AWARDS by Traveller Made®
2017 Nomination List

On 27 February 2017, the Awards Ceremony will be held during the Gala Dinner in Deauville at the Essence of Luxury Travel® show. Traveller Made Member Agencies will reward Hotel and DMC Partners who have delivered outstanding services to Member Agents and to their clients. Traveller Made Partners will reward Travel Designers for their excellence in mastering the 5 extra-ordinary expertises deriving from the luxury travel design craftsmanship research produced in 2016.

Nomination list by category

 

– Travel Designers –

Expertise 1: Tailor-made travel design

1.
Traveller Made®
Most Thorough Designer, voted by Hotel Partners
Travel Designers

2017

Selection criteria: Rigorous, reliable, expert, respectful, anticipator and solution maker

Mr George Mueller – President – Cosa Travel, Switzerland
Mr Guillaume Leroy – Director – My Luxury Travel, Monaco
Mr Jochen Radermacher – Managing Partner – Radermacher Reisen, Germany
Mr Yvan Vasina – Owner – Delta Voyages, Switzerland
Ms Maud Auvray – Director – Peplum, France
Ms Sheila Zatz – Director – Summit Viagens E Turismo, Brazil

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2.
Traveller Made®
Most Creative Designer, voted by Hotel Partners
Travel Designers

2017

Selection criteria: Imaginative, knowledgeable, curious, inventive, ingenious and inspirational

Ms Gemma Antrobus – Owner – Haslemere Travel, United Kingdom
Mr Guy Bigiaoui – President – Safrans du Monde, France
Ms Katy McCann – Managing Director – Suite DNA, United Kingdom
Ms Nina Mueller – Travel Designer – Cosa Travel, Switzerland
Mr Ricardo Cunha – Operations Manager – Blue Travel, Brazil
Mr Deepak Nathwani – Partner – Haiku Hospitality, India

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3.
Traveller Made®
Most Thorough Designer, voted by DMC Partners
Travel Designers

2017

Selection criteria: Rigorous, reliable, expert, respectful, anticipator and solution maker

Ms Ana Bru – Owner – Bru & Bru, Spain
Mr Bert Uyttenbroeck – Owner – Atlas Reisen, Belgium
Mr Jan Vos – Managing Director – Vos Van Loon, Netherlands
Ms Michaela Kügler – Head of Product Management – Design Reisen, Germany
Ms Muriel Truter – Owner – Askari Travel, Canada
Mr Stefano Bajona – President & Founder – Onirikos, Italy

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4.
Traveller Made®
Most Creative Designer, voted by DMC Partners
Travel Designers

2017

Selection criteria: Imaginative, knowledgeable, curious, inventive, ingenious and inspirational

Ms Karin Uddfors – CEO – Nygren & Lind, Sweden
Mr Ico Inanc – Managing Director – Il Viaggio, Italy
Ms Kellie Samuda – Managing Director – 360 Private Travel, United Kingdom
Mr Manuel Chablais – Owner – Ailes Voyages, Switzerland
Mr Olivier Weisse – Owner – Weisse Travel, France
Mr Roberto Pasqua di Bisceglie – CEO – Ruta 40, Italy

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Expertise 2: Destination Knowledge

5.
Traveller Made®
Most Expert Designer, Destination Knowledge
Travel Designers

2017

Mr Doug Easton – Managing Partner – Celestielle, United States
Ms Joanna Davies – Owner – JD Private Travel, United Kingdom
Mr John Montgomery – Founder – Mosaico Travel, United States
Mr Norbert Pokorny – Managing Director – Art of Travel, Germany
Ms Reem Shaath – Owner – Why Wander, Saudi Arabia
Ms Sophie Arbib – Managing Director – Exclusif Voyages, France

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Expertise 3: Client Knowledge

6.
Traveller Made®
Most Expert Designer, Client Knowledge
Travel Designers

2017

Mr Aronne Frigerio – Owner – Lariotour, Italy
Ms Audrey Kennedy – Owner – On the Map Travel, United States
Mr Steve Wilson – Travel Designer – Butterfield & Robinson, Canada
Mr Gonzalo Gimeno – Managing Partner – Elefant Travel Consulting, Spain
Ms Chiara Zampogna – Owner – Dreamsteam, Italy
Ms Susan Farewell – Owner – Farewell Travels, United States

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Expertise 4: Supplier Knowledge

7.
Traveller Made®
Most Expert Designer, Supplier Knowledge
Travel Designers

2017

Mr Andrea Mereghetti – Owner – Dreamsteam, Italy
Mr Christoph Berner – Owner – Berner Travel, Germany
Mr Dennis Wilde – Owner – Wilde Private Travel, United Kingdom
Mr Levend Iskit – Managing Director – Far’n Away, Turkey
Mr Isao Numano – CEO – Regency Group Inc, Japan
Ms Namai Bishop – Founder – Luxe Privé, United Kingdom

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Expertise 5:  Crisis Management

