We’re CONNECTED: With many years in the travel business, we know industry leaders and the people who make things happen.

We’re PLUGGED IN: We listen.  We ask questions.  We listen some more.  It’s our job to pass along market intel to keep you updated with industry trends if not half-a-step ahead.

Jane Behrend

Founder and President

An expert in adventure and wildlife destinations worldwide, Jane founded her  own travel marketing company in 1989 after working as an account executive in public relations and advertising sales. She has a long and strong background working with the tourism private sector…

Jessie Bligh

Sales & Marketing Manager

Part of the Emerging Destination team since 2014, Jessie is a Georgia native with a lifelong passion for travel and exploring the world through wanderlust. In addition to sales and marketing, she also oversees the company’s webinar training programs, digital content, and…

Karen Bouchard

Karen feels very fortunate to have been exposed to travel at a very young age. On the heels of her parents as they made their way home time and again, she spent many summers in Europe visiting relatives in England, Scotland and…

Jenna Farber

Sales & Marketing Manager

With parents who own a travel agency and adventure travel business, Jenna was born with the travel bug in her genes. From an early age she started exploring the world through family adventures. After a gap year spent abroad in Australia and…

Ana Kammerer

Sales & Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana knew from a young age that she wanted to work in something related with travel and tourism. Her passion for discovering new places was passed down from her parents, who were keen to travel…

Kim Bligh

Kim caught the travel and exploration bug after college and has since become a passionate traveler.  Kim joined Emerging Destinations in 2017 and enjoys providing administrative support for the team. In 2011 Kim and her husband spent 7 months in an RV…

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