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Four Direct Travel advisors once again make prestigious Condé Nast list

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  •   03-25-2024  11:01 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Four Direct Travel advisors once again make prestigious Condé Nast list
From left: Lisa & Nancy Zupancic; Ariane Henry; Katherine Velan. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Four travel advisors from Direct Travel have been named to the prestigious Condé Nast Travel Specialists list, according to a press release issued Monday (March 25).

The list, which features some of the world’s best travel advisors and niche tour operators, recognizes top travel pros for their experience, expertise, resourcefulness and customer care. 

As Condé Nast expresses it: “They’ll pull off the impossible and spare you the logistics.”

In addition, even more of an accolade, each has been featured at least once before.

“The fact that these Direct Travel advisors have been repeatedly showcased on the list is a tribute to the consistently superior service they provide,” said Joelle Goldman, vice-president of host services and luxury hotel program at Direct.  “They are clearly at the top of their game and we are tremendously proud of their achievements.”

The Canadian Direct Travel advisors are White-Rock, B.C.-based Ariane Henry (making her fourth appearance on the list); sisters Lisa and Nancy Zupancic of Toronto (in their third year); and Katherine Velan of Montreal (now celebrating her second year).

“When I was little, my Dad subscribed to the Condé Nast Magazine, and I decided I wanted to become a writer and travel the world. I never became a writer, but became the best travel agent I could – and lucky for me they noticed!” stated Velan.

Added Henry: “I am honoured to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler once again. It's a privilege to be acknowledged alongside such esteemed colleagues in the industry.”

According to the Zupancic sisters: “This recognition allows us to think we are on the right track with our care and inventing explorations for our clients.  What is clear is we do not work in a vacuum and having wonderful clients and exceptional suppliers is the key.”

Two of their Direct Travel colleagues in the U.S. (Jennifer Fried of Cleveland, Ohio, celebrating her second year on the list, and Jesse Taylor of Naples, Fla. – a fourth-time honouree) - also appear on the list.

The complete list of Condé Nast Traveler Specialists can be found here.

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