Leslie Tillem, Concierge Travel Advisor and Eltee Travel Owner.

“My greatest skill is communication— knowing how to truly listen and talk to my clients—asking them the right questions so their travel experiences exceed expectation.”

Leslie Tillem is a Virtuoso Cruise Icon in 2024

Based in New York City, New York, with a second office in Boca Raton, Florida, Leslie Tillem is an integral part of Global Travel Collection and serves as an expert travel advisor with Virtuoso, providing luxury corporate and vacation travel planning for clients around the world. As a “Virtuoso Cruise Icon,” Leslie is ranked among the top 1% of luxury cruise sellers in the country, and a winner and top producer of the 2024 Marriott International LUMINOUS Crescent Club. Having specialized in travel for more than 35 years, Leslie says her greatest skill is listening to her clients and creating itineraries to fit their exact desires.

Leslie’s personal industry relationships, as well as firsthand and intimate knowledge of destinations, allows her to go above and beyond the ordinary—resulting in repeat business, hundreds of referrals and loyal clients. Her specialties include multi-generational/family travel, honeymoons, adventure/expedition travel and helping clients achieve virtually any bucket list trip.

“People will tell me they want the same trip as their friends who just got back from the Caribbean, but after a conversation with them about what they really want, I recommend something I confidently believe they’ll like even more,” she said. “I try to ask the right questions to truly understand what clients want and craft trips based on that and on my experienced intuition. I’m part of a great team that constantly strives to create something truly unforgettable.”

Leslie is co-star of an NBCUniversal reality show. The pilot had her competing for the chance to win the future business of Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconneti, a celebrity couple formerly on “Bachelor in Paradise.” The pilot initially aired May 20th, 2023, immediately following the season finale of Saturday Night Live on “1st Look TV,” NBCUniversal’s popular entertainment, travel and lifestyle showcase. Named the Extra Mile Club, the program is produced by LXTV, part of NBCUniversal Local and is nationally syndicated, averaging over 1.3M weekly viewers. It was originally available overnight on NBC Network, LX News and NBC VOD, and is available for streaming audiences on Peacock, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus and Xumo Play.

“We’re excited to let people know about the critical role of travel advisors and this show will do just that. It’s fitting that we were able to announce this on Global Travel Advisor Day, a time to celebrate the hard work of these dedicated professionals,” said J.D. O’Hara, Chief Executive Officer of Internova Travel Group, which represents more than 100,000 travel advisors. “By introducing our Travel Advisors to a national audience, we can highlight the tremendous value and high level of personal service they provide to their clients.”

For more info about Leslie and her full team at Eltee Travel, or to book your dream vacation, call 212.999.5505 or contact her through Eltee Travel’s secure contact form here.


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