Claire Bidlingmaier

Sr. Director Supplier Relations and Agency Engagement, The Affluent Traveler

Inclusive in Claire's title is a special passion for luxury travel.  With an extensive career, spanning more than 35 years, Claire has held leadership positions in well-respected companies such as American Express Consumer Travel, AAA Travel, National Leisure Group and Global Consolidated Services.

Before joining The Affluent Traveler Collection in 2016, Claire worked for Corporate Travel Services and launched their luxury division, Exceptional Journeys. Training, developing, coaching and mentoring are the areas that Claire enjoys and continues to weave into her new role.

As Senior Director, Claire is responsible for the overall management of The Affluent Travel Collection program including growing supplier relations with ATC hotel partners, tour operator and On Location suppliers, enhancing the Affluent Traveler brand through the development of new training, marketing and engagement programs and working with the team to support continued growth and development.

Claire and her husband make southeast Michigan their home and enjoy boating the great lakes, spending time with family and friends and traveling to new and favorite destinations around the world.

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