Stephanie Mernagh, 23
Forbes Travel International
Vancouver, British Columbia
Stephanie Mernagh is a part of the leisure department at Forbes Travel, handling honeymoons, FIT Europe, Disneyland and Mexico family travel. In her previous job at Flight Centre Canada, Mernagh was one of the youngest assistant team leaders in the country; she was also the youngest agent on the top 100 list for the most cruise/tour sales in 2018-2019, which awarded her a trip to Spain and Italy.
These days, Mernagh is also managing Forbes Travel’s social media. “I plan to bring in more business using social media and to keep up our appearance of being the only travel agency in the downtown Vancouver area for the past 33 years,” she says.
“Stephanie joined us at Forbes Travel in October 2019, impressing us with her dynamic, high-energy personality and her crystal-clear passion in guiding travelers towards dream fulfillment,” says Deirdre Baxter, corporate partner at Forbes Travel. “Then along came the pandemic; however, Stephanie saw this as an opportunity to boost our online presence on multiple platforms, gaining many new followers along the way, including taking us on a live journey through the Canadian Rockies during COVID…She will be an unstoppable force once the green light comes on!”
Prior to becoming a travel advisor, Mernagh explored the world as a solo traveler. On a long trek through Thailand and Bali, a travel advisor had to get her home to attend her brother’s wedding in Las Vegas. “I knew that’s what I wanted to do for someone else one day,” says Mernagh. “I wanted to give young girls the trip and memories of a lifetime and then save them when they decided to come home. I wanted to be part of someone’s amazing once-in-a-lifetime holiday.”