travel 42 Advisory Board

Michael Given
Cruise Planners

New York


Michael Given has operated Cruise Planners/ since 2002. He is a Master Cruise Counselor (MCC) and world traveler. Michael is also a marketing and social media enthusiast and regularly participates in online travel industry forums and chat events. He is an avid long-distance runner and a USATF certified coach, and he has run multiple marathons fund-raising for a variety of charities.



Margie Jordan
Jordan Executive Travel Services

 Jacksonville, Florida

Margie Jordan is president and CEO of Jordan Executive Travel Service (JETS) in Jacksonville, Florida. Margie is first and foremost a travel professional. She’s a passionate traveler who loves a bit of adventure. You’ll find her on safari in Africa, ziplining in Jamaica, four-wheeling in St. Maarten and hot-air ballooning over the Great Barrier Reef. She loves any travel experience that is authentic and real but every now and then you’ll catch her in Vegas or sailing away on a cruise ship


Beth Levich
Cruise Holidays of Portland

Lake Oswego, Oregon


Marc Mancini
 Marc Mancini Seminars & Consulting
Los Angeles



Denise Rogers
 Palm Beach Travel Genie
 Palm Beach Gardens
, Florida

Steven Shulem
 Strictly Vacations 
 Santa Barbara
, California

Brian Harris
 Brian Harris Travel 
, Colorado








Beth Levich started Cruise Holidays of Portland in 2002 and hasn’t stopped traveling since. She has been on 89 cruises, including nine river cruises. Beth’s new company All About River Cruises gives her a chance to explain just why river cruising is so popular. She loves guiding her clients and helping them choose the right cruise company and destination for them. The motto for All About River Cruises is “We know because we go!” What a difference that makes when helping others arrange their dream vacation. Beth discovered the travel guides in travel42 years ago and uses them to map out every client’s trip with detailed descriptions of what to do, where to eat and so forth. Her favorite information tab is “Dos and Don’ts.”


Marc Mancini is perhaps the travel industry's best-known speaker, educator and consultant. It's estimated that more than 300,000 travel professionals worldwide have benefited from training programs he has designed or delivered, included Marriott's Hotel Excellence!, the HVCB's Ke Kula O Hawaii and NCL U. While with CLIA, he was the creative force behind nearly 100 seminars, videos and online courses. He has authored or produced 12 books, 32 videos, 27 online courses and more than 300 hundred articles. In 2010, he received ASTA's Diamond Award, given to those Californians who had most contributed to the success of travel and tourism during the organization’s first 75 years.



Denise Rogers is the owner of Palm Beach Travel Genie in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  A Palm Beach native, she has been a travel professional planning upscale travel for more than 30 years.  She loves the energized feeling she gets from traveling and discovering everything new.  Her diverse travels have taken her to 62 countries by small and large cruise ships, riverboats, escorted tours, custom trips and safaris.  An avid photographer, you will always find Denise with a camera in hand looking to capture those perfect vacation memories.

Called the “Cruise Whisperer" by his colleagues, Steven is a Master Cruise Counselor who has an insatiable urge to explore. He's traveled extensively throughout the seven continents, and 25 years ago founded Strictly Vacations, the top West Coast agency for the luxury cruise liners. Steven’s reputation for knowing the "best of the best" hotels, restaurants and destinations is well-known and well-deserved.  It's no surprise then that he has been honored as one of the "World’s 125 Top Travel Specialists" in Conde Nast Traveler magazine six times, and also Travel and Leisure’s A-List!



Owner of Brian Harris Travel in Aspen, Colorado, Brian has more than two decades of experience in group travel, event management and destination resorts.  He provides site selection consultation and contract negotiation services to groups and has toured hundreds of properties with a specific focus on meeting and event venues.  Brian Harris Travel also specializes in luxury leisure and bespoke adventure travel.  Brian is a board an officer in Millennials in Travel and a member of Aspen Young Professionals Society.  In his spare time he likes to snowboard, kite board, and is developing a luxury lifestyle company incorporating travel, fashion, and interior design.

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