New York, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 -- Wendy Perrin’s Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist list reveals Absolute Travel’s Leslie Overton has earned the elite award for family travel for the seventh year in a row—an award that, statistically speaking, is tougher to receive than getting into Harvard. Known for their high-end personalized journeys, Absolute Travel works with discerning, adventurous and curious travelers across the globe seeking a luxury travel experience tailored to their interests; luxury family vacations are Leslie’s specialty.
Overton’s family trips are proof to parents everywhere that you can still take those exotic trips with the kids in tow. Her family adventures span Turkey, Southeast Asia, U.A.E., China Hong, Kong, Peru, Fiji, and Guatemala, and her firsthand knowledge of traveling with the entire family creates a level of trust and respect with parents everywhere looking to plan an exotic family vacation—and seeking to speak with someone who has actually done it.
“It’s a game-changer for clients when they realize I’m essentially a travel savvy confidant that gets it, and can answer the difficult questions that even the best websites or travel guides can’t answer”, said Leslie Overton, mother of three (ages 14, 9, and 4) and general manager of Absolute Travel. “The bottom line is I want my kids to grow up aware of the world around them. I consider the perspective and compassion I’ve gained on my journeys, and I want to give my children the same opportunity—especially at such impressionable ages. Traveling together has been a healthy outlet to remove us from our way-too-familiar routine, stretch our comfort zones, and embrace those unplanned moments that inevitably become material for gut-laughing-filled dinner table conversations. Being picked for Wendy Perrin’s distinguished Condé Nast list is a great honor; I’m inspired to share this privilege with other families, helping them create their own unforgettable travel moments.”
According to Perrin, the 146 travel specialists that she handpicked represent the best blend of destination knowledge, insider connections, user-friendliness, and value for your dollar than she’s found in more than two decades of scrutinizing the travel industry for the magazine. In her article, Perrin admits that of the more than 10,000 travel agents and tour operators who have tried to break onto her list since its inception 14 years ago, only a tiny fraction have made the grade. Getting into the group is, statistically speaking, tougher than getting into Harvard. Staying on is tougher still: It requires not only an absence of valid reader complaints but also ongoing positive assessments from readers.
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.
CONTACT: Absolute Travel, Katie Losey Battle, 212-627-1950, absolutetravel.com
Katie Losey Battle, Absolute Travel, http://absolutetravel.com/, (212) 627-1950, [email protected]