Travel Experts has earned national recognition as a two-time cover story in Travel Agent Magazine, as well as being featured in Travel Weekly, Travel Trade, Agent@Home, Business Leader and The Triangle Business Journal. Travel Experts has been recognized by Virtuoso as a top producer every year during the "Chairman's Recognition" Event.

Our Travel Advisors represent some of the most experienced, productive, highly motivated movers and shakers in the business. Disclaimer*



Awards and Designations
  • The Guild -Viceroy Hotels & Resorts
  • Waldorf and Conrad Impresario Hotel Program
  • Shangri-La Hotels – The Luxury Circle
  • Virtuoso "Top Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth Agency" 2013-2016
  • Virtuoso "Top Virtuoso Air Production Agency" 2010-2018
  • Virtuoso Top 5 Agency 2010-2018
  • Dorchester Collection – Diamond Club
  • #33 on Travel Weekly's 2018 "Power List"
  • Virtuoso "25 years of Orchestrating Dreams" Award 2014
  • Virtuoso "Chairman's Club" 2004-2018
  • Viking Platinum Circle
  • Starwood Luxury Travel Advisory Board member
  • Relais & Chateaux Preferred Partner (one of only 8 in N.America)
  • Peninsular Hotels PenClub member
  • Business Leader Magazine's Top 50 Entrepreneurs of 2012
  • 2011 Triangle Business Leader of the Year Award
  • #1 Travel Agency in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area -Triangle Business Journal
  • Abercrombie & Kent's Connoisseurs Club - Top 100 Club
  • ASTA Premium Member
  • ID Travel Group -Ultimate Achievement Award
  • British Airways -PSA -Preferred Selling Agent
  • Classic Custom Vacations Million Dollar Club -Dedicated Classic Agent for Travel Experts
  • Crystal Cruises Platinum Plus Member
  • Cunard Inner Circle
  • Four Seasons Preferred Partner
  • Funjet 500 Club
  • Globus Platinum Group Producer
  • Holland America Premium Preferred Member
  • INTRAV and Clipper Cruise Line - Summit Club
  • Lindblad Expeditions LEXleader Program (Charter Member)
  • Oceania Cruises - Cruise Connoisseur Club
  • Belmond Bellini Club member
  • Gold Apple Vacations agency
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises Outstanding Sales Achievement
  • Ritz Carlton Stars Program Member
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts -Rosewood Elite Program
  • Sabre -Star Award Winner
  • Seabourn Pinnacle Club
  • Silversea Cruises Silver Society Member
  • Tauck World Discovery Top Producing Agency
  • Travel Impressions -Best of the Best
  • Travel+Leisure A+ List
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The Management Team
Sharon Fake - Director of Operations
Heather McIntyre -Manager, Technology & Finance
Claire Canady -Manager, North Carolina Operations
About Travel Experts


Travel Experts many awards and designations give our Travel Advisors a large degree of influence with our world-wide suppliers and vendors. This positivley reflects on the level service they can give to their customers!
Kristi Green - Manager, Professional Development 
With over 30 years’ experience in the luxury travel field, Sharon has enjoyed 20 years in a leadership role at Travel Experts while serving both clients and independent travel advisors
Born and raised in England, Claire moved to the states in 1985 and joined Travel Experts as one of their first outside independent contractors in 1999, 5 years later she became an employee and is now our Manager NC Operations.
A California native, Heather joined Travel Experts in 2000 and became Manager, Technology & Finance in 2007. 
She is also a member of ASTA’s Corporate Advisory Council.
With over 25 years of travel industry expertise, including training, sales, and business development with American Airlines Vacations and Virtuoso, Kristi manages new and current training programs for the Travel Experts network of advisors.