ADVISOR SHOUTOUTS

MAY 2021

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Tisha Neufville

Neufville Travel // Brownell

Atlanta, GA

Why do you love being a travel advisor?

I love bringing joy to clients' lives through travel; and my hope is that they return with a strong appreciation for a region's culture (whether it’s a culture as close to home as the American West or as distant as Japan).

 

Destinations you specialize in: 
Although I plan trips to all corners of the earth and to anywhere anyone wants fantastic cultural experiences, a significant portion of my business involves planning journeys through Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific.

 

Highlight a Bennett + Mercado Hospitality hotel or destination, or share why you enjoy working with our team:
Working with Rancho Valencia is wonderful! They are pleasant, they make everything seamless, and they leave your clients feeling like they’ve spent time in “an absolute oasis” (as one of my clients described it). Also, Art of Travel Japan’s thoughtful webinars have left me excited to work with them for clients planning to visit Japan in 2022 AND eager to explore new parts of Japan myself.

 

Any words of encouragement for the travel industry community? 

Just remember ... people will ALWAYS be interested in traveling.  The desire to explore this world is in the DNA of so many of us.

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Mark Simões

Balboa Travel

Austin, TX

Why do you love being a travel advisor?
I love being an advisor as it enables me to fulfill my own dreams of experiencing the world. 

 

Destinations you specialize in: Beach- fun in sun;  cruises; Europe

Highlight a Bennett + Mercado Hospitality hotel or destination, or share why you enjoy working with our team:

I love working with B+M – always ensure I receive speedy responses from partners and help collaborate to come up with perfect solution for the client; and they are such a delight to work with. 
 

Any words of encouragement for the travel industry community? 

Embrace change, avoid getting complacent, and enjoy it while it lasts.

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Suzy Xiu

SmartFlyer

New York, NY

Why do you love being a travel advisor?

The travel industry is constantly changing! There’s always something new and exciting developing on the horizon – so there’s never a dull moment and always room to learn and grow.

 

Destinations you specialize in:

Europe, Australia, Asia

Highlight a Bennett + Mercado Hospitality hotel or destination, or share why you enjoy working with our team:

Huge thanks to Cheryl Bennett who recently rescued me from a big snafu for my clients. It is so valuable to have you guys as our advocates (and saviors!) within your fantastic portfolio.

 

Any words of encouragement for the travel industry community? 

Extremely thankful for the recent shift in travel news – the future has never looked brighter!

 

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Mayla Melo

First In Service

New York, NY

Why do you love being a travel advisor?

I love that I am able to send people to places that they have always dreamed off and they can disconnect with their daily lives to connected with loved ones while learning about different cultures.

 

Destinations you specialize in:

I do specialized in the world really. In the past 17 years, I have been able to send clients to all regions of the planet. It makes me happy that I am always able to learn more about each destination when working with my clients. Even the ones that I sell all the time as each client has different needs and likes.

Highlight a Bennett + Mercado Hospitality hotel or destination, or share why you enjoy working with our team:

Bennett + Mercado are the best as I know I can trust your opinion on the destinations and hotels you represent. I know that you have personally been there and tried it firsthand. What I love even more about you guys that I can always pick up the phone and speak with one of you. You are always available 😊

 

Any words of encouragement for the travel industry community? 

There is light if the end of the tunnel and it will be very bright as the travel industry is coming back stronger than ever.