Robert J. Kunikoff
New York, New York Travel Agent
My Travel Agent Life
Like many other travel agents, the world of travel was not my first career. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's in Business Administration. After college I developed my sales and management skills in the fashion industry before eventually leveraging those skills in a move to the Travel Industry, where I have been helping people like yourselves plan vacations that suit their lifestyle, interests and budget.
I can take you throughout the world and give you memories to cherish until it's time to entrust me to plan and implement your next vacation.
The destinations I get requests for vary widely, and I do my best to ensure each of my clients experiences their ideal vacation. One vividly memorable trip I arranged was when I met a client whose lifelong goal was to see Emperor penguins in their natural habitat: Antarctica! This was no easy journey. This client had to travel from the southernmost point of Argentina to Cape Town to the interior of Antarctica. After “roughing it” in inflatable pods, he flew to the South Pole—the home of the emperor penguin. This travel meant so much to him that he has the same itinerary planned for this year.
Related Travel Experiences
I recently traveled with a group of fellow agents on what is known as a FAM, a Familiarization trip, to enable me to experience foreign lands first hand so that I can better plan vacations for my clients when they ask to visit these countries. This trip to Thailand and Laos... Read more from my A Insider's Guide To Southeast Asia story.