Below are some kind words from our most valuable clients and partners.
"“In terms of dedication to the client, eye for detail and exemplary follow up with the hotel, Bear & Bear Travel continue to shine, where many in our luxury travel industry are lacking luster. Bear & Bear understands as with Amanresorts, less is more, and dedication to the craft of taking care of a customer’s every wish and whim, is where the focus is paramount. Then comes the non-forgiving follow up, to ensure that the experience which has been promised to the customer, is thoroughly delivered upon by the hotel. Jody Bear and her team, are relationship builders, that have their fingers on the pulse of what luxury travelers are looking for, and have an inherent understanding with whom to collaborate with in satisfying them. Precision in information sharing and consistency in service delivery, with a few heart felt laughs during the process, makes Bear & Bear an absolute joy to work with in satisfying our most valuable personality, our guest.”"
"Bear and Bear Travel is the little black dress of fashion travel, essential and classic."
“Discerning travelers themselves with a passion for travel; a desire to bring their clients one of a kind experiences all over the world and their meticulous attention to detail, Jody and Steven Bear understand perfectly the needs and wishes of their clients and their travel partners x10. They are the ultimate professionals and the consummate travel partners. For Jody and Steven at Bear and Bear Travel it is all about Relationship, Relationship, Relationship and with that said they Deliver, Deliver, Deliver. They truly are the best at what they do. We have been travel partners with Jody and Steven for many, many years and look forward to many more years working with them and to welcoming their clients to our hotel as very, very special guests.”
"Bear and Bear continues to set the standards in the luxury travel business. Not only are they very organized, detail-oriented, and proactive in procuring their client’s needs, but they also work with a great spirit! It is both a partnership and a friendship with Bear and Bear Team that Auberge Resorts appreciate!"
"Travel Consultants have to be extremely knowledgeable to provide their clients an added value versus other booking channels! Jody and Steve are adding their great friendship with hoteliers and travel partners to guarantee the best experiences for their clients".
"Working with Jody and Steven has always been a real gift for us, first of all because of their dedication for their clients 24/7 and second because of the high profiles of clients sent to our property. On the other hand, we both truly believe that human relation in travel industry will always remain the master key of our wonderful business !! If you're looking for a good coffee in NY, stop in Steven’s office…"
"The world of travel is extremely fortunate to have Jody and Steven Bear. They are true professionals who always go that “extra mile” for their clients. We enjoy a very close working relationship with them and we share the same aim – to ensure that their clients and our guests have an exceptional trip to London and a wonderful stay at Claridge’s.”
"It is a true delight working with Steven, Jody, and the Bear & Bear Travel team. Their passion and years of experience is by far top notch. We thoroughly enjoy welcoming their guests to Conservatorium hotel and always look forward to creating magical memories to meet their high standard of expectations. We are honored to have them as true partners."
"When Corinthia hotel London opened in 2011 it was a priority for Jody to come and stay and experience the hotel in order to receive the Bear and Bear seal of approval. Since then we have been delighted to work very closely with Jody, Steven and the Bear and Bear team and we have been honoured to welcome some of their most high profile clients. Discretion and trust combined with passion and attention to detail have created a winning partnership and we are proud to be associated with Bear and Bear."
"I've had the pleasure to be a client of Steve and Jody Bear for over 14 years, nine years at Ferragamo and over five years and counting at Dolce & Gabbana. They have always provided impeccable service at competitive rates. They have the utmost integrity and are always going above and beyond to ensure their service is of the highest quality."
"I have known Jody and Steven Bear for over 20 years and have the greatest respect for their knowledge, professionalism and dedication in providing the most efficient and personalized service for their clients. We have worked very closely with Bear and Bear who have always been great supporters of Firmdale Hotels. Their clients come from many areas of society, but the one thing they have in common is their demand for the very best...and that is exactly what Jody and Steven and their wonderful team always deliver."
"It is always a pleasure to work with Jody, Steven and the team at Bear & Bear Travel and to share a common goal; clients who come back over and over again. They are extremely passionate about their work. The Bear & Bear Travel team goes out of their way to ensure that their clients are happy. Jody and Steven are true professionals with a wealth of “inside” knowledge and their connections can open you many doors all over the world; everybody in the industry knows them."
"Jody and Steven are first- in -class travel professionals. With a highly discerning and loyal clientele, they seek to deliver once in a lifetime travel experiences and their expertise is unmatched. We love collaborating with their team to curate a guests stay that is personal, unique and memorable."
