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Traveller Made Awards 2015
Winners’ List

For the first time since its inception in 2013, Traveller Made has presented the 2015 Traveller Made Luxury Travel Industry’s Awards. The eight statuettes bestowed on the winners honour Partners of our luxury travel network for their sense of customer service, their availability and their creativeness with our 125 Member Agencies.

We have to thank all our Member Agencies for naming the best Partners, and for choosing among these highly deserving nominees the eight winners. Every one of them embodies the values and standards Traveller Made aims to uphold within the luxury travel industry.

Traveller Made congratulates them, as it does all the nominees, for their excellent teamwork and Traveller Made spirit.

The Awards ceremony was held in Switzerland on 26 February 2015, at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, during the first Luxury Travel Connection Forum organised by Traveller Made. This 4-day event has gathered 215 Traveller Made Members and Partners around conferences, functions and work sessions.

Nomination list and winners by category

 

1.
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Best Traveller Made Champion
Hotel Groups
2015

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

Ms Céline Doyle – Director of Business Development – Shangri-La
Mr Andrea Filippi – Executive Director Worldwide Sales – Belmond
Mrs Patricia Iinuma – Global Director of Sales – Hyatt
Mr Dominic Ladet – Global Director of Sales & Marketing – Fasano
Mr Hugues Miranda – Senior Sales Manager Europe – Oetker Collection
Mr Farid Rouibi – Director Luxury Sales – FRHI Hotels & Resorts
Mr Simon Yip – VP Sales – The Peninsula Hotels

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Winner: Mr Farid Rouibi – Director Luxury Sales – FRHI Hotels & Resorts

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2.
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Friendliest General Manager
Hotel Groups
2015

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

Mr Tim Ananiadis – General Manager – Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens
Mrs Rainy Chan – The Peninsula Hotels Regional Vice President,
General Manager – The Peninsula Hong Kong
Mr John Dopere – General Manager – La Résidence Phou Vao Belmond
Mr Allwyn Drego – General Manager – Shangri-La’s Villingili
Mr Roberto Payer – General Manager – Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Mr Vito Romeo – General Manager – Shangri-La Bosphorus

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Winner: Mrs Rainy Chan – The Peninsula Hotels Regional Vice President, General Manager – The Peninsula Hong Kong

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3.
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Best Traveller Made Champion
Independent Hotels
2015

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

Mrs Filia Delga – Sales & PR Executive – Poseidonion Grand Hotel
Mr Jean Franken – Director of Sales Europe – Alvear Palace
Mrs Dani Labi – Sales Director Europe – The Surrey New-York
Mrs Ilze Makaronidu – Senior Sales Manager – Corinthia Hotel London
Mrs Elodie Miyet – Director of Sales & Marketing – Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
Mr Javier Rivadulla – Director of Sales & Marketing – Finca Cortesin

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Winner: Mrs Dani Labi – Sales Director Europe – The Surrey New-York

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4.
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Friendliest General Manager
Independent Hotels
2015

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

Mr Olivier Baudry – General Manager – Hotel Barge Alegria
Mrs Valentina De Santis – CEO & Owner – Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Mr Ignacio Masias – Founder CEO – Titilaka hotel
Mrs Olga Petroni – General Manager – Alvear Palace
Mr Roy Tomassen – General Manager – Conservatorium Amsterdam
Mrs Holly Waterbor-Breuche – General Manager – The Quin

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Winner: Mrs Valentina De Santis – CEO & Owner – Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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5.
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Friendliest Owner/General Manager
Destination Management Company
2015

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

Mr Eric Demay – Director of Sales – The Real Japan
Mrs Maria Gregoriou – Managing Director – Seez Travel
Mr Avi Lugasi – Managing director – Windows to Japan
Mr Vishal Mehra – Asst. Vice President – Luxe India
Mr Zachary Rabinor – CEO & Owner – Journey Mexico
Mr Yoann Ronsin – CEO & Owner – Sentiers Privés

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Winner: Mr Zachary Rabinor – CEO & Owner – Journey Mexico

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6.
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Best Content Provider
Destination Management Company
2015

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

Mrs Maita Barrenechea – Founder/Owner – Mai 10
Mrs Amanda Fisher – Marketing & Sales Manager – Wilderness Australia
Mrs Andrea Grisdale – Founder & CEO – IC Bellagio
Mrs Agustina Lagos-Marmol – Owner & Managing Director – Dolomite Mountains
Mr Zachary Rabinor – CEO & Owner – Journey Mexico
Mr Samuel Regnier – Owner & General Manager – OnlyOne Morocco

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Winner: Mrs Agustina Lagos-Marmol – Owner & Managing Director – Dolomite Mountains

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7.
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Best Adventure Designer
Destination Management Company
2015

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

Mrs Amanda Fisher – Marketing & Sales Manager – Wilderness Australia
Mr Jean-Michel Jefferson – Owner & Director – Ahipara
Mr Phillip Lategan – Managing Director – Journey Beyond
Mrs Wanda Plucinski – Program Coordinator – Nomadic Expeditions
Mr Philippe Richard – Owner – Easia Travel
Mr Yoann Ronsin – CEO & Owner – Sentiers Privés

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Winner: Mr Jean-Michel Jefferson – Owner & Director – Ahipara New Zealand

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8.
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Best City Experience Designer
Destination Management Company
2015

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

Mrs Helen Bedford – Co Founder OTUK – Original Travel UK
Mr Jordi Camps – Co-founder and CEO – China a la Carta
Mr Eric Demay – Director of Sales – The Real Japan
Mrs Karen Fedorko Sefer – Owner/President – Sea Song
Mr Alex Greenbaum – VP Sales and Marketing – American Excursionist
Mrs Jennifer Romand – Owner – World Connexion Travel
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Winner: Mr Alex Greenbaum – VP Sales and Marketing – American Excursionist

 

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