Rory Pilkington

Managing Director

Rory’s induction to the travel industry was leading safaris in East Africa and over a number of years his travels have strengthened an encyclopaedic knowledge of the globe and its vagaries.

At Bailey Robinson he has been instrumental in expanding the company. With his input it has become one of the most respected luxury travel operators within the industry. He is constantly looking for new destinations and exciting travel experiences to tempt the traveller. As a man who is au fait with both luxury and adventure he is perfectly positioned to ensure Bailey Robinson delivers both.

My best family adventure was exploring the tropical rainforests of Borneo, home to some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth.  It is shocking to think that orang-utan, pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhino and other unique wildlife are threatened with extinction in our lifetime. My children loved it but were also enthralled by the different ethnic groups, languages and dialects and main religions existing alongside the traditional indigenous tribal beliefs. From the frenetic pace of modern coastal cities, beautiful beaches, islands, lagoons and reefs to the virtually inaccessible interior and the tribes and wildlife therein, the opportunities for wonder and adventure in Borneo were endless.