In 2006, I was a young adult dreaming of a career and discovering my passion for travel. After traveling to Hawaii and the South Pacific, I knew that I was meant to work in the travel industry. At the age of 19, I began working as a travel professional and for the last 9 years, I have devoted all of my time and energy to managing an agency and planning picture-perfect vacations for all of my clients. Fast forward to 2016, two daughters and a move closer to our hometown later, Heather Christopher Travel Consulting was founded.
I take pride in the fact that I’m a young professional in an industry that is constantly growing and changing. In 2008, I was named one of Travel Agent Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30. I’ve been able to share my expertise with my colleagues, including:
- Vacation.com Young Professionals panel
- Young Travel Leaders Conference panel
- Tourism Cares + ASTA Travel Talent of Tomorrow 2015 scholarship winner
- Maui, Molokini and Lanai Master Specialist
I co-teach webinars with Travel Leaders of Tomorrow, and I also was selected as one of the 150 top advisors for the Global Travel Marketplace.
My passion and my drive fuel my career, and my dedication allows me to plan customized itineraries for my clients that are designed to create memories.
I believe one of my main roles is to advocate for my clients. I will not work with a company that doesn’t have your best interests at heart. The bottom line is, if we can’t come to an agreeable solution for my clients, that company is off my preferred list of vendors. This is why I am affiliate of Perfect Honeymoons, an award-winning agency whose President is on the Travel & Leisure A-List!
I’ve had the opportunity to plan a customized trip through Turkey using only local vendors, as well as create a 50th birthday trip to Ireland that include overnight stays in castles, whiskey tours and shopping opportunities. I love to create those once-in-a-lifetime moments for my clients.
Contact me today so you can be a part of the inside crowd that knows why travel agents still exist.
Five Fun Facts:
5.) I would move my family to Australia or New Zealand without thinking twice.
4.) I married my former Marine husband at the ripe old age of 19.
3.) Our oldest daughter received her first passport stamp in France at six months old.
2.) Coffee is life.
1.) My very favorite place to travel to is the Hawaiian islands. They never, ever get old.