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TRAVELLER MADE AWARDS 2016
WINNERS’ LIST

On 15 March 2016, the 2nd Traveller Made Awards Ceremony took place during the Gala Dinner of the Luxury Travel Connection Forum.
Traveller Made Member Agencies honoured Traveller Made Partners that have provided outstanding services to Member Agents and to Member Agents’ clients.
And for the first time, Traveller Made Partners honoured Traveller Made Designers for their commitment to quality and creativity.

Nomination list and winners by category

 

– Travel Designers –

1.
Traveller Made
Most Thorough Designer, voted by Hotel Partners
Travel Designers
2016

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

Ms Sophie Arbib – Co-owner – Exclusive Voyages, France
Ms Gemma Antrobus – Owner – Haslemere Travel, UK
Ms Véronique Chappé – Private Designer – Peplum, France
Mr Jonas Rask – Owner – Rask Travel, Israel
Mr Doug Easton – Owner – Weisse Travel, France

Jonas-Rask

from left to right: Quentin Desurmont, Galina Michkovitch, Jonas Rask

Winner: Mr Jonas Rask – Owner – Rask Travel, Israel

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2.
Traveller Made
Most Creative Designer, voted by Hotel Partners
Travel Designers
2016

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

Ms Nina Mueller – Travel Designer – Cosa Travel, Switzerland
MS Katy McCann – Managing Director – Suite DNA, UK
Mr Yves Abitbol – Owner – MyConcierge, France
Mr Olivier Weisse – Owner – Weisse Travel, France
Mr Jonas Rask – Owner – Rask Travel, Israel
Mr Jan Vos – Co-Owner – Vos Van Loon, Netherlands

Olivier-Weise

Winner: Mr Olivier Weisse – Owner – Weisse Travel, France

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3.
Traveller Made
Most Thorough Designer, voted by DMC Partners
Travel Designers
2016

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

Ms Carole Ange – Managing Director – Tapis Rouge, France
Ms Véronique Chappé – Private Designer – Peplum, France
Ms Ana Bru – Owner – Bru & Bru, Spain
Ms Michaela Kügler – head of Product Management – Design Reisen, Germany
Mr Manuel Chablais – Owner – Ailes Voyages, Switzerland
Mr Stefano Bajona – Co-Owner – Onirikos, italy

Michaela-Kügler

Winner: Ms Michaela Kügler – head of Product Management – Design Reisen, Germany

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4.
Traveller Made
Most Creative Designer, voted by DMC Partners
Travel Designers
2016

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

Mrs Anette Loftus – CEO – Aspera Explorations, Russia
Mrs Kellie Samuda – Managing Director – 360 Private Travel UK
Mr Manuel Chablais – Owner – Ailes Voyages, Switzerland
Mr Christian Ernstved-Rasmussen – Owner – Managing Director – 80 Days, Denmark
Mr Beat Bopp – Owner – SeventhHeaven, Switzerland
Mr bert Uyttenbroeck – Owner – Atlas Reisen, Belgium

Manuel-Chablais

Winner: Mr Manuel Chablais – Owner – Ailes Voyages, Switzerland

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– Hotel Groups –

5.
Traveller Made
Best Traveller Made Champion
Hotel Groups
2016

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

Mrs Patricia Iinuma – Global Director of Sales – Hyatt
Mrs Alexa Ponchietti – Directore of Sales Southern Europe – Aman Resorts
Ms Céline Doyle – Director of Business Development – Shangri-La
Mr Adam Morriss – Regional Director of Sales EME – Belmond
Mr Simon Yip – VP Sales – The Peninsula Hotels
Mr Farid Rouibi – Director Luxury Sales – FRHI Hotels & Resorts
Mr Hugues Miranda – Senior Sales Manager Europe – Oetker Collection

Hugues-Miranda

from left to right: Ana Isaeva, Hugues Miranda, Diana Nuber, Gloria Lanéry, Quentin Desurmont

Winner: Mr Hugues Miranda – Senior Sales Manager Europe – Oetker Collection

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6.
Traveller Made
Friendliest General Manager
Hotel Groups

2016

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

Mr Nicolas Beliard – General Manager – The Peninsula Paris
Mr Vito Romeo – General manager – Shangri-La Bosphorus
Mr Didier Le Calvez – President & General Manager – Le Bristol
Mr gabriel Lousada – General Manager – Amanjena, Marrakech
Mr Ralph Radtke – General Manager – Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Mr Joachim Hartl – General Manager – Conrad Algarve

