The weather is finally starting to warm up, which means summer vacation season—our favorite time of year—is right around the corner. If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, we tapped our trusted advisors to tell us their top destinations for summer 2019. Also in this edition, we talked to our clients, the talented Carpenter family (they’re on the road a whopping 300 days a year!), who tell us how they combine work and leisure, as well as their favorite classical music spots around the world. And finally, we’re bringing you some of the culinary must-try’s in Cape Town’s amazing food scene.
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
F1S has added a new Beverly Hills office for our growing Los Angeles team. The office will be the new home of Pat Walker Travel (PWT), one of the most respected travel companies on the West Coast for the past 30 years. It’s no surprise that PWT represents the entertainment industry. In addition, the agency manages luxury leisure travel for its roster of clients.
Fernando Gonzalez, our CEO and co-founder, explains, “Everyone on the West Coast considers Pat Walker a legend in the travel industry. She and her team have an amazing reputation and the same people values that F1S was built on. Increasing our presence on the West Coast has been a top priority and bringing Pat Walker Travel into the F1S family was a dream opportunity to meet our goals.”
Pat Walker adds, “Our core business is rooted in entertainment, so it was important for me to find a partner who understands the unique nuances of entertainment travel. We were looking for a home that not only shared our same reputation for excellence and strong customer service, but also one that was a dynamic, growing force in the industry. First in Service is that kind of agency.”
As the sixth office in the F1S portfolio, Beverly Hills joins New York, Santa Monica, Miami, Madrid and Bogota. The office is located at 400 South Beverly Drive.