Charlotte Haymore is co-founder of the Travel Professionals of Color Association better known as TPOC. She served as founding president of the TPOC Association for 12 years while simultaneously operating her own home based travel agency for a total of 20 years. In addition, after 22 year of service, she retired from United Airline, where she worked in sales, reservations, customer service and a number of special assignments including diversity trainer.
Charlotte has worked on two local radio stations as a newscaster and talk show host of a travel show.
She now serves as speaker and life coach. She is founder of the “Travel on Purpose” approach, specifically for women leaders in travel and women leaders, age 50+ who are interested in traveling to their life purpose.
Charlotte grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois, just a 15 minute drive across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. For Charlotte, traveling across the Mississippi bridge from Illinois to Missouri was the beginning of her desire to travel. Her vivid imagination took her all over the world and she promised that one day she would travel to all the places she read about or saw on TV.
After high school and college, her travel opportunities began. She landed her first travel job as a secretary for TAP Portuguese Airlines in Chicago, Illinois. A few years later, she was hired by United Airlines in Denver, CO. She took advantage of every opportunity to travel. Her kids used to say, they could navigate through any airport anywhere because they grew up running through them all.
After 22 years of service with United Airlines, Charlotte retired and decided as her post retirement job, she would open her own home-based travel agency. She operated her agency full time and specialized in group travel allowing her to create memorable travel experiences for her clients.
Some of Charlotte’s Awards include:
- Who’s Who of American Women
- The Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute of the College of the Bahamas Award
- Black Meetings and Tourism APEX Award
Without question, Charlotte Haymore will soon join the ranks of the Nation’s top Speakers, who are in high demand for conference appearances. Charlotte has mastered the fine art of delivery that engages her audience from the moment she utters the first words of her presentation until her last thought-provoking comment.
Over the years, having experienced Charlotte as a speaker at several events, it is impressive to see the tremendous growth in her level of passion and in her ability to so fully communicate with an audience. She is a rising star in the industry whose spark and endearing spirit will touch and inspire those who are fortunate to hear her.
It is my pleasure to call Charlotte Haymore a friend and colleague. She is a captivating speaker that draws your attention to the message. She has the ability to motivate an audience of all sizes and at the same time make you feel that you are the only person in the room.Roy Jay
A consummate professional and gentle lady with a pleasant disposition, an articulate speaker, great leader and a good listener are just few of the many qualities of this dynamo of a lady, Charlotte Haymore.Ruth E. Gardiner
I have had the opportunity to go on many cruises in my lifetime, but the absolute best ‘group’ cruise that I enjoyed, was coordinated by Charlotte Haymore of Charlotte’s Cruises and Tours. I had such a great time that I decided I wanted to become a travel consultant. Just like her!
I watched her. I watched how she handled her clients as well as the ever changing challenges. To be sure, she was the epitome of professionalism. I decided to ask her how could I become a travel agent operating my own travel agency.
To my good fortune, she informed me of an upcoming boot camp that would take place in Denver, Colorado. When some of the attendees could not personally attend the scheduled boot camp, Charlotte decided to conduct the boot camp via teleconference.
In a word: AWESOME! It was a highly informative, action packed weekend, with an in depth study of the most important “things you need to know” to get you jump started in the travel industry. Charlotte shared her personal experiences as well as her professional knowledge to make the boot camp interesting and exciting all three days. I learned more than I ever imagined in such a short time. I was sad when the boot camp was over because I could tell; she still had more to share.
Charlotte’s boot camp is an absolute MUST for anyone aspiring to operate your own travel agency business! I hope she will have refresher classes in the future to help keep me informed of all the latest trends and info in this great industry of travel.
Miss. Charlotte Haymore’s Weekend Boot Camp is amazingly informative, convenient and resourceful.
Her knowledge and resources of the travel industry is impeccable. Her teaching methods are easy, clear and practical. Even though you’re on a conference call the assignment and activities are professional, hands on and personally designed to fit your needs. The guest speaker Michael Bennett was phenomenally and full of insight. The entire experience is worthwhile. If you plan on entering into the field of travel, I highly recommend that you invest in this Weekend Boot Camp.