"Gansevoort Hotel Group treasures our winning partnership with Bear & Bear Travel. Partnership with Bear & Bear has proven to be a great success for our hotels."
"Bear and Bear Travel is a reference in the luxury travel industry in the entire US. Jody, Steven and their team are extremely knowledgeable of the products and services provided by the suppliers. What makes Bear and Bear a unique partner is the tailor made service that it offers to its clients. I have been working with them for several years and it has always been a pleasure to welcome their clients in the different properties where I have worked."
"Bear & Bear Travel and the Grand Hotel et de Milan have collaborated continuously over the past several years. Their attention to detail, quality of service and friendly attitude makes working with Bear & Bear straightforward and effortless. With proficient skill in establishing strong relationships with high level clients, they are one of our most valued partners, with whom it is always a pleasure to do business."
"It has always been a true pleasure to be associated with Bear & Bear travel. Not only were they a very reliable and productive business partner, they were also very supportive to us and helped to establish Park Hyatt Saigon as one of the leading hotels in Vietnam."
“Bear & Bear Travel has always provided our clients with the best possible service. Courteous and professional, they provide extremely knowledgeable travel arrangements, great attention to detail, as well as the added value of going beyond the call of duty for special requests.”
"Jody Bear is one of the most respected names in the business. Her clients adore her for her creativity and her ability to bring them the very best."
"Be assured that I sincerely appreciate your continuous support and confidence...in addition to your lovely, friendly and professional way of working in our industry.
Warmest regards from Paris."
"Successful business is built upon relationships, and being a people industry nothing is more important.
These extend not only to the guests who we have the privilege of welcoming to the Hotel Café Royal but the relationship that we have with Jody and Steven. They have devoted a lifetime towards ensuring that guests experiences leave irreplaceable memories and we are all part of that journey.
There is a certain passion required to make that difference and for those years that I have known them both should never be taken for granted. I hope to remain humble and we all look forward to many more years of enjoying what we do best.
"Professionalism, joy of life and their heart in the right spot…. Jody and Steven are a wonderful couple as are all their clients that they have been sending to Hotel Caruso since its opening in 2005 and whom I am honoured to personally take care of. Jody and Steven, thanks for your trust and passion!”
"Steven and Jody Bear have always shown professionalism and dedication in their job. Especially in the last few years, their great cooperation and friendship with The Rocco Forte Collection have contributed to reach successful results!"
“The collaboration with Steven and Jody of Bear & Bear Travel, has evolved in the years in a wonderful friendship that has as a common denominator the wellbeing of our mutual Clients. To be associated with and to have the trust of such passionate and knowledgeable travel professionals is reason for pride for us all at the Eden Hotel.”
"We cannot thank you enough for your cooperation and support over the years and look forward to continuing our mutual relationship with your new agency. We are sure that it will be a great success due to your great expertise and know-how about Italy."
"You are about the experience the most hospitable, well directed and versed travel professionals in our industry. In my world of hotels, If you don't know the team at Bear & Bear, you have not made it".
“Jody & Steven Bear are without a doubt not only very knowledgeable about the travel industry but also wonderful people to interact with. It has always been a pleasure to deal with them on very specific requests & they understand perfectly what our discerning clientele is to expect in hotels such as Le Bristol Paris. Our partnership has grown along the years to be a very special friendship & it clearly shows that trust & relationships are the very base of the luxury travel industry. We hope to be able to continue our long lasting partnership & will spare no efforts to strengthen it.”
"I’ve been working with Bear & Bear for a long time and in successive properties – they provide their guests with a high end and personalized quality of service just like us – I’m pleased to count them among the repeat and faithful partners of the Montalembert in Paris."
"The Plaza Athéneé Paris is always thrilled to work with Jody & Steven at Bear & Bear Travel. Their expertise and professionalism is a joy. Never-exhausted travelers themselves, they are constantly striving to deliver up-to-date and exclusive travel advice to clients. And as conscientious and client-oriented travel partners, Jody & Steven maintain a perfect client-supplier balance."
"Working with Bear & Bear is, to us, more than collaborating. The passion we share for excellence and luxury lead us to a winning partnership which finds its greatest prize in the satisfied eyes of our guests."
