What it means to travel with Indico Travels
Our promises to you
Especially for 30-45 year-olds
No hidden costs
Meet the locals
Travel with a clear conscience
Travel with Indico Travels
We're all very passionate about travel and our mission is to help you gain authentic insights into other cultures and countries!
Passionate about music and authentic travel
Since having spent two years in Japan, Josa is very passionate about sharing his fascination with the "land of the rising sun" with Japaventura clients. He has worked as a tourist guide in Tokyo and other parts of the country and is thus in tune with the specific needs of visitors to this at first glance difficult to grasp society. He's happy to answer any questions you might have about culture, food, transport and the Japanese language. Josa also uses his broad travel experience and insights as a 30-something year-old to develop new trips to other destinations and look after clients' needs.
CEO & Founder Ventura TRAVEL
Authentic Travel & Modern Entrepreneurship
Andre founded Viventura - the first Ventura TRAVEL brand - while still a student out of a desire to make trips more fun and show travelers the real South America. On the ground there, he set up different offices that took care of travel organization, trip development and customer service. He moved back to Berlin in 2012 and, three years later, he founded Ventura TRAVEL. Since then, he has been supporting tourism professionals who have a passion for a specific tourism niche to build their brands within Ventura. Through this construct, these "intrapreneurs" develop their vision for their destinations, while having an experienced team with professional infrastructure on the background for areas such as finance, marketing, IT, and HR. Privately, Andre enjoys spending time with his wife and son and tries to eat good ceviche as often as possible.
Executive Director Japaventura
Responsible for Japaventura's success and Intrapreneur Coordinator
Francesca is the founder of Japaventura, the first external brand of Ventura TRAVEL. She leads the team (operations, sales and products) and takes care of Japaventura's strategy. She is also in charge of the intrapreneurs' coordination, ensuring connection and communication between intrapreneurs and executives. Francesca left her Italian hometown that she loves so much 10 years ago to explore the world and embark on new adventures. Since then, she has lived in a host of different cities, from Lisbon to Miami, via Kyoto and Berlin. Her passion for people and new cultures has led her to learn no less than 7 different languages and to travel to around 50 countries. Even though she keeps a strong bond with her hometown in Tuscany, her heart beats for Japan, the place she loves most in the world. When she is not working on Japaventura, she spends her time in the best restaurants in town, either to practice the foreign languages that she already knows ... or not yet, or to discover new recipes, if possible Japanese.
Using technology to make life easier
I love tech things, and use this passion every day in my work with our IT team to deliver great value for Ventura Travel. I like to travel and enjoy riding my bike along unknown roads. However, above all things, I enjoy spending my free time with my wife and my daughter.
Winston Churchill "Never waste a good crisis!"
My finance team and I manage all the financial aspects of ventura Travel. Our mission is to deliver accurate, prompt and useful financial information to the different stakeholders.
Customer Satisfaction and Knowledge Coordinator
Passionate about travelling and expanding horizons abroad
Sarah used to work for Ventura in South America, and now she makes sure our customers are as excited and eager about their trips as we are. She also takes care of the coordination of knowledge within Ventura TRAVEL, so that no valuable information gets lost for our Travel Specialists when it comes to creating the perfect trip for you.
Founder & Director, Indico Travels
Sina fell in love with backpacking and exploring the world during an exchange year in Peru as a teenager. She has since travelled to almost every continent as a solo traveler, has experienced 1000 adventures and made many friends for life on the way. Sometimes, though, she wished she'd meet more people in their late 30s, like her, on her travels. Sina decided to take matters into her own hands, and created Indico Travels. She loves drawing from her own travel experiences to plan unique magic moments for you to enjoy on your Indico Travels trip.
Susana Ceron Baumann
CSR Manager & VSocial General Coordinator
"Feel the ground and touch the sky!"
Susana is one of our few native Berliners. She studied business administration with a focus on tourism management. With over 20 years of professional experience, she is a veteran in tourism, with a particular passion for charity. Her mind and soul have been shaped by her countless travels around the globe and the diverse cultures and people she met. As daughter of a Spanish immigrant, she does not consider herself German or Spanish, preferring instead to describe herself as a citizen of the world. Susana is in charge of CSR and responsible for Ventura's non-profit VSocial.