With over 25 years of marketing experience, Kelly Fontenelle has been a trailblazer in the Caribbean travel and tourism industry. A native of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia – much of her professional career has been devoted to growing Saint Lucia’s tourism industry. The expertise developed through the last three decades is unmatched – her understanding of consumer travel trends and the travel agency business has resulted in the Saint Lucia’s significant growth in all subsectors of the American travel market over the last decade. Kelly is the CEO of Kelly Fontenelle Marketing and Consultancy and Founder of TASC.
Travel by Shaiy, LLC (TBS) was founded by Shaiy Howard in 2006, serving thousands of clients around the US. I am fully trained and accredited with IATAN membership plus hold Master Agent certifications, including CLIA Certification. Travel by Shaiy, LLC (TBS) was quoted in nationally recognized and well-respected Wallstreet Journal in September 2017. TBS was named the top agent in the the United States by Vacation Express several years in a row.
Edouard Jean; owner of Massive Travels in New York opened his business after a career in the financial industry as a Stock Broker for 10 years. His love of travel came from taking his first International vacation after 9/11 and realizing that he never took a “real” vacation. After returning from his trip to Jamaica, Edouard starting putting together annual group trips to the One Love Island with up to 300 attendees every year. He caught the travel bug, which is his passion. After being laid off as a Stock Broker, he realized his true calling was as a travel advisor. Edouard opened his agency in 2006 and never looked back!
Kier was educated at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, an HBCU, where he majored in International Relations. He’s the proud father of two daughters: Giovanni, who lives in NYC, and Isabella, who lives in Seattle. He started his travel career with Starwood Hotels, where he was a Hotel Assistant Manager from 1997-2003. He’s also worked for Cruise West as a Guest Relations Manager from 2003-2008; Virtuoso as a Manager from 2008-2010; Europe Express as VP of Sales from 2010-2017; and now is working at Classic Vacations as Director of Sales since 2017.
He is very involved in his community as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sister of Puget Sound and the American Cancer Society of WA & AK. He’s a avid fan of Santa Barbara county pinot noir, baking, reading a good book, and vacationing.
Sanya L. Weston, CEO of Your Premier Travel Service, the oldest African-American owned travel agency in Detroit. Weston has more than 35 years of experience planning and organizing travel excursions. A third-generation business owner, Sanya has been an entrepreneur and community leader for over half of her life. A recognized authority in her industry, Weston has appeared as a travel expert on local news stations and in leading publications like the Michigan Chronicle, Crain Detroit, American Black Journal, BLAC Magazine, Detroit Free Press, ABC’s Detroit WXYZ News, FOX 2 News, WDIV Live in the D and 910AM. Sanya has been recognized as a Top Female Leader in Travel and currently sits on the advisory board for Travel Market Report.
LeTonya F. Moore, JD is an attorney-entrepreneur, media personality, and brand builder mentor. She has represented large organizations, multi-million dollar companies, and US federal government. She earned the moniker, Legalproof Maven™ by assisting emerging brands in solidifying themselves as the authority in the global marketplace, using her 360° Legalproof Brand Protection Methodology™. LeTonya and her team work with professionals transitioning their side hustle and passion projects into profitable businesses through her “Superstar Brand Builder” Program.
With This Ring Destination Weddings & Honeymoons - Owner
Brenda has been in the travel industry for over 28 years Her weddings and groups have been featured in major publications and she has been a contributor on several cable TV shows. Several resorts and suppliers have awarded her for her sales and knowledge of their products. Ms. O”Neale is a contributor to Marrycaribbean.com and is featured in their Caribbean Wedding Guide 2020. Her articles have appeared in several TravAlliance publications and she has been a speaker at several national conferences. She was recently named one of the Top 40 Female Leaders In Travel and serves on the advisory board of IADWP.