Traveller Made’s Luxury Travel Industry Awards 2019 Winners

Monday, 25th March, 2019
Marbella, Spain
 
 

Since 2017, Traveller Made® has been honoring its best luxury Travel Designers during The Luxury Travel Industry Awards ceremony. 

Again this year we revealed the most influent luxury Travel Designers in the world elected by both Hotels & Destination Management Companies (DMC). We also wanted to extend this award ceremony to our other valued professionals of the luxury travel industry and celebrated Hotel & DMC Partners who were the best at using our key Traveller Made® tools this year. 

The Welcome Cocktail and Gala dinner were held in Finca La Conception’s gardens where guests were able to enjoy an outside candle-lid evening, overseeing the venue.

Over 900 guests participated in this evening: Nuria Rodriguez (Andalucia), Francisco Salado (Costa Del Sol), Felix Romero (Marbella), Pierre-Yves Poulain (Serendipia), Jean-Phillipe Lafont (Opera Singer), Victoire de Taillac (Officine Universelle Buly), Edouard Bocon-Gibod (Christie’s), Winston Chesterfield (Wealth-X), 55 journalists from international press and our valued Members & Partners. 

Hosted by M. Quentin Desurmont, Traveller Made®’s President, Mrs. Diana Nuber, Traveller Made®’s Partnerships Director & M. Peter Conway, Traveller Made®’s Memberships Director, The Luxury Travel Industry Awards honored 16 Hotels, DMCs and Members, and 1 Preferred Destination all voted by the Traveller Made® community itself.

 
 
TRAVEL DESIGNERS
 
Vote criteria: Rigorous, reliable, expert, respectful, anticipator and solution maker 
Mr. Stefano Peruzzini – Managing Partner – Viaggi Moleskine, Italy
 
Vote criteria: Imaginative, knowledgeable, curious, inventive, ingenious and inspirational 
Mr. Leo Zheng – CEO – Bridge International Travel, China
 
Vote criteria: Rigorous, reliable, expert, respectful, anticipator and solution maker
 
Ms. Carla Xavier – Co-owner – Lounge Luxury travel, Portugal
 

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

Mr. Patrick de Vos – Owner – World of Travel, Belgium
 
Ms. Meltem & Mr. Levend Iskit – Co-owners – Far’n Away, Turkey
 
Ms. Julia Hayhurst for Ms. Cari Gray – Owner – Gray & Co, USA
 
Ms. Kait Daly – Owner – Roam Travel Company, USA
 
Mr Alpis Flores – Owner – Agencia de Viajes Prestigio, Mexico
 
HOTEL PARTNERS
 
Vote criteria: Available, anticipator, solution maker, empowered, outgoing
Mr Laurent Vannier – Regional Director of Sales Southern Europe – Aman
 
Vote criteria: Available, responsive, VIP mindful, gracious, travel designer relay
Mr. Anastasios Naoum – General Manager – Myconian Villa Collection
 
Vote criteria: Available, anticipator, solution maker, empowered, outgoing
Ms Manola Fresta – Director of Sales – Lefay Resort
 
Vote criteria: Available, responsive, VIP mindful, gracious, travel designer relay
Ms Marie-Hélène Miribel – Owner – Sol y Luna
 
DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
 
Vote criteria: Available, responsive, VIP mindful, friendly, travel designer relay
Ms. Victoria Bruce-Miller for Mr Pawan Tuladhar – Founder and Owner  
– Dharma Adventures, Nepal
 
Vote criteria: Available, creative, presentation savvy, bespoke, friendly
Mr Phillip Lategan – Founder Owner Chief Explorer – Journey Beyond, South Africa
 
Vote criteria: Adventuresome, creative, expert guide, wilderness chic
Mr Ari Siivikko – Owner & Chief Experience Designer – Arctic Signature, Finland
 
Vote criteria: Culture specialist, connected, city polish, gourmet freak
Mr Avi Lugasi – Owner & Managing Director – Windows to Japan
 
PREFERRED DESTINATION
 
Mr. Daisuke Kobayashi for JAPAN
 
THANK YOU ! 
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