An Exclusive Interview with Lisa Bruno, Co-Founder and Property Curator at Tripwix 

Probably one of the vital satisfying and rewarding experiences is making folks’s goals come true. Lisa Bruno, a co-founder of luxurious rental firm Tripwix, is aware of this first-hand. Since 2016, she and her group have loved discovering and vetting the perfect properties in essentially the most beautiful locations for classy vacationers, turning their dream holidays into actuality. Tripwix’s win at this 12 months’s Luxury Lifestyle Awards was the proper excuse to speak to Lisa about her love of journey and the way her interest turned a profitable enterprise as properly. 


Tripwix – Barbados

Luxury Lifestyle Awards: You and your companions based Tripwix over 5 years in the past. What preceded that interval? Tell us about your background and experiences earlier than Tripwix. 

Lisa Bruno: My life as a global inside designer and ardent traveler has turned me into an addict for stunning locations, beautiful particulars and genuine experiences. My two fabulous companions; Miguel Carvalho with over 20 years working within the 5 star luxurious hospitality world with firms like Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons and Francisco Bessa who hails from the worlds of banking and winemaking convey very completely different viewpoints and data. 

LLA: How did the thought for Tripwix come about? 

LB: My love of journey and privateness led me to hire personal properties. Since childhood, my household has rented vacation properties. The idea of experiencing a brand new actuality, a house overseas immersed in one other tradition, the power to go to a neighborhood market and check out my very own recipes or have a good time particular moments with pals in lavish type has all the time appealed to me on all ranges. 

Tripwix – Greece

Unfortunately, because the personal residence rental enterprise has grown, and mammoth on-line platforms have turn out to be family names, the entire world is attempting to money in on a pattern with no concern for high quality.  

After a number of shattered expectations and damaged guarantees, I spotted the personal residence rental market was somewhat like a roulette sport. So, in true ‘’I can repair this’’ mode, I assumed beginning an organization that delivered on its guarantees and exceeded expectations could be a good way to cross my time…! 

LLA: How would you briefly describe the idea of Tripwix? 

LB: Simple. We do what we are saying we do!  

Tripwix seems to be for distinctive properties, companions with caring householders, inspects properties and delivers class selections from ultra-deluxe retreats (these tremendous particular locations on earth few get to expertise) to household finds (comfortable youngsters/ comfortable dad and mom) to remain n go’s (that fast weekend away in a small group or couple by the seaside or in an city surroundings)  

Tripwix – Douro, Portugal

Our reservation employees hear rigorously to what our visitors are in search of. 

Finally, we assure the top expertise due to our on-the-ground-team of fantastic, heat native individuals who can bother shoot, prepare that Instagram second, deal with emergencies or invite you for a drink in that off-the-wall place you’d by no means discover by yourself. 

LLA: What is your place at Tripwix, and what does it contain? 

LB: Tripwix is a horizontal firm with wonderful individuals who leap by way of hoops to make good issues occur for one another and for our visitors.  

My ardour is to examine properties. I’ve a particularly enviable job; I spend weeks visiting fabulous properties in jaw-dropping places after which get to jot down about them and share my experiences. 

LLA: What standards should a property meet so that you can add it to your portfolio? 

LB: No two properties are created equal, however I search for uniqueness, whether or not in inside design, structure, location…. Preferably all three. 


Tripwix – Douro, Portugal

Above all, I search for love – it makes the world of distinction! 

LLA: You and your companions have created a big group, together with your whole ambassadors in numerous nations. How do you all the time handle to satisfy your excessive requirements of service? 

LB: In brief, we don’t… I can not lie. These are personal properties which can be owned by people and provide a uniqueness that can not be present in a resort or packaged surroundings, and as such, issues come up: AC goes out, energy fails… principally, life occurs. What makes the distinction is the best way these “sudden experiences’’ are dealt with. Local Ambassadors {and professional} upkeep groups could make or break an sudden problem. Tripwix has an distinctive crew of skilled, fast-acting, no-nonsense people who make lemonade out of lemons when they should. 

Tripwix – Positano, Italy

LLA: What are the largest challenges you have confronted in your years at Tripwix? 

LB:  My greatest frustration is getting our message on the market. Tripwix is a boutique operation, however I need the world to expertise our type of hospitality. 

LLA: What are the largest modifications within the journey and luxurious rental business in recent times that you can spotlight? 

LB: In the previous, folks would spend years attending hospitality faculties to be taught the artwork of internet hosting. Nowadays anyone can record, describe and host their very own residence. There aren’t any requirements attributed to, nor coaching utilized, to personal residence leases nor property administration; it’s free for all and few companies are doing it properly or for the best causes.  

LLA: Which locations do you discover most tasty and promising by way of luxurious leases and thrilling experiences in the meanwhile? 

LB: Luxury has very completely different meanings to completely different folks. Destinations I discover thrilling are comparatively unknown. I like that barely off-the-beaten-track really feel of discovery and exploration however a lot of our visitors favor the tried and examined luxurious of icon locations. Good providers are laborious to return by in lesser recognized areas and expectations will not be met; it’s vital to know what visitors really need. 


Tripwix – Mexico

LLA: To our data, Tripwix isn’t the one enterprise through which you might be concerned. Could you inform us about your different actions and hobbies? 

LB: Tripwix is actively creating its property administration scope, each for personal properties and developments. 

Luckily my favourite pastimes of journey, design, meals, and wine are lined on an virtually day by day foundation with my Tripwix actions. As I stated, I’ve THE greatest job on this planet. 

LLA: What do you see as the important thing to Tripwix’s success usually and its current win on the Luxury Lifestyle Awards specifically? 

LB: A superb, multi-talented, multi-cultural, multilingual group of wonderful human beings who’re 100% devoted to doing the best possible job they’ll to ship the best possible visitor expertise attainable. 

Tripwix – Algarve, Portugal



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