ASHLEY VAUGHAN Senior Development Manager, Host Accounts
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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” – Winston Churchill
Without travel, life is boring. When I visit a location it is not about seeing an iconic sight, for me it is about exploring what makes us all human. I am amazed at a cathedral that was built before we had cranes and yet could likely not be recreated with today’s technology. Particularly the stories that illuminate some unique tidbit of culture, is what I find most intriguing. However, what I really love about travel is how it helps me better understand my world and myself. I have learned that I take terrible travel photos because I want to capture the story of a spot, not allow the photo to tell a story of it’s own. The memories are the best part and my best ones are from vacations and the people I shared them with.
I moved to Central Florida when I was in first grade and grew up in the orange groves, which is likely what created my desire to travel. After college at UCF in Orlando, I applied for a company to work in their cruise department. Shockingly without any experience they didn’t hire me, however they were building a marketing department and I joined Travel Planners International as a Marketing Representative. Working with home based agents to grow their business is a passion, I love seeing that light bulb go off when a travel business owner figures out what their niche will be. Eventually I took over the marketing department for TPI working as the Marketing and Business Development Manager, I learned so much including how to build web pages! In 2010 the opportunity to join the Travel Corporation came with an opening at Brendan Vacations and I have been part of the TTC family ever since, taking over the Trafalgar brand in east Florida and the Southeast through 2016. Recently, I was promoted to the Senior Development Manager, Host Accounts – back to the beginning and again working with independent travel consultants to grow their businesses!
My "bucket list" destinations
Things you may not know about me