Travcoa has added four new
positions in response to the increasing demand on its Custom Journey division.“We are thrilled to see such a response to our Custom Journey offerings,” said
Travcoa President Jerre Fuqua. “Delivering the same high level of attention to our
clients as we continue to expand is our top priority, so adding an experienced and
widely traveled group of professionals was very important.”
Most recently, Fatima Hindiyeh joined the company in June 2007 as a Custom Journey
planner. Born and raised in Brazil, Hindiyeh completed her master’s degree at Jordan
University in Jordan. She has traveled throughout the Middle East, Europe, Mexico,
the Caribbean and Central America and speaks four languages; Portuguese, Spanish,
Arabic and English.
In April 2007, Ashley Wilson was hired as a Custom Journey coordinator, bringing
several years of customer service experience to the position.
Nichole Marie, hired in March of 2007 as a Custom Journey planner, with 22 years of
experience in the Luxury Travel Industry. She is a Certified Wedding & Honeymoon
Specialist as well as a world travel specialist. She has traveled to over 100
countries and specializes in custom private journeys, around the world expeditions,
African safaris, as well as cultural, historical and off-the-beaten-path adventures.
Last month, Marie designed an itinerary combining all seven of the recently
announced New 7 Wonders of the World and Giza (an honorary award winner) into a
40-day Custom Journey for a couple who wanted to experience the New Wonders in one
“This is a nimble staff,” said Fuqua. “Whatever travel dreams our guests have, the
Custom Journeys staff can make it happen.”
In addition, Allen Thompson was promoted from within Travcoa to a newly created
position, Custom Journey manager. He has been on staff since 2005 and brings 15
years experience in the travel industry. He has traveled to 40 countries, and
extensively throughout Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and Europe.
The Custom Journey staff designs itineraries to fulfill the desires of discerning
travelers who want the independence of traveling on their own with the advantages of
Travcoa’s knowledge and expertise. Custom Journeys include a minimum of six nights
in deluxe accommodations, unique cultural encounters, privileged access at
destinations, private transportation and expert local guides. Guests are asked to
contact a Custom Journey Planner 9 to 12 months prior to their desired departure
date, and pay a planning fee, which is credited toward the final price of the