Marsha Steeves

.C.T.C. WPICC DWC

BIO

I attribute my success to “Passion”. My passion has enabled me to stay dedicated and committed to a most fulfilling and rewarding career of over 30 years consulting the traveling public.  I have had the good fortune of traveling to over 40 countries and truly believe that “Travel is a university without walls.” As Saint Augustine once said “The World is a book and those that do not Travel read only one page.” Travel provides an enlightenment that gives to a much broader perception and ignites positive change. It sometimes can be leaving our comfort zones we have become so accustomed to. I can honestly say “Travel” has left a huge imprint on my life and left me with many cherished memories and it is the very reason I could only wish others the opportunity to experience the same.

 

My travel credentials I hold with Nationwide Travel College, ACTA/CITC. Wedding Planning with WPIC. I find great satisfaction in using my skills of qualifying my clients and matching them to that perfect destination experience. Whether it’s a destination wedding or a honeymoon, I endeavor to always provide the highest level of service and expertise.

 

Another passion has been working with the local Travel and Tourism College, where I occasionally speak in class and sometimes for graduations. I find it very rewarding to share and to inspire the upcoming graduates. To try to help them to find their passions so they like me, will never have to work a day! To try and breed in good work ethics and get them onto a platform of success!

 

I also manage to get a bit of time to write in travel/wedding publications, offering informative and fun tips or showcasing my destination weddings.

 

My greatest fulfillment comes from living with Intent and Purpose. I am inspired by the words of “Ralph Waldo Emerson…. “The purpose to life is not to be happy it is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

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Marsha’s Travelogue

Being familiar with our destinations and resorts is key in enabling us to  recommend to our clients the appropriate destination experience. Through these familiarization trips and hotel in-spections we are able to experience the product first hand, keep updated, while securing business relationships. Ultimately paving the way for you to arrive in style and receive a bit more of that special attention!

December 2016

Riviera Maya, Mexico – Karisma Awards Show and Annual Conference. El Dorado Maroma and inspection of first overwater Bungalows in Mexico! El Dorado Royale stay. Inspection at Azul Five.

October 2016

Whistler – Nita Lake Lodge, and Scandinavia Spa.

September 2016

New Brunswick – Moncton & Shediac , Nova Scotia – Parrsboro.

August 2016

Riviera Maya “Moon Palace –  Global Conference & Award show”.  Royalton/Hideaway Resort Inspection and stay.

October 2015

Half-moon Bay B.C –  Rock Water Secret Cove Resort – inspection. Great for a Mini moon or intimate wedding group of 40 or less – “Luxury Tent house” a must!

March 2015

Cuba – Varadero – Site inspections: Melia Americas, Melia Varadero, Melia Las Antillas, Paradisus Varadero and Paradisus Princess Del Mar Havana – Site inspections: Melia Cohiba and the National Hotel

December 2014

ME Cancun, Cancun Mexico. Site Inspections at Paradisus Cancun, Playa Del Carmen – Paradisus – both Esmeralda & Las Perlas Karisma Resorts Award Show; El Dorado Royale, El Dorado Seasides, Azul Five and Generations! Wow! Won Diamond Award as a top producer

June 2014

Mayan Riviera, Mexico.  Executed our Wedding Concierge for a Sikh Wedding at the Moon Palace Resort.

May 2014

Cancun Mexico. Mexican Tourism Conference – “Tianguis.” Stayed at the “Now Sapphire Resort. Had the Honor of hearing live, the President of Mexico Speak on Mexican Tourism

December 2013

Turks & Caicos.  Marsha was invited to the Annual Travel Agents Award show for Sandals /Beaches Resorts.Spent 5 nights at Beaches. Travel agents were flown to Anti-gua for the day to inspect the “Sandals Antigua Resort.

Cancun Mayan Riviera. Marsha and Goga her wedding planner oversaw a large Sikh wedding at the Beautiful Moon Palace. Also visited the “Grand Velas Riviera Maya” – over the top !!

2013

Cancun/ Riviera Maya, Mexico – Went down to oversea our Sikh wedding (92 guests) at the beautiful “Azul Sensatori Resort”. Promotional wedding stay tuned for a four page spread in Perfect wedding and a commericial coming soon!  Also inspected Moon Palace and Dreams Riviera Cancun. Also indulged in a day at the spa at the luxury “Le Blanc Spa Resort ” .

