Travel Leaders Network Advisors in Iowa and Florida Recognized as “30 Under 30” Rising Stars by Travel Agent Magazine

August 19, 2019

Their dedication to their clients’ needs is an important aspect in achieving this prestigious honor.

Shane Klaver of Ankeny, Iowa, and Paige Lewis of Naples, Florida, receive prestigious honor


Minneapolis, Minn. (August 19, 2019— Today, Travel Leaders Network, North America’s largest retail travel agency company, is proud to announce that two of its travel advisors were among an elite group of young professionals recognized as a top “30 Under 30” rising star on Travel Agent magazine’s 2019 list. Shane Klaver, 29, of Ankeny, Iowa, and Paige Lewis, 27, of Naples, Florida, are among “the next generation of agents who will discover new places to go and new ways to connect with travelers,” according to the report.


“We are proud that Shane and Paige are being recognized for the amazing accomplishments they have made so early in their travel industry career,” said Travel Leaders Network President Roger E. Block, CTC. “Their dedication to their clients’ needs is an important aspect in achieving this prestigious honor.”


Klaver, a Hawaii destination specialist who has a degree in Travel & Hospitality Management and Business from AIB College of Business in Des Moines, IA, showcases dozens of glowing consumer-rated comments on his Travel Leaders Network profile, said Dale Clarken, owner of New Horizons Travel where Klaver works.


“Shane has given us some great advice as to where to stay, set up our airline reservations and even transfers while we are in Mexico,” wrote Jeri H of Jefferson, Iowa, in an online review about Klaver. “Shane is a great resource and I’ve referred some other fellow travelers to him because of the extra care and attention he has given us.”


The other honoree, Lewis, is a luxury and leisure travel specialist who entered the business three years ago. She has swiftly moved her annual sales above $1.5 million.


“Paige comes to work eager to learn every day, and eager to please her clients and make their trips special,” said Lisa McCarthy, who owns the Travel Leaders Naples, Florida, agency MAD Travel, where Paige works. “Whether it’s corporate or leisure, Paige goes the extra mile to ensure all details are taken care of. Our clients are constantly sending thank you emails to let me know what a great job Paige has done. Paige has met every challenge with confidence, professionalism, a willingness to learn and, most importantly, a smile.”


For additional information about Klaver, Lewis or another Travel Leaders Network advisor, please browse through the interests and expertise listed for each Travel Leaders Network travel advisor at


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