I Q! Do you? Q Events was founded in 1988. With almost 30 years in the industry and with over 200 years of combined experience from a staff of exceptionally qualified professionals and specialists, we are equipped and ready to consult, plan, and execute any travel services you might need, from customized or series tours, to special events, festivals, meetings, incentives and conventions. What more will Q do for you? We’ll do what you want! We listen, we respond, we customize! Q handles over 250 customized tours per year in destinations all over the world, including Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, United Kingdom/Ireland, China, South America, the U.S., and Mexico, just to name a few. Q stands for Quality. Simply stated, we are the best in the business. And we believe our clients deserve nothing less than the best. With Q Events and Destination Management, you’ll be treated to the finest in hotels, restaurants and transportation accommodations, as well as to the best in Tour Managers, local guides, once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing opportunities, special events and other travel-related services. Q will do it all for you! And we’ll do it with your budget in mind. For all these reasons and more, I Q! And so should you! Meet the team!
John Wiscombe

PRESIDENT OF Q EVENTS AG

John Wiscombe, CEO has worked in tourism and travel for nearly 40 years, establishing companies in the U.S. and Europe to service both high volume and boutique travel and event-management needs for group, special interest (music, performance, religious travel, art/culture), and MICE clients. His experience includes being a professional tour manager in countries all over Western Europe, organizing and managing large events (parades, music festivals, conferences). John is passionate about providing unparalleled service at reasonable costs. His reputation for integrity and building teams of like-minded colleagues is demonstrated in the high percentage of repeat and new clients using Q Events services. Q Events reflects John Wiscombe’s values and commitment to excellence.
Isabelle Kellerhals

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

What brought Isa to Q Events in 2012 was a wish she always had to work in the travel industry. After years of experience in an accounting department for an international rental car company in Switzerland, she began working at a private school where she was the head of accounting and human resources. In addition to solidifying her accounting skills, the experience provided her with a great expertise in the field of human resources. It was especially this part of her job that Isa liked. This native to the German part of Switzerland has never shied away from learning new skill sets.

Bettina Galeppi

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS

Said Bettina who was born in the sunniest part of Switzerland. After her study, Bettina obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management before finishing with a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from a University in Netherlands. She worked extensively in Holland, from designing brochures to booking accommodations and services—as well as organizing events. When she moved back to Switzerland, Bettina felt lucky to be employed by Q Events. “Personally I consider Q Events and our suppliers a big family driven to deliver an unforgettable experience to all our clients,” she said.” Q Events puts heart in everything we do.”

Marianne Neeser

SENIOR OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Marianne has been working in the travel industry for the last twenty years. After graduating from business school, she moved to Switzerland to join the Swiss Hotel-and-Tourism School, after which she worked with river cruises, group tours, and cultural tours. She also designed customized tours. Marianne was born and raised in Norway. She is a big fan of Europe because she believes that it offers much in the way of rich cultural and historical experiences. She is passionate about traveling because she loves to explore new countries.

 

Maria Vorobyeva

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Maria has a great approach to a job she loves. After completing a Master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Maria began work as a Travel Specialist. Over the years, she has also worked in Project Management; International Sales, Conferences, Meetings and Incentives; Medical Travel; tour guiding and group operations. The highlight of Maria’s career came as she was part of the operational team for Luther 2017 Choral Festival in Berlin. She described the festival as “amazing and life-changing.”

Daniela Gallhofer-Yon

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS PROJECTS (MCI)

Daniela has a vast knowledge of all tour business aspects. Born and raised in Austria, Daniela started her tourism career in Vienna before moving to the US in 1998. Handling all types of groups, she worked in sales and operations acquiring an extensive destination knowledge. Since 2005 she has been in charge of the performance tour business overseeing travel arrangements for hundreds of tours. She has also been responsible for managing large choir and orchestra music festivals such as Mozart’s 250th and Haydn’s 200th in Austria and events in Prague, Rome, Paris, Normandy, Berlin, Lucerne, Sherborne, and Canterbury.