"I have been dealing with Jody and Steven for a long time and for several properties I have been working for. They have always been professional, full of enthusiasm and always committed to please their clients. It has always been a pleasure to look after their customers with the special attention they often require!"
"Jody Bear has been booking Hotel St Barth Isle de France before Hotel St Barth Isle de France and St Barths were on the map. From the very beginning Bear and Bear had the confidence to recommend our Hotel St Barth Isle de France and St Barths to their many wonderful clients. The excellent and longstanding relationship between Hotel St Barth Isle de France and Bear and Bear continues to grow over many seasons. We have always enjoyed our return guests while encouraged by a recent increase in new guests arriving thanks to Jody, Steven and the Bear and Bear team. There is a mutual appreciation of each other. Jody knows the island of St Barths intimately. We hope to continue working closely together for many more years to come."
"I’ve known Jody & Steven Bear for many years and they will go out of their way to get their clients what no one else can. At JK Place Capri, we will do utmost to make sure their clients are treated special."
“We have the best relationship with Jody and Steven since the very first day when in 2003 we open J.K.Place in Florence, they have been always very supportive and we are extremely pleased to have this special partnership! “
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jody and Steven for many years. They have assembled a world-class team who shares their passion, creativity and commitment to excellence. Beyond their constant professionalism and consistent quality of service, it is the joy they take in exceeding expectations for their clients that truly sets them apart."
"It is always a pleasure working with Bear and Bear, in helping them provide the highest level of service, and the most memorable, unique experiences for their clients, which is what they are committed to do. Their attention to detail, in learning about the best things to do in a far away place like Dubai, impressed me. Jody became an expert on Dubai in just a few days and took the time to know all about Dubai, and our exclusive properties, including Burj Al Arab. We, at Jumeirah, greatly value our partnership with Bear and Bear - they are true professionals."
"It is always a pleasure and privilege to work on a regular basis with Jody, Steven and their professional and friendly team.
Our aligned vision, expertise and commitment to always offer the best attention, service and experience to our mutual valued guests, contributes to strengthen our long lasting partnership.
Thank you again for you support and uncompromising commitment to excellence."
"I would like to personally acknowledge and thank Jody and Steven Bear for their valued business and support to Le Meurice. No matter what question or concerns they have, Jody and Steven are always going above and beyond with an attentiveness and thoroughness to make their client’s experience great.
Their level of personal service combined with their excellent knowledge of the high-end luxury market clientele and of the fashion world rank them at the top travel agents.
Bear & Bear Travel could not come more highly recommended."
“I only know Steven & Jody Bear, for two years now, but I must say that I have been really impressed by their calm, their hardships and their professionalism. They know exactly how to create the proper atmosphere to let you feel comfortable and be confident. What else could be expected for clients who want to discover the world?! I hope we will still often work together and wish them to continue working with sincerity and passion..
"It is always a pleasure to work with you at Bear & Bear. Your team is very professional in the individual care that they provide for clients. Excellent communication from you which allows us to continue the exemplary and personalized service to your clients from the minute they arrive at our uniquely beautiful resort. We look forward to continuing our working relationship in the future and you can always count on our focus to delight your clients here in Chiang Mai."
"One & Only Ocean Club has worked with Bear & Bear Travel for many years and truly appreciate their support and enthusiasm. We enjoy hosting their guests and ensure their needs are met. Look forward to making many more memorable moments!"
"Just as One&Only Palmilla continuously strives to provide an ever higher level of guest service and quality, it has always been our pleasure to work with the likeminded team at Bear & Bear Travel. After many years of working with this fine company, we consider Jody, Steven and all of the associates at Bear & Bear Travel true partners in always looking for ways to set the benchmark for luxury travel. Peter Bowling, One&Only Palmilla"
"Over the years, Bear and Bear Travel and One&Only Palmilla have developed a wonderful partnership, working closely to exceed their client's expectations. Their Travel Specialists are well known for their dedication to their clients and to providing them with memorable experiences.
We value our relationship with Bear and Bear Travel and look forward to continuing our success."
"Jody and Steven are amazing professionals. They do not only give the clients the best insight information for whatever destinations worldwide, they make them feeling welcomed by all their friends all over the travel industry!
I am honored to be included amongst them and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to welcome their special clients!
Grazie! A big hug to both of you!"
