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Exciting Announcement - Forbes Travel Guide Endorsement

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

We are proud to share that Wells Luxury Travel ("WLT") has been named among the first Forbes Travel Guide-endorsed travel agencies in the world!

What does this mean?

Forbes Travel Guide ("FTG") has recognized WLT for its leadership in the industry, dedication to elevating the role of travel advisors, support of hotels that have earned FTG Star Ratings and engagement with FTG as a trusted source for objective, third-party verification of exceptional hospitality experiences.

“FTG acknowledges Wells Luxury Travel’s commitment to world-class service, which complements FTG’s own principles,” said Richard Lebowitz, Senior Vice President of Travel Industry Outreach for Forbes Travel Guide. “Through its endorsed relationship with FTG, Wells Luxury Travel completed a range of dedicated training, communications and engagement across its advisor network that distinguishes FTG Star Ratings as a trusted source of hotels vetted for service and facility excellence. We are grateful and honored to collaborate with the Wells Luxury Travel team.”

Clients of Wells Luxury Travel staying at Forbes Travel Guide rated hotels will also have their reservation flagged directly to the hotel General Manager for extra visibility for their stay.

What is Forbes Travel Guide?

FTG is the only independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises. Its 65th annual list 2023 honors nearly 1,400 rated hotels in 81 countries. The coveted Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended awards are earned through anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world's best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through their independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit

Star Award Winners

There are so many incredible hotels around the world that have earned the highly sought-after Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating (360 to be exact!) – here are some of our personal and client favourites:

  • Adare Manor - Ireland

  • Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla

  • Cheval Blanc, Paris

  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai

  • The Brando, French Polynesia

  • Capella Singapore

  • The Goring, London

  • The Lodge at Blue Sky - an Auberge Resort, Utah

  • Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

  • One & Only Cape Town

  • Shangri-La The Shard, London

  • Raffles Istanbul

  • Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

  • Saxon Villas and Spa, Johannesburg

  • Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

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