Haslemere Travel is delighted to announce that Gemma Antrobus, owner of leading, independent Surrey travel agent, has been awarded a prestigious international travel award at a glittering gala dinner in Deauville, France (February 27th).
In a vote by luxury hotels from around the world, Gemma and the agency have been awarded the title of “Most Creative Designer 2017” of travel experiences.
Presented at the annual luxury travel industry organisation Traveller Made awards in Deauville, beating agencies from as far afield as France, Brazil, India and Switzerland.
The selection criteria demanded the winner should be renowned for their “imaginative, knowledgeable, curious, inventive, ingenious and inspirational” ideas for travel experiences for their clients.
“Haslemere Travel has won many national awards in the past and has prided itself on being one of the top leisure travel designers the UK. It has always been our ambition to receive an international accolade and to be credited as ‘Most Creative’ is beyond our expectation. The entire team at Haslemere Travel spend countless hours ensuring that every detail of our clients travel itineraries is perfected to their individual needs and we are traveling continuously to ensure we have up to date knowledge of the newest and hottest properties and destinations,” said Gemma Antrobus, owner, Haslemere Travel.
The agency also received the top designation for luxury travel, one of only five in the UK to be awarded “1st Grand Designer” and the ONLY agency outside London to be chosen for this honour.
The accolade of “1st Grand Designer” is the highest accolade achievable in this leading luxury travel organization – with only 101 agencies worldwide recognized as such among a membership of 1,000 fully vetted and selected luxury travel agencies worldwide, from countries as diverse as the USA, Russia, Japan, Jordan, South Korea and mainland Europe.
Monitoring of Haslemere Travel’s performance was carried out over a 12-month period. The agency is now entitled to use an official seal (above), which is recognized globally as a sign of excellence.
“Above all, the 1st Grand Designer accolade is excellent news for all our loyal clients, as it now ensures that they will be at the top of the list for any VIP benefits at partner luxury hotels worldwide – such as premium upgrades, complimentary amenities, early check-ins, late check outs and resort credits, ensuring we can truly provide the best travel experience possible.”
At the age of only 37, Gemma bought Haslemere Travel in 2015, having previously been Managing Director since 2008. Based in the historic town of Haslemere, Surrey, the agency consists of a hugely successful retail shop and a division of home based Elite Consultants, launched in 2012, based across the UK. It has consistently won major industry awards for its customer service.
Traveller Made is a global network community of luxury travel designers, dedicated to providing unique and exclusive bespoke journeys to travellers looking for different and original experiences and requiring skilled and knowledgeable advisors who are fully committed to servicing their needs.
To discuss your next travel adventure with the team at Haslemere Travel please call: +44 1428 658777