Meet Joan Qualls, Your Group Travel Expert
Joan here! I’m the group travel specialist behind Tasteful Voyages, and I’m here to help you grow your business in downright delicious ways.
How did I get here, planning group travel?
It certainly wasn’t a straight and narrow path. For 30 years, I was in the healthcare industry, where I worked my way up to a position as a finance executive.
Turns out, combing through complicated hospital contracts is great practice for planning group travel -- you can count on me to read the fine print, juggle all the complicated logistics, and smoothly manage the challenges that group travel presents!
When I wasn’t knee-deep in healthcare numbers, I was indulging my passion: food and wine (and a bit of beer, too!)
And I firmly believe the best way to explore and expand my culinary passion is through travel.
I’ve taken cooking courses all around the globe, from Chicago to Tuscany, Barcelona to Abruzzo, La Jolla and aboard a ship in the Eastern Med. I’ve toured and tasted at vineyards in France’s Loire Valley, Italy’s Chianti region, and bright, young vineyards up and down the U.S.’s West Coast. And I’ve sipped brews in iconic locales, like the beer gardens of Belgium and the Heineken brewery in Amsterdam.
If it makes my taste buds sing, it makes my heart soar — and that’s why I love working with business owners in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry, like yourself.
For the past three years, I’ve helped fellow foodies indulge their passions by planning seamless group trips that connect travelers to a destination’s food culture and history — and to each other.
My promise to you: This is absolutely the most fun you can have building your business — and I’m here to make the process as effortless as possible. In fact, I only take on a small number of group trips a year, so I can focus on providing the best service possible.
Get ready for a group trip that spurs growth, strengthens your customer relationships, and takes you to incredible culinary sites with elegance and ease.
What kind of trip should we whip up next?
Get in touch and we’ll chat travel and all sorts of tasty things on a complimentary consultation call.