Our in-house marketing expert and honest-to-goodness foodie developed a passion
for the travel industry living abroad during her college years. She has led successful
marketing efforts in Latin America for clients for more than 19 years by creating
customized sales & marketing plans, identifying business trends, conducting market
research & analysis, product placement and media relations.
This proud Cuban-American is a graduate of Florida International University School
of Business, and has a proven track record fostering strong relationships with international
retailers, wholesalers, tour operators, media and airline carriers, as well as national
tourism partners which allows her to achieve successful marketing and promotional
A Costa Rican Native and true fashionista, Paula Lewis is our PR specialist with
more than 19 years' experience in marketing and public relations; primarily in the
tourism industry. After graduating from the University of Florida, College of Journalism
and Communications (GO GATORS!), she shaped solid marketing plans in Latin America
for industry members to successfully promote their destinations and products abroad.
Aside for her fascination with shoes, her core strengths include brand building
and awareness of destinations, strategic product planning/launches, international
negotiation, meeting planning, and designing creative PR and promotions campaigns.
She enjoys long-standing relationships with consumer and travel trade media, as
well as buyers in the Latin America.
Patricia Rivera is the sales and communications authority of the team as well as
ultimate party planner. Whether putting together an evening to remember, or helping
her clients develop new markets she is our go-to-girl when our clients need to increase
sales from Latin America.
Patricia graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia with
a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Her extensive 14 years sales experience
also includes magazine advertising as well as publishing. Not knowing the definition
of the word no and commitment to servicing clients, Patricia does what it takes
to take her clients to the next level. She has secured solid relationships with
the key players in the tourism industry.
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Mariana is definitely a big city girl who loves to travel and experience the world. There is nothing small town about her cosmopolitan personality and professional attitude. She graduated from Casper Libero College with a degree in Social Communication/ Public Relations. Like the rest of the team, she has focused her career in the travel and tourism sector working with destinations, theme parks, hotel chains and retailers. Aside from knowing best places to experience in the cities she travels to, Mariana’s forte is increasing clients’ visibility in the Brazilian market through integrated marketing programs she executes and the solid relationships she maintains with consumer and travel media.
She also possess close ties to celebrity management agencies that give her clients an extra spotlight in the news; plus her special event management skills are also not too shabby either. Always in tune with the pulse of the Brazilian pop culture, Mariana has a talent for spotting the trends and techniques that will put her clients center stage. In addition, Mariana’s passion for travel and new cultures allows her to connect and bring fresh and innovative ideas to the table.