In the recently released Travel + Leisure 2017 A- List Awards, three travel specialists from ATJ (Asia Transpacific Journeys) were awarded among the world’s most knowledgeable, creative and enthusiastic travel professionals. These individuals, who have each been recognized in this award series numerous times in the past, include Rebecca Mazzaro, Jarrod Hobson and Pat O'Connell.
We are so proud to receive recognition as "Best Tour Operator" in AFAR’s first annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. And we are incredibly honored to be the only Asia/Pacific specialist included. This award is especially close to our hearts because it is awarded based on the feedback of travelers alone. Knowing our travelers are so pleased with us is the ultimate reward.
We were honored to snag three spots this year on Travel + Leisure's prestigious A-list—the most of any tour operator! Our winning Travel Specialists have creativity, expertise and passion to spare. Congrats to Rebecca Mazzaro, included for the sixth year running for her encyclopedic knowledge of travel in Myanmar (Burma); Jarrod Hobson, Recognized for the fifth year in a row as a definitive expert on travel to Indonesia; and Pat O'Connell, listed for the third time for his expertise on family travel to Asia & the Pacific.
We were recognized the third year in a row by Travel Weekly as top tour operator that offers the industry's most innovative experiences. We are proud to be recognized by our travel industry peers for our ongoing commitment to promoting authentic, luxury travel throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Spots on Travel + Leisure's prestigious A-list are only awarded to the nation's top travel experts—those with passion, dedication and experience to spare. This year, we are proud to announce that two of our our top Travel Specialists were included. For the fifth year running, Rebecca Mazzaro was acknowledged for her expertise on Myanmar (Burma). And for the fourth time, Jarrod Hobson was recognized for his deep knowledge about all things Indonesia.
This year we were again selected by Travel Weekly as one of the world’s top travel organizations that exemplifies the best and most innovative practices in the industry. We are proud to be recognized by this industry leader for our ongoing commitment to promoting culturally immersive luxury travel to Asia and the Pacific.
"This is Myanmar's Moment," journalist Andrew Solomon declared to Travel + Leisure. We couldn't agree more— there is a palpable sense that now is the time to explore this jewel box of a country before its transformation to modernity is complete. We are honored that our A-List Award-winning Travel Specialist, Rebecca Mazzaro, is featured in the article as a go-to resource for in depth, culturally-immersive travel experiences in Myanmar.
Each year, Travel Weekly magazine selects winners from the world’s top travel organizations worldwide that exemplify the best and most innovative practices in the industry. Asia Transpacific Journeys is proud to have been awarded top-honors for their unique, creative approach to culturally immersive luxury travel to Asia and the Pacific.
Every year, Travel + Leisure magazine determines the top travel experts in each region of the world for their highly selective A-list awards—a feat that takes passion, dedication and experience. This year, two of our our top Travel Specialists were awarded this honor. For the fourth year running, Rebecca Mazzaro was acknowledged for her unsurpassed expertise in planning trips to Burma. And for the third time, Jarrod Hobson was recognized for his wealth of knowledge about Indonesia.
Hailed as a "rising star" of adventure tourism, Bhutan's unique mystique is a gem waiting to be discovered. Within the last decade, the nation's first luxury hotels have arrived, providing discerning travelers with comfortable access to the country's pristine environment and rich cultural heritage.
Making the A-list takes passion, dedication and experience—qualities in which Asia Transpacific Journeys’ travel experts excel. Each year, Travel + Leisure recognizes the top travel experts in their highly selective A-list awards. We are proud to announce that for the second year running three of our Asia Travel Specialists have received this sought-after honor. Congratulations to Jarrod Hobson, Rebecca Mazzaro and Pat O’Connell for being recognized.
Travel with Asia Transpacific Journeys to Kangaroo Island, Australia for the ultimate homestay experience on the 3,500-acre Stranraer Homestead. The owners, Graham Wheaton and his wife, Lyn, have four guest rooms furnished with fireplaces and antiques. They go to great lengths to make travelers feel at home—savor Lyn's home cooking, help Graham herd sheep with his Australian kelpie dogs or take a night walk to spot wallabies.
Experience a spiriutal retreat in Bhutan. This carefully preserved landscape is steeped in Buddhist culture. The Merak-Sakteng Trek goes to the country’s east, where you’ll pass hillsides filled with wild rhododendrons to reach remote monasteries.
Asia Transpacific Journeys exclusive new itinerary Papua New Guinea Through the Lens travels to remote villages, visits sacred spirit houses on the Sepik River and offers hands-on photography instruction from Michele Westmorland, an award-winning photographer who has visited the country 27 times.
Every year, Travel + Leisure magazine determines the top travel experts in each region of the world for their highly selective A-list awards. This year, we are proud to announce that three of our Asia Travel Specialists have received this sought-after honor, confirming them as leading authorities on travel to Asia. Congratulations to Jarrod Hobson, Rebecca Mazzaro and Pat O’Connell who each were individually recognized.
Only one place—Zhongdian in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province—has officially gone by the name Shangri-La County since 2001. Chris Dunham, of Asia Transpacific Journeys, recommends visiting during the late summer Khampa Horse Festival for three days of celebration, song and equestrian shows.
Travel + Leisure evaluated thousands of agents to come up with their highly selective list of the best travel specialists in the business. Rebecca Mazzaro was named an "A-List Travel Specialist" for her expert travel planning for Myanmar (Burma) and India.
Asia Transpacific Journeys is honored to be named "Top 10 Tour Operator" in the "World's Best Awards" by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. We are the only company specializing in Asia to win that coveted award. The honor is particularly gratifying for being democratic in nature--winners are not picked by an editor, but rather determined by people who have actually traveled with us.
Schultz's impeccably researched life list is the subject's definitive tome. Like a gemologist with a keen and discerning eye, she has collected the earth's greatest travel-worthy destination jewels, sifted them down to a manageable 1,000, and polished them with historical insight, clear-eyed candor and a sense of wonder. We are delighted to be mentioned as the go-to expert for countries throughout the Asia/Pacific region.
The Asia Transpacific Foundation received a Global Vision award for their efforts to provide clean drinking water via simple ceramic filters in Myanmar (Burma). Says Scott Harrison, founder of Charity: Water and on the Travel + Leisure Award Committee, "Asia Transpacific (Foundation) has made a huge impact in what I believe is the most important issue facing us today-access to clean and safe drinking water."
Cultural Odyssey: Vietnam -- "Asia Transpacific Journeys, with over 20 years experience in the region, is the ultimate guide to the country's history and culture. This journey takes you to some of Vietnam's greatest landmarks - along with lesser-known places such as the hill-tribe villages and markets of the northern highlands."