Christopher Koch

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      Maeve McNaughton
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:President
    • Organization:CK Global Travel, LLC
    • Area of Expertise:Cruise, Europe, Faith, Adventure travel
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Cruise, Europe, Faith, Adventure travel
      Summary of expertise:
      Taking a leap of faith upon returning from an 18-day family vacation in 2011 that included a Mediterranean cruise to Italy, Greece and Turkey, I was hit with the realization that if I could introduce people to see, touch and feel what I experienced, their lives, too, might be changed in a meaningful and more positive way. Proverbially knocking on a door which landed me a position within a small boutique faith-based travel firm, and leading my first Holy Land pilgrimage within a year of this leap, I have never looked back. Within a period of 18-months on the job, I was able to generate over $1 million in sales and was fortunate enough to travel with his groups to countries including France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.
      Fast forward six years, I have expanded my travel knowledge and expertise by creating CK Global Travel and with my affiliation with Travel Experts and Virtuoso to include luxury, adventure, and cruise travel. With my relocation to London, UK in January 2016, the move has allowed me to gain extensive personal and professional travel experience with boots on the ground knowledge from the 40+ trips under my belt in the past two years alone (Europe, Africa, Middle East and USA.) In addition to my land-based travels, I also enjoy both ocean cruising and European river cruising, yet I’m drawn to the latter because the inland port stops tend to be filled with historical and cultural highlights that are along the lines of my interests.
      Never straying far from what makes me passionate about my craft, I like to actively engage in collaborative travel planning with my clients to truly discover what’s important to them and to find ways to enhance their experience. Whether it’s travelling to enhance one’s faith through a religious pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to experience the history of one of the most famous rivers of Europe by cruising on the Danube River or escaping reality in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti, my goal is to create memories for my clients that last a lifetime… one vacation at a time.
      Blog/Web site: www.ckglobaltravel.com
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ckglobaltravel/
      Awards/associations/memberships:
      CTA Certification from The Travel Institute, currently enrolled in the CTC program with The Travel Institute, Virtuoso Member (which also includes Virtuoso Adventure Community and Virtuoso Voyages Community), CLIA Member, USTOA, ASTA
      Educational background:
      UCLA Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations - 1987

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