Intimate Caribbean Resorts by Valentine Graber
I have been in the travel industry for 36 years as a retail agent, sales manager for Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St Thomas, and as a mutli-line representative for the past 22 years. Having lived in the Caribbean it was a perfect fit to specialize in the region that I know and love.
I work with family owned and in most cases family managed properties that offer a very different experience than the larger mass market properties. I work very closely with travel agents both brick and mortar as well as home-based and educate them on what the resorts offer and what makes them a good choice.
Most importantly I work with agents to help them develop their business in niche markets. I believe in keeping agents updated on the destinations as well as the fine properties we represent: Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain St Lucia, Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados, & Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, USVI via e-mail and social media.
Face to face sales calls are made in New York, Southern Connecticut, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. In addition if traveling to attend trade shows I will do sales calls in those cities.
I specialize in the sales/marketing for intimate Caribbean properties, and I handle tour operator contracting and OTA’s as well. I attend both travel agent and consumer shows trade shows throughout the US for clients as a group which means I can expand marketing budgets.