Mike Whittaker

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Exotic Getaway

Part-time Travel Designer

I joined the travel industry over 10 years ago because of my passion to see the world. Prior to becoming a travel consultant, I had traveled throughout much of the world as a marketing professional. My wife and I would also travel extensively and enjoyed the romance travel side of things. We became, for many, the place to turn for recommendations on where to go and what to see. I decided to join the industry because I really enjoyed helping others find the perfect destination, resort and overall experience. My learning has come from both destination, resort and cruise certifications, but mostly from first-hand experience as I feel that is the only way to truly learn. Today, I specialize in Honeymoons and Destination Weddings. I love seeing couples begin their lives together with a perfect first trip as husband and wife. I also focus on all-inclusive properties throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.


Master’s of Business Administration

Favorite Vacation Memory:

I have so many memories and to be honest, it really depends on the day. Some of my top experiences included cruising the Panama Canal (twice), traveling to each Hawaiian island (they are all so different), walking the Great Wall of China for the first time and cruising across the Atlantic aboard the Queen Mary 2. But I think my favorite was spending two and a half weeks in Italy. We spent a week in Rome enjoying all the sites and a fantastic view of the city from our balcony at the Waldorf. We then ventured on the train to Naples to see Pompeii and finished with a week on the Isle of Capri where we had plenty of time to settle in with the locals and truly enjoy the culture.

Travel Agent Certifications:

  • Hawaii
  • Costa Rica
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Tahiti

Fun Facts:

  • I am a foodie and a Certified Culinary Travel Professional. I love trying new things and with my travels around the world have had the opportunity to try first-hand local cuisines throughout Asia, Europe and North, Central and South America.
  • I always like to recommend properties where I know my clients will really enjoy their culinary experiences.