LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Hays Travel (formerly Travelology) is the latest luxury firm to join All Star Travel Group (ASTG), one of the nation's top global luxury travel companies catering to an impressive list of high-net-worth leisure clients, C-suite executives and high profile entertainment giants such as William Morris Endeavor and United Talent Agency.
All Star recently launched a new division comprised of the industry elite, a select group of the country's top travel advisors, to help solve an ongoing problem for its clients. In the age of social media and the rise of influencer culture, the number of inexperienced travel agents with impressive Instagram accounts - and not much more behind the smoke and mirrors - continues to grow. Consumers often struggle with knowing who to trust and potential clients often have difficulty finding travel advisors with real expertise, enough industry clout and the global resources behind them to make the impossible happen.
All Star's President, David Odaka, has been at the forefront of the luxury travel industry for over three decades. Notably, Odaka was one of the early travel advisors to pioneer travel management for the entertainment industry in the 1980s. With its sights now set on Silicon Valley, All Star has expanded its client list to include the who's who of the tech industry including an ever-growing list of tech moguls looking to tap into All Star's ability to service the most demanding clients.
"We are looking for travel advisors and entrepreneurs who organically fit under our umbrella," said Odaka. "We are developing a very selective program that seeks out serious players who are the right cultural fit for what we are building."
With offices in both Los Angeles and New York City, Walker & Hays Travel was a perfect fit, as its owners, Sheila Walker and Rachel Hays, are continually recognized for their unparalleled high touch service, creating elaborate customized travel experiences for their VIP clientele.
"We wanted to be part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who understand our business," said Walker. "There was a lot of synergy with All Star, and it just made sense. They have a business that mirrors ours, and the expertise and resources to help us grow our business," said Hays.
All Star's Elite Advisor Division is overseen by Susan Duffy. Until recently, Duffy and Odaka have flown under the radar, quietly developing an incubator devoted to developing a new breed of travel advisors, focused on innovation and finding new ways to propel the industry forward. The pair's combined industry expertise, entrepreneurial mindset and innovative thinking has already created a buzz within the industry.
"At the end of the day we want to feel inspired and continue to do what we love. Creativity and curiosity drive everything we do. We're always looking for top talent. People who embrace change and think differently," said Duffy. "Walker & Hays Travel have an incredible reputation in the industry and we are thrilled to have them as part of the team."
About All Star Travel Group
All Star Travel Group (ASTG) redefines today's standards in luxury travel. Headquartered in Los Angeles with a global affiliate network, ASTG is one of the nation's premier luxury travel firms catering to sophisticated corporate and leisure travelers on a referral only basis.
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SOURCE All Star Travel Group