Our Team

Ginger Minoletti

With over 27 years experience as a travel professional, Ginger has traveled extensively throughout the world. Her most recent travels have taken her to Fiji, New Zealand, Turkey, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Her next adventure will be in the Med, visiting Tuscany, Malta, Tunisia, Spain and Morocco. And there is still a lot out there to explore.

She enjoys family travel, visiting historical sites, experiencing foreign cultures as well as luxuriating in upscale resorts. Ginger cruises regularly and she has cruised in Europe, Central and South America, Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, Tahiti and on the Mississippi River.

Chris Minoletti

Having grown up around the travel industry, Chris made the leap into the business full time in 2010 as a 3rd generation travel adviser. Joining Bay World Travel has reignited Chris’ passion for travel and left him constantly searching for unique experiences to share with his clients.

On a recent trip to Morocco, Chris enjoyed learning about the history and diverse geography and culture of the North African country. His other recent destinations are Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Hawaii.

Chris’ hobbies and interests include adventure travel, sports, hiking/biking, sailing and learning about the history, culture, and people of the countries he visits. Chris believes in immersing himself in a destination and "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."

Melissa Mateyka

Melissa learned to love traveling after moving to Singapore when she was six years old. Since then, she has traveled in Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, as well as driven across the United States three times. Her favorite travel destinations so far have been Madrid, Tioman Island, and Krakow; along with San Luis Obispo, where she lived for 4 ½ years during university. While traveling, she enjoys learning about other cultures and customs, and tries to explore like a local whenever possible. Melissa also likes hiking, backpack camping, reading, and bowling with her family on Sunday mornings.

Mary Corcoran

Mary Corcoran is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 30 years in the publishing industry. While relatively new to the travel industry, she is an experienced traveler and looking forward to sharing her tips and insights with clients. As a sales executive, Mary traveled all over the world and the United States. For leisure travel, Mary and her family love to sail and have had several sailing vacations, bareboating in the British Virgin Islands. She also enjoys traveling to Europe, with a special love for Ireland and Switzerland - her cultural heritage. After a recent trip to Barcelona, Spain has become not only a new favorite destination but she’s begun preparing for a return trip in 2016 to hike the 500-mile Camino de Santiago with her 3 adult children. She’s hoping that husband Bill plans to drive the route so she doesn’t have to backpack!

Tom Joines

Tom is a long time professional sales rep and sales manager in the pharmaceutical industry for over 35 years. Although he is relatively new to the travel industry he brings a wealth of travel experience and has travel around the world over the years. During that time he has traveled to over 100 countries, been to all seven continents, all 50 states and all of the provinces in Canada. If you want to take African safaris, take river cruises in Europe or Asia, stay in villas in Europe, smoke cigars in Cuba, visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, walk the Milford Track in New Zealand or walk with the penguins in Antarctica; contact Tom and he can help you plan trips anywhere you and your family or friends would like to go.

Barry Bignell

Where have I traveled: Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Caribbean, Asia, South Pacific. Some of my favorites: Sorrento, Menorca, Cairns.

Next destination .. Somewhere warm (Preferably not Hell!!). Vietnam. India. Bhutan. Burma.

Hobbies: Music, Boating, Dancing, Cooking.

Discoveries of travel: Most people are like ourselves with hopes and dreams. We come in many shapes, sizes, colours and beliefs, so it is always a good practice to learn as much as you can about your destination beforehand. And always remember that you are a guest.

What excites me about travel: Having lived in London, NYC, LA, Honolulu, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and the Bay Area, I still find that I am excited about what’s over the hill or around the next corner.

Area of expertise: With 60 plus years of airline, travel and tourism experience, I'm looking forward to assisting our clients.