I started my business in the educational tour market with absolutely nothing other than determination, passion and a healthy dose of fear. Starting from ground zero, I took on competitive companies that had been in business for over 20 years. I developed, marketed and delivered amazing educational based travel programs that allowed us to grow and thrive. Customer service became our trademark and we were sought out and purchased by TUI Travel PLC and were I was was a member of the Executive Group for North America: "TUI is the world’s leading tourism group. The broad portfolio gathered under the Group umbrella consists of strong tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies and leading online portals, five airlines with around 150 aircraft, over 400 hotels, 17 cruise liners and many incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof."