Richard’s vision, knowledge, passion and commitment for making travel accessible and inclusive, everywhere, to everyone, is world renowned. His unique capacity to educate and enlighten sought around the globe.
And his is an epic journey. A fusion of independent exploration across more than 70 countries, four decades of tourism industry experience and half a lifetime turning adversity to advantage following his own life-changing changing personal injury. Over the past 22 years, Richard has defined the ‘accessible’ market and redefined what is possible, crafting journeys of discovery – close to home and on distant shores, that rekindle travel ambitions and realise ‘impossible’ dreams, however complex a persons additional requirements might be and wherever in the world they want to go. It is motivating and inspiring. And we are all motivated and inspired.
A Few Questions to Richard Thompson
What motivates and inspires you?
I’ve had so many amazing experiences in my life and travelled in more than 70 countries. I also understand how traumatic injury (I broke my neck whilst working in the French Alps) can have a dramatic impact on people’s lives – the injured person and of course those that know and love them. So I am motivated to make the world accessible and inclusive to everyone, so that whatever anyone’s requirements might be, they can enjoy and benefit from the wonders, the joys, the fun, the character building, the camaraderie and the memory-making opportunities that I have been able to experience. So with the amazing team here at Go Beyond, I am constantly inspired and motivated to create ever-more exciting holiday options, often ground-breaking, always amazing! So the journey continues. Watch this space!