40+ years in the travel industry.
I began my career as a "stewardess" for American Airlines in 1972 and evolved into a ˜flight attendant" in 1974. I chose to be a sales representative for that same airline in 1976 until I accepted a position as Director of Company Meetings and Conventions for a large regional Travel Management Company in 1985.
In 1991 I was promoted to National Corporate Account Manager and rose to Vice President National Accounts in 1995. This was the position I continued to hold after an acquisition of the agency in 2003.
My entrepreneurial spirit along with a strong belief that a travel agency is a "relationship" business and not a commodity led me to open my own agency - LXR Travel an affiliate of Travel Experts in December 2007 with just two, handpicked, top-of-the-industry travel experts (side bar "oh my! What timing!"). Today, LXR Travel has grown to a staff of 21 and handles in excess of $30 Million in corporate and leisure sales.
During my 14 years with American Airlines I was frequently dispatched as a speaker as part of their public relations initiative. The most popular became the "Traveler How-To?" series (How to Pack, How to Travel Smart, etc.). It is a speaker series that I continue and have expanded to this day. "A smart traveler is a happy traveler."
Top Destinations and Expertise
City Buffalo NY
Phone +1 716-568-7094
Asia, Canada, Continental US, Europe, Pacific Rim
Corporate Travel Management, Business Travel, Professional Speaker, Incentive Travel, Group Travel
GBTA Convention Boston
I am member of the Global Business Travel Association and every year attend this global convention to keep up/ahead of all things related to Corporate Travel. I then share and implement the new best-in-class strategies/technologies.
Virtuoso Travel Week Las Vegas
What an amazing event held every year to allow us Virtuoso Advisors to get up close and personal with thousands of leisure travel vendors from around the globe. These personal connections enable us to offer not only great trips but unique experiences to ensure a "Return on Life" TM
Silversea Baltic Cruise Virtuoso Voyages Host
What a fabulous cruise! Stockholm, Sweden; Tallin, Estonia; 3 days in St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark. Each port amazing. The cruise line is just perfect
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