New York, New York Travel Agent
My Travel Agent Life
My passion for travel is wonderfully contagious! For more than 36 years, Bear & Bear Travel has given our clients the best of both worlds: the expertise, experience and personalized attention of a boutique agency combined with the international clout of Tzell Travel Group and Travel Leaders Group—two of the biggest names in travel.
I have been on the Condé Nast Traveler Specialist list for 13 years and named in Travel + Leisure’s current 2017 A-List of Top Agents. Constantly traveling the globe to find the latest hotspots and resorts, she counts many hotel directors and restaurant managers as personal friends, which makes it easier for her to secure those hard-to-get reservations for her clients.
When Steven met Jody, a burgeoning travel agent in NYC’s Greenwich Village, it was love (and business) at first sight. With Steven’s contacts in the restaurant and fashion worlds, and Jody‘s travel know-how and passion, the business grew exponentially and the rest is history.
When my friend in Rome said he was taking me to a great restaurant with a view, all I thought was, ‘I’ll be the judge of that’! Nowadays, everything is hype and almost always anti-climatic…Boy, was I wrong! Aroma, the rooftop terrace restaurant located in Palazzo Manfredi, overlooks the Colosseum and the Colle Oppio (Emperor Nero’s gardens). The view is ... Read more from my What’s Pulsing on the Bear-o-meter in ROMA! story.
Professionalism and dedication
"Steven and Jody Bear have always shown professionalism and dedication in their job. Especially in the last few years, their great cooperation and friendship with The Rocco Forte Collection have contributed to reach successful results!"
Commitment to excellence
"It is always a pleasure and privilege to work on a regular basis with Jody, Steven and their professional and friendly team. Our aligned vision, expertise and commitment to always offer the best attention, service and experience to our mutual valued guests, contributes to strengthen our long lasting partnership. Thank you again for you support and uncompromising commitment to excellence."