Beach Bum Vacation
“Lisa [Zwissler] has been at Beach Bum for more than 10 years now, producing nearly $2 million in tropical and European leisure and romance sales per year,” says agency CEO and founder Hayley Whorrall. “She consistently blows me and our entire team away with her tenacity and production year after year. She has already surpassed her production for all of last year despite all the hurricane cancellations and other issues the travel industry has faced this year.”
How does Zwissler do it? “She’s creative, innovative, positive and upbeat, caring, kind, incredibly devoted and dedicated,” says Whorrall.
She also does it by treating her clients “the way I want to be treated,” Zwissler says. That includes “making sure to e-mail back as quickly as possible, and also using the ‘old-fashioned’ method of calling clients regularly to connect with them more personally. So many of them I feel like are friends. By getting to know them, it builds and solidifies our relationship, which obviously helps with repeat clientele and referral business.”
In addition to numerous specialist certifications, Zwissler has netted “Beach Bum Vacation Top Sales” recognition several times, achieved “Karisma Diamond Level 4” in multiple years, and earned “Playa Resorts 2016 Top Wedding Sales” status.
She says, “Having a loving and supporting husband and family has been crucial in my career as we all know that travel is a 24/7 career. I also owe a lot to my Beach Bum Vacation family. We inspire and drive each other to become better than what we could be on our own”.
Zwissler has been active in her agency’s nonprofit organization, Beach Bum CARES, since she helped found it in 2009. “Our mission is to provide families with children aid, relief and educational supplies, hence C-A-R-E-S. Among many other projects we are working on, we helped build a school that opened in Bonny Gate, Jamaica, in 2016,” she says.