Ian Coates

Ian Coates

Managing Director

Working At

Archipelago Choice


Travel has always been a big part of my life and it came as no surprise that I eventually ended up working in the travel industry. After a few years on the road leading activity holidays worldwide, I met my wife and we started our own travel company Archipelago Choice 20 years ago. We decided to focus on the Portuguese islands of the Azores and later added Cape Verde, Sao Tome & Principe and Madeira. The journey to Archipelago Choice has been full of challenges, adventures and stories to tell. We have a family now and a company that at times feels like a third. Running your own business, for me, is one of life’s great pleasures. We have a fantastic team and a strong ethos to do the “right thing” by protecting the environment, creating inspiring holidays and helping our friends and colleagues to prosper on their island Archipelagos.
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