About us

The story of Airguides began six years ago in a jungle in Borneo. On a trekking expedition, the founders looked for orangutans 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.
Meghan Maloney
Photographer - New Zealand
Kyle Mulinder
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
An avid traveller who visited more than 40+ countries and has a serious case of the travel bug. His biggest adventure to date was a 5-month solo motorbike trip through Southeast Asia. Paul has a background in IT infrastructures and product management. After making the switch to tourism 5+ years ago, he never looked back. His mission is to help people travel outside of their comfort zones, empower them to go on adventures and visit places they never thought possible.
Co-founder - Bibi Jellema

Bibi Jellema

Co-founder
Before Airguides, Bibi worked in international development, business operations and partnerships. She hails from the Netherlands and moved to Australia when she was 23. She also lived in Cambodia, Italy, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand. Her experience as a solo traveller, discovering new cultures and seeing firsthand how tourism can benefit local communities, sparked the passion for Airguides. Bibi's mission is to grow Airguides into a purpose driven company and find ways to make travel better for everyone involved.