Heather Stuart-ObeeAgency: Heather Stuart-Obee
I am a TICO Certified Travel Agent serving Oakville and the surrounding area. I have a passion for travel and my travel experience began in 1985 with a trip to Daytona Beach for Spring Break. Since then I have traveled extensively though Canada (by road and by rail), throughout the US, the UK, parts of Europe (including France, Spain, and Italy) as well as the Caribbean. I have also enjoyed several transatlantic crossings as well as Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises. As well, since joining The Travel Agent Next Door, I have become a certified Hawaii Destination Specialist.
There are so many reasons to travel: the opportunity to appreciate different cultures and lifestyles; to challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone; to meet new and interesting people; or take a break from every stresses - whatever the reason, I look forward to helping you make travel memories.
Hawaii Destination Specialist Certified
Air Canada ACE Certified
Sara ReeseTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Peacock Travel Group
Sara and her husband, Brad, are both Disney College of Knowledge graduates and specialize in Disney destinations. Their love and knowledge of everything Disney has been built over many years of travel, from their honeymoon destination to family trips. While they love traveling to other places and experiencing new things and helping others find their best vacation destination, Disney always draws them back for more magic! They have broadened their travel services to include other destinations and welcome you to contact them for all your travel needs.
Sara and Brad look forward to working with YOU to help YOUR family make magical memories to last a life time. They will help make the most of your time and money you so you focus on enjoying the experience without the hassle, time and energy of months or research and planning! Plus, you will gain extensive insights, tips, and suggestions for all aspects of your Disney experience. They offer a Concierge Level Planning Service from when is the best time to visit to detailed daily itinerary planning with FastPasses, restaurants, and experience reservations!
Whether you are planning a Disney vacation for your immediate family, organizing a group trip for your extended family or even a kid free getaway, let Sara and Brad help plan your next adventure to Disney
Kemi WellsTitle: Director, Business Development
Agency: North South Travel
Kemi brings a wealth of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations experience combined with her passion for travel to the team at North South Travel! Originally from the UK, Kemi instantly fell in love with Vancouver when she moved here in 2012.
Kemi has visited more than 50 countries and experienced various types of travel, from the bare-bones of backpacking to all-inclusive luxury resorts and cruise lines. Highlights from her past trips include hiking a snow-capped volcano in Chile, snorkelling with baby sea lions in the Galapagos Islands and camping in the Australian Outback.
A natural communicator with strong relationship building skills, Kemi is responsible for all things business development related; from working with our advisors to help them develop and grow their own sales, working on new partnerships locally and globally, managing all marketing and sales initiatives as well as onboarding new corporate accounts.
Sharon SimmondsAgency: Breaktime Vacations
Welcome to BreakTime Vacations. I have been in the travel industry since 2007, and loving it. I entered the travel industry because of my passion for travel as well as my desire to help people fulfill their dreams to see the world.
I own and operate a full-service home based travel agency. Whether you live around the corner or across the country – I can service all of your travel needs! Being home based I am flexible with my business hours so I can work with you at your convenience.
I like to say “It’s a big world out there, and I’ll get you there, one trip at a time”. Even though we travel and we learn about travel, one person cannot know everything in the travel industry. I belong to a large network of experienced and specialized advisors who are there to provide me with information about your desired destination and questions, if needed. I am committed to providing my clients with the best travel value available.
Are you reading to plan your next dream vacation? Whether you are thinking of a short break to the U.S., or time in the sun, a cruise, maybe take an Adventure Tour, whatever your dream vacation is, I can make those vacation dreams come true.
Building a strong relationship with my clients is very important to me. If you would like a travel consultant with a passion for travel and dedication to personalized service, you can trust your travel dreams to me. Give me a call or send me an email. BreakTime Vacation….Because you deserve it.
Direct Phone 905-325-5485 email@example.com
Libby GrimmTitle: Office Administrator, Travel School Instructor
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Phone: 812-479-8687 ext #3406
Libby received her degree from the University of Southern Indiana with a major in History and a minor in English and then taught school in San Antonio, TX. She is also a 1994 graduate of the Ambassador Institute of Travel. She began working for Ambassador in 1995. As a Certified ARC Specialist, one of her responsibilities is processing the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) report. She is also in charge of organizing our Ambassador Rejuvia Travel students.
Outside of the US she has traveled to England, Scotland, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Monaco, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.
