About Us

We Make Your Job Easier.  Our friendly and experienced staff is always ready to go “above and beyond” to accommodate the special needs of each of our customers.  We work hard to make your job easier!

Anne Davis, CTP, President

After spending two years planning activities and trips for the St. Louis Community Schools, Anne decided to start her own business in 1981.  Enlisting the help of her mother, the two worked to grow a successful business focusing predominately on the bank travel market.  Anne is involved in all aspects of the company but particularly enjoys developing exciting, new itineraries and giving travel presentations.  Her vast experience in tourism brings unparalleled knowledge and vision to the company and peace of mind to more than 60 group leaders. These individuals recognize the integrity and financial stability that has been an integral part of the company since its inception.  Anne holds the designation of Certified Tour Professional and served for five years on the Board of Directors of the National Tour Association.  She enjoys bicycling, hiking and spending time with her four children and four grandchildren. 

Kevin DavisKevin Davis, Vice-President

Kevin joined the company in 1999 after working for over 20 years in technology where he held positions in both sales and procurement. Kevin works primarily on  the business side of the company focusing on the company’s financial, insurance and technology requirements.  In addition, Kevin enjoys escorting tours where his sense of humor and desire to meet the needs of the passengers is appreciated by all. Outside of work, Kevin volunteers for the charitable organization World Pediatric Project. Their work brings children to the U.S. and sends teams of doctors abroad to perform life-changing surgeries.  Kevin enjoys studying and practicing Spanish, photography, working out, riding his motorcycle, bicycling, hiking and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

jennifer-eise.jpgJennifer Eise, Sales & Marketing Manager

Jennifer’s extensive background in the travel industry began with positions at both a major hotel chain and an airline. In the early 1990’s Jennifer joined the company where she served as a Tour Planner and Tour Manager for nearly 10 years. She then took a position as a Bank Travel Club Director for a regional bank and later spent several years as the Marketing/Public Relations Manager for an area hospital. Jennifer eventually returned to the company in the position of Sales and Marketing Manager and has been very successful in helping group leaders build their travel programs and reach their strategic goals. Jennifer and her family live on a Christmas Tree Farm and in her spare time she enjoys creating unique pieces of jewelry that she sells at art fairs.

MaryAnn NewshamMaryAnn Newsham, Travel Coordinator

MaryAnn has been with the company since 1996. She is highly valued and appreciated by everyone in the office due to her extensive knowledge and willingness to help others. There isn’t a tour that departs without MaryAnn’s involvement. She is the “go-to” person for passengers’ special needs, and she also handles all insurance claims. Her caring nature makes her a natural when communicating with passengers and travel club directors. MaryAnn is a mother of five, an avid reader and a talented actor who is involved in community theatre.

 

Dawn RabeDawn Rabe, Travel Coordinator

After four years of globetrotting as an International Tour Manager, Dawn joined the company in 1998 with a world of experience.  In the office, Dawn’s talents include tour planning and the creation of beautiful fliers and brochures. Dawn thoroughly enjoys getting “out on the road” as a Tour Manager several times each year. Her cheerful personality and careful attention to detail make her a favorite among travel club leaders and passengers alike.  Dawn has visited all 50 states and six continents, missing only Antarctica. In her free time, she likes to take her dog Libby for long walks in the park.  She also enjoys reading, working on projects around her home and spending time with family and friends.

Ashley BrewerAshley Brewer, Travel Coordinator

Ashley joined the company in 2013 and quickly became a valuable member of the team.  After returning home from the Peace Corps in 2004 Ashley became a full time Travel Director with Maritz, and by the age of 26 had visited 29 countries. Since then her experience in the travel industry has included corporate and leisure travel, work for a AAA Five Diamond hotel, and meeting planning. Ashley brings all this experience to her tour planning and loves going out on the road as a tour manager leading our groups. Ashley is an avid runner, having completed many marathons and half marathons. She also enjoys camping, hiking and anything that gets her out of doors.

 VIcKI PANNEBECKER, Support Staff

In 1995 Vicki started a bank loyalty club for a local community bank. Escorting tours and ensuring that her customers had a spectacular carefree experience was her passion. During her time as the director, the club grew to several thousand members. After 20 years of traveling, Antarctica is the only continent missing from her travel log and visiting that last continent has become a personal goal. Vicki joined the company in 2015 and graciously assists everyone on the staff, helping with a wide variety of projects including everything from creating fliers to preparing documents. In her spare time Vicki enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Lindsey Hodge, Travel Coordinator

After studying abroad in Japan and backpacking to exotic destinations such as India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, a career in travel was a natural fit for Lindsey. She has spent over 10 years leading tours, managing travel staff, and creating individual tour itineraries.  Her past travel companies include INTRAV, International Expeditions, and Grosvenor Tours.  She has also worked for 8 years as a meeting and event planner.  Lindsey enjoys all aspects of planning and managing travel and sharing unique itineraries with your travel club.  In her spare time Lindsey volunteers with the St. Louis/ Suwa, Japan Sister City organization and loves being outside with her husband and two children.