Condé Nast Traveler Names GeoEx Staff Top Travel Specialists 2019
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Condé Nast Traveler Names GeoEx Staffers 2019 Top Travel Specialists

By GeoEx Staff | April 16, 2019

Condé Nast Traveler has selected two GeoEx staffers, Kate Doty and Brent Olson, as Top Travel Specialists for 2019. This marks Doty and Olson’s 7th straight appearance on the list, which spotlights leading worldwide travel experts and companies. Specialists are chosen by Condé Nast Traveler’s editors based on their combination of specialized knowledge, travel experience, local connections, excellence in customer service, and overall value.

Kate Doty was singled out for her prowess in planning Private Jet Trips. In recognizing her, Traveler’s editors said, “The private jet crowd has Doty, a cool-headed master logician, on speed-dial–both for short, highlight-packing tours of bucket-list sights, or fixed-wing aircraft journeys across multiple countries (Africa, Asia, and the Americas). She can be counted on to find just the right exclusive-use property with room enough for a travelling security detail, and to land an audience with the Dalai Lama or cocktails with dignitaries in Bhutan. Still, she avoids elitist traps, and gets as excited about sleeping atop a volcano in the Virungas as a private party at the Giza Pyramids.”

Kate Doty, Condé Nast Traveler Specialist
Photo by Tom Parker

Kate Doty, Condé Nast Traveler Specialist
Kate on top of Mt. Nyiragongo in the DR Congo

Kate Doty, Condé Nast Traveler Specialist
Kate in Mexico City

Brent Olson was cited for the breadth and depth of his Bhutan expertise. In naming him a Top Asia Specialist, Condé Nast wrote, “Olson, who has been to Bhutan 45 times in the past 26 years and oversees trips there for 600 travellers annually, knows a broad cross-section of Bhutanese, from villagers to high-ranking government officials to members of the royal family. He gets his clients into places that remain unknown to most tourists–certain temples and monasteries and, in special cases, private festivals or prayer ceremonies.”

Brent Olson, Condé Nast Traveler Specialist
Photo by Cira Crowell

Brent Olson, Condé Nast Traveler Specialist
Brent on hike to Tiger’s Nest 

Brent Olson, Condé Nast Traveler Specialist
Brent in Bhutan

Commenting on their selection, GeoEx CEO Jean-Paul Tennant said, “We are honored that Kate Doty and Brent Olson have once again been selected by Condé Nast Traveler for inclusion on their highly-respected list of top travel specialists. Kate and Brent embody the qualities that distinguish GeoEx as a company: a passionate dedication to creating the most rewarding trip for every group or individual, and to getting every detail right, so that our travelers can devote all their energy and attention to enjoying the adventure of a lifetime. We thank Condé Nast for once again recognizing two of GeoEx’s extraordinary employees and their commitment to excellence in every journey.”

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To get in touch with either of our Top Travel Specialists, contact us by email, or give us a call at 888-570-7108.

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