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Cox & Kings, The Americas Appoints Innovative Travel Agent Advisory Board

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New Board to Drive Strategic Direction for Innovation in Travel Services

Los Angeles, CA – Cox & Kings, The Americas, which offers bespoke luxury travel services worldwide, announces the appointment of its new travel agent advisory board.  The seasoned board is comprised of fifteen agents representing a diverse variety of experiences, consortia, regions and roles, creating a unique advisory board.  On the heels of the first meeting, which took place at the Montage Beverly Hills April 2-4, the company looks to continue to provide an elevated level of product, operations and marketing to the travel agent community.

“We did not want a ceremonial advisory board, nor did we want a board made up of our best-selling travel agents,” stated Thomas Stanley, Centre Head and COO of Cox & Kings, The Americas.  “We carefully considered more than 50 candidates in our search for an advisory board and selected those agents we see as leaders and as rising stars in the industry.  The board will help us refine our vision for the next decade.”

The innovative board represents movers and shakers from both small and large agencies as well as those from traditional brick and mortar agencies and progressive Internet-based companies.  The new Cox & Kings Travel Agent Advisory Board includes:


Kristina Boyce, General Manager, The Adventure Travel Company, Toronto, ON, Canada

Florence Brethome, Master Travel Planner, TravelStore, Los Angeles, California

Alicia Diez, Manager, Leisure Department, Valerie Wilson Travel, New York City, New York

Karen Essafi, Travel Consultant, E. Clarke Travel, Closter, New Jersey

Betsy Geiser, Vice President, Uniglobe Travel Center, Irvine, California

Robbie Gold, Owner and President, Travel Center Tours, Chicago, Illinois

Carol Lekki, Owner, Carol’s Travel Service Inc., Tinley Park, Illinois

Andrea Mails, Managing Director, Odyssey Luxe, Tucson, Arizona

Terry McCabe, National Leisure Director, Altour, Paramus, New Jersey

Ryan McGredy, President and Owner, Moraga Travel, Moraga, California

Molly McMillen, Vice President of Marketing,, Lahaina, Hawaii

Francine Prud’homme, Director and Luxury Travel Designer, TTI Canada Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada

Andrew Rocchio, Travel Consultant, Strong Travel Services, Dallas, Texas

Lucia Rodriquez Bartoni, Director of Sales and Marketing, Viajes Le Grand, Monterrey, Mexico

Wendy Taylor, Travel Consultant, Preferred Travel of Naples, Naples, Florida


In addition to the meetings at the Montage Beverly Hills, the delegates visited the sleek headquarters of Cox & Kings, The Americas on Los Angeles’s famed Melrose Avenue, dined at the historic Yamashiro Mansion overlooking the city’s skyline and enjoyed luxury accommodations and spa treatments at the Montage hotel.

Offering the richest travel experiences ranging from high-end luxury to the more value-driven escorted group tours, Cox & Kings provides once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences to destinations including India and the subcontinent, Africa and the Middle East, the Indian Ocean islands, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and Antarctica.

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