Melisa Harvey

Travel Operations Director

Melisa is from Cape Town, South Africa. With a great appetite for travel and all things adventure she has traveled to over 60 countries and there is no end in sight!

Melisa completed her studies in travel and tourism, worked in safaris throughout Africa, guided tours around Europe, and surfed in Australia for a few months. Her mission in life is to share the joys of travelling with others and cannot wait to welcome you to your dream destination.

She brings experience acquired at 3 major African Tour Operators to lead the Travel Operations department of Art In Voyage, enhancing and executing our guests journey for a memorable experience.

Melisa's top destinations

Berlin

San Sebastian

Interlaken

Melisa's gallery

Q&A with Mikael

In which city did you grow up?

Cape Town

Where did you go on family vacations as a child?

Our family travelled all around South Africa and we were lucky enough to go on a few trips abroad. The whole reason I love travel today!

What was the first country you ever visited (outside of your own) and how old were you?

United Kingdom when I was 10 years old.

When did you first realize that travel meant something more to you?

I was on safari in East Africa for 3 weeks, and I remember flying out the bush and saying to myself "I'm not ready to go home". Felt like that ever since!

5-Star Hotel or Private Villa?

Private Villa

What’s the one travel tip that you always share with all your friends/guests?

Don't be afraid to get lost, that's often where the best memories are found.

What has been your most spiritual travel experience?

Sharing a beautiful sunset with a special group of travellers in Santorini. We all cried!

Who will you never travel with again?

It's tough, we all travel differently...

What is the most stand out restaurant experience you’ve had recently?

Mozambik in Cape Town

What was your biggest travel faux pas?

I always use South African words that no one understands! Just now, now now, robot - they all have confusing meanings!

New York, Milan or Hong Kong?

New York

What’s the most adventurous travel experience you’ve ever had?

White water rafting on the Zambezi. Many life affirming moments!

What’s next on your travel bucket list?

Alaska

What do you do to relax and unwind in your personal time?

I read, surf, do a little yoga.

Plane, train or automobile?

Automobile, I love staring out of car windows on long drives.

French Riviera or Swiss Alps?

Swiss Alps

When did you know that your career would be travel related?

My passion for travel was ignited from a young age, I've always known that I would work in travel.

If you could invite 5 celebrity guests along on your next vacation, who would they be?

Richard Ayoade, JK Rowling, Stephanie Gilmore, Matthew Mcconaughey, and Ellen DeGeneres.

What home comfort do you miss the most when travelling?

My moms cooking

Which country makes the best coffee?

Australia

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Hasselblad or Fuji?

Nikon

Journeys with Melisa

Morocco, by Art In Voyage
Africa | October 2021

Highlights & Delights Of Morocco

A Private Expedition
Fez, Marrakesh, Ourzazate, Erg Chigaga & Casablanca
Art in Voyage
Europe | August 2021

Whiskey Trails Of Scotland

Featuring World-Class Distilleries
Edinburgh, Cairgorns, Isle of Skye, Oban
Pearls of the Adriatic, by Art In Voyage
Europe | May 2021

Pearls Of The Adriatic

Spring Edition
Dubrovnik, Ston, Mljet, Hvar, Korcula, Vis and Split
Private Expedition to the Galapagos, by Art In Voyage
Americas | August 2021

The Galapagos Islands

A Private Expedition
Quito, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Espanola, Santa Fe