Owner/Travel Advisor
New Destinations Travel, LLC

Samantha Musso, CTA, VTA
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PO Box 393
Bush, LA 70431-0393
UNITED STATES
504-641-4840

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Travel Specialization
Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Cruising - River, Cruising/Cruise Lines, Culinary/Cooking/Gastronomy, Customized Travel, Family/Multi-generational, Group Vacation, Incentive Travel, Leisure Travel, Luxury Travel, Religious/Faith/Spiritual
Destination Specialization
Caribbean, Europe - Western, Italy, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Languages Known
English
ASTA Certification
Tagline
Creating experiences by aligning passions with new destinations.
About me
Planning has always been a passion of mine, which I have been fortunate to turn into a career not once, but twice. I spent 25 years in the legal industry, with the last 10 years focusing exclusively on estate planning. I was also a military spouse, coordinating 14 family moves across town or across the country. With each move, I would find myself planning itineraries for our own vacations or for our countless visitors to explore the area. My husband's military retirement and our relocation back to our hometown of New Orleans provided the opportunity to explore another path, leaving the practice of law and turning my travel planning hobby into a career.

In addition to being a member of ASTA, I have obtained my ASTA Verified Travel Advisor certification (VTA). I am also a Certified Travel Associate (CTA) as designated by The Travel Institute, and a Certified Cruise Counselor with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). I have completed training programs with numerous travel suppliers and am constantly adding to this list.
Why I love my job
As a travel advisor, I have the privilege of helping people pursue and plan their dream experiences. I enjoy getting to know my clients and understanding the motivation behind their travels. Of course, I also love traveling myself!
Favorite Destinations
I enjoy visiting Europe the most. There is so much to learn about each destination - the culture, the history, the traditions, the food. I especially love exploring the smaller towns and seeing how the locals live.
About my most memorable vacation
That is a difficult request! So many vacations are memorable for so various reasons. If I had to pick one, I would say my first visit to Italy. It was my first visit to Europe, and planted the seed for my decision to become a travel advisor. I had so much fun planning the two-week adventure, I realized then that this would be my new career. Experiencing the fruits of my labor, and all of the wonders of Italy, sealed my decision. My husband and I had a fantastic time exploring Rome and Florence and Tuscany. Our favorite activity was simply finding a small cafe, enjoying food and wine outdoors, and people-watching. On that trip, I fell in love with Italy, with exploring the world, and my new profession.

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Reviewed on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 5:04:44 PM
By on Aug 18, 2021
Samantha was a pleasure to work with! The ease of communication with her along with her knowledge of our travel destination made planning our vacation a simple experience. The effort she puts in to helping people plan vacations is obvious from the first communication to the travel package she mailed us prior to our trip with all the details neatly summarized was excellent. In addition, the little things like putting in face masks for myself and my family as well as reusable metal straws and lanyards with waterproof card_room key holders were above and beyond. I would 100% recommend Samantha as a travel agent to friends, family, and anyone else that needs a trip planned with utmost regard to details and the needs of the travelers. We look forward to working with Samantha again on a future trip!