Mansour Travel Company’s seasoned team of professionals is drawn from varied backgrounds and collectively has many years of experience. In keeping with the upscale creativity of the brand, the Mansour Travel Company staff is a well-traveled, dynamic group of people, knowledgeable and up-to-date in the leisure, corporate and entertainment industry travel markets.
Founders of Mansour Travel Company:
Kay Mansour & Gary Mansour
Kay Mansour and the late Gary Mansour founded Mansour Travel Company in 1981. They built their success on the belief that the world is truly an oyster to be enjoyed by all and that travelers should always receive a high level of service that has been neglected in many so-called “service-oriented” companies. Today Mansour Travel Company is recognized as one of the top travel agencies in the country, and one that is respected the world over. The company has an elite client base whose loyalty to the Mansour Travel brand is the envy of the trade.
President & CEO
Kay brings to the company experience in banking and commercial real estate management. Her attention to detail has been a major component in the growth of this company. As president and CEO she has cultivated extensive relationships with high-end and luxury retailers in the travel industry which now look to Mansour Travel Company as a reliable and desirable partner. Reflecting her aesthetic sensibility and her passion for interior design, the principal office in Beverly Hills is notable for its lack of the usual display of posters and logos of hotels, resorts and airlines. Instead, Kay has decorated the offices with fine works by prominent contemporary artists. The result is a unique and inviting office environment that evokes an eclectic and whimsical but refined style.
Bell Orestes de Souza
Vice President & COO
Bell has over two and a half decades of management experience in the travel industry, a flair for marketing and a strategic understanding of the business. He joined Mansour Travel Company in 1994. He was born halfway across the world in Bombay, India. From high-school to undergraduate studies to post-graduate work, he was educated in the best traditions of Jesuit education in Bombay and Los Angeles. Bell has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Bombay and a master’s degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is well-traveled in Asia, Europe and the Americas. His career spans a range of assignments in marketing, advertising, promotion and general management. In the ’70s, he served as Advertising Manager of a leading global hotel chain, Taj International Hotels, based in India; in the ’80s, he directed the marketing efforts of a major special interest publication and was general manager of an upscale boutique travel firm in Toluca Lake, California. Under his direction, Mansour Travel Company has instituted several innovative and customer-oriented business practices, including a company-wide commitment to state-of-the-art technology. He has assisted the company in building a cohesive and effective team of professionals directed at the highest levels of customer service in a changing travel marketplace. Over the years Bell has also been on the advisory boards of various international luxury hotel groups and has been on the Executive Board of SoCal ASTA (American Society for Travel Agents) and has been recognized by SoCal ASTA and the state of California as Travel Agent of the Year in 2017 and as Travel Agent Mentor of the Year in 2018. In 2018 Bell received the prestigious nomination from Virtuoso Travel for “The Most Admired Travel Advisor” in the US.