Meet the management team at Asia Exotica Thailand
Pictured: (left, Vilawan; left of centre, Roger; right of centre, Luciano; right, Krongkaew)
ROGER HAUMUELLER, Co-founder & Managing Director Asia Exotica.
Roger started his career in aviation in Switzerland in 1988. Wanting to see more of the world, he took the chance to work for a year with an inbound operator in Latin America. In 1995 Roger moved to Asia (it was only going to be for six months), but quickly fell in love with the continent and stayed. He worked in a number of management positions for various inbound operators across Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. He was the Managing Director and shareholder of one of the major inbound operators in Southeast Asia before selling it to an international conglomerate. He then had the vision of opening a boutique inbound operator, fully flexible and adapted to the needs of today’s travelers exploring Asia. Roger shared his ideas with his friends Luciano, Krongkaew and Vilawan – all who agreed – and Asia Exotica, the art of travel was born!
LUCIANO CENTOLANZA, Co-founder & Deputy Managing Director Asia Exotica
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in German Literature, Luciano applied for a traineeship at the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce of Bangkok through which he was given the chance to work for a local Thai DMC.
Quickly captured by the vibrant energy of the city, he stayed in Bangkok to work in tourism and was later promoted to Manager of Latin markets at one of Southeast Asia’s leading DMCs. His strong desire to get the very best for every customer is always appreciated. This guarantees that every customer of Asia Exotica will experience an outstanding and unforgettable journey in Asia.
KRONGKAEW MANEERAT, Director Inbound Thailand
Krongkaew has a smart, calm and collected personality, with nearly 30 years experience in the field of travel. She is extremely passionate about her work – an attribute that has helped her achieve so much in the travel industry from past to present. Without a doubt, she will always do her utmost to exceed every travelers’ expectations.
VILAWAN KRIANGKRAISAKDA, Director South East Asia
Vilawan’s career in tourism started in 1979. She worked in many of Thailand’s neighbouring countries, and has seen the rise of destinations such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in this time. Her extensive knowledge and wide connections across the travel industry in Asia has opened many hidden and closed for our valued clients.
Meet the management team at Asia Exotica Vietnam
Gloria Bui, Director Asia Exotica Vietnam
With more than 10 years of experience and professionalism, Gloria Bui is a well-respected figure in travel industry in Vietnam.Gloria comes from a small town of Vietnam, particularly an ethnic group in the North (Muong). She is maybe the first one in her ethnic group that speaks Spanish and become in loved with this language and the chance to know the people and culture of those countries. Her very energetic cheerful characters helped her quickly enter and develop successfully in tourism career. Prior joining Asia Exotica, She led the Spanish and Latin America department at some leading tour operators for Spanish Market in more than 10 years. Travelling regularly between Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Spain and South America, her first-hand experience provides each client a real experience of the regions. Your client is on good hands with Gloria and her team, we are proud to share our part in the career development of minor ethnic groups and leadership woman in Vietnam.