Daniel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Master’s Degree in Tourism Management from Colorado State University. He has traveled to 40 counties on six continents and has spent over 4 years living, working, studying, and traveling abroad. He decided to work in the travel and tourism industry in order to combine his greatest passion, number one hobby, and biggest obsession with his professional career.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"AAT specializes in creating, organizing, and operating private and group fine tour programs for sophisticated individual travelers, active families, special interest travel clubs, educational and research institutions as well as professional organizations. Each itinerary is meticulously designed with our particular client(s) in mind. Every tour activity is professionally planned and executed down to the last detail. Accommodations are always in centrally located luxury or best available hotels and resorts. Memorable dining experiences are enjoyed in elite local restaurants serving authentic regional cuisine. Outstanding personal service from our professional team of tour designers, dedicated guides, and ground staff has earned Access Asia Tours the loyalty of numerous repeat customers.
Our tours focus on Chinese and Asian history, breathtaking landscapes, art and culture, as well as the rapid developments of modern life, which has occurred throughout Asia in recent decades. You will meet and interact with local residents and visit common families."
How did you get involved in travel?
"After several study abroad trips, backpacking trips, and overall thirst for adventure while in university, I decided to teach English overseas after graduating which brought me to South Korea from 2010 to 2012. During my time in Korea, I took many opportunities to travel around the country as well as to other countries throughout Asia. After departing Korea, I set off on a 5 month backpacking trip throughout Southeast Asia and India, before returning home to the US.
As I was on a journey not only through Asia, I was also on a personal journey in search of what I wanted to do after this wonderful experience came to an end. It was during this time that I decided to keep the adventure going and pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry. Thus, I decided to move to Colorado for a graduate degree in tourism. After completing graduate school in 2014, I moved to Denver to seek employment and have been with Access Asia Tours ever since.
In the early stages of my career and in school, I also worked part-time in guest services at a 4-star hotel in downtown Denver, as an intern at a travel tech startup in Boulder, and in marketing at Visit Estes Park. "