Berry first came to the United States to try out for a major league baseball team after a distinguished cricket career in South Africa. Berry graduated from Natal University with a Bachelors of Science and then received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University. His function is to help his personnel solve the many problems they encounter; his primary focus is directed at the operational, administrative and financial aspects of our travel business. Strategically, he searches out and purchases travel agencies. His travel hobby is taking groups on safari in Southern Africa.
He and his wife have seven grandchildren, four girls and three boys. Although Berry misses having the kids around the house, he is working at finding more time to devote to golf.
Marlene’s introduction to the travel industry in 1979 was in a bookkeeper roleThis provided her with an insight as to how commissions and fees are earned and incurred. Following this function, Marleneexpressed interested in becoming a Travel Advisor and attended school to learn both the GDS system and travel industry specific software.She progressed rapidly through the industry and became an expert in managing every possible travel arrangement.
Marlene has concentrated on Corporate, Meeting and Incentive Travel, sendingcorporate groups to the Caribbean and Hawaii. She subsequently developed a niche in the Medical Meeting World, providing top notch service for clients who have the highest expectations. While corporate travel is her forte, she is also proficient in planning trips for leisure and honeymoon customers who travel all over the world.Marlene has travelled to most of Europe, particularly Italy and also to countries in Asia.
Before becoming part of Travelong of Summit in 2017, Marlene owned her own travel agency with her husband and therefore can handle any problem that she doesn’t anticipate, which is not many. She is currently our Senior Vice President and in addition to her many clients, she also manages all the Travelong of Summit Employees and Independent Advisors. With over 40 years in the industry, you could pronounce that travel is in her DNA.
Specialties: Cruises, theme parks, beaches, and South Africa
Bevan has worked for over 20 years in finance and sales having worked with Goldman Sachs and The Corcoran Group, among others. An avid traveler, Bevan now combines his passion for travel and driving the marketing for Travelong of Summit. He focuses on customer engagement and partnership development. He has in-depth experience and insight on Cruises, Theme Parks and Beaches with a strong knowledge of South Africa since he was born there.
Bevan has a Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Florida. As a result of his undergraduate and graduate academic career, he has comprehensive knowledge on the entire state of Florida and is often found sharing local haunts and must do’s with clients.
In his spare time, he plays golf and has a high handicap to prove it. He has a love for the game and knows countless locations based on the different golf courses he has played. Bevan lives in New York City with his wife and young daughter who travel with him all the time. He credits NYC for exposing him to many different cultures and meeting with many global travelers allowing him to relate to anyone, anywhere.
Bevan specializes in activities while traveling and you can find them on his website www.open4fun.com.
Vicky joined Travelong in 1978 and has become a nationally recognized expert in travel. She has been named by Conde-Nast Traveler Magazine for over ten years as one of the top luxury travel consultants in the United States. In addition to her being an expert on Bermuda, she consults with those wishing to spend time in Italy, particularly Venice, Milan and Florence and the Amalfi Coast, in England, particularly in London, and in all parts of France, with a particular emphasis on Paris, Normandy, Brittany and the South of France. She has also focused on New Zealand and Australia.
Vicky is an active participant in Virtuoso, the worldwide consortium of agencies and top luxury travel suppliers, of which Travelong was a founding member. Her recent trips have included Oceania cruises, stays at specialty spas like Miraval and in the last year has visited Italy, France, the Mexican Rivera Maya and, of course, Bermuda. She is also a frequent traveler on Tauck tours and river cruises, as well as Uniworld river trips.
Because of her vast knowledge and travel experience, Vicky is most qualified to describe and recommend top destinations, hotels and cruise lines and to work with you to help plan the perfect use of your precious leisure time, wherever you may wish to spend it. You can be assured of her most diligent and devoted service as a client.
Interests & Specialties: Bermuda, Italy, Caribbean, France, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Luxury Cruises, Tauck Tours.
Ginger has just celebrated her 30th anniversary with Travelong, and her passion for travel is still as strong as day one. Over this time she has developed invaluable contacts in the industry, searched out the best accommodations for different budgets and tastes, and found numerous ways to enhance every travel experience. “We orchestrate dreams” is our objective, and her goal is to have every client experience a dream come true when she plans their travels.
Her own particular interests are many but she has a soft spot for soft adventure, which has led Ginger to climb a volcano to meet gorillas, be chased by a barracuda in the San Blas islands, ride a camel in Egypt, play with sea lions in the Galapagos, and be kissed by an elephant in Botswana. She has climbed rock walls, kayaked the open sea, hiked sand dunes, trekked amongst ancient ruins, and, in general, tried all sorts of things she would not have done in any other context. She loves the way travel expands your horizons and would love the opportunity to help you achieve whatever it is you want to accomplish, whether it be a relaxed getaway, family reunion, honeymoon or bucket list experience.
