Melissa Gulotta 

New York City, NY United States
SmartFlyer (1953)
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons

  • United States - All
  • United Kingdom
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Germany
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Growing up, I always daydreamed of traveling to spectacular places, but never had the opportunity to. After spending a few years in finance, I realized something was missing. The early 2000s were a turbulent time in the travel industry, but I decided to take the leap and join the business. My passion for discovery kept me going, and now I couldn’t be more excited to see how travel has changed. I’m always in search of the one-of-a-kind spot, everything from the best pub in London to a hole-in-the-wall gem in Amsterdam. For me, travel is about authenticity – it’s always about taking the road less traveled, discovering treasures along the way, and getting down to the nitty-gritty of a destination. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have these experiences, and as a result I’m able to tailor every trip to my client’s needs, whether it’s a lazy beach vacation or a cultural tour through Europe

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Steve41

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2016

While the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman is a huge hotel they have about 800 people on staff and we never waited for a thing. The service was attentive and very friendly. For a big place they had a lot of amenities pool side to make you feel like you were at a high end boutique hotel. They have a great Beach (albeit crowed) and a fantastic Tennis program for kids of all ages. Great for a family trip. A lot to do for everyone.

Made everything easy for an awesome ski trip!

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2016

Melissa helped my wife and I put together an awesome trip to Utah for 4 days of stress free skiing and relaxation. We didn't have to worry about one part of our vacation, making it much more rejuvenating!

consistent travel planning excellence!

By: LilRobbie

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2016

Melissa has consistently put together amazing vacations for my family year after year. She always knows the best places to go which fit my budget and always gets us the best deal with all the extras! I always call Melissa for my travel needs and she is quick, responsive and always gets the job done with style! If you want to show your family a great memorable time - call Melissa!


By: Lynn08

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

Fabulous trip, Melissa did an exceptional job planning and coordinating the various modes of transportation and excursions. We had a wonderful, stress free trip. The JK Capri Hotel was a small, boutique hotel, great food and impeccable service. Ravello was breath taking and we plan to return and visit both places again. Paul loved the boat trip, and it was a highlight of the trip. Melissa is patient, kind and professional, she truly understands customer care, and is an expert in the travel industry. Thank you!!!

happy traveler

By: happy traveler

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

very professional, excellent service, I have used her for years.


By: Scott

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

Super as always.


By: X

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Excellent to work with- very professional


By: Mal

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

It was great and her associate Daniela Ratner is great too


By: Shelly

Reviewed on: 03 May 2018

Very good, responsive and knowledgeable

NYC experience

By: Ivana T

Reviewed on: 10 May 2018

Melissa is one of the best advisor I have been working with! Always on the top of the game, fast , efficient and easy to work with. Always happy to work with Melissa!
Not Recommended

Not so SmartFlyer

By: Not so smart flyer

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Services were basic (several hotel suggestions to research online and some connection arrangements). No useful information or insights. I expected more.

Another Outstanding Trip

By: pgk11098

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

We always love working with Melissa. She offers excellent advice about hotels that are upscale and centrally located. For this trip, Melissa coordinated a cruise for us. She recommended the ship and itinerary. We had a wonderful, stress-free experience due to her planning. We highly recommend Melissa for any travel needs!


By: review

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

her recommendations were great. but her responsiveness at times was an issue

Family trip

By: sabu

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

Quick reply and good advice.

Working with Melissa was a pleasure!!!

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

Working with Melissa was a pleasure. She planned our trip meticulously and was very responsive to all of our requests and inquiries.

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