Our Story

Our story starts in 2019 when after nearly 20 years working in travel and hospitality Shane Collier moved to Amsterdam to launch Connoisseur after living in London, Mallorca, Dubai, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Maldives, Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, Cape Town and Hanoi. This career journey was made possible by working for global brand leaders in innovation and hospitality such as GTA, Raffles, Rocco Forte and Belmond.

Connoisseur Events is the Benelux GSA for Arabian Adventures MICE and organiser of Amsteluxe 2019 the first luxury travel shows in the Benelux which sold out in under 4 weeks.

La Reserve by Connoisseur is our B2B Benelux brand brought to you in partnership with the multi award-winning Destination Management Companies Hummingbird Travel and Emirates Airline sister brands Arabian Adventures and Gulf Ventures. Offering direct access and instant confirmation to the reservation systems of three of the world’s leading DMC’s and the ultimate destination specialists to the Indian Ocean and Middle East for accommodation, transfers, concierge service, visa assistance and much more.

Connoisseur Travel Collection is our tailor-made luxury travel brand working in partnership with the Benelux travel trade providing destination experiences in over 24 countries with direct sales focus to the UK and Irish market.

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