This is my 2nd Cruise Expo representing Globus and Avalon Waterways, but I participated years ago when I worked for a different vacation company.
How long have you been with the Globus Family of Brands?
About 18 months, but I am celebrating my 20th year in the travel industry in 2016.
What made you want to work for Globus?
I wanted to work for a company that was well respected by travel agents and consumers with a wide range of products. Globus is a very stable company, celebrating 88 years in business. Our company has survived and thrived through many different challenges which speaks to me on how we handle challenges both internally and externally.
What do you feel is the main thing that sets Globus apart from your competition?
We bring a level of experience that is second to none. Our world-wide offices are ready and very able to handle anything that is presented.
My favorite memory from traveling with Avalon was the day we went to the Normandy Landing Beaches. The day prior, a historian visited the ship and reviewed the history of D-Day. She did an amazing job but when I actually walked on the beach, stepped into bunkers and imagined what happened all those years before it gave me chills. Then we went to the cemetery for a service and some time to pay our respects. It was very humbling. I will always hold this memory dear.
Describe a client who would be the perfect fit for one of Globus' products (Globus, Monograms, Cosmos and Avalon Waterways)?
It really depends on which product line you are traveling with….for example, Globus is great for couples traveling alone or with other friends. The mix of structure and free time allows guests to reconnect and have a great time without needing to plan every second of the trip. Monograms is great for honeymooners, families or couples looking for a more relaxed itinerary with more free time to explore. Yet, we handle the details of hotel accommodations, half day touring, breakfast daily and local hosting. Avalon, is perfect for first time European travelers that are seeking a new adventure. Guests love to unpack once, while exploring multiple countries with great amenities and inclusions.
Essential Holland and Belgium Avalon Waterways cruise!