Welcome to Philip James Travel
A multi-generational native of New Orleans, I am a grateful husband and proud father, and a discerning traveler. I am passionate about making connections with people and making the world a smaller and kinder place. And professionally I work to make sure that travel is done well. To me this means authentic, experiential, and memorable. Together, let's discover what that means to you.
My knowledge of luxury travel comes from a fruitful career in sales with Belmond, one of the world’s premier luxury travel brands. My association with Belmond gave me a deep understanding of the road less traveled, and a world filled with authentic escapes and true experiences that are delivered by the locals who know them best and live them every day. My own journeys have led me to 20 different countries ranging from nearby Mexico to distant Myanmar. And along the way I have amassed a wealth of connections with the most respected travel suppliers in the industry, giving necessary confidence to my clients that their travel is expertly-managed.
So, what do I do exactly?
I help sophisticated travelers who seek authentic experiences and connect them with whatever matters most…. time with loved ones, unique cultures, historic perspectives, cherished memories, mesmerizing landscapes, celebrations of life’s journeys, or simply relaxing from a frenzied work or home life. I understand they’re seeking a deeper understanding of the world and themselves, and they want to find the right destinations and memorable travel experiences. Through meaningful conversations I uncover the clients’ travel passions, and cut through the online clutter and confusion, and design and deliver distinctive escapes that will deepen relationships and shift perspectives. And when they return home they’ll be raving to their friends about their trip and eager to work with me to write the next chapter in their lives’ travel story.