A respect for relationships is one of the founding principles of Andy Swann Voyage. As part of our commitment to deliver exceptional service to our clients, we are proud to partner with selected travel industry professionals both in France and around the globe.

FRANCE

Creative Destinations is a boutique hotel representation company. Their carefully selected collection of hotels consist of unique and privately owned luxurious properties, located throughout France, Italy, and Spain.

Creative Destinations was created in 1994 by Jean Pierre Jonqua. His vision was to promote an exclusive collection of the best Countryside Properties in each region of France to the top travel professionals in North America. In 2013, Jean Pierre’s son, Sebastien, joined the Company and is now Managing Director of Creative Destinations. With Jean Pierre based in the US and Sebastien based in Europe, together they have expanded their promotions throughout North America, South America and Australia.

Creative Destinations maintains an excellent reputation with Top Travel Agents all over the World for creating the most exciting Foreign International Travel (FIT) for extremely demanding customers who want a flawless, upscale, new, and unusual experience. Our partnership with Andy Swann Voyages helps to further our commitment in providing excellent experience for the top travel advisors in our markets.   

Creative Destinations is continuously expanding and developing their educational trips. Showcasing every hotel in their collection several times a year, Creative Destinations hosts the industries top travel advisors to experience their hotels and regional experiences as their clients would. In a generation of everything electronic, Jean Pierre and Sebastien continue to feel that the best way to truly understand the identity of a property is to experience it first hand.

AUSTRALIA

Based in Sydney, Australia, Lea Seguier is a Sales Ambassador to some of the best properties around the globe . Over the years, she has built strong relationships and contacts within the luxury travel sector, traveling worldwide as a Director of Sales and developing her knowledge of the elite luxury network.

Lea made the entrepreneurial jump a few years ago, establishing her own company in Sydney.  With her years of experience in the hospitality industry and strong focus on Australasia, it was a natural next step to return.  

Lea  is now highlighting in Australia the finest brands in the world.  She  is the exclusive ambassador of the  marvellous African group Singita and La Réserve hotels.  Her team represents the Greek Myconian Collection  as well as an amazing and unique castle, the Domaine des Etangs in Massignac, France. 

With her wonderful reputation in the luxury travel sector, her passion for up-market guest experiences, and her strong belief in the potential of the luxury travel industry, Lea is an ideal partner and ambassador for Andy Swann in Australia.  Together, they will focus on opening the doors of this market, enabling Australians to discover all the charm of our lovely France.

SPAIN

Spain Savvy is a full-service, boutique destination expert working closely with clients to design custom travel itineraries in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Founder Sarah Gemba, along with her staff and trusted local partners, share the goal of bringing the most authentic experiences to clients and making the entire travel process absolutely seamless.  Curated itineraries include lodging recommendations, personal suggestions for eating out, and exclusive excursions to off-the-beaten-path spots that will highlight the cultural essence of the places visited.  Spain Savvy packages everything in an innovative app so that all logistical information, including quick access to in-country staff, is at clients’ fingertips.

At just 10 years old, Spain Savvy founder Sarah Gemba boarded a plane from hometown Boston for Guadalajara, Mexico to visit a school friend and began a lifelong love affair with the Spanish language, the Hispanic culture, and all things travel.

Through her alma mater Connecticut College, Sarah was able to spend two semesters studying abroad in Spain with the idea of perfecting her Spanish—and learning flamenco.

Since 2004, when she relocated permanently to Seville, she has been sharing her personal discoveries with travelers of all ages and backgrounds.  Before launching Spain Savvy in 2017, Sarah worked for over a decade for a boutique study abroad company leading the cultural travel department, in between stints at local travel agencies.  She counts among her previous and current clients many prestigious educational institutions such as Road Scholar, Union College, Princeton University, the Culinary Institute of America, as well as countless families and other private groups who have entrusted her with their travels and experiences.

Today, she brings to Spain Savvy her strong work ethic, high attention to detail, and a true passion for travel planning.

UK

Extraordinary Britain is a luxury travel operator, providing exceptional travel experiences across the UK and Ireland. With exclusive access, incredible destinations, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities as their baseline, Extraordinary Britain ensure a full-service, seamless, and personalised approach to trip design.  

Complete flexibility in the planning process and on the ground means that each itinerary is unique, carefully curated to reflect clients’ interests and to guarantee unforgettable moments.   

It’s always been a family business; back in 1998 when Blue Badge guide Jane McCrum realised that repeat clients were coming straight to her, she founded In Any Event Tours – later to become Extraordinary Britain. What started out as a hobby based on a true passion for travel and people evolved into one of the UK’s most reputable luxury travel operators, committed as they are to highlighting the nation’s history and celebrating its contemporary culture.

Regular reconnaissance missions for quality-control ensure that the almanac stays up to date – and that Philip gets his fix of fancy hotels and dinners, too. Thanks to a strong supplier network built upon years of trusted relationships and extensive, detailed local knowledge, Extraordinary Britain offer cultural immersions with a real sense of adventure, taking clients to unusual locations to meet remarkable people – be it city guides, country farmers, artisans, experts, or even Lords and Ladies.

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