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For over 30 years, Connoisseur Travel has brought our expert travel agency services to the Washington, D.C. area. We are proud to be a leader bringing unique travel experiences to a community in the business of leadership.

The company was founded by George and Cathy Hagle, who are still actively involved in the operation as Chairman and President, respectively. Their insightful expertise in the service business has led Connoisseur through decades of change and growth. From two agents in 1988, we now employ over 55 professionals. Our travel counselors' average length of service with Connoisseur Travel is over 10 years.

We are extremely proud to be one of the remaining independent agencies in the District of Columbia, employing local travel professionals and encouraging growth and vitality in the Washington travel industry. Hallmarks of our service include personal attention to detail, an outside the box approach, flexibility, and value. Our culture encourages and rewards excellence in service and going the extra mile for our clients.

Given our size and experience, we are large enough to manage your needs, but small enough to deliver the personal care with hands-on management.

Meet A Connoisseur

  • Catherine Hagle

    President & CEO

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  • Eric Reader

    Senior Vice President & COO

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  • Meg Whelan

    Vice President of Operations

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  • Ryan Norton

    Corporate Account & Development Manager

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  • Scott Masciarelli

    Director of Talent Development & Airline Partnerships

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  • Janina Basurto

    Controller

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  • Erika Aimoto

    Operations Administrator

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  • Beryl DeCarion

    GDS & Advisor Support

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  • Oshila Ghazi

    GDS & Advisor Support

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  • Verdelle Holmes

    Accounting

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  • Elizabeth Liebel

    Travel Concierge

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  • Gretchen Sparrow

    Marketing & Travel Services Coordinator

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  • Grace Takesuye

    Meeting & Group Specialist

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  • Tammy Araneda

    Travel Advisor

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  • Richard Caldwell

    Travel Advisor

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  • Karen Cooper

    Travel Advisor

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  • Nancy Thompson

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Kara Easton

    Travel Advisor

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  • Brenda Gilbert

    Travel Advisor

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  • Kim Kantenwein

    Travel Advisor

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  • Maria LaFarga

    Travel Advisor

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  • Carlos Linares

    Travel Advisor

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  • Leslie Park

    Travel Advisor

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  • Giovanna Petrucci

    Travel Advisor

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  • Tara Sears

    Travel Advisor

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  • Alan Singer

    Travel Advisor

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  • Tracy Smith

    Travel Advisor

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  • Dee Snyder

    Travel Advisor

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  • Clo Trimble

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Sue Michailidis

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Ellen Flynn Christiansen

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Kimberlee Fisher

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Kevin Masci

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Cori Di Trolio

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Cathy Bock

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Angela Chongo

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Jayna Marques

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Kim Witherspoon

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Val Kittson

    Independent Travel Advisor

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  • Jane Munzell

    Independent Travel Advisor

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Community Involvement

Connoisseur Travel is proud to support the following organizations: