About Us

With two Cardinals and a Pope among his ancestors, Roberto was born in Padova, educated in Florence and Venice, and later studied physics and chemistry in Santiago, Chile. Upon moving to Dallas, he was a faculty member of Southwest Medical School.  He continued to learn the different cultures of the world during the twenty years that he was employed by American Airlines International Department.  Roberto elected early retirement and joined the prestigious travel agency, Precision Travel.  The Chamber of Commerce in Padova awarded Roberto the Gold Medal for having honored Italy by his promotion of Italian industry, culture and language in the USA and tourism in Italy. He was the Founder and first President of the Italian Club of Dallas.

In order to continue to elevate his superior travel services, he joined efforts with Maria Hawkins, a veteran of the Marketing and Business Development fields.   Together, they are traveling the world seeking out the best experiences to bring to their clientele.  For years, Roberto has been selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the Top 100 Travel Specialists in the country for his expertise and personalized services focusing on luxury travel and cruises. He was most recently invited to join the elite group of Travel Advisory Board members for Saveur magazine where he will bring to life his very own personal culinary, wine tasting and extraordinary restaurant experiences. He has been quoted in Conde Nast Traveler, Saveur, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNN Travel.

PRECISION TRAVEL, Inc. consultants know the discerning traveler has several sources of great information when planning a vacation; but great information does not always mean a great vacation.   Many times, the difference between a ho-hum vacation and a truly great experience is the use of a Virtuoso’s professional travel consultant who has personal relationships with the world's most respected cruise, tour and hotel providers. While travel offers personal fulfillment, it also builds a bridge of understanding and enlightenment between cultures. We, at Precision Travel, stand committed to your continued discovery of a world ever beautiful and large.