BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
ROYALVIP TRAVEL, LLCDAHLONEGA, GEORGIA
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:The secret behind my business is that I enjoy exposing people to the possibility of traveling abroad. Specifically, I want my clients to be ready for the world. My passion is traveling to different countries, talking to the locals, learning about their culture and eating their food. My first total immersion experience was living in Brazil for 3 months as an undergraduate mathematics student. I learned to speak Portuguese fluently, a lot about Brazilian history and culture. I have vacationed in France, London and recently completed a trip to Cuba in November 2018. My current travel bucket list for 2019 includes: St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Belize, and Barbados. I keep my travel business innovative by always giving my clients the very best quality travel experience. I constantly interact with other successful business owners to learn how to improve my business by watching and emulating what they do. I always strive to provide better services than my last client.
THE STORY:As an undergraduate student, the travel bug was ignited in me. My first passport stamp was to Brazil. With a visa and passport in my hand, I lived in Santa Catarina and Belo Horizonte Brazil for 3 months as a undergraduate mathematics student. My travel abroad desires led me to more passport stamps from London and France. Fast forward, my Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mathematics led me to a career as a college mathematics professor for 20 plus years. I always wanted to be a business owner, I just did not know exactly what type of business I wanted to commit to. A friend of mine introduced the opportunity to me to purchase an Independent Travel Agency. I jumped at the chance because now I can continue my desire to travel abroad and help others travel also. I have coordinated individual destination vacations, honeymoon vacations and group travel for many clients. My best accomplishment thus far is that my travel business is recognized and selected to travel with Oprah Winfrey on the Holland American Cruise Line for the 2019 girls trip to Bahamas. I am excited to expose others to the possibility to experience another country, culture and food. My motto is, RoyalVIP Travel will assist you to travel like a rock star!
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:My business has been selected to travel with the Oprah Winfrey 2019 Girlfriend's Weekend Getaway on the Holland America Cruise line.
ROADBLOCKS AND CHALLENGES:The most challenging part of owning my own business is juggling a full-time job and a full-time business. I have learned how to manage my time and dedication to both.
CONTACT INFORMATION:Iris Royal
756A Happy Hollow Road
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533