VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGAGE TOURISM - JENNIFER HENRIKSEN

Jen's passion for travel began at a very young age when she left her small town in upstate NY and travelled cross-country in search of adventure. That was thirty-five years ago when she landed right here in Tampa and she's been adventuring ever since!

Jen's background is far-reaching. She's had many adventurous careers over the years, like working at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa and teaching Marine-Science & Photography classes to middle school & high school students online. With a passion for technology and business administration, Jen has been the owner of several successful businesses here in the Tampa Bay area over the past thirty years. She spent years travelling the country as a Professional Speaker & Trainer and from the experiences behind her, you can see that Jen has a strong passion for education and collaboration.

As a Tour Operator, she specializes in creating & personally leading custom small group trips around the world for all different groups as well as individual travellers. She's been leading and administrating trips and travel for over ten years now. To date, almost 1,500 travellers have adventured with her personally on her tours.

"I have such a passion for connecting people not only to one another but to different resources that will help us accomplish both our personal and professional goals. I love bringing groups of people together to collaborate, brainstorm, and share new ideas! I've personally seen local engagement serve as a springboard again and again in my business. I believe that Engage Tourism will be the perfect platform to help local travel professionals and suppliers do just that! We'll have the opportunity to walk away from every meeting and social event fully ENGAGED and looking forward to the next one! The more we 'circle our wagons' within the Engage Tourism professional network, the more success we'll all experience!"

Engage Tourism was founded in 2020 due to an innate need for education and engagement within the hospitality and tourism industry. While there may be many similar organizations crafted to a specific niche in the industry, none focused on the collaboration of veteran professionals and the younger generation of travel & hospitality professionals.

Engage Tourism was developed to bridge the gap for those who are willing to share their industry knowledge and those seeking it.

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