Melissa Cahill


Account Manager – Private Groups


A New York City native, Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree in Theater with a concentration in Performance and a minor in English. Prior to joining smarTours, she worked at two other tour operators: Micato Safaris, specializing in luxury African safaris; and Artisans of Leisure creating custom private luxury tours to destinations all over the globe.

Melissa joined smarTours in March 2021 to pull together our Private Groups business and create amazing trips for our clients. She works with Group Leaders to organize and facilitate tours and experiences for their friends & family, local organizations, athletic clubs, and other groups.

Melissa’s favorite things about travel are experiencing local people and culture, wandering neighborhoods and markets, hiking, and tasting and trying as much local food as possible. She never travels without her camera, comfortable shoes, a journal, and a big appetite! Most memorable moments from her many travels include watching the sun set behind the Taj Mahal, seeing elephant herds on the plains of the Maasai Mara, and camping in the Australian Outback. Next on her bucket list? Egypt, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka.

Favorite tour: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong & Bali