Kayla Zeigler first decided to break into the travel industry at the age of 21, after spending two-and-a-half months in Europe with a childhood friend. She created her own website and, after receiving so many requests for help with booking travel to Europe, decided to launch her own agency at the age of 24. Ten years later, Zeigler’s personal sales volume is more than $3 million and growing.
One of Zeigler’s favorite trips is a destination wedding and honeymoon she booked for a couple that started in London and Paris before flying to Florence, where the happy couple met up with nine of their friends and family and traveled to the countryside just outside of Assisi.
2014 is the 10th anniversary for Zeigler as a travel advisor, and she is taking the milestone as an opportunity to plan for future growth.
“Much of this year has been spent reflecting on all of the accomplishments [both personally and professionally] over the last 10 years, but also focusing on the future and where I want my agency to be in the next 10 years,” Zeigler says. “This year, I have experienced record growth and have been selling more for destinations beyond Europe. While I love European travel and this will continue to be our niche and focus, we have many loyal clients that we have been working with on trips that are outside of Europe.”
Destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, South America, Morocco or Canada could be where Zeigler’s agency is headed next.