Alan Collingwood has been involved in the tourism and hospitably industry for over 45 years.
Born and educated in England, Alan caught the travel bug back in the sixties and started travelling the world for six years.
In 1972 Alan decided to make Australia home and has owned several successful travel companies including Travcour, the specialist travel industry courier service, and Access Tours, an adventure travel company operating train trips through China, Mongolia and Russia.
Prior to retiring in 2010 Alan operated Travellers Contact Point – (The One Stop Centre for Independent Travellers when visiting Australia) and Training Course Professionals, a hospitality and work safety RTO (Registered Training Organisation).
Over the years Alan has been actively involved in organisations including AFTA, on a state committee level, is a past chairman of the Australian Council of Wholesalers (Now CATO) and has sat on advisory panels such as Tourism Training Australia and the Backpacker Advisory Forum to the Australian Federal Department of Tourism.
Alan remains passionate, and committed, to the travel and tourism industry and continues to be involved with appropriate projects and to travel, and add, to the 75 countries already visited.