Suzanne El TibiTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Collacutt Travel
Phone: 416-225-8871 or 855-347-2068
My name is Suzanne and I am originally from the beautiful city of Beirut, Lebanon. Currently, I live in Toronto with my loving, caring and supportive husband and our three amazing children. After spending 13 years in the awesome Dubai, we decided to move here and we are loving it! I hold a bachelor degree in Chemistry and a Teaching Diploma in Science Education. I taught for 10 years until I realized that I need to pursue my dream, the one thing I wanted the most…to become a Travel Consultant. I just got my diploma and started my first job in the prestigious agency -Collacutt Travel- and honestly after all these
years, I just found myself. It’s never too late! And my best advice as an enthusiastic Travel Agent…Just Go, See and Collect Your Memories!
Emily HalfyardTitle: Travel Counselor
Emily Halfyard has been a member of the Xcursions family since 2018. Currently she lives in Cochrane, Alberta with her husband and two sons. A few of the places that she has traveled include Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Hawaii, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas.
Emily’s background is in Hospitality and Tourism, but her passion is for wedding planning and travel. She has been active in the wedding industry for the last 7 years with positions ranging from bridal consultant, to in house wedding planner, to a day-of wedding coordinator. Taking the stress off couples on their big days is what she does best.
Angela ErickTitle: John And Sally
Agency: Angela Erick
As a full service travel agent from Saskatoon, I can help you plan every aspect of your vacation. My passion is historical Europe, Central America, South East Asia and customized itineraries, however, I can help you with anything from a Destination Wedding, All-Inclusive Package to a fully custom family adventure. No detail is overlooked, ensuring you the best trip possible.
Rose D'silvaTitle: Owner & Travel Specialist
Agency: J.D.B. Travel Tours
Rose has been in the travel business for over twenty years as a full-service travel agent for J.D.B. Travel & Tours.
During her travels, Rose and her family travelled to Europe and visited Rome, Florence, Venice, France & London; also cruised with her family to Mexico (Ensenada) and the Southern Caribbean (Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados).
Rose strives to make sure her client’s travel dreams come true; also focuses in offering best value, provides good customer service relationship with all of her clients before and after their travel; always there to serve her clients when issues arises even at the last minute. This dedication has established Rose as an honest, trustworthy travel agent.
Rose has dedicated her professional career to maintain current knowledge of all travel choices. Beyond creating thoughtfully crafted itineraries, she also provides Travel Insurance options making sure that her client’s journey is as safe and memorable.
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Amanda BennettTitle: Travel Professional
Agency: Tannis Dyrland
I am a born and raised country girl who calls Calgary, Alberta home but lives to travel and plan my next adventure. I have often been told I am gypsy and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I have tried everything from solo travel to volunteering to backpacking to luxury getaways and all have been amazing because it's what you get out of them that changes you...to experience a new culture always brings a fresh perspective and appreciation for the simple pleasures we get to enjoy freely at home.
I am so honored to work alongside a group of women that provide superior service to their Clients and share all the tips and tricks so that each and every one of our customers gets the best from us. If you are looking for a vacation with a unique aspect to it, I would love to help you make that a reality. I look forward to connecting with you and creating something special.
"Investment in travel is an investment in yourself"~Matthew Karsten
Mary ComfortAgency: Dream Adventures
Phone: 416-367-8264 ext 2362
My love of travel opened the door to become seasoned professional, with over 28 years in the travel industry. I was lucky to have spent over 20 years working in Halifax and Atlantic Canada. with some of the largest and most accomplished travel organizations operating in Canada.
Known for my expertise in Specialty Group and Incentive Travel, Wedding Groups and Solo Travel Vacations, as well as independent vacation travel. I bring a passion and love of the industry to my clients to ensure that their Dream Adventures are fulfilled.
416-367-8264 ext 2362
Tannis DyrlandTitle: Owner
Agency: Tannis Dyrland
Owning a travel business, for someone like myself..just makes sense.
Its a fact that I have personally been to 59 countries....I have traveled the world in search of culture and experience so it makes perfect sense that professionally I work in the travel industry.
After spending significant time exploring the globe as a “backpacker” which makes me a wonderful resource for how to travel the world as an independent single. I've also experienced destination weddings both personally and professionally. When my personal life evolved to include children, those professional skills grew to include how to travel flawlessly with a family.
For myself, the best part of working as a travel consultant is helping clients plan trips of a lifetime.
Whether I am helping to plan a trip for a young adventurer trekking the world or designing a travel experience for someone who longs to see another culture or a wonder of the world, I have the personal experience and professional support to help you plan your trip of a lifetime.
