About ETI

Elite Travel International is the go-to boutique luxury travel firm for high-level business and leisure travelers worldwide. Founded by Stacy Small in 2005 in response to the growing demand for a unique type of luxury travel firm, Elite Travel International is run by a new generation of dynamic travel consultants who specialize in evaluating, personalizing, and planning clients’ travel experiences based on their own personal knowledge and understanding of today’s definition of luxury travel.

Meet Stacy

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

stacy-img-1A former luxury travel magazine editor and jet-setting journalist, Stacy Small founded Elite Travel International in 2005 with the goal of changing the landscape of offerings for the new generation of affluent luxury travelers. Twelve years later, Stacy is the go-to luxury travel advisor for a mixed portfolio of Silicon Valley executives, celebrities and entrepreneurs seeking a global-minded approach and efficient, fast, knowledgeable response time to any level of luxury travel request.

Along with her dynamic team spanning the globe from LA to NYC, Mexico to Maui, Small specializes in taking the hassle out of high-level travel. As the founding editorial director of the private jet magazine, Elite Traveler, along with 25 years’ worth of friendships with luxury travel suppliers everywhere, Small knows how to navigate the complex world of information overload for her curated clientele. An early adopter of social media, she has built a following of 100,000+ on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as @stacyhopesmall. Fans and followers look to her for live-time updates and photos to assist in their own travel-planning decisions.

A graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications (1991) at Syracuse University, Small has traveled to hundreds of cities since graduating and embarking on her travel writer-turned-travelpreneur career and has written about her experiences for dozens of travel and business publications. She is regularly quoted as an expert source on luxury travel in the New York Times, Forbes and Travel + Leisure, and is often tapped as a speaker on topics from travel to social media to small business success.

The winner of Virtuoso’s Most Innovative Travel Advisor award in 2013, Small continues to set the pace as a “different” kind of travel professional and lives up to her nickname (given to her by clients) as “the Google of Travel.” She splits her time between Los Angeles and Maui, and was recently named to the Travel + Leisure A-List as one of the two top Hawaii specialists worldwide. A passionate fundraiser for the Pacific Cancer Foundation, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and a longtime dog-rescuer, Small enjoys writing, playing tennis, and discovering beautiful spaces in beautiful places.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest

Meet the Team

  • Alyson Nash

    NYC/New Jersey


    Honeymoons, Multi-Generational, & Adventure

  • Stephanie Conchuratt

    Pacific Palisades, CA


    Luxury Travel, Family Travel & Beach Vacations

  • Melissa Gelman Genet 

    Los Angeles, CA


    Honeymoons, Beach Vacations, & Family Travel 

  • Josh Geller

    Los Angeles, CA


    Adventure Travel & Family Travel

  • Julie Boller

    Atlanta, Georgia


    Family Travel, Romantic Getaways & Beach Destinations

  • Diane Sherer

    Los Angeles, CA


    Family Travel, Foodie Travel, & Romantic Getaways

  • McLean Robbins

    Washington, DC


    Honeymoons & Millennial Travel 

  • Kelly Clements

    Chicago, IL


    Family Bucket List Trips, Couples Getaways

  • Kelsey Nagie

    Los Angeles, CA 


    Group Travel & Honeymoons

  • Betsy Berman

    Fairfield County, CT


    Family Adventures

  • Diane Weidenbaum

    Westchester, NY


    Luxury & Family Travel

  • Willow Kalatchi

    Malibu, Ca


    Unique Luxury Experiences & Adventures

  • Sabine Emberson

    Punta Mita, Mexico


    Family Travel & Retired Couples

  • Erica Gragg

    Hudson, NY


    Wellness Travel & Experience Based Group Travel

  • Carolyn Bird

    San Francisco Bay Area, CA


    Beach & Mountains

  • Andy Pells

    Maui, HI


    Cruises, Adventure Travel, & Pacific Islands

  • Vivian Sun

    Hong Kong, China


    Asia, Groups & Luxury Hotels

  • Britney Hankin

    Palm Beach, FL & Aspen, CO


    Honeymoon, Minimoon, Group Planning

  • Andrea Watson

    Atlanta, GA


    Beach Destinations and Family Travel

  • Sarah Morrow

    Ojai, CA


    Wellness Travel, Asia

  • Juliana Shallcross

    Los Angeles, CA


    Family Travel

  • Sharon Hendeles

    Los Angeles, CA


    Wellness, Couples, and Family Travel

  • Lisa Matte

    Boston, MA


    Experiential, Wellness, Couples

  • Andrea Strahl

    NYC/New Jersey


    Family, Culinary, Culture

  • Becca Blond

    Denver, CO


    Africa, Adventure, Honeymoon

  • Janelle Ruhumuliza

    San Diego, California


    Honeymoons, African Safari, & Groups

  • Samantha Spurgeon

    Maui and Los Angeles


    French Polynesia, Hawaii, & Australia