Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Barth.
Michelle, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Looking back, my passion for travel developed when I was a child. My parents were school teachers, which gave us the opportunity to travel and explore new destinations during our summer and winter breaks. I went on to earn a degree in Travel and Tourism from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. As part of the universities learn by doing moto, I set sail on two voyages on Semester at Sea and traveled extensively through six continents. Needless to say, I was hooked!
I took my first steps as an Entrepreneur in 2014. I started a personal concierge business called Concierge A Go Go. I decided to put the business on pause and took off with my partner on a two-month trip through India and Southeast Asia. I reconnected with what inspired me, and on my return, I immersed myself completely into the travel industry. I was hired by an award-winning custom travel company and spent the next six years learning all aspects of the industry.
In September 2015, Just Escape Travel was launched specializing in creating one-of-a-kind trips. Whether you’re looking to push your limits on an active escape, connect your mind and body on a wellness escape or indulge on a romantic escape, consider your next vacation covered.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The biggest obstacle is educating people about the value of a travel agent/specialist in the digital world.
Please tell us about Just Escape Travel.
Just Escape Travel are the experts in custom travel. We are a boutique travel agency designing seamless travel itineraries which include all accommodations, guided touring, immersive experiences, transfers, air ticketing and dining reservations. We also can assist with destinations weddings, corporate incentive retreats, multi-generational and group getaways.
Our goal is to really understand what our clients want to experience during their trip and make it a reality.
Given the ultra-personal nature of our service, I am most proud of how Just Escape Travel has grown organically through referrals and repeat clients. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing travel stories when our clients return from their travels. It is all about creating those memories that last a lifetime.
Just Escape Travel is independently owned which gives us the ability to provide a highly personalized service not found with main-stream travel agents or online booking service.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Setting realistic expectations with my clients.
- Free Consultation with a Travel Specialist
- Custom Travel Packages begin at $2,500 per person
- Website: www.justescapetravel.com
- Phone: 800.815.7578
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @justescapetravel
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justescapetravel/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/justescapetrvl
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/just-escape-travel-san-diego
- Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellebarth/