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Four Direct Travel Advisors named to prestigious Condé Nast list

March 25, 2021 — Direct Travel is delighted to announce that four of its top advisors have been named to the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s Travel Specialists list. Jennifer Fried of Direct Travel, Cleveland, is now included along with her Canadian colleagues Ariane Henry of Vancouver and sister team Lisa and Nancy Zupancic of Toronto. There are just 435 travel advisors from all around the world on the Specialists list.

“We are thrilled to have these talented advisors included,” says Gerard Bellino, Direct’s executive vice president of leisure travel. “It is a great honor to be associated with Condé Nast which is an icon in the world of luxury, fine taste and impeccable service.”

Founded in 1909, multi-media giant Condé Nast is home to some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Vogue, The New Yorker and, of course, Condé Nast Traveler. In recommending its A-list travel advisors, its website assures readers that these are the pros who will “pull off the impossible and spare you the logistics.” List members are selected based on their expertise, ability to assemble elaborate itineraries and cope with the shifting protocols brought on by COVID 19.


About Direct Travel

Direct Travel is a leading provider of travel management services. The company has been providing a full range of corporate, meetings & incentives and leisure travel services for over 40 years, working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and innovative partnerships, Direct Travel provides superior service and exceptional value for its clients. Direct Travel is also a prominent member of Virtuoso, the world’s most prestigious luxury travel network. For more information about Direct Travel, please visit

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