Vice President, Travel & Business Operations
As Vice President of Travel and Business Operations for Olivia, Tisha Floratos serves as one of the faces and voices of the world’s premier cruise, resort, adventure, and luxury vacation company for LGBTQ+ women. Responsible for all large cruise and resort vacations, including contract negotiations, building unique itineraries, finding new exciting resorts, and managing the entire cruise and resort experience with Team Olivia, she also oversees the day-to-day business operations for Olivia; this includes managing the travel, marketing, sales, customer care, operations, and IT teams.
Tisha is responsible for cruises with as many as 2,100 passengers and resorts with 1,500 guests. Thousands of travelers have met Tisha aboard Olivia’s chartered vessels, where she holds the role of Cruise Director, and on the company’s land trips, where she serves as Resort Director. In addition to welcoming both first-time and longtime members of the Olivia family, Tisha works behind the scenes to create lifechanging vacation experiences where lesbians and other LGBTQ+ women feel empowered, inspired, and comfortable being out and free.
Since joining Olivia in 2002, she has been instrumental in the company’s growth. She directs marketing efforts and helps to shape the onboard experience. Thanks to her involvement, guests can expect one-of-a-kind travel experiences and attentive service at every step of planning and vacationing.
Tisha is committed to getting the word out about Olivia, and you can find her representing the company at events and pride celebrations across the country. She’s also dedicated to the company’s Sisters at Sea and Sisters at Play efforts—an onboard and at-resort program that celebrates diversity and women of color. In addition, she is instrumental in orchestrating efforts for the company’s Olivia Gives program, which creates opportunities for Olivia guests to make a difference in the communities we visit through school supply donations and life essentials.
In 2012, Tisha was named to Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” list. The magazine cited her contribution to “the indelible memories made by thousands of lesbians.” She has also been interviewed in the Miami Herald, Curve, Bay Times, and other prominent publications.
Tisha is a supporter of organizations such as NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) and HRC (Human Rights Campaign). Prior to joining Olivia, she worked in public relations and sharpened her media skills as a producer for the TV show Extra. Tisha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, with an emphasis on broadcast journalism, from California State University, Fullerton. When she’s not traveling, you can find her relaxing at home with her wife, Tina—aka DJ Rockaway, and their daughter, Sofia, visiting with family and friends, crafting, or jetsetting to Disneyland.