Viola Palescandolo

In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Viola Palescandolo, the Founder & CEO of Black Platinum Gold, delves into the transformative role of luxury travel auctions in forging remarkable connections between travellers and hospitality experiences.

Travel And Tour World : How did Black Platinum Gold revolutionise the relationship between travellers and hospitality?

Viola Palescandolo: Black Platinum Gold revolutionised the relationship between travellers and hospitality through its groundbreaking luxury travel auction platform. By introducing this innovative concept, we transformed the traditional way of booking travel experiences, creating an unparalleled connection between discerning travelers and exclusive hospitality offerings worldwide.

Through our auction platform, travellers now have the power to bid on and determine the value they place on extraordinary experiences. This personalised approach allows them to tailor their journeys according to their preferences and budget, adding an element of excitement and engagement to the process.

The playful context represents an integral part of the project, a great motivational driver towards personal wellbeing.

By partnering with Black Platinum Gold, hospitality brands achieve not only digital exposure, but also high-quality visits on their website, since every person interested in entering an auction wants to learn more about the property before deciding how much to bid. They are not only potential customers, but a new target of extremely motivated consumers ready to “fight” with bids to turn their dreams into reality.

Our focus on sustainability and supporting local initiatives has redefined the notion of luxury travel. By allocating a portion of the auction revenue to benefit environmental sustainability and animal rights causes, we offer travelers the opportunity to make a positive impact on the destinations they visit, fostering a deeper and more meaningful connection with the places they explore.

Travel And Tour World : Which luxury brands has Black Platinum Gold partnered with for their auction platform?

Viola Palescandolo: BPG offers easy digital accessibility from anywhere in the world and high-end partners such as The Ritz- Carlton, Kempinski, Nobu, LUX Resorts & Hotels, Red Carnation Hotels, many members of The Leading Hotels of the World, Relais & Châteaux, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Travel And Tour World : What types of destinations does Black Platinum Gold offer on their auction platform?


Viola Palescandolo: Exotic Islands: Black Platinum Gold may offer exclusive luxury experiences on idyllic and secluded islands known for their pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush landscapes, such as Maldives, Mauritius,  Seychelles.

Metropolitan Cities: Travellers may find luxurious offerings in cosmopolitan cities renowned for their vibrant cultural scenes, world-class dining, and upscale accommodations.

Adventure Destinations: For adventurous travellers, the platform might curate luxury experiences in destinations perfect for activities like safari adventures, mountain expeditions, and more.

Cultural Gems: Travellers looking to immerse themselves in rich cultural experiences may find destinations with historical significance, unique traditions, and authentic local interactions.

Wellness Retreats: Black Platinum Gold may offer luxurious wellness retreats, providing opportunities for rejuvenation, relaxation, and holistic self-care.

Travel And Tour World : Apart from the auction platform, what other services does Black Platinum Gold provide to  travellers?

Viola Palescandolo: In addition to the auction platform, Black Platinum Gold offers a range of other services to enhance the  luxury travel experience for travellers. Some of these services may include:

Personalised Itineraries: Black Platinum Gold may provide personalised travel itineraries tailored to each traveller’s preferences and interests. These bespoke itineraries ensure that travelers get the most out of their luxury experience, catering to their specific desires and requirements.

Exclusive Experiences: Black Platinum Gold may curate a selection of exclusive and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for travelers. These experiences could range from private access to renowned attractions and events to unique cultural interactions and activities.

Luxury Accommodations: The company might offer access to a handpicked collection of luxury accommodations, including high-end hotels, resorts, private villas, and more, ensuring that travellers stay in the utmost comfort and style.

Luxury Transportation: Black Platinum Gold may arrange luxury transportation services for travelers, including private jets, luxury car rentals, and chauffeured transfers, ensuring seamless and luxurious travel between destinations.

In February 2022, Black Platinum Gold launched its own Loyalty Program, “BPG Points,” to empower travelers’ smarter spending.


Travel And Tour World : How has Viola Palescandolo, the CEO of Black Platinum Gold, been recognised for her  contributions as an entrepreneur in the travel industry?

Viola Palescandolo: In September 2021, Viola Palescandolo won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year category in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

In April 2022, Black Platinum Gold earned a Gold TITAN award in the “Travel” category.

In August 2022, Black Platinum Gold was awarded a Bronze Stevie Award in the “Company of the Year: Hospitality & Leisure” category in the International Business Awards.

In September 2022, Viola Palescandolo won a Gold Stevie Award for “Best Female Solo Entrepreneur” in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

In November 2022, Viola Palescandolo was invited as a speaker at the Women|Future Conference on a panel on the Entrepreneurship track titled ‘Turning Passion into Profit’.

In August 2023, Viola Palescandolo was once again invited as a speaker at the Women|Future Conference, sharing insights about turning passion into profit as an entrepreneur.



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