Brian Barton

Brian Barton

Executive Chairman

Brian Barton

Executive Chairman

Having been at the helm of Turquoise Holidays since its inception in 2002, I finally decided to let my friend, business (and golf!) partner, James Bell, take complete day to day charge of running Turquoise from the summer of 2016 as I became Executive Chairman. Having invested so much time, effort and everything else in the business, its continuing success is still very close to my heart though I am trying (not always successfully) to take more of a back seat. Travel has been my life after a brief foray into University life and a “gap decade” (every parents’ nightmare) that took me to six of the seven continents (not Antarctica – yet) and working in the industry since 1986 has yet to dampen my enthusiasm. So I continue to travel and plot my next adventure with renewed vigour now that my three children have (almost) flown the nest. I look forward to bumping into you along the way.


Testimonial: Botswana and Victoria Falls

21st June 2018
by Brian Barton

One of our clients recently returned from a safari holiday in Botswana and Victoria Falls. Here’s what they had to say about their time! Been back for a week now and had a brilliant time in Botswana and Zambia. All arrangements went like clockwork. Agree Meet and Greet at Jo’burg was invaluable on the way […]

A dive of a lifetime in Pemba, Zanzibar

22nd May 2018
by Brian Barton

Located off the coast of Zanibar lies an island called Pemba. If you are a water baby seeking a new underwater magical experience, Pemba could be the perfect destination for you! With its unharmed coral reef and vast array of tropical fish this really is the place to try out a new diving location on the African […]


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