Abercrombie & Kent Wins Prestigious Award of Excellence for Luxury Tailor Made Travel
June 06, 2017
Luxury travel experts Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) have been honored by Luxury Travel Advisor magazine with a prestigious Award of Excellence as “Best FIT Operator” for the fifth consecutive year. A&K was recognized at the Luxury Travel Advisor ULTRA Summit during a special reception at the Residence of the Belgian Ambassador and hosted by Visit Flanders.
Winners are determined exclusively by travel counselors who read Luxury Travel Advisor, who vote for nominees selected by an invitation-only advisory board made up of influential travel advisors. Nominees represent hotels, resorts, individuals, cruise lines and professional services that excel at delivering memorable experiences, a hallmark of the luxury travel industry.
“We are honored to be the Luxury Travel Advisor ‘Award of Excellence’ winner as Best FIT Operator,” said Abercrombie & Kent USA President, Keith Baron. “It is especially gratifying to our team because this award is voted on by luxury travel advisors themselves and reflects what we do every day to maintain the high standards they have come to expect from A&K.”
For more than 50 years, Abercrombie & Kent has been committed to Luxury Tailor Made Travel, which allows guests to completely customize an itinerary, while experiencing A&K’s hallmark blend of insider access, comfort and style in more than 100 countries around the world. A&K’s Travel Consultants work closely with travel professionals to design made-to-order journeys and coordinate with A&K offices around the world to deliver seamless service from arrival to departure.
The highlight of every Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Tailor Made Journey is one of A&K’s renowned local guides: lifelong residents who know the ins and outs of every stop on the itinerary. Each journey is also supported by a host of dedicated A&K personnel who guests may encounter briefly -- or never meet at all -- from the representative who greets them at the airport (transfers are always included), to the staff members behind the scenes who make the journey run without a hitch.
“The suppliers who have been recognized with this award have delivered optimal service to our travel advisors and their clients,” said Ruthanne Terrero, founding editorial director of Luxury Travel Advisor and vice president of editorial and content for the Questex Travel Group. “In the competitive world of luxury travel that's no small feat. We are very proud to bestow an award on these winners.”
Luxury Travel Advisor is dedicated to educating a select group of luxury travel advisors through detailed coverage and exclusive features about luxury travel’s finest hotels, resorts, destinations, cruise lines and events. The ULTRA Summit brings the world’s most elite travel advisors and suppliers together for an exclusive discussion about the latest research and trends in ultra-luxury travel. Additional information is available at questex.com/markets/hospitality-travel.
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About Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent pioneered luxury adventure travel with our first African safaris in 1962, and today our award-winning travel services extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. Custom itineraries and small-group journeys offer one-of-a-kind inspiring experiences, while A&K’s 52 on-site offices ensure invitation-only access to the people and places that make every travel destination unique. Join the world of A&K by following us on Facebook and Twitter: @AKTravel_USA and Instagram: aktravel_usa.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations. The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group serves every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.