Women Who Disrupt
Marie Harfouche of Travel Story shares her learnings
Travel Story is not your ordinary travel company. With a mission to provide travelers with unparalleled knowledge and insider access to destinations through the eyes of locals, Travel Story is changing the way people experience the world. Whether you are planning a business trip, a solo adventure, or a luxurious getaway, Travel Story is here to tailor your journey to perfection, from boutique hotels to global hotel chains. With over 150 carefully selected representative offices around the world, Travel Story offers competitive rates and a deep understanding of each destination’s culture, wildlife, history, and more.
The story of Travel Story is one of passion and determination. Marie, the founder of Travel Story, shares her personal journey of turning her passion for travel into a successful business. As a senior executive in a large organization with two children to raise, Marie faced challenges, but she was determined to create a balance in her life. Before turning 40, she came up with the concept for Travel Story, drawing on her 15-year career in various areas of the travel industry. In 2017, Travel Story Lebanon was born, and in 2022, Travel Story UAE followed suit.
What sets Travel Story apart is their commitment to ethical, dependable, and sustainable consulting strategies for travelers who share Marie’s enthusiasm for exploring the world. Marie attributes her success to her children, who have been her strength and inspiration. She believes in leading by example and setting the right values and behaviors for her children to follow.
When times get tough, Marie’s resilience and determination keep her going. She believes that difficult situations are just temporary stopovers, and she uses them as opportunities to learn and grow. Marie also understands the importance of her team in her business’s success. She looks for employees who are self-motivated, loyal, and trustworthy, and she values the personal relationships developed with clients, which allows her team to provide tailored services and exceed customer expectations.
Travel Story’s competitive advantage lies in its deep industry experience, extensive network, and personalized approach to each request. They take responsibility for managing customer expectations and finding solutions to any issues that may arise. In terms of marketing, Travel Story focuses on branding, word-of-mouth recommendations, social media, and PR while also attributing their success to the support of successful individuals.
Marie’s journey to becoming a business owner has been supported by resources such as partnerships with family members and a network of friends and acquaintances. With a strong vision and unwavering commitment to providing authentic travel experiences, Travel Story is rewriting the rules of traditional travel companies and empowering travelers to explore the world through the eyes of locals. Discover the world with Travel Story and experience destinations like never before.
So, whether you’re a business traveler, a solo adventurer, or a luxury seeker, let Travel Story redefine your travel experience and create memories that will last a lifetime. Trust in their expertise, passion, and commitment to authenticity, and embark on a journey that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a new perspective on the world. Travel Story is not just a travel company; it’s a passport to a world of possibility. Explore, discover, and redefine your notion of what is possible with Travel Story. Bon, voyage! Join us on this incredible journey and experience the world through the eyes of locals with Travel Story.