James Bell

James Bell

Managing Director

James Bell

Managing Director

I am one of the founders of the Turquoise Holiday Company, having spent ten years in the ski industry working for Bladon Lines & Inghams. I escaped the mountains to sell desert islands for Turquoise – I love New Zealand and Tasmania not only for their beautiful wines but the scenery and isolation they offer. The future of travel will be who has the keys to the private lands and beaches – the new luxury is not how many stars a hotel has, but how few people you have to share a view or destination with. I love my golf and although I remain a constant under achiever it’s the only thing that keeps me from my wife and two children Sophie and Angus, who are named after my Scottish roots. I look after all our Marketing and still love to talk to clients about my travel experiences although our Sales Manager Jonty has tried to ban me from answering the phone!


A Practical Guide to Honeymooning with The Kids in Tow

1st October 2018
by James Bell

Here at Turquoise we have seen a growing trend for honeymooners to travel with their kids far from being a taboo, we and many hotels are welcoming this development after all, why not! Here are some of our tips to honeymoon heaven with little angels… The first thing to consider is the time of year. […]

Where was Blue Planet Filmed?

25th June 2018
by James Bell

If like me and my eight year old son you have been watching the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 series with wonder and awe, you may well feel compelled to explore the amazing underwater world beneath the surface of the waves. The Bell family have now literally reached the stage where we are sitting on the […]


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