Josh King, 30
Despite being in the industry for just four years, Josh King of Largay Travel, a Virtuoso agency, has accrued some impressive clients. One is a prominent film and TV actor and his family; another is a very influential blogger (with 100,000-plus subscribers), who has even created a referral page on his website for King.
What did King do to receive such quick acclaim? He tells us he helped book the blogger’s proposal (an actress on a major TV show, we’re told), which was featured on People magazine’s website the following week.
He also has created some impressive trips. The most challenging was a three-week vacation across the South Pacific: The client called one Friday and wanted to leave the next. In a few days, King booked Business Class air from Phoenix to L.A. to Papeete, including one night at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti. The next day, the couple flew to The Brando via private jet. They flew back to Papeete for an overnight before flying Business Class on Air New Zealand to Auckland. The next day they flew to Brisbane, staying with relatives. Continuing their journey, they flew to Hobart (Saffire Freycinet Lodge). The next stop was Kangaroo Island (King Flinders Suite at Southern Ocean Lodge). From there, they spent a night in Adelaide (Mayfair Hotel) and then flew to Cairns (Silky Oaks Lodge). They next headed to Lizard Island before jetting to Kauai.
“My client said it was the most memorable three weeks of his life and now I am planning his honeymoon in the fall,” King says.
As for personal accolades, King was this year’s recipient of Largay Travel’s Rising Star Award, which requires a minimum of $75,000-plus in gross commissions in the past year.