Specialties: Hawaii, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Maldives, South Pacific, Honeymoons, Luxury Cruises and VAST (Virtuoso Active & Specialty Travel) email@example.com
With a passion for cruising, Theresa’s 21 years as a travel consultant have made her most knowledgeable about the many cruise lines, cruise ships and the subtleties of the many destinations and itineraries available -– from the small and intimate vessels to the largest ships with their myriad activities. She is a Virtuoso Voyager Club Host and a specialist for Cunard, Princess, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. She is also an expert and aficionado of her first love and where she honeymooned, the Hawaiian Islands, where she has visited each island numerous times.
She particularly takes pride in planning fabulous Honeymoon experiences, family vacations and European getaways for her clients. Her favorite activities include snowboarding, dogsledding in Canada, skiing in Colorado, zip-lining in Maui & Costa Rica, scuba diving in St. Lucia, wine tasting in Italy and cooking classes in Provence.
Interests & Specialties: Hawaii, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Maldives, South Pacific, Honeymoons, and VAST (Virtuoso Active & Specialty Travel).
Specialties: Italy, Europe, Small Ships, Soft Adventure, River Cruising, Shopping Trips, Cooking Classes firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen loves to Travel. Personally almost everything she does is related to travel. This year she visited South Africa, Italy, France, Belgium, Puerto Rico, England and too many domestic places to even mention. She considers herself a travel generalist, since she knows a great deal about everything. Her clients run the gamut from deluxe independent travelers to people who love to cruise on small ships and travel in small-organized groups. Her personal love is Europe, especially Italy, where she travels at least once a year to a different region in the country.
She has an undergraduate degree in history and a master in secondary education. She has a husband, David, who is an attorney in West Orange, two married daughters and four grandchildren. She belongs to Cedar Hill Country Club and she is a fledging golfer. She can help you plan the perfect vacation anywhere in the world.
With over 30 years of experience in the leisure travel industry, Sue has advised honeymooners, young families, adventure enthusiasts, and, most recently, multi- generational families. She has traveled throughout six continents and has sent clients to the seventh. Next on her “bucket list” is Myanmar along with another visit to Thailand.
Having personally experienced walking and biking tours, river cruises and larger luxury ship cruising, exploring the world on an organized tour or on a custom, independent and individualized tour, Sue has the background to customize her travelers vacations to meet their interests and expectations and to select or design an amazing travel option within their budget.
Educated at Boston University and Columbia University, Sue participated on a child study team and worked as a learning disabilities teacher consultant before she indulged her passion for travel and became a travel advisor.
She and her husband, Fred, live in Mendham and have two adult children, a son living in Israel and a daughter and three grandchildren living in California. Needless to say, Sue has developed her firsthand knowledge of CA, its hotels and its attractions, during her frequent visits there.
Specialties: Ireland, New Zealand, Saint Barthélemy, United Kingdom, Vietnam, independent tours, family vacations, adventure travel, yacht charter, festivals & events email@example.com
Cathy Leddy Codner
Cathy’s travel career commenced over 30 years ago in Millburn NJ. She moved to a New York City agency for 15 years and has recently returned to her home town of Summit, NJ. Over the years Cathy has learned that anything is achievable and loves to be challenged to make possible what people feel is impossible. Her goal is to manage all the details so that when her clients travel, all they have to do is enjoy the locale and their fellow travelers. Cathy tells clients, “Throughout your travels I will remotely accompany you, to bring you peace of mind. I believe there are times when your budget is sound and other occasions when it is worth the experience to indulge yourself so that you return from your travels exhilarated. It will be my pleasure to work with you to find that blend. Every trip should a be a unforgettable one – let me help you create those special memories.
”Destination specialties include: Ireland, New Zealand, Saint Barthélemy, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
Whitney Campbell joined Travelong in Febuary of 2010 to become affiliated with the resources of a Virtuoso travel agency and its team of experienced advisors. Although new to Travelong, Whitney has traveled extensively to more than 40 different countries in six continents. She has traveled around the world on adventure, family and agent trips. She has guided a variety of clients helping her clients dream trips come true. She also specializes in luxury hotel and vacation villa rentals and holiday travel.When not traveling Whitney enjoys playing golf, skiing, wine tasting and cooking. She lives in Summit NJ with her husband and three older children and is a member of Canoe Brook Country Club and Central Presbyterian Church. If you need assistance with any travel plans…honeymoon, family, European, South American, Holiday and or just a weekend get away contact Whitney for outstanding assistance and advice.Specialties: Caribbean, Italy, Spain, France, Croatia, Greece, China, South Africa, Utah, South America, Vacation villa rentals and Family holidays.
