Fox Stars Attend G’day USA

Fox World Travel vacation travel consultants Allison Davis (Oshkosh) and Sarah Timmers (Appleton) were two of only 36 selected Signature Travel Network agents to attend the G’Day USA event in January due to their potential to grow our partnership with Signature through luxury travel.

“Fox World Travel’s expertise in long haul destinations including Europe and Asia made us a perfect match to send associates to this special gala,” said Julie Durham, Fox vice president of vacation travel. “Fox specifically chose Alison and Sarah because of their strong performance as advisors and their potential to educate clients on everything Australia.”

Our Fox Stars represented Fox in learning about some of the best destinations Australia has to offer, during a day that was dedicated to all things Australia. While enjoying authentic Aussie cuisine, the two also had the chance to network with employees of Tourism Australia, Qantas and more.

“Having the opportunity to talk to and learn from so many special Tourism Australia and Signature Experiences of Australia representatives, I was able to discover a wide range of exciting experiences that would suit almost anyone,” Davis said. “They range from golf to fishing, wildlife journeys to luxury lodging.”

After a presentation by Signature Travel Network Vice President Ignacio Maza on the Top 10 reasons to visit Australia, Davis won the grand prize giveaway in a drawing — a pair of roundtrip tickets to Australia!

If that wasn’t enough, our Fox Stars had to chance to meet a slew of celebrities who actively contribute to a positive U.S.-Australia relationship, including Liam Hemsworth and celebrity chef, Curtis Stone.

“It really meant a lot that Fox picked me to go to this Signature Event in partnership with Australia Tourism,” Timmers said. “I was able to learn about a wide variety of personal experiences we can create for our clients from private oyster eating parties to fine wines on Tasmania. The unexpected plus was meeting stars like Miley Cyrus! She actually took my phone and shot the selfie herself. I was totally star struck meeting John Travolta.”

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Fox World Travel Names Stacy Deprey-Purper as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Fox World Travel is excited to announce that Stacy Deprey-Purper has joined their organization as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. In her role, Deprey-Purper will lead the company’s enterprise marketing efforts and sales strategy across all business units.

Deprey-Purper brings 20 years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry. She has also created several start-up companies and invented patent-pending advertising technology called Geo4WiFi. Collectively, she brings years of experience consulting on strategic marketing initiatives for global brands to Fox World Travel and is enthusiastic about using technology and innovation to drive companies forward.

“We are excited to have Stacy join our Fox Family leading our enterprise sales and marketing efforts” shares Chip Juedes, Fox’s Chief Executive Officer. “Stacy’s experience and passion for building relationships that last a lifetime will help guide our strategy across all business units, continuing our rapid, yet sustainable growth.”

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with both internal and external teams as well as our amazing customers”, states Deprey-Purper, “and continuing the long-standing tradition of innovative excellence at Fox.”

Fox World Travel Hires Sam Hilgendorf as Chief Information Officer

Fox World Travel is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Hilgendorf as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Hilgendorf will oversee the Fox World Travel Information Technology (IT), Application & Product Development, Travel Technology, and Data Analytics teams.

With over 20 years of experience in the IT and professional services industry, Hilgendorf has a broad understanding of today’s technology landscape. He also possesses an intense focus on creating a positive customer experience, which is perfectly inline with Fox World Travel’s customer-centric approach.

“Sam’s constant quest for innovation is sure to enhance our already unrivaled technology teams’ innovative solutions for our customers and associates alike”, states Chip Juedes, Fox World Travel’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are all looking forward to Sam driving our technology roadmap with his unwavering focus on the customer experience, both internal and external, through emerging technology solutions.”

Most recently, Hilgendorf served as Vice President of Advanced Services for OneNeck IT Solutions. His team was accountable for the design and implementation of customer on-premise IT solutions along with cloud migration services. Under his guidance, the team went through a significant transformation, substantially improving their profit margin in under two years. Previously, he was Senior Manager of Professional Services at CDW with accountability for the services portfolio for the Great Plains region and for the Services Product Development Team.

“Fox World Travel’s drive to ensure their customers always have a great travel experience, combined with an inherent passion for technology innovation is something any technology leader would want to be a part of.” says Hilgendorf, “I couldn’t be prouder for the opportunity to serve the Fox family and their customers. I’m looking forward to contributing my capabilities and breadth of knowledge to Fox’s mission of becoming the world’s best travel partner.”

