We see travel as a powerful access to enable people to experience and learn about diverse culture thereby nurturing intercultural understanding, respect and harmony.
We bring to you unheard of destinations and the familiar ones with a twist in the tale.
We will take you beyond the beaten tourist paths to meet extraordinary people who share their culture and take you to exclusive places to experience a ‘different way of life’.
Travelling with us involves, cross-cultural sharing with locals, partaking in their festivals and traditions, trying local cuisine and getting perspective of their socio-cultural heritage.
Tell us about your perfect holiday destination and we shall Make It Happen in the most memorable way. email us at contact@makeithappen.co.in

Our team

Maria Victor – Founder

Maria has a true gypsy spirit and is passionate and inspired by new ideas, attitudes and experiences. She chose to quit her lucrative career as a Management Accountant to follow her passion and hooked on to the travel industry by founding Make It Happen in 2011.

Murali Shankaran – Chief Travel Designer

has the penchant for being experimental and found a breakthrough travelling solo. Motor biking, backpacking, trekking in the Himalayas and connecting with diverse communities became his lifestyle choice and quit his corporate career in Game QA to join Make It Happen.

Anthony Gaskell – Strategy Advisor

He is a member of the Executive committee of Goa heritage Action Group and Head of Working Group of CII for current year (2017). He finds joy in being a hobby tour guide. At Make It Happen he is a lead mentor for training tour presenters and a strategy advisor.

Lata Rodrigues – Experience Architect

is a Hospitality Professional, living one day at a time. Lata feels that travel to any place is an experience. To her, all people are teachers and every person a student.

Ann Baretto – Presenter

She is a retired headmistress of a reputed School in Panjim. She has fond childhood memories of living in Fontainhas and will share her insights into the history and folklore of the area taking you back to life as it was in the bygone times.

Romeo Pereira – Presenter

is a resident of Divar. He is a member of a local charitable society and ex-member of the local Panchayat. He spends his days post retirement, translating Portuguese legal documents and doing social work. He will share his perspective on the rich cultural heritage of the island.

Alirio Da Costa – Presenter

has been in the travel line for about 43 years. He started out with Bombay Grayhound Travels and retired as the Sales and Marketing manager at Dempo travels. He is a true localite as he was born and raised in Fontainhas where he lives a prosperous life now.

Maxie Miranda – Presenter

Maxie Miranda is a renowned guitarist, singer, and dancer. He teaches at Maxie’s Music and Dance Academy in Panjim, Goa. He is passionate about heritage, culture, history, gastronomy besides music and dance.

Diogo Fernandeas

Diogo worked in Dubai for a few years only to return to his home in Saligao, Goa for the love of the place. He believes and traditional values and is an enthusiast in living an organic lifestyle.