While the name The NolaCaribe Connection, LLC has only existed since 1997, it's owner Geraldine "Geri" Simpson, has been in the travel/hospitality industry for over 40 years. First as an outside travel sales person in Los Angeles, where she was introduced to the then CTA, now CTO. She studied the travel business at the Los Angeles Trade Tech Airport College. She then began taking groups to the Bahamas and planning trips for members of the Los Angeles West Indian community where she learned more about their homelands. She then studied Convention Service management and other courses through AH&MA which she utilized when she moved to the island of St. Croix in 1979. There she worked for the hotel association, developed the islands People to People Program, managed a local family owned hotel and continued making travel reservations through a local travel agency for 18 years. There she also was a wedding and event planner, owned a restaurant and belongs to such groups as AFWPI, therefore is very familiar with the ins and outs of that industry.
Geri and the Nolacaribe Connection are specialists in the Caribbean, but holds specialization certificates in many areas and have traveled to many of them. Currently, Geri is a Princess Cruiselines Commodore and Disney, USVI, Cancun, Grenada, Trinidad/Tobago, BVI, SuperClubs, Dreams/Secrets, Carnival Cruise Lines, SilverSea, Wyndham, AmResorts, Langham, Cayman Islands Family & Dive, Panama, Bahamas, Wynn, South Africa, Destination Weddings/Honeymoons, Hyatt, Intercontinental/Asia, New Orleans are amongst some of the many certificates she holds.
Our customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, coupled with true personalization of every travel experience. Now that we are back on the mainland, we are able to send our clients on a vacation of a lifetime. In many cases introducing them to friends we have met along the way. Though we focus on the Caribbean, Central & South America, Hawaii, Mexico and Africa, it doesn't mean that we are not knowledgeable about the rest of the world. So whether it is leisure, business, destination weddings, honeymoons, girlfriends getaways, mancations, spa trips, golf trips, safaris, eco-tourism, all-inclusives, retreats or other adventure vacations, we can help you.
The name the NolaCaribe Connection was born out of the many similarities she found in the Caribbean and her hometown, New Orleans, LA.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
"To provide our clients with the best possible professional service available while treating each vacation as a once in a lifetime experience."