Protravel Expands San Francisco Presence

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Protravel International is continuing to expand, this time with a new office in San Francisco. The new facility is at 116 Battery Street, in the Embarcadero’s Levi Plaza

Debbie Kessler

Protravel said that the new space will serve the luxury travel agency’s corporate and leisure customers in San Francisco and the Bay Area under the leadership of Debbie Kessler, a 15-year travel industry veteran who has been named branch manager of the new office. Kessler has been working out of Protravel’s Beverly Hills office and has experience in nearly every aspect of the travel industry, Protravel said, including agency operations and management, as well as corporate, concierge, luxury leisure and group travel planning for American Express, Signature, Ensemble and Virtuoso consortia. She will be charged with growing the new office and its Bay Area clientele. 

In a written statement Protravel President Becky Powell noted that the San Francisco market had previously been served by the agency’s home-based advisors in the area. The organization sees great potential for growth with the addition of the office space, which will allow Protravel to add more luxury travel advisors to serve the Bay Area’s corporations, C-suite executives and high-end luxury travel clients. 

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The move is the latest expansion for Protravel, which has opened three new offices in the past seven months, in Orange County, CA; Austin, Texas; and now San Francisco. Protravel San Francisco is the company’s first office in Northern California and its seventh in the state, joining offices in Orange County, Beverly Hills, Encino, Sierra Madre, Palm Desert and San Diego.

“With the overwhelming abundance of information online, and explosive growth in the luxury travel marketplace with new hotels, cruise options and tour operators launching all the time, the expertise of our travel advisors has become even more valuable to affluent travelers,” said Powell.

Protravel now supports 24 locations throughout the United States and United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents in all corners of the U.S. 

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