality of our internal working environment. She thinks that the dialogue with the customers is exciting and it breathes new life into her own desire to travel, hearing about the many experiences our customers have.

Lene can tick off many places on the world map, having travelled to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China and Africa, to name but a few. Her greatest travel experiences include hiking on the Great Wall of China and bush camping at Ayers Rock in Australia. In the future, Cuba and Latin America are tempting, but who knows what may sneak into her travel itinerary until then.

She thinks that the dialogue with the customers is exciting and it breathes new life into her own desire to travel, hearing about the many experiences our customers have.

Christina Dolmer

Christina Dolmer

Administrative Manager

With an education in business and economics, and experience as an independent shop owner, clinic secretary and now administrative manager, Christina has a wide range of skills and competencies.

Christina also has a great passion for exploring the world. Every year she goes on holiday to different places in Europe, Asia, Africa, and other destinations. She has been on many amazing adventures and experienced many other cultures during her life, including a visit to her biological family in Seoul, South Korea. Christina has also travelled in a minibus through Vietnam with 16 friends. In the future, she dreams of exploring more of Africa, salsa dancing in Latin America and visiting Australia and New Zealand.

When Christina is not working or travelling, she spends time playing paddle tennis, going on walks with her dog and enjoying time with family and friends, making dinner, and playing games.

Catriona Hodge

Catriona Hodge

Travel Consultant

With a background in sustainable management and tourism and experience working internationally, Cat is a travel enthusiast with a desire to share her passion with others.

Cat’s wanderlust was first sparked after a backpacking tour around Europe followed by a road trip across the USA with her sister. From then, she was hooked and has since ticked many destinations off her list e.g. the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Australia. Her favourite experiences include seeing dolphins in Bali, getting traditionally tattooed in Fiji and of course, sampling the local cuisine.

She is now passionate about helping other people fulfil their travel dreams, as she knows how much travel has only improved her life for the better!

Laura Arundell Trelborg

Laura Arundell Trelborg

Travel Consultant

Laura is an educated hairdresser who traded her scissors for some sun back in 2015. Since then, she has experience living and working as a tour guide abroad in Turkey, Spain, Italy and Norway. Her love of travelling has taken her to many exciting places throughout her life, including backpacking in Thailand and Africa, where she spent eight months.

As a self-proclaimed ‘adrenaline junkie’, Laura is always saying yes to thrilling adventures. In the past, she has skydived, swam with wild whale sharks, bungee jumped and tracked wild gorillas.

Now, living a family life with her husband and child, Laura is extremely passionate about helping others achieve their travel dreams. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends and hosting dinner parties.

Pernille Grøngaard Brammer

Pernille Grøngaard Brammer

Travel Consultant

Pernille has worked in the travel industry for many years. She has always held a great passion for travel, and travels as often as she can with her family. Pernille is the mother of three children, all of whom have been travelling since they were a year old.

“It’s hard to pinpoint a single travel experience, but travelling with children is very special. The experiences and memories you have together are priceless, and the children’s enthusiasm and relaxed nature make it easy to travel with them.

Some of Pernille’s most prominent travel experiences include her safaris in Africa, diving in Australia, a helicopter ride over Mount Cook, Koh Racha in Thailand and the sunset at the Grand Canyon.

Tom Søndergaard

Tom Søndergaard

Travel Consultant

Tom just loves Latin America. Having travelled there for the first time on a combined trip to Argentina and Brazil, he knew that Latin America is his favourite destination. He has since visited Peru, Ecuador with Galapagos, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Latin America has so much to offer: beautiful landscapes, varied scenery, incredible wildlife, fascinating cultures and a welcoming people, where dance and music play a big role.

There have been so many great experiences: the beautiful scenery of Patagonia, dancing tango in Buenos Aires, experiencing the beach life on Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, standing by the “sun gate” at the entrance to Machu Picchu, hearing all the sounds in the Amazon rainforest, coming close to the world’s largest waterfall, driving around in an American car in Havana, experiencing Costa Rica’s impressive wildlife, seeing the beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico, etc.

