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Conde Nast Travel Specialist for New Zealand

Conde Nast Travel Specialist for New Zealand

Sarah Farag, Conde Nast Travel Specialist for New Zealand

Conde Nast Traveler names Southern Crossings’ Sarah Farag as Top Travel Specialist for New Zealand

Arguably the world’s most influential luxury travel publication, with on- and off-line editions published throughout the globe, Conde Nast Traveler is “the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel … the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel.”  It is therefore a huge honour that Southern Crossings’ Sarah Farag has been named as the leading luxury travel publication’s “Conde Nast Travel Specialist for New Zealand“. 


What is a Conde Nast Travel Specialist?

Conde Nast’s highly coveted list of Top Travel Specialists equates to a global collection of the who’s who in luxury travel.

Luxury travel specialists from around the globe are hand picked by Conde Nast Traveller’s editors based on a combination of their specialized knowledge, travel experience, local connections, excellence in customer service, and overall value.

In their words, Conde Nast Travel Specialists are the “experience makers” who “pull off the impossible and spare you the logistics”.

What makes Sarah Farag the Conde Nast Travel Specialist for New Zealand?

Sarah Farag’s unrivalled connections, combined with her natural gift of being able to truly read clients’ passions, enable her to incorporate the thoughtful touches and bespoke New Zealand travel experiences that have wowed both first-time international visitors and life-long locals alike for more than two decades; and which have now also secured her place on Conde Nast Traveller’s globally respected list of leading travel specialists.

Luxury lodges, Private Villas, boutique retreats and chic city stays: naturally, Sarah knows exactly which New Zealand luxury accommodation to recommend (and which room to request, how to get there in style, explore like a local and dine like royalty).

Fishing, hiking, golfing, food and wine, wellness or romance: it almost goes without saying that Sarah Farag can curate New Zealand bucket-list travel experiences with style and finesse. But it is her ‘Little Black Book’, bulging with the local connections: talented Kiwi chefs and winemakers, fly fishers, golf pros, wildlife experts and more, that can open doors to authentic New Zealand adventures and provide her clients with personalized windows into exclusive travel experiences that wont appear in any guidebooks or google searches.

Sarah shares her vast knowledge generously and insightfully to craft individually tailored itineraries that are executed with the finest attention to detail – talents and passions that are shared by the entire Southern Crossings team.

Celebrating a decade on the Conde Nast Travel Specialist List

Sarah Farag and the team at Southern Crossings are delighted to continue to be recognised as leaders in luxury travel to New Zealand and Australia. This year (2020), the company celebrates a decade-long association with the Conde Nast Traveler List of Top Travel Specialists; Southern Crossings’ director Trevor Thomas was a Conde Nast Travel Specialist for New Zealand continuously since 2011 until he retired from actively working in the business last year. Southern Crossings Australia Director, Stuart Rigg has also been named Conde Nast Travel Specialist for Australia continuously since 2011.

Curating personalised luxury travel experiences is our passion

Sarah, Stuart and the team of talented Southern Crossings Travel Designers look forward to sharing their insider knowledge, insights and connections to curate personalised luxury travel experiences in New Zealand and Australia, tailored perfectly to you.

It’s never too soon to have something to look forward to.

Sarah Farag was recently (October 2020) also welcomed on to the Travel+Leisure A List , and was earlier this year also named Town and Country Magazine‘s Travel Guru for New Zealand:

“Let’s face it: New Zealand is gorgeous everywhere and awash in some of the world’s best lodges (and yes, we all want to move there). Sarah take all that up a notch, with outstanding personalized itineraries for the most, well, discerning travelers.”,

and was recently featured in GoTravel New Zealand Magazine.