MAS Travel Consulting

Helping You Successfully Navigate the Changing Face of Travel Distribution

MAS Travel Consultants is helping small and medium size tour operators, travel agencies, cruise lines, DMO's, Receptive Operators, and CVB's grow, evolve and profit In a rapidly changing industry

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People and Culture Assessment

Insuring you have the right people, processes, culture, and leadership are perhaps the most critical elements in achieving success and growth. MAS Travel Consulting has extensive experience in people and organizational culture development and improvement. Applying  these learnings and foundations to your organization will: 

  • Improve management's ability to lead effectively 

  • Create a culture that rewards creativity and innovation

  • Enhances recruitment and employee retention

  • Dramatically improve morale

Strategic Planning Session

With years of experience in business development, we have the expertise to take your business to the next level. We combine our travel industry insights, skills, and industry contacts with our initial consultations and assessments to develop a working plan that will:

  • Fit your budgetary and human resource parameters

  • Insure you have the right support infrastructure to deliver on the plan

  • Have built-in flexibility that is critical for success in todays' rapidly changing environments. 

Initial Assessment

Initial meetings focus on existing business models, current challenges, competitive landscape, people, structure, leadership, and crucial sales and marketing positions.  All designed to:

  • Speed understanding of needed tactical and strategic plans 

  • Establishing fit and feasibility 

  • Setting the proper expectations for goal setting and attainment

Key Stakeholder Sessions

We will perform a deeper dive into the company, to identify the key people and groups to drive growth initiatives and strategies forward. All designed to:

  • Create vital collaboration and consultation within your company and departmental leaders

  • Secure essential "buy-in" of tactics and strategies at various levels of the organization 

  • Uncover areas of opportunity, as well as fresh perspectives that promote change


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Chicago, IL, USA


Mike A. Schields

Applying Proven Tactics and Strategies to Optimize Growth and Success

With 30 years of varied travel industry experience including tour, cruise, and agency, owner Mike Schields and MAS Travel Consulting can help you achieve your sales, business development, marketing, process, operational and structural goals. Today's complex and ever-changing consumer marketplace and distribution systems require expertise and flexibility to achieve growth.

With an incredibly broad history of experience in the travel industry, Mike started at the travel agency level in corporate sales, followed by a successful 10 year sales and sales management run at Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. From there, another 10 years of senior management roles at The Globus family of brands, focused on group sales, department management, business development, and distribution channel creation and expansion. Most recently, President roles at Brightspark USA, a student travel operator, formerly part of the TUI Travel conglomerate, and Destination America, an inbound receptive operator that is part of The Travel Corporation. In these last two roles, Mike broadened his industry experience into operations and product development, as well as complete organizational structure and full P & L responsibility.    


Sales, sales training, sales recruiting, marketing, business development, channel distribution, leadership, and company culture optimization are all hallmarks of MAS Travel Consulting. 



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