I, and so many friends and acquaintances come back from new places bursting with tips and recommendations only to jot them down and file away somewhere forgotten. My own home office is overflowing with boxes of notes, magazine clippings and articles of intriguing places that I have collected over the years. Anyone who knows me knows how meticulous I am in the research of my next trip – for me, it’s equally as fun as the trip itself.
I have been very fortunate to merge my passion for travel into a career – over 27 years in the luxury travel industry to be exact. From my first job right out of college helping create Platinum and Gold Cardmember travel programs for American Express T.R.S. (and subsequent management roles at the company for 11 years) to various senior marketing and consulting roles at companies such as Zagat Survey and Leading Hotels of the World to my position today as Executive Director of a non-profit global travel foundation, I have gained immeasurable experience and knowledge connecting travelers to special places and experiences.
It seemed only natural, then, to channel these resources, my passion, and experience into something of value. That is how Inviato was conceived – a simple inspiration to create a vehicle to share unique places with wanderlust travelers who are equally excited about the discovery of the next trip as I am. And what a journey it has been. From my first post in Rome in 2009 (hence the Italian heritage of our site) to today – 350 hotel reviews and travel experiences later – my mission has never strayed. It just got a bit more ambitious!
Like a child, I have enjoyed watch Inviato blossom over the years and transform before my eyes from a humble luxury travel blog to an online travel destination providing a personally curated selection and candid reviews of luxury hotels, resorts and experiences over the globe as well as our new edited City Guides and sneak peeks inside the latest hotel openings. I am eternally grateful to my globe-trotting contributors below who journey the world and report back with the inside scoop and to our Virtuoso agency partner Classic Travel who enable us to provide our readers Virtuoso VIP amenities and perks at the most luxurious hotels in the world. As its own ASTA agency, Virtuoso member and an independent affiliate of Classic Travel, Inviato has been booking hotels, safaris, and planning itineraries for the last two years. We hope you enjoy the Inviato website.
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Jackie Cittone Magid (email@example.com)