Lisa Sheldon, CTC, MCC
Executive Director, DWHSA
Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association
Lisa Sheldon, CTC, MCC, is the Executive Director of the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA). DWHSA is an association of North American travel agents who specialize in romantic travel – destination weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways. DWHSA has an educational platform to help agents succeed in this popular and very often lucrative niche.
During the span of her 28 years in the travel industry Lisa has focused on the romantic travel niche for more than half of her career. She enjoys helping other agents learn and become successful in this niche. Lisa also mentors new travel agents to the industry as well as in the romance travel niche. She is regular speaker at Mexico Romantico and Love Mexico conferences, and recently spoke at the 2014 National Tour Association (NTA) conference in Los Angeles on romance travel, the ASTA International Destination Expo in Merida Mexico, Travel Leaders Regional Conference in Las Vegas, the Travel MarketPlace in Toronto, and was the keynote speaker at NACTA’s Annual Conference in Phoenix last year. Lisa has also been added to the The Travel Institute’s PEP – Professional Educators Program and will be presenting to the members programs on romance travel. She is a graduate from the Gay Wedding Institute and is currently enrolled in the CTIE course.
Education is a necessary component to do your job well if you are in the travel industry. Today’s clients are smarter travelers and they more information at their fingertips than any time before. Continuing to increase your knowledge to enhance your career will help you succeed in the ever changing travel industry.