Thank you for taking a moment to read about the vision behind our travel startup Tailored Travel.
As a term frequently used in bespoke suiting, our name 'Tailored Travel' reflects our ability to design customized itineraries for our high net worth Asian clientele. We are so much more than a travel concierge company! We strive to create a strong bond with our clients by having a personal travel designer embark upon the journey of creating the perfect itinerary from start to finish. After understanding our clients' exacting needs, we create unique, memorable, and valuable travel experiences.
Exponential economic growth has brought affluent North Asian consumers to the forefront of the travel industry. However, from a product standpoint, the overall cost of travel packages have increased without an equivalent improvement in customization options for independent travelers. While there are opportunities for tech-savvy consumers to research an optimal course and book their own hotels, flights & activities - it is still a reality that those without sufficient time, knowledge of the internet, or foreign language ability are simply limited in their options. It is Tailor Made Travel's philosophy to go beyond simply selling pre-packaged itineraries online. We deliver ultra-premium travel experiences to a discerning clientele that cannot be matched, on- and off-line.
While it is great to stay at 5-star hotels and dine at Michelin starred restaurants when traveling, we believe that all of this can now easily be consumed at home and there really is no added value by flying overseas for an equivalent experience. Rather, in the process of asking ourselves what truly defines luxury, we came to one conclusion - personalization. Playing a round of golf at that exclusive golf club. Dining at restaurants only known to locals. Visiting exotic destinations - and the professionalism to be able to make all of this happen for our clients. Tailor Made Travel designs what traditional VIP travel package providers can only dream of.
Tailored Travel was created to provide true rest and relaxation for you, our most valued clients who have worked your entire lives to build up a lifestyle. If trusted with your valuable time, we will deliver memories that last a lifetime.
Dr. Michael Ahn, D.HTM, is an international hotelier with degrees from Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland, New York University in the United States, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in China. He first 'learned the ropes' of luxury hospitality at The Ritz-Carlton's flagship property, New York, Central Park. He realized the potential for Tailor Made Travel while he was one of the founding members of the world's first and largest online travel agency, Expedia's South Korean operations. Subsequently, he experienced launching and running a startup as the General Manager of Korea at Tink Labs, a global travel technology company that has recently reached unicorn status. He is currently also the Managing Director of Rakkojae, Korea's first luxury traditional 'hanok' hotel and serving as Adjunct Professor at Hanyang University & Sejong University.