Years of industry experience: Started in 2009
Years with TOTW Travel: 9+
Places Travelled: Belize, Mexico (Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, San Miguel de Allende), Maui, Las Vegas, Orlando, Italy, Bahamas, Antigua, St. Kitts, Jamaica, Cuba, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Shanghai
Travel Tip: Always purchase travel insurance - even when travelling within Canada. Take pictures, but remember to experience the moment too.
Favourite Place to Travel: Maui – such a beautiful and relaxing island. There’s something to do for everyone and it’s easy to navigate.
Best Travel Moment: Getting to experience a game-park drive through Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka. Seeing elephants in the wild was so special.
Favourite Type of Cuisine: I love food and trying new dishes. I recently did a food tour in Shanghai and tried rabbit heads - maybe not my favourite cuisine, but definitely an experience.
Are mashed potatoes a cuisine?!
Favourite Staff Party Location: Christmas magic at Jasper Park Lodge. My favourite.
Favourite Staff Party Moment: So many wonderful memories! Horse-drawn carriage rides in Jasper, winter-wonderland hot-springs visit in Banff, road trip playlists and much much more. Team TOP knows how to have a staff party.
I have been planning trips for both work and pleasure for approx. 10 yrs now. All have been with Melissa Hernandez,(who I consider not only my travel agent but my friend) Booking corporate travel from all parts of North America to my personal Caribbean vacations, and even home to Newfoundland to visit family, (which I could just book myself), however, Melissa has taken care of absolutely everything I ever need, if there are situations with weather, need changes etc, Melissa...Read more
Melissa was amazing with helping us book and organize our wedding! We had a group of approximately 40 people and everything went off without a hitch. Melissa worked hard to help us get the best deal possible and ensure all of our guests were happy. When there was a last minute cancellation of one of our flights (which could have been very stressful), Melissa had worked out a solution before we even knew there was a problem. We are so...Read more
Travelled to New York to attend three games between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Also visited the 911 memorial museum, Freedom Tower, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Complex, city sightseeing on the open air double decker bus and toured Time Square where my hotel was located.We had a fantastic time, everything was arranged by Top of the World Travel, I arrived at hotel and all passes and tickets were waiting for me. It really took all the stress...Read more