Amber Zakem

Amber Zakem

Amber Zakem has worked in the travel industry since 2014. Although, her love of travel began far before that. Amber grew up visiting cousins stationed throughout Europe and worked as an Au Pair in Germany for a year between High School and College. She started working at a local travel agency in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after graduating from Central Michigan University. Amber began working for MAST Travel Network in 2016 and is the Social Media Specialist. She runs the MAST Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat and she teaches twice monthly webinars to travel agents on using social media to promote travel. Amber has continued her passion for travel and social media by also teaching a course at Moraine Valley Community College in their Hospitality program.

Posts by Amber Zakem:

MASTers Of Travel Series #10: Hawaii

We are headed to Hawaii in episode 10. MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Aggie Lewis of Aggie’s Travel Inc. to discuss her December trip to Maui. Aggie is a Hawaii Five-0 travel advisor and has been to Hawaii over 25 times. Aggie’s Travel is a full-service travel provider dedicated to providing […]

Best Holiday Recipes from Around the World

Looking to add some international flair to your holiday meals? Maybe you just love learning about what others eat during Christmas time. Either way, our list below covers dishes, both sweet and savory, that are loved around the world, especially during the month of December. Grab a tamale and head to Mexico or pick up […]

Best Christmas Gifts For All Travel Lovers

Although all travel lovers love to travel, they are all unique in what gifts are best for the holidays! Check our our holiday gift guide for travelers below to find the right travel related item for your favorite travel lover. The holiday gift guide travel edition will help you pick a gift for your world […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #8: St. Lucia

In episode 8 MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Fairytales & Sunsets Travel owner Tammy Richardson. Tammy details her recent trip to St. Lucia and discusses her passion for the Caribbean. Tammy prides herself in gaining the knowledge to create memorable experiences for all her clients. If you are interested in current […]

10 Best Holiday Movie Locations To Visit

Let some of your favorite Christmas movies transport you to destinations around the globe. Whether you are looking for travel inspiration or want to let these films make you feel like you’re on vacation, this list is for you. Check out the holiday movie locations below and start thinking about your next trip with these […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #7: Southern Charm

In episode 7 MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with World Travel Jacksonville owner Sherry Blair. Sherry has been in the industry for almost 4 decades and details her account of a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. If you are looking for good food, a little southern charm, and […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #6: Las Vegas

In Episode 6 of MASTers of Travel, John Werner, President and COO of MAST, virtually sits down with MAST Member and Agency Owner Karen Kimmey of Ok Travel Agency, Chicago, Illinois. John and Karen discuss her most recent trip to Las Vegas, and how Sin City is handling regulations of social distancing and limited capacity. […]

Best Off The Beaten Path Mexico Vacations

With Mexico open for U.S travelers, now is a great time to look into some of the off the beaten path Mexico locations. Get the culture, adventure, and geographic wonders of this amazing country, without having to surround yourself with crowds. See our list below for the under-the-radar cities in Mexico that we recommend!  Best […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #5: Disney

MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with MAST member and agency owner Kelly Ortiz of Guru Travel, Elgin Illinois. In Episode 5 John and Kelly discuss Kelly’s recent trip to Disney World. Kelly is an all things Disney expert. Not only does she run Guru Travel, but she also has a popular blog […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #4: Punta Cana

In episode 4, MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Liisa Gunter of Cary Travel Express, Cary Illinois, to discuss current travel to the Dominican Republic. Liisa specializes in Mexico and Caribbean travel holding her AmResorts Master agent certificate. She loves this area in the world and has traveled to almost all AmResorts. […]