2012

Disneyland , California. I visited the new revised “California Park” and “Car land” Disney’s newest addition. Known as the “Happiest Place on Earth !”  (a place of retrieval for me and I believe the only true place where one can be a child again and escape to that land of fantasy if even for  a moment.  My favourite ride “It’s a small world”).  A most magical experience and no it is certainly not just for kids!

Sandals Bahamian, Nassau , Bahamas – Sandals Awards Conference. Highest producers of Sandals Resorts in the year. Inspections and award Dinner . Conference led by CEO Butch Stewart, Adam Stewart and Bobby Stewart. Weddings by Marsha Brown – Romance Manager.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Am Resorts – Dreams Cabo, Zoetry , Secrets Marquis , Riu Palace and site Inspection at Riu Santa Fe and the Me Cabo/ Nikki Beach.

2011

Mayan Riviera, Mexico – Palace Resorts Travel Agents Familiarization Trip – Inspections: Cancun Palace, Sun Palace, Beach Palace, Moon Palace and Le Blanc Palace. Mayan Riviera – destination wedding – Grand Sunset Princess Resort . Cuba – Varadero – Iberostar Laguna Azul. Travel Agents Familiarization Trip – Inspections:  Sandals Royal Hicacos, Paradisus Princesa Del Mar, Paradisus   Varadero, Melia Las Americas, Tryp Peninsula Varadero. Havana –  Melia Cohiba

2010

Mayan Riviera, Mexico– Karisma Hotels Familiarization tour – Azul Sensatori , Azul Five , Azul Beach, El Dorado Royale , El Dorado Seaside , El Dorado Maroma

2009

Cancun, Mexico – Riu Cancun , Tulum – Dreams Tulum, Puerto Adventuras – Dreams Sooke BC – Sook Harbour House , Salt Spring Island – Hastings House

2008

Fiji islands – Fiji Orchid Resort, Namale Resort, Tokoriki Resort & Blue Lagoon Cruise. Sea Dream Cruise – West Indies, St Barts, Nevis, Guadeloupe, St Thomas, St John, Puerto Rico

2007

Manchester, England & Edinburgh, Scotland

2006

St. Lucia – Body Holiday Resort, Jalousie Plantation

2005

Malaysia – KL , Langkawi, Melacca – fam trip with Malaysia Tourist Board

Rockies Familiarization Tour – Anderson Vacations , Columbia Ice fields, River Rafting – Kanaskis Edmonton Mall, Jasper – Float trip, Jasper Tramway, Banff –  Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise, Calgary sites.

2004

Disneyland California – Main Park, California Park, Disney Town Poets Cove Resort & Spa, South Pender Island, BC Repositioning Cruise – 3 day San Francisco To Vancouver

2003

Tahiti – French Polynesia Cruise 7 days – Ms. Paul Gauguin, Radisson Cruise Lines. Wine country tour – Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, Carmel and Monterey

2002

Prague, Karlovy CZ – Spa Conference 2000 Brazil – Amazon – Ariau Amazon Towers & Rio

1999

Alaska Cruise – Holland America Cruise lines Western Caribbean – Costa Cruise Lines (Escorted a group)

1998

Western Caribbean – Costa Cruise Lines (Escorted a group) Eastern Caribbean – partial- San Juan P. Ricoand St. Thomas. Palm Springs

1997

Vietnam – Hanoi & Saigon

1996

Jamaica ‘Sandals’. All Inclusive Resorts: Dunns River, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril. Hedonism Resort.

1995

Hawaii Familiarization trip Oahu, Maui, Kauai. Repositioning Cruise – Vancouver to San Diego & Tag Days Fam trip – Anaheim/Disney Travel Agents. Arizona – Phoenix, Sedona. Las Vegas.

1994

Holland Tour

1993

Brazil – Rio De Janeiro, Malaysia – Langkawi (resort area) KL, Indonesia – Bali

1992

Western Caribbean Cruise: Cozumel, Jamaica, Grand Caymans Commodore Cruise Lines

1991

Belize and Guatemala

1990

Familiarization Trip: Columbia, Panama, Pearl Islands

1989

Eastern Caribbean Cruise: Nassau, Freeport– Carnival Cruise Lines

1988

Eastern Canada Tour: Atlantic & Maritime Provinces

1987

World Tour: Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Israel, Egypt and Amsterdam.

1986

Extensive European Travel By Eurail Britain, Holland, Spain Italy and Germany.

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