Hans Paap 

Chicago, IL United States
Art of Hospitality Travel, an independent affiliate of Departure Lounge Austin
Why work with an advisor? 
Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Escorted Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Beach & Sun
  • Adventure

  • Mexico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Ecuador
  • Canada
  • Dominican Republic
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

I’ve been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. I graduated from Johnston & Wales University's Culinary School and headed down to St. John where I added Chef de Cuisine and Scuba Dive Master to my resume.

Today I’m a Virtuoso travel advisor based in Chicago, specializing in custom luxury travel and small-medium sized business group retreats and incentive trips.

One of the things I love best about travel is trying new foods. As a former chef, food is important to me. Wherever I travel, I seek out local flavors and explore markets; you’ll just as easily catch me eating a multicourse meal at a posh restaurant as eating at a roadside stand with a crowd.

My top travel tip is to smile. The smile is a universal gift and signal of hospitality. A smile to a stranger can start a conversation and unlock many wonders of your destination.

I love to help clients’ travel dreams become a reality. As a Virtuoso travel advisor, I have access to our global network of hotels, tour operators, cruise lines, private guides, and more to create personalized, customized trips for you. If you book through me, I can access Virtuoso exclusive experiences such as private shore excursions or behind-the-scenes tours, plus lots of hotel perks, such as room upgrades, spa and dining credits, and free breakfast. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Working with Hans Paap, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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  • Mexico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Ecuador
  • Canada
  • Dominican Republic
  • Turks And Caicos Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Colombia
  • Barbados
  • France
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Australia