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.

Places I Have Traveled

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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!

Great 15 year anniversary trip!

By: TravelHound

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018

Had a wonderfully romantic trip to the Amalfi Coast for our 15th anniversary. Liana was very knowledgeable and helpful, and went the extra mile to make sure we had a truly exceptional experience! Great recommendations...! She also prepared a very helpful itinerary including portions of the trip that she had not organized and my wife was probably as impressed by the level or organization as the trip itself! Thanks Liana!

Liana Merriman

By: Mm

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Absolutely amazing. Liana was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She listened to what we wanted and tailored our trip to our exact specifications. Liana also gave us great ideas and made sure no stone was unturned. She was always in contact with us and our hotels and tours.

Excellent service

By: Katz family

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2018

Liana was great to work with. I would recommend her services highly.

An amazing trip I never would've planned on my own!

By: BW

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2018

I LOVED working with Liana on my trip! I had a few places in mind when I came to her, but I wasn't sure which would be worth the money or how they all compared. She gave such great, honest advice and helped me figure out what exactly I was looking for. And then she hooked me up with amazing perks! The Four Seasons staff literally treated me like a celebrity it was crazy. I never would have booked there on my own without the perks and advice from Liana, but I'm SO glad I did. I definitely recommend!

Wonderful trip to Scotland

By: Judd

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Absolutely terrific from our first conversation. Liana is so knowledgeable and responsive. She put together a fabulous itinerary and really figured out exactly what sights and hotels matched our interests and needs. She reached out during our trip to make sure all our needs were being met. What a lovely partner and so easy to work with! We plan to use Liana for all our travels and in fact are already in the midst of planning our next trip to Spain and France with Liana’s help.

Wonderful experience!

By: Dayz

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

So wonderful! She was easy to communicate with, so organized and nice!

Great Agent

By: Sberrie

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Lianna is an excellent travel agent. She was patient, creative, and secured us the best possible deal for our amazing weekend trip to Turks and Caico‘s. Thank you!!

5 star service!

By: Christina

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

Liana was incredibly knowledgable and such a pleasure to work with! She had excellent recommendations for our itinerary.

Amazing experience

By: Rachel Gray

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

Liana was fantastic to work with. She is very professional, responded promptly, is extreamely organized, but most importantly, she underwood perfectly what we were looking for. She is incredibly knowledgeable and made it easy to make decisions and plan our trip.

Paris trip

By: Mm

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2018

Liana was an excellent trip advisor. She is extremely knowledgeable about traveling and hotels. She had wonderful ideas for excursions and activities for us. Absolutely love working with Liana and would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Highly Recommended

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2018

Liana found a great hotel for us. It was in a great location, close to many of the sites we wanted to see, but on a quiet street. She responded quickly to any emails we sent, and was able to get reservations at all the restaurants we asked about. She was polite and friendly, and never made me feel uncomfortable calling her. I highly recommend Liana, and I will use her for all of my future trips.


By: JP

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Everything went perfect. Well Done.

Trip to Spain

By: R & B

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2018

Liana was easy to work with understood exactly what we wanted. She planned our 12 day trip to Spain. The trip flowed seamlessly, it was laid out well. Liana scheduled guides for us at all our destinations which on our own we would never have done. The personalized guides really made the trip. All the connections, hotels and transfers worked perfectly. We highly recommend her and will be using her for our next trip

Working with Liana Kraushaar Merriman, 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
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