Tim was born in Singapore and moved to London to study, before joining the luxury hotel industry. This experience gave him the opportunity to live in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA, although he returned to London in 2006. For the past 12 years, he has visited almost 80 countries, the Arctic and Antarctica. He is passionate about luxury and expedition cruising, having spent over 450 nights on board cruise ships, and has a love for luxury rail journeys. Tim has enjoyed riding the Maharajas’ Express, South Africa’s Rovos Rail, Belmond’s luxury trains and the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Whether you’re interested in Machu Picchu or a safari in Botswana, there are few experiences Tim won’t be able to share his first-hand knowledge about.

Standout experience

Visiting the Great Wall of China

Top recommendation

Exploring Myanmar’s Mergui archipelago

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Seven Seas Explorer Spa

Introducing Regent Seven Seas Cruises

There are many reasons why Regent Seven Seas Cruises are among our very favourite cruise lines. Here we take a look at what makes them stand out from the crowd.

Silversea Expeditions

Silversea Expeditions: Luxury adventure at its very best

All too often is adventure travel associated with an enforced compromise on comfort. Now, more than a decade since they launched their first expedition voyage we look at how Silversea have managed to hit the luxury exploration nail on the head.

Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express

Best rail journeys & holidays for this winter

If you're looking for a luxury holiday this winter, our specialists are on hand to plan your ultimate escape. Here are their top picks for travel between December and March.

Marangga suite, Nihiwatu

The best luxury holidays for special occasions

From luxury road trips to the world's great rail journeys, this is the ultimate collection of luxury getaways for that special occasion.

Turtle in Galapagos

The Galápagos up close: Silversea's Silver Origin

The Galápagos Islands are known for their otherworldly volcanic forms and incredible native wildlife. Silversea's luxury cruise ship Silver Origin brings you amongst all of this, with native Ecuadorian guides and an expert expeditions team on hand to bring the history of the region to life.

Belmond Castello di Casole

The best Belmond hotels in Europe

These are not just Europe's, but some of the world's most luxurious properties, from private Venetian islands to Tuscan castles.

Lake Baikal, Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Golden Eagle: A journey on the Silk Road

The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express is private train that brings unprecedented luxury to the world's greatest railway journey. Here, Tim Tan recounts a recent journey along the historic Silk Road.

Saffire Freycinet Tasmania

Five of the world’s best luxury adventures for 2018

Looking for inspiration? These are the top trips for 2018, as chosen by our destination specialists – experts in all things luxury travel.

Longitude 131º

Six of the best luxury hotels

Whether it's sunset views of Uluru or private breakfast in Cambodia's world-wonder temples, the world's finest hotels are so much more than ultra-luxury amenities.

Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania

The 5 best places in the world for lodge holidays

There's something about staying in a lodge that makes a holiday feel luxurious right rom the beginning – the emphasis on the natural setting, the small number of rooms, the attention to detail that only a boutique accommodation can provide. Here are some of our top picks.