Amanda J. Close

Vice President, Global Operations and Regional Services


As Vice President of Global Operations for UNIGLOBE Travel International, Amanda is responsible for the development, implementation, and educational skills portfolios of the UNIGLOBE franchise system - a role she has held since 1993. Amanda began her travel agency career with UNIGLOBE in 1986 as a corporate sales representative and since that time she has gained experience in sales and management for corporate, leisure/cruise, meetings, group and incentive travel. 

Amanda has been instrumental in developing and implementing the many projects and programs that today are standard components of the UNIGLOBE Business System and in 1997, she won the Travel Weekly award for Best Business Management Idea: Sales of over $50 Million for her Converting Inquiries to Sales program.  Amanda currently oversees the orientation and implementation process for all new UNIGLOBE Regions and UNIGLOBE Global Partners worldwide and provides ongoing sales and operational training and support.

She is a subject matter expert on franchising, business development, profitability, and performance and has participated on industry panels and been quoted in various trade and consumer media.


UNIGLOBE Leadership Team

UNIGLOBE Leadership Team

Using their combined strengths in franchise development, technology, finance, customer service and training, they work together with UNIGLOBE franchisees and Global Partners to achieve the UNIGLOBE mission to be the leading and most dependable family of travel management companies in the world.

Meet the Team