MY TRIPS South East Asia/Australia/Fiji/New Zealand/Europe/Central and South America and alomost the entirety of the Caribbean.
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Cheryl NeufeldTitle: Travel Counselor
“CHERYL HASN’T BEEN EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BUT IT’S ON HER LIST.”
Cheryl Neufeld is extremely excited to be part of Team Xcursions, a full service travel agency offering incredible and diverse travel products at competitive prices.
The legions of friends Cheryl has made across the globe know she has a keen love of travel, so returning to her career as a travel professional makes perfect sense. A world traveler herself, Cheryl is passionate about helping her clients make their travel dreams come true, ensuring those trips become amazing memories.
Since Cheryl was certified in the travel industry in 2012, she has been recognized nationally for outstanding achievements in prospecting, selling, servicing and training. She accomplished this two years in a row while only working in the industry part time. For over 17 years she has owned and operated a restaurant within a livestock auction market.
Cheryl is extremely goal oriented and while she has helped her clients fulfill their bucket lists, she has been checking off her own with unique and remarkable accomplishments. She is truly proud that on July 28, 2017 in St John’s, Nfld. she completed her goal to visit EVERY capital city and legislative assembly in Canada, including the three territories.
The CFL’s Calgary Stampeders have no greater “super fun fan” than Cheryl, and have even invited her to fly along with them to away games. This has enabled her to fulfill her goal to watch her beloved team play in every stadium in Canada.
Cheryl has travelled to 5 of 7 continents, has had a swim or stepped in all the Great Lakes, the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. She has really enjoyed cruising on 8 big ships, enjoying a river cruise too. She has hopped and bopped through 26 of the United States, 9 European countries, Africa and China. Cheryl is planning on seeing, feeling, tasting and sharing many more experiences throughout the world.
Her passion for travel is infectious to all who know her, and everyone she meets. Cheryl says, “There is so much more to learn, so many valuable resources to discover, and so many more outstanding travel companies to meet and do business with.” Recently, Cheryl was selected to receive a scholarship to attain her Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) credentials. This intense combination of training and work experience will be invaluable as she works to enhance the travel experiences of her clients, while growing her own business.
Cheryl’s mission includes hosting groups to a wide variety of unique and breathtaking destinations. With her own brand of “super friendly” customer service she provides exceptional assistance to all of her clients, be they individuals, special interest groups, sports teams, dance groups, incentive or wedding groups.
Wherever in the world you want to go, Cheryl of Xcursions will not only get you there, but will make certain each and every journey is a trip of a lifetime!
Amanda RauhTitle: Owner
Agency: Amanda Rauh
Phone: (778) 982-4522
Amanda has always had a passion for travel and a passion for helping people. After obtaining her Travel and Tourism diploma & Business Administration Certificate, she entered the travel industry and has never looked back in 19 years.
Amanda also spent 5 years working for a Non-Profit organization in Uganda as the Travel Coordinator, helping individuals and teams coordinate their travel plans from all across Canada.During her time there, she was fortunate enough to travel to Uganda multiple times with her teams, where a piece of her heart will always remain.
Other destinations Amanda has travelled to include: The UK, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Uganda,United Emirates of Dubai, extensively throughout the USA (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Orlando,Jacksonville, Miami, South Beach, St. Pete’s, Tampa, Seattle, Disneyland,Disney World, Oahu & the Big Island), the Cook Islands, throughout Mexico(Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos, La Paz, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel,Manzanillo), Jamaica (Negril, Montego Bay & Ocho Rios), the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas as well as Belize & the Cayman Islands.
If traveling by ship is your preference –Amanda has experienced sailing with Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Princess,Norwegian and most recently Celebrity Cruises. Amanda also stays up to date inspecting the ships when they are in port in on the West Coast during their Alaska season!
Anita PatonTitle: Melissa & Duane
Agency: Anita Paton
I have been a Travel Consultant for well over 20 years now. My passion for travel and people has landed me in my rewarding career. I am driven by meeting new people, understanding their travel needs and helping them experience the globe! My first love for travel started as a child with frequent trips across the pond to visit relatives. From the first flight I can recall I was hooked. The Travel Industry is a magnificent ever evolving industry and I am so grateful to be part of it. Being a full service Vacation Designer I am here to help with package holidays, cruises, river cruising, coach tours, planes and trains and everything in between. I am so proud to have been able to arrange many destination weddings, ranging in size from 6-97 guests! These are so exciting to plan! I hope I can help you with your travel plans soon! I am certain that my enthusiasm for your vacation needs will shine through! Let me make vacation planning fun and easy again!
