We couldn’t wait to share the news: Jill Curran of Maxxim Vacations has been named to Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts!
Many of our travelers found us because of Wendy Perrin, whose annual WOW List remains a uniquely useful resource for travelers seeking the world’s best trip-planning specialists. Wendy lists Jill amongst “the most well-connected travel fixers and custom itinerary designers in the world.” When potential clients are seeking travel expertise in a destination they aren’t familiar with, they will find someone with that expertise on The WOW List.
Jill Curran is an entrepreneur who is committed to delivering unforgettable experiences to adventure-seeking travelers to Newfoundland and Labrador and the Maritimes. She is the owner of Maxxim Vacations, one of Canada’s leading tour operators providing vacations throughout Atlantic Canada. In 2003 Jill founded her first company, Lighthouse Picnics, which went on to be featured in enRoute Magazine as one of their “100 Favourite Things in the World” list and was the #1 small business story of the year in The Globe & Mail in 2014.
Jill has received numerous awards, including the NLOWE (Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs) Entrepreneurial Excellence award in October, 2018. Also in 2016, Jill was awarded the prestigious Doug Wheeler Award by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation to an individual who has made a long-term contribution to the tourism industry.
“It’s a huge honour to be included again on this list of travel experts,” says Curran. “Wendy Perrin sets an incredibly high standard and I am so proud to be able to promote our beautiful part of the world.”
Jill is incredibly passionate about maximizing each of our traveler’s experience in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Maritimes, and Wendy Perrin shares that vision.
After 25 years as a travel journalist, advice columnist, and consumer advocate, Wendy has amassed comprehensive knowledge of the world’s best travel solutions and fixers.
Prior to founding WendyPerrin.com, she was the Director of Consumer News and Digital Community at Condé Nast Traveler, where she wrote her practical advice column, The Perrin Report, for 17 years and her award-winning blog, The Perrin Post, for eight years. Perrin is also TripAdvisor’s first-ever Travel Advocate, advising its more than 315 million monthly visitors—the world’s largest travel community. She has won the Travel Journalist of the Year award, earned a Lowell Thomas award for investigative journalism, and been a finalist for a National Magazine Award—the magazine industry’s most prestigious editorial honor.