Get to know us
Because we're all different from each other, every trip has to be unique to fulfill all our expectations in terms of rhythm, discoveries, style, and so on. At Secret Barcelona, we only focus on what we know so we can give you the best advice and make sure you get the best experience in Spain! Today, we are happy to benefit from a strong network involving local communities and acting for a more responsible tourism in Barcelona, Catalonia, Valencia, Ibiza and Mallorca. We create our own tours and experiences and always make sure all our partners share our philosophy: Offer premium & VIP services, “Client first philosophy” : always listen to the clients’ needs, Share our love for the destination, And make sure to create unforgettable memories !
It takes more than a collaboration to succeed in offering quality services! We, Hugo and Emilie, have had an ecstatic time to work together for many years and have been having a lot of fun to make your travel plans come true!
Hugo - Founder & CEO
I have always loved to discover new environments and have new experiences. Graduated as an engineer in environment and sustainable development, I believe that it is a priority to understand and respect our world. This is why I have decided to help make the world more understandable by promoting local cultures through a responsible tourism. So many years ago, I started my journey as a tour leader in Asia. Then I won a travel award from the city of Paris for making a documentary in Indonesia for several months: “How local & tradition cultures have a positive impact on their environment, and how we should get inspired by those respectful methods”. After, I got the chance to start working for the top leading tailor-made travel agency in France: Voyageurs du Monde. I learned all I needed about how to design the perfect trip according to the client’s needs. But as a creative person, I became frustrated not being able to better promote the local culture and what makes every places unique. So, in 2016 and being in love with Spain forever, I decided to launch my own travel agency: Secret Barcelona.
Emilie - Associate & MICE Director
Passionate about the world, I have been traveling ever since I was able to make my own choices. Although I had a travelling urge, I never wanted to rush and was more willing to take the time to better understand the places I was eager to visit. That’s why I took three years off in 2011 to make my way to Asia and Australia. Traveling slowly allowed me to get a better insight of the people with whom I was interacting and their environment. Few years later, I went again on a long journey around South America. This was the ultimate experience that proved me how important it is to protect and promote local cultures and nature treasures! Career wise, I had the opportunity to work for one of the best tourism company in France, Voyageurs du Monde. This experience taught me everything about tailor-made travels, and how to listen to clients to create unique experiences. Experienced and determined, I seized the opportunity to join Secret Barcelona as a full associate few years ago. I’m now very happy and grateful to be able to do what I love the most: help curious travelers and passionate locals to meet and share the best of themselves!