Welcome and thank you for your interest. I'm John Clifford, the Founder and Chief Travel Designer of ITM, an award-winning expert on exotic destinations, design hotels, celebrations, honeymoons, gay & lesbian (LGBTQ+), international, luxury & private-jet travel. Widely known as The Hotel Curator, I hand pick unknown, rare & special hideaways that surprise and delight in every corner of The World. I utilize my personal Black Book of insider contacts to craft one-of-a-kind experiences -- all curated around what matters to you.
Travel+Leisure Magazine has honored me as an A-List All-Star in 2004 and on the 9 most recent A-Lists The World's Best Travel Advisors in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012. Here's some of what they have to say,
"Clifford’s address book of prime contacts has been built over more than three decades. Obsessed with the most secret, best run, and brightest, he’s the type of advisor who can just as expertly plan a luxurious mountain, river, and beach trip through Costa Rica as a weeklong wedding celebration in Lecce, Italy. Often invited to preview under-the-radar properties, Clifford is known for finding glass-slipper fits for clients, whether an emerging bed-and-breakfast or a high-design urban hotel. He’s often invited to scout new hideaways long before they’re on the radar of the mainstream, giving his clients an inside track to new experiences long before they hit social media stardom."
LS - Lifestyle Specialist: Luxury Travel
LS - Lifestyle Specialist: LGBTQ+ (Gay) Travel DS - Destination Specialist Asia+Pacific: Japan, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos South Pacific: Australia+New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti Bahamas+Caribbean: All islands Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua South America: Brazil, Argentina North America: All US States, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada Europe: UK, Ireland, Italy+Sicily, France, Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Portutgal, Croatia, Turkey Africa: Morocco, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius Middle East: UAE, Maldives, Israel, Egypt