April Cullom

Contact: April Cullom

acullom[@]casaabril.com

April first discovered Spain when she was a study abroad student at the Complutense de Madrid in 1986, while finishing her studies with Stetson University where she obtained her B.A. in Spanish and a double major in General Business.

In 1989, as she says “the Spanish bug bit me”, and decided to return to Madrid for 5 years where she worked for E.F. Educational Tours as a Tour Director. She was in charge of groups as large as 45 people and lead tours all the way from Tangiers to Athens.

Eager to continue learning, April decided to go back to the States to obtain a dual Masters degree in International Business (MBA/MS) and pursue a career in International Marketing in New York City. But, after September 11th she decided to return to “her roots”, Spain, and combine her marketing experience with her passion and commitment to promote its culture and products. When she is not in New York presenting the local riches of Spanish products to the US market, she and her local experts in Spain are introducing travelers to the sources of these gems.

She is fluent in Spanish and also speaks French, Portuguese and Italian.

Certified Spanish Wine Educator by the Wine Academy of Spain
WSET Intermediate & Advanced certifications

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In 2005, April was awarded a certificate by The Travel Institute as a Destination Spain Specialist, and accredited by TURESPANA.

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PRESS RELEASE
April Cullom, Director
Casa Abril212.945.8689June 13, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April Cullom of Casa Abril Earns Spain Destination Specialist Designation from The Travel Institute
New York – April Cullom, DS of Casa Abril, in New York recently earned the Spain Destination Specialist (DS) designation from The Travel Institute. Each of the Institute’s DS programs covers the geography, history, attractions, accommodations, cuisine, transportation, and unique cultural attractions of many touring areas around the world. The comprehensive, thorough curriculum and subsequent testing assures that April Cullom is well equipped with the knowledge necessary to create memorable vacations for travelers to Spain.

April Cullom has been a travel counselor for several years, and has worked with hundreds of travelers in Spain ensuring they have unforgettable experiences in Spain. She is a world traveler and has lived overseas for more than 10 years but chose to specialize in Spain because of her genuine love for the country, its culture, and people.

Casa Abril is located in New York City specializing in designing customized tours for small groups with special interests such as food, wine, music, dance, history, and art. The tours are hand crafted and designed with the customer’s budget and interests in mind.

For 40 years, The Travel Institute has been serving as a community of knowledge and insight for all travel professionals. Through innovative educational opportunities, professional certifications programs, and customized learning solutions, the Institute fulfills its non-profit mission to promote a standard of industry knowledge, professionalism and excellence. For more information about The Travel Institute, visit http://www.thetravelinstitute.com, or call 1.800.542.4282. http://www.okspain.com

For more information about Casa Abril and how April Cullom can help you plan your next trip to Spain, please call 212.945.8689 or visit: http://www.casaabril.com

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