Anastasia (Stasha) Mills Healy

Anastasia (Stasha) Mills Healy
Managing Editor
Anastasia (Stasha) Mills Healy edits and writes stories and on a variety of topics. She has interviewed top travel executives ranging from John Stow, president of Sabre Travel Network, to David Speakman, founder of Travel Counsellors. Mills Healy, who wrote a cover story on New Orleans a year after Katrina, and regular updates on the recovery of city's tourism industry, has spent much time in the Big Easy, beginning with her university days. Other recent scouting trips include South Africa, Zambia, London and Buenos Aires. Previous to joining Questex, Mills Healy oversaw New York City's official travel information as director of publications and new media for its convention and visitors bureau. She has also been an editor at Fodor's Travel Publications and Cond? Nast Traveler, and has written for Luxury Travel Advisor and Home-Based Travel Agent, as well as Zagat, BizBash and Diversion. She is a cum laude graduate of Newcomb College of Tulane University.

Stories by Anastasia (Stasha) Mills Healy

Mandarin Oriental New York

It is an extra special treat to check into a hotel in your hometown, especially when that town is New York City, the hotel is the Mandarin Oriental ( and the occasion is your honeymoon. This writer was lucky enough to have such an experience for two nights last summer.

Two Very Different South African Properties

After Durban's Indaba tourism trade show in May, Travel Agent experienced two very different, yet both very South African, properties. One, Singita, a small, high-end safari lodge in the bush; the other, The Palace of the Lost City, also a luxury property, but on a much larger scale, and part of the four-hotel casino-resort-entertainment complex, Sun City.

A London Gem Expands

The Stafford, (020-7493-0111), on a discreet side street in central London, this spring opened 26 suites costing £26 million, on six floors in a new building called the Stafford Mews.

Exclusive: Travel Counsellors Expands to South Africa

CAPE TOWN- While on the road in Capetown, Travel Agent has learned that Travel Counsellors, the largest home-based travel company in the UK, and with agents in the U.S., the Netherlands and Ireland, will now be expanding to South Africa. David Speakman, the founder of the company, said the news will be released today, May 21.

Indaba Preview

About 12,000 travel industry representatives are expected to attend Indaba, the largest Africa travel trade show, in Durban, South Africa, May 12-15. Travel Agent will be gathering information from tour operators, lodges, hotels, transportation companies and more and will be filing reports to keep you up to date on tourism news.