Listee Features — Tourism

JULIEANNE KOHN

A real people person, Julieanne Kohn has excelled as a travel advisor. She loves both traveling and sharing her experiences with others, so the field seemed to be the perfect fit. Ms. Kohn worked hard to achieve her goal, and was thrilled to land a position as a travel agent with American Express Co. in 1970. Her expertise quickly caught the attention of her peers and clients. They liked that she was well-traveled enough to offer suggestions based on places she has visited; that personal touch really made a big difference. Some of Ms. Kohn’s clients even came with her as she advanced through the industry. Her roles after she left American Express Co. included travel agent with Thomas Cook

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VALENE LUCY SMITH

Looking to gain a better understanding of the world and its people, Valene Lucy Smith has dedicated her life to anthropology, geography, and tourism. She has loved traveling since childhood, and has been to almost every country in the world. These experiences taught her that there is more to her field than people understand and led her to teaching travel geography and tourism. This is also what separates Dr. Smith from her peers; while many other anthropologists are caught up in human behavior, she looks at human behavior as a response to different environments, land areas, and uses. Over the years, she has published her findings in books like “Hosts and Guests Revisited” and “Tourism Alternatives: Potentials and Problems in

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