Marisa DeSalvio 

Sherrill, NY United States
DeSalvio Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel
  • Beach & Sun
  • Honeymoons
  • Adventure
  • Spa Vacations

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I've never been afraid of a little adventure. When I was just 22, I moved to Qatar to become an English Teacher and my life was forever changed.

I grew confident and courageous because of the people I met, the experiences I had, and the cultures that taught me new lessons.

I joined the travel industry because travel changed my life and I love helping my clients experience the transformational power of travel and adventure.

The biggest value of working with me is that I advise you where to go and what to do based on my extensive knowledge and travel experience of 30 countries. I specialize in exotic destinations in the South Pacific, Asia, and the Middle East.

I believe the best part of luxury travel is creating a customized experience for you and having total peace of mind.

If this sounds like a match for your travel needs, please schedule a Discovery Call at

Appointments are accepted by email only.

Places I Have Traveled

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Great Advice from a Great Advisor

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

Marisa was awesome to plan our vacation with. She was quick and complete in answering all of our questions during the planning phase and had great suggestions for activities. She was able to set us up with an amazing hotel which we got great perks at because we booked through Marisa. During the trip, she checked in on us to make sure everything was going well. She immediately got in contact with the hotel when we had an issue and got it taken care of, even though there was a large time difference.

Marisa De Salvio- December 2017

By: Anne

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2018

Marisa was great to work with. She was very easy to get in touch with and always had answers to my questions. She did a great job in helping find a great destination within our budget. We had one small issue with the resort during our stay, it was nothing major so I was not going to bother her with it. She emailed me during the vacation to check in on us so I decided to let her know about it. As soon as I told her, she was in contact with the resort regarding the issue. She was also so thoughtful and gave us a Starbucks card to use in the airport(which was definitely needed and used quickly)! I would definitely recommend her!

another amazing trip!

By: Eddie

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Yet again, Marisa helped me plan a terrific stay -- this time in Vancouver! She's the best!

terrific stay at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia

By: Eddie

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

Marisa booked me another lovely weekend, this time at my fav property in Vancouver -- the Rosewood Hotel Georgia!

Cambodia/Maldives Honeymoon Trip

By: Krishna Daswani

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

Marisa was very attentive, detail-oriented, and followed up on all requests to ensure we were satisfied with our plans and/or any issues were sorted out.

Honeymoon Review

By: Chanin

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

WHERE DO WE START? Thank you so much for all of your help planning and executing the most amazing and perfect honeymoon. It was truly everything and more than we expected. We are absolutely thrilled with your level of service and professionalism! Everything was seamless through the many planes and hotel checking's not to mention the expedited service through security when going through Visa checking. We traveled to 3 different countries for 20 days and had over 12 flights. Marissa ensured that we were met with our guide and driver at all hotels/airports to ensure safe and seamless travel. Not to mention expedited travel through countries with an immigration officer. She also worked with us through our vision and listened to all feedback to really plan the best trip. She is the ultimate detailed oriented planner and gave us a honeymoon of a lifetime.

Perfect Honeymoon in Nicaragua!

By: Nikita

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

We couldn't be more happy with our honeymoon in Nicaragua. Marisa was so flexible throughout the entire planning process, which eventually led to the perfect, unconventional choice for us. We relaxed by the water and admired wildlife, we tried local food, we got super active - and by active, we mean, seeing a live active volcano at night. Wow! This was the most 'gram worthy experience we've ever been on and it's something my husband and I will never forget.

Family vacation. In Tuscany

By: Ace

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

Marisa is detailed oriented, responsive and a delight to work with. She gets five stars , if five is the best!

Honeymoon in Bali

By: Mike & Carolyn

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

We had the absolute BEST TIME EVER!!! We are already trying to figure out when we can go back. We can’t thank Marisa enough for all that she did to help make our Honeymoon more than we could have ever imagined. It was beyond perfect!

gorgeous hotel, terrific advisor

By: Eddie

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

Had a LOVELY stay at the superlative Four Seasons in Budapest, an art nouveau masterpiece... all organized by the equally superlative Marisa!

Prompt, personal, professional!

By: Alex

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

Marisa was fantastic from start to finish. My partner and I were traveling to a new City for a friend's wedding. She was super responsive to all my emails and really comprehensive in her replies. We selected a great Virtuoso pre-paid rate at the city's premier hotel. Later on closer to the time, I found I had made a mistake with dates. Marisa took this in her stride and was able to negotiate with the venue to adjust the pre-paid rate. A huge perk from working with a real person and agency, to leverage their skills and relationships. The stay was great and the complimentary room upgrade was a huge perk and well worth it!

