Lori Speers has more than 35 years of leadership experience as a travel professional. She has worked for Fortune 500 Corporate Travel entities, boutique Virtuoso agencies, and large host agencies.
Most recently, Lori was with Xstream Travel and during her time there was instrumental in growing the membership base by more than 400%, as well as increasing annual gross sales by more than 1,200%. In her most recent position, she oversaw an operation that supported more than 3,500 independent leisure travel professionals.
An expert in all aspects of the travel industry, Lori was instrumental in developing the company’s Travel division, which is recognized as a top producer for all established cruise lines and tour operators. For 13 consecutive years, the agency has been rated one of TRAVELSAVERS “Top 40 Travel Agencies.”
Lori is regularly asked to participate on industry panels and is an executive board member for the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Carnival Travel Advisory Board, Royal Caribbean Executive Forum, and Norwegian Cruise Line’s President’s Symposium.