2024 REBRAND 100® Global Awards Honor DeSantis Breindel with Distinction

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We’re proud to be recognized as a Winner of Distinction by the 2024 REBRAND 100® Global Awards for our work rebranding Travel + Leisure.

Each year, the REBRAND 100 Global Awards celebrate “effective brand transformations” from around the world. They recognize brand’s power to redefine a business and its future in the hearts and mind of every stakeholder.

The award program’s online Winners Showcase features the full stories behind each project, starting with the business leap that required the rebrand (in Travel + Leisure’s case, a game-changing acquisition) and culminating in before-and-after visuals and video. The brand’s complete transformation is revealed—along with the smart strategy behind it.

Explore our REBRAND 100 Winner Showcase here.

Travel + Leisure: Transforming an Acquisition into a Premium Lifestyle Ecosystem

Wyndham Destinations acquired Travel + Leisure magazine during the pandemic. It was an ambitious move, and given the disruptions in the travel industry, a bold one. But Wyndham wanted to diversify beyond timeshares, and the trust associated with Travel + Leisure among premium customers spelled pure opportunity.

DeSantis Breindel joined the team to shape a new brand story and comprehensive brand strategy—one that could reintroduce the combined companies to the world with a new vision for leisure travel. After a portfolio strategy exercise, brand architecture work, and development of both a completely modernized visual identity and reimagined customer journey, the business rebranded as Travel + Leisure Co. 

Today, Travel + Leisure serves travelers not as a magazine but a full-service lifestyle resource. It combines the best of Wyndham’s membership clubs and premium experiences with the former magazine’s journalistic perspective and authority. Visitors explore destinations and book their adventures through one integrated e-commerce platform.

Explore our full case study here.

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We’re honored by this recognition from the 2024 REBRAND 100 Global Awards and forever grateful to Travel + Leisure Co. for their partnership and generous collaboration.

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