Mira Lindholm

Mira Lindholm

Travel Consultant

Mira originally trained as a tourist guide and has more than 13 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry. She has, among other things, worked on cruise ships and sailed back and forth between most major ports in the North Sea and Skagerrak – from Newcastle in the north to Copenhagen in the south. She also worked for many years as a guide and ski instructor in Sweden, Italy and France.

When not helping other people with their travels and experiences, she enjoys getting away herself. She has enjoyed several trips to the US, Canada, Africa, Asia and most countries in Europe.

“What impels me to travel and see the world is the fact that every time I land after a holiday, I return many experiences richer. My job of sharing these experiences with other travellers is a real pleasure,” says Mira.

Ingun Hammersmark Nikolajsen

Ingun Hammersmark Nikolajsen

Travel Consultant

Ingun has worked with us since October 2012. She originally trained as a physiotherapist, but is at her happiest when talking to travel-hungry customers.

Ingun’s heart beats for Africa, and she lived in Ethiopia for two years, where she taught at a local school. During her stay, she became quite adept at bartering with the taxi drivers in the local language, Amharic! She has also travelled in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, and has enjoyed several somewhat unusual travel experiences. She has drunk coffee with tribal people in the Blue Nile Valley, visited the slums in Nairobi and been on a traditional hunt with a bow and arrow in Tanzania.

One of the highlights of Ingun’s safari in Tanzania was the hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. Ingun has also stood on the top of Kilimanjaro and is happy to give tips and advice to those who dream of doing the same.

Ingun is married and has three children who are looking forward to going on safari!

Elisabeth Simonnæs

Elisabeth Simonnæs

Travel Consultant

Having studied law, French and media/communications, Elisabeth possesses a wide range of skills. She has many years’ experience in the world of travel – first in the hotel industry and later working for a travel agency, and she has been part of TourCompass since 2009. Elisabeths main driving force and motivation is the ability to make people’s travel dreams come true, and to create unique experiences at exciting destinations.

She has been to several of our destinations herself, including safaris in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia. Over the years, she has also travelled to Cape Town, Mauritius, China, Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, not to mention several destinations in the Middle East.

On a personal level, Elisabeth spends her free time in the company of good friends and on walks in the countryside, but she also really enjoys immersing herself in a good book.

Iida Väänänen

Iida Väänänen

Travel Consultant

Iida is a globetrotting Finn who has lived in many countries including Thailand and Greece, where she worked as a guide. She has an education in tourism and helps our Finnish customers find their way to their dream holiday.

Her love of travel and seeing new things is a force that has given her many unique experiences. She reminisces about breathtaking nights in the Thai rainforest and the Tanzanian savannah, where only canvas walls stood between her and the wild animals outside. She has also gotten up close to animals under the water, such as when she found Nemo while diving in the Phi Phi islands.

Overall, Iida has seen many exotic animals, encountered different cultures, and experienced the most gorgeous sunsets. In the future, she hopes to gain even more unique experiences with her significant other as her travel partner.

Jude Bommer

Jude Bommer

Travel Consultant

Jude is from the Netherlands and is responsible for booking tours, hotels and flights.

She has backpacked through Australia and New Zealand for one year, and prefers the adventurous, spontaneous and simple approach to travel: with a tent and a backpack. Along with her Danish husband, Jude has travelled around Asia for 4 months, and has witnessed the beauty and fascinating cultures of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal.

Jude lived in Aruba for 3 months whilst studying Sociology.

She has many good memories of trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal: it’s a fantastic experience to wander through the mountains and face physical challenges.

Jude sees it as a privilege to work in the travel industry, and looks forward to expanding her travel experience in South America and Africa along with her husband and children.

Stine Hjorth

Stine Hjorth

Customer Relations Specialst

Stine has a travel industry background and has lived in several countries in Europe, including Greece, Turkey and Portugal, where

she worked as a tour guide and where her passion for the travel industry started. She later took a course in tourism and the experience industry, as she likes nothing better than to create memorable experiences for others.

