WE PLAN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES FOR YOU
THAT STEM FROM OUR LIVED EXPERIENCES
For over 40 years, under the name of Cruises and Tours Worldwide, we have planned group trips around the world for financial institutions, health organizations and institutions of higher learning. That these entities have entrusted their most valuable clients to us speaks volumes to our professionalism.
But, don’t equate the word professionalism with stuffiness. While our trips are well planned and organized, and offer wonderful learning experiences, we don’t let anything get in the way of having fun! You will immediately feel comfortable with our tour managers who love people and are passionate about showing our travelers a great time.
MEET THE TEAM
Anne started the company in 1981 and continues to be involved in all aspects of the business. She has traveled to 49 states and 58 countries and loves sharing her travel experiences with others by serving as a tour manager and giving travel presentations. She also enjoys developing exciting, new itineraries. Anne holds the designation of Certified Tour Professional and served for five years on the Board of Directors of the National Tour Association. In her free time, Anne enjoys bicycling, kayaking and hiking.
MaryAnn has been with the company since 1996. She is highly valued and appreciated by everyone on staff due to her extensive knowledge and willingness to help with any situation that presents itself. MaryAnn is our cruise expert, but also assists with nearly all aspects of the company. There isn’t a trip that departs without MaryAnn’s involvement. Her caring nature makes her a natural when communicating with our travelers.
Kevin joined the company in1999 after working for over 20 years in technology. Kevin oversees the company’s financial, insurance and technology requirements, He has also traveled to close to 70 countries and all 50 states. Many of the trips being with our groups. Kevin is responsible for the strong financial integrity of the company. He enjoys studying Spanish, working out, riding his motorcycle, bicycling, hiking and spending time with family.
Marketing & Design
After returning from the Peace Corps in 2004 Ashley became a travel director with Maritz, and by the age of 26 had visited 29 countries. In 2013 Ashley joined the company and quickly became a valuable member of the team. Ashley uses her travel experiences as a guide as she plans our trips, and she 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 outdoors.
Director of Operations
Chris joined the company in 2018 after spending 20 years working for large financial services and healthcare companies. He especially enjoyed his time spent as a client relationship manager where he was able to use his customer service skills to create great client experiences. Chris has traveled extensively and loves serving as a tour manager on our trips. Outside of work, Chris enjoys cycling, running, swimming and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.