Destinations Of Distinctions LLC is a source of business for some of the finest intimate, luxurious and independent travel products throughout the world. We proudly represent travel destinations by land, sea and air.
We have been successfully stimulating the USA marketplace for over 30 years with creative sales & marketing maneuvers catering to USA travel professionals and their discerning clients.
Meet our Team
We run three generations deep and have been family owned and operated since 2001. Our reputation has been built over a continued industry presence for over 30+ years.
Founder and President
Esteemed travel industry veteran Phyllis Sauter began her career in 1983 and founded Destinations Of Distinctions LLC in 2001. She has built the firm's reputation through strong industry relations and a proven track record for success. Case study: While a Caribbean destination was pacing down double-digits out of the USA, Phyllis’ client outpaced the destination and ended the year with 10% year over year growth. She has played an essential part in strengthening awareness and generating sales for some of the finest intimate, unique and luxury products around the world. Phyllis leads the firm's consulting department and plays an integral role in the formation of strategic marketing plans customized to fit the needs and wants of her clients. We call her Wonder Woman…and have the picture to prove it.
Kristen began her marketing career with IBM in 2007 and shifted gears into the travel industry following the economic recession of 2009. Previously, she extended her education with a Master’s Degree in International Relations & Public Policy at Monmouth University where she honed her craft of public speaking. She has cultivated valuable relationships among top tier industry partners and travel advisors and focuses on driving revenue through all valuable channels of the marketplace. She was awarded first place with Travel Agent Magazine as Top Supplier Sales Rep of 2015 and won the gold Travvy Award in 2016 for Rising Star in Hotels/Resorts. Kristen leads the team with strategic maneuvers both on the ground and online which ensures all our clients receive top level bespoke services around the clock. What she’s known for? Top level training sessions that catapult our clients to household names.
Business Development Strategist
Victoria entered the travel industry in 2006 as a Business Development Manager for Unique Vacations, representing Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Her territory was Southern New Jersey and Delaware. In 2008 she was voted as one of the Top 3 Supplier Sales Representatives for All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States by Travel Agent Magazine and in 2009, was recognized by Unique Vacations as the Business Development Manager of the Year for the Northeast Region. She began working for SunSwept Resorts in Saint Lucia in 2011 representing Rendezvous, The Boutique Hotel for Couples, as well as assisting with the representation of Elegant Hotels in Barbados. She stepped away from the travel industry in 2014 to have a baby. In 2017 Victoria returned to the industry and joined the Destinations of Distinctions LLC team as the Business Development Coordinator. She is responsible for managing day to day activities including travel agency appointments, trainings, Luxury & Learn events and our roadshows. Victoria keeps us “in the know” with the latest travel headlines and trendlines and she is the first point of contact for all our award winning initiatives.
Sales and Marketing Strategist
Kristal is an enthusiastic, charismatic and determined marketing graduate from the University of Liverpool in England. Her career began in the beauty industry and moved from there into luxury hospitality, working with NY companies such as The One Group and Rivington Hospitality Group where she specialised in implementing digital marketing strategy across all channels including eCRM, editorial, display and social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). She has travelled to almost every continent, discounting Antarctica but it remains on the bucket list! Kristal will be joining the Destinations of Distinctions LLC team in October 2018 as our sales & marketing strategist.
We are lucky enough to be in an industry of trendsetters, go-getters and innovators. Therefore we are both humbled and honored to be recognized as a leader in our trade
and we were the only independent representation firm to win all three prestigious awards.
2017 Silver Magellan Award by Travel Weekly "Hospitality Marketing - Website Design"
First place as the “2016 Rising Star in the Hotel/Resorts” category at the Travvy Awards hosted by TravAlliancemedia
First place by Travel Agent Magazine as “Top Supplier Sales Rep for 2015”
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
We are honored to be Preferred Partners with the below prestigious organizations and have formed indelible relationships within in this great industry.
We aim to not only educate the travel agency community but excite and inspire them with YOUR story. At the core, we are innovative storytellers and strategic marketers, immersing top travel industry professionals into the destinations and overall experiences our unique clients offer.
Branding is what people say about you when you’re not in the room. Define your brand by differentiating yourself from the competition. How? We can help you develop a well-defined and executed brand strategy that will affect all aspects of your sales and marketing success in the luxury travel space. It’s directly connected to consumer needs, emotions, and competitive environments. Let us help you design a bespoke brand strategy that incorporates all key aspects of your travel product focusing on customer acquisition; increased revenue and continued marketplace presence!
Our expertise both on the ground and online will offer you an arsenal of tools at your fingertips. You can expect continued exposure to top producing travel agencies across the USA and parts of Canada. We don’t believe in just dropping off a brochure & business card. Your product will have a strong voice through our proven educational strategies; arming top level travel advisors with the knowledge to sell your product with confidence.
Sales & Marketing
Our sales & marketing practices have awarded our clients continued marketplace presence among top level travel industry professionals. Whether it’s our day to day sales activities, coordination of roadshows, hosting exclusive invite-only industry events or placement in our e-marketing campaigns, your travel product will have a strong voice and achieve a stand-out position among the competition.