Joy Fogarty – Sandals Resorts
Sandals and Beaches honors a home-based agent every month and our very own CEO and founder, Hayley Whorral, was honored this month! STAR Awards are right around the corner and what a great way to kick off the celebration!
Beach Bum Vacation was born with an entrepreneurial spirit while Hayley Whorrall was driving over the bridge into Ocean City, NJ one fall day. The inspiration hit her as she saw a beach bum surf shop and she knew that one day she would have a company named with such a chill vibe that embodied her favorite thing in the world – being a beach bum! On February 14, 2000, a day of love and passion, Hayley founded Beach Bum Vacation, Inc. and the rest, as they say, is history!
Hayley and her team of Certified Travel Concierges are based out of Fishers, IN but they reach far and wide from NJ, Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania covering a nationwide audience and specializing in luxury travel, destination weddings and honeymoons. With a foundation of professional customer service, Beach Bum Hayley has strived to grow her business year by year selling Sandals & Beaches resorts with handpicked Beach Bums to work alongside her. She has a passion for clients, their needs and what it means to provide them with a lifetime of memorable vacations. She has mentored every single person on her team with her knowledge of the travel industry, passing on her own experiences and educating her team along the way.
In her short but impressive career, Hayley has made Platinum status with Sandals 5 times over having her as one of the top 3 agents of Sandals & Beaches Worldwide. A specialist in all things “Caribbean,” traveling countless times to experience first-hand the many resorts to choose from in the Sandals and Beaches resort lines. She was personally invited to the grand opening of Sandals Great Exuma and was blown away by the perfection of the beach and incredible service! Hayley loves Sandals so much she also personally honeymooned at Sandals Grande St. Lucian on her favorite island with her best friend and husband, Robert Whorrall, in May 2004. He came onto Beach Bum Vacation as her life and business partner, taking her already remarkable business to the next level, growing their team from less than 5 agents to 20+ in the last 7 years and maintaining their Top Ten in the World status at STAR Awards 5 years running!
Beach Bum Hayley’s perspective on the travel industry is simple – you must touch, taste and experience it to sell it and to provide your customers with the ultimate service. With her attention to detail and strong, fearless role at the helm of this incredible Beach Bum Vacation team, it is no surprise her success will continue as her enthusiasm, love and passion for travel is contagious! She passes that along to her clients, family, friends and colleagues and is an inspiration to the travel world.