Rikki Poynton

London Office

Ever since my first school trip to Russia when I was 13, I had always had a drive to travel more and explore new and exciting places. Backpacking all over Europe during university drove this passion even deeper and led to my decision to emigrate to Russia to teach and travel after graduation.

While in Russia, every Kopeck I earned from my teaching work went to support my travel addiction which saw me travel all over Russia and to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, UAE, Mongolia and China over the course of the 5 years I was living in Moscow.

Upon my return to the UK, it was obvious to me that I wanted to work in travel and I have been lucky enough to work at Scott Dunn since. I have since returned to one of my favorite countries, India and explored new ones such as Jordan.

Rikki's blogs

Getting the most out of Japan

Rural Rajasthan: The Road Less Travelled

Less More

What my guests have said

"Your pro-activity, knowledge and friendly professionalism certainly made you stand out against your competitors."

Travel nuggets

  • When in Moscow, be sure to take a ride on the Metro. The stations are absolutely stunning!

  • The best food in Kerala is served on the houseboats so be sure to include a stay on one during your visit.

  • If you're a little adventurous, I would highly recommend hiring a moped on the south coast in Sri Lanka, It's the best way to explore the jungle landscape and find hidden beaches.

  • When in Japan you have to stay in a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan). They are super luxurious, the food is incredible and it is a truly authentice experience.

My hot picks

Kempinski Aqaba, Aqaba, Jordan

A really great hotel with bright and airy rooms and amazing views from the balcony. A good option for those who like to get out of their hotel and eat with the locals.

Peninsula Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

An amazing breakfast buffet and beautiful local food are prepared on site, and it's a just a short boat ride on the hotel's own traditional boats to the crazy streets of Bangkok.