The Absolute Best in Travel As Awarded By Travel Agents

Wilmington, Mass. (January 30, 2018) – Full-service premier luxury villa provider Villas of Distinction® as part of World Travel Holdings, has won a second consecutive year Gold and a Silver Travvy in the Best Villa Rental Company Overall and Best Vacation Packager, Luxury categories, respectively, at the 2018 Travvy Awards hosted by travAlliancemedia. This is the third year in a row that Villas of Distinction has been recognized in the Travvys.

“We wouldn’t have received one, much less two Travvy awards without the support of our travel partners. I can’t thank them enough for their ongoing commitment to our brand,” said Steve Lassman, vice president of villa product and agency relations for Villas of Distinction. “Although I had the privilege of accepting the award in person, this recognition is truly the result of an entire team, their expertise and being there for our guest’s to make their vacation planning effortless.”

Villas of Distinction was recognized for its commitment to providing its guests with more than just a villa stay, but planning a completely customized destination vacation experience. Each guest is provide with a personal concierge to arrange every aspect of a vacation, Villas of Distinction has created countless, truly unique experiences for birthdays, wedding proposals, weddings, anniversaries, family reunions and more.

The annual Travvy Awards—known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry—were held Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Gotham Hall in New York City to recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry by honoring travel companies, travel products, travel agencies, and destinations for their outstanding achievement.

Suppliers, destinations and individuals from across the world of travel are eligible to submit their nominations to be considered annually for the honor of being recognized as an innovator in the industry. This year, over 100,000 votes—the largest voting block of agents in history—were cast to determine the 2018 Travvy Awards winners.

Travelers looking for a customized vacation experience planned by a full-service agency where a Villa Specialist finds the perfect destination to fit a guest’s vacation desires, and a personal Concierge customizes a guest’s vacation from start to finish will want to book with Villas of Distinction. For more information, visit or call 800-289-0900.

For more information, a breakdown of categories and to view the full list of winners, please visit

About Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is an award-winning, full-service premier luxury villa provider with an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Central America, the Continental United States and many private islands. Most villas feature private pools, butlers, maids and chefs. The luxury provider has gained its clients’ trust by ensuring every villa meets strict standards so that each home exceeds the guest’s expectations. For more than 25 years, Villas of Distinction’s team of experts have made vacation planning effortless by helping travelers find their perfect vacation home, and creating one-of-a-kind getaways and lasting memories at the world’s top villas.

About The Travvy Awards
The annual Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia, recognize the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry and honor travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement with a prize considered to be the Academy Awards of the travel industry. More than 100,000 votes—cast by the agents who sell the vast majority of these trips to tens of millions of consumers yearly—determined the very best in the travel industry. This represents the largest database of the nation’s foremost leisure-selling, independent travel agents in the country. The selections by agents reflect suppliers and destinations they believe provide the best overall service to their clients. For more information, please visit