Big Five wins 2016 Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award
Big Five Tours & Expeditions honored a second time by Virtuoso® as a sustainable tourism leader at the 28th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week
Stuart, FL (August 12, 2016) – Big Five Tours & Expeditions won recognition as a sustainable leader in the travel industry by Virtuoso®, an international luxury travel network, during the organization’s 28th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. Big Five previously won the award in 2014, and is the only company to have won this valued award more than once.
“These awards are about changing the world,” Ashish Sanghrajka, president of Big Five, said in accepting the honor with his father, Mahen Sanghrajka, CEO and founder of Big Five.
The ceremony was held before more than 2,800 of luxury travel’s most prominent figures during a gala dinner at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event, hosted by Virtuoso® Chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch, marked the culmination of the 28th annual Virtuoso® Travel Week event.
The Virtuoso® Awards are unique as they allow travel industry peers to recognize each other for excellence. The network’s partners vote for the winning agencies and advisors, while agency members select partner winners. This year Virtuoso® received more than 2,200 votes from its members and partners.
“The Virtuoso Awards honor the agencies, advisors and partners who are constantly innovating to create amazing memorable experiences for luxury travelers,” said Upchurch.
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