Elevate & Scale 

with Angela Hughes

Step into who you were meant to be as confident luxury travel entrepreneur & business owner!

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For me, your development is personal!

 For Angela Hughes, coaching and creating marketing strategies for travel professionals and travel companies has always been her passion. For 35+ years, she has actively been selling and operating Trips & Ships Luxury Travel, a full service travel agency with 47 advisors. As a Certified Travel Consultant since 1993, Angela has made it her mission to create premium bespoke experiences through her luxury consultation business, all while privately consulting agencies and DMC’s to build their luxury travel market space through the Luxury Travel University. 

Angela has been featured in the Wall Street Journal,  Luxury Travel Advisor, Travel Market Report, Insider Travel Report, appears on Fox 35 TV as a regular travel contributor, and often is a guest speaker around the country in the tourism industry and on social media. Hughes lectures as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Geography and Travel & Tourism. She has travelled to 87+ countries and previously lived in Osaka, Japan. Angela also gives back through travel via their non-profit Color My World creating humanitarian trips meeting sustainable development goals around the world.

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Masterclasses: Digital Course

On Boarding New Clients

Best Practices & Procedures

Thursday , February 8th at 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST 

Are you ready to up your game as a travel advisor and hit the next level of success? Luxury Travel University has you covered with onboarding best practices and procedures specifically tailored to travel advisors.

This 2 hour, live masterclass is scheduled for February 8th, 2023 and is expected to sell out.

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How to Sell Egypt like a Pro
Friday, February 10, 1:00-3:00pm EST 

Learn how to sell one of the most historic and captivating destinations in the world, Egypt. This 2 hour masterclass with Angela Hughes is designed help you attract the right clients and grow your luxury travel business.

This 2 hour, live masterclass is scheduled for February 10, 2023 and is expected to sell out.

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Firsthand Experience Matters…


Join the Luxury Travel University Tribe in top global destinations to learn and grow as an advisor on curated luxe educational fam trips.

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Sardinia, Italy

October 18-25, 2022
Sold Out
Explore the most sought after destinations in Italy with Italy By Experts and the Luxury Travel University. This will be one of our most sought after FAM trips this year.
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Saudi Arabia 

 January 31- Feb 7, 2023 Postponed

Learn how to sell the hottest emerging destinations in the world with expert live coaching combined with on the ground training with Cadence Vacations.


Florence & Tuscany, Italy

                March 18-25, 2023 

Registration coming mid- December
Grow your business in Italy with Italy by Experts who specializes in the luxury boutique experience
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Benefit From Her Knowledge

"Angela Hughes is an expert and anyone looking to expand their business will definitely benefit from her knowledge. Above all she is a great person!  We don't see that often. So, Angela I am taking this opportunity to thank you and I am grateful to have met you!" - Diane DP

Destination Management Company and Travel Beyond Wellness

A Perfect Consultant

"Angela is amazing. Her years of experience, combined with a thorough understanding of the travel industry and natural intuition of how to help others, make her the perfect consultant! She gives straight-foroward actionable advice that makes a HUGE difference! Thanks Angela." - Jill Knapp


Trips & Ships Luxury Travel

A Sweet Dream!

"Working with Angela has been like a sweet dream!  She openly shares her knowledge and creates a comfortable environment that is similar to working with a longtime friend.  Angela was considerate of my individual style as we collaborated to design a detailed actions plan for my business.  She is a true professional and it shows!" - Sherrhonda Gayle

 Cloud 99 Tours

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Keynote Speaker, Workshop & Business Coach for your Next Travel Event

 Hire Angela Hughes to speak or train at your next conference or event.  Hughes has trained thousands of students, advisors and corporations since 1996.

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1-on-1 Business to Business Coaching & Marketing Strategies for Travel Advisors & Suppliers

 Dive deep into your development with personalized guidance to help scale and grow your business to a brand new level.

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Influencer Marketing Program to grow your following and brand awareness

Invest in partnering with Angela Hughes as she comes to your location, and experiences your luxury market product(s). 
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