Marylyn McLaughlin is relatively new to the travel industry, joining us in 2012. Her love for travel has led her to ventures extensively through Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and North America. Her most favorite trip, which she planned on her own, was a two-month, cross-country journey with her husband and four sons in 2006!
She is somewhat of a generalist at this point in her travel consultant career, although she enjoys planning family adventures, and loves to create tailor made journeys to cities in Europe for her clients. The details matter, and each trip should fit the client’s personality and budget.
Marylyn and her husband Thomas reside in Morristown, where she is on the Board of Trustees for the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts. She is also very active as a volunteer at Delbarton School, having served as the President of the Mothers’ Guild. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of four wonderful sons. When her sons are in college, fills the void by planning many vacations!
Beverly Cronin’s love affair with the travel industry began more than 30 years ago when she was trained to be a reservation agent at Eastern Airlines. Time passed, her interests broadened and she was invited to join the Vacation Planning Department which sparked an interest in creating customized travel experiences based on personal and unique interests.
Moving on from the airline venue brought Beverly into the Travel Agency arena where her passion to create seamless journeys in the air, on land and especially at sea grew with each passing day. She earned a respected place as a Cruise Specialist during an extended term of employment with an agency that specialized in selling cruises for individuals and groups. Personal experiences on Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea Cruises, Celebrity Cruises as well as Riverboats provided an understanding that only firsthand experiences can create.
She also had extensive experiences with tour companies such as Tauck, Abercrombie & Kent, Cox & Kings, Travcoa. Attention to detail with a focus on customer service becomes the distinguishing difference in personalized travel experiences for individuals, families, multi-generational travel and groups of all types. Every journey provides the potential to become the trip of a lifetime, memories to treasure.
Sharon Ansetta has over 30 years of travel industry experience, specializing in Honeymoons, Family Travel, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexico and Ireland. She is a Gold Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist and has been to all of the Sandals and Beaches Properties throughout the Caribbean numerous times. She has developed relationships with the managers of all of the resorts and even drives a Sandals and Beaches wrapped car.
She has been invited twice to the annual STAR Awards which is Sandals Travel Agent Rewards Ceremony that took place at Beaches Turks & Caicos. In 2010 she hosted a girls group to Beaches Turks & Caicos. Sharon also had the honor of attending the Hyatt Travel Agent Awards Weekend in Aruba which was hosted for the top US Hyatt Travel Advisors. She is a Disney Specialist, having sailed on the Disney Wonder and been to all of the Disney Resorts and Themeparks.
Recent trips have been to Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos and Florida.
Jan Mauer is a luxury travel advisor who designs custom-crafted itineraries to exclusive, bucket-list destinations around the world. Jan’s passion lies in listening to her clients deepest travel desires and then spinning that into true vacations of a lifetime, full of uncompromising luxury, spine-tingling indulgences, and more moments that make you say “wow.”
Wherever you want to go, Jan can get you there in refined fashion. A certified Tahiti specialist, Jan loves sending clients to the clear blue waters of French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Her other areas of focus include Western Europe, African safaris, luxury cruises, and small group tours. A veteran of the travel industry, Jan has been designing vacations and honeymoons for clients since 1981. Her in-depth “lived” travel expertise and large network of trusted travel contacts and suppliers with whom she has cultivated close relationships nets her clients more luxury inclusions and truly exceptional experiences.
Since 1994, I’ve worked in many aspects of the travel business, from back office, booking leisure travel to finding my passion in corporate/meeting and incentive travel. Personally, I love to travel anywhere like to a Caribbean beach getaway or to a mountain at a ski resort or to any other US adventure destination. Aside from traveling, I love to cook and spend time with family and friends. After being married for 23 years and having 2 daughters, I know all the best family vacations to take.
Ellen has been a travel agent since 1981, first strictly as a vacation agent and then added corporate agent to her list of skills She has most recently traveled to Israel as it was wonderful and the fulfillment of her top bucket list wish. Another memorable trip was when she visited Dubai which was very interesting and different. In addition, Ellen has traveled throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. She types like the wind, is a stickler for detail, and loves her job and her clients. Her forte is group and incentive travel. Ellen is a new grandmother, and when not with her granddaughter, is probably reading or playing Maj Jongg.