Sheila and Chris Korte of Korte Travel, Long Island’s premier travel specialists, were selected to represent franchisees in the September 2013 Entrepreneur Magazine, by Cruise Planners/American Express.
“After unexpected career changes, we wanted to fulfill our dreams of owning a business” said Chris Korte, co-owner of Korte Travel. Sheila and Chris Korte are both veterans of the US Army and air traffic controllers who logically moved into the travel industry as a second career. Korte Travel has risen to the rank of “Rock Star” status, a higher tier within the Cruise Planners/American Express organization. Cruise Planners/American Express chose the Kortes’ story to highlight as an example of small business owners who are successful in their second career.
“Chris and I are enjoying working with the Cruise Planner/American Express family and it was the right decision for us. We have always loved travel and we like to pass on that enthusiasm to our clients. We were looking for a small business opportunity and it came along at the right time.” said Sheila Korte. “We have most recently become Certified Sandals Specialists, and are armed with the research and knowledge (after a 7 day tour of all of the Jamaica resorts) to back up any travel advice we give to clients about a Sandals or Beaches vacation. We are always looking to broaden our expertice.”About Korte Travel
Sheila and Chris Korte are Cruise Planners/American Express franchise owners and travel agents. They have traveled the world for over 20 years and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. They use all of their personal travel experience to provide full-service cruise and vacation planning for individuals, veterans, and families. For more information, please visit Korte Travel at www.KorteTravel.com or call 631-893-4232