Since 1978, Fleetridge Travel's commitment to service has been the main focus and cornerstone of our efforts. We are committed to improving your experience by learning your preferences & providing you with VIP treatment through our exclusive partnerships. The owners of Fleetridge Travel Services are Melita and Harry Hein, a husband and wife team with over 30 years of experience.
My life’s passion has always been traveling to exotic and foreign places. My most recent trips have included participating in a turtle release program and swimming in the underground caves of Cancun; a cruise to Norway to experience the midnight sun and hike a glacier; a trip to Peru to see Machu Picchu; an East African safari to watch the wildebeest migration; and a cruise to Antarctica.
I started my career in travel in 1981 with a European tour operator helping my cousin during the summer. After they moved their office to New York I started working for Fleetridge Travel in 1983. I graduated from the Institute of Certified Travel Agents acquiring the designation of Certified Travel Counselor in 1994. I am a designated specialist for Western Europe, as well as Switzerland.
Born in Germany, my passion for travel is what brought me to California in the late 70's. I visit my home country several times each year, and in my leisure time I am involved with the German American Societies, The House of Germany and the German Film Festival here in San Diego.
As president and co-owner of Fleetridge Travel, I am in the office every day assisting clients and managing daily office operations.
As vice president and co-owner, Harry is responsible for office improvements and education. He is a retired master carpenter and cabinet maker. Even prior to becoming a partner in the agency, travel has always been his passion. He has been to every continent and has visited all 50 US states!
We are always happy to assist you with your travel plans with all of our expertise and resources and our personal knowledge.