My name is Jono Vernon-Powell, I am the Founder/MD of Nomadic Thoughts (Worldwide Travel) – a travel company now in its 30th year.
I have been blogging for over five years, posting over 260 travel articles on destinations, subjects and tourism industry issues close to my heart.
Travelling, and arranging holidays and trips for others, has been a constant element in my adult life. Developing and growing Nomadic Thoughts has been a great journey in itself and I am particularly proud that, in addition to numerous nominations, we have previously won the British Travel Awards’ ‘Best Small Worldwide Luxury Tour Operator Award’.
We have also won additional awards in ‘Best Destination’ and ‘Most Environmental & Socially Responsible’ travel categories. Nomadic Thoughts was also Runner Up in the Daily Telegraph ‘Best Small Luxury Tour Operator 2015’.
Regarding this blog: I am delighted that to have been selected for this year’s ‘UK Blog Awards‘ – in addition to being peviously listed in the Responsible Tourism Awards nominations.
I remain as passionate about the worldwide destinations we offer as I am in believing that tourism should be a force for good. Whether sharing time with village elders, comunicating with the Press or moderating at an international travel conference, I endeavour wholeheartedly to embrace sustainable tourism. Core to my belief is that every holiday and trip must enrich – in equal measure – both the traveller and the destinations they are visiting.
I am a co-opted Council member the AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators – umbrella organisation for over 120 of Britain’s best independent tour operators). In addition to being on their Tourism Industry Issues Committee and founder member of their Sustainable Tourism Programme.
I am writing this blog to inspire you to travel, to share my love of photography and to offer topical information and comment on countries from all parts of the globe. My hope is that, along with many other clients, friends and fellow travellers, you too will come to regard Nomadic Thoughts as your first port of call for all things travel, whatever your aspirations, budget or dream for a ‘perfect escape’.
As highlighted, all the photographs used in my blog postings are mine.
After all, I firmly believe, despite present day global uncertainties, this is truly the golden age of travel. Whether travelling by thumb (as highligted in my BBC Radio 4 presntation), or private learjet.