https://agentprofiler.travelleaders.com/Common/Handlers/img_handler.ashx?type=agt&id=8122

Mari Seith

Pensacola, Florida Travel Agent
If you see the text box to the right do not fill it in
Mari Seith

Mari Seith

Pensacola, Florida Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
Years of Experience: 25+
If you see the text box to the right do not fill it in
Facebook

Experienced Leisure Travel Advisor

My career in the travel industry began in 1985 after a year of study in the International-Intracultural Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. In-depth study of unique cultures around the world set me on a course where travel became essential in my life. Fostering the same passion for travel in the lives of others has become equally essential. While completing a two year degree in Travel and Tourism under the direction of the late Jack Viskal, I worked as an apprentice at the tour operator Southland Travel Service, which specialized in group travel to destinations all over the world. I advanced my position there to be the group tour manager for the AARP division, handling all of the reservations for the Western European Tours. With terrorism in Greece taking a toll on international tourism in the mid 1980's, our tour operator down-sized and eventually closed. From there, I began my long career as a retail travel agent. I've been extremely fortunate to learn from the best in the business, and to have been a witness to all of the changes the industry has endured throughout the last three plus decades.

My experience in the travel industry is varied and vast. Throughout the years, I've worked as a tour operator, ticket consolidator, big game hunting coordinator for Africa and Alaska, corporate travel agent, groups and meeting coordinator, wholesale golf tour operator, hotel sales manager, outside sales representative for corporate travel, and leisure travel consultant. I've been very fortunate to have such a successful career in travel and tourism!

My specialty is in customizing unique vacation experiences for my clients. Fortunately, I've been able to incorporate my own passions of golf, adventure and unique travel experiences into what I do. My own travel experience is primarily Europe (having been there many times), but also includes Mexico, the Caribbean, and U.S. destinations. I am continuing to grow my knowledge and personal travel experience in Central and South America, and have a great deal of knowledge to offer my customers for these areas as well. Most importantly, customer service is my number one goal! I put in the time and effort necessary to ensure that the vacation experiences I plan for my travelers have exceeded their expectations, so that together we build on each new travel experience.

Excellence in Customer Service

Bergendal Eco & Cultural River Resort, Suriname
Bergendal Eco & Cultural River Resort, Suriname

Your travel experience is important to me!  No one ever regrets taking that dream vacation, but sometimes they do regret the way they planned it.  Maybe they should have chosen a different hotel?  A different cruise brand?  A different airline?  All travel experiences are unique and should be customized to the unique traveler.  Let me qualify your needs to the right vacation.  Don't kid yourself believing you are better off saving money booking with an online booking engine.  We need to get to know you first....then we plan your trip!  We ask a lot of questions!  We aim to serve your travel needs for a lifetime of travel....not just one trip!

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Book with Confidence
Virgin Voyages - Gold Tier
Magical Kenya - Gold Level
NCL University - Master's Degree
Anchorage Wild Expert
RCCL - Master of Adventure

My Travel Stories

Cathedral of St. James - Santiago de Compostela
Spanish Honeymoon 2021

My Reviews

Rating: 5 4 Reviews

Fantastic trip to the home of golf!

Reviewed By This Putt’s For You - Durham, NC | Traveled to Edinburgh ~ Scotland ~ Europe
I worked with Mari to plan a once in a lifetime trip with 3 golf buddies to St Andrews for the 150th anniversary of The Open. From the very start, Mari was highly engaged and offered perspective as well as expertise in planning the trip. She made herself available to participate on Zoom calls to address any group concerns and she was always available for a quick phone call to answer any questions. Our group experienced a travel problem at the end of our trip, and while it was an airline problem that had nothing to do with Mari, she was available to help guide us to navigate the issue. She offers a wealth of travel experience with a wonderful friendly personality.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Amazing birthday and graduation trip!

Reviewed By Shannon - Gulf Breeze, Florida | Traveled to Munich ~ Germany ~ Europe
Mari created a phenomenal trip for us in a short amount of time when I presented a very last minute request. She even helped improvise our return when we decided to extend our stay while we were in Germany. She was wonderful to work with and encouraging to us as non-seasoned travelers. The trip was truly a once in a lifetime experience. It would not have been possible without her. I went from thinking about a trip to boarding a plane in less than 2 weeks and it was all in my budget!! She did an amazing job! Thank you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Excellent trip!

Reviewed By Caye - Chicago | Traveled to England ~ Europe
Great travel agent, does her research.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Trip of a lifetime - 150th Open golf championship

Reviewed By GHB - Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 28469 | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Mari was excellent to work with. She approaches her business not just as a transaction but more as a relationship throughout the planning and travel period. She remained pro-active and was incredibly responsive to changes caused by airline changes and other issues. I would highly recommend Mari.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO