JOSHUA BUSH, CEO, Avenue Two Travel

Joshua Bush grew up in the family travel business. After graduating from the University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies, he spent almost a decade in consumer finance and commercial real estate. He returned to Park Avenue Travel in 2007 as “the succession plan” and with management experience in both sales and project management, he was tasked with growing and developing a thriving travel agency. Over the past 8 years, he has helped build an organization that rests on a strong foundation of technology, training and mentoring; and one that helps bring in new talent from outside industries. Most recently, Joshua has focused on transforming Park Avenue Travel into a totally new company…Avenue Two Travel. As CEO, he has helped build and shape the travel firm of the future.

For the last 10 years, Joshua has been involved with Virtuoso committees and has served on the On-Site Committee, Tour Committee as well as recently chairing the Technology Committee. Because of his unique perspective and long term future focus, he has also been sought out by numerous travel suppliers for advice. He has served on and consulted for numerous advisory boards and panels including: Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine, Fairmont Hotels, Park Hyatt, Viceroy, Classic Vacations and Ritz-Carlton Hotels. His goal has always been to focus on elevating the industry and increasing recognition for clients.