New York, New York Travel Agent
My Travel Agent Life
I’ve fulfilled an unbelievable range of special requests and pride myself on how often I can make the impossible happen. Among the most exciting professional challenges was when I single-handedly planned and executed the travel for over 200 contestants originating from 20 different Latin American countries to one destination.
Getting a call at 11pm while a client is on the runway taxiing to the gate as he is returning from vacation asking me to find a private helicopter or air charter in Europe so he can make a meeting on time with less than a 24 hour notice: done and done.
My life in travel began as a child living in Germany and New York while my dad worked for Pan Am. After college, I got a job at Lufthansa and discovered I excelled at finding creative solutions to the most challenging requests. After my supervisor recommended I switch over to the agency side, I decided to make the leap! At the time, the only opening was in entertainment production and I accepted. Lucky me! I found a niche I adore and feel like I just keep getting better at it.
I am based on the West Coast, but my clients know I am available whenever I am needed, based on their time zones and schedules, no matter where they are in the world. It’s a 24/7 job so I am never without my iPad. I am happiest and most energized when I am really slammed. Actually, the busier I am, the better I perform!
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If I were to live outside of the U.S. ever again, I would move to London. I grew up largely in Germany and simply love the variety and rich history London and its surroundings has to offer. I also enjoy that it is a melting pot of cultures and has a... Read more from my At Home in London story.