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Welcome to Ourisman Travel! We are a full-service, award-winning travel consultancy specializing in luxury travel. Forget internet search engines and settle for average travel packages. A true luxury travel experience anticipates your every need, unlocking value-added exclusive perks and unforgettable travel experiences that are simply unattainable on your own. Our competitive advantage as luxury travel advisors exceeds the power of the internet and even the most prestigious credit cards. You can’t VIP yourself, but we can.

Do you know who is behind the scenes of your travel planning? We are a small business with a team of six, each bringing unique expertise to make your trip as memorable as possible. From Texas to North Carolina, Maryland to Florida, and Alabama, meet our remote team who is behind the scenes of your epic adventures.

Quick Facts!

We were established in 2006 in Berkeley, California.

We are currently a team of 6 working from North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Florida, and Alabama.

We have served over 3,700 clients over the past 18 years.

We have clients all over the world! Locations include the United States, Australia, India, United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Canada, Germany, and Austria… just to name a few!

Our Origin Story

Our origin story as told by David Ourisman:

“I have always loved travel. I probably inherited that from my grandparents who were intrepid world travelers, having gone virtually everywhere in the world when I was a child. I took my first international adventure the summer I graduated from high school, going on a six-week student tour of Europe that included four weeks studying French at the University of Grenoble.

At the time I started Ourisman Travel, I was living in Berkeley, California, and in academia. On my 55th birthday, an idea popped into my head to become a Travel Advisor. I thought it would be fun and I especially liked the opportunities tht would open for my own travels.

My 55th birthday present to myself was starting a business. With the luck of good timing, I came across Brownell Travel in time to join thier first mentoring program in 2006.

This past May marked 18 years I have been in the travel industry. Unlike most advisors, my business model has focused on hotels and resorts. My business has grown into a team of award-winning hotel specialists and we use our expertise to secure the best luxury values for our cleints.”

Meet the Team!

Meet our incredible team at Ourisman Travel! Angela Valenti, our Managing Director, is a visionary leader and luxury hotel specialist who loves iced coffee, her fur babies Montage and Jeter, and destinations like Turks & Caicos and London. David Ourisman, our founder, established the company in 2006 and remains active behind the scenes, sharing his luxury travel insights. Meg, our Luxury Travel Advisor, is a meticulous hotel-only specialist who loves health, wellness, and her dog Aspen. Courtney, another Luxury Travel Advisor, crafts tailored luxury itineraries and enjoys traveling with her adventurous sons. Allie, our Team Coordinator, ensures personalized hotel stays for clients and enjoys skiing and exploring new places. Alex, our Marketing Coordinator, brings our story to life online and loves fostering puppies and exploring Austin’s coffee shops.

We’ve earned the title of top producer for the most renowned luxury hotels and our host travel agency, year after year. It’s what sets us apart from the rest and keeps our clients coming back for more. Together, we are a remote team of six dedicated to making your travel experiences extraordinary. Meet the team!

David Ourisman


Establishing Ourisman Travel was David Ourisman’s birthday present to himself in 2006. David loves the travel experience of being in a different culture, learning new languages and accents, and opening up to new cuisines. While he’s still very much a part of the team behind the scenes, David entered semi-retirement in 2016 to allow himself more time to travel, cultivate relationships with our global partners, write about his passion for luxury travel, and share his insights and expertise on FlyerTalk. Outside of travel, he loves nature, photography, and hiking in the woods. David has been to Paris more than a dozen times and he “could go back a dozen more.” Morocco, Greece, and the mountains in southern China are on his bucket list!

Angela Valenti

Managing Director, Joined Team O in 2015

Angela is our Managing Director, long-term vision leader, creative problem solver, and resident luxury hotel specialist. The reward of learning a new hotel product and experiencing service first-hand, while maintaining relationships with our partners, motivates her every day. She enjoys a morning routine, iced coffee, and her fur babies – Montage (yep, like the hotel!) & Jeter. Angela’s favorite places to return to are Turks & Caicos and London. Her bucket list trips include Chile and Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. Angela has a passion for travel, our clients, our team, and our business. She handles overseeing the business and operational side of things so that our team is able to put their full focus on you!

Meg Langrehr

Luxury Travel Advisor, Joined Team O in 2019

Meg is our hotel-only specialist. Her attention to detail, and willingness to listen, understand & go the extra mile brings personability and thoroughness to our clients’ bookings and travel process. Meg loves to immerse herself in a new culture, learn from people who are different from her, and enjoy the wonders of nature. Outside of travel, she enjoys all things health & wellness, being outdoors, and spending time with her dog, Aspen. Meg’s top bucket list destinations include Greece, Switzerland, Africa, and New Zealand.

Courtney Sanak

Luxury Travel Advisor, Joined Team O in 2021

Courtney is our Tailored Luxury specialist and spends her days crafting custom itineraries for our clients. Her background in event planning lends to a sharp eye for detail – anticipating things clients may not have realized they need. She leverages her expertise and close relationships with our suppliers and hoteliers around the world to turn our client’s travel dreams into vivid memories. She stays busy raising two adventurous boys and doing what she loves – traveling the world to learn more and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations. Both her sons received passports at 4 months old and collected their first stamp before age 1. Some of Courtney’s favorite travel experiences include hiking in Patagonia, Chile, snowmobiling on glaciers in Iceland, an Amazon River Cruise in Peru, spotting monkeys in the Costa Rican jungle with her son & a safari in South Africa!

Allie Weachter

Team Coordinator, Joined Team O in 2021

As Team Coordinator, Allie supports the team in an administrative and operational capacity. She helps personalize each hotel stay by sharing our clients’ special requests, celebrations, and travel details with our hotel partners. Allie enjoys spending time with friends & family, going to coffee shops, and skiing & snowboarding. When traveling, she loves to adventure outdoors, try authentic cuisines, and discover hidden gems. Allie’s favorite places to return to are Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and Beaver Creek, Colorado. Her bucket list destinations include Iceland, Japan, and Switzerland! Allie graduated from Florida State University in 2021 and lives in Tampa, Florida.

Alex Woche

Marketing Coordinator, Joined Team O in 2023

Alex is our Marketing Coordinator at Ourisman Travel. Her love for authentic storytelling and the power of social media make her an expert at fostering an online community. She previously lived in Sydney, New York City, and London before moving back home to Texas two years ago. When traveling, she loves to embrace and learn the new beliefs, scenery, wildlife, and uniqueness every place has to offer. Her bucket list destinations include Africa, Tahiti, and the coast of Italy. At home, Alex loves fostering puppies from local rescue groups, going on long walks with her boyfriend and dogs, and going to the best coffee shops in Austin.

We Can't Wait to Work With You!

At Ourisman Travel, we take pride in going above and beyond to create a personalized experience just for you. With our high-touch approach, we’ll not only anticipate your every need but also offer tailor-made suggestions and recommendations that perfectly match your taste and budget. When you choose to book your travel with us, you can rest easy knowing that an extraordinary and unforgettable experience awaits you.

Ready to start planning? Get started by filling out a Travel Request Form today and let us tailor an experience just for you. We can’t wait to assist you in planning and adding value-added amenities to your next stay!

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