ABTP Leadership Team
Veranda brings to ABTP, over twenty years of experience in the travel industry. Before co-founding ABTP, Veranda worked in the sales department at Travel Impressions for over ten years. She has successfully operated her own host agency since 2014. Over the years she has received recognition as a Palace Pro Agent, Hard Rock Showstoppers, Global Travel Marketplace (GTM Elite), and is a current member of the Funjet 500 Club. Veranda is passionate about travel and helping and other agents build their travel business.
With more than eight years in the travel industry, Shawnta has extensive knowledge in planning quality and affordable travel. Shawnta earned her Verified Travel Agent credentials through the American Society of Travel Agents. Over the years she has been recognized by Vacation Express as a member of their President’s Club in 2018 and 2019. She was selected as a participant of CruiseWorld Star Program in 2019 and 2020. She also received a 2020 scholarship to attend the ASTA Global Convention. Shawnta is an avid traveler and is always seeking industry knowledge. She is passionate about learning and educating others.
Gai A. Spann
Gai comes to ABTP as a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 16 years in the travel industry. She started as a top travel agent with Liberty Travel before starting her own home based agency, SPANNing the Globe Tours. She was awarded Top 50 travel agents by the Jamaica Tourism Board, Barbados Elite Travel agent, Group Travel Specialist and Funjet 500 club. Most recently Gai was the Midwest Business Development Director for Ensemble Travel Group. She holds a Marketing Degree from the Wharton School, Certificate of Hospitality Management from FAU and is currently completing her Master's in Hospitality Management at Florida International University. She is passionate about traveling the world and building leadership in travel.