30 Days of 30Under30 – 3 Questions With Jamie MussoliniSeptember 25, 2012 By: Newswire
As Travel Agent counts down to its annual 30Under30 feature, we’re catching up with travel tips and advice from our past winners. Today we spoke with Jamie Mussolini of Beachfronts Travel, who was featured as one of our winners last year.
What’s the biggest industry trend you see for the next year?
All-inclusives - especially with today's economy most clients want to travel worry free. A lot of hotels now offer the option of all-inclusive or are fully all inclusive.
What’s the most popular destination you’re seeing as we head into the holiday travel season?
Antigua has been very popular for the holiday season. I believe clients are looking to travel to a warm climate as well as have an exotic feel.
What’s your favorite trip you’ve taken recently?
I had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica with my family early this year. We went to Negril first, and had a wonderful experience staying at the Beaches resort there. The beach is gorgeous and has the most stunning crystal clear water. We saw dolphins, stingrays, jellyfish, and some tropical fish. We then spent the remainder of the trip in Montego Bay at the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall. The service there is incomparable, and the rooms were beautiful and so tastefully decorated. Even the food exceeded our expectations, with breakfast being the most exceptional.
A trip I am hoping will soon be remembered as my favorite is the one I have planned for this fall to Grand Cayman. I will be staying at the Westin, which should have almost fully completed its renovations upon my arrival. I am looking forward to seeing all the water sports, stingray city and turtle farm that Cayman offers. I will be traveling on Cayman Air direct there from JFK and it is my first time there, so I am hoping the name lives up the grand reviews I have heard!
I took a recent trip this summer to Gurneys Inn in Montauk, which is my favorite local spot. The most breathtaking oceanfront views from the hotel are completely perfect to see only the ocean as you are sitting on your balcony or dining in the restaurant. It is the most serene place I have ever been with one of the few thalassic spas in the U.S. and a saltwater swimming pool, and spa you can find every way to relax.