Protravel International Expands with New Office in San Francisco

One of the country’s foremost luxury travel agency organizations’ new Embarcadero office ready to handle corporate and leisure travel for clients throughout Bay area

New York, N.Y. (March, 13 2019) Protravel International, one of North America’s largest and most respected luxury travel agency companies, has opened an office at 1160 Battery Street, in the Embarcadero’s Levi Plaza, to serve San Francisco and Bay area corporate and leisure travelers. The award-winning agency is the largest seller of luxury travel in North America with more than 900 travel professionals. Headquartered in New York City, Protravel now supports 24 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents in all corners of the U.S.

“Protravel is pleased to now have a formal office space in San Francisco, a market that has been served by our elite group of home-based agents in the area, but one where we see great potential for growth with the addition of this office space,” said Protravel President Becky Powell. “We are looking to add more luxury travel advisors to our team to serve the many Bay area corporations, C-suite executives and high-end luxury travel clients. We see great potential in expanding Protravel’s signature concierge-level travel services to the greater Bay area.”

Fifteen-year travel industry veteran Debbie Kessler will serve as Branch Manager of Protravel’s San Francisco office with a charge to grow the office to serve the thriving Bay area. Kessler has been working out of Protravel’s Beverly Hills office and has experience in nearly every aspect of the travel industry including agency operations and management, as well as corporate, concierge, luxury leisure and group travel planning for American Express, Signature, Ensemble and Virtuoso consortia.

“We have been thrilled to have Debbie in our Protravel family,” said Protravel Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations, Don Jones. “Her exposure to international cultures, having lived in Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore, coupled with her passion for travel, make her the ideal ambassador for our new San Francisco office.”

Because of increasing demand for its luxury travel advisory services, Protravel has experienced unprecedented growth in the last year with three new office openings in seven months in Orange County, Calif., Austin, Texas, and now San Francisco. Protravel San Francisco is the company’s first office in Northern California and its seventh in the state, joining offices in Orange County, Beverly Hills, Encino, Sierra Madre, Palm Desert and San Diego.

“With the overwhelming abundance of information online, and explosive growth in the luxury travel marketplace with new hotels, cruise options and tour operators launching all the time, the expertise of our travel advisors has become even more valuable to affluent travelers,” said Powell. “Our clients do not have the time to wade through the many choices. Those who want to experience the best of the world know that there is no comparison to experiencing an expertly-crafted trip designed by someone with first-hand knowledge, years of experience and contacts around the world. The Protravel difference is recognized among discerning travelers and we’re pleased to continue serving them, their friends and colleagues, and to expand to Northern California travelers looking for truly memorable experiences.”

For ideas for luxury trips recommended by Protravel advisors, visit the Protravel Blog.

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About Protravel International, LLC

Protravel International, LLC is a Travel Leaders Group company. Founded in 1984, Protravel International, LLC is a full-service, dynamic travel company with an award-winning reputation. Protravel is headquartered in New York City and supports 24 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents in all corners of the U.S. Today, approximately 900 people make up the Protravel organization. Our expertise in destination, international faring and competitive products – coupled with our superior network of contacts in the airline, hotel, cruise and hospitality industry – makes Protravel one of the most powerful selling forces in the travel industry. Protravel clients also have access to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, a selection of travel offers and discounts available at no additional cost to holders of select American Express® cards.  For more information visit