Our Team of Top Travelers and Tourism Pros

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Mo Noubani - President

Born in Oman, raised in Jordan and educated in the USA, Mo spent time living in Amman, Muscat, Nicosia, Miami, New York City and Orlando. He has over 22 years of experience in the travel and tourism trade. As head of The Travel Box International, Mo brings a diverse background to his role. His experience includes working with NYC developers on increasing profits through leisure travel sales to working with the worlds largest hotel brands to increase guest loyalty. Mo stays active within the trade and sits on various advisory boards and committees. He is often invited to speak at national and international trade events, and has previously served as president for Central and North Florida's ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors) Chapter.

Mo at his core is a traveler, having explored 100+ countries he believes that travel is life’s best education. He has been recognized by some of the worlds leading travel organizations such as; Travel + Leisure, Travel weekly, Travel Market Report, Go Abroad, Skift, Travel Advisor Magazine, Travel Industry Today, Travel Agent Central, People to People, Latin-Flyer, NBC Wesh, ABC WFTV and World Travel Market Africa.

Damany is an avid traveler who’s expertise has been cultivated by more than a decade’s worth of perspective. He has worked in the travel and tourism industry since 2004 and is a founding partner of The Travel Box International. D, as he is also known, is continously dedicated to the growth and development of the teams. He was born on the Island of Jamaica and is a passionate globe trekker and performance artist who blends both beautifully.

Since the tender age of ten, D started traveling as an unaccompanied minor and has not stopped exploring since. Some of his favorite countries include France, Tahiti, Myanmar, Cambodia and New Zealand where he explored the destination extensively tapping into the smallest details that can be often forgotten on express itineraries. Damany is also well versed in the Caribbean Islands and encourages everyone to get out of their comfort zone and embrace the richness the world has to offer.

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Damany Riley - Business Development

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Terrence Godfrey - Cruise Specialist

Terrence has a passion for food, culture, art, music, and being on the water. His aquatic passion started three generations back with his grandfather, who was a world-class oceanic captain from Australia. His father joined the Merchant Marines in Britain at the tender age of 16 sailing and piloting vessels for years, that has now passed down the legacy and love for the seas to Terrence.

Terrence has over a decade of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. He feels that through cruising one can mix the best of both worlds, condensing and simplifying a vacation experience. For him there is no greater feeling than waking up to breakfast in bed or on a balcony while seeing majestic glaciers, calming open ocean views, or paradisiac islands. "It’s simply outstanding!", as he puts it. He has spent a lot of time in the Caribbean, which is where most of his instgram @cruisetravlbox content comes from. He is certifiied and/or accredited by many cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure, Princess Cruises Diploma, Ama Waterways and River Cruising specialist to name a few.

Born and raised in Costa Rica's northern region, just seven miles from Tenorio National Park, Andreina is a native Costa Rican. She moved to Liberia at the age of 18 and lived there for ten years. Andreina then attained her college degree at UCR afterwhich she started her professional career.

After her initial experience in the tourism industry, she later moved to the Central Valley region where she worked with a prominent local travel agency providing inbound trips.

Anderina spends most of her free time travelling around Costa Rica, visiting unique and secluded places to expand her knowledge of the destination and keep current on the hidden gems. She believes her country is a small piece of paradise that stands out for it's great environmental consciousness. Andriena loves being a part of the movement that pursues a better use of her country's ecosystem.

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Andreina Cerdas - Destination Specialist, Costa Rica

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Brendan Hanrahan - Destination Specialist, Colombia

Brendan hails from Dublin and has over 15 years of experience working in the travel and tourism trade. He has been living in Colombia since 2014, and is an expert in planning and implementing fun, one-of-a-kind trips.

Brendan tailors itineraries designed specifically for each client, based on their interests and passions, no itinerary is ever the same. He is a logistical perfectionist with insider information that helps him provide experiences not found anywhere else.

Colombia has something for everyone. The country boasts the tropical Caribbean coast, the stunning Amazon, the serene Pacific coast and the jaw-dropping Andes mountains. Not to mention, incredible animal safaris on the eastern plains.

Ivan is an experienced travel professional with a strong specialization in the Italian tourism market. He was born in the beautiful island of Sardinia and after college worked in Milan. He later left Italy for the US, choosing Manhattan as his primary base. Ivan now spends his time between both countries.

His knowledge of Italian destinations, their services and products has given him the edge when customizing itineraries for American travellers. His experience includes leading an italian tour operator company to creating his own travel company which specializes in tailored travel to Europe. His dream is to offer top-notch travel experiences to his American clients.

