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Christie Troutt

Beverly Hills, California Travel Agent

Customized, Concierge-Level Service

My job as your travel agent is to make your life easier. Often, you may not even know that I have performed a minor miracle to keep your trip on track or arrange your dream experience.

When weather causes flight delays or cancellations, for example, I am on top of it and will likely rebook you on the next flight out before you even realize that your flight has been canceled. I probably will not tell you; but I may have spent quite a bit of time searching for the best option and doing whatever was necessary to get you on that flight.

It is very different for people who make their own reservations. For example, if you are flying to Dallas and miss your connection, chances are that many travelers also have missed connections. You will have to line up at the airport, and those who are not at the front of the line are unlikely to get a seat on the next flight. As a travel agent with Protravel International—one of the largest and most respected travel agencies in the country—I have a lot of clout. Many airlines have a special Protravel desk that only takes our calls.

Most top hotels recognize our clients as VIPs and provide them with complimentary extras such as food and spa credits and other value-added amenities.The power of Protravel and my own personal relationships with suppliers often can get you special access as well.

Do you have your heart set on a room in a sold-out hotel? I may be able to pull some strings. Do you want to take a client out tonight to a restaurant that requires reservations months in advance? I will see what I can do.

Protravel agents work as a team, so you benefit not only from my knowledge but from that of a network of well-traveled, experienced professionals. I have worked in many different aspects of the travel industry, but I feel like I have found my home at Protravel. It gives me the tools and support I need to provide concierge-level service and customized solutions for my corporate and entertainment clients as well as special experiences for leisure travelers.

Before coming to Protravel, I worked at Club Med, then became an adventure tour guide in North America, and traveled around Southeast Asia. In 2002, I started as a trainee in an agency, and within a year and a half was promoted to agency manager and then into upper management. However, I missed directly interacting with clients.

Interestingly, while I specialize in corporate and entertainment travel, increasingly I find myself being asked to also plan trips for families and couples. I have also seen an increase in “bleisure,” combining leisure activities with business trips.

Often I will suggest ways clients can do this at minimal additional cost. For example, if you are in London for business, it might cost you no more to fly home from Paris, so you might want to spend a weekend there. In some cases by choosing the right airline, you can fly home from a different city and, even after the cost of a hotel, you might save money. P

rotravel also provides access to discounts and deals and many clients appreciate it when I alert them to these. For example, I have a client who often goes to Tampa so I alert him when I see a great deal there.

It is just one of the many ways I work to provide the best service possible and exceed your expectations.

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Reviews

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

Great at getting what you need

Reviewed By JB - Los Angeles | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Christie is great at what she does and has always come through for everything we need.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks John! Always an adventure and here's to years more!
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10 of 19 people found this review helpful

Travel with my Mom!

Reviewed By CD - Valley Village | Traveled to Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
I met Christie while working with my past Executive and was sure to continue my relationship with her for my travel needs on to my next Executive. Christie now navigates very complicated trips throughout Australia, China, and the US seamlessly. And I use her for personal travel - my friends and family use her too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks so much for this review! You are a pleasure to work with!
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

Simply The Best

Reviewed By Amanda - San Francisco, CA | Traveled to Mexico
Christie is the absolute best! Cannot recommend working with her enough. She and her team take the most obscure travel requests and knock it out of the park every time. From executive travel, to team offsites, to large corporate retreats – Christie knows her stuff. She has helped me send executives to Asia, teams of 20-30 to Sonoma and LA, and teams of 300+ to Mexico (3 times now). Christie knows whats 'on brand' for our company, and scours the earth to find the best experiences, restaurants, hotels, and event vendors for us. She can work with a budget too! Any time I'm in travel planning need, I would trust no one more than Christie
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
You are a dream to work with and I am so glad our travel paths crossed!
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Winter Tour 2020

Reviewed By Iration - Santa Barbara, CA | Traveled to Austin ~ Texas ~ USA
She rocks. I have lots of moving parts and ever-changing needs and she does a great job keeping up with them.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks so much Colin! Can't wait to get the band back on the road!
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

The Dream Travel Specialist

Reviewed By Chris - New York, NY | Traveled to Worldwide
Christie is a dream to work with and goes above and beyond for our employees and clients. She is extraordinarily responsive, thoughtful in her process, and protective of our budgets. We work with many high-profile clients and it is a relief to know that we can fully trust Christie to put as much thought and care into the relationship as we would. When travel disruptions pop up, Christie is on the case, sometimes even before we know about them. Our organization has saved a tremendous amount of resources, money, and headaches thanks to Christie's brilliance.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Truly amazing-thanks Chris!!!
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Tour Manager

Reviewed By Theau - los angeles | Traveled to Los Angeles ~ California ~ USA
Christie and her team have been a huge asset to our touring team over the years.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks Theau! It has been great, and fun working with you as your tours get bigger and more complex!
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