Travel + Leisure readers voted Absolute Travel the World’s Best Tour Operator, earning the high-end travel company the ultimate accolade. This #1 spot distinguishes the luxury travel company, known for their custom high-end journeys, for their firsthand destination knowledge, dedication to highly personalized experiences, insider access, and unsurpassed service.
Absolute Travel, “the world’s top luxury travel experts, creating your ideal journey,” works with discerning, adventurous and curious travelers across the globe seeking a highly personalized luxury travel experience. Their team of luxury travel specialists customize every trip—there are no set departures and no packaged tours. Journeys range from witnessing East Africa’s legendary migration and bowing with monks in Bhutan to sailing between the fabled Galápagos Islands.
“I founded Absolute Travel in New York City nearly twenty-five years ago, compelled to do what I love—explore the world and share that privilege with others. These days, with offices based in New York City, Cape Town and Bangkok, we’ve grown, but our foundation is the same,” said Absolute Travel president and founder, Ken Fish. “I knew, even in that apartment, that our success was rooted in surrounding myself with people just as passionate about discovering the world as I am; this award captures that passion, and our ability to create experiential journeys that resonate with travelers for a lifetime. Being chosen as the recognized worldwide leader in private luxury travel is truly gratifying, particularly because travelers themselves selected us.”
The award was officially announced on July 2nd, and will be featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure. The top winners in each category will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted by Editor-in-Chief Nancy Novogrod and VP/Publisher Jay Meyer, at Center548 in New York City.