Canadian Virtuoso members acknowledged as “A-Record” journey specialists

Canadian Virtuoso members acknowledged as “A-Record” journey specialists

Virtuoso members in Canada are being celebrated because the “world’s best” journey specialists as named specialists on Journey + Leisure’s twenty first annual “A-Record.”

Introduced Tuesday (Feb. 21), the celebrated record options 66 Virtuoso members, throughout a number of locations and areas of specialization, together with some Canadians.

“We’re thrilled that Canadian advisors Kemi Wells of Wells Luxurious Journey, in addition to David Lowy and Jessica Renshaw of Renshaw Journey, have been acknowledged by Journey + Leisure for his or her excellent help of the luxurious leisure traveller,” mentioned Úna O’Leary, Virtuoso’s basic supervisor for Canada, in a press release.

“The extent of service, consideration to element and in depth experience are on the coronary heart of what they do day by day to shock and delight Canadian travellers. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”

Canadian Virtuoso members acknowledged as “A-Record” journey specialists

Jacqui Gifford, editor in chief of Journey + Leisure, which is a New York Metropolis-based journey journal, famous how this 12 months’s record is featured within the publications access-themed March problem, which is designed to assist readers “lower by way of the muddle as they plan their subsequent getaway.”

“And, that’s precisely what our favorite specialists excel at,” Gifford acknowledged. “The 2023 A-Record specialists serve up entry to a number of the highest experiences across the globe and provide personalised recommendation to assist guarantee your holidays are the easiest they are often.”

Matthew D. Upchurch, Virtuoso’s chairman and CEO, mentioned Virtuoso’s “decades-long prioritization of human connection has elevated the travellers’ expertise and made the journey advisor a extremely valued and revered career.” 

He additionally thanked the workforce at Journey + Leisure for “recognizing so many Virtuosos and their potential to craft distinctive experiences, that are enhanced by way of interplay with our professionals.”

The Virtuoso journey advisors on Journey + Leisure’s A-Record (by specialty) are:

Africa & Safaris:

Crisney Lane, Mosaic Safaris, an affiliate of Departure Lounge

Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific:

Cassandra Bookholder, Camelback Odyssey Journey – a Direct Journey Firm


Rob Clabbers, Q Cruise + Journey

Mary Ann Ramsey, Betty Maclean Journey, Inc.

Valerie Wilson, Valerie Wilson Journey, Inc.

Egypt & the Center East:

Stephanie Fisher, Stephanie Fisher Journey, an affiliate of Huffman Journey

Malaka Hilton, Admiral Journey Worldwide, Inc.

Amalia Lazarov, an affiliate of Valerie Wilson Journey, Inc.


Ellen LeCompte, an affiliate of Journey Consultants, Inc.

Rachel Shoemaker, Louisa White Journey, an affiliate of Gifted Journey Community

John Skelton, John Skelton Travels, LLC, an affiliate of Departure Lounge

Jim Sturdy, Sturdy Journey Companies

Tesa Totengco, Travels with Tesa, an affiliate of Tafari Journey

Daria (Dasha) Westerfield, River Oaks Journey

United States, Canada & the Caribbean: 

Jim Bendt, PIQUE Journey Design

Margie Hand, Andavo Journey

Jessica Renshaw, Renshaw Journey

Ragan Stone, Ragan Stone Journey, an affiliate of Departure Lounge

Particular Pursuits: 

Air Journey Specialist:

Paul Tumpowsky, Skylark Journey Group, Inc.

Enterprise Journey Specialist:

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Valerie Wilson Journey, Inc.

Vacation spot Celebrations Specialists:

Jody Bear, an affiliate of Tzell Journey Group – New York

Kristin Chambers, TRAVELLUSTRE

Jack Ezon, EMBARK Past

Barkley Hickox, The Native Foreigner

Erina Pindar, SmartFlyer – Vacation spot Celebrations & Personal Journey Specialist

Leisure and Sports activities Journey Specialist:

Linda Scroggins, Prosperous Luxurious Journey

Household Journey Specialists:

Laura Asilis, Travelwise, S.A.

Jessica Griscavage, Runway Journey, an affiliate of McCabe World Journey, Inc.

Christie Holmes, World CommUnity, an affiliate of Departure Lounge

Julia B. Pirrung, an affiliate of Jetset World Journey

Carmen Teresa Targa, Condado Journey Inc.

Keith Waldon, Departure Lounge

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Valerie Wilson Journey, Inc.

Fly-Fishing Specialist:

Betsy Donley, an affiliate of Camelback Odyssey Journey – a Direct Journey Firm

Honeymoons and Weddings Specialists:

Josh Alexander, an affiliate of Protravel Worldwide – New York

Kara Bebell & Harlan deBell, The Journey Siblings – Honeymoons & Vacation spot Weddings Specialists

Kristen Korey Pike, KK Travels Worldwide – Honeymoons and Weddings Specialist

Kemi Wells, Wells Luxurious Journey – Honeymoon and Celebration Journey Specialist

LGBTQ Journey Specialists:

John Clifford, an affiliate of Montecito Village Journey – LGBTQ Journey Specialist

David Rubin, DavidTravel, an affiliate of Shoreline Journey Advisors – LGBTQ Journey Specialist

Luxurious Rails Specialist:

Eleanor Flagler Hardy, The Society of Worldwide Railway Vacationers

Over-The-Prime Journeys Specialist:

Judy Stein, The Stein Collective, an affiliate of SmartFlyer

Personal Journey Specialist:

David Lowy, Renshaw Journey

Wine and Gastronomy Specialist:

Michelle Murré, an affiliate of Journey Consultants, Inc.

The whole Journey + Leisure A-Record is offered right here. 

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