Central Holidays is pleased to announce Susan Schuetze has joined the company as lead destination specialist for Latin America. Schuetze, who boasts a 10-plus year career in tourism throughout the region, will work closely with Arthur Berman, Central Holidays’ vice president, Cuba & Latin America, to continue growing the division. She will be responsible for helping drive ongoing product development initiatives, quality control and efficiency enhancements, and business relations with travel agents and suppliers as the travel brand continues its focus on providing truly authentic, experiential, customizable travel programs throughout Central America, South America and Cuba.

"Susan is an established destination expert with more than a decade of specialization in producing, promoting, packaging, and leading exceptional travel experiences throughout Cuba & Latin America,” said Berman. "Her in-depth knowledge of tourism in the region, and solid agent and supplier relationships will be a tremendous resource for our company -- giving us a significant edge in the marketplace." Susan brings to Central Holidays 10+ years of success in virtually all aspects of tour planning and operations. She is skilled at assisting clients with all kinds of trips from complex multi country itineraries and quick weekend getaways, to completely customized experiences and very detailed group travel events. Schuetze boasts knowledgeable, insightful, firsthand destination expertise in all the countries of Central America and many in South America, including Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and the Patagonia area of Chile. She has personally traveled extensively throughout Cuba on more than 10 trips, making her the ideal support and partner for travel agents looking to make sure their clients have all the information they need for the perfect Cuba travel experience.

"It is invigorating to be joining a company like Central Holidays that continues growing as such a major player in the Cuba & Latin America travel marketplace,” said Schuetze. “I look forward to utilizing my experience, skills, knowledge, and talents to add a great deal to the success of the division. In my new position, I will work closely with agents and suppliers to achieve the Central Holidays goals – while providing each agent and their clients with the personal touch to ensure we deliver their ultimate trip each and every time."

Schuetze will be based in Central Holidays’ Latin America office in San Jose, Costa Rica and can be reached at 800.539.7098 Ext. 5252 or via email at susans@centralholidays.com.