Ivan's most favored wine is Passito di Pantelleria, which pairs nicely with his favorite dish, Fregola with clams and mussels (Sardinian Dish).

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Ivan Matta - Destination Specialist, Italy

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Sara Amadi - Destination Specialist, Italy, and France

Born and based in Venice, Sara is a knowledgeable European expert. She graduated university with a degree in translation (French and English) specializing in Tourism and International Trade.

She is specialized in tailored travel experiences to France and Italy. Her connections and knowledge of both destinations are invaluable. It's no suprise that her favorite city is Paris, Favorite wine; Proseco and favorite sport is Venetian Rowing. Sara is ready to help her clients with their every need.

Fluent in three languages, English, French and Italian, Aldo was born in Venice, grew up in Paris and spent some years in the UK. He was born and raised in the travel industry as his mother was a teacher in a well-established travel school in Italy where he later graduated with a university degree in Economics and Tourism Management.

Aldo has always worked in the tourism field, including working for DMO's like Bresciatourism and other European Tour Operators. He looks forward to creating tailored trip experiences for his clients.

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Aldo Caronia - Destination Specialist, Spain

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Anush Gasparyan - Destination Specialist, Armenia

Anush, author of the book "A journey in Armenia through myths and legends" has worked as a lecturer of Italian at the Yerevan State Linguistic University for ten years. Since 2000 she has been dedicated to promoting tourism to Armenia.

She loves her work and services her clients with great love, responsibility and professionalism. Anush enjoys sharing her country's historical sites, magnificent landscapes and high standard of oriental hospitality. She invites visitors to dive deep into her country's delicious cuisine, participate in cultural events, get to know the locals, and surely dance to traditional Armenian music. Books and travel are Anush's great passions, she is determined to make her dreams come true.

Petru brings 17 years of experience to the table and has been working in inbound tourism to South Africa since March 2012. She is an accomplished senior tour consultant specializing in arranging customized tours and safaris for individuals, couples and small groups. Her working knowledge of South Africa's luxury lodges, boutique hotels and premier safari experiences across the sub-continent, is only matched by her meticulous attention to detail and ability to handle complex itineraries in a professional and dedicated manner.

Petru is passionate about travelling and has explored Botswana, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and Madagascar. She is happily married with two children and lives on a farm outside Clanwilliam in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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Petru Van Zyl - Destination Specialist, South Africa
(Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa & Namibia)

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Cathy Mutula - Destination Specialist, East Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania)

Catherine was born and raised in a small village in Eastern Kenya, she attended the prestigious Kenya Utalii College where she graduated with a degree in travel and tourism management. She has 15 years experience in the travel industry. As a young girl growing up in the savannahs of Eastern Kenya, her childhood was one spent in the splendors and the dramas of the untamed Africa. Her travel experience has evolved out of her deep love and passion for Africa’s wildlife and diverse culture.

Cathy has lived in Cape Town South Africa and Kigali Rwanda and she continues to travel extensively throughout Africa, this has enabled her to gain a vast knowledge and experience of what East and Southern Africa has to offer to her clients. She also loves going on safari with her husband and their two beautiful daughters.

Cathy is very passionate about conservation and community projects, she strongly believes that protecting Africa’s wildlife, beautiful cultures and wild landscapes is the key to the future prosperity of Africa and her people, she has made it her goal to help ensure that Africa’s wild resources endure. Some of Cathy's favorites are Masai Mara, Serengeti and Volcanoes National park in Rwanda.

Based in Bangkok, born and raised in France, Jeremy has more than a decade of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. He arrived in Thailand in 2015 with no plans but to broaden his horizons and live new adventures.

After three years designing highly unique, tailor-made trips to the Land of Smiles for the French market, he now takes on preparing once in a lifetime experiences for The Travel Box International. Working alongside local operators, Jeremy provides insider access and unique itineraries to Thailand. When he’s not travelling or working on his photography skills, Jeremy loves to play football.

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Jeremy Hoffman - Destination Specialist, Thailand

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Huyen Nguyen - Destination Specialist, Vietnam

Huyen, who is based in the capital city of Hanoi, always had a passion for tourism. She graduated from Hanoi University with a degree in Tourism Management and went on to work in the industry for more than a decade.

She loves sharing her knowledge of the destination and providing valuable insider advice to make a trip unforgettable. Huyen is detail oriented and her priority is providing five star service to travelers seeking to experience Vietnam. Cooking with her husband is another passion Huyen enjoys, they love cooking traditional Vietnamese dishes for friends.