Cathy WiechnikTitle: Certified Travel Counselor
Phone: (403) 577-3092
A passion for travel and a desire to help others fulfill their travel dreams prompted Cathy Wiechnik CTC to open her travel agency in her home town of Consort, Alberta. Since 2008 she has owned and operated a full service, accredited and licensed home-based travel agency.
Wiechnik is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA). She has held this designation since 2010, following a course of professional development consisting of attendance at seminars and workshops, the acquisition of industry experience and the receipt of a passing grade on the National Travel Industry Standards Examination.
Specialist training, workshops, and agent familiarization trips keep Wiechnik current in the ever- changing travel industry. But, she feels it is her personal travel to destinations all over the globe that truly enable her to put together unique, out of the box travel experiences for her clients. Europe, Southeast Asia, India, China, Mexico, the Caribbean, French Polynesia, New York City, Hawaii, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Nashville, Anaheim and Orlando are just some of the destinations she has explored and enjoyed first hand.
Customer Service is Wiechnik’s number one priority. Whether it’s a business trip, a destination wedding, a honeymoon, a family Disney trip, a cruise, a Girl’s Getaway or a one of a kind Bucket List Adventure, clients who enlist the services of Cathy Wiechnik CTC of XCURSIONS can be assured their trip will be thoroughly enjoyable and worry free.
Sarah ReedTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Country Junction
I am a Certified Travel Counsellor and I have been with Country Junction Travel since 2004. I am passionate about my work and I enjoy helping clients with their trips. I know everyone is unique and I strive hard to find the right travel plans for each client, whether it's all inclusive trips, air travel, car rentals, hotel bookings, tours or travel insurance. The travel industry is always changing so I attend educational seminars, trade shows and keep up with on-line training. Some of my specialist training includes: 100% New Zealand, Aussie (Australia), Mexico, Disney, Las Vegas, Anaheim, South Pacific, Texas, Anchorage, Alberta and Panama. Next time you are looking to travel, give me a call or send me a note and I will work hard to meet your travel needs.
Jason McGregorAgency: Vegan Vacations
Phone: 416-367-8264 ext 2472
Jason McGregor has been travelling the world since road tripping through the United States at the age of five with his family and hasn't slowed down since. The love of travel runs deep in his family as they have vacationed all over the globe together from cruises to theme park adventures. Turning to a whole food plant based diet back in 2015, after a series of informative documentaries changed his perspective on a way of living that no longer felt right to him, a vegan traveller was born.
From cruises to luxury self guided tours through Europe, one thing became clear to Jason as he ventured forth, "somebody needs to make travelling as a vegan easier." So Vegan Vacations was born.
As a TICO Certified Travel Curator, Jason will bring his extensive travels, his knowledge, his passion, and of course his enjoyment of helping others explore and circumnavigate the globe to every little detail of your Vegan Vacation experience.
Featuring a fleet of intimately luxurious ships, Oceania Cruises offers an unrivalled experience renowned for the finest cuisine at sea including 250 vegan dishes and destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe with more than 400 ports across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Americas. Jason is a certified specialist in this luxury product.
Jason has completed Celebrity Cruise's Five Star Academy and is armed with the knowledge of this premium cruise product and how they can accommodate vegans.
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Leia MarvinAgency: Leia Marvin
20+ years in Travel & Tourism has provided me with extensive training to deliver top rate services as well as an abundance of destination expertise.
I am a proud South Pacific specialist, selling Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji and the Cook Islands. While most of my career has focused on the South Pacific, I have also specialized in Asia and Africa.
Groups, family vacations, solo travellers, weddings and honeymoons, are some of the market segments I service however my specialty lies in the complex custom vacations...you dream it, I book it. From your airfare to your transfers, hotels and tours, no itinerary is too hard to customize.
From luxury travel to independent free wheeling experiences, there is something for everyone. Working with me means you will have support throughout your booking and travel experience. Let me do the hard work while you enjoy the journey.
Laura Hernandez - NurseTitle: Travel Concierge
Agency: North South Travel
Laura was born in the Dominican Republic and she graduated in Tourism and Hotel Management. She moved to Vancouver in 2017 and joined our team leaving behind a 12-year career in the hotel industry. She has worked and travelled throughout her country, United States & Europe.
She has worked in Sales and Marketing as well as front desk positions where she offered personal attention to guests in world-class hotels. Laura is a Certified Incentive Specialist and has organized and managed dozens of events and conventions, and over a hundred weddings per year at all-inclusive resorts. Laura loved to create romance packages, paying attention to every detail to ensure couples could enjoy their special time!
