Margot Kong

    • Media Contact:
      Maeve McNaughton
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:President
    • Organization:Journeys Unparalleled
    • Area of Expertise:Family Travel

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Family Travel
      Summary of expertise:
      About 75% of my business is family travel. The families I work with mostly have kids between the ages of 1 – 12 years old. My forte is helping these families find accommodation, destinations, and activities that are family-friendly, educational, and fun for everyone. While not every trip has to focus solely on the children, I know that if the children are happy while they’re traveling, then the adults are as well. The trick is making sure that the kids are engaged and having fun. I, myself, have two children, girls ages 7 and 10. Between our weekend getaways and our longer 1 – 2-week holidays, we take about six trips together every year. So, when I make recommendations to my clients, they come from a place of first-hand knowledge and experience.

      I would consider myself an expert in travel to China. I am of Chinese descent, though I was born in South Africa (I am third generation Chinese South African) and raised in Southern California. I speak elementary level Cantonese and Mandarin, and since my daughters go to Chinese immersion school, they teach me new phrases all the time. Prior to becoming a travel advisor, I was VP of marketing and sales for Imperial Tours from 2002 to 2016. Imperial Tours specializes in luxury China travel; having sold the destination for 14 years, I know it very well.
      Blog/Web site:
      Top 25 All Star from Travel Agent Magazine (Nov 2017)
      Educational background:
      BA from Barnard College, Columbia University
      Singing and dancing, specifically ballet and lindy hop!

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