Tripology, the leading interactive travel referral service, has appointed travel industry veteran Joanie Ogg to the company's advisory board.
"We are honored to have Joanie join our Advisory Board" said John T. Peters, president and CEO of Tripology. "Her role as a leader in the travel industry, and as an early visionary in the home-based travelseller segment, will be a great help to us as continue on our path to make Tripology the number one lead referral choice for travel specialists across the industry."
Ogg is a 35 year veteran of the travel industry and has been involved with the independent contractor evolution since 1988. She is the principal of Joanie Ogg Marketing Group which specializes in consulting and speaking on the topic of home-based travel. She also provides marketing and sales for wide variety of products presented at HomeBasedTravelAgent.com.
A demonstrated industry leader, Joanie most recently served as the president of the National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents (NACTA) and TravelSellers. She and her husband Tom acquired NACTA in 1996 and sold it to ASTA in 2000.
Ogg is a Master Cruise Counselor and earned her CTC designation in September 1996. She has co-authored two popular travel industry books for cruise specialists and home-based travel agents and has authored hundreds of travel trade articles. She has inspired tens of thousands of travel agents attending her presentations at trade events, cruise seminars, international trade gatherings and numerous local educational venues throughout the U.S.
With a time-honored background and forward-looking vision, Ogg is often featured as a speaker at many of the travel industry's major conferences. Her decades of success have garnered her numerous accolades over the years including being: presented with two Lifetime Achievement Awards from major trade groups and recognized by many other industry organizations throughout her tenure in the industry. In 2008, Ogg was also inducted into the CLIA Hall of Fame, an honor held by some of the most influential executives in the travel industry.