- Robert Frost
Andy Booth is the owner and CEO of ABOUTAsia. His role is less "hands-on" than in the early days of the company, being mainly involved with systems and business development.
Andy grew up on the England-Wales border, in the Forest of Dean, where his father still farms. He moved on from his Physics degree at Oxford University (Wadham College) to combine a successful rowing career (representing Wales in the Commonwealth Games) and an extremely successful banking career in the City of London.
After retiring from the City, I spent some time travelling the world with my family. Coming to Cambodia I was struck by the numbers of 5* travellers in Siem Reap, visiting Angkor Wat - where so many children just couldn't go to school. I was also struck by how "same same" all of the Angkor tours were: I decided to start a travel company to break that mould, create a company that thought and did things differently, and use the profits to make a difference to the children of Cambodia.
Peerless service standards and local positioning have made us the tour operator of choice by international luxury travel groups and discerning independent travellers to Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Southeast Asia.