• Derek Schemonitz's: Professional Experience

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    Avenue Two Travel

    Luxury Travel Advisor / Travel Advisor

    Jan 2019~present

     

    Certified by/as

    • - JNTO Certified Specialist (JNTO - Japan Nat. Tourism Org.)
    • - Italian Certified Destination Specialist - ENIT - Official Italian Tourism Board
    • - French Certified Destination Specialist - Masion de la France - French Tourism Board
    • - Korean Travel Specialist Certified - Korean Tourism Org.
    • - Chinese Travel Specialist Certified - Chinese National Travel Org.
    • - Taiwan Travel Specialist Certified - Taiwan Tourism Board
    • - European Destination Certified Specialist
    • - Asian Destination Specialist
    • - Greek Travel Specialist
    • - Vegas Certified Travel Agent - Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
    • - Celebrity Cruise Consultant - Celebrity Cruise Lines
    • - BritAgent Certified - VisitBritain [British Tourism Board] (earned in '14)
    • - Switzerland Advisor Certification - Switzerland Tourism Board (earned in '14)
    Career Sales: 14 Million+

     

    Greater Pittsburgh Travel

    International Certified Specialist

    Travel Designer

    Travel Agent

    Travel Consultant

    Dec 2012 - Jan 2019

     

    Sales: $5.4 Million+

     

    Ponzio Intl Travel

    (Merged into GPT in Dec '12)

    Agency Manager

    Certified Destination Specialist

    Travel Agent

    Travel Specialist

    Travel Counselor

    Jun 2000 - Nov 2012

     

    Sales: $7 Million+

  • Personal / Professional Traveled Destinations

     

    • Switzerland: Bernina Express Line, St. Moritz, Zurich, Lugano, Pontresina, Ospizio Bernina, Alp Grüm, Poschiavo
    • Denmark: Copenhagen, Arhus, Odense, Frederikshavn
    • Sweden: Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad
    • Norway: Lilliehammer, Borgund, Flam, Voss, Myrdal, Flam Railway, Fjords, Bergen, Olso
    • Greece: Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Kea, Nafplio, Monemvassia, Kithira, Hydra, Delos, Syros, Samos, Delphi, Naxos
    • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang
    • Singapore: Singapore
    • Hong Kong: Hong Kong, Kowloon
    • Washington D.C.
    • Hungary: Budapest
    • Slovakia: Bratislava
    • Austria: Vienna, Durnstein, Wachau Valley, Melk, Salzburg, Linz, Durnstein
    • Danube River 
    • Germany: Regensberg,  Nuremburg, Main River, Bamburg, Wurzburg, Rothenberg, Miltenberg, Frankfurt, Rudesheim, Cologne, Passau
    • Rhine River
    • Netherlands: Amsterdam
    • Riviera Maya/Cancun, Mexico
    • Caribbean: St. Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts, Nassau, Paradise Island, Antigua, St. Thomas, St. John, Grand Bahamas Island
    • Miami & South Beach
    • Celebrity Cruise in Caribbean
    • Punta Cana, D. Republic (Zoetry Agua & Secrets Royal Beach) +Saona Is.
    • Taiwan: Taipei, Jiufen
    • Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Sorrento, Amalfi, Postiano, Capri, Naples, Tuscany, Como, Stresa, Assisi, Ravenna, Verona, Pompeii, Montecassino, Bari, Pisa, Lecce, Ostuni, Manduria, Taranto, Martina Franca, Alberobello, Salerno, Varenna, Bellagio, Tremezzo, Tirano, Lenno
    • Turkey: Kudadasi, Ephesus
    • Czech. Republic: Prague, Chesky Krumlov
    • France: Paris, Rouen, Normandy region, Caen, Bayeux, Abby Mont St. Michael, Tours, Angers, Amboise, Chambord, Versailles, Chenonceau, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nimes, Carcassonne, Nice, Avignon, Cannes, Eze, Aix en Provence, Dijon, Cote d'Or
    • Britain: London, Bath, Stonehenge, Cardiff (Wales), York, Stratford Upon Avon, Cotswolds, Salisbury, Newport (Wales), Hampton Court, Chester, Lake District (Windermere, Grasmere), Alnwick, Coventry, Blenheim Palace
    • Scotland: Edinburgh, Gretna Green
    • Ireland: Waterford, Blarney, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Bay, Adare, Limerick, Dublin, Kildare
    • USA: San Francisco, Napa, Carmel, Monterey, Yosemite National Park, Big Sur, San Simeon, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, San Diego, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay National Park, Seward, Anchorage, Denali NP, Fairbanks, Kenai Fjords NP, Boston, Manhattan
    • Canada: Vancouver B.C.
    • Monaco: Monte Carlo
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