Washington, D.C.

Craig Clayton

Senior Director of Leisure

Craig ClaytonCraig Clayton
Senior Director of Leisure

Prior to joining Connoisseur Travel, Craig worked with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as a Regional Director in Worldwide Sales between 1999 and 2022. and has spent over 34 years in the hospitality industry. Craig brings extensive experience with both world class leisure as well as group meetings and events travel.

Having Craig join us to start 2023 was the perfect time to meld our growth with his abilities to lead and manage”, shares Catherine Hagle, President of Connoisseur Travel. We celebrated our 34th anniversary in 2022, which arrived with a post pandemic growth in both our corporate and leisure sales. “Clearly our travelers know and continue to feel safe having us navigate the new world of travel.”

“It is a pleasure to have a well-rounded and respected industry veteran like Craig be part of the Connoisseur Team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the industry, in addition to his keen understanding of the global market on handling client expectations”, shares Eric Reader, Executive Vice President, Partner of Connoisseur Travel. “Our bringing in leading management talent from top companies has allowed us the confidence to further our growth in our corporate, groups and meetings, and vacation departments, while continuing to provide the very best in service and technology for our travelers.”

When not involved with all aspects of travel, Craig volunteers regularly with a Washington DC inner-city youth organization and serves on their Board, and enjoys playing recreational as well as league tennis in Northern Virginia.