About us

The story of Airguides began six years ago in a jungle in Borneo. On a trekking expedition, the founders looked for orangutangs when they found a bat cave and stumbled upon a creature rarely seen by tourists - Sir David Attenborough, the world’s greatest natural historian recording his latest documentary.

After meeting one of their travel heroes, Bibi and Paul wondered. What if your travel heroes could plan a trip just for you? What if you could follow in their footsteps and discover destinations through their eyes? That has become the Airguides mission ever since.

Meet our Storytellers

We searched the world for the most inspiring and passionate storytellers who shared with us their greatest adventures and best kept secrets.

This is what they told us.
Sean Scott
Photographer - Australia
Meghan Maloney
Photographer - New Zealand
Shaun Jeffers
Photographer - New Zealand
Mark Fitz
Photographer - Australia

Meet the Founders

The Airguides mission is to bring more adventure into people’s lives. Nothing makes us happier than helping people to travel further than they ever dreamed possible.
- Paul, Bibi (founders)
Co-founder - Paul Rowsthorn

Paul Rowsthorn

Co-founder
A serious travel addict who visited more than 40+ countries. Paul’s biggest adventure was a 5-month solo motorbike trip through Southeast Asia, during which he met Bibi. Paul worked as a government business analyst in Australia but made the switch to tourism in 2016. He hasn’t looked back since. What Paul loves most about working for Airguides? “Empowering our travellers to visit places they never thought possible.”
Co-founder - Bibi Jellema

Bibi Jellema

Co-founder
New places and cultures have fascinated Bibi from a young age. Encouraging others to discover lesser-known destinations is what sparked the passion for Airguides. Bibi hails from the Netherlands and moved to Australia when she was 23. She also lived in Italy, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand. Bibi has a background in international development, business operations and partnerships. What is she passionate about? “Responsible tourism, conservation and happy customers!”.