What it means to travel with Allura Blue
Our promises to you
Great food every day
Our team is passionate about putting together authentic and exclusive travel experiences, designed just for you. Get to know our team and tour guides below!
CEO & Founder Ventura TRAVEL
Authentic Travel & Modern Entrepreneurship
Andre founded Viventura - the first Ventura TRAVEL brand - while still a student out of a desire to make trips more fun and show travelers the real South America. On the ground there, he set up different offices that took care of travel organization, trip development and customer service. He moved back to Berlin in 2012 and, three years later, he founded Ventura TRAVEL. Since then, he has been supporting tourism professionals who have a passion for a specific tourism niche to build their brands within Ventura. Through this construct, these "intrapreneurs" develop their vision for their destinations, while having an experienced team with professional infrastructure on the background for areas such as finance, marketing, IT, and HR. Privately, Andre enjoys spending time with his wife and son and tries to eat good ceviche as often as possible.
Executive Director Allura Blue
Travel and food connoisseur
Anna is excited to be launching a new brand at Ventura that will provide authentic, unique, and high-end travel experiences in Italy and Portugal. The tours will feature an insight into local cultures and favorites including in-depth tours with hands-on experiences, one-of-a-kind hotels, high-quality restaurants, and a deep-dive into local arts and products. Anna previously worked as the Director of Mediterranean/Eastern European Product for Tourico Holidays and as CMO of a travel-tech company focusing on AI-powered products for hotels.
Integrator, Head of Business Operations
U.S.-born, Ecuadorian bred, Berliner by choice
Erick works from our Berlin office as Integrator and oversees our company's business operations. From a very early age, he's been fascinated by new languages and cultures, and he especially enjoys getting to know countries' politics and history. Erick's family is from Ecuador and Peru, and he previously worked on economic development issues across different Latin American countries. He joined Ventura TRAVEL after working in Washington D.C., Germany, Belgium, and Costa Rica.
Executive Director Japaventura
Responsible for Japaventura's success and Intrapreneur Coordinator
Francesca is the founder of Japaventura, the first external brand of Ventura TRAVEL. She leads the team (operations, sales and products) and takes care of Japaventura's strategy. She is also in charge of the intrapreneurs' coordination, ensuring connection and communication between intrapreneurs and executives. Francesca left her Italian hometown that she loves so much 10 years ago to explore the world and embark on new adventures. Since then, she has lived in a host of different cities, from Lisbon to Miami, via Kyoto and Berlin. Her passion for people and new cultures has led her to learn no less than 7 different languages and to travel to around 50 countries. Even though she keeps a strong bond with her hometown in Tuscany, her heart beats for Japan, the place she loves most in the world. When she is not working on Japaventura, she spends her time in the best restaurants in town, either to practice the foreign languages that she already knows ... or not yet, or to discover new recipes, if possible Japanese.
Travel enthusiast with Berlin roots
Oliver was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and, after an exchange year in Canada, traveled to many countries around the world. There was no doubt in his mind that working in tourism would be his dream to pursue his passion: To create new journeys and to bring the beauty of the different regions of the world closer to other people. In the meantime, he is back in his hometown and is now responsible for the operations of our different tours.
Winston Churchill "Never waste a good crisis!"
My finance team and I manage all the financial aspects of ventura Travel. Our mission is to deliver accurate, prompt and useful financial information to the different stakeholders.
Customer Satisfaction and Knowledge Coordinator
Passionate about travelling and expanding horizons abroad
Sarah used to work for Ventura in South America, and now she makes sure our customers are as excited and eager about their trips as we are. She also takes care of the coordination of knowledge within Ventura TRAVEL, so that no valuable information gets lost for our Travel Specialists when it comes to creating the perfect trip for you.
Susana Ceron Baumann
CSR Manager & VSocial General Coordinator
"Feel the ground and touch the sky!"
Susana is one of our few native Berliners. She studied business administration with a focus on tourism management. With over 20 years of professional experience, she is a veteran in tourism, with a particular passion for charity. Her mind and soul have been shaped by her countless travels around the globe and the diverse cultures and people she met. As daughter of a Spanish immigrant, she does not consider herself German or Spanish, preferring instead to describe herself as a citizen of the world. Susana is in charge of CSR and responsible for Ventura's non-profit VSocial.