October 27, 2008

Cambridge Who's Who Member, Andrea Ryder, Certified as a SpaFinder Virtuoso Spa Specialist

Cambridge Who's Who member Andrea Ryder, travel specialist with Ryder Travel, has been certified as a SpaFinder Virtuoso spa specialist. Virtuoso is the industry’s leading luxury travel network, comprised of more than 6,000 travel advisors across 22 countries within North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Those who have qualified as a Virtuoso travel advisor specialize in helping traveler’s plan the world’s best vacations. SpaFinder has operated its spa travel educational program since 2006 as part of a strategic alliance with Virtuoso.

As a spa specialist, Ms. Ryder joins an elite group of Virtuoso travel advisors who have successfully completed the training course and testing developed by SpaFinder to meet the surging demand for travel with a spa component. She will be showcased in the Global SpaFinder worldwide directory, SpaFinder’s authoritative global spa guide, so that readers can contact her directly for spa travel booking.

Ms. Ryder has been in the travel and meeting industry since 1984. Her knowledge and expertise has grown through her many years of travel planning and visits to Bali, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Tahiti, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and many popular North American ski destinations.

Ms. Ryder returned to the United States in April 2008 after living abroad in London, during which time she visited various destinations throughout Europe including Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz, Munich, Frankfurt, Dubai, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence and Milan. She received her bachelor of science in business and communications from North Carolina State University in 1982.

To learn more about Ms. Ryder or to book a vacation, visit http://www.travel-xperts.com/ or email andrea@travelxperts.com.