Liana Kraushaar Merriman 

New York City, NY United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Travel
  • Hotels
  • Safari

  • British Virgin Islands
  • United States - All
  • Anguilla
  • France
  • French Polynesia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Liana has been planning itineraries and traveling the world for as long as she can remember. What started as an unlikely obsession with luxury hotels when she was just a teenager, grew into a true passion for the travel industry that has continued in earnest throughout her entire personal and professional life. Liana completed a masters degree in hospitality management from Cornell University, and has had a 10 year career working in luxury hotels in New York City, most recently with Rosewood Hotel Group and Four Seasons. Liana decided in 2018 to make the leap and begin booking travel full time in order to put her lifelong knowledge and passion for travel to work for her clients.

Liana has traveled most extensively through the Caribbean (favorite island: Virgin Gorda) and Europe (favorite city: Vienna) but has visited over 35 countries and continues to discover new destinations every year. When she is not traveling, researching, or planning itineraries, Liana loves spending time at home in her West Village, NYC apartment. She is an avid reader, an animal lover, a perpetual student of art, history and architecture, and an advocate for small, sustainable farming practices, such as those practiced by her family’s farm in the Hudson Valley.

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Upstate trip

By: Devon

Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

Amazing! Liana is truly fantastic. She took care of every detail and planned a fabulous trip that was truly beyond anything I could have come up with.

Great trip!

By: J.P.

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

Liana was so helpful in arranging accommodations and a visit to Edinburgh for both me and my wife this May. As an added bonus, she went out of her way to have a few special notes and surprises in the room for us when we arrived, as it was a bit of a "babymoon" of sorts for my wife. Two big thumbs up, can't wait to plan our next trip with Liana as well!

Amsterdam Trip


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

Fantastic!! Knowledgeable and committed to exceeding every expectation, however challenging. Terrific follow-up and very focused at every level of engagement. Listens well to learn preferences and makes smart, well-researched recommendations that really hit the mark. Smooth and pain free in every respect. Already at work on trips through 2019. Thanks Liana!!


By: Trevor

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

Fantastic! Liana was such a pleasure to work with. She had great recommendations and was incredibly organized.

The Best!

By: Scotto

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

Liana is fantastic -- enthusiastic, resourceful, prompt and extremely knowledgeable. Looking forward to working with her in the future.

The New York Edition

By: Corinne

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

I would highly recommend Liana when looking to book a hotel stay or a holiday. She found me and my partner the perfect hotel to celebrate his birthday in NYC. When booking through Liana you also get amazing extra perks that make your stay even more special. Liana is very professional and great to work with. She is that good we have asked her to book our honeymoon.

So helpful!

By: Cpteam

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

Liana was exceptionally helpful and so easy to work with! We had to make several changes to our reservation and she was happily able to accommodate us every time. Will definitely use her help again!

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  • - 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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  • United States - All
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  • French Polynesia
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  • Greece
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  • Sri Lanka
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