A Canadian Vision travel advisor scooped up a prestigious award at this year’s Virtuoso Travel Week, which is happening in Las Vegas until Aug. 19.
Sheila Gallant-Halloran of Lush Life Travel (an affiliate of Vision) won the Virtuoso Travel Wellness Community Award for Luminaries, Legends and Leaders.
The award was presented on Saturday (Aug. 13) at a "Community Globetrotting" lunch reception.
In a statement to PAX, Gallant-Halloran said she was “thrilled and honoured” to receive the recognition, which was supported by her supplier partners.
“I’ve been working in luxury adventure, cruise, and experiential travel sector for some years, and realized that more and more of my clients – many of whom are older women – were looking for a wellness component or focus to their travels,” Gallant-Halloran said.
“’Wellness travel’ really is about healthy living and self-care. After the past two-and-a-half years of pandemic stresses, isolation and being cut off from the world, we are all ready to reclaim our power and put our lives more in balance.”
Gallant-Halloran previously noted how she was very appreciative that wellness is growing in recognition as a tangible category in travel.
She thanked Virtuoso, the wellness community, her supplier partners who nominated and voted for her, Vision Travel Solutions Vacation and Cruise, Direct Travel Vacations, her clients (“who continue to travel and inspire me to learn new ways of exploring the world”), and her fellow Vision colleagues Stephanie, Natasha, and Andrew.
“I look forward to helping more clients on their wellness journey through travel,” Gallant-Halloran said.