After some 13 years with the Barcelo Hotel Group, Judy Makara has left the company, PAX has learned.
Makara was the brand's director of business development, covering all of Canada.
“I resigned at the beginning of January. My last day was January 31,” said Makara, speaking to PAX's Quebec bureau from London, where she is currently located.
Makara is in high spirits, however. She is in England to be with her daughter, who became a mother last month.
This makes Makara a first-time grandmother. "I am so happy," Makara said.
The travel pro explained that 2024 would be a year of big changes. “I now have a granddaughter. I will be 60 in July. It's time to redesign my life!" she said.
The good news is that she will start a new chapter in the travel industry. As for where Makara will land, travel advisors will have to stay tuned. An official announcement will be shared in a few days, she said.
Makara noted that her new role will be similar to her previous ones and that her upcoming territory will include Quebec, Atlantic Canada, as well as the Ottawa region.
His email address will, of course, change. But her cell number will remain the same (514 913-5839).
As well: “My level of service and my availability to my clients will not change!" Makara added.
Before Barcelo, Makara worked for several other travel companies, including Costa Cruise Line and Travel Success Group (as a BDM) as well as Sunwing (as director of reservations and customer service).