Meet the YourTrip Team

The YourTrip concept originated with an idea to create a tourism product that provides experiential tours focusing on connections, experiences and personal growth. These tours guided travel in a sustainable manner, connecting passionate local operators to socially aware guests. We wanted an option for travellers wanting to step away from current offerings and to share travel with like minded people. You can learn more about our tour philosophy and why guests choose YourTrip’s tours. Our Team work hard both on the ground during your experience and in the background to ensure you have the best experience possible. Whether that be a self guided holiday or an off the shelf experience our team aim to make sure the travel product you choose is the best service to meet your needs. 

Carl Halpin

Owner and Chief Travel Advisor

Carl and Max YourTrip Team

Carl loves to travel and has been building YourTrip since its inception in 2015 and continues to work on client’s trips every day. His passion for travel has taken him from Australia to North and South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and Europe in the search for great destinations and travel experiences. Turning his love for travel into a business has been assisted with knowledge from Monash University in the Master of Tourism program. In this program Carl conducted field research into using tourism as a tool for economic development and poverty alleviation in both Vietnam and Latvia. A philosophy that is continued within YourTrip.

He’s also pretty switched on to international issues that affect the movement of people having previously competed a Masters of International Customs Law and before that a Bachelor of Applied Science. As owner and product development manager Carl keeps himself busy refining our current programs and developing new ones as well as engaging with clients and partners to ensure guests get a unique travel experience. He loves to hear your comments on the business at or on our twitter @yourtriptours.

Carl has been certified as a Canada Specialist by the Canadian Tourism Commission, a Vancouver Specialist by Tourism Vancouver and an Alberta Specialist by Travel Alberta. In addition to extensive travel across western Canada and great relationships with our partners on the ground, these certifications assure you that Carl understands this part of the world and is ready to share it with you on YourTrip tours. He’s also a South Africa tourism expert with qualifications from South African Tourism.

Join our Team

“From little things, big things grow”. We’re arranging our small group packages (and keeping these groups small) with a small team of dedicated people working around the clock to deliver the best experiences possible. Although our team is small, our extended team of providers we partner with to provide our experiences is extensive with many decades of combined experience.

We are not currently recruiting however future job opportunities will be advertised on this page.