who we are

Pannell’s Tours was founded by Louise Pannell and her late husband, James, in 1989. Inspired by their passion for travel, they journeyed to many exciting and remote destinations worldwide. They shared their joy of travel with others on their famous escorted tours and built up a loyal international clientele of regular travellers and friends who are ready to sign up whenever a new destination is announced. Louise continues to plan and escort group tours providing authentic experiences in every corner of the globe.

 Louise at the Taj Mahal, India

Louise on a small ship cruise in Alaska

In 2013 Louise was joined by new business partner, Judy Vos, who brought with her many years of business and financial experience. Judy is a seasoned traveller and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, South America, South Africa and several other countries in Africa. She shares Louise’s love of travel and has become part of the Pannell’s Tours magic. She is a talented tour designer, always looking for new ways to discover the world.

Judy at Pergamom, Turkey  with guide, Turgay

Judy in Bangkok, Thailand

The knowledge and expertise of this formidable team ensures only the best of travel experiences FOR everyone with a desire to travel.

Pannell’s Tours is a founder member of Amalgamated African Operators (AAO) and a member of SATSA