Cheryl Denise Gill holds dual degrees from Rosemont University – a master’s of business administration and another in management. She was selected among a distinguished student body to study abroad programs and has traveled to Scotland, India, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. With an undergraduate degree in public relations, Cheryl focused her career interests on travel and tourism and founded Distinct Destinations travel Agency over a decade ago offering full scale travel business and leisure travel accommodations.
Distinct Destinations Travel Agency, LLC now employs over twenty qualified travel professionals and specialist of distinct destinations including Bermuda, Costa Rica, Aruba, and other domestic locals. The agency is full-staffed located in Philadelphia to service clients with hotel, air, cruises, destinations weddings and just about anything anyone can think of that involves travel. When she is not speaking to students, civil and business communities on the importance of travel and education, she is busy mentoring youth encouraging them to think and travel outside of the corners of their neighborhoods. In 2008, Ms. Gill launched Away We Go! Travel camp for kids, which provides children ages 13 to 18 with unique travel opportunities in conjunction with their academic curriculum. The kids travel camp is staffed with travel mentors to give inner city youth an opportunity to see various parts of the world.
Prior to opening District Destinations Travel Agency, Ms. Gill was even then involved with youth as a social services program director for Juvenile Justice Center where she coordinated social and legal care for at-risk youth. Her interest in helping children became even stronger while working with the youth. Her belief is that young people should be exposed to other cultural places in the world and is the underlying passion behind her travel and tourism initiatives for young people. She first became familiar with the legal system as a legal secretary with AFSCME District Council 33, servicing the legal needs of city government employees. She leverages considerable skill in business, social service and public relations to offer the community the highest level of peak performance and professional care.
Distinct Destinations Travel Agency has consistently been named one of the premiere agencies in the travel industry . Ms. Gill currently served on the board of the American Society of Travel Agents and is a past-treasurer of the Philadelphia Chapter. She is a member of the American Travel Bureau and accredited on a Master level in the Cruising industry. She holds Aruba Certification Specialist, Bermuda Specialist, USAir Vacation Specialist, Grenada specialist for honeymoon planning, Love-Is-In-the Air Sandals Certification, and Disney travel. She has lectured on travel and tourism at colleges and universities and is also a member of the International Airline Travel Agent Network, Caribbean Tourist Organization, National Association of Female Executives, Outside Sales and Support Network and the Women Entrepreneur Network. Ms. Gill was nominated for the Madame C. J. Walker Award and the recipient of numerous outstanding achievements and community advocate awards.
Ms. Gill resides in Oak Lane with her husband and co-owner of the agency Earl and son Malcolm, a 10th grade honor student. They also are the proud parents of two other sons, Marvin and Ian and a daughter Kareema. The Away We Go! Youth Travel Camp, Inc., is dedicated to the memory of her late sister, DeAnn White, who was killed in the Pier 34 tragedy. www.deannwhite.com – “May her light continue to shine in my life.”
Distinct Destinations Travel Agency, LLC is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please click on the website for more information at www.distinctdestinationstravel.org For more information about our youth initiative on Away We Go! Youth Travel Camp click, www.awaywegotravelcamp.com