Connoisseur Travel Promotes Margaret “Meg” Whelan to Vice President, Operations

December 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2017 – Connoisseur Travel, Ltd., (CTL), today announced the promotion of Margaret (Meg) Whelan to Vice-President, Operations. Her new role will oversee the front and mid-office teams across all CTL branches and business segments with a focus on standard work procedures and CTL philosophy.

“Meg’s primary role will be making sure each team member keeps the total overall vision of CTL, and thus maintaining our continued emphasis on high standards of service.” said Catherine Hagle, President of Connoisseur Travel. “Meg has been a pillar of Connoisseur Travel for more than 20 years, traveling through every department. Her wealth of knowledge and capabilities will serve her well in this new role. She understands what it takes to make our travelers successful.”

Chief Operating Officer, Eric Reader, said, “This position will afford us great leadership on our operational management side, while enabling me to further focus on our business development, and, equally as important, our industry’s continued changes and our travelers’ needs. Meg’s energy, leadership and organization will continue to be crucial to the growth and success of the organization.”

“I’m thrilled to be taking on these new responsibilities,” said Meg Whelan. “I have had the good fortune to work in many areas of the travel industry and one of the main lessons I have taken from my 33 years in the travel industry is that its evolution is unprecedented. The changes we have experienced are exciting and evolving rapidly with technology changing the way we experience travel. Now more than ever we understand how important it is for travelers to have an agency behind them to help navigate these changes. I am inspired to continue learning through our industry partnerships and to share my knowledge.”

About Connoisseur Travel, Ltd.

Connoisseur Travel, Ltd., (CTL), is a full-service travel agency headquartered in Washington, DC. For over 29 years, their highly professional team has been assuring that their clients’ travel needs are met with attention to detail of convenience and economy. Their worldwide clientele includes associations, legal community, nonprofits, government contractors, educational institutions, financial firms, and the medical profession.

Catherine and George Hagle started Connoisseur Travel in 1988, to create a full service-oriented travel company that helps to afford travelers an efficient process through a massive transit system. CTL’s dedicated team does so with a highly trained, experienced team of travel professionals offering personalized attention and insightful expertise in the industry.

CTL is extremely proud to be one of the remaining woman owned agencies in the District of Columbia, employing local travel professionals and encouraging growth and vitality in the travel industry. Their culture encourages and rewards excellence in service, always trying to upgrade expectations for their clients. CTL’s travel specialists establish close, long-term relationships with clients, developing extensive knowledge of each traveler and the needs of their organization.

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