Mary started her career in the travel industry in 1978. She has been an industry veteran and leader for over 39 years. Prior to joining LUXE Travel, she has worked in management and corporate sales positions with Dahl Travel in Cypress and Traveleaders in Irvine. In 2008, Mary joined LUXE Travel to form and oversee LUXE Earhart Group, a division of LUXE Travel. She has loved learning and growing with LUXE Travel and feels that she has found her niche in the fast paced environment of corporate travel. She is very talented and forward thinking when it comes to customized air itinerary for her corporate clients.
Mary was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts and she moved to California at the age of 14. Mary has been married for 38 years and she has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She loves drinking martinis and her favorite past times are water jogging and the great outdoors.
Travel Specialties: Corporate and Group Travel
Contact: email@example.com | 949-336-1001
Jim has been President of MAP Marketing & Incentives, A Division of LUXE Travel since 1992, after 11 years in incentive sales and entertainment marketing with Air Cal and American Airlines. Jim grew up outside of Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University with a BS in Telecommunications. He came to Los Angeles for a nine day vacation after graduating from Kent State in 1978 and never returned to live in Ohio but is still a passionate fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and The Ohio State Buckeyes. In fact his King Charles Cavalier dog “Archie” was named after two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin!
Jim lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife Karen (Go Auburn) and their two daughters. Jim is an extraordinary passionate and mediocre golfer and guitar player.
Sandy's passion for travel has become her philosophy for living. This passion includes creating lifetime memories for her clients. She is one of those agents who enjoys the research, particularly with the best consortium. She appreciates greatly that Signature provides every learning opportunity one could ask for.
Sandy’s career started with enrollment in the National Academy of Travel Agents in 1984. She has worked as a full-time agency manager and had the opportunities of working with most consortiums, American Express, Virtuoso, and finally with Signature Travel. Well-traveled herself, she has visited most Continents and is always searching for that next fabulous spot.
She is a Signature Expert and has various destination specialists programs to draw upon.
Travel Specialties & Interest: Cruises (Ocean & River), Groups, Honeymoons, Families, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, especially enjoys the tropics, old cities, architecture, arts, exotic foods and adventure.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 310-780-1888
Ed has been a travel consultant helping people plan and arrange their vacations and honeymoons for over 25 years. Having traveled in over 70 countries and territories and has sailed on over 35 cruises of all types, he has the experience and knowledge to find the very best for your wants and needs
Travel Specialties & Interests: Cruises (Ocean & River), Active & Adventure, All-Inclusive Resorts, Europe, Africa, Italy, France, England, Hawaii, and South Pacific.
Contact: email@example.com | 949-228-3722
Edward Silhacek has always had an interest in travel. Past work experience includes working with a tour operator developing group tours, spending three years working for Royal Jordanian Airlines in the Sales Department, varied retail experience and recently joining LUXE TRAVEL as an Independent Consultant. During this time Edward has also worked for 12 years in sales with The St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, CA - a 5 Star, 5 Diamond resort. Having a passion for river cruising Edward has taken over 10 river cruises in Europe and China.
Having all this experience allows Edward to listen to his clients and not only anticipate their needs, but to provide the service needed to allow all clients to have a wonderful, fulfilling travel experience. Edward enjoys working with individuals and couples with their travel plans. In addition Edward loves working with groups whether they want a cruise, an exotic vacation, or a private venture to a far off destination.
Travel Specialties & Interests: Eastern Europe, Ocean & River Cruises, All-Inclusive, 5-Star Resorts, Jamaica, Croatia, and Mexico.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 949-338-5286
Laurie likes to say she was born with wanderlust in her genes. Her father was an avid world traveler, photographer, and story teller. Geography has always been her favorite subject in school, so gravitating toward travel seemed to be a natural career path.
With a degree in Marketing, Laurie has combined her love of travel with creating unique travel marketing pieces. Her monthly travel e-newsletter has been well received by her clients and colleagues, offering exciting travel destinations, travel supplier promotions and insightful travel information.
Most Memorable Trip: Laurie recently arranged for a group to view the Northern Lights and dog sled in Alaska this winter. It was truly amazing, magical, once in a lifetime experience.
Favorite Travel Quote: “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Travel Specialties & Interests: Independent & Guided Tours, Ocean & River Cruises, Group Trips, All-Inclusive Vacations, Hotels, and Customized Trips.
Contact: email@example.com | 714-315-0929
Kristine has worked in the travel industry on and off since 1996 when she received her degree in Travel and Tourism. Always having a passion for travel she has traveled extensively through US, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Bahamas, Caribbean, Bermuda, 15+ countries in Europe. Having worked on private yachts as well for several years, she’s been based and traveled to many of the same ports as the major cruise lines. She loves everything about travel from helping others plan to hearing about their travel stories.
Travel Specialties and Interests: Cruises, Independent and Escorted Tours, Customized Tours.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 954-609-5677
Specializing in what she calls "Aspirational Yet Attainable Luxury for the Modern Traveler“ with an emphasis on delivering experience driven custom itineraries, Joni’s foray into travel consulting grew organically out of an insatiable wanderlust, ever-present appetite for local food and drink, and a thirst for culture and adventure. With an undergrad from UC Irvine, an MBA from USC, and corporate management roles in technology and commercial real estate at the Walt Disney Company, the dichotomy of Joni’s structured background and inherent search for travel experiences has given her a unique perspective on how to deliver the most value for her savvy clients.
Passion is not a strong enough word because Joni is deeply in love with travel. In addition to specific trip planning and researching, she enjoys keeping up-to-date on industry news and educating herself with new destinations. Joni takes the time to understand each of her clients so that she can provide tailored recommendations, and as a detailed perfectionist, strives to create seamless itineraries. She also has profound respect for her partners in the travel industry and is continuously building rapport with hoteliers, tour operators, and other travel service providers.
Joni has been fortunate to travel to many destinations – she has high expectations and holds those standards for her clients. Her favorites include Santorini, Machu Picchu, Costa Rica, Florence, Palawan, and Iceland.
Travel Specialties & Interests: Adventure Travel, Customized Travel, All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Business Travel, Cruises, Culinary Destinations, Destination Weddings, Honeymoon, Multi-generational, Luxury Travel, Africa, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Greece, Italy, Central & South America, Canada, United States and Hawaii
Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Contact: Jwu@luxetm.com | 949-336-1000 x 2986