John’s love for travel started at a young age when he spent summers vacationing around New England and up and down the East coast, but really peaked when he studied abroad during his junior year of college in Rome, Italy. It was the four months that he spent living in Europe – visiting 13 countries – when he realized his true passion for travel.
After graduating from Merrimack College in 2017, John took a job in insurance marketing and shortly after realized that the insurance industry was not for him. It was then that he began looking into the travel industry and how to turn his passion into a career. Fast forward to January 2020 when John joined the Connoisseur Travel team as an independent travel advisor where he immediately immersed himself into the industry. He has since built relationships with vendors, hoteliers, and colleagues that allow him to provide his clients with the best of the best. He has also completed several training classes and certifications that make him stand out among his peers – the most notable being the Signature Travel Expert certification. John prides himself on providing exceptional service to his clients – whether that be planning luxury leisure, group, corporate and/or international travel.
In addition to his travel advisor duties, John serves on the Signature Technology Committee, as well as manages Connoisseur Travel’s social media accounts.
John is ready to upgrade your expectations and plan you the trip(s) of a lifetime.
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