Although Stine is now based in Denmark, she still loves to travel the world and experience other cultures, and she is always planning her next trip.

Stine spends her free time with her friends and family, and she loves long walks in scenic areas.

Inger-Louise Waage Gerner

Inger-Louise Waage Gerner

Customer Relations Specialst

Inger is a graduate in service, hospitality and tourism management, and it has always been her goal to work in the tourism industry. Her travel experience so far includes large parts of Europe and the US.

Building a personal relationship is important to Inger, and she likes to go the extra mile to ensure that our guests set off on their tour with peace of mind. She is fully invested in really getting to know all our destinations so that she can send our guests off on their dream tour.

Inger lives with her partner and spends her free time practising yoga, running, baking, and with her family and friends. She is also very interested in languages and likes to spend time learning new ones. Most recently, she has started learning Polish.

Ulrika Lindblom

Ulrika Lindblom

Customer Relations Specialist

Ulrika was born and raised in Stockholm, where her long career in tourism began. She originally studied for the hotel industry, where she worked as a receptionist, in hotel booking, and as a guide in Crete and Gran Canaria, where she met her husband.

In 2004, Ulrika moved to Denmark, where she got an education in service, hospitality and tourism management. Since then, she has worked in sales and customer relations, and she has worked at several different companies with tasks including the sale of ski tours and as a sales manager at a children’s clothing company.

Her tour CV includes a few years as an au pair in New Jersey, USA, backpacking in Europe, 6 months in Malaga, where she learned to read Spanish, and she has also visited countries such as Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam.

On the private side, Ulrika is the mother of three children and a dog, and she enjoys spending time at the family’s summer house in the Swedish forests. She spends her leisure time on her children’s activities, her friends, and exercise. As a person, Ulrika is committed and happy, and she loves helping our guests get the best tour possible.

Rikke Holm

Rikke Holm

Operations Director

Rikke has many years’ experience of the travel industry and has been part of TourCompass since 2010. She is responsible for the booking department, where the customer always takes centre stage.

Travelling means a lot to her, and over the years, she has enjoyed many trips to Asia, Australia, the US and most of Europe. She has travelled extensively her whole life because she loves the opportunity to experience new cultures and the feeling of freedom you get when you are away.

The best travel experience for Rikke is to take her family on an adventure and experience how it brings the family together. Good memories are a gift for life!

Rikke spends her free time together with friends and family. She relaxes at home with a game round the family’s table tennis table.

Tanja Jensen

Tanja Jensen

Booking Specialist

Tanja has been in the travel industry for more than 15 years. She was away briefly to take a course in nutrition and health, but missed the industry too much and is now back with a vengeance! She loves the contact she has with the suppliers and airlines, as well as the challenges that this poses.

Tanja loves to travel herself, and had some of her best travel experiences in Brazil, Thailand and Tanzania. In Tanzania, Tanja had to push her own boundaries and say yes to grilled squirrel, taken down by the guide with a bow and arrow. Who could say no to that?

The next time Tanja is off, she will have her family, which now includes two lovely children, with her.

Anne Mette Arp-Nielsen

Anne Mette Arp-Nielsen

Booking Specialist

As a child, Anne Mette experienced Europe from the back seat of the family car, but in her teens, her passion for Latin America was born. Anne Mette has lived in Ecuador’s rainforest, Argentina’s metropolis Buenos Aires, Brazil’s southern beach paradise Florianópolis and Lima, the capital of Peru. She dances salsa and tango and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Asia has, however, also been thoroughly explored, with lots of cookery courses, great diving experiences and temple visits.

Anne Mette loves to trek and to experience the countryside and wildlife at close quarters – and that goes for under the water, too, as she loves to dive in the warm water. The ideal combination is a lot of activity and then a little relaxation with a good book on the beach.

Kenneth Lykke Andersen

Kenneth Lykke Andersen

Booking Specialist

Kenneth has 12 years’ experience of working in the travel industry, and he works in our booking department.

A keen traveller, he has previously been backpacking in India and travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in his student days.

