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Christie Troutt

Beverly Hills, California Travel Agent

Expert Entertainment Travel Agent

Entertainment travel requires a lot of special knowledge and skills and can bring a lot of benefits to the table. In addition to handling all the travel logistics for the talent and crew, I can usually provide money-saving solutions that the average admin would not think of.

Sometimes, simply by shifting your dates slightly for a film or advertising crew, I can achieve significant savings. For example, booking 10 people into a city for six nights (60 room nights) during fashion week or when there is a huge convention in town can cost thousands of dollars more than if you came the week before or after.

Similarly, I have years of experience seeing the type of media baggage costs film crews incur. Most people assume all airlines charge similar rates. Not true! By booking with the right airline, I can sometimes save a film crew thousands of dollars.

Performers on tour have a different set of requirements. There is no flexibility in terms of dates of travel, but I can help make sure I find the most suitable hotel in the vicinity of your venue and if needed, arrange for accommodations with bus parking on site.

In addition, I sometimes can negotiate special rates for talent and crews, because many hotels and airlines are eager to have bragging rights to interesting clientele.

And like any business traveler, entertainment travelers often require last minute changes. We are on hand to quickly accomplish this. As travel agents, we need to serve our travelers well while impressing the accountants and executive assistants with our ability to keep costs in line.

Protravel’s buying power with airlines and hotels helps us do both. We know how to make top talent feel like VIPs, keeping their preferences in mind. The traveler who flies in first-class cares that we get him the seat he/she wants. On the other hand, his company is pleased when we can show them that the traveler got the exact seat he/she wanted but paid thousands of dollars less than had they booked on their own.

On the other end of the spectrum, I might have a band with 12 members touring the country on a bus. For them, I am booking a clean place to shower and sleep that is near their venue and has ample bus parking. There are a lot of moving pieces and I need to keep on top of their calendars. Sometimes, they will drive through the night and not show up at the hotel I have reserved.

Our Protravel name and relationships with hotel groups allow me to call the hotel management and often I can arrange for them to the waive cancellation fee.

If you are looking for a travel agent who understands the special requirements of entertainment travel, please give me a call.

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10 of 15 people found this review helpful

Great at getting what you need

Reviewed By JB - Los Angeles | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Christie is great at what she does and has always come through for everything we need.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks John! Always an adventure and here's to years more!
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13 of 24 people found this review helpful

Travel with my Mom!

Reviewed By CD - Valley Village | Traveled to Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
I met Christie while working with my past Executive and was sure to continue my relationship with her for my travel needs on to my next Executive. Christie now navigates very complicated trips throughout Australia, China, and the US seamlessly. And I use her for personal travel - my friends and family use her too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks so much for this review! You are a pleasure to work with!
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

Simply The Best

Reviewed By Amanda - San Francisco, CA | Traveled to Mexico
Christie is the absolute best! Cannot recommend working with her enough. She and her team take the most obscure travel requests and knock it out of the park every time. From executive travel, to team offsites, to large corporate retreats – Christie knows her stuff. She has helped me send executives to Asia, teams of 20-30 to Sonoma and LA, and teams of 300+ to Mexico (3 times now). Christie knows whats 'on brand' for our company, and scours the earth to find the best experiences, restaurants, hotels, and event vendors for us. She can work with a budget too! Any time I'm in travel planning need, I would trust no one more than Christie
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
You are a dream to work with and I am so glad our travel paths crossed!
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

Tour Manager

Reviewed By Theau - los angeles | Traveled to Los Angeles ~ California ~ USA
Christie and her team have been a huge asset to our touring team over the years.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks Theau! It has been great, and fun working with you as your tours get bigger and more complex!
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Winter Tour 2020

Reviewed By Iration - Santa Barbara, CA | Traveled to Austin ~ Texas ~ USA
She rocks. I have lots of moving parts and ever-changing needs and she does a great job keeping up with them.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Thanks so much Colin! Can't wait to get the band back on the road!
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

The Dream Travel Specialist

Reviewed By Chris - New York, NY | Traveled to Worldwide
Christie is a dream to work with and goes above and beyond for our employees and clients. She is extraordinarily responsive, thoughtful in her process, and protective of our budgets. We work with many high-profile clients and it is a relief to know that we can fully trust Christie to put as much thought and care into the relationship as we would. When travel disruptions pop up, Christie is on the case, sometimes even before we know about them. Our organization has saved a tremendous amount of resources, money, and headaches thanks to Christie's brilliance.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Christie Troutt responded:
Truly amazing-thanks Chris!!!
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