MARIANNE MARTZ, CTC
Luxury & Group Travel Consultant
Travel is not only Marianne’s business, it’s her passion.
Marianne got the Travel bug when she lived in Potomac, Maryland. 28 years and 84 countries later, she still hasn’t stopped.
As a Luxury Travel Specialist, she loves arranging the perfect travel experience for her clients, and she’s not satisfied until her clients’ travel experiences exceed their expectations.
Marianne has earned the title of Destination Specialist for France and Southern Europe. She makes it a point to visit this area at least twice a year to stay current on the latest additions and changes.
She is a frequent Virtuoso Voyager Club Host and in the last year, has sailed on Silversea, Seabourn and Radisson’s newest ship, the Seven Seas Voyager.
Early on in her career she found her niche in Group Travel, taking medical and scientific groups around the world. Once she settled in Florida, she expanded her clientele to specialize in escorted tours for Botanical Gardens, Performing Arts Centers and University Alumnae organizations. She continues to plan and escort International Garden Tours and Theatre Tours in London and New York.
"I love working with groups because I am able to meet so many interesting people," says Marianne. Establishing the group dynamic can be a challenge, and it’s obviously one she has mastered over the years. "I’ve received a lot of positive feedback, but my favorite comment came a few years ago after an exciting day of traveling around British Columbia, Canada when a participant approached me and said, 'I want you to know this was the best day of my life, thanks.'"
Need we say more? Experiences that bring quality to people’s lives are what it’s all about for Marianne.