Standing on Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,164 metres with a stunning view of Mount Everest was the absolute highlight of his travelling to date.

Anne Koldby Rasmussen

Anne Koldby Rasmussen

Booking Specialist

Anne is from Germany and has an education in logistics. She loves to travel and has many good memories from her own travels around Scandinavia, Greenland, Iceland, Africa and the USA, where Anne lived for 6 months as a student.

One of her biggest travel experiences came when she was in Greenland and heard a lost whale calf calling for its family, before seeing them reunited a little later.

Anne has 2 young girls, and she is excited about showing them the world when they get a little older. She would particularly like to show them the animal life of Tanzania, which has left a big impression on her.

Anne spends her free time on her Icelandic horses and lovely rides in nature.

Elisabeth Grau Møller

Elisabeth Grau Møller

Booking Specialist

Elisabeth has worked in the travel industry for 22 years.

She is passionate about providing good service, which is why the customer always comes first. She loves the travel industry and enjoys experiencing new cultures and places in the world. She has among other places travelled to Thailand, Africa and Florida, where touring in an RV was a particular highlight. She looks forward to taking her family on new adventures in the future.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors with her dog, and riding the neighbour’s Icelandic horses.

Ulla Christensen

Ulla Christensen

Booking Specialist

Ulla is an adventurous travel enthusiast with many years of experience in the travel industry.

Her career in travel started after business school, when she first went interrailing in Europe and then worked as a ski bum one winter in Austria. These experiences inspired her to attend guide school followed by three seasons as a guide in popular tourist destinations such as Majorca, Turkey and Austria.

Her travel experiences are wide-ranging and also include countries such as Thailand, Gambia, China, Hong Kong, the US and countless city breaks in Europe, where Greece is particularly close to her heart.

Ulla is also active in her spare time and enjoys hiking, cold-water swimming, padel, concerts and trips to her summer house by the North Sea.

Mai Nielsen

Mai Nielsen

Booking Specialist

Mai is a well-travelled woman whose travel experiences have taken her to many destinations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Of all her visits, Panama and Turks & Caicos are particularly etched in her memory.

She also has several years’ professional experience from the travel industry, where she previously worked for a number of years for an airline and most recently at TourCompass, where she helps book tours for future guests.

In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her friends and family.

Pernille Bøgehave

Pernille Bøgehave

Booking Specialist

Pernille’s desire to travel started as a child on countless trips to Spain with her parents and well-travelled grandparents. This wanderlust stuck throughout her youth when she interrailed in Europe and spent time at guide school. In 2013, Pernille worked as a tour guide, exploring destinations such as Spain, Portugal and Saint Croix in the Caribbean. During a week’s holiday on Saint Croix, she took her diving certificate and had the opportunity to dive with turtles and sharks, among other animals.

Portugal holds a special place in Pernille’s heart, and she lived and worked on the Algarve coast for 1 year. The culture, the food, the people and the sunsets all make her feel at home in Portugal. Pernille’s travel experiences also include tango lessons in Argentina, a stay in a Tree Top House in Norway, an igloo hotel and snowmobile excursions in -14 degrees at the Arctic Circle, and adventures in Mexico and the Maldives.

For Pernille, a tour should ideally offer local food culture and an insight into the locals’ everyday life, and she hopes that she and her husband will be able to share a lot of travel experiences with their children when they are older.

Cecilie Kjær Sørensen

Cecilie Kjær Sørensen

Booking Specialist

Cecilie is a qualified air freight forwarder, but previously also worked in the travel industry, flying around Europe as a flight attendant.

 

She has always been passionate about travelling and experiencing the world. At the age of 19, she moved to the United States for a year, where she lived with an American family in San Francisco. This gave her ample opportunity to experience many of the American states, and she has also been back since, on a road trip that took her across the southern states from the east coast to the west coast.

 

Other highlights of her travels have been the exciting coral reefs of the Maldives, the sunsets of Bali and the magnificent nature of Brazil.

