About Judy Perl
Founder & President
A 30-year travel industry veteran long noted for her expertise in bespoke luxury cruise and cruise charter travel, Judy Perl began her career in the world of cruising at Cunard Line in New York City. After 18 enjoyable years of directing group and charter sales at corporate cruise lines, she created Judy Perl Cruises LLC, which she rebranded Judy Perl Worldwide Travel in 2013 in recognition of the company’s expansion in land programs as well as cruises.Expand For Full Bio
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Senior Vice President Maggie Mantia brings more than 30 years of experience in cruise lines and land travel to the Judy Perl Worldwide Travel team. She is also an expert in Meeting and Incentive travel. Most recently Vice-President, Charter and Incentive Sales Worldwide at Regent Seven Seas/Oceania Cruises and Cunard Line, Maggie has also been a director at E.F. MacDonald Travel Company (now part of Aimia, the world’s largest global loyalty company) and a luxury cruise consultant at David Morris International.
Regional expertise: Europe, North America
Group Account Executive
As Program Manager, Groups & Charters at JPWT, Rebecca Cruz plays a vital role in organizing group travel logistics and charter programs. She enjoys being involved with trips every step of the way and accompanies groups on their travels as a Tour Director. Rebecca originally joined the JPWT team as Executive Assistant while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Anthropology at New York University. She quickly gained expertise in handling operations for JPWT's groups and charter accounts, and her commitment to providing outstanding customer service has made her an integral part of the team.
Region of Expertise: Cuba, UK, Italy, SE Asia, France
Director of Luxury Travel
For over 25 years, Larry Stein was a prominent international concert and event producer. As such, he worked with hundreds of celebrities and their entourages in assisting with planning, organizing and booking their travel. Whether finding that perfect hotel suite to match his client's desires, or designing an exceptional, destination-based ground touring program, Larry excels at fulfilling even the most demanding client's wishes and needs. Having traveled extensively and frequently to all four corners of the world, Larry brings his unique perspective on luxury travel to JPWT. His attention to detail further ensures his clients of an incredible, memorable travel experience, enhanced with special touches from start to finish.
Vice President of Sales
Vice President of Sales, Elisabeth Brown, brings her varied background in marketing/branding strategy and editorial experience to Judy Perl Worldwide Travel. Elisabeth heads up JPWT’s leisure team to ensure that any trip – no matter how complex – is executed flawlessly with meticulous attention to detail. With a B.A. in Journalism from New York University, Elisabeth also spearheads all web platforms and electronic marketing initiatives. Living in New York City has taught Elisabeth to always take full advantage of her surroundings while traveling – from a cultural, social, and culinary perspective.
Regional expertise: Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and Central America
Project Manager, Groups & Events
Senior Program Manager of Groups & Charters, Kate Murphy, immersed herself into the travel industry after receiving her Bachelors in Business Administration from SUNY Albany. After working for a Destination Management Company in Florida, she quickly realized how much she loved planning group travel on a large scale. She joined Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises in the Charter and Incentive Sales department. After operating countless large group and full ship charter programs across the fleet, she moved back to her home town of New York City to be closer to family. In her current role at Judy Perl Worldwide Travel, she oversees and operates group and charter programs across the globe and enjoys the uniqueness of each one!
Region of Expertise: France, Italy and the Caribbean
Director of Cruise & Air Reservations
With more than 20 years of travel industry experience, Kerry Touloumis provides unparalleled service to clients as Judy Perl Worldwide Travel’s Director of Cruise and Air Reservations. Kerry’s in-depth knowledge of the premier cruise lines and knack for hand-tailoring dream vacations based on each client’s distinctive travel wishes make Kerry an asset to the JPWT team. His extensive travel background began at Cunard Line, where he handled ship charter operations. Kerry received his business degree in 1988 from SUNY New York.
Regional expertise: Asia, Caribbean, North America, South Pacific
Sales Account Executive
Isabelle DeMartin came to work at JPWT after graduating from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in 2015. Isabelle has always been passionate about travel and while earning her degree in Sociology, Isabelle spent a semester studying abroad in Rome. This gave her the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and immerse herself in a variety of different destinations. Isabelle enjoys tailoring experiences that bring travelers face to face with local cultures and premier attractions around the globe.
Region of Expertise: Italy, France, Greece, Switzerland, and the Caribbean
Rachel Fried ensures that no detail is overlooked during the trip planning process at JPWT. Once a trip is booked, Rachel takes things one step further to see what special arrangements we can make for our clients to truly set their trip apart. Rachel’s tenacity for tailoring exceptional travel experiences stems from her internship experience at The Reeds at Shelter Haven, a luxury boutique resort where she handled sales and event coordination on both the corporate and leisure group sides.
Region of Expertise: Australia & New Zealand
As Sales Coordinator at Judy Perl Worldwide Travel, Katie Sanchez works with clients to curate their dream itineraries. Katie began her career at JPWT as an Executive Concierge, where she gained tremendous experience assisting the sales team in coordinating FIT and group travel. Katie has enjoyed learning the ins and outs of planning bespoke trip itineraries and prides herself on going the extra mile for our clients. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Fordham University where she played Division I soccer on a full athletic scholarship.
Region of Expertise: Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, Eastern Europe, Caribbean, Mexico, Domestic
Roddy Guaranda brings more than 30 years of experience to the team as Bookkeeper at JPWT. Originally from Ecuador and an avid math enthusiast, Roddy found the perfect mix of his passions for numbers and travel by pursuing an accounting career in the travel industry. Roddy began his career in New York as a reservations agent at a travel agency catering to Latin American travel. After working his way up to the lead accountant Roddy gained two more decades of extensive accounting experience at other agencies in New York before joining JPWT, where he manages all bookkeeping procedures.
With more than 10 years of experience in the travel industry, Vanessa Morro brings a wealth of sales and operations experience to Judy Perl Worldwide Travel as Group Coordinator. In this role Vanessa manages group travel logistics and back-end operations.Vanessa previously held positions at tour companies where she coordinated student educational group travel and ensured that programs were executed seamlessly' and she owned her own travel and special event business for many years where she gained extensive industry experience that nakes her an excellent asset to the JPWT team.
Region of Expertise: North America, Panama, The Caribbean, The Canary Islands, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland
The company's core purpose is to enrich lives by curating and executing high quality travel experiences and providing dedicated customer service. Programs include a diverse range of land and sea travel options including Playbill's "Broadway on the High Seas" series, a concept created by Judy Perl in 2011. Over the years, JPWT has gained the confidence of a large following of clients.