We expand cultural awareness, empower travelers and their companions to reach beyond their comfort zones, and create global citizens through unforgettable life experiences.
Who we are
Suncierge®, Inc. is a unique, boutique travel services company that provides comprehensive travel design and innovative concierge services to help travelers who aspire to new experiences. Our clients seek full-service, certified travel experts with whom to collaborate on immersive, authentic, and safety-minded experiences for soul-touching memories.
Suncierge acts as a traveler advocate and leverages a network of travel partner relationships in over 100+ countries and $26 billion in annual purchasing power to deliver exclusive benefits for clients not found online. Sorry, Google.
HOW WE ADD VALUE
Suncierge, Inc. is an incorporated, profitable, reputable, trusted, ethical, accessible, trained, insured, security-minded, value-focused, safety-insistent, technology-embracing, community-giving and relationships-first woman and minority-owned business full-time dedicated to your travel dreams.
Our worldwide travel partners are vetted and recertified annually in order to qualify as collaborators with Suncierge. We have preferred status relationships with over 30 cruise brands and hundreds of tour companies, rental car, and lodging brands globally (many you’ve never heard of), which means our clients are first in line for upgrades and other benefits.
Lastly, we are one of only 300 elite Virtuoso Certified Travel Advisors worldwide. This means we’re trained on how to add value and nuance each component of your holistic travel plan resulting in unparallelled Return on Life moments.
Most importantly, we encourage you to read what our clients say about us.
meet the team
Christie Soper, Founder and Chief Experience Officer
Inspired by rarely having time to plan a proper vacation while juggling work, family and community commitments in the past, Christie opted to leave behind the security and comfort of her Fortune 200 financial services career after 20 years of various leadership roles in IT, Marketing and Communications, Digital Business and Diversity Strategy. Since the leap, she has chased her passions for helping women, travel and tech and turned her hobby of travel planning into a thriving company to help travelers escape, immerse and rebond.
More about Christie
Before Suncierge, Christie co-founded the Women’s Leadership and Asian Business Resource Groups for her former company and is a Women’s Professional Forum member. She has served on boards for the Greenhill Center for NC Art, Children’s Home Society, Triad Local First and Greensboro Children’s Museum, as a speaker’s bureau member for the Women’s Resource Center, and as a Women’s Executive Connection panelist and planning committee member.
Christie is a Virtuoso Certified Travel Advisor (VCTA) and Project Management Professional® with an Elon University MBA, a master’s certificate in IT project management from George Washington University, and a diversity and inclusion management certificate from Cornell University. When not planning unforgettable getaways for clients around the world, she enjoys spending time with her husband, and their four children.
Melanie Shelton, Experience Specialist
Customer service is in her blood. Melanie has over 25 years of customer service experience with most of that time spent in management roles in specialty retailers.
Her goal is to make your travel experience go smoothly from the time the idea is a twinkle in your eye to the time you return home.
More about Melanie
Before joining Suncierge, Melanie worked as the operations manager for a wholesale flooring company and, most recently, in the collegiate market as a merchandise manager and buyer for Elon University.
She enjoys traveling, cooking, and photography. Although she doesn’t have a green thumb, her most recent home project is trying to keep several new houseplants alive.
Dave Soper, Chief Information Officer
Dave has been designing technology solutions since 1992 with a focus on the travel industry since 2016.
More about Dave
Before Suncierge, Dave has been the Technology Innovation Officer to a Fortune 250 financial services company, the Chief Technology Officer for a regional bank, and the Technology Architect for an international furniture manufacturer. Prior to all of that, Dave spent much of his life in broadcasting, specifically digital television production and on-air radio work.
membership has its privileges
For many of our curated experiences, we partnered with our Virtuoso colleagues to create these unforgettable moments. Virtuoso is the leading global network of top travel industry professionals including hoteliers, over 30 cruise lines, tour operators and of course, travel advisors. Our relationships and scale enable us to offer our clients unparallelled unique experiences, special values, complimentary benefits, rare access and VIP treatment.
Meet a few of our partners who may collaborate on your travel plans.
Suncierge is only as strong as the company we keep. Here are a few of our rockstar partners who collaborate on your travel dreams.
Ray (of Aloha)
Paris, Normandy & Champagne
Arctic & Antarctica