5 Award-Winning Travel Companies

That Can (Practically) Guarantee an Awesome Vacation

Even if you travel constantly for business, you only have so much time in your schedule for a straight-up vacation.

If you want the most relaxing, luxurious, jaw-dropping experience possible without any snags, hitches, or snafus, it’s crucial to book your trip using the best travel companies out there.

From the booking agent to the airline, from the rental car to the luxury hotel, here are the top 5 best travel companies in the world in 2016. What do I mean by best? Well, these cats have the awards, accolades, and expertise to pretty much guarantee your trip is a travel dream come true.

By the way, because you want the best-of-the-best in every trip you take, we’re sending you to Tahiti (you’re welcome).

1. The Agent: Travel Leaders

Travel Leaders boasts over 4,000 dedicated agents in the United States alone. Now before you start worrying that they’re way too big and your travel needs will get overlooked, let’s take a look at their 2016 Travvy Award for travel industry excellence

Because they have such a vast network of experienced agents, your travel agent is able to focus on you and your trip exclusively. 

Where smaller companies are overworked trying to juggle as many clients as possible, Travel Leaders specializes in the personalized attention that is only possible when you have enough resources to afford the luxury of one-on-one attention.

What’s more, these guys have an incredible array of destinations to choose from, plus great package deals, specials, and vacation ideas. But for the sake of this article, tell them you’re going to Tahiti.

2. The Flight: Air Tahiti Nui

Speaking of Travvy Award winners, this deceptively French airline was named Best Airline for 2016. Not only do they fly right to the main island of Tahiti and to all the major and minor islands of French Polynesia; they’ll get you to France, New Zealand, Australia and Japan without missing a beat.

3. The Car: Enterprise

Sometimes big corporate companies just give up. They already have the name recognition, so they count on a certain amount of business regardless of how crappy they let their customer service become. Not so with Enterprise.

They were honored with multiple 2016 Travvy Awards, which is no small feat when you’re competing against independent, hungry, up-and-coming car rental companies from all over the world. But when it comes to selection, service, and price, Enterprise remains the car company to beat (even in Tahiti).

4. The Hotel: South Pacific Management (SPM) Hotels

SPM is the parent company of five (yes, five) distinct award-winning luxury resorts in Tahiti. Each resort ranges from 3.5 to 5 stars, and offers top-of-the-line accommodations in Paradise. While you can’t go wrong with any of the SPM hotels (they’re all multi-award-winning), check out the Manava Suite Resort for its gorgeous garden bungalows and infinity pool.

5. The Adventure: Manava Suite Resort Tours

After booking your trip through your friendly Travel Leaders agent, arriving in Tahiti on a relaxing Air Tahiti Nui flight, getting your Enterprise rental car without a hitch, and checking into the Manava, it’s time for the real vacation to begin.

Book a tour through your hotel to experience everything you’d expect to do in Tahiti, and then some: golf, snorkeling, scuba diving, island cruises, jungle safaris, jeep tours, and getting one of those fancy outdoor massages in nothing but a white terry loincloth.

Rebekah Voss is a freelance writer obsessed with travel and technology. She is the founder of The Happy Passport and Editor in Chief at Updato.com