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Jonny Bealby

Jonny Bealby

Founder, Wild Frontiers
United Kingdom

Rock singer, writer and travel entrepreneur, Jonny Bealby has streetwise savvy and miles of travel under his belt. His experiences have given him the ideal background for setting up Wild Frontiers, the specialist award-winning tour operator which takes small groups and tailor-made clients to roads less travelled.

Having strutted the boards as a rock singer in the latter half of the 80s, Jonny ditched the music industry for the open road and set off on what turned out to be a decade of travels, through Africa and South and Central Asia which resulted in three highly acclaimed travel books, one TV film and Wild Frontiers. As a writer and traveller Jonny has visited more than 90 countries and, in addition to his books, has had articles featured in a variety of publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Observer, The Guardian and Wanderlust. He has lectured to the Royal Geographical Society on a number of occasions in both London and Hong Kong.

In 2002 he took his small sole-trader business, called Wild Frontiers (named after Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier), and expanded. Taking the same approach to trips that served them so well in Pakistan – namely, ‘off the beaten track-meet the locals-get beneath the surface’ kind of tourism – the business boomed. In 2002 Wild Frontiers took 19 clients to 2 destinations; in 2015 they took over 1600 clients to around 65 destinations.

Rock singer, writer and travel entrepreneur, Jonny Bealby has streetwise savvy and miles of travel under his belt. His experiences have given him the ideal background for setting up Wild Frontiers, a specialist tour operator which takes small groups and tailor-made tours to roads less travelled in Asia and beyond.

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