Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Susanne Hamer

Susanne Hamer


Hamer plans between 100 and 150 trips each year, weaving together itineraries that showcase the rich culture and beauty found in the South Pacific and Antipodes. Drawing on more than 20 years in the business, she knows all the little details that will not only make a trip successful, but put it over the top. Case in point: A young and adventurous couple wanted their honeymoon to combine French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. “It can be tricky as there are only two flights a week,” she explains. “Normally I recommend starting in The Cook Islands and then going to French Polynesia as the accommodations in the Cook Islands are not as luxurious. They loved their stay, and I arranged for a private excursion to One Foot Island on Aitutaki.”

Her deep regional knowledge also means she’s always plugged into the latest openings, even in the most remote locales, and she’s easily able to cater to clients’ rising desire to stay at properties that are both luxurious and eco-friendly. One resort she thinks is being particularly proactive: The Brando, which makes its own fuel from coconuts and uses only solar power.

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Australia, honeymoons, the Maldives, New Zealand, and the Seychelles

Languages Spoken: English, French, German, and Swiss German

Minimum Daily Spend: From $800 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: $100 per person

Contact Info | 310-689-5411 | Los Angeles