Rocketrip Announces Partnership with Fox World Travel To Help Clients Enhance the Traveler Experience

Rocketrip, the leading employee engagement platform for business travel, announces a partnership with top travel management company Fox World Travel. The partnership will provide Fox World Travel’s corporate clients with an innovative way to create workplace cultures of empowerment and recognition.

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Fox World Travel Named to Meetingsnet’s 2018 CMI 25 List

MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named Fox World Travel to its 2018 CMI 25 list of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.

As a group, the companies on the 2018 CMI 25 list executed more than half a million corporate meetings and nearly 8,000 incentive travel programs in 2017.

“The 2018 CMI 25 list is an extraordinary resource for corporations looking for a, experienced meeting planning partner. It allows them to get a fix on the focus, strengths, and size of these large third-parties,” said MeetingsNet Content Director Sue Hatch. “In a fast-evolving industry that demands top technology, endless creativity, and absolute attention to detail, the CMI 25 companies have found success.”

“It is an honor to be named to the CMI 25 for the seventh time.  Our unwavering focus on the customer experience drives us to deliver the service, tools and technology our customers have come to expect from our incredible team at Fox World Travel meetings and incentives,” said CEO, Chip Juedes.

The CMI 25 list is published in the September 2018 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine and digital edition (http://www.meetingsnet.com/digital-edition), and on www.meetingsnet.com. Company profiles include statics on business volume, top customer markets, recent company news, leadership, and more.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top 25 most influential meeting planning companies for 2018.  The entire team at Fox Meetings and Incentives works diligently to enhance the customer experience at each and every touch point.  Providing exceptional customer service is not just a goal but a way of life here at FOX and to be recognized for those efforts is truly an honor,” said Vice President of Meetings and Incentives, James Keller.

The MeetingsNet editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2017 and the total number of room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also considered the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company’s 2017 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives versus association meetings or other sources.

 

The passion to guide travelers to their desired destinations has led Fox World Travel to become one of the top travel companies in the country. This success is represented in being named to Inc. 5000 five years running and being ranked #27 on the 2018 Travel Weekly Power List (a ranking of all major business and vacation travel agencies). Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Fox World Travel employs more than 260 associates averaging more than eight years of service.

Fox World Travel Recognized by Travel Weekly for Innovation

Travel Agency is a 2018 Gold Award Recipient of Travel Weekly Magellan Award

 

Fox World Travel (Fox) is honored to announce that it is a recipient of the 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Innovation. This Gold Award specifically recognizes Fox’s focus on the traveler experience through the development of its innovative Fox Waivers 3i technology.

“Magellan Award winners are those whose exploration of travel’s possibilities ring true and stand out,” states Arnie Weissmann, Sr. Vice President and Editor in Chief of Travel Weekly. “They not only trigger the impulse to escape the ordinary and travel to new worlds, but to assure that promises and delivery are aligned.”

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Fox World Travel Hires Jared Bachman as Director of Travel Technology

Fox World Travel is excited to announce the promotion of Jared Bachman to Director of Travel Technology. Bachman brings with him nearly a decade of technology experience as well as four years of experience with Fox. He will continue to utilize his knowledge and expertise to elevate Fox forward in the field of travel technology.

Over his tenure at Fox, Bachman played an integral lead role in many successful travel technology initiatives including the conversion and award-winning adoption of the Travelport Smartpoint GDS operating system and the upgrade of Fox’s mid-office quality control and unused ticket management systems. “We are thrilled to have Jared move into this important leadership position. With his positive, find-a-way attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to service excellence, Fox is excited for the impact Jared will bring,” said Beth Marino, CIO.

Bachman’s new role involves overseeing multiple teams as they continue to work closely with clients to elevate their travel programs through using Fox’s 3i Technology philosophy to develop solutions that are innovative, intuitive and intelligent.

“I look forward to continuing our path of innovation, enhancing our Fox 3i Technology offerings, and working with industry-leading technology partners to continue raising the bar,” Bachman said. “Using our data and integrated technologies, we will continue to empower travelers and their travel managers to achieve a best-in-class travel experience.”

As Director of Technology, Bachman will oversee the Online Technology, Travel Technology and Implementations teams.