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London for Frieze, Paris for FIAC, Chicago for EXPO, and Miami for Art Basel—the contemporary art and design calendar is busy and vast, and requires advance planning and reservations. When traveling to one of these premiere destinations, it’s imperative to create an itinerary with meticulous care. After all, there’s the flight, the travel to the hotel, the stay at the hotel, and the day-to-day getting around. For that, we highly recommend buddying up with an industry insider, or wrangling in a third party to assist in the all-around preparations for such an important week.
One company in particular, Turon Travel, specializes in just that, and has planned travel for countless clients for around 35 art fairs just this year alone. “We specialize directly in travel around art or design events for those interested in contemporary art and design markets, and especially for those traveling to new arts destinations ,” said Nicholas Christopher, President of Turon Travel.
The company’s in-house proprietary reservation system allows for clients to book an array of travel arrangements under just one website at any time, including hotel reservations and, upon special request, airfare (taking into account that art fairs like EXPO Chicago partnered with United Airlines this year, and Turon Travel offered their clients a 2-10% discount)
“As the art world changed, we evolved with it, and got to know exactly what people wanted,” added Christopher. “We got into Basel, Switzerland early, and FIAC, and obviously when Miami started in 2002… that kind of opened the doors to all that is going on now,” he said.
Online, aside from Art Basel in Miami Beach, future art-goers can see what’s on Turon Travel’s agenda for the next six months into 2017, including: Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary in Florida in January, UNTITLED in San Francisco in January, Zona Maco in Mexico City in February, Art Basel in Hong Kong in March, Dallas Art Fair in Texas in April, the Venice Biennale in Italy in May, and Art Basel in Switzerland in June.