Meet Charlie Lockwood
Director, Global Sales
Growing up among the apple orchards and rolling hills of Somerset in England, Charlie was enthralled with the stories her grandparents brought back from their frequent international adventures, as well as her mother’s account of traveling overland from the UK to Afghanistan at the age of 17 as a pre-college adventure. By the time she attended university herself, her path was clear, and she took her first job in the industry while completing a BSc in Business and Tourism. She then embarked on an epic solo adventure around the world, traveling through 17 countries and four continents.
Putting her first-hand knowledge to good use, she took a position at the pioneering luxury travel company her grandparents had traveled with, the now well-established Abercrombie & Kent. She flourished there as a Latin America and Antarctica specialist, expanding her travel knowledge, building relationships, and designing exceptional itineraries during her seven-year tenure.
Challenging herself to become a world-renowned travel expert, she has since helped steer travel companies to greater heights, arranged thrilling insider experiences for guests, traveled to all seven continents before the age of 30, and has consistently been named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialists for the past three years. She joined the GeoEx team in 2022.
“Travel really is my world. I eat, breathe, and dream of new adventures that could be had by our guests.” A wildlife enthusiast, she counts watching polar bears hunt on the ice packs of the Arctic Circle, snorkeling with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands, witnessing the migration through Tanzania and Kenya, seeing a humpback whale teaching its calf to dive off the coast of Antarctica, and feeding rescued baby manatees in the Amazon among her favorite travel experiences.
When she is not tempting travelers with new ideas or trotting around the world gathering new intel for them, she enjoys reading and taking walks with her two spaniels and her partner Gareth in the Cotswolds.