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                                           Meet the team

We are the team behind the award-winning student tour operator Bus2alps AG. Having carried over 100,000 students since our first trip in 2003, our experience has allowed us to develop unbeatable knowledge of over 50 destinations across Europe and North Africa. Your institution can take advantage of our group buying power, organization, superior current location-based knowledge, expert tour leaders, and extensive partner network to craft the best possible travel experiences for your students. We deliver safe, fun, informative, and reliable travel to a variety of programs semester after semester, year after year, adding to each program’s reputation and marketability.

 

VANESSA LATESSA

Director

After completing a degree in education, Vanessa worked as a Special Education Consultant in New York. A love for travel sparked a move to Interlaken, Switzerland in 2006 and a career change soon followed. After working several seasons in the tourism industry guiding, Vanessa joined Bus2alps in 2008 and became Managing Director in 2013.

 

 

 

 

COURTNEY GALLANT

Senior Account Manager

Courtney graduated with honors from Northeastern University with a degree in Business and Communications. She started with Bus2alps in 2013 and worked as Operations Manager before transitioning to managing accounts for 4.0 Tours full-time. 

 

 

 

 

JOHN BARBIERI

Account Manager

John graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Neuroscience and Biological Sciences. He joined the Bus2alps team in 2015 and worked as a Senior Marketing Specialist before transitioning to 4.0 Tours as a full-time Account Manager.

 

 

KATIE EWING

COO

Katie completed her degree in Psychology in 2010, after which she worked as a sales and customer service representative for Gate 1 Travel based in Pennsylvania. In 2012, Katie began working for Bus2alps in Interlaken, Switzerland, and became the COO in 2014.

 

 

 

 

LEONARDO SANTANGELO

Account Manager

Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Leonardo studied Business & Management of Tourism Service at University of Florence. He then joined Bus2alps in 2009, and is now the Transportation Coordinator and  Italian Branch Manager. 

 

 

 

OUR TRIP LEADERS

Senior Guides

Our staff is made up of former study abroad students and experienced travelers who know what it takes to make a great trip.  All trip leaders undergo extensive professional guide training, and are CPR BLS and First Aid certified.

                                                                                           

                                                                                         4.0 is a sub-brand of Bus2alps and the B2A Group.

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