MEET THE TEAM

Francis Contreras
Owner and founder

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FRANCIS

With nearly 38 years of experience in the world of travel, Francis Contreras is the owner and founder of Travelworld of Coronado. A nationally recognized and Certified Travel Consultant (CTC), she was recently voted as one of the top 25 Travel Agents in the USA. Francis specializes in tailor-made trips from safari’s to family private jet vacations. As one of the first Virtuoso agencies over 20 years ago, she is also an Accredited Space Agent and future astronaut herself!

TANIA

Tania grew up in the travel industry given her mother founded Travelworld in 1978 (one of the first Virtuoso Members). She moved to New York for 3 years to work with Virtuoso and then finished her masters in London before returning to head up the Luxury segment at Travelworld. An avid traveler herself, Tania specializes in ultra luxury travel with a particular passion for wellness, romance and adventure.

What’s more, Tania believes in Long Term Travel planning and is part of an exclusive group to launch this concept, Virtuoso Wanderlist. A groundbreaking consumer travel planning experience that marries technology with the human touch, Wanderlist curates a clients travel portfolio taking into consideration where they have been, want to go, how they like to travel and pairs it with their loved ones. It is based on detailed input from clients themselves versus reactively planning one trip at a time. Wanderlist is an industry game-changer.

Whether you’re looking for help on your next trip or want to explore how to turn your dreams into a Wanderlist travel plan, she would love an opportunity to learn more about you.

Tania Lebrija Swasbrook
President of Operations and Luxury Travel Designer

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Tania Lebrija Swasbrook
President of Operations and Luxury Travel Designer

Travel Profile

TANIA

Tania grew up in the travel industry given her mother founded Travelworld in 1978 (one of the first Virtuoso Members). She moved to New York for 3 years to work with Virtuoso and then finished her masters in London before returning to head up the Luxury segment at Travelworld. An avid traveler herself, Tania specializes in ultra luxury travel with a particular passion for wellness, romance and adventure.

What’s more, Tania believes in Long Term Travel planning and is part of an exclusive group to launch this concept, Virtuoso Wanderlist. A groundbreaking consumer travel planning experience that marries technology with the human touch, Wanderlist curates a clients travel portfolio taking into consideration where they have been, want to go, how they like to travel and pairs it with their loved ones. It is based on detailed input from clients themselves versus reactively planning one trip at a time. Wanderlist is an industry game-changer.

Whether you’re looking for help on your next trip or want to explore how to turn your dreams into a Wanderlist travel plan, she would love an opportunity to learn more about you.

Fabian Lebrija
Travel Agent

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FABIAN

Fabian Lebrija began his career in the travel industry at a young age in 2004. He graduated from University of San Diego, from which he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Through his work and own extensive travel, Fabian has made excellent contacts with domestic and international suppliers in most parts of the world. He has visited over 70 countries, including travel to Maldives, Botswana, Japan, Colombia, among others. Fabian has also cruised aboard more than 50 ships, and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, South America and North America.

As a Travelworld travel designer, Fabian specializes in luxury travel throughout all parts of the World. With his 15+ years of experience, Fabian’s clients appreciate his commitment to confidentiality and his ability to tailor travel plans to fit all their needs.

Ernestina

Ernestina grew up loving numbers, and unsurprisingly, chose accounting as her profession. Curious by nature, she first developed her career in administration in Baja California, Mexico, and also became certified in human resources. An accountant by trade, Ernestina’s true passion is travel. Her position at Travelworld offers the perfect opportunity to surround herself with both. She also loves spending time with her family and is an avid gardener.

Ernestina Mendoza
Accountant

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Ernestina Mendoza
Accountant

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Ernestina

Ernestina grew up loving numbers, and unsurprisingly, chose accounting as her profession. Curious by nature, she first developed her career in administration in Baja California, Mexico, and also became certified in human resources. An accountant by trade, Ernestina’s true passion is travel. Her position at Travelworld offers the perfect opportunity to surround herself with both. She also loves spending time with her family and is an avid gardener.