Adventure and Luxury Travel Expert, Owen Gaddis, Joins Award-Winning High-End Travel Company, Absolute Travel, as a Luxury Travel Manager

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Luxury travel company, Absolute Travel, appointed Owen Gaddis to the position of Luxury Travel Manager. The luxury travel company, known for their custom high-end journeys, takes great pride in their staff and their team’s firsthand destination knowledge, dedication to highly personalized experiences, insider access, unsurpassed service, and passion for exploring the world.

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Our success is rooted in a staff whose passion for exploring the world is unrivaled. Owen’s spirit is contagious, and we’re that much stronger having him on board.

Absolute Travel has evolved into a dynamic and growing organization which is able to attract and attain the world’s leading luxury travel specialists. Mr. Gaddis will enhance Absolute Travel’s destination repertoire and travel by interest journeys with his passion for rough yet luxurious adventures and in-depth knowledge of the world’s more remote destinations. Thrill-seeking adventures, photographic expeditions, and posh getaways are Gaddis’s passion and specialty. His adventures include fly fishing in Ecuador, discovering the mighty glaciers in Chamonix, heli-skiing in North America and Canada, hiking Nicaragua’s rainforests, and luxuriating at the most deluxe properties along the way. His firsthand knowledge and ability to take a classic destination and give it an edge intrigues travelers, earns the trust of his clients, and creates for memorable experiences.

Mr. Gaddis states, “I get my energy from exploring the world and sharing it with others—it’s what I love to do. I strive to make every trip as unique as the clients I’m working with, and packed with moments my clients could never forget. In the past that has meant meeting monks in remote monasteries in the Himalayas, a surprise Prosecco toast after skiing down South America’s best powder, and handpicking properties that are special and unexpected. These are the details that make a trip.”

Founder and president at Absolute Travel, Ken Fish, stated, “Absolute Travel is recognized as the worldwide leader in private luxury travel—not only because we create beautiful deluxe journeys—but also because of our extraordinary team.” Fish added, “Our success is rooted in a staff whose passion for exploring the world is unrivaled. Owen’s spirit is contagious, and we’re that much stronger having him on board.”

Mr. Gaddis is a leader in the luxury travel industry who brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Most recently, he was an affiliate at SmartFlyer, where he was awarded the "Top 30 Under 30" accolade by Travel Agent Central. Prior to that role, he was an Adventure, Exotic, and Leisure Travel Advisor with Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited. His photographs have been published in Wend Magazine, Sun Valley Magazine, and Virtuoso Life. Mr. Gaddis will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Absolute Travel:
Absolute Travel is an award-winning luxury travel company that creates private luxury journeys in Asia, Africa, South Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and India & the Himalayas. Absolute Travel’s team of luxury travel specialists’ in-depth knowledge, insider access, unsurpassed service, on-the-ground spontaneity, and passion for sharing the best of what the world has to offer result in once-in-a-lifetime journeys that have inspired travelers for decades. In 2013 Travel + Leisure readers and travelers named Absolute Travel the #1 World’s Best Tour Operator, earning the high-end travel company the ultimate accolade.

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