Debra

 

Debra S. Rubio CTC, MCC, DS

 

Profile

 

I have personally traveled to over 90 countries and cruised on most major cruise lines. Highlights of these trips include the Orient Express, Hot Air Ballooning in Kenya, The Queen’s Box at Royal Ascot, Indianapolis 500, Palace on Wheels in India, Royal Tournament in London, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Photographic Safari in Kenya and flying the Concorde several times, transatlantic cruises and cruised around Cape Horn and Panama, among many others.

 

Experience

 

Travel Counselor, Protravel International, The Woodlands, Texas — 2008-current

Travel Counselor, Kingwood Travel; Kingwood, Texas — 1996-2008

Corporate Travel Coordinator, Henley Healthcare, Inc.; Sugar Land, Texas — 1996-2001

Travel Coordinator, Pedro A. Rubio, MD, PA; Houston, Texas — 1978-1995

 

Education

 

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas — Masters of Education, 1975

University of Houston, Houston, Texas — Bachelor of Science in Education, 1972

 

Accreditations

 

Virtuoso — Virtuoso Accreditation, 2003

The Travel Institute — Certified Travel Counselor, 2003

Institute of Certified Travel Agents — Certified Travel Associate, 2003

Cruise Lines International Association — Master Cruise Counselor, 2000

Cruise Lines International Association — Accredited Cruise Counselor, 2000

University of Miami — CLIA Institute, 1999

 

Specializations

 

Mexico Specialist —The Mexico Tourism Board, 2008

European Rail Expert — RailEurope, 2008

Cunard Commodore —Cunard Academy, 2008

Expert Level —Royal Caribbean International, 2008

Master Agent — Secrets, Dreams and Sunscape Resorts & Spas, 2008 Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist — Travel Agent Academy, 2008

Ambassador — Wynn Las Vegas, 2008

Niche Cruise Specialist — Niche Cruise Marketing Academy, 2007

Certified Switzerland Specialist — Switzerland Tourism, 2007

Certified Sandals Specialist – Sandals & Beaches Resorts, 2006

Cancun Specialist – Le Blanc Spa Resort, 2006

Silversea Cruises Specialist – Travel Agent University, 2006

Fairmont Famous – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, 2006

Destination Weddings Specialist – Travel Agent University, 2006

NCL Specialist Plus – Norwegian Cruise Line, 2006

Sceptre Tours Only Ireland – Travel Agent Academy, 2006

Austria Expert – Austrian Tourist Office, 2005

Vegas Certified Travel Agent – Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority, 2005

Preferred SCOTSagent – Visit Scotland, the National Tourist Office for Scotland, 2005

Official Cancun Counselor, Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau Program, 2005

Royal Caribbean Certified Cruise Professional – Royal Caribbean International, 2004

Princess Expert — Princess Cruise Line, 2000

Mexico Specialist —The Mexico Tourism Board, 1999

Hotel Sales Specialist — Marriott Hotels, 1999