- Rudi Steele profile
Rudi Steele began his career in the travel industry over 50 years ago in Zurich, where he worked as an apprentice for the company HotelPlan. After leaving Switzerland, Steele worked for Guy Tombs Ltd., a company based in Montreal, Canada, in their travel department, where he was responsible for housing during the World’s Fair in Montreal in 1967. Later that year, Rudi began working for Thomas Cook in San Francisco and eventually headed their offices in Dallas. In 1972 he accepted the position of manager for Neiman-Marcus Travel in North Park, where he worked for six years before starting his own company, Rudi Steele Travel, in 1978. In addition to receiving numerous travel awards and recognitions, he served on the Virtuoso Advisory Board for many years, as well as advisory boards for Conde Nast Travel, The Luxury Collection, the Ritz-Carlton Presidential Roundtable, and The Preferred Hotels. Steele was also a long-standing member of Virtuoso Select Properties Committee. Rudi Steele Travel, Inc., a full-service travel provider specializing in luxury and adventure travel, has established itself as one of the pre-eminent purveyors of luxury travel in the Southwest. From the beginning, Rudi Steele Travel, Inc. has distinguished itself and is uniquely positioned to assist the most discriminating traveler by offering the highest level of personalized service, making arrangements on all seven continents. Small by choice, the agency consists of only 10 agents, some of whom have been with the agency for over 30 years.Now in its 34th year, Rudi Steele Travel has been a member agency of Virtuoso almost from beginning of its establishment.