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Ann Becker

Ann Becker (she/her/hers) has been a business owner throughout her career. Today she is dedicated to supporting and strengthening travel small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and leaders by forging strategic connections; contributing fresh perspectives; including and elevating diverse voices; and strengthening organizational capacity. Her quest to ensure that the travel industry puts connections among local hosts, small communities and visitors front and center responsibly is unwavering. With more than three decades of experience in meeting/event management and strategy consulting combined with a passion for travel rooted in deep, mutually beneficial human encounters, Ann started Travel with Ann Costa Rica in 2005. For 15 years, she created and led more than 40 small group experiential trips in Costa Rica, neighboring countries and Chile. She is the Principal Strategic Advisor to the RISE Travel Institute. Ann has a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado and a MA in Science, Technology and Public Policy from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.


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