About

A riveting family history…

 

The story of RASK Travel is as fascinating as our fabulous holiday destinations.

 

Rasmus Christian Rask was born on the island of Funen, Denmark in 1787. A professor of literary history, he was sent on a worldwide expedition by the Danish King to explore the languages of East. During his journey he rapidly acquired new language skills – including mastering Persian in just six weeks. He went on to become one of the country’s most famous scholars and one of the world’s most renowned philologists.

 

 

Headed by travel and tourism aficionado Jonas Rask Eilersen, RASK takes its name from the Danish sociologist’s ancestor. With ten years of travel and management experience under his belt, Jonas has advised hotels, resorts, airports and governments.

 

Rasmus Rask explored the world – RASK Travel’s aim is to help our clients do the same. Our trips reflect the joy we take in our work, and our results are apparent in our glittering feedback.

Our services

Providing the best in luxury travel services, RASK’s select clientele enjoy around the clock personal service, value-for-money, free upgrades and honest advice right from the start.

Our areas of expertise include:

Named by Monocle Magazine as “one of the world’s most charming businesses,” RASK Travel is a seasoned regular hosted buyer at the world’s most significant luxury travel events – Pure, LE Miami and ILTM.

A truly international company, RASK Travel was founded in Scandinavia in 2009 and today has its headquarters in Tel Aviv, while members of the team operate from London, Copenhagen and Torino.

 

Wherever in the world you live, and wherever you want to travel, one of RASK’s travel experts and passionate travellers will be happy to help.

AMONGST THE WORLD'S TOP TRAVEL DESIGNERS

RASK Travel is among the founding members of , the world’s leading Luxury Travel community, a unique network boasting hotel partners such as and many more…

Traveller Made Travel Designers are dedicated to providing unique and exclusive bespoke journeys to travellers looking for original experiences, requiring skilled and knowledgeable advisors who are committed to fully servicing their clients.

In March 2016, RASK Travel’s CEO Jonas Rask has been awarded by Traveller Made hotel partners.

RASK is one of s select group of buyers, an inspirational collective of experts hand-picked to attend a yearly Ministry of Ideas. Bringing together leaders of the contemporary travel evolution and connecting visionary brands, LE Miami truly understand the demands of modern creative travel.

In 2015, RASK’s own Jonas proudly sat on the highly exclusive LE Miami  as the only European travel designer, and alongside the elite of global, experiential travel.

RASK Travel is also a proud member of  – the world’s defining experiential travel marketplace. More than just a travel trade show, PURE honours the passion of the world’s most inspiring creators of life enriching experiences.


 

MEET THE TEAM

Jonas Rask Eilersen – Founding Director

Our team is headed by Danish founding director Jonas Rask Eilersen. With 15 years of travel and management experience under his belt, Jonas has advised hotels, resorts, airports and governments. He has worked and studied extensively all over the world. A knowledgeable Sociologist, he has accumulated a BA in the subject in Sydney, and an M.Sc in Berlin.  Jonas also has an MBA from Tel Aviv University and ESSEC (Paris).  His thirst for travel extends way beyond the office – the company is founded on a lifelong passion for voyage and discovery. From sunny days in Oman, to trendy nights in Berlin and Buenos Aires, early mornings on an Israeli Kibbutz and starry nights in the otherworldly Libyan desert town of Ghadames, the evidence is clear from the stamps in his passport. En route, he has amassed a wealth of specialist knowledge not only on popular destinations such as St Petersburg and Prague, but also far flung places like Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Cape Verde – knowledge which he is keen to share both with clients and as the go-to Global Correspondent on travel webzines such as Man About World. Jonas also sits on the highly coveted LE Miami Leadership Lab.

 


Silvia Pisci

Silvia honed her skills around world, including extended periods in Israel and China, where she studied international relations at Shanghai’s Tongji University (Shanghai). Language skills include Italian (native), English, Chinese, French, and Hebrew, and her extensive travel experience includes trips to Australia, Thailand, India, Zanzibar and more… Closer to home, Silvia’s knowledge of her native Italy means she can also craft you the most exclusive Italian adventure, whether you want to experience 5 star luxury in Tuscany’s most majestic countryside, or sip a mango cocktail in Milan’s swankiest hotel bars. Her travel anecdotes include riding an elephant in high heels in Jaipur, touring Europe with Cirque du Soleil, and experiencing the glamour of Cannes.

Miriam Braun

Having lived in London, Toronto and Israel, and travelled around the world, Miriam has the inside knowledge on both the latest hotspots and the classic must-sees. Like the rest of our team she lives and breathes travel, and her credentials demonstrate her passion for travel – she has a Bachelors from Hebrew University in Hotel, Food and Tourism management. She is a native English speaker and speaks fluent Hebrew. Memorable travel experiences include a classy evening at a Prohibition-style bar in Buenos Aires, and a delicious private dining experience courtesy of the chefs at Hacienda de San Rafael in Seville, Spain.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yael Gilo

Originally from Northern California, Yael has lived, studied and worked across the United States, in addition to spending time in Australia, India, Alaska, and now, Israel. Travelling to over 40 countries from a young age, Yael has a deep passion for travel and a wealth of personal experience. She holds a Bachelor degree in comparative religions from Colorado College and has previously worked at one of New York’s top hotels in guest relations. Some of her most exciting travel memories include petting a shark while scuba-diving in Belize and bungee jumping 300 feet over Victoria Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Einav Massad

Einav’s travel experience encompasses a spectrum of countries, including lengthy periods in Japan and Brazil. Before joining RASK Travel, Einav worked as a project manager for EL AL Israeli Airlines, a position which took her all over Europe, both West and East. She speaks Hebrew (native), English, Japanese and Arabic. Einav plays a key role in looking after our MICE market (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions), and can help take the hassle out of planning a rewarding trip for your employees or a running a successful set of meetings.

 

 

Naor Kanfi

Naor is RASK Travel’s Financial Administrator. He is in charge of the company budget, dealing with the banks and liasing with accountants, customers and suppliers on daily basis. Naor is fluent in Hebrew (native), French and English. He is an avid travel enthusiast and is a certified tour guide, with a Bachelors in Hotel, Food and Tourism management.