Genuine Andalusia, Tour Operator of the Year 2017 by The Luxury Travel Guide

We have been named Tour Operator of the Year 2017 by the Luxury Travel Guide in their European Awards!

We are extremely excited with this thrilling news and we can’t be thankful enough to all the voters who have thought of Genuine Andalusia for this award!

It was last September, when the team of the Luxury Travel Guide got in touch with us to let us know that we had been nominated as a potential winner in the 2017 Holiday and Tour Specialists Awards. This email got us all excited because it was the second consecutive year that we had been nominated in these awards.

shortlisted-2017 Genuine Andalusia nomination

During the previous 12 months, the Luxury Travel Guide had been inviting subscribers, travel agencies,hotel guests and travel industry experts to vote on individuals and companies they feel were deserving of recognition. And we were one of those to them!

These awards recognize, celebrating and awarding excellence, all holiday and tour options from large tour operators to independent guides. Then, during the judging process, the panel considered the following areas:

  • Service Excellence
  • Local Knowledge
  • Online Visibility
  • Use of Technology
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Cultural Understanding
  • Diversity
  • Communication Skills
  • Disability Provisions

So imagine our burst of joy when we saw that we had been named Tour Operator of the Year in the 2017 European awards!


According to the Luxury Travel Guide team “The awards program selects winners based on their achievements and strengths in the travel industry. We received an overwhelming number of superb nominations this year and the judging panel had the unenviable task of selecting those firms, teams and individuals within each category most worthy of an award. All winners of the 2017 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our experienced in-house professionals as well as a number of celebrity guest judges. This ensures that only the most deserving teams, businesses and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades. All Luxury Travel Guide Award programs represent the pinnacle of achievement, championing the best in their respective fields”.

We work very hard to design tailor made holidays focused on the concepts of comfort, beauty and authenticity and based on the pillars of culture and heritage, food and wine, and outdoors and nature, and having this recognition encourages us enormously to keep providing authentic local experiences in order to connect our guests with the essence of our homeland.

We would like to conclude this post by saying a big THANKS to all our former guests for choosing Genuine Andalusia for their travels through Southern Spain. We are now working on some very special custom tours for 2017 and we very much look forward to welcoming new guests from all over the world in our homeland!

If you are thinking about coming to Andalusia and would like an awarded local tour operator to design your holiday and to accompany you in your travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are all ears and ideas!