 

Privately, Cecilie lives with her boyfriend, and in her free time, she enjoys doing pilates and cooking, and reading a good book when it’s time to relax.

Isabella Ibsen Roed

Isabella Ibsen Roed

Booking Coordinator

Isabella holds a master’s degree in English with an elective in Film and Media. A true film and history geek, she wrote her thesis on the horror genre.

Isabella’s love of travelling started at the age of 3, with a trip to Barbados spawning some of her earliest travel memories. She has also lived in London for 1 year and travelled around the world, visiting destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe and the US.

Isabella took a diving certificate in the somewhat chilly waters of Denmark, giving her the opportunity to go diving on a trip to Florida. She loves to travel and often plans tours with a focus on seeing historic places and learning about the cultural history of other countries.

Privately, Isabella has a daughter and a fiancé, with whom she hopes to hold a destination wedding in Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards.

Winnie Sørensen

Winnie Sørensen

Product Manager

Winnie originally mastered in history, but has travelled most of her life. As a girl, she travelled through most of Europe on the back seat of her parents’ car, and as soon as she had finished sixth form, she packed her backpack and set off on adventure.

Her greatest travel experience is probably the time she stumbled over a baby giraffe in Africa. Or perhaps the sight of the sun glistening on the snow-capped Aconcagua. A wedding in Thailand also features high on the list – or a totally unplanned road trip through Texas. She loves contrasts. She loves getting behind the façades in the countries she visits!

Christina Læssøe Christiansen

Christina Læssøe Christiansen

Product Manager

Christina has worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years, and over the past 10 years, she has devoted herself to working with travel production. It is both interesting and challenging to work with people from all over the world, and she loves putting together tours that she knows will give our customers a wonderful experience.

She started travelling as a young backpacker, and has been bitten by the travel bug ever since. She now has two lovely children who, thankfully, are happy to travel with her.

She loves nature and wildlife, but what fascinates her the most on the tours is how history is brought to life when you are standing on top of an ancient Mayan ruin in Mexico, for example.

Michelle Antonie

Michelle Antonie

Product Manager

Michelle has worked at TourCompass since 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management with a specialism in Tourism.

Michelle has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, as well as had summer holidays in the US and the Caribbean. Michelle has always found great joy in travelling – even if it is the second, third or fourth time she visits a destination, each time there is a new adventure or experience is discovered.

One of her most cherished memories is when she was invited into a local Hmong family’s home in the Sapa mountains. Here, she got to experience watching the clouds disappear over Longji’s impressive rice terraces. Some wildlife experiences she loved include meeting wild elephants in Minneriya National Park and seeing the colourful marine life in the Caribbean and the Maldives.

Michelle looks forward to travelling with her family and showing her son all the different ways of life.

Nina Williams Strandby

Nina Williams Strandby

Product Manager

Nina sees herself as someone with a chronic need to travel. Where are you off to next? – A question she frequently asks those around her. She has travelled a lot over the past 20 years, both as a backpacker and as a family with her husband and their 3 children.

She has travelled to many places, but the Guatemalan jungle and the fascinating orange landscape of the state of Utah in the US are those that have made the biggest impression on her. The US is the country she has visited the most. After a stay there as an au-pair in 2006, she became fascinated by the country of contrasts, where the nature in particular has made a big impression on her. There have been countless trips around the US since then, with a study stay in San Diego, as well as many visits to her “external family” on the Californian Pacific coast. Nina’s travel industry experience ranges from communication and sales to product development, which is what she is most passionate about. She loves the idea of creating tours that will give others memories for life. For Nina, the best travel moments are when you can let “time stand still” with a cup of coffee, local food and preferably a bike ride in the local area.

Outside work, spending time with her family is what matters most to Nina. Although the family’s 3 children are used to travelling and love to experience it, it is the everyday spontaneous dances and their little creative projects that are most important.

Nadia Rasmussen

Nadia Rasmussen

Junior Product Manager

With a qualification in International Hospitality Management and extensive experience in tourism, Nadia has previously worked as a flight attendant and receptionist at a hostel. She has also lived abroad on several occasions, in Argentina, Ireland and Spain, among other places.

