At IC Bellagio, we strive in everything we do to exceed the expectations of the people we work with and the people who travel with us. When those efforts are recognized – whether it’s a thank you note from a client or an award from a prestigious industry organization – it really does mean a lot to everyone involved. And we are proud to be affiliated with a number of top-tier travel industry groups that are at the forefront of providing best-in-class service and unparalleled experiences to the world’s most discerning travelers.
Virtuoso is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, this by-invitation-only network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. IC Bellagio has been on Virtuoso’s elite list of Preferred Suppliers since its inception in 2003 and was voted “Best On-Site Supplier” in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
Signature Travel Network is a network of over 6,000 travel professionals who share one objective: to serve the unique needs of discerning travelers. Over the years, Signature has built a vast collection of preferred relationships with the best travel companies in their field and IC Bellagio is honored to be on among the network’s elite group of preferred Destination Specialists.
In 2013, American Express launched Crafted Journeys, a by-invitation-only collection of high-quality destination management companies chosen to create enriching, limited-access travel experiences for its customers and Card Members. IC Bellagio is proud to be featured in the collection, which offers experiences and itineraries customized for the needs and wants of the customer and is designed to “discover the soul, charm and nature of the country they visit while experiencing unique ambiance and local flavour”.
Traveller Made® is a network community of travel designers dedicated to providing unique and exclusive bespoke journeys to travelers looking for different and original experiences, requiring skilled and knowledgeable advisors who are committed to fully servicing their clients. IC Bellagio is proud to be on the community’s list of preferred Destination Management Company Partners. In 2015, Traveller Made presented its first-ever Luxury Travel Industry Awards, shortlisting Andrea Grisdale for the award for Best Content Provider Destination Management Company thanks to her “available, creative, presentation savvy, bespoke, friendly” service.
For over twenty-five years, Wendy Perrin has been the go-to travel guru for sophisticated travelers all over the world, vetting the ‘best of the best’ luxury travel specialists first for Condé Nast Traveler and now for her own website wendyperrin.com. IC Bellagio CEO Andrea Grisdale has been on Wendy’s WOW list of “Trusted Travel Experts” since its inception in 2014 and was invited to serve on a panel at her first-ever Wendy Perrin Global Travel Summit in New York in 2015. Check out Wendy’s video message congratulating IC Bellagio on 15 years of stellar service!
Hailed as the world’s most influential travel brand, Travel+Leisure attracts millions of inspiration-seekers to its website and magazine. The coveted A-List, an annual roster of the best specialists in the travel business, recognizes the people who have firsthand knowledge of destinations on the rise, can get you into sold-out hotels and provide the best insider travel tips. Enjoying her eight-year on the coveted A-List, Travel+Leisure says CEO Andrea Grisdale has “a knack for innovation and a keen sense of what’s new, […] finding novel ways to personalize and enrich her itineraries.”
Condé Nast Traveler is the the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, offering both inspiration and intel to over 3 million global citizens. According to the magazine, “No request is too big” for CEO Andrea Grisdale, a permanent fixture on the magazine’s list of industry insiders chosen for their destination savvy and unrivalled experience. Andrea has been recognized as one of Condé Nast’s top Travel Specialists and Villa Rental Agents in the world for eight years – and counting!
Best Destination Management Company 2012 and 2016 Luxury Travel Advisor is an innovative, cutting-edge luxury publication that is highly committed to providing awareness, in-depth information and vivid photography specifically for sellers of affluent travel. IC Bellagio has been shortlisted for the magazine’s “Awards of Excellence” for several years, winning the Top Educator award in 2009 and the Best Destination Management Company award in 2012 and 2016. According to the LTA jury, when you say the name Andrea Grisdale, “any luxury travel expert will think, ‘Insider access to all things Italy.’”
PURE Life Experiences was founded in 2009 to create a platform for an emerging movement of mavericks re-imagining the role of high-end, experiential travel to positively impact conservation efforts and transform lives. From its start in 2009, IC Bellagio has been among the exciting high-end suppliers, accomplished private travel designers and globally renowned media that are hand-selected to attend the annual Pure Life Experiences event in Marrakech.
Self-styled as a travel trade show focused on the “collision of luxury and lifestyle”, LE Miami is a catalyst for the next evolution of travel. IC Bellagio is proud to have been selected as a member of the LE Miami Collective connecting the most rebellious leaders in travel with the influencers serving the travel needs of the rising creative class. Short-listed for the “Greatest Guest Experience” at the 2014 event, LE Miami recognized IC Bellagio as a lifestyle brand with “distaste for the conventional.”
Anticipating the demands of the discerning traveler for a complete lifestyle experience, XO Private brings together the most unique forms of accommodation, incredible experience operators, knowledgeable destination specialists, luxury lifestyle events as well as the coolest must-haves. According to this luxury publishing & marketing group, CEO Andrea Grisdale “is able to ensure that each guest is treated like Italian royalty when taking part in her many offered adventures.” IC Bellagio is proud to be featured as an XO Private Destination Master.
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