8.
Traveller Made®
Most Expert Designer, Crisis Management
Travel Designers

2017

Ms Anna Isaeva – Director – Primeconcept, Russia
Ms Anna Kan – CEO – Aspera Explorations, Russia
Ms Evgenia Komarova – General Director – Personne Travel Club, Russia
Mr Jonas Rask – Founding Director – Rask Travel, Israel
Mr Simon Binke – Managing Director – Berkeley Travel, United Kingdom
Mr Yves Abitbol – CEO – My Concierge, France

 


 

– Hotels –

9.
Traveller Made®
Best Traveller Made Champion
Hotel Groups

2017

Selection criteria: Available, anticipator, solution maker, empowered, outgoing

Mr Adam Morriss – Regional Director of Sales – Europe and Middle East – Belmond
Mrs Anne Laure Redon – Director of Sales – Baglioni
Mrs Celine Thillaye – Global Sales Director Luxury Europe – Hyatt
Mrs Christina Deeny – Group Head of Global Sales – Aman
Mr Farid Rouibi – Luxury Sales Director – AccorHotels Luxury Brands
Mr Hugues Miranda – Head of Sales Europe – Oetker Collection
Mr Gerald Feurer – Director of Global Sales – Peninsula

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10.
Traveller Made®
Friendliest General Manager
Hotel Groups

2017

Selection criteria: Available, responsive, VIP mindful, gracious, travel designer relay

Mrs Christelle Horne – General Manager – Belmond Savute Elephant
Mr David Nuenemann – General Manager – The Pink Sands Club
Mr Didier Le Calvez – General Manager – La Reserve Paris
Mr Mirko Aru – General Manager – Armani Milano
Mrs Emily Capon – Lodge Manager – Singita Pamushana
Mr Renato W Chizzola – General Manager – Cheval Blanc Randheli

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11.
Traveller Made®
Best Traveller Made Champion
Independent Hotels

2017

Selection criteria: Available, anticipator, solution maker, empowered, outgoing

Mrs Emanuela Apicella – Reservation Manager – Palazzo Avino
Mr Javier Rivadulla – Sales & Marketing Director – Finca Cortesin
Mrs Jennifer Ripoll – Sales Manager – Terre Blanche
Mr Roberto Arganese – Director of Sales & Marketing – Gili Lankanfushi
Mrs Valentine Besch – Director of Sales – Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel
Mr Pierre Lesage – Director of Sales Markekting – The Brando

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12.
Traveller Made®
Friendliest General Manager
Independent Hotels

2017

Selection criteria: Available, responsive, VIP mindful, gracious, travel designer relay

Mr Hugo Pizzinini – Owner and Director – Rosa Alpina
Mr Lee Nelson – Owner and Director – Split Apple
Mrs Maria Merra – General Manager – Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Mr Yaron Liberman – General Manager – The Norman
Mr Yurij Gabassi – Director of Operations – Hotel Esencia
Mr Dirk Kubitschek – General Manager – Cape Weligama 

 


 

– DMCs –

13.
Traveller Made®
Friendliest Owner/GM
DMC

2017

Selection criteria: Available, responsive, VIP mindful, friendly, travel designer relay

Mr Alex Chambers – Managing Director – Hummingbird Travel
Mr Zachary Rabinor – CEO – Journey Mexico
Mr Jean-Michel Romon – Managing Director – Phoenix Voyages
Mr Jean-Michel Jefferson – Director – Ahipara
Mrs Jennifer Romand – CEO – World Connexion
Mr Jamshyd Sethna – Owner and Chairman – Banyan Tours

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14.
Traveller Made®
Best Content Provider
DMC

2017

Selection criteria: Available, creative, presentation savvy, bespoke, friendly

Mrs Alexandra Lacayo – General Manager – Albee Adventures
Mrs Cyndie Marchand – Director – Atlas Elite
Mr George Eliades – Managing Partner – Seez
Mr Phillip Lategan – Managing Director – Journey Beyond
Mr Sriyantha Sampath – Manager – Sri Lanka Tailor Made
Mrs Maita Barrenechea – Founder & Owner – Mai 10

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15.
Traveller Made®
Best Adventure Designer
DMC

2017

Selection criteria: Adventuresome, creative, expert guide, wilderness chic

Mr Charles Carlow – Founder – Alquemie
Mr Jordi Camps – CEO – China a la carta
Mrs Alexandra Lacayo – General Manager – Albee Adventures
Mr Phillip Lategan – Managing Director – Journey Beyond
Mr Jean-Michel Jefferson – Director – Ahi Para
Mr Samer Jabri – CEO – Magic Arabia

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16.
Traveller Made®
Best City Experience Designer
DMC

2017

Selection criteria: Culture specialist, connected, city polish, gourmet freak

Mr Jordi Camps – CEO – China a la carta
Mrs Filipa Teixeira – Director of Sales – Tours for You
Mrs Sofia Pham – Travel Consultant – Trails of Indochina
Mr Avi Lugasi – Owner & Managing Director – Windows to Japan
Mrs Barbara Théron – Director – Peplum
Mr Norman Aynbinder – President and CEO – American Excursionist

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