Catherine Leech

Catherine Leech, 101 Holidays

Catherine Leech is director and co-founder of 101 Holidays. She has been addicted to travel since she flew alone at the age of six to stay in her grandparents’ caravan in Portugal.

In the 1990s she left a successful career in travel PR and destination marketing to become managing director of the luxury Caribbean tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami in 2005, she relocated to Sri Lanka and spent two years working, initially as a volunteer, for Sarvodaya, a local development agency.

Catherine is also a non-executive director of Visit Jersey and is a presenter at

Her favourite quote comes from St Augustine: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

You can follow Catherine on Twitter.

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