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Jason Beukema

Chief Excitement Officer
Whet Travel

I own a couple of travel companies focused on creating unforgettable experiences that connect communities to their passions in unique & exciting ways. Under the Whet Travel umbrella, we specialize in chartering cruise ships for large scale music and themed experiences (2000-6000 people) on the major cruise lines such as Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, MSC, Carnival, Princess & Celebrity.

Whet Travel received the prestigious charter partner of the year award from Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival, has been on the Inc 500 list twice and has been featured in media such as USA Today, NY Times, Travel Channel, MTV, NBC, WSJ, Billboard and Forbes.

We focus on 3 verticals: Festivals at Sea, Conferences at Sea and Corporate Meetings and Events. Festivals: Groove Cruise is the World's Largest Premiere Electronic Music Cruise & the only music charter that sails from both coasts. We’ve also produced floating festivals of Salsa, Rock, Heavy Metal, Country, EDM, Yoga/Wellness and many more. Conferences: Smiles at Sea is a Dental continuing education cruise with vendors and speakers. Cruise Event GPS specializes in corporate events & incentives on cruise ships such as American Eagle Outfitters who has been working with us for over 10 years. If you have a large land event, we can implement 20 years of best practices to make it float away to success beyond your wildest dreams.

Whet Foundation is a 501c3 that offers exciting experiences & programs to deserving children in S FL & the Caribbean through our Community Captains & Destination Donation programs.

I'm the youngest person to single handedly charter a cruise ship, we have executed 28 full ships to date & send up to 15,000 people on cruises each year.

I coined the concept of ‘Celebration Marketing’, have been a featured speaker at several events such as SXSW, Canadian Music Week & Cruise360. I created the Mentorship program for Entreprenuer Organization as well as the Tourism + Hospitality & Emerging Leadership Councils at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.

I currently live in Miami, have lived across the US, Australia, Bali, Ecuador & am from & went to college in MI (CMU fire up Chips). I've also been to 50 states, 78 countries and have sailed on 156 cruises.

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