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Heather Christopher on Grief, New Beginnings and What’s Wrong With the Travel Advisor Industry

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OUR GUEST
Heather Christopher is the owner of Heather Christopher Travel Consulting; co-owner of Travel Pro Theory; and co-founder of Wanderlust Wedding Co. Through Travel Pro Theory’s eponymous podcast, Christopher (alongside co-host Kate Tho
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This episode is brought to you by TravelAge West.

OUR GUEST
Heather Christopher is the owner of Heather Christopher Travel Consulting; co-owner of Travel Pro Theory; and co-founder of Wanderlust Wedding Co. Through Travel Pro Theory’s eponymous podcast, Christopher (alongside co-host Kate Thomas of FIT operator North & Leisure) dives deep into important business topics such as “graduating” clients, charging service fees and more. It’s clear that Christopher is endlessly passionate about the travel industry — particularly as it pertains to her fellow travel advisors.  
In this episode of Humans of Travel, Christopher reveals how losing her father at a young age influenced her decision to enter the industry as an advisor. She also discusses how the advisor industry has evolved throughout her 14-year tenure thus far — particularly compared to when she was the youngest in the room — and what she believes are its major pain points (hint: the lack of a barrier to entry and marginal education). 
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Heather Christopher’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/heatherchristophertravel 
Heather Christopher Travel Consulting: www.heatherchristophertravel.com  
Travel Pro Theory: www.travelprotheory.com 
Wanderlust Wedding Co.: www.wanderlustwedco.com
ABOUT YOUR HOST 
Valerie Chen is the Deputy Digital Editor of TravelAge West, a print and online magazine for travel advisors based in the Western U.S.   
TravelAge West also produces national trade publications Explorer and Family Getaways, as well as events including Future Leaders in Travel Retreat, Global Travel Marketplace West, the WAVE Awards gala and the Napa Valley Leadership Forum. 
ABOUT THE SHOW 
TravelAge West’s new podcast, “Humans of Travel,” features conversations with exceptional people who have compelling stories to tell. Listeners will hear from the travel industry’s notable authorities, high-profile executives, travel advisors and rising stars as they share the experiences — the highs and the lows — that make them human. 
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