The priceless extra of experience
I've sat on "both sides of the desk" so to speak. I've worked both as a travel advisor and an executive in both the airline and tour operator industries. I know who to call to create an unforgettable travel experience, and what to do if things go south.
I've worked for some of the leading airlines and travel companies in the business, with travels that have taken me half way around the world.
While completing my studies at Temple University I was a Vacation Agent at Exton (PA) Travel, where I also designed and escorted group vacations for special needs adults.
My life journey took me to New York City and a 5 year stint with Air France, at their prestigious "Concorde Reservation's Desk."
California called, as did a job at my favorite air carrier of all time, the very classy UTA French Airlines. The small airline operated an around the world route system to exotic destinations like Tahiti, California, and the African continent from their home base in Paris. I worked as an Inside Sales Representative out of their San Francisco based headquarters handling entertainment and oil industry accounts.
Air France purchased UTA. I was promoted to the position of Sales Representative and was off to their Washington, DC office, my new home for 8 years. Unforgettable travel opportunities came with the job introducing top travel agents and meeting planners to the best France had to offer. Unfortunately it all came to an an end when the airline industry, led by Delta, decided to stop paying commissions to travel agencies. It was a great gig while it lasted!
I then worked as a Sales Manager for world-wide escorted tour operator Trafalgar Tours, where I was consistently one of their top sales producers during my 10 years tenure with the company.