She is passionate about travelling – something that started when she was very small and drove to southern climes with her family. She has since visited more than 30 countries, and there are still many places that are high on her list. So far, she has backpacked through Asia, dived with sea turtles in Mexico and danced salsa in Cuba, to name but a few things. She loves heading off on adventure and finds experiencing other cultures and exploring new places is one of the most exciting things.

In her free time, Nadia enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves to dance salsa and other Latin American dances.

Mikkel Egelund Väänänen

Mikkel Egelund Väänänen

Junior Product Manager

Mikkel has extensive experience of advising customers, and over the years has become adept at understanding and meeting customers’ needs – much to the delight of our many guests. He has experienced many exciting travel destinations, and previously worked as a tour guide in Thailand for a year. So, it is natural for him to work in our product department, where he contributes to the ongoing development and improvement of our tours to Asia.

Mikkel really has the travel bug and is eager to see the world and experience new travel destinations. He is looking forward to travelling more with his two children and seeing the world through their eyes. He loves seeing his children’s excitement when they experience nature and wildlife in places such as the Serengeti plains and the Thai rainforest, where the stories in the children’s animal books unfold and come to life.

The world might be big and exotic, but Mikkel also enjoys his annual trip to Finland with his children and Finnish wife, where he spends time in the sauna and cross-country skiing.

Christina Hansen

Christina Hansen

Product Coordinator

Christina has previously worked in the travel industry as a flight attendant for a Danish airline, but has in recent years worked in the construction industry with eCommerce product enrichment as a PIM assistant.

From a young age, Christina used to travel with her parents. She has been on some exciting trips around most of Europe, which has made her curious to experience new places in the world. Christina enjoys both ski holidays and holidays in the sun, which has also given rise to a winter season in the French Alps. She has a special place in her heart for Asia, but there are many places on her bucket list yet.

In her spare time, Christina plays handball and goes for runs in the countryside when time allows. She enjoys city life and often goes out to restaurants or to concerts.

Louise Rye Jacobsen

Louise Rye Jacobsen

Product Coordinator

Louise is a qualified office assistant and market economist.

She has a great love of Canada after countless holidays and stays in the province of Alberta. Her weakness for the big country is a combination of the breathtaking nature, the diverse population and not least the close ties she now has with her Canadian family.

Some of the travel experiences that have really stuck in her mind are a cabin trip in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in -35°C, and a quiet sunrise from her one-person tent in the mountains on a beautiful summer morning.

Louise has also experienced the majority of the European countries on self-drive holidays as a child, when the whole family had many fun moments learning as many phrases as possible in all the countries they passed through.

Christian Conradsen

Christian Conradsen

COO

Christian holds a master’s degree in International Business and has, among other places, lived in Hong Kong and in England.

Over the years, he has travelled in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. Some of his biggest memories were when his wife said “yes” in the middle of the white beaches of Turks and Caicos, or when he could tick off The Big 5 on his first trip to Tanzania. The Great Wall of China is also high on the list – or the stunning sunset over the Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Peak Viewpoint.

Christian spends his free time with his family, particularly with his two girls. He also finds great peace in listening to podcasts and working out in his own gym in the basement.

Dino Karalic

Dino Karalic

CMO

Dino has worked with marketing and commercial business development for more than 10 years, most of it in the travel industry. He attaches great importance to relevant, effective and unique marketing – and that our guests enjoy the experience of their lifetime, every time – as marketing doesn’t get better than that.

Dino has visited many of our destinations, and enjoyed a lot of amazing and unique experiences as a result. Getting a good night’s sleep is important to him and, according to Dino, the world’s best night’s sleep comes from sleeping in a tent camp in the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya.

He spends much of his spare time with his family, especially his three children. However, he also finds time for his friends every once in a while – and, according to Dino, a trip to the gym or a jog by the sea are great ways to relax.

