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Who We Are

The design process is like an artist approaching a blank canvas, and every LCT designer is trained to be led by the sole desires of each client. We constantly travel around the world to stay in the know and meet the unique needs of our discerning clientele. We pride ourselves in innovation – meaning no two experiences have or will ever be the same.

Hard-Working

Collaborative

Responsive

Client-Focused

Our Adventure

Laura’s passion began as a little girl, spending hours listening to her grandfather, a renowned aviator & world traveler, tell stories of his many travels.
1990
She further fuels her passion by becoming a travel advisor to large corps, planning customized business and personal trips for CEOs and senior executives.
1997
Laura turns her ambition into reality, launching Luxury Concierge Travel with the singular goal of providing clients completely unique travel experiences.
2016
2019 and beyond
We offer expertly planned itineraries for everything from individual corporate travel incentives and events to unique honeymoons and custom family trips.
The Beginning
Laura lands a job as a leisure travel consultant, even then knowing in her gut that curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences was her ultimate career goal.
1994
Laura opens her first storefront travel agency, where she learned the need for white-glove, tailored travel services beyond what the internet could offer.
2011
LCT partners with Xceleration, an incentive-driven solutions company, to create cutting-edge travel reward programs for large International corporations.

Our Partnership with Xceleration

Luxury Concierge Travel is owned and operated by Xceleration, a company focused on driving positive results within corporations through inspirational rewards and incentive programs.

Together they work hand in hand to motivate and empower individuals using their robust technology, expertise in the corporate world, and skilled team of travel professionals. As they continue to promote successful business results, the ever-expanding program has quickly grown to incorporate many large International companies.

 

Our Dedicated Team

DIRECTOR OF TRAVEL DESIGN, LUXURY LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL DESIGN SPECIALIST, CTIE

Laura Hildenbrandt

Laura has over 29 years travel design experience, and has always dreamed of creating highly tailored, unique experiences for clients. A story-teller and creative at heart, she’s obsessed with travel writing, maps and geography, and the perfect wine and food pairing. An authority on luxury travel, she’s been a featured travel expert on Lifetime and in many publications. When she’s not scouring the globe for insider info, you’ll find her flying on the trapeze or with her two daughters.
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MANAGER OF TRAVEL DESIGN, LUXURY TRAVEL DESIGN SPECIALIST

Jodie Wert

Whether she’s roaming the outdoors or being immersed in the culture of a new city, Jodie loves to explore! Australia and Hawaii are at the top of her list due to their coastal cities, white sand beaches, great food and adventurous spirit. As the manager of travel operations, she guarantees clients are blissfully delighted with their experiences every time. When she isn’t designing the perfect itinerary, you’ll find Jodie enjoying family and friends, baking gluten free goodies, walking on the beach or enjoying live music!

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TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jill Dore

Jill loves to travel anywhere she hasn’t already been, and enjoys the adventure that comes with a new destination! A vital part of LCT, she ensures every team member is properly supported and each client enjoys a seamless process from beginning to end. Jill utilizes her leadership skills and passion for

excellence to provide outstanding customer service. When she isn’t making everybody else’s life easier, you’ll find her immersed in the wonders of nature reconnecting with her creative side.

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LUXURY TRAVEL DESIGNER

Anna Lauren Meeks

Anna Lauren sources her travel expertise from her wealth of hands on knowledge. With a total of 30 countries and 30+ US states under her belt, she prefers living with locals and being fully immersed in new cultures. Her attention to detail, personable demeanor, and creative outlook fuel her innate superpower of exciting people about their travels! When she isn’t making dreams come true, you’ll find her practicing photography or spending quality time with her baby girl, family, and friends.
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LUXURY TRAVEL DESIGNER

Shannon Johnsen

Keeping LCT organized and on top of our game, Shannon pulls her travel knowledge and people skills from her job as a customer service agent for Delta together to keep the flow of our team moving seamlessly! Shannon strives for success and aims to be the best version of herself daily for her clients, team and everybody around her. She loves to seek new adventures and dream about her next travel destination. Her favorite destination so far has been Honolulu, Hawaii!

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LUXURY TRAVEL DESIGNER

Ashlynne Weagraff

In her own words, Ashlynne “will travel anywhere that she can explore the outdoors try new local, authentic foods!” Her organization and keen eye for details brings her clients a comprehensive travel itinerary always within budget. Ashlynne approaches each travel design likea puzzle and aims to seamlessly piece together and curate the ultimate trip every time. When she isn’t expertly personalizing travel plans, you’ll find her anywhere on the water; boating, wake surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking!

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LUXURY TRAVEL DESIGNER

Mackenzie Pearce

Mackenzie’s eye for detail and ability to review itineraries to ensure perfection is just part of what makes her such a valuable part of our LCT family.  brings a level of shows  A quick learner, Mackenzie loves to approach every day with enthusiasm to take on something new. When she isn’t perfecting travel experiences you can find her in the kitchen, catching up with friends over coffee, or hanging out with her two pups!

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LUXURY TRAVEL DESIGNER

Celeste Jackson

Celeste loves to travel to tropical places, where the air is warm, the water is clear blue, and you can do as much or as little as you like. As a travel operations agent at LCT, she provides much needed quality control and doesn’t miss a beat! Her greatest passion is being a mother to her five beautiful children, who keep her constantly on her toes, and a wife to her husband, her best friend. Celeste loves being in the travel business because it’s opened her eyes to a whole new world!

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