Business Development Manager

Chris Etheridge

Born in a small historic market town near the Cotswolds, my passion for travel and the industry started after joining a luxury long-haul tour operator seven years ago. I have been lucky to travel to some incredible destinations across the globe for both work and pleasure. After moving to London, I joined a PR and Marketing agency representing a portfolio of luxury hotels and destinations working with the UK and Europe travel trade. A career highlight was having the opportunity to work with iconic destinations across the California Coast including Oakland, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Ventura. From hosting exclusive events at exciting venues across the city including The Ned, London in the Sky and Taj St James to being responsible for large industry trade shows across Europe including World Travel Market and ITB in Berlin and delivering cupcakes on the underground to announce a new client win – my responsibilites have always been extremely varied! I joined CV Villas in January 2021 to further develop our B2B strategy and work with the travel trade to promote our portfolio of beautiful handpicked villas. "

Email: chris.etheridge@cvvillas.com

Direct line: 07784333301

Business Development Manager

Chris Etheridge

Born in a small historic market town near the Cotswolds, my passion for travel and the industry started after joining a luxury long-haul tour operator seven years ago. I have been lucky to travel to some incredible destinations across the globe for both work and pleasure. After moving to London, I joined a PR and Marketing agency representing a portfolio of luxury hotels and destinations working with the UK and Europe travel trade. A career highlight was having the opportunity to work with iconic destinations across the California Coast including Oakland, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Ventura. From hosting exclusive events at exciting venues across the city including The Ned, London in the Sky and Taj St James to being responsible for large industry trade shows across Europe including World Travel Market and ITB in Berlin and delivering cupcakes on the underground to announce a new client win – my responsibilites have always been extremely varied! I joined CV Villas in January 2021 to further develop our B2B strategy and work with the travel trade to promote our portfolio of beautiful handpicked villas. "

What is your favourite destination? 

Tel Aviv is one of my favourite destinations that I have been lucky enough to travel to. Spending the day on Bograshov Beach, watching sunset at Banana Beach Club and grabbing a lime scooter to see the sights and culture of Jaffa.  The nightlife in Tel Aviv is great as you are never far away from a good speakeasy!  

Which destination is top of your bucket list and why?

Svalbard. I am a bit of a geek when it comes to both wildlife and marine life so I would love the opportunity to do visit the world's most northernmost town just under 650 miles away from the North Pole.  

How do you spend your time whilst on holiday?

Relaxing in the spa, visiting a rooftop for sunset and drinking with the locals.

What's your top travel tip?

I am never without packing cubes, a few Molton Brown miniatures and my Monzo when travelling.