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Angela Hughes stands as a luminary in the luxury travel sector, renowned for crafting sophisticated marketing strategies that captivate discerning travelers. With a fervent passion for mentorship and an innovative spirit, Angela has successfully helmed her prestigious brand, Trips & Ships Luxury Travel, for over four decades. Under her astute leadership, a distinguished cadre of over 75 LUXE advisors has risen to prominence in the high-end tourism industry.  She was named 2024 Travel Leaders Network Influencer of the Year for Luxury Travel.

A Certified Travel Consultant since 1993 and holding a master's degree in Geography, Travel & Tourism, Angela's illustrious career is marked by the creation of bespoke luxury getaways that epitomize elegance and personalized service. As the driving force behind the Luxury Travel University, her expertise serves as the cornerstone for elevating and consulting numerous host agencies and Destination Management Companies (DMCs), guiding them to achieve excellence in the competitive luxury market.

Angela's authoritative voice is sought by esteemed media outlets, with her insights featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Fox 35 TV, cementing her status as a revered travel expert. Her influence extends globally with features in Travel Weekly, Travel Market Report, Insider Travel Report, Travel Age West, and Germany's LUXE magazine. Her robust social media presence continues to inspire wanderlust among travelers worldwide.

Recognized by Internova as one of the top 1% of travel virtuosos, Angela's expertise and dedication to the industry are unparalleled.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Angela is an avid traveler, having explored over 105 countries. Her multicultural experiences include nearly two years in Osaka, Japan, where she became conversant in Japanese. As a former adjunct professor at BYU, she imparts her extensive knowledge to the next generation of travel professionals.

Angela's impact extends to her philanthropic endeavors. Through her non-profit organization, Color My World, she advocates for sustainable humanitarian tourism, orchestrating trips that create meaningful and lasting change in communities around the globe.

For those who demand more than the ordinary in travel, Angela Hughes represents the pinnacle of luxury and philanthropy. Her legacy is one where elegance seamlessly intertwines with benevolence, ensuring every journey is both purposeful and unforgettable.


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How to Sell Greece Like a Pro
June 14, 2024, 1-3 pm EST

Discover the secrets of marketing Greece – an enchanting land steeped in history. Join Angela Hughes for a comprehensive 2-hour masterclass that’s crafted to empower you to connect with ideal clients and elevate your luxury travel business.

This 2-hour, live masterclass is  is expected to sell out.

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How to Sell Italy Like a Pro
June 14, 2024, 11-1 pm EST

Discover the secrets of marketing Italy – an enchanting land steeped in history. Join Angela Hughes for a comprehensive 2-hour masterclass that’s crafted to empower you to connect with ideal clients and elevate your luxury travel business.

This 2-hour, live masterclass is  is expected to sell out.

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Discover the Secret to High-Performance Travel Group Sales with Yachts in Croatia!
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Learn how to sell group packages for luxury travel opportunities. Angela Hughes dazzles in the luxury travel group space. This 2-hour masterclass with Angela Hughes is designed to help you attract the right clients and grow your luxury travel business.


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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
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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.

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.


Milan, Lake Como & Venice Italy

 March 18-25, 2023 

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Grow your business in Italy with Italy by Experts who specializes in the luxury boutique experience

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"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

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