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Mikael Audebert

Founder & CEO

Frenchman Mikael Audebert, has been in the business of making dreams come true for hundreds of travelers since 2000. Born with the “itch” to travel and owner of vast experience in the travel industry, he has extensively explored the four corners of the earth and continues to do so several times a year, as leader of our Escorted Voyages Division.

Mikael moved to the U.S in 1992 to pursue a career in tourism. From the very beginning, he saw the end of the traditional travel agency coming and quickly developed a customized approach to more individually-tailored, travel planning and travel management for his clients. As a result, Mikael and Art In Voyage have received impressive recognition for professional excellence, including being named to the Orlando Business Journal’s “40 under 40”, Watermark Media's “Most Remarkable Person of the Year” for 2013, the Orlando Business Journal's 2012 list of “Businessmen to Watch” and has received numerous awards for his charity work in the Orlando., Florida marketplace.

And, when we say that we don’t send you anywhere that we haven’t been, we aren’t kidding! Mikael is so committed to vetting guest’ interests before booking them, he even personally checked out the paragliding launch pad at Six Senses' Zighy Bay in Oman. The view is one of peace, quiet and absolute beauty and the thrill is running toward the cliff for a 10-minute flight. It’s now his favorite spot, too!

 

His Top 3 destinations:

  • South Africa: There is no describing the beauty of South Africa without including the kindness of its people, the extraordinary culinary experiences, the exceptional wine and the 150+ National Parks, each offering a little bit for everyone.
  • Provence (France): How can one not be proud of one's home region. Provence continues to win my heart at each visit, and I proudly showcase it to guests who, without any surprises, get to fall in love with its people, its food, its wine and most importantly, its endless and diverse exceptional scenery.
  • Sri Lanka: While my best moment in Sri Lanka was riding the train, in 3rd class please, through the jungle and tea plantations (with live music on board from joyful locals),  I fell in love with its people first and foremost. A patchwork of cultures and religions that seem to co-exist in peace with great pride.

 

His Favorite retreat:

Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman): Looking for heaven on earth? Look no more. That property, located in the bay of Zighy (overlooking the Gulf of Iran) boats 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas, all equipped with their own private pools. The experiences offered (from scuba diving to paragliding and sun downers) are just the icing on the cake when it comes to the serenity and tranquility one will find when staying there.

Journeys

Whisky Trails of Scotland
Europe

Whisky Trails of Scotland

Fort William, Fort Augustus & Dochgarroch
Tiare & Vanilla: A French Polynesia Escape – Week 2
Oceania February 2020

Tiare & Vanilla: A French Polynesia Escape – Week 2

Raiatea, Huahine, Taha'a and Bora Bora
Tiare & Vanilla: A French Polynesia Escape – Week 1
Oceania January 2020

Tiare & Vanilla: A French Polynesia Escape – Week 1

Raiatea, Huahine, Taha'a and Bora Bora
South Africa At A Glance<br>(local) Summer edition
Africa February 2020

South Africa At A Glance
(local) Summer edition

Cape Town, the Winelands & Kruger National Park
South Africa At A Glance<br>(local) Spring Edition
Africa September 2020

South Africa At A Glance
(local) Spring Edition

Cape Town, the Winelands & Kruger National Park
New Zealand at a Glance 2020 Edition
Oceania December 2020

New Zealand at a Glance 2020 Edition

New Zealand
Italy at a Glance
Europe May 2020

Italy at a Glance

Amalfi, Rome & Tuscany
Classics of Indonesia: Bali & Komodo
Asia September 2020

Classics of Indonesia: Bali & Komodo

Ubud & Komodo Islands
Christmas Markets of Europe 2020 Edition
Europe December 2020

Christmas Markets of Europe 2020 Edition

Germany, Austria
Behind the Lens: Africa
Africa September 2020

Behind the Lens: Africa

South Africa, Zambia
A Taste of Provence
Europe June 2020

A Taste of Provence

Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more