Joelle Goldman, vice-president, host services for Direct Travel/Vision Travel is pleased to announce that independent travel advisor Sheila Gallant-Halloran of Lush Life Travel (an affiliate of Vision) has been nominated for a prestigious 2022 Virtuoso Luminaries, Legends, and Leaders Award.
Nominated in the Wellness category, Gallant-Halloran says she is very appreciative for the nomination and pleased that wellness is growing in recognition as a tangible category in travel.
“I had been working in the luxury adventure and experiential sector for some years and realized that more and more of my clients – many of whom are older women – are looking for a wellness component or even focus to their travels,” said Gallant-Halloran, who is based in Ottawa. "The pandemic has resulted in more clients realizing that they want to take care of themselves, she adds, and many tell her they are looking to be more conscious about physical activity, diet, and learning about wellness during their vacations.
Gallant-Halloran has been generous in sharing her learnings with her colleagues, and so far has hosted three webinars for Virtuoso advisors and one for suppliers.
And as part of her marketing to her own clientele, she has hosted over 80 “Travel Tuesday” Zoom events.
The award winners will be announced in Las Vegas later this month at the annual Virtuoso Travel Week.