About Us

THE BEFORE YOU ARRIVE STORY

We believe that authentic is the new luxury. That immersive and personalised experiences should be easy to to find. And that sometimes the best way to experience Scotland is to try something just a little bit out of the ordinary!

 

That is why we wanted to create Before You Arrive; a collection of carefully curated Scottish experiences which showcase authentic Scotland. Offering a very personalised service, our valued clients can choose one of the experiences or tours we display on the website, or choose to tailor the package to suit their particular wants, needs, timescales or interests.

Our team is led by Catharine Anderson, who studied Tourism Management at university and has spent the last 15 years operating in the luxury hospitality and tourism markets. Before You Arrive is Catharine’s second business and will run alongside her successful hotel and visitor attraction gift voucher company, Vouch For That.

Catharine is supported in the business by Jacqueline Donaldson, who has over 16 years experience in the aviation and travel industry. Jacqueline joined the company in early 2018 and has been fundamental in developing relationships with our trusted suppliers, hotel partners and agents who want their clients to experience the best of Scotland.

Our operational team is headed up by Jessica Reoch, who has been working with Catharine since early 2017. With her absolute dedication to customer service excellence, attention to detail and passion for Scotland, she ensures that our clients have only the very best experience from initial enquiry right up until the end of their Before You Arrive journey.

Catharine Anderson

Managing Director

Jessica Reoch

Operations Manager

Jacqueline Donaldson

Sales Director