Laura has a strong passion for travel, meeting new people, learning about other cultures and helping others. She is very detail oriented, enjoys making dreams come true and is committed to guest satisfaction.
Chris AkesterTitle: Assistant Manager
Agency: Collacutt Travel
Phone: 416-225-8871 or 855-347-2068
Chris graduated from Centennial Collage with a degree in Travel & Tourism. She has been with Collacutt Travel since 1999. Her passion is custom made itineraries with a special interest in the South Pacific and Africa. Her favorite destination to explore is a tie between Australia (been six times), and Southern Africa. In her spare time she enjoys photography as a hobby.
Nina GordonTitle: Travel Counsellor
Agency: Elan Travel
I have just joined the leisure department at Elan Travel. I have travelled to California and met Mickey Mouse, I flew on a hypogriff at Universal Studios, swam in the Caribbean Sea, strolled the streets of Havana city and travelled within Canada. I knew leaving high school that I wanted to jump into the travel industry; learning and extending my knowledge of different cultures and destinations.
I look forward in helping clients plan their vacation, wherever they decide to go, putting your travel worries at ease.
Lori SmithTitle: Owner/Travel Specialist
Agency: WanderLori Travel
Lori is a Travel Specialist that provides exceptional, personalized customer service & travel expertise.
Lori has always been passionate about travel. She was planning & booking vacations for family & friends long before she left her oilfield office administration job to follow her wanderlust & become a travel professional.
She's a beach girl at heart and loves finding 'hidden gems' in the destinations she travels to. Some of the destinations she's explored include Cancun & the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel & Isla Mujeres in Mexico and Antigua, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Jamaica & Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. She's traveled throughout the United States and Canada and some of her favorite cities are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Vancouver, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Calgary & Quebec City.
Lori is a DestinationVows Certified Wedding Specialist, a Distinctive Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Certified Specialist, a member of Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association and would love to help you have the Destination Wedding of your dreams!
She looks forward to working with you to make sure every vacation is your dream vacation and your trip planning is stress free.
AnnieTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Bon Voyage Travel
Phone: 604 594-1708
I’ve been a travel agent for over 7 years. Most of my experience is with a travel rewards company where I booked air, car, hotels, vacation packages, rail, cruises and more for both their Canadian and American account holders. I love to explore new places and so far, my favorites are the Sun destinations such as The Dominican Republic, Barbados, and Mexico - as well as The Philippines, my home country.
Dianne BoggsAgency: Peacock Travel Group
Dianne has 28 years of experience in the travel industry. She has actively been involved in all areas of travel agency operations. Having been a front line agent, an agency manager and a trainer for travel agency accounting and CRM software, it has provided her with the knowledge for her current position as assistant to Tricia Peacock, Owner/CEO. Dianne has traveled extensively around the globe including Australia, South Pacific, Europe and the Caribbean. She has also cruised on several different cruise lines and destinations.
Erica GareauAgency: Evans Travel
I graduated from the Travel & Tourism, Adventure & Eco-Tourism program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. I have been in the travel industry for over 7 years and absolutely love helping plan holidays.
I have traveled to many places, have experienced many cultures, and have seen the beauty this world has to offer. The great pyramids, the Panama Canal, the London Bridge, rainforests in Costa Rica, and the tropical paradise in The British Virgin Islands.
The world is ours to explore and discover, and I am here to help you accomplish just that!
I look forward to helping you plan your dream holiday.
Dennis DupuisAgency: Dennis Dupuis
I have a lifelong passion for travel and as a travel agent with The Travel Agent Next Door, I hope to instill this passion to you. I have travelled throughout Europe, the Caribbean and the U.S. and can provide expert advice and travel guidance in order to make your travel dreams come true. Let’s travel!
Sharlene PhilipchukTitle: Cathrine Badiou and Patrick Momotiuk
Agency: Sharlene Philipchuk
Hi! I have been selling travel since 1999! I specialize in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons BUT I can help with Caribbean, Europe,Australia, Asia, Africa, Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Walt Disney World,Disneyland, Alaska and anywhere else in the world! Remember there is A WHOLE WORLD TO TRAVEL ready to help make your vacation dreams come true!
Angie TincherTitle: Marketing & Travel School Manager
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Phone: Travel School: 812-473-4747 Ambassador: 812-479-8687 Ext. 215
Angie earned her Degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience. Joining the Ambassador team in 2015 as the Marketing & Travel School Manager gave her the opportunity to work in a fun and exciting industry, while continuing her career in sales and marketing. Angie enjoys talking with potential students about Rejuvia Travel School, and what an exciting opportunity it is to get into the travel industry.
