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.

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MASTers Of Travel Series #15 – Celebrity Cruises

Have you ever envisioned yourself amongst the Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands? Learn how you can set sail with Celebrity Cruises in the MASTers of Travel Interview by John Werner, President and COO of MAST Travel Network and Susana Romero, Director of Galapagos Sales & Communication for Celebrity Cruises. John and Susana detail the […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #14 – Mayflower Cruises & Tours

MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Margaret Campbell, Director of Marketing for Mayflower Cruises & Tours. John and Margaret discuss both domestic and international travel options. With advice on the type of travel that travelers are looking for. From foodie tours, to night life options, as well as great music discovery locations, and […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #13 – Globus family of brands

In this episode of MASTers of Travel, MAST President and COO John Werner sits down with Jennifer Halboth, Director of National Accounts for Globus Family of Brands, to discuss their latest product – Choice Touring. In this new touring style, Globus offers customers more flexibility, and more choices in their tours. There is something for […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #12: Live From St.Lucia

MAST Travel Network President and COO John Werner is joined, for the second time, by Journeys Travel Inc. Agency Owner Jeni Chaffer. In this sit-down John interviews Jeni as she is live from Sandal’s Grand St. Lucian in St. Lucia. Jeni provides insight into traveling to this Caribbean destination, as well as her experiences at […]

MASTers Of Travel Series #11: Costa Rica

Welcome to episode 11! This week, MAST President and COO John Werner interviews MAST Member Kristi Peek of Embrace the Journey Travel. John and Kristi discuss travel regulations and first-hand experience in Costa Rica. Kristi has traveled to Costa Rica several times, most recently in November of 2020, where she stayed at Secrets Papagayo. Aside […]

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 […]