Raymon Honings

Founder & Global Managing Director at
Travelmediate Global

If you could choose to which famous person you would be sitting next to in the plane, who would that be and what question would you ask?

It would be Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and climate activist. However I think he would avoid flying out of respect to nature. He made the Earth the only shareholder of his successful family business! I am grateful to be a travel guest of planet earth and experience travel/tourism opportunities. But I also know that the Earth's resources are not infinite. I would ask him how I and our travel industry can learn from other perspectives and create more consciousness related to a positive impact in relation to business in the travel industry.

Who is your favourite travel buddy and why?

Traveling with my family is by far the best thing. It is a lot of fun, there’s a lot of interaction – all opinions count (even from a 2 year old) and there is a lot of flexibility needed. Travelling together is truly a bonding experience for us.

If you were a destination, which destination would you be and why?

Living in Amsterdam is absolutely great. It used to have 4 seasons, great festivals, historic buildings and a very nice and relaxed vibe (if you avoid the city center). I have travelled around the world, but for me Amsterdam was always home sweet home. Since a year, I am sold to Portugal as well. The nature, the climate, the sea, the food and the people are changing my perspectives in a very positive way.

Blogs by Raymon Honings