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  • The Tailor was awarded as one of Conde Nast Travellers (USA) Travel Specialists for 2016
  • Drew was finalist in the Captain Trevor Haworth Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Tourism Export Industry for 2016
  • Drew Kluska was recognised by leading travel publication Conde Nast Traveler USA in The Experience Makers list for 2015
  • The Tailor won the PURE Award for INNOVATIVE AND ENGAGING MARKETING. Recognising a clever campaign that uses innovative or unusual methods to encourage personal engagement with a travel product, while staying true to the independent, experiential ethos of the brand
  • The Tailor won the LUXPERIENCE award for Marketing Excellence In Luxury and Experiential Travel
  • The Tailor was a finalist for The Pure Award for innovative & engaging marketing
  • The Tailor was also shortlisted for The Pure Award for contribution to experiential travel
  • Article featured in Five Star Kids for The Ultimate Adventure for families
  • Drew Kluska was recognised as a founding Fellow of The Shackleton & Selous Society

Outback Encounter’s Flying Food Safari voted as one ofAustralian Traveller Magazine’s “100 Greatest Australian Gourmet Experiences

Rated as one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies On Earth”and “Number ONE in Australia” byNational Geographic Adventure USA

  • Awarded the Best Tourism Innovator by Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine
  • Listed as part of “The Dream List; 32 Trips of a Lifetime”by Condé Nast USA
  • Finalist in the Australian Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by The Weekend Australian for “Best Tour Operator
  • Featured in “Top 50 Trips of a Lifetime” by National Geographic USA
  • Ute Junker wrote in the Financial Review’s Life & Leisure – Luxury lift out “Drew Kluska single-handedly introduced the concept of luxury holidays to Australia’, says Tim Lapage, United States travel agency Safari Experts. ‘Others have copied it since, but he was the first to offer a new type of outback experience, a level of customisation not seen before”.
  • Awarded a Bronze medal at the South Australian Tourism Award for General Tourism Services
  • Appointed one of the select Australian agents for Virgin Galactic
  • Audi Magazine stated, “Outback Encounter has built a reputation providing its clients with individualised travel to destinations often not available through other outlets, making the Virgin connection a perfect match”.
  • Susan Skelly in her article ‘Rites of passage’ that featured in The Bulletin wrote “Kluska understands that there’s a new kind of tourism abroad and that it relies on maverick expertise. It’s customised, educational, unforgettable”.
  • Recognised as one of the “Top 50 travel experts you need to know worldwide” by Condé Nast Traveller UK
  • Rod Woodburn declared in Qantas Magazine”Drew Kluska is no big-time gambler…but he reckons he’s backing a winner. He’s boldly brought the ‘Out of Africa’ tourism concept to Australia, convinced that luxury bush lodges are the way to showcase our wide brown land to discriminating travellers.”

David Herdon wrote in Travel & Leisure USA “Someday, Drew Kluska may be famous as a great Australian explorer – of luxury digs. He has spent the past few years searching for hotels, lodges and even livestock stations that exemplify Australia’s colourful history and character”.

Drew Kluska - Individually

  • Drew was finalist in the Captain Trevor Haworth Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Tourism Export Industry for 2016
  • Drew was awarded as one of Conde Nast Travellers (USA) Travel Specialists for 2016

Drew Kluska was recognised by leading travel publication Conde Nast Traveler USA in The Experience Makers list for 2015.

Drew Kluska was recognised as a founding Fellow of The Shackleton & Selous Society.

Qantas Magazine wrote “When Drew Kluska began promoting luxury remote and regional Australia travel in 1998, there was only a handful of products he could take to the international market. Now his tailored travel company Outback Encounter represents an impressive range of properties and five-star experiences, including the 35 featured in the latest edition of Australia in Style. www.outbackencounter.com”.

Received an “Innovators Award” in 2007 by Travel & LeisureMagazine, Australia for “A bespoke portfolio of Australian experiences

Call an Australian luxury travel designer at The Tailor on: +61 (0)8 8354 4405

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