"Bear and Bear are the consummate experts in arranging bespoke travel for their clients. Exhibiting extensive product knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail, our mutual clients have had nothing but sublime experiences. The years of partnership with Bear and Bear and Parrot Cay is a testament to their commitment to the luxury travel consumer."
"Attention to detail is the key to the luxury travel industry. Pineapple luxury hotel specialists and the hotel we are representing are proud to be working closely with Jody, Steven and their exceptional team. We also share the same passion for travel, and aspiring to ensuring excellence and providing a first rate service for its clients, always making sure our guests receive the best of the best. This is why Bear and Bear remain a good point of reference in the industry."
"Having worked with Bear & Bear for approximately 20 years, I am always excited to field their inquiries and have their clients visit Rosewood properties. Everyone on the B & B team is extremely sensitive to developing unique itineraries that fulfill even unspoken needs and desires and it is always a "win / win / win" for us, them and their special clients....... They understand completely who is / is not appropriate for our special locations and for that I am extremely grateful and always ready to compliment their efforts."
"Bear and Bear, what a pair! Their great attention to detail provides guests with a sublime experience in our paradise. We enjoy working together creating a remarkable travel experience for our mutual success."
"Since our opening we have had the pleasure and joy of working with Jody and her staff from Bear & Bear. We have fostered a relationship and appreciation for their professionalism and dedication that allows us both to achieve the high standards of service and customer care that Rosewood Mayakoba and Bear & Bear are known for."
"Jody and Steven Bear are great travel professionals and always going the extra mile for their clients. We share the same passion for extraordinary, personalized experiences and I am thrilled to count them amongst our best partners at the Ritz Paris. We are very grateful for their constant support."
"Our valued relationship with Bear & Bear is built upon a mutual understanding of how our respective teams approach guest service. The inherent synergy that exists between our two organizations is a direct
result of our shared values and uncompromising commitment to excellence. Their clients become our guests, and together we create a seamless service experience for customers. I can't think of a more natural
partnership and aligned vision than that which we share with Bear & Bear."
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jody and Steven Bear for more than 15 years. They are highly professional and take the utmost care with each and every one of their clients. I cannot recommend them highly enough and it is always a delight to welcome their clients."
"I always enjoy working with Bear & Bear Travel - I’ve known Jody and Steve for a number of years, and they are more than just industry colleagues ; they have now become close friends. Truly professional and knowledgeable, they are also extremely detail-oriented - one of the absolute “musts” when you’re caring for our level of discerning guests and customers."
"Being one of The Peninsula Hong Kong's preferred travel partners in the United States, the hotel has long enjoyed a deeply cooperative relationship with Bear & Bear Travel. Experts in their field, it is wonderful to work alongside of such travel professionals."
“We have had the great pleasure of working with Bear & Bear Travel for numerous years and they are true exemplary professionals. They have an outstanding knowledge of the travel industry and you can certainly see their true passion for the business. We sincerely honor the relationship we have and look forward to continuous years of successfully working together.”
"For over 20 years, at both Aman Resorts and Trisara, I have had the pleasure to have worked with Jody and Steven Bear in providing their clients with the best travel experiences in South East Asia.
Great Hotels share a number of things in common with great travel agents and attention to detail is paramount in getting it right. Jody and Steven are unique in this sense as every detail has to be right.
The hundreds of guests who have come to us via their office have always enjoyed special treatment and recognition as we strive to get it right. Many of their guests have become friends too, returning year after year.
Jody and Steven never send their clients to places that can't exceed their guests expectations and I am certain this has kept many hoteliers on their toes. It is clear to me that this level of commitment is becoming a rare commodity in the rapidly changing environment that is travel.
I hope we can continue to welcome their special guests into our arms for years to come."
"I first met Jody and Steven Bear and started working with Bear & Bear when I moved to NYC from LA to join Ian Schrager Hotels 12 years ago. Having not managed their agency in 7 years with Preferred Hotel Group, it is a true testament that at the end of the day it is all about a seamless business partnership and it is humbling to see relationships valued. Now with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION, I look forward to picking up where we left off. I have always been very pleased with the business relationship shared with Bear & Bear. Thank you for your continued support, incomparable knowledge and professionalism."
"Bear and Bear and Villa d'Este Hotels have collaborated continuously over the years always enjoying the same passion to deliver the highest level of service. We thank Jody and Steven for sharing with their discerning clientele the beauty and the authenticity of Villa d'Este and Villa la Massa."