CEO & Founder, TWIP
Lauren A. Koenig, CEO & Founder, TWIP (Travel With Interesting People)
Travel activist, company founder and TWIP CEO, Lauren A. Koenig grew up in the Midwest. Educated at Ball State University while holding a 4-year Presidential Scholarship, she left her hometown of Chicago at the invitation of the French Ministry of Education to teach English, which started her career in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Lauren welcomed the challenge of working abroad; travel became a hallmark of her early and future stage development. Returning to the US, she worked for Anita Dee Yacht Charters before joining The International Kitchen, the leading provider of cooking school vacations covering Italy, France and Spain.
These travel related business experiences enabled Lauren to identify and create a unique, distinctive product offering: TWIP – Travel With Interesting People. TWIP is the only travel website that empowers global and domestic travellers to find each other based upon their individual personal desires or what the company coined, ‘Travanality.’ TWIP offers travellers the opportunity to travel to the most interesting countries in the world, discovering global events and exciting, exclusive adventures. While importantly, being compatible with each traveller previously identified needs.
Through TWIP, Lauren hopes to help every traveller see the world from the empowerment and knowledge of fellow members.
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