The Awesome Awards - Nominations

Ileaa Swift

Nominated by Madeline Colbert
February 21, 2016
Ileaa Swift is a wife, motivational speaker, business woman and entrepreneur. She opened Swift Travel Deals in February 2012, after spending 7 years of booking and researching travel for family and friends as a passion and a hobby. She studied the travel industry and researched several travel agency franchise options prior to starting her own travel agency in 2012. Since opening Swift Travel Deals in 2012, Swift Travel Deals has a database of over 200,000 clients and potential clients worldwide and has a staff of 1105 including travel and referral agents located in the United States, Africa and Europe. She was recently awarded the Arkansas Business 20 in their 20's Most Influential in Business and Community Award by Arkansas Business where only 20 people under the age of 30 were awarded in the state of Arkansas and Ileaa has been featured in over 100+ news and media features in over 15 different countries including major news outlets such as Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Celebrity Philippines, MSN, CNBC, NBC, The New York Times (twice), The Associated Press and USA Today to name a few. Ileaa is currently a Certified Travel Agent, certified from the Travel Institute. She uses her presence in the travel industry as a platform for philanthropy through volunteer efforts and community service through Swift Travel Deals and Swift Travel Deals Foundation. Her idea to establish Swift Travel Deals was to create an avenue to allow everyone to travel the world, regardless of their budget or need.