Katy, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2009
The prestigious Travel + Leisure (T+L) Magazine has voted Ker & Downey #3 in their search for the World's Best Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters in 2009 (http://www.kerdowney.com ). Based on a perfect score of 100, Ker & Downey received an impeccable 96.54 from the combined scores of readers' surveys taken from January to March of this year. Readers rated Top Operators, Top Cities and Islands, as well as Top Hotels on differing criteria covering all aspects of quality service. Tour Operators were judged on staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall value.
"We are absolutely honored to have won such an esteemed award from the great Travel + Leisure Magazine. T+L has long been recognized as an industry standard for showcasing the best of the best in luxury travel. To be counted a world leader among such an audience is an indescribable feeling," says David Marek, president of Ker & Downey.
The Travel + Leisure World's Best Award accompanies several other recent Ker & Downey accolades including the 'Best Adventure Travel Company' award for Luxury Tour Operators by National Geographic Adventure and a World's Best Tour Company Award from Luxury Link. Several of Ker & Downey's itineraries have also won prestigious recognition including a 'Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime' award for Splendors of the Cape, Australian Dreamtime, and Namibia Explorer.
With the World's Best Award, Ker & Downey continues to prove its excellence in providing a truly customized, luxurious and comfortable travel experience to destinations all over the world. "The real heartbeat of Ker & Downey traveling lies in our dedication to signature, 'hand-crafted journeys'" says vice president David Jones. With any Ker & Downey Journey of Distinction, an array of destinations and properties can be mixed and matched to create the perfect itinerary for any traveler.
As has been done previously, the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards were announced live on NBC's Today Show and will also appear in the August issue and online at http://www.travelandleisure.com.