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About Us

Welcome to
The Occasionist!

a pioneering mystery travel agency that curates extraordinary experiences around the world for life's special occasions. With us, you embark on a new kind of adventure where the destination remains a secret until a few hours before your trip begins. Our agency is built on the foundation of three core brand values.

Discovery

We transform our clients into intrepid explorers, keeping their unique destinations shrouded in mystery and weaving additional surprises into their itineraries.

Awareness

The Occasionist is committed to fostering cultural and environmental consciousness through travel, allowing our clients to develop a deeper appreciation for the world and its awe-inspiring natural and cultural wonders.

Exclusivity

We specialize in delivering exclusive and personalized travel experiences, catering to the individual preferences and dreams of each of our clients.

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."

Eleanor Roosevelt

The Team

Nikolas Hammermann

Founder & Travel Consultant

The idea for The Occasionist took shape during the founder's sabbatical, which followed a successful venture in the EdTech industry. With a lifelong passion for travel, he has explored close to 60 countries across six continents, immersing himself in diverse cultures and landscapes. This wealth of personal experiences, accumulated over years of adventurous exploration with friends, partners, family, and solo, encompasses both high-end and budget-conscious journeys. Now, armed with this extensive background, he is excited to share his love for discovery and exploring the extraordinary wonders of our breathtaking planet.

Olalekan Apanisile

Africa & Latin America Specialist

Meet Ola, our UK-based Travel, Tourism, and Aviation Management Consultant. With expertise in crafting unforgettable travel experiences, Ola leverages his extensive industry knowledge to curate tailor-made itineraries that align with clients' interests and preferences. His mastery extends across popular destinations in Africa and Latin America, where he navigates booking platforms, plans complex itineraries, secures the best deals, and manages every travel detail. Committed to client satisfaction, Ola ensures seamless journeys that leave cherished memories.

Rose Topisian

Sub-Saharan Africa Specialist

With an impressive track record spanning 15 years in the travel industry, Rose's unwavering passion for exploration and exceptional client care make her a perfect fit for The Occasionist. Having worked extensively with renowned travel companies, she has honed her expertise in crafting extraordinary journeys. Her heart belongs to the allure of safari travel, and now, as part of our team, she's delighted to share her love for African adventures, creating unforgettable experiences for our clients. Rose's dedication to going above and beyond ensures every trip with us is seamless and enchanting.

Winona De Leon

South Asia Specialist

She's an intrepid adventurer and thrill-seeker. She has backpacked solo through all 10 ASEAN countries and many more, continuously adding to her bucket list. Her most unforgettable experiences include a 3-month solo journey across Southeast Asia and an 8-month exploration of South East Asia, Caucasus, Middle East, and Africa. Fascinated by history, she loves uncovering stories behind places. When not exploring, she finds solace in books and freediving. With her passion for travel and thirst for knowledge, Winona brings a unique perspective to The Occasionist team, dedicated to creating extraordinary journeys and inspiring adventures for all.

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