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Ari Charlestein

Philadelphia, PA

I have spent my entire life eating, living, and breathing everything travel-related. In 2008 I founded Award Magic and First Class and Beyond award booking services, and I spent fourteen years focusing on helping people get the most out of their loyalty points. Since 2019, though, I’ve branched out into the tour space, first with Competitours and my own company called Etgar Travel, and now at Journeys. At this point, I have traveled to over 60 countries, and I’m not slowing down yet. When I’m actually in the US, however, I live in Philadelphia with my wife Sarah, and our two kids, Yair and Eliana.

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