Meet Clavia

Clavia Howard is the founder of Exotic Group Escapes, a division of Lazy Daze Cruise & Travel.  She specializes in arranging small group travel to tropical island locales.  She helps busy professionals alleviate the stress of planning group vacations so that they can focus on creating lifelong memories with loved ones while exploring unique island destinations.

Clavia has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry, which ranged from working for airlines and resorts, to now owning a travel company.  She has earned several industry designations including the Certified Travel Associate, Master Cruise Counsellor and numerous island destination specialty certificates.  Clavia also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida.

After taking her first vacation with friends at the age of 19 and ending up in subpar accommodations, Clavia vowed to plan her own trips from that day forward.  She was so creative and meticulous with her planning that her friends had her manage their travel arrangements as well.   This, along with her airline and hospitality experience grew her passion for travel.

A true island girl, Clavia was born and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.  Having fond memories of beach outings and sand between her toes, she is eager to help others experience island destinations around the world.   In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography and checking off her bucket list items like skydiving.