Artist Travel Consultants is a full service travel company located in the heart of New York City.
Our philosophy: To provide the best travel services available at very competitive prices. We feel that after talking with one of our travel specialists, you will not only feel confident in doing business with our company, but you will feel comfortable coming back to us again and again for all of your travel needs.
Bruce Metzendorf joins Artist Travel Consultants as Director of Sales, Marketing and Operations, adding to his 30+ years in marketing and sales management and 25+ years in the travel industry. His travel career started in hospitality at Club Med working in several resorts throughout the Caribbean and Mexico then moving into Sales and Marketing for the global all-inclusive resort company. In 2002, Bruce returned to Club Med as Business Development Manager for the New York and Metro regions with an active travel professional client base; this work included the management of onsite groups and Familiarizations throughout the Club Med global network. During his career, Bruce has managed a multi-person sales force and was responsible for the design and implementation of local, regional and national sales promotions, leveraging his extensive expertise as an industry leader in this area. Bruce’s vast skills in management and promotions have helped him achieve top sales person recognition when with Qantas Vacations and Virgin Atlantic Airways on the national and international account level. Bruce has earned his CTA (Certified Travel Associate), held numerus board positions including President of SKAL International Long Island; Auxiliary President of 41-74 Club of New York; Director Affiliate for the Travel Agents of Suffolk County (TASC) and was awarded the Top Supplier Sales Representative 2012 in both the All-Inclusive and Hotels & Resorts categories by Travel Agent magazine. In his off time, Bruce enjoys traveling, sailing and scuba diving. He also has his private pilot’s license.
Bruce is a native of New Jersey and currently resides with his wife in Queens, NY.
Contact Bruce at Bruce@ArtistTravels.com or (212) 707-8170 ext. 340
Gina Miller joins the Artist Travel Consultants with over 30 years of work experience from academia, public and private sectors of business. She brings over 30 years of work experience from academia, public and private sectors of business. For the last 16 years she has been immersed in multiple areas within the travel industry. For 10 years, Gina formerly worked for Liberty Travel-Flight Centre Limited as a leisure travel agent transitioning from ticketing agent to travel manager for 3 shops in the Bronx. Her duties were comprised of overseeing the daily operations which included selling retail travel; managing staff; budgeting; training entry level and experienced travel consultants while promoting exemplary customer service standards. In addition she has worked for herself as well as with other highly-respected travel firms such as ALTOUR, and most recently Wendy Wu Tours USA. Her musical roots began early as a student of the Suzuki method of violin beginning at age six. She attended the prestigious Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in Manhattan studying violin, music history and theory. After graduating high school she went on to attend Syracuse University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in East Asian studies. When not working, Gina enjoys traveling to warm and exotic locales. She also is an avid photographer, and “foodie” who enjoys cooking, sailing, yoga, and collecting artwork from around the world. Born and bred in New York City – she continues to find innovative and exciting experiences in and around the tri-state area. She takes care of her very independent Mom here in New York and actively engages in philanthropic industry-wide activities across the country.
Contact Gina at Gina@ArtistTravels.com or (212) 707-8170 ext. 331
Joann comes to Artist Travel Consultants with over 15 years in the travel industry, starting her career as a travel consultant with Liberty Travel. After several years, she started her next chapter in group travel, joining Trafalgar Tours as a group account manager, providing tailor made itineraries to a variety of special interest groups.
Her experience managing groups lead her to her next chapter as team leader for GOGO Worldwide Vacations. In 2012 she joined Wendy Wu Tours as a destination specialist but soon her role changed as her prior experience managing groups fulfilled a need for this fast growing company. After several years, her role was developed further to manage the operations team, working closely with overseas suppliers behind the scenes to ensure that every small detail was taken care of.
Born and raised in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, Joann is a native New Yorker. She attended The Little Red School House in the West Village where there was a very strong focus on the arts. She was a member of the choir which performed at many venues, small and large, throughout New York City. She also participated in the drama program at both school and camp and is thankful that cell phones were not around at the time to record some of these performances. After graduating high school, she went on to attend Iona College in Westchester County, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Communication Arts. Although her heart will always belong to New York City, after graduating college, she decided to call Westchester home.
During her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places far and near, cooking, dining out, going to the beach, attending Broadway shows and going to concerts. Her more adventurous side includes being an avid skier turned snowboarder, a certified rescue SCUBA diver and most recently, a skydiver.
Contact Joann at Joann@ArtistTravels.com or (212) 707-8170 ext. 332
Reshma is an accomplished travel professional and joins Artist Travel Consultants bringing over two decades of experience within this industry. Passion to travel along with an opportunity to deal with people from various backgrounds and cultures led her to work initially for a travel consolidator. Within few months she was hired by Liberty Travel Flight Centre Group Limited as a ticketing agent. After getting into the leisure department she moved up the ladder in becoming a manager at their Gramercy Park location in New York.
She strategically planned and organized vacations including destination weddings and reunions for individuals and groups. She was responsible in managing, budgeting, hiring and training her team to handle complex and obscure destinations which in turn solidified their success in becoming top producers along with providing exceptional customer service and maximizing financial goals. Gaining vast experience in leisure travel she additionally worked at AAA Travel New York and eventually becoming an Independent Contractor. In the past she has also worked in the fashion industry at Detail Sportswear Inc. and Pier Connections.
Born and raised in Bombay, India Reshma moved to New York and resides here since the early 80’s. Reshma did her college major in economics and commerce along with a course in textile designing. She has earned Meeting and Conference Management with Event Planning Certification at New York University.
Reshma is a member of the 4174 Club of New York and attends various social and charitable event. She travels extensively and loves to read and explore new. Her interpersonal skills and dedication to clients makes it beneficial to the field. She also enjoys creating and working on stained glass projects during her spare time
Contact Reshma at Reshma@ArtistTravels.com or (212) 707-8170 ext. 333
For the past 20 years, Vivian Irizarry has developed an expertise in travel and customer service. Her ability to hear and interpret the needs of her clients allows her to deliver consistently impeccable results delighting a diverse range of clients.
Vivian was born and raised in New York City and discovering and experiencing all that New York has to offer is a passion for her, making her the “go to” expert of her friends, family, coworkers and clients.
A well-traveled women, Vivian began her travel career at Liberty Travel and has worked with such notable travel agencies as American Express, First in Service, and AAA. She has dedicated herself to in-depth specializations in various destinations and always stays on course with the latest news, trends and changes within the Industry.
She enjoys utilizing her decades worth of networking and ingenuity to find creative solutions for any travel challenges she encounters.
She is passionate about travel and loves to explore new destinations; always in search of the history, culture and food that make up the locale.
Contact Vivianat at Vivian@ArtistTravels.com or (212) 707-8170 ext. 334
Danuta Gross, also known as Danka, brings to ATC 25 years of accounting and management experience. As the controller of law firms, she has successfully managed multiple financial operations and coordinated day-to-day administration. Her expertise extends to budgeting, financial planning, reporting, billing, financial technology, banking relationships, administration of payroll, as well as health and benefit plans.
Contact Danka at Danka@ArtistTravels.com or (212) 707-8170 ext. 302
James Scott currently operates as ATC’s Office Operations Manager, responsible for administering, updating and preserving Account Receivables ledger. Prior to joining ATC, James was an Administrative and Production Coordinator specializing in Film/Television and Commercial production. James holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Television and Film Production from St. John’s University and his past times include Travel, Linguistics & the Arts.
Contact James at James@ArtistTravels.com or (212) 707-8170 ext. 328