A millionaire travel agent shares her life on the road: ‘My clients are about to get a tour of my office’

What do Ivanka Trump, former president George W. Bush and Amy Fischer, a part-time mother and successful travel agent, have in common? They all belong to a small group of super agents known as…

A millionaire travel agent shares her life on the road: ‘My clients are about to get a tour of my office’

What do Ivanka Trump, former president George W. Bush and Amy Fischer, a part-time mother and successful travel agent, have in common? They all belong to a small group of super agents known as “first class concierges” who know the ins and outs of their particular world of international travel.

George W. Bush used to be a charter member of the organization that certifies top travel agents, then promptly quit, in a clear message to Trump’s daughter. (Earlier this year, Fischer said she, too, had quit the agent’s network.)

Unlike some super agents, who travel to witness and promote the grandeur of their elaborate events, Fischer is focused exclusively on serving the clients she represents. She is the one picking up and dropping off guests wherever they go, and she keeps private schedules, well beyond the 24-hour-a-day roadmap of typical travel agents. She often moves from location to location in brief spurts, making day trips to cities like Melbourne, Australia, a once-a-month weekend getaway. She’s had clients so private that she doesn’t even know their names.

“When my dad wants to travel to a location, he’ll contact me, and I’ll book it,” Fischer said. “We may cancel a trip if we get an urgent call, but usually we don’t.”

We sat down with Fischer to get a better sense of the kind of travel she arranges for her clients, and of her approach to business and life. Her passions include surfing, skiing and ocean sports. Her family plans frequent trips to Mexico, Costa Rica and Tahiti.

Leave a Comment