What’s the “Open Oyster” experience, you ask? Well, Gravitate Travel simply offers the widest selection of top-rated hotels, tours, entertainment and exotic adventures, extending to almost every country across the globe. So if the world is your oyster, yours is wide open. We believe memorable experiences are best achieved through the personal touch of avid world travelers with connections from the frozen tundra all the way to the illustrious Serengeti — we are those well-connected world travelers.
Everything we do culminates into incredible experiences over and over again. It’s this high-level consistency that is responsible for helping us keep and grow a clientele accustomed to seamless, top-shelf service. We make it really easy for you by arranging all of the logistics and learning about your tastes and preferences to give you an amazing vacation every time. Whether you’re with us once a year or once a month, you know you’re getting custom travel services from a company in a league of its own.
If you’ve ever been to Disney, you know how seriously they take customer service. Rewind the tape 23 years and you’ll see a younger Scott immersed in his newly discovered passion, which is to provide people unique, unforgettable experiences. That passion proved to stick. The evidence? Instead of binging Netflix, Scott binges luxury destination training videos to constantly keep his playbook of industry-best resorts, retreats, tours and adventures up-to-date, making it much more likely his clients will find themselves on an awe-inspiring journey they won’t soon forget.
Scott was formerly a professional Senior Personal Experience Advisor, planning and delivering group and tailor-made tours in Europe, South America, Scandinavia, North America and beyond. He’s been to 30+ countries and has 24 years of experience designing dream vacations, but he says, “Most importantly, I’m Human.” Why does this matter? He continues, “No website is smart enough to have an intuitive, professional conversation with you about your preferences.”
Plus, he’s on a strict routine — 60 minutes of daily classical music — to keep his brain sharp enough to never forget the post-trip follow-up call to discuss how everything went. Would a website do all that? Not a chance. Scott believes you deserve more.
Martha’s unique experience and perspective as a world traveler makes her clients’ travel planning a breeze. She was part of Canada’s 2008 Olympic Sailing Team, directing travel and logistics of her crew through the UK, China, Scandinavia, Greece, Portugal, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, all over the United States and to the Caribbean – all with a 20-foot boat in tow! If there’s any arrangement Martha can’t make, we’ve yet to find it!
In addition to making connections with prominent travel figures throughout the world on her Olympic journey, she excelled in promotional marketing as former Head of Membership and Group Sales at the Royal Ontario Museum where she worked closely with many of Canada’s top tourism companies.
Martha is highly inspired by the custom trips she plans, stashing away bits and pieces of each itinerary in her memory bank for hernext vacation. That means you’re working with a travel designer who has first-hand experience in many of the world’s greatest travel treasures. And as a bonus, she can even tell you how to order coffee and ice cream in 7 different languages!
Jennifer is a dedicated travel agent who has been helping people make effortless arrangements for over 20 years. While she has spent nearly half of that time as a corporate travel agent arranging countless international trips, her real passion is helping people book their dream vacations!
She has travelled “far and wide” from Hawaii to Morocco – and has seen ALL of Western Europe. She’s also a Caribbean family vacation specialist, having spent months exploring the warm tropics. Jennifer is our resident romance travel specialist. She has completed training with leading romance resorts such as Sandals, Karisma and Velas. She has destination training for a wide range of locations such as St. Lucia, Antigua, Jamaica, Aruba and Barbados to name a few. Jennifer is also a certified Hawaiian Specialist. Jennifer is packing a wide-ranging “repertoire” of personal travel experiences to help you find the exclusive and “must-see” places wherever you travel, taking you outside of the typical tourist mold.
When Jennifer does anything – she does it big! She’s travelled Canada coast-to-coast, Pacific to Atlantic — by train–all the way from Vancouver to Halifax! Plus, she’s the leader of a mom’s group of over 50 members, giving her unique insight into family travel planning! Her passionate energy is contagious and fun with a strong dash of professionalism for good measure. In fact, she’s waiting by the phone right now to help you find your dream vacation.
Consuela has been a travel agent for 5 years and can be called a carnival chaser, from Trinidad and Tobago Carnival to across the pond in Dubai.
If it’s a soca destination it’s on her to-do list. She specializes in carnival group trips, group getaways, and weddings. She is great at creating itineraries and likes to try them out before offering to others. She has been to Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Turks, and Caicos.
She is knowledgeable about these locations for hot spots and hidden gems and makes an impression wherever so goes so that when she sends people there, they get top-class treatment.
Kirit has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry having started out selling vacation travel and moving onto corporate travel and then meetings and events. She has traveled extensively however still has lots of places to check off her bucket list.
Her favorite destination by far was Tahiti. She loves traveling to the Caribbean, having been to Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
She cannot wait to help people fulfill their dreams of exploring new places and culture through some amazing travel adventures.
Andrew has been writing about all kinds of topics for 16 years (already?!), but it is writing about the thrilling destinations around the world that excites him most.
A copywriter by trade, he has parlayed his work into opportunities to tell stories from adventures in Detroit and across Mexico. In fact, his first travel story, “Urban Exotic: Mexico City,” for Arrival Magazine won Best Feature Article (GOLD) at the Magnum Opus Awards in 2011.
He has written for other publications and organizations, including Sotheby’s Insight, BOLD Magazine, Aeroplan, Yohomo, and Destination Toronto.
Today, he brings his passion to Gravitate, helping us bring the stories of exhilarating destinations and our luxury travel partners to our social channels.
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