She has enjoyed many fun and exciting vacations! She has spent several years in downtown Atlanta ringing in the New Year, Celebrated many 4th of July holidays in Colorado, spent Halloween in New Orleans, and taken lots of road trips seeing concerts, camping and just enjoying life. She and her husband also took a trip to California where they ate a lot of great food, camped and hiked in Yosemite National Park, drove A-1 to see the beautiful coast and made a pit stop in San Francisco. They traveled on a cruise from Puerto Rico to the Caribbean and stopped at St. Maarten, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Barbados, and St. John. She has also traveled with the agency to Punta Cana and Belize, both of which were amazing.
To continue with their tradition of traveling to new places, Angie and her then boyfriend planned a big road trip out west. They started heading north and went to see Mt. Rushmore. Drove over to Yellowstone National Park where they got engaged while sitting by Yellowstone Lake. They stayed several nights in the park, and then drove south through the Grand Tetons, and down into Rocky Mountain National Park.
About a year later, they got married, and headed to Maui for their honeymoon! Angie and her husband have also cruised to the Caribbean, and visited many other fantastic destinations such as New York City, St. Augustine FL, Connecticut, Gatlinburg, and many trips to Disney!
Caralene ClementTitle: Travel Consultant/Owner
Agency: Caralene Clement
Phone: (705) 687-2293
For the last two years I have had to opportunity to work as an associate agent with The Travel Agent Next Door under the guidance of a wonderful experienced agent who has given me some very valuable insight in the world of planning travel for my clients.
As a Travel Professional, my goal is to provide you with the best service to make sure you get the most out of your vacation and within your budget. I enjoy researching destinations (saving you valuable time). I have travelled extensively over the years and I look forward to discussing your travel plans with you. If you are planning a weekend getaway, a family vacation to Disney, an all-inclusive sun destination, a cruise or maybe a tour in Europe, I would love to plan your next great adventure!
Meghan IgnatiukAgency: Meghan Ignatiuk
Phone: (403) 506-2100
Meghan has had the privilege and pleasure of assisting her clients with their travel needs since she entered the industry in 2004.
After her very first trip out of the country at age 18, not only did she become extremely passionate about exploring this big beautiful world, but she decided to make a career out of helping others see the world as well!
After obtaining a Diploma of Travel from MacEwan University, she jumped right into the travel industry and now has 15 years of Travel Consultant experience, a vast array of product knowledge and a prestigious Sales & Service Award of Excellence under her belt. She has been fortunate enough to visit and specialize in destinations such as Oahu, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun/Mayan Riviera, Los Cabos, Dominican Republic, Orlando, Anaheim/Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City to name a few. She’s also visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and has arranged countless numbers of Disney vacations.
As a Travel Consultant, she takes pride in knowing that she invests in her clients' happiness and provides exceptional service and support along the way, start to finish. She designs trips with the highest level of detail, as if she were taking the trip herself.
For Meghan, there's nothing more rewarding than being able to help plan someone's dream holiday, share in their excitement and watch it come true.
Anne DevereauxAgency: Anne Devereaux
I am an experienced travel agent with many years in the business. I enjoy traveling with my husband and have taken advantage of the opportunities I’ve had over the years to visit many destinations with many more on the Bucket List. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you so that, together, we can come up with exactly the right vacation for you and your family and friends. Whether you are thinking of a short break to the U.S., a week in the sun somewhere or a longer trip to Europe or Asia, I can help you find the flights, hotels, and/or all-inclusive vacations that are just right for you, all within your budget. Your adventure awaits!
Lisa KupiakTitle: Operation Manager
Agency: Embassy Tours
I married into the Embassy Tours Family in 2000, and with some prior travel agency experience, I officially joined the team in 2002. Seeing and experiencing new places has always been an interest of mine. It gives me great pleasure being able to share my personal travel adventures as well as create new ones for my clients. Having had Rose-Anne as my mentor I am committed to continuing the exceptional service, quality, value, and attention to detail that Embassy Tours is known for.
Susanne Richard-BesteAgency: Susanne Richard-Beste
Phone: (403) 892-2922
Susanne is a travel facilitator who strives for
excellence. Her love of travel was
sparked early with Summer trips across Canada.
