Travel Specialist

Rita Orland, President, Wings, Inc. 
NCIDQ Certificate No. 023364*

Rita Orland, President, Wings, Inc., gained extensive international travel and business experience while working for Pan American World Airways, Inc.  As a “Stewardess,” she was based in New York and San Francisco.  Later, transferring her base to the Pan Am Regional sales office in Chicago, she managed and operated events, travel programs, trade shows, meetings, conventions and charters.

While working with Pan American World Airways, Inc. and traveling the globe, Rita was inspired by architecture, interior design, art, music, theater, cultures and cuisine around the globe. All of this eventually led to a career expansion – into Interior Design.

A seasoned International Travel Specialist, as well as a Professional Interior Designer, these two passions are now fused into Wings’ two brands:  Design + ArchiTours.

Rita earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at the Design Institute of San Diego in California. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior and Business from Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

The mark of a true Design Professional, Rita holds the NCIDQ Certificate – the National Council for Interior Design Qualification – the highest level of design qualification available in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Interior Design qualifications, visit the web site for NCIDQ Qualification.

First trip to Prague – a city rich in architecture, art and glassworks

Rita Orland has been a member of the following professional design and travel associations for several years:

ASID: American Society of Interior Designers
ICAA:  Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
IFDA: International Furnishings and Design Association
NKBA: National Kitchen and Bath Association
SITE: Society for Incentive Travel Excellence – a Global Association
WWI:  World Wings International, Inc. – a non-profit association of former Pan American Airways, Inc. stewardesses and flight attendants

Volunteer Work

Traveling with CARE and World Wings International, Inc., meeting with women and children, and visiting the nutrition and building projects we support in India.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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