KEITH WALDON, Founder & Director, Departure Lounge

Keith Waldon is the founder of Departure Lounge, an innovative Virtuoso-member luxury travel agency in Austin, Texas, that has recently opened a new location as its prototype for national expansion. 

Departure Lounge’s mission is to get travel retailing back on the street in a way that makes sense for today’s marketplace, as well as use cutting-edge technology, marketing and operational systems to make the client and travel advisor experience optimal. Waldon, along with business partner Christie Holmes, also launched Global CommUnity this year as a new family travel provider ( Waldon is featured in this year’s Travel + Leisure A-List as a family travel specialist.