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November 12, 2018
Connoisseur Travel is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellie Abbott-Tsurdinis as Director of Leisure
For the past 18 years, Ellie managed an extraordinary portfolio of luxury resorts and travel services worldwide...More


October 2018

Travel Advisor Fall 2018 Article on John Richards

Duty of Care: How a Lifetime of Service Prepared John Richards to Become a Great Travel Advisor...More


December 2017
Connoisseur Travel Promotes Margaret "Meg" Whelan to Vice President, Operations
December 13, 2017: 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...More


September 2016
Connoisseur Travel, Ltd., is pleased to announce that Ryan T. Norton has joined the company as Corporate Account & Development Manager
September 23, 2016: Ryan has over six years of sales & marketing experience within the luxury hotel industry as well as over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry including Account Management, Hotel Sales, Hotel Operations, and Corporate Relations...More


July 2016
Connoisseur Travel, Ltd., announces the addition of Lynchburg Based Travelbugs, Inc.
July 15, 2016: In an ever-changing travel industry landscape, Connoisseur Travel announced its acquisition of Lynchburg-based Travelbugs, Inc...More


April 2016
Connoisseur Travel, Ltd., announces the addition of Waterway Travel, LLC.,Leesburg, Va.
with its Washington, D.C. and Kennett Square, Pa., offices. Val Kittson and Jane Munzell have joined CTL to head up its group cruise department specializing in culinary and wine cruise travel, including river and ocean cruises...More

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December 2015
How to Take Advantage of the Strong Dollar in 2016
Take Foreign Vacations: Seek out trips to distressed economies, and you'll get low prices on top of good exchange rates. A night at the Hilton Athens in April is listed at about $155 a night, vs. $263 for the Hilton Paris Opera hotel....More

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November 2015

Travel & Leisure

Connoisseur Travel's Chief Operating Officer, Eric Reader, and our African Safari expert, Jackie Rush, attending an exclusive reception in Las Vegas honoring Travel & Leisure's A-List agents. This is the third year in a row that Jackie has been honored with this great distinction. Pictured here between the Publishers of Travel & Leisure magazine Eric and Jackie had a great evening.


Holiday 2015
FRESH FACE: Connoisseur Travel
The Local, award-winning, and experienced agetns live up to their company's name. Connoisseur Travel's newest location in Kennett Square is the perfect place...More

Bloomberg Business

July 2015
Looking for a Vacation Destination? Try Greece.
Connoisseur Travel's Kurt Crowl explains why it is ok to travel to Greece amid the debt crisis. He speaks with Bloomberg Matt Miller and Pimm Fox on "Bloomberg Markets." More


July 2015
Travelers to Greece Won't Be Hit by Country's Economic Crisis
Although Greece is giving Greeks, politicians and investors plenty to worry about, it shouldn't put a damper on any travel plans you may have... More

Bloomberg Business

March 2015
American Travelers See Benefits of a Stronger U.S. Dollar
Kurt Crowl, Senior Vice President at Connoisseur Travel, discusses the benefits of the stronger US dollar on travel in Europe and abroad for American tourists on "Taking Stock."... More

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Travel + Leisure's 14th annual A-List
Showcases the best specialists in the business-the people who have firsthand knowledge of destinations on the rise, can get you into sold-out hotels, and provide the best insider travel tips. More

Luxury Travel Advisor

October 2013
Connoisseur's Cover Girl
We are proud to announce that our very own Jean Newman Glock was featured on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Luxury Travel Advisor... More

Travel + Leisure

October 2013
Travel + Leisure A-List
Connoisseur Travel's own Jean Newman Glock has been named one of the 161 top travel agents by Travel + Leisure magazine in their 12th annual "A-List"... More


May 2013
Best Travel Agents in Washington
The best way to find a travel agent is by word of mouth-friends, neighbors, and colleagues may be able to recommend someone who provides great service and inspired ideas. . . More


May 2013
Great Escapes: Local Travel Destinations
Those looking for a summer vacation don't need to take time away from work, or even travel for more than an hour to have fun and achieve full relaxation. Travel expert Jean Newman Glock, director, global relations for Connoisseur Travel, says there are some great destinations close by. "This is a region of world-class spas, wine and family opportunities," she says. . . More

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March 2011
Connoisseur Travel Expands Our Leisure Travel Opportunities
Connoisseur Travel is pleased to announce an expansion in our leisure travel offerings. This exciting new initiative is being led by Jean Newman Glock, who has joined us as Director, Leisure Travel Services. Jean's experience has given her access to unique and enriching travel opportunities we can now make available to our clients. . . More

Connoisseur Travel

March 2010
We're Adding Expertise to Serve You Better
Connoisseur Travel is pleased to announce two exciting additions to our senior management team: Kurt Crowl, Senior Vice President and Eric Reader, Vice President. Kurt's and Eric's high levels of expertise in client service and information technology will strengthen Connoisseur's focus on offering the most innovative technology and travel products in the industry and build on our legacy of high client satisfaction. . . More