Didier-Le-Calvez

Winner: Mr Didier Le Calvez – President & General Manager – Le Bristol
(represented by Catherine Hodoul-Baudry)

 

FullSizeRender (3)Winner: Mr Didier Le Calvez – CEO – La Réserve Hotels
(Picture taken on May 27th at La Réserve Paris)

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7.
Traveller Made
Best Traveller Made Champion
Independant Hotels
2016

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

Mrs Felice de Jonge – Sales Manager – Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam
Mrs Odile Palustran – Director of Sales Europe – The Singular Patagonia
Mr Javier Rivadulla – Director of Sales & Marketing – Finca Cortesin
Mr Michel Heredia – Global Sales Director – the Standard, High Line
Mr Jérôme Revuelta – General Manager – Hôtel Le K2 Palace
Mr Ernesto Draque – Director of Sales – Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

Odile-Palustran

Winner: Mrs Odile Palustran – Director of Sales Europe – The Singular Patagonia

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8.
Traveller Made
Friendliest General Manager
Independant Hotels

2016

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

 

Mr Folke Bergstrom – General Manager – the Singular Patagonia
Mr Guido Farina – General Manager – Shanti Maurice
Mr Lee Nelson – General Manager – Split Apple Retreat, New Zealand
Mr Felipe Mac-Lean — General Manager – Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Mr Wayne Milgate – General – Iniala Beach House
Mr Olivier Lordonnois – General Manager – the Mark, New York

Felipe-Mac-Lean

Winner: Mr Felipe Mac-Lean — General Manager – Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
(represented by Ana Belen Fernandez)

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– DMCs –

9.
Traveller Made
Friendliest Owner/GM
DMC
2016

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

Mrs Jennifer Romand – Owner – World Connexion Travel
Mr Yoann Ronsin – CEO & Owner – Sentiers Privés
Mr Phillip Lategan – Managing Director – Journey Beyond
Mr Olivier Dufeu – Owner – Colombia Activa
Mr Samer Jabri – CEO – Magic Arabia
Mr Jean-Michel Jefferson – Owner & Director – Ahipara

Jennifer-Romand

from left to right: Gloria Lanéry, Jennifer Romand, Quentin Desurmont

Winner: Mrs Jennifer Romand – Owner – World Connexion Travel

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10.
Traveller Made
Best Content Provider
DMC

2016

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

Mrs Maita Barrenechea – Founder/Owner – Mai 10
Ms Cyndie Marchand – Director – Atlas Elite, Morocco
Mrs Maria Gregoriou – Managing Director – Seez Travel
Mrs Katrin von Enden – Director European Sales – Albee Adventures
Mr Jamshyd Sethna – Chairman – Banyan india
Mr Eric Demay – Director of Sales – The Real Japan

Cyndie-Marchand

Winner: Ms Cyndie Marchand – Director – Atlas Elite, Morocco

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11.
Traveller Made
Best Adventure Designer
DMC

2016

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

Mrs Liisa Kokkarinen – Arctic Expeditions Manager – Luxury Action, Finland
Mr Jamshyd Sethna – Chariman – Banyan India
Mr Yoann Ronsin – CEO & Owner – Sentiers Privés
Mr Phillip Lategan – Managing Director – Journey Beyond
Mr Bruno-Mathieu Roy – Inbound Sales Director – Matuete Brazil
Mr Pawan Tuladhar – Founder and Owner  – Dharma Adventures

Liisa-Kokkarinen

Winner: Mrs Liisa Kokkarinen – Arctic Expeditions Manager – Luxury Action, Finland

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12.
Traveller Made
Best City Experience
DMC

2016

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

Mrs Jennifer Romand – Owner – World Connexion Travel
Mrs Emily Switzer – Private Designer – Peplum
Mr Alex Greenbaum – VP Sales and Marketing – American Excursionist
Mr Koray Sahmali – President – Icons & Styles, Turkey
Mr Avi Lugasi – Managing Direcotr – Windows to Japan
Mr Jordi Camps – Co-founder and CEO – China a la Carta

Alex-Greenbaum

Winner: Mr Alex Greenbaum – VP Sales and Marketing – American Excursionist

 

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