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Michael Holland was born into the travel industry. His father began a charter flight business after the Navy, and Michael began flying with him at a young age. Michael’s transition from air to sea was complete when he became they youngest chief purser for Royal Caribbean International. He served as diplomatic liaison, was responsible for more than $1 million in all shipboard revenue, casino transactions and payroll, dealt with immigration and customs, and interacted with celebrities, heads of state, and royal families. During his time on ships, Michael purchased a vacation rental property in Puerto Vallarta in 1995. He sailed the world many times during his 12 years at sea. Michael’s next adventure was to operate a Holland Travel division specializing in niche travel groups, such as international yacht charters and wine club tours and cruises. Michael now operates Holland Travel, LLC andPuerto Vallarta Villas. Puerto VallartaVillas, which operates offices in Puerto Vallarta and Illinois with sales reps in California and Pennsylvania. Holland is very proud of his involvement with local charities and orphanages.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and he received additional training at the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management - Klessheim of Salzburg, Austria. He has visited more than 75 countries.
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