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Bobby Laurie’s background in the travel industry dates back to November 2005 when he was initially hired as a flight attendant. In addition to flying, he now serves as Executive Producer and On-Air host of TAKE OFF! with The Savvy Stews coming to Discovery Communication's newest network Destination America this fall as well as the “Savvy Stews” on-location television travel segments which air nationally on morning talk shows.
After initially flying for six months Laurie had started his move up the corporate ladder and held various positions within the industry before ultimately landing as an Analyst specializing InFlight Policies & Procedures. A year and a half later Laurie left his post to return to life as a flight attendant at a United States Low-Cost Carrier.
In 2009 Bobby Laurie created a travel blog that was designed to collect and journal the experiences he encountered while working as a flight attendant. Because of the catchy name and his unbelievable, yet true stories, the blog became widely read among airline and industry enthusiasts. In 2010 a collection of his most popular articles and journals from his website were published into a book titled “Planely Speaking: Inflight Insight from Thirty Thousand Feet.”
In 2011, Laurie joined forces with another flight attendant blogger, Gailen David, and together formed “The Savvy Stews” at SavvyStews.com, a website designed to ease the stress of traveling by offering industry insider tips and tricks, reviews of trending travel products and also information on the newest travel destinations and venues. Four months later, in November 2011, the website became the largest independent travel site on the Internet by traffic.
Known as “The Savvy Stews” Laurie and David serve as travel correspondents on the nationally syndicated morning show “The Daily Buzz” and syndicated lifestyle/entertainment show “Daytime.”
Laurie is continuously tapped to lend his opinions on the ever changing travel industry by MSNBC, ABC News, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal among others.
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