ABOUT BRIAN HARRIS TRAVEL

Brian Payntar Harris, Founder

Based in Aspen, Colorado since last century I've worked in travel my entire life.  Having managed all aspects of conferences and special events in destinations markets I learned the importance of people coming together in a special place. On the leisure side of travel I create bespoke itineraries to make dreams come true around the world and am a travel correspondent specialist on private islands, expeditions, cruises, luxury hotels and resorts, and private charters.

As an Virtuoso luxury travel advisor I have first hand knowledge of hundreds of luxury destination resorts, corporate city center hotels and small luxury boutique inns and castles. I can open doors you didn't know existed and create custom itineraries you never knew were possible. Exclusive V.I.P. benefits and preferred upgrades are available at thousands of properties worldwide, many can be booked online if you prefer.

I'm on the board for the largest tourism trade publisher and am a published luxury travel correspondent for the travel industry. The reviews and articles I write are part of a guide used by tens of thousands of travel agents every month to educate themselves and better help their clients. As a travel writer, I'm provided with special access not available to most travel agents and I gain much more knowledge of the properties and locations than I'm able to include in my reviews. This deeper understanding coupled with 1,000s of personal relationships I've formed allow me to provide you with special, unique experiences around the world.

Notable Cruise Assignments

INAUGURAL - Largest private charter aircraft, Crystal Skye

INAUGURAL - Largest private charter aircraft, Crystal Skye

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship when built, Norwegian Escape

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship when built, Norwegian Escape

INAUGURAL - (3rd) Sailing to Cuba in 50 years, Fathom Cruises

INAUGURAL - (3rd) Sailing to Cuba in 50 years, Fathom Cruises

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship in Alaska, Norwegian Bliss (Coming in 2018)

INAUGURAL - Largest cruise ship in Alaska, Norwegian Bliss (Coming in 2018)

Notable Private Island Assignments

Largest private island in the world, Laucala Island

Largest private island in the world, Laucala Island

Golf cart Caribbean island with private villas, Jumby Bay

Golf cart Caribbean island with private villas, Jumby Bay

Only overwater accommodations in Fiji, Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Only overwater accommodations in Fiji, Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Newly reimagined self sustaining eco retreat, Lana'i by Four Seasons

Newly reimagined self sustaining eco retreat, Lana'i by Four Seasons

For weddings, conferences or special events requiring meeting/event space and guest rooms, I help you determine the best space for your particular event and needs and advise you through negotiations to ensure you have the highest protection and value. I've managed A-list events in Aspen, Colorado since 2000 and currently provide site selection consultation and contract negotiations for conferences and special events complimentary.  Because I represent multiple groups I have unique market knowledge and stronger leverage than a single group or event.

Travel is my passion and I've been lucky enough to make it my life.  Let me share what I've learned to make your next trip an experience you will remember for a lifetime.

Brian Harris is on the Advisory Board for travel42, Northstar Travel Media   &   Officer of Events - Las Vegas Chapter, Millennials in Travel


The Talk of the town

Brian Harris has been featured in many prominent industry publications. Click below to read! 

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