Mr. Russel Hill was born in Bogota, Columbia on September 12, 1967. He was raised in New York and Bogota, with the exception of one year, when he attended Cushing Academy in Massachusetts. After completing high school in Bogota, he moved to Connecticut for two years, and then lived in Boston two years after that. When Russel was 37, he made a permanent move to Philippines, where he currently resides. He is happily married and is the father of three beautiful girls.
Russel completed high school at the English institute in Bogota, Colombia and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Russel's involvement in the tourism and airline industries began at the early age of 9, when he worked at Avianca Airlines' reservation center in Bogota. At 16, while a student at Cushing Academy, Russel worked in a travel agency and serviced the worldwide travel plans of Cushing's international student body. It was during this time that Russel learned to book and ticket global travel. With his passion for travel firmly established, Russel started working at Starfly Travels Company as a reservation assistant. Two years later, at age 20, he became the manager of the agency. In this capacity, he handled both groups and individual reservations. Merely a year later, at age 21, Russel became one of the youngest owners of a travel agency in the United States. He opened up to five locations on the East Coast and grew a $250,000 a year agency to a mega agency as featured in the South Florida Business Journal with sales exceeding $46 million annually and growing rapidly. He has achieved his great success by learning to manage worldwide airline, cruise, and hotel contracts and by creating an educational program for success in the travel industry.
Despite the vast changes that the airline industry has endured in recent years, Russel has been a pioneer in maintaining and growing a successful travel agency that currently employs over 30 travel professionals.
He holds an FAA certified Commercial Pilot Rating and is an avid private pilot.
Mr. Russel Hill has successfully incorporated all elements of travel to service even the most discerning clientele.