I Q! Do you?
Q Events was founded in 1988. With more than 30 years in the industry and with over 200 years of combined experience from a staff of exceptionally qualified professionals and specialists, we are equipped and ready to consult, plan, and execute any travel services you might need, from customized or series tours, to special events, festivals, meetings, incentives and conventions.
What more will Q do for you?
We’ll do what you want! We listen, we respond, we customize! Q handles over 250 customized tours per year in destinations all over the world, including Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, United Kingdom/Ireland, China, South America, the U.S., and Mexico, just to name a few.
Q stands for Quality.
Simply stated, we are the best in the business. And we believe our clients deserve nothing less than the best. With Q Events and Destination Management, you’ll be treated to the finest in hotels, restaurants and transportation accommodations, as well as to the best in Tour Managers, local guides, once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing opportunities, special events and other travel-related services.
Q will do it all for you! And we’ll do it with your budget in mind.
For all these reasons and more, I Q! And so should you!
Meet the team!
President of Q Events AG
John Wiscombe, CEO has worked in tourism and travel for nearly 40 years, establishing companies in the U.S. and Europe to service both high volume and boutique travel and event-management needs for group, special interest (music, performance, religious travel, art/culture), and MICE clients. His experience includes being a professional tour manager in countries all over Western Europe, organizing and managing large events (parades, music festivals, conferences). John is passionate about providing unparalleled service at reasonable costs. His reputation for integrity and building teams of like-minded colleagues is demonstrated in the high percentage of repeat and new clients using Q Events services. Q Events reflects John Wiscombe’s values and commitment to excellence.
Daniela has a vast knowledge of all tour business aspects. Born and raised in Austria, Daniela started her tourism career in Vienna before moving to the US in 1998. Handling all types of groups, she worked in sales and operations acquiring an extensive destination knowledge. Since 2005 she has been in charge of the performance tour business overseeing travel arrangements for hundreds of tours. She has also been responsible for managing large choir and orchestra music festivals such as Mozart’s 250th and Haydn’s 200th in Austria and events in Prague, Rome, Paris, Normandy, Berlin, Lucerne, Sherborne, and Canterbury.
Chief Financial Officer
What brought Isa to Q Events in 2012 was a wish she always had to work in the travel industry. After years of experience in an accounting department for an international rental car company in Switzerland, she began working at a private school where she was the head of accounting and human resources. In addition to solidifying her accounting skills, the experience provided her with a great expertise in the field of human resources. It was especially this part of her job that Isa liked. This native to the German part of Switzerland has never shied away from learning new skill sets.
Claudia brings a lot of experience in tourism to her new position with Q Events, having worked in several other large DMC companies in Europe. She has been working in the travel industry since 2007. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management she worked for almost 5 years in the group business with responsibilities ranging from designing tours, booking all services, selling and accompanying the tours – she is experienced in the whole process. Each group is different and each has some different needs, - these are challenges she loves. Her heart belongs in tourism. Claudia is fluent in German (mother tongue), Italian, French and English. Q’s clients will certainly benefit from the experience, knowledge, and passionate enthusiasm Claudia brings with her.
Maria has a great approach to a job she loves. After completing a Master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Maria began work as a Travel Specialist. Over the years, she has also worked in Project Management; International Sales, Conferences, Meetings and Incentives; Medical Travel; tour guiding and group operations. The highlight of Maria’s career came as she was part of the operational team for Luther 2017 Choral Festival in Berlin. She described the festival as “amazing and life-changing.”
Taylor is a native to Arizona who began working in the travel industry in 1998. During this time he got married and is a father to five children. He graduated from Arizona State University and manages the Production Team as well as the Operations Department of our sister company, Faith Journeys. His vast knowledge of this industry and extensive travel background make him a great asset to both companies.
Irina Gerónimo Marte
Operation specialist MICE
Irina has been with Q Events since July, 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management from International School of Tourism Management in Zurich. Irina is something of an organizational wizard, and is relentless in her search for the best venues, hotels, and activities for clients. “Every event is different and that makes the work so interesting!” she said recently, when asked about her job. “I strive to make sure that every event will leave groups with rewarding experiences and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!”
For fifteen years Simonetta has been making performing groups happy by providing them with unforgettable musical experiences which will forever remain engraved in their memories. Said Simonetta, “This is for me the biggest gratification”, a sentiment bolstered by all the accolades received throughout the years as she has devoted herself to her job. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you did to make our Italy trip the most wonderful experience ever! The highlight of the trip was performing in the Sistine Chapel! I will remember this for the rest of my life (Catholic HS Choir; Italy 2015).
Helmut was born and raised in Vienna, the world capitol of music! Music has always been an integral part of his life. He sang as a choir boy, took lessons in piano and studied music theory. As a Tour Manager for Music Celebrations International he took groups to various European Countries. Since 2004 Helmut has worked as a Concert Manager responsible for arranging and promoting concerts in the German speaking countries and Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. His great aspiration is making sure each touring ensemble he works with has a unique and meaningful concert tour experience.
Luke has been involved with the planning and execution of over 40 major events in Europe, and has been instrumental in bringing tens of thousands of travelers to Europe to tour, learn, perform, celebrate, and commemorate significant milestone anniversaries. Luke’s 20 years of experience in group travel and event planning has taken him to Europe dozens of times. Luke takes great pride in helping others experience the world as he has, and develop a passion for experiences made available only through exploration.
Gregg graduated from Arizona State University with a focus in Graphic Design. He has been working in the travel industry for 10 years and is passionate about blending design and marketing. Gregg began his love for travel early on by traveling with his school orchestras. Gregg also loves to spend time outdoors and travel with his wife and two kids.
Executive assistant to the President
Originally from North Carolina, Kerry attended The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and graduated with degrees in Business Management, Marketing and Spanish. She began her career in the travel industry in 2005 which ignited her passion for travel and helping groups explore the world. Her years of experience have equipped her with an essential familiarity with popular destinations and a thorough understanding of group travel. At Q Events, Kerry collaborates with each department and works closely with the President assisting in the daily activities of the company.
Kamila was born in the Czech Republic, and currently lives in Prague. She has been working in the travel industry since graduating from university, where she studied Art History. She began her career in the hotel industry, which was a great experience. Afterwards, she wanted to try other parts of the travel industry and found enjoyment working in Destination Management. She thrives when she can combine her two strongest passions - travel and art. She believes that the only way to do great work is to love what you do.