Abercrombie & Kent Founder and Chairman Geoffrey Kent received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. The gala event at the Plaza Hotel in New York was attended by hundreds of travel agents who have been important partners in building the luxury travel operator’s business, and the award is the highest accolade in the travel and tourism industry in the United States.
The award pays tribute to individuals whose efforts have led to extraordinary results within an organization and who have also made significant contributions to the industry as a whole. Geoffrey Kent was recognized for being a pioneer in bringing the same sense of adventure found on safari to destinations around the world – what is now commonly referred to as “experiential travel.”
Abercrombie & Kent was also voted “best of the best” in two categories: Tour Operator, Luxury and Tour Operator, Africa … for the 11th consecutive year.
“These Awards are particularly meaningful because they come from industry professionals, travel advisors in a position to compare the services of different travel companies”, Kent said. “This recognition demonstrates the value of what each of us do every day to insure that A&K delivers an exceptional level of quality and service to our customers.”