"It is said that good things come to those who wait. I believe that good things come to those who work." — Wilt Chamberlain
This weekend will mark my sixth year in a row as a conference exhibitor joining my fellow members of APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. APAP was the first organization Nine Muses Travel joined as a business member because the vision for my boutique travel agency began as being a service provider for nonprofit arts organizations to create donor travel programs. My background in theater and venue management combined with my career shift to luxury group travel in 2013 sparked the idea to establish my own niche travel business and help nonprofit performing arts fundraisers by taking the time-consuming logistics of travel planning off their plates.
2019 was my first year exhibiting with APAP, and it was a wonderful experience! Group trips began to develop, and there was even more interest at the 2020 conference. Fun fact: I'm currently working with a client on a personal trip for her and a friend around Costa Brava, and we first met at APAP four years ago! Then, we all know what happened shortly after the 2020 conference.... So I joined virtually as an exhibitor from 2021 to 2023 to show support for the arts community as I waited for the crisis to abate, audiences to return, and for nonprofits to regroup and think again about group trips for their patrons.
Now in 2024, business is stronger than ever for Nine Muses Travel, and there are two fabulous donor trips to London in the works for this spring and summer - one for a preeminent dance company, and the other for a respected symphony orchestra. Each itinerary's developed in concert with the organization, and no two programs are ever the same. Nine Muses Travel creates a group booking website, assists with traveler payments, plus orchestrates all the little details that make up a sophisticated travel program that's desirable for highly discerning travelers. Fancy a sample itinerary? Click here.
I invite you to visit me in person and say hello! I'll be in Rhinelander at Booth 144, and if you'd like to make an appointment to meet and talk travel, you can find my APAP appointment calendar here. I can't wait to be back in person - finally!
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