Our Associates cover the World
Dan Kotzmann | Associate Australasia and Asia
Dan has 30 years’ experience in hospitality and tourism in Australasia, with a particular focus on developing and delivering high end luxury travel experiences for corporate clients, leisure groups and individuals.
Formerly Managing Director of a pioneering private jet tour operator, Dan has decades of experience in sourcing and negotiating private jet charter contracts ranging from one day to three weeks and from a 12 seat Cessna to Airbus A380’s.
Having travelled to more than 90 countries around the world and with long established partnerships with local contacts globally, Dan can use his expertise and knowledge to help clients plan and deliver travel content specifically suited to the brief.
With a Business Degree in Tourism, an MBA and a qualification from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Dan is well placed to understand the commercial aspects of your charter needs.
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Dan is based in Melbourne, Australia
Lars G. de Brabander | Associate Central and South America
With three decades of travel industry experience, predominantly in aviation, Lars brings a broad range of skills and experience as well as contacts to Bartelings Associates. Lars worked at Pan American World Airways and Northwest Airlines before starting a long career at KLM/Air France. Whilst representing them, he was based in the Dutch Caribbean, in Chile, in Venezuela for a larger part of South/Central America, and in Indonesia as their Country Manager before returning to his native Curacao where he worked for Martinair.
In 2007 he set up his own business offering Representation, Strategic Management and Corporate Advisory where he counted the Air Berlin Group and other airlines amongst his clients as well as non-aviation businesses. He is also the Founder and CEO of Bukadoo a fast developing on-line booking portal for travel adventures.
Lars provides significant expertise in a fast growing area for private charter and is the main contact for all charter enquiries in and around Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.
Lars is based in Willemstad, Curacao
Steven Dobbins | Associate Europe and North America
Over the past 10 years Steven has worked with several innovative, niche Tour Operators & Cruise Lines. He has specialised in private train, river cruise & small ship expeditions developing wholesale client relationships in key markets around the world.
Prior to his tourism career Steven held management positions in the market research departments of two large consumer goods companies analysing buying behaviour and trends in retail. A corporate sabbatical took him to many exotic destinations in the Southern Hemisphere setting him up for a career in the travel industry.
With his in-depth knowledge and expertise Steven will support Bartelings Associates in further developing its unique private jet business with partners around the world. He is passionate about experiential, upscale travel and with his in-depth knowledge of the luxury travel industry adds considerable know-how in our work with existing and new partners around the Globe.
Steven is based in Berlin, Germany.
Jane Bartelings | Office Manager
Central to the smooth running of the business is Jane who looks after all administration, finance and HR for the business including the sourcing and recruitment of “on tour” teams for our clients. With an excellent customer service approach as well as decades of experience in the travel industry - including working on air cruises - she is happy to assist with all your day to day enquiries, requests and feedback.
Jane is based in Beaminster, United Kingdom