I am proud to be the CEO of KVI Travel - one of the world's largest and most respected interline (and retail) travel agencies. KVI's world-class team of over 70 agents located in 15 countries around the world are a select group of professional, experienced interline and retail travel agents who have joined forces in order to offer their clients the world's best prices and service on interline and retail cruises, tours, resorts and more. Team KVI has a combined travel industry experience of well over 2000 years!
I am currently operating out of our world headquarters, located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada – a beautiful city tucked away in the Okanagan Valley, about three hours' drive from Vancouver.
Although most of my time is spent behind the scenes at KVI, I still keep in touch with the sales of things and look after a select group of long time clients and their families & friends. By dealing personally with a limited clientele I am able to provide a much higher level of quality service and am able to take care of all of your needs from start to finish. I believe a vacation should be fun and stress-free from start to finish, and by booking with me your vacations will always be exactly that! I will never recommend or book a vacation that I wouldn't enjoy myself.
Aside from taking care of my clients' needs and 'steering the ship' here at KVI, I also am an active member of a number of influential travel industry groups:
- International Advisory Board Member, Travel Leaders Network (TLN)
Travel Leaders Network is the world's largest travel agency consortium. As a member of their Advisory Board, I am the primary voice for the interline community and am able to speak on your behalf to a number of issues facing interliners and the travel industry as a whole. This puts our team on the cutting edge in all things travel, so you can be assured that you are dealing with the best when you deal with KVI!
- Canadian Advisory Council Member, Travel Leaders Network
Being an international agency gives me the unique position of being able to oversee an agency that does business not only in the US, but also in Canada and overseas. This puts KVI in a unique position to look after clients around the world, something that most agencies are simply unable to do. As a member of the Canadian Council with TLN, I'm able to offer and gain perspective on how the business works on an international scale.
- Future/Technology Subcommittee Member, Travel Leaders Network
As a member of this group, I am able to keep KVI at the forefront of travel industry technological advance and also help to suggest, guide and implement new technologies to improve vacation experiences for everyone.
- Council Member, ACTA (Association of Canadian Travel Agencies), as part of the WTAAA (World Travel Agents Association Alliance)
As an elected member of this association, I am able to connect with the travel industry's most powerful lobbying groups (ACTA, ASTA, ABTA, WTAAA, etc) and fight for the rights of our agents and our clients when it comes to fair practices in the travel industry - keeping cruise lines and other suppliers accountable and fair in their pricing and policies.
- Travel Industry Advisory Group Member, Consumer Protection BC
As a member of this government based group, I am able to stand and speak at the intersection of travel consumer rights/issues and government legislation.
I look forward to serving you, your family & your friends next time a vacation is in order!