Rudi Steele, CTC, President (Certified Travel Consultant)
Rudi Steele began his career in the travel industry over 45 years ago in Zurich were he worked as an apprentice for the company HotelPlan. In addition to receiving several awards, he has served on the Virtuoso Advisory Board for many years and is currently on the advisory board for Conde Nast Travel, The Luxury Collection, the Ritz-Carlton Presidential Roundtable and Virtuoso Select Properties Committee and also on the Advisory Board of Preferred Hotels.
After leaving Switzerland, Rudi worked for Guy Tombs Ltd. a Montreal based company in their travel department, and was responsible for housing during the World’s Fair in Montreal in 1967 – later that year, Rudi began working for Thomas Cook in San Francisco and eventually headed their offices in Dallas. Shortly after, he accepted the position of manager for Neiman Marcus Travel in North Park where he worked for six years before starting his own company, Rudi Steele Travel in 1978.