WENDY PRATER Connecticut & New Jersey
I'M HERE FOR YOU
“Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes your richer."
I've always had a love and passion for travel. True to my name Wendy means “Wanderer”. Born and raised in South Jersey, my father lived his career on the road and was always scouring maps of the places that he would go as he drank his Folgers coffee. I enjoyed watching him and loved the idea that this world was bigger than my zip code. My sense of adventure and zest for life comes from learning about how I am connected to these places and people all over the world.
I am proud to say that I was the first in my family to go to college and accomplish my dream! I graduated from a university in Florida, and then was asked to represent them as a recruiter for the Northeast. I loved this phase of my life because it allowed me to speak, inspire and make the dream of going to college a realization for high school seniors. I would fly into a city for two weeks, rent a car and travel from school to school talking to students about their college dreams… it was a LOT of fun! After years with the university, I moved to Kentucky, the bluegrass state, where I became an Associate Director of Admissions that worked with both high school seniors and adult students.
After years in Kentucky, I decided to return to my grassroots of New Jersey to be closer to my family. I entered the travel industry where I was a Manager of AAA in South Jersey. Working in this position for almost 10 years, I expanded my knowledge about the travel industry and worked closely to support my travel team. I ran the daily office management, planning and hosting successful travel events, managed a team of agents and booked my own clients… so I covered the gamut of this role.
My experiences with the TTC brands is what drew me to want to work for Trafalgar! I enjoyed learning about the Trafalgar difference over the years and how much passion that they invested into their experiences for their guests. I knew that they were the best and I wanted to be a part of that team.Working with them as an agent partner was a pleasure everything from their DSM, to their reservation/partner services team - they were the only ones in the industry that really seemed to stand behind their product, guest experience and agent partners. I was hooked! My biggest accomplishment was winning Top Ten Agencies in the US with Trafalgar/Brendan! When the position became available I had a personal invitation to apply and the rest in history. I love that I have the knowledge of this role to help my other agent partners to uncover missed opportunities to further agency revenue. Life is short ….live, love and travel. It is never too early to start the BUCKET LIST!
My 'bucket list' destinations
Three things you may not know about me