Véronique Perrault

MANAGER OF PRODUCTION

One of her favorite quotes, Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress, working hard for something we love is called passion tells much about Véronique. Véronique graduated from Paris National Business School with a degree in Tourism, and from the Sorbonne University with a degree in Applied Foreign Languages. Starting her career as a National Licensed Tour Guide in France specializing in WWI and WWII heritage tours, pilgrimage tours, music and art groups, Véronique has worked for a large European travel company and joined Q Events in May of 2011.

Taylor Wiscombe

MANAGER OF PRODUCTION

Taylor is a native to Arizona who began working in the travel industry in 1998. During this time he got married and is a father to five children. He graduated from Arizona State University and manages the Production Team as well as the Operations Department of our sister company, Faith Journeys. His vast knowledge of this industry and extensive travel background make him a great asset to both companies.

Simonetta Belluzzi

CONCERT MANAGER

For fifteen years Simonetta has been making performing groups happy by providing them with unforgettable musical experiences which will forever remain engraved in their memories. Said Simonetta, “This is for me the biggest gratification”, a sentiment bolstered by all the accolades received throughout the years as she has devoted herself to her job. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you did to make our Italy trip the most wonderful experience ever! The highlight of the trip was performing in the Sistine Chapel! I will remember this for the rest of my life (Catholic HS Choir; Italy 2015).

Helmut Wondra

CONCERT MANAGER

Helmut was born and raised in Vienna, the world capitol of music! Music has always been an integral part of his life. He sang as a choir boy, took lessons in piano and studied music theory. As a Tour Manager for Music Celebrations International he took groups to various European Countries. Since 2004 Helmut has worked as a Concert Manager responsible for arranging and promoting concerts in the German speaking countries and Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. His great aspiration is making sure each touring ensemble he works with has a unique and meaningful concert tour experience.

Ondřej Bachor

EXECUTIVE MANAGER MICE PRAGUE

Ondrej’s motto touches on fast response, creativity and a personal touch, because he believes clients value these things. When Ondrej started in a small agency in the summer of 1997, he did not realize that he would love the industry so much and would stay for so long. While he loves interesting and unforgettable events and activities, it is the great people with whom he comes in contact, many of which have become his good friends. In September 2015, Ondrej joined Q Events, opening a new branch office in Prague, where his clients are in good hands.

Irina Gerónimo Marte

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST MICE

Irina has been with Q Events since July, 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management from International School of Tourism Management in Zurich. Irina is something of an organizational wizard, and is relentless in her search for the best venues, hotels, and activities for clients. “Every event is different and that makes the work so interesting!” she said recently, when asked about her job. “I strive to make sure that every event will leave groups with rewarding experiences and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!”

Luke Wiscombe

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Luke has been involved with the planning and execution of over 40 major events in Europe, and has been instrumental in bringing tens of thousands of travelers to Europe to tour, learn, perform, celebrate, and commemorate significant milestone anniversaries. Luke’s 20 years of experience in group travel and event planning has taken him to Europe dozens of times. Luke takes great pride in helping others experience the world as he has, and develop a passion for experiences made available only through exploration.

Gregg Clawson

MARKETING DEVELOPMENT

Gregg graduated from Arizona State University with a focus in Graphic Design. He has been working in the travel industry for 10 years and is passionate about blending design and marketing. Gregg began his love for travel early on by traveling with his school orchestras. Gregg also loves to spend time outdoors and travel with his wife and two kids.

Kerry Young

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

Originally from North Carolina, Kerry attended The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and graduated with degrees in Business Management, Marketing and Spanish. She began her career in the travel industry in 2005 which ignited her passion for travel and helping groups explore the world. Her years of experience have equipped her with an essential familiarity with popular destinations and a thorough understanding of group travel. At Q Events, Kerry collaborates with each department and works closely with the President assisting in the daily activities of the company.

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