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Jessica Kandler
Marketing and Brand Manager, Classic Journeys
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Joined January 2019
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About me

A Wearer of Many Hats. A Passionate Traveler. A Storyteller.

With 8 years of professional cross-channel marketing experience spanning both agency + in-house roles in hotels, travel media, and digital and content marketing, I've had the good fortune of combining my creative and professional skills with my passion for travel, photography, design, and writing.

I'm currently Marketing and Brand Manager at Classic Journeys, a San Diego-based tour operator handcrafting 90+ trips of a lifetime in over 100+ countries across the world. This year, Travel+Leisure names Classic Journeys the #1 tour operator in its annual Worlds Best Awards.

Prior to Classic Journeys, I served as Brand Marketing Manager for Namale Resort and Spa, a boutique luxury resort in the beautiful Fiji islands.

Originally from Chicago, I now call Southern California home, and in my free time I'm an aspiring ceramic artist and freelance creative. I'm mostly fueled by coffee, beach naps, and time spent tinkering as a wannabe chef in my home kitchen.

Let's connect!

Why did you join the community?

Networking with other travel professionals, attend events, learn from the community

What is your favorite travel destination?

Bali + Greece

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Ireland, Africa, Japan

What was your first travel job?

content manager in travel media

What do you want to learn more about?

networking, job opportunities, industry trends

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Curiosity, Cultural Exchange, Adventure