Love Travel Awards 2024

The Love Travel Awards 2024 Winners Revealed

The prestigious Love Travel Awards took place on 27 April 2024 at Salla Dei Cristalli, Forte Village Resort, attended by over 250 romance travel leaders. Over a glamorous evening gala, the industry’s most outstanding venues and exceptional romance travel specialists were recognised and celebrated.

Categories for the 2024 Love Travel Awards included Best Wedding Venue, Most Romantic Hotel, Best Destination Wedding Planner, and Romance Travel Specialist of the Year. 

This year, two new awards were introduced: The Champion of Equality award, which recognises a wedding planner or romance travel specialist who embraces and promotes the message that LOVE is LOVE, and is an expert at creating a fusion of different wedding cultures and/or same-sex couples; as well as the Above and Beyond award, which recognises individuals who go the extra mile to deliver an outstanding level of personalised service and extraordinary experiences for their clients.

Voted for by a global audience of romance travel professionals, all of the nominees, finalists, and winners were reviewed by experts, and submitted to an industry-wide vote. 

Christy Kuplic, Managing Director of Private Luxury Events

Christy Kuplic, Managing Director of Private Luxury Events, said:

“The wedding and romance travel industry is changing the way that society views ‘traditional’ wedding cultures – the Amour community is at the forefront of creating change and showcasing the power of love. Highlighting these champions is a vital step in creating a more inclusive world where everyone is free to celebrate their love equally. 

“The Love Travel Awards honour the most romantic properties, destination wedding planners, and romance travel specialists worldwide. The shortlist and winners for the 2024 awards featured well-known industry names, independent brands, and exceptional wedding planners and travel specialists. I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the deserving winners.”

Myrdith Leon-McCormack, Founder, Publisher, Lead, TV Correspondent at World Bridge Magazine, and one of the presenters at the 2024 Love Travel Awards said:

“Amour and the Love Travel Awards stand out as an authority in romance travel. Amour is a trailblazer in the wedding industry with a progressive approach that ignites creativity and brings the most important industry influencers together to celebrate something that is close to all our hearts. World Bride Magazine is thrilled to have been a part of Amour 2024, and we look forward to many future collaborations”.

Champion of Equality winner, Bertie, Matthew Oliver Weddings commented:

“The Love Travel Awards are a highlight of the gala each year, and to win the Champion of Equality award is a huge honour! Putting equality at the forefront of my beliefs and our company ethos is incredibly important, so to be recognised for that is just incredible.”

Winner of the Best Destination Wedding Planner award, JoAnn Gregoli, Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli said:

“I’m beyond humbled and honored to win an award for doing what I have a passion for. Planning destination weddings creates memories that last a lifetime.”

Ellie Zadeh, Director of LuxePrivé and winner of the People’s Choice award said:

“To win such a prestigious award that, at its heart, is about celebrating – be it our clients’ international events, special occasion travel, or simply celebrating our extensive industry relationships, is tantamount to our values at LuxePrivé: luxury travel and events that celebrate life and relationships. And we value ours with Amour, who heralds special and unique journeys.”

Ellie Zadeh, Director of LuxePrivé and winner of the People’s Choice award


Amour announced a new award for 2025, the ‘Love in Action’ award sponsored by VOW for Girls, an organisation committed to putting an end to child marriages. Christy Kuplic, Managing Director of Private Luxury Events, said: “We want to recognise all the good deeds our delegates do in their communities and we want to highlight the impact they have through charitable work, volunteering, and setting up foundations to help others thrive in a more equal world”. 

To be a part of the 2025 Love Travel Awards and see the award categories, please visit

The Love Travel Awards 2024 Winners

The full list of Love Travel Award Winners


Winner: La Rondinaia, Italy


Winner: Bawah Reserve, Indonesia


Winner: Paul Dhadda, Exquisite Travel Group


Winner: JoAnn Gregoli, Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli


Winner: Kyle Pace Cumbo, Iniala Hotels


Winner: Bertie, Matthew Oliver Weddings


Winner: Ellie Faghir-Zadeh, LuxePrivé Travel


Winner: Michela Mola, Singer Palace Hotel Roma


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Award presenters included: 

Arun Bablani, Owner, Vivaah Weddings

Giulio Abbate, Managing Partner, Italy Luxury Travel

Mariangela Nieddu, Director of Sales & Marketing, Grand Hotel Majestic

Mary Gostelow, Founder, Girlahead 

Myrdith Leon-McCormack, Founder, Publisher & Lead TV Correspondent, World Bride Magazine 

Loïc Connier, Head of Event Management at Worldwide Events

Lorenzo Giannuzzi, CEO and General Manager, Forte Village

Sandro Cotti, Senior Business Development Manager at Private Luxury Events

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