For members + 1 guest per member


About this Event

At Travel Club you’ll meet people who love to travel like you do. You’ll share your travel experiences and discoveries.  You'll trade tips on how to get there, where to stay, what to do, and more. Best of all, you’ll meet and make friends with people who share your passion for traveling to France and other Francophone places. The Travel Club is open to members of the French Cultural Center + 1 guest.

Bringing a guest? Great! Please help us plan and register for "2." Want to attend but not a member yet? Sign up here! Please note that you must register for each instance of the Travel Club separately.

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Our Panelists

Charlie Schewe

Charlie Schewe is responsible for Delta's Corporate and Agency partnerships located in New England and the Focus cities of Raleigh and Nashville.  In addition, he represents Delta in those communities with a focus on community partner organizations and sponsorships as Delta builds back its hub in Boston and grows its network in Raleigh and Nashville.  Charlie leads a team of seven Sales Account Executives and one manager while collaborating with a matrix team of JV sellers located all around the country who impact performance in these focus city markets.  In addition, Charlie coordinates directly with key contacts in Atlanta from Network Planning, Marketing, Revenue Management, Sky Miles and the Operations leadership teams in each city.

Annie Fitzsimmons

Annie Fitzsimmons is a travel expert and editor and has worked in the travel industry for 15 years, traveling to six continents and reporting on destinations, people, lifestyle, culture, hotels, restaurants, and more. She currently works at AFAR Media—America's fastest-growing travel magazine and brand—as Luxury Travel + Advisor Editor working on many initiatives including first-person and reported stories, and hosting weekly AFAR Live sessions with hundreds of attendees and in-depth interviews.

Prior to that, she held many roles at National Geographic Travel over nine years, including Editor at Large, Luxury Editor, Urban Insider, and Founding Member of National Geographic's Editorial Council. At NatGeo, she served as spokesperson for two international best-selling coffee table books, created and starred in multiple TV, print, and digital campaigns for the brand, and worked on many projects for National Geographic Expeditions, the tour operator.

Annie has been a speaker and panelist on travel trends, media, and content at countless events around the world. After a decade living in New York City, Annie recently relocated to London, England with her family - husband, 2-year-old daughter, dog, and a baby boy on the way.

Arnaud Grimal

With seven years of experience in the aviation industry, Mr. Arnaud Grimal took over the position of Sales and Sales development Director North America, AIR FRANCE KLM in August 2017.

In this position he is responsible for the US Specialty Sales market (Tour Operators, Cruise lines and niche leisure segments, student, humanitarian traffic etc.) and the performance of the Canada and French Polynesia Air France KLM routes. Working closely together with Joint Venture partner Delta Airlines, he is based in Atlanta at the Delta Airlines head office.

He joined the Air France KLM Revenue Management department in 2014, where he was responsible of the revenue optimization of Japan & Korea routes at first before covering West and South Africa Air France KLM operations.

Prior to the aviation industry, he started his career working as a management consultant for Eurogroup Consulting in the Energy and Insurance industries.

Arnaud, 34 years old, has spent 17 years abroad (Gabon, Netherlands, Qatar, UAE, China, Singapore, Brazil, USA) as an expat kid, as a student, and now as an airline professional. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Finance from EM Lyon Business School.

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