Travel & Tourism Awards 2020 Page 13 The firm’s director, Mikel, is a dyed-in-the-wool explorer with a true and matchless passion for incredible journeys and far-flung places that society has not yet touched. With his travel and guiding experience extending over more than two decades, Mikel is the perfect person to head up Planeta Azul, alongside his co- director Silvia. Mikel has himself taken many luxurious travels across five continents, and has also worked hard to direct and present a documentary series on Ethiopia. Silvia, on the other hand, boasts more than twenty years’ marketing experience, and shares Mikel’s love and passion for travel, experience, and the flora and fauna of this simply stunning world. Alongside Mikel and Silvia, the team at Planeta Azul brings a wealth of energy, fun, passion, and enthusiasm to its work designing dream holidays for each and every client. Drawing on their own experiences at all of the destinations the firm offers, every member of the team works tirelessly to create unique, tailored holiday experiences that consistently exceed expectations in the pursuit of utter luxuriousness. Perhaps what best sums up this team’s passion for luxury travel is a motto, originally written by a Tanzanian friend in Swahili on one of Zanzibar’s white, sandy beaches – “Where there’s passion, there’s a path.” Sharing their passion with each client, the team at Planeta Azul forges new paths and experiences that exude luxury and authenticity. Luxury means many different things to many different people. Travellers of all kinds can experience their own kind of luxury, but there are those undoubtedly universal luxuries that cannot be ignored. Those are the luxuries that Planeta Azul seek to offer, all while keeping a keen eye on sustainability, conservation, and satisfying the wanderlust desire to go beyond the ordinary travel experiences. Nothing short of absolute luxury, this firm continues to push the limits of what it can do, and its clients continue to experience the utmost in luxury, no matter where they are in the world. Company: Planeta Azul Contact: Silvia Trujillo Website: Instagram: @viajes_planeta_azul As well as catering to some of the world’s most discerning travellers, Planeta Azul also functions as one of the industry’s best travel and tourism companies for corporate clients requiring a truly exceptional experience to offers it hardest workers and best clients. Its flexibility and unwavering dedication to making sure every single detail is taken care of is just one of the many reasons this firm continues to experience such great success as both a commercial travel agency, and an expert corporate destination management company.