Travel & Tourism Awards 2020 Page 49 Offering a wealth of luxurious travel options for clients looking to restore themselves on a unique experience, Pravassa delivers bespoke vacation planning, pre-curated wellness travel experience, and small group travel journeys for those looking to revitalize alongside others. There is no shortage of luxurious travel destinations in the world, but Pravassa offers the best. To name but a few, the firm runs trips to Bali, India, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and New Mexico, with plans to include trips to Bhutan, Nepal, and Tanzania alongside celebrity wellness stars in 2020 and beyond. As part of the experience, each traveller is supported both physically and mentally through customized education to encourage spiritual connection to the journey. Digital detox has been a trend for many years, encouraging people to disconnect from social media and the Internet in search of peace from the cacophony of content often out there. Pravassa offers multiple different ways to help its clients increase their dopamine levels, encouraging satisfaction and happiness through small events. From Silent Breakfasts and Electronic-Free Meals, to staying at properties with limited WiFi, Pravassa helps clients by disconnecting from that which prevents the release of dopamine in the brain. CEO Linden Schaffer founded the company back in 2009, with the aim of caring deeply enough about clients to help them achieve transformational change on luxurious travel journeys. As a kind, curious, powerful, and entrepreneurial-minded person herself, Linden continues to attract similar people to her firm. Having just celebrated the firm’s tenth anniversary, Linden has introduced a new programme: Women Who Rise. Happening in New Mexico, the programmes aims to take women glamping together in the Taos Desert, whilst forming strong bonds and honouring strength and power, before emerging feeling loved, confident, supported, and ready to conquer the world. Everything that Pravassa offers is designed to disconnect its clients from that which holds them back. Physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellbeing all begin with a release from stress and anxiety. In that, Pravassa excels. Taking clients on journeys to some of the most stunning countries on Earth in a bid to remind them of their self-worth and potential is an admirable job, and one which is fully deserving of all the plaudits it so richly deserves. Company: Pravassa Contact: Linden Schaffer, Founder & CEO Website: Photo: Sheri Giblin for Pravassa