I am Joy Simeonova, I comb the world to perfectly pair your passions with experiences that are personalized, inspiring and memorable.
My 30-year career spans from hotel sales, event planning, to luxury travel design. Once I entered the travel industry, I never found anything else more exciting. One of the true highlights in my career was the position of the Concierge Manager onboard The World, the largest private residential ship on the planet and the finest address for an ultimate luxury. I managed a very dynamic day-to-day operation of various destination programs, expeditions, luxury overland journeys and exclusive FIT travel requests. Later on, this experience was complemented by a promotion which took me to the headquarters of The World in Ft. Lauderdale. Spearheading the destination planning in more than 60 countries, I personally scouted unique luxury program options in hundreds of destinations around the world and recommended high-end travel experiences to The World’s well-travelled, affluent audience.
Being a world traveler, I travel extensively and frequently. Each one of the 75 countries I have visited through the years has left a trace in me and shaped my joyful personality. Not only do I specialize in Active and Adventure travel, I also have knowledge in private jet expeditions, bespoke private guided itineraries worldwide and love to take my clients behind the scenes with insider access others would only dream of. My accommodations portfolio consists of luxurious villas and estates, small boutique hotels, large hotel suites. I love to custom tailor itineraries, and offer the conveniences of private aviation for transportation from a place to place if the scenic drive is too long or not worth it. Being a private pilot myself and flying private for several years as well, I understand the nuances, planes, and how to further elevate an already personalized service. If you fly First and Business class, I can set up private planeside meet and greet to skip lines with custom formalities, saving time and aggravation both arriving and departing internationally.
I believe that travel makes everyone a better person. When done right, travel makes you more interesting, it makes you smarter, it makes you more tolerant, and it makes you happy. It offers the opportunity for new culinary experiences. It exposes you to different cultures and traditions. It introduces you to interesting people. And thus – it makes you richer every time you come back home. You want the undivided attention of anyone you meet? Tell them the incredible experiences you’ve had, the exotic sights that you’ve seen and the fascinating characters you’ve met along the way.
I have credentials from the US Travel Institute (CTC - Certified Travel Counselor), a Master’s Degree in International Tourism from the University of Economics in Varna (Bulgaria), and a Diploma in Marketing & Management from the Institute of Economic Development in Vienna (Austria). My passion to negotiate the best conditions for my customers inspired me to graduate the Negotiation Mastery course with Harvard Business School Online.
How I work: I first set up an interview with you to see if my exclusive portfolio of destinations and products is what you are looking for. I charge fees depending on the complexity of the assignment (from $250 an hour to design the itinerary). I also offer an annual travel subscription plan starting from 20 hours per year that could be better for you. Let’s talk.
Interests: Adventure, Culture, History & Arts, Independent Tours, Food & Wine, Ocean Cruising
Destinations: Antarctica, Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Svalbard And Jan Mayen, Croatia