Marisa was awesome!

By: Billie

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

Marisa was amazing at helping plan our honeymoon. She listened to our wants and worked within our budget. Marisa was available before and during our time abroad to answer any questions we had.

Best babymoon!

By: Jorge

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Working with Marisa was excellent! I wanted to plan a surprise babymoon for my wife, but I worried I wouldn't do the trip planning justice, as my wife owns her own travel planning company. I knew I needed an expert. Enter Marisa. Marisa was easy to work with, flexible to accommodate my vision, and a great communicator. She came up with unique ideas, and was a true professional throughout the planning process. My wife and I spent 4 dreamy days in the French countryside in a beautiful chateau, and loved every minute of it. My wife was surprised and had a wonderful time! Marisa is an all-star and I'd hire her again.

Scotland Adventure!

By: Nikita

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2018

What a great trip Marisa planned for us in Scotland! This was the 2nd experience she helped us with and we're not sorry. Good adventure, good food, good people, and good whiskey. Checks all around!

Outstanding Agent

By: Brian

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018

Marisa is an amazing agent who is able to provide a wonderful trip with great attention to detail. Even when we were separated by 12 time zones she was responsive and helped solve any problems we had. We've worked with Marisa several times and look forward to work with her again!


By: No

Reviewed on: 16 May 2019

Great, she has always found great accommodations for us.

Lisbon / Madrid / Porto

By: Lisbon/Madrid/Porto

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2019

It was excellent - recommended these very nice hotels and the tours - very helpful , knowledgable

It was a trip for the books!

By: tm8913

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2019

Marissa did an amazing job helping us create a storybook trip to the Maldives. From seaplane transfers, renting a private over-water cinema, castaway lunches, private island beach dinner, an over-water bungalow with a water slide, just to name a handful of special requests handled. She also made our stop-over in Dubai a multi-day vacation that we completely enjoyed (versus just passing through it on a transfer). She is amazing and resourceful, and a great person to work with. We can't wait to plan our next adventure with her!

Excellent advisor and great experience

By: Iadbound

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2019

Marisa's diligence, insights and connections were invaluable to our trip. She listen, understood and guided (without being heavy handed) our decision process. Hats off to her!

Great trip to Portugal!

By: PortugalMillers

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2019

We loved our honeymoon in Portugal! Marisa helped us decide on our honeymoon destination, picked our travel route in Portugal, hotels in each city, and planned some great activities too! She is very easy to work with and has great suggestions that met all of our needs. We will definitely use her services again in the future and recommend to anyone looking for assistance organizing a great honeymoon or trip!

Honeymoon Vacation

By: Strong

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

Marisa was great to work with. She was extremely helpful to us. When we first got engaged we weren't sure if we wanted to go on a cruise or travel somewhere new by ourselves. We decided to be adventurous and go somewhere new on our own but we wanted to hire a travel advisor to help us prepare appropriately. Originally we wanted to go to Thailand but with Marisa's guidance, she told us about countries she advised against due to the time of year and weather complications and Thailand fell under that. We are very grateful to have her advice and guidance throughout the whole process. I can't imagine how it would have gone had we tried planning a wedding and planning a huge trip all by ourselves.

A perfect weekend

By: TM

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

Marisa is the best from handling the most complex overseas trips to weekend jaunts. Having her expertise and connections is priceless. Thanks for another great one!

Great Vacation from DeSalvio Travel!

By: S

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

Marisa is a pleasure to work with. She is responsive via email, provides good information and presents options for maximizing the vacation experience. We had an amazing vacation in Bali. Marisa got us upgraded to a private pool villa at the Ritz Carlton Mandapa, one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in the world. The itinerary was full of fun and exciting trips into town and into the surrounding rainforests and mountains. It was a trip of a lifetime!

St Lucia

By: BB

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2020

Wonderful! Marisa had great recommendations and insights for our trip to St Lucia. We had a slight issue with transportation during our trip and Marisa responded immediately and corrected the issue quickly. It was great to have someone to call who then took care of everything. Booking through Marisa/Virtuoso came with discounts and resort benefits that far exceeded any fees paid. We will definitely use Marisa again and would recommend her services.

Working with Marisa DeSalvio, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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