It's hard to believe it’s already December! With the holiday season fully underway, we’re featuring some of our favorite places to unwind in front of a fireplace this winter—hopefully with some of your favorite people. Speaking of winter, we’re highlighting a recent trip to the Scandinavian Arctic, complete with a viewing of the Northern Lights. Beaches more your speed? We’ve got the lowdown on some of the best hotels in Anguilla. From all of us at First in Service, we wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year. Cheers to 2019!
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
Travel Agent Magazine’s annual “Top 25 All Stars” issue named our Pat Walker one of the best advisors in the country. With a team of 11 advisors in her Beverly Hills office, the 30-year travel industry veteran, who began as a flight attendant, has built her career servicing the entertainment industry.
Pat attributes her success to “sticking with the basics” and being “well versed…in every capacity of travel.” She also shares her optimism about the industry in the November 20th issue, adding that “travelers are coming back to agents instead of using online travel sites. They appreciate that the value of having someone advocate for them is more important than a low-priced deal with no support.”
Pat’s recent award doesn’t surprise our CEO Fernando Gonzalez, who applauds her skill, work ethic and reputation. He cites a recent example of a trip to St. Tropez for the CEO of a top cosmetic brand and 20 beauty influencers from around the world.
“Pat and her team handled everything… and made it look easy,” says Fernando.