Caroline Sprunger, 27

Caroline Sprunger

Caroline Sprunger, 27

Jet Set World Travel

Chicago, IL 

Planning a two-week, customized vacation for four couples through Australia and New Zealand was a big challenge but Caroline Sprunger, a luxury travel consultant advisor with Jet Set World Travel tackled it with zest. Covering sizable territory, the itinerary included Sydney, Cairns, Lizard Island and Queenstown (Tasmania), plus Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland. Dealing with each couple’s budget, eight people’s individual travel styles and the desire to keep the group together for the entire journey, Sprunger crafted the perfect luxury small group experience. 

Fortunately, “Caroline listens deeply,” says Julia Pirrung, owner, Jet Set World Travel. “She is gracious, courteous and thoughtful, and she genuinely cares. Her success owes to her unwavering commitment, extraordinary determination and quiet confidence, coupled with an indomitable, positive spirit.”

Hired as a Jet Set luxury travel coordinator immediately after her DePauw University graduation, Sprunger quickly progressed to become a highly regarded luxury travel consultant servicing some of Jet Set’s most-valued clients and becoming primary liaison for a key customer group. Nominated as a Rising Star at ILTM Cannes, she’s “got phenomenal character and talent,” stresses Pirrung.   

Destination-wise, Sprunger is a big fan of Spain (her last international trip), citing Barcelona’s beach, markets, Gaudi Museum and Sagrada Familia, plus Madrid’s art, flamenco and cuisine. “Go to San Sebastian and you’re in a tiny, magical, [fairytale] town right on the water with the best surf in Europe,” she adds. 

Despite fewer clients traveling in 2020, Sprunger booked an anniversary trip to The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL, and a honeymoon to Mexico’s Grand Velas Riviera Maya. She believes: “There’s going to be a huge rebound once the pandemic subsides and the travel industry will be busier than ever.”

Caroline Sprunger, 27