Trine Boesen

Trine Boesen

SEO & Content Specialist

Trine is an SEO specialist who helps develop content for our websites and makes sure that they and the search engines speak the same language.

The first “real” trip Trine was on was two weeks’ interrailing through Europe when she was a sixth former. Since then, she has done the classic round-the-world trip, countless city breaks and charter holidays, not to mention six months in China in connection with studying Chinese at Aarhus University.

And China holds a special place in Trine’s heart. Her stay in the country provided some of her greatest experiences as well as cultural, personal and linguistic challenges. Today, her love of the language remains intact.

Louisa Poad

Louisa Poad

Online Marketing Specialist

Louisa developed her thirst for travel at a young age and spent most of her summer holidays travelling around the UK and Europe in her parent’s campervan. She now looks forward to living out her own ‘Van Life’ adventure and hiking her way around the Scottish Highlands.

Upon leaving school, she packed her rucksack and made her way to Australia where she lived and travelled for a year. She has fond memories of snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, camping on Fraser Island and surfing in Byron Bay.

She has spent time working in the UK, Australia, and Denmark, further enhancing her passion for travel. For Louisa, travel means more than simply visiting new places, it means immersing yourself in new cultures, attempting to learn new languages and seeing the world through new eyes. Inspiring others to plan their next adventure or relaxing getaway is all the motivation she needs!

Sanne Schou Pedersen

Sanne Schou Pedersen

Online Marketing Specialist

Sanne is educated in marketing and communication. She loves creating content that awakens your travel wanderlust and inspires a new adventure.

Sanne has travelled widely in Europe and Asia, and one of her highlights was a trip to Vietnam. It was full of fantastic nature experiences, great food and welcoming people. Next time Sanne is dreaming about a trip to Costa Rica or Bali.

In her spare time, Sanne loves to be with her family and friends who she loves to spoil with cake. She is a passionate baker and is often heavily inspired by the culinary delights she experienced during her travels.

Mathias Pedersen

Mathias Pedersen

PPC Specialist

Mathias is our PPC specialist, who loves crunching numbers and spreadsheets.

A trained business economist, he also has a bachelor’s degree in e-commerce. During his first course, he spent a year in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, where he spent more time frequenting the exciting sights and eateries of the city than studying.

Mathias loves exploring new cultures, and especially enjoying new culinary experiences. The strangest things he has tasted are chicken hearts and veal tongue – the latter was a nice enough, but “not something he wants to try again”!

When not at work, Mathias spends his time with family, friends and his little dog Mille, which he took over when his good friend suddenly developed an allergy.

Mads Bundgaard Kristensen

Mads Bundgaard Kristensen

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Trained in IT, Mads has broad experience within a multitude of IT disciplines: inventory management, apps, AI, websites, backend systems, GDPR and security. If it has anything to do with IT, Mads knows something about it. His previous experience includes 13 years in retail, one year in both finance and fast food, as well as 3 years of working with defence technology.

From day 1 at TourCompass, Mads has been known as “the IT guy”.

His expertise also rubs off on his home life, which is just as full of technology as his work life is. He loves smart home devices, and everything in his home is connected. More than 65 devices – from the oven to the radiators and even the lawnmower – are connected to the home network, which currently has no fewer than 9 Wi-Fi points (1,200 mbit up/down – but who’s counting?!).

Mads is married to his childhood sweetheart from primary school, with whom he reunited in adulthood. They were married in 2020 and had their daughter Mie in 2023. Together they live on a 30,000 m2 plot surrounded by nature for the “It man”.

Peter Frier Bak

Peter Frier Bak

CFO

Peter holds a masters in management accounting and his employment history includes seven years as a consultant at Deloitte. When he was at Deloitte, Peter was posted to London for 18 months, and worked on projects in Australia. Through his consultancy work, Peter has built up extensive experience in the world of finance.

Peter has primarily travelled in Europe, America and Asia, the highlight being a self-drive holiday from Vancouver to Banff and back, enjoying spectacular natural wonders on the way. His funniest travel experience was a trip to Borneo, where the locals mistook him for a professional badminton player and asked for his autograph! “I politely said no, but they insisted and so I had to write!”

