HOLT, Mich., July 11, 2017 — Educational Tours, Inc. is pleased to announce that longtime student group travel expert, Darla Goudie, has joined our team as a Travel Consultant.
Darla has 25 years of experience working in the tourism and hospitality fields. Most recently, she was the owner and founder of Group Hospitality, LLC, a company that assisted tour operators and suppliers in understanding and meeting the unique needs of the student group travel market.
Prior to that, she spent 15 years as a student tour operator where she consistently created tours that exceeded educational objectives and produced rewarding experiences. Darla also has experience on the supplier side in the hotel, motor coach and receptive tour operator segments, where she had satisfied, repeat customers. Darla boasts a career with experiences from all aspects of student group travel that will serve ETI’s customers well.
“We’re thrilled that someone with Darla’s expertise and experience has joined our team. We expect that she will help us expand our educational travel offerings for our clientele,” says Donna Adam, executive vice president, Educational Tours, Inc.
“I look forward to helping our educator clients meet the needs of their student group travelers,” continues Darla. “Travel makes a positive impact on students. I want to make it the most positive experience possible.”
Darla attributes her success to a strong work ethic, attention to detail, a listening ear and a high standard for excellence and integrity. Her ability to build strong relationships has allowed her the privilege of making a positive impact on the lives of others through travel.
Darla is a native of Michigan and is pleased to have landed a position that gives her the opportunity to use her education and practical experience while remaining in the state she loves.