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Christian Fratello

Encino, California Travel Agent

Luxury Travel Agent

Travel—and planning travel—has long been my passion. I find it incredibly fulfilling to get to know my clients’ travel styles, preferences and dreams and tailor just the right trips to suit them. Many have become personal friends, and it has been wonderful to plan someone’s honeymoon, and then their family vacations, reunions and bucket list travels.

My life in travel had a surprisingly glamorous start when in 1990, I started working for MGM’s travel department in California. A few years later, I moved to Hoffman Travel, where I continued to specialize in arranging travel for the entertainment industry, including Universal, Warner Brothers and Sony.  It was surreal to go to movies back then and see Hoffman Travel in the credits. One of my favorite memories was delivering plane tickets to Mel Gibson’s production company on the day that they were celebrating the huge success of Batman and Warner Brother’s being invited to their party!  

In 1999, I became a Protravel agent. I chose to work for Protravel International because I love the perks and VIP treatment that Protravel is able to secure for my clients. I find my clients also benefit from the trips I take, both from my increased knowledge and from the personal contacts I make with hoteliers and tour operators. I still enjoy doing corporate travel planning, but over the years, I’ve learned that I also love the personal connections I make as a leisure travel agent. I get so involved in making sure every step of the way is thought through that in some ways, every trip I plan is a trip I take, albeit vicariously! 

Thank you from clients

I love when my clients return from a trip with a THANK YOU for helping them create wonderful memories. There is nothing more satisfying than clients who appreciate your time and expertise.

Here are a few testimonials:

We loved it - The dinner you planned on our arrival night!

Just want to thank you again for helping to put together such a wonderful itinerary for us!  Every single place was first-rate and wonderful. We loved every detail!

My husband was the most Fun on this trip! After all his reluctance to come! He enjoyed every minute of it!! 

I have to let you know that I had a wonderful time. I might even say I had the time of my life!

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