Christian Bo Palm

Christian Bo Palm

Financial Controller

Christian holds an MSc in Business Economics and Auditing and has worked with accounting and finance for many years, both as an employee and as a self-employed person.

Christian’s best travel experience was a trip to Uzbekistan, where he and his family visited the capital Tashkent and the scenic mountains north of the city. Discovering how the many different cultures live together in the big city made a special impression on him.

In his spare time, Christian is a coach at the local football club, among other things.

Pernille Thornvig

Pernille Thornvig

Bookkeeper

Pernille is a trained bookkeeper with almost 30 years’ accounting experience in a host of different industries. She has been self-employed for a number of years, working with many small and medium-sized clients.

Her best travel experience was definitely a tour to Vietnam where, accompanied by a guide, she and her family drove in the mountains in 4-wheel drive cars. They visited local families where they also spent the night and tasted their local specialities. It was an exciting experience, and Pernille is by no means done with visiting that part of the world.

Mette Jørgensen

Mette Jørgensen

Bookkeeper

Mette is a trained bookkeeper with 25 years’ experience of crunching numbers and keeping track of finances in the accounts department.

She has experienced wonderful adventures all over the world. Her most memorable holiday was a six-week road trip in New Zealand and Fiji, where she was captivated by the amazing nature, world-class cuisine and countless exciting experiences. Another unforgettable road trip took her along the west coast of the United States, where magnificent national parks such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite are the ones she remembers most vividly.

Mette looks forward to sharing her passion for travelling with her two young children, and taking them on adventurous trips around the world.

Claus Palmgren Jessen

Claus Palmgren Jessen

CEO

Claus trained in the transport and logistics industry, and has lived and worked abroad for eight years in Germany, China, Japan and Korea, among other places. Over the years, Claus has travelled in Asia, Latin America, Europe, the US and Canada, as well as in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

Claus became part of TourCompass in 2012, and has, from day one, been passionate about ensuring that TourCompass always does its absolute best to provide its customers with amazing experiences. His passion is to live up to the mantra of “giving our customers the travel experience of their lifetime”, and this must always form a central part of the day-to-day work at TourCompass. As should a respect for the nature, wildlife and our partners at the destinations.

In his spare time, Claus prioritises his family, travelling to some of TourCompass’ exciting destinations, or a round of golf with friends.

Lene Terp Clausen

Lene Terp Clausen

Manager, Customer Excellence & Work Environment

Lene has a master’s in corporate communication and has previously dealt with marketing and communication, internally as well as externally.

Her role in the company has developed continuously since she was hired in 2015. On a daily basis, she now handles, among other things, our customer feedback and is responsible for the quality of our internal working environment. She thinks that the dialogue with the customers is exciting and it breathes new life into her own desire to travel, hearing about the many experiences our customers have.

Lene can tick off many places on the world map, having travelled to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China and Africa, to name but a few. Her greatest travel experiences include hiking on the Great Wall of China and bush camping at Ayers Rock in Australia. In the future, Cuba and Latin America are tempting, but who knows what may sneak into her travel itinerary until then.

She thinks that the dialogue with the customers is exciting and it breathes new life into her own desire to travel, hearing about the many experiences our customers have.

Christina Dolmer

Christina Dolmer

Administrative Manager

With an education in business and economics, and experience as an independent shop owner, clinic secretary and now administrative manager, Christina has a wide range of skills and competencies.

Christina also has a great passion for exploring the world. Every year she goes on holiday to different places in Europe, Asia, Africa, and other destinations. She has been on many amazing adventures and experienced many other cultures during her life, including a visit to her biological family in Seoul, South Korea. Christina has also travelled in a minibus through Vietnam with 16 friends. In the future, she dreams of exploring more of Africa, salsa dancing in Latin America and visiting Australia and New Zealand.

When Christina is not working or travelling, she spends time playing paddle tennis, going on walks with her dog and enjoying time with family and friends, making dinner, and playing games.

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