Joel Widzer is the managing partner of JetReady.com, an author of travel-related literature, an experienced consultant and travel strategist, as well as a trusted travel expert and media figure. He received his BS from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., and earned his doctorate in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University in San Diego.
In 1999 he wrote the first edition of, The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel: The Art of Cultivating Preferred Customer Status (Travelers’ Tales Guides). (1999, 2004, 2008) (ForeWord Magazine—Book of the Year Awards-Finalists—2008)
Widzer pioneered writing about luxury travel at a discount. Previous to his work the conventional wisdom among travelers’ was to get the lowest priced travel without concern to experience. His efforts in seeking the value proposition of travel were precursors to what eventually evolved into a new body of travel discussing luxury at a discount.
Joel’s most notable value strategies on how to obtain first-class upgrades have been profiled in such print and media outlets such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and the TV show Inside Edition.
Joseph Micthelli wrote in his 2008 book The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company that Widzer put is best by saying, “We all work hard in whatever field of endeavor we have chosen, and so it is vital to reward ourselves whenever we have the opportunity. I have found luxury travel to be a well-deserved reward for hard work.”
And who better to learn from than an expert like Joel who travels approximately 200,000 miles annually, has visited 103 countries, and logged over 3.5 million lifetime miles?
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