She was a manager for 25 years creating an environment where her clients
and colleagues were appreciated, heard and valued. Susanne is also a mother of three which gives
a unique perspective and understanding of the needs of family and group
travel. Now that her children are grown
Susanne’s excitement for travel continues with solo trips, intimate getaways
and girls weekend adventures. Susanne’s
energy is contagious and this well-organized leader will welcome you and help
take you places that you only thought you could dream of.
Wanda LaMarTitle: Tour Director, and her husband, Brad
Agency: Lifestyle Tours
Wanda began her career as a Tour Director in July 1986 and has endeared herself to many of our travelers. Over the years she has seen much of the country and has shared her experiences with thousands of people. We are always happy when her husband, Brad, is able to join and assist her on a trip.
Kyla CoeAgency: Kyla Coe
I have been in the travel industry since 1997. During this time I have been fortunate to peek at many different parts of the world. This has been a huge asset to be able to assist my clients with their vacation planning.
From the sandy beaches of many Caribbean Islands to the Northern African Dessert I have gained travel experience and knowledge in each country. Some of my favorites experiences include the time I have spent cruising Alaska’s coastline, the Eastern Caribbean, New England and Canada. I have a passion for cruise ships.
I have travelled to Europe to experience Italy and the south coast of Spain. I have travelled to Northern Morocco and toured Tunisia. I have enjoyed Hawaii, and many destinations in Mexico. Most recently I have visited Europe to enjoy sailing on the Danube and Rhine Rivers. I left little pieces of my heart in places like Budapest, Amsterdam, Nuremberg to name a few. The little towns along the Rivers in Europe are truly special and unique. During my 3 River Cruise experiences I have gained knowledge in the leading River Cruise lines and pride myself on being a certified River Cruise expert.
I pride myself in providing exceptional customer service and individualized attention to my clients. From start to finish I will be there for you to organize and assist in making the right choices in destination, resort, ship, tour or activity for you.
Cindy AlmondAgency: Romance & Foodie Travel
Friends and family would probably describe me using two words, Food and Travel. Travel satisfies my insatiable need for the exciting and the exotic. I like to be fully immersed when I travel and enjoy using all of my senses when I explore to really get to know the places I visit. Each place that I visit changes me a little, and I feel I become a better, more authentic person. No words or pictures can fully describe what it is like to watch the sunset over the Costa Rican beaches, peer into the aqua lagoons of Bora Bora, or watch a lion cub nuzzle his mom on a hazy sunny afternoon on the plains of the Serengeti.
Travel planning is what I love, and what I do best. I would love the opportunity to share my stories, experiences and expertise with you in order to help you save time and maximize your experience on your next dream vacation.
I specialize in Destination Weddings, Exotic Honeymoons, Safaris and Culinary Experiences.
Toronto: 416.367.8263 x2293
ManuelaTitle: Contact Monica Anderson
Agency: World Wide Travel of Cornwall
With European roots and upbringing, Manuela specializes in travel to Europe in all shapes and forms: escorted tours, independent travel, ocean cruises and river cruises. She also oversees the business development aspect of the agency.
ChristieTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: 4 Moons Travel
Christie has always had a passion for travel. She grew up in wintry upstate New York and graduated from Niagara University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She spent a summer working in Lake Como, Italy at the number one hotel on the lake. While her favorite destination is Italy, she enjoys all cultures and climates. She has been to multiple Caribbean Islands and throughout Europe. Couple getaways, honeymoons and group travel are what she enjoys helping her clients with most.
Julie BruceTitle: Co-Owner
Agency: Royal Heights Tours
After 20 years of owning and operating Royal Heights Tours together, Norman & Julie Bruce have sold their house and are travelling the world, exploring, working and leading tours together. We enjoy our smaller group size (maximum of 16 people) and love travelling with our many repeat customers who have joined us over the past 20 years. Come and join us on our great adventure!
Annette HendersonAgency: Annette Henderson
I Have over 5 years of experience in the travel industry. I am a Wedding specialist, and I have my certification through the Equality Institute (LGBTQ). I have traveled to the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta. I have meet with the wedding coordinators and have done hotel inspections on many of the hotels. I have also been to Ixtapa, Mexico, Freeport, Bahamas and Las Vegas and checked out the hotels and the different wedding locations that are available.
I have traveled to many different countries and can help you plan your perfect vacation. I am a home based agent, but I do have a office that I meet clients at 4918 – 49 Ave from 10 – 3. I will so meet client in their homes or travel to meet with them.
Gina AmatoTitle: Active Travel Specialist
Agency: Departures Travel
My name is Gina Amato, I am a Travel Advisor who works with people who want to immerse in destinations. Whether it is hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a cycling tour in South America or kite boarding in Panama; I find the most amazing active adventures, in the most stunning locations around the globe where you can play hard and relax softly.
