Aspen Travel Advisors

Brian Payntar Harris, Founder

Brian Payntar Harris, Owner

I've traveled my entire life and now create bespoke itineraries to make your dreams come true around the world. I'm also a professional travel correspondent and recognized expert on private islands, expeditions, cruises, luxury hotels and resorts. Coming from a background in conferences and special events, I can help you find the perfect venue for your wedding, conference or incentive event, negotiate the best terms for you, and organize on site vendors if necessary.

As a Virtuoso luxury travel advisor I have first hand knowledge of hundreds of luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines and tour operators. I can open doors you didn't know existed and create custom tailored trips you never knew were possible. Exclusive benefits and preferred upgrades are available worldwide, many complimentary VIP hotel upgrades can be booked online if you prefer.

As a board member for the largest tourism industry publisher and a luxury travel correspondent, the reviews and articles I write are used by tens of thousands of travel agents every month to educate themselves and their clients. This unique position as a travel advisor & writer provides special access not available to most travel agents, and I gain more knowledge about the properties and locations than I'm able to include in my reviews. This deeper comprehension coupled with 1,000s of personal industry relationships I've formed around the world provide you with special, unique experiences that only we can offer.

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

Notable Cruise Assignments

PRE-INAUGURAL - Largest private charter aircraft, Crystal Skye

PRE-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

Exclusive Caribbean island with private villas, Jumby Bay

Exclusive 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


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Emily Marshall, Travel Advisor

As owner of Free Time Goods and with a passion for hand made arts and crafts, Emily specializes in cultural and experiential travel.  She's also our corporate travel expert with an emphasis on high design and luxury urban hotels in the United States.


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Sarah Drake, Travel Advisor

As owner of the wildly popular Baby Bump, Sarah is our wedding, honeymoon and family travel expert.  Having taught Scuba around the world for over 14 years she also is our resident dive expert and available to travel as a personal guide on the most exotic reefs in the world.


For weddings, conferences or special events requiring meeting/event space and guest rooms, we will help you determine the best space for your particular event and needs, advise you through negotiations to ensure you have the highest protections and value, and provide the best on-site management available. We've managed A-list events in Aspen, Colorado for two decades approaching $100 million in travel. Representing multiple groups provides us with unique market knowledge and stronger negotiating leverage than any single group or event has. Most site selection consultation and contract negotiation services are complimentary.  

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

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The Talk of the town

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

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