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Asia Transpacific Journeys’ Travel Specialists Claim Three Spots on Fifteenth Annual Travel + Leisure A-List

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ATJ Only Company on Annual List of World’s Top Travel Specialists with Three Specialists Recognized

Rebecca Mazzaro at a school in Burma

Rebecca Mazzaro at a school in Burma

In the recently released Travel + Leisure 2016 A List Awards, three travel specialists from Asia Transpacific Journeys were awarded among the world’s most knowledgeable, creative and enthusiastic travel professionals. Asia Transpacific Journeys was the only company on the list with three team members recognized. These individuals include:

  • Rebecca Mazzaro, included for the sixth consecutive year for her encyclopedic knowledge of travel to Myanmar (Burma).
  • Jarrod Hobson, recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a definitive expert on travel to Indonesia.
  • Pat O’Connell, who earned the award for the third year running for his expertise in creating memorable and fun trips for families throughout Asia and The Pacific
Jarrod Hobson in Mongolia

Jarrod Hobson in Mongolia

“We couldn’t be more proud of Rebecca, Jarrod and Pat,” said Kirsten Louy-Nasty, CEO of Asia Transpacific Journeys. “Being recognized on Travel + Leisure’s A-List takes passion, dedication and experience — qualities all demonstrated by these three team members.”

Asia Transpacific Journeys, celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017, is a U.S. based tour-operator specializing in custom journeys and small group trips to the Asia-Pacific region, in locations from Japan and Thailand, to Sri Lanka and beyond. Based in Boulder, Colo., ATJ’s team of Travel Specialists work with partners in every corner of Asia and The Pacific to create personalized, memorable and immersive travel experiences for its clients.

Pat O’Connell in Mrauk Oo, Burma

Pat O’Connell in Mrauk Oo, Burma

Every year, Travel + Leisure editors sift through thousands of travel advisors to determine the industry’s all-stars; those with the knowledge and connections to make any dream trip a reality. The exclusive list of the top 133 advisors, which will be featured in the September 2016 issue of the magazine, is organized by area of expertise and provides details including their specialties, years as an agent, and contact information.

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