Another area of focus for me is Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. There is nothing I enjoy more than being able to perfectly fit all of the necessary pieces together to connect family members and loved ones in a beautiful setting to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Joan GerberTitle: Tour Escort
Agency: C-Africa Tours
The excitement and passion of experiencing AFRICA! Having travelled there many times I now feel that I have an elastic band attached to me drawing me back! Experience close-up adventures in wildlife, the pulse of native culture/ceremonies and marvel at its beauty of mountains, deserts, oceans, vineyards, unspoiled countryside and glitzy cosmopolitan areas. AFRICA AWAITS YOU... Join me for your trip of "EVERLASTING MEMORIES"
Rachel StewartTitle: Owner & Travel Consultant
Agency: Eat Well Travel Happy
I am an avid world traveller, mother of 3 boys and have Celiac Disease. I love research in all its forms! My true lifelong passions are travel, family and food - I gratefully work in travel industry organizing these things every day. Food restrictions became part of my world, but I realized that research and planning can make vacations relaxing and enjoyable for everyone and that is what I enjoy helping people with the most.
Madeline BensonTitle: Travel Specialist
Agency: Departures Travel
Madeline has always been extremely passionate about travelling and is continually looking for new parts of the world to explore. One of her greatest joys is helping her clients plan their dream cruises and vacations, tailored perfectly to their individual likes and interests. She takes pride in discovering new and unique experiences to help travellers get off the beaten path and to truly experience the destination and culture.
As a lover of all things Disney, as well as being a certified Disney travel expert, Madeline also takes great pleasure in planning all aspects of Disney travel. Whether it’s a guided tour through the historic streets of Europe or zip-lining through the Costa Rican rain forest with Adventures by Disney, a picturesque cruise through the Caribbean, or a visit to the world-famous theme parks, Madeline will take care of every last detail to ensure each vacation is more magical and memorable than the last.
Another area of focus for Madeline is Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. There is nothing more special to her than being able to perfectly fit all of the necessary pieces together to connect family members and loved ones in a beautiful setting to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Tina ShandsTitle: Owner/Agent
Agency: Specially Designed Travel
I started this business, with my husband Stephen, because we love to travel and we wanted to share that love with others. We have been traveling all over the world for well over 20 years. We began traveling with our high-functioning autistic son when he was 5 years old. He is now 21 and has had many wonderful experiences through travel. When I was young, I took a cruise. I loved cruising but could never convince Stephen to take a cruise. He thought he would hate it. Finally, my son begged him to go on a cruise. To say the least, my entire family fell in love with cruise vacations. Thus, cruise vacations are a major focus of our business. If you've never tried it, I highly recommend it.
Melissa HarleyAgency: Adventure Away Travel Co.
Phone: 416-367-8264 x 2073
Planning vacations is Melissa’s passion. Since she was a very young girl, she knew travel would be part of her life and is lucky enough to have it now be the focus. After receiving a post-secondary education in Tourism/Hospitality at Niagara College, she immediately entered the tourism industry where she has worked for 15 years. Her career has taken her from hotels to corporate settings and a store-front agency to now providing travel planning services independently for the past 5 years. Her love of travel has brought her to over 20 different countries, on cruises, and across the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Hundreds of families have benefitted from her concierge planning services included with every trip.
Melissa loves to explore and put her experience to use for her clients. She feels it is important that her clients receive solid recommendations with real-life experience and feedback. She also loves to help her clients find new destinations and options whether they are traveling alone, as a couple or as a family.
As a mom, Melissa knows that family vacations can be overwhelming and encourages families to include kids in their adventures – with lots of tips and tricks to help along the way. Even the most seasoned travelers can benefit from an agent.
Melissa is an expert at all things Disney related – from cruising to park itinerary planning, she has over a dozen Disney-focused trips under her belt to make recommendations geared to you. Melissa is a Sandals Certified Specialist, Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant, AM Resorts Master Agent and holds specialist certifications from many Caribbean islands.
Melissa will be able to help make your dream adventure a reality.
416-367-8264 x 2073
Cathy ScottTitle: CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)
Agency: Departures Travel
An avid traveller herself, Cathy has spent the past fifteen years in sales, marketing and senior management roles in the world of travel, which allows her to bring a unique perspective to the travel world. Women's travel has been a passion for Cathy since beginning in the travel business. Ask Cathy about Niche Women's Tours.