TravelQuest International President, Aram Kaprielian, grew up within the travel industry. In the 1980s, he worked for and managed his father’s group travel company, Travel Bug International, one of the original pioneering astronomy travel companies.
Having traveled to almost every region of the world, Aram fell in love with the mountains of Arizona and founded TravelQuest in Prescott, Arizona in 1996.
Since that time, he and the TQ Team have made it their passion to create innovative travel programs to all parts of the world – from the American Southwest, to Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and even Antarctica and the North Pole – and provide the very best in client services
Aram personally scouts out emerging destinations, and has visited all seven continents. His passion for sharing unique, one-of-a-kind travel experiences with travelers from around the world is evident in every TravelQuest program.
Alec was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona, the TQ office’s hometown. His travel experiences through US NationalParks and worldwide destinations helped shape his exploratory view on adventure. Alec’s natural leadership qualities, love of travel, and attention to detail are just some of the many qualities that he brings to our TravelQuest family. His artistic and designer’s eye proves very helpful when maintaining the TQ website and when creating TQ documents we send to our trip leaders.
In his free time, Alec illustrates comics and children’s books, and does graphic and video game design. He has experienced totality three times: Svalbard in 2015, Bali in 2016, and Wyoming in 2017.
Cody Carter, head of Client Relations, strives to deliver a friendly, informed and heartening experience to the sum of TravelQuest’s patrons. With an ability to sculpt a positive and memorable interrelation with the consumer, she is set to help mold the creative clay of upcoming tours, and provide a harmonious relationship with all of TravelQuest’s clientele… the heart of our business.
Cody has led two total solar eclipse tours since the dawning of her career with TravelQuest in 2014. The 2016 eclipse over Sulawesi took her to Indonesia for her first acquaintance with the moon’s shadow, and more recently, she experienced totality in Jackson, WY, while functioning as a Trip Leader for the Yellowstone and Tetons Family Adventure.
The behind-the-scenes phases of tour development and document writing provide a gratifying combination of continually expanding knowledge, and the recognition that there are always new and exciting adventures on the horizon. Cody eagerly awaits the next unique travel experience, while maintaining the TravelQuest standard of excellence in between celestial happenings.