Jeremy and LesleyTitle: Travel Agents
Agency: Velocci TravelOnly
We are Jeremy and Lesley Velocci, the husband-and-wife founders of Velocci TravelOnly.
We have nearly 20 years of experience and successful professional careers in finance and nursing. We love to travel and see the world, share experiences and build memories with our three young daughters Leah, Laura and Sarah.
Travel is the one thing that truly connects us to the world. Travel is what people remember the most. With this as inspiration, we decided to follow our passion for travel to the next level by joining TravelOnly, a premiere Canadian travel company with over 40 years of experience selling travel.
TravelOnly has won Travel Agency of the Year, awarded Top Job Creator and 45th Fastest Growing Company in Canada by Profit 100 Magazine, and received the Carnival Pinnacle Award for Top Sales Globally. With TravelOnly we have strong working relationships and exclusive offers with a global network of suppliers and travel partners.
There is something to be said for talking to an expert. For all the ways the internet has positively changed the travel industry, the sheer volume of information makes trip planning very overwhelming. Spending hours online reading traveler reviews cannot replace the guidance, care and personal service of a good travel agent.
When you join the travel industry, you enter a fast-paced environment that is always changing and always exciting. You will help people realize their dreams and help them when they are in need. This is a global industry. You will interact with people all over the world. You will have a chance to travel yourself. But most of all, this is a people business, one where you will always be interacting with customers, suppliers, partners and your peers.
Now is a great time to become a travel professional and be part of this fascinating and growing industry. The travel agent is the hottest new thing that never went away. Becoming a travel agent is not about a job, it’s a way of life!
Julie & Norman BruceTitle: Owners
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!
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.
Dana SnowTitle: Travel Counsellor
Agency: Culturshoc Travel Co.
Phone: 866 999 7462
I have been exploring and learning about the world my whole life. I have travelled extensively throughout Canada, the United Sates, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and South Asia, and more, and can't wait to get to the rest of the world!
I specialize in Arts/Culture/Music related travel, as well as other niche travel such as LGBTQ+ Travel, Adventure Travel, Group Travel, Independent Travel, Real Estate Investment Travel, and Accessible Travel.
I love to help design an adventure that speaks to all of the traveller's interests and curiosities!
*Servicing Clients Throughout Ontario*
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
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!
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Lisa GrubaughTitle: Sales Consultant
Agency: Brennco Travel Services
Lisa has been a travel agent since 2008; and has been servicing our clients since 1998 when she worked in the Customer Support Department. We want to ensure every client receives the personal attention they deserve.
Steve MatthewsTitle: Sales Consultant
Agency: Brennco Travel Services
Steve is the newest member of the Brennco team. He brings a wealth of knowledge to serve members, including being a Certified Specialist for most cruise lines including Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean. He is also a Rocky Mountaineer Specialist.
We want to ensure every client receives the personal attention they deserve.
Kristin GillispieTitle: Marketing Director
Agency: Brennco Travel Services
Kristin is the newest member of the Brennco management team joining us in 2019. Kristin has an abundance of experience in marketing, sales and event planning and had an immediate impact on our communication with clients with her overhaul of the client outreach initiative.
She is responsible for both our weekly Hot Deals and monthly eNewsletter, both of which have received enormous praise from our clients. If you are currently not receiving these promotions you should seriously consider signing up for them now.http://brennco.com/MOAAVACATIONS/hot-deals/
We will of course never sell or provide your confidential information to anyone else and should you so desire, you can discontinue your subscription at any time.
Kristin is also responsible for this website you are now exploring. Should you have any comments or suggestions, you can reach Kristin at the email address above. We certainly hope you are enjoying our new website and we look forward to your feedback.
Mike TyrellTitle: Vice President
Agency: Brennco Travel Services
Mike has also been working in the Travel Industry since 1997. Mike’s career in travel began in 1997 after he graduated from Vancouver Community College with a Travel Agency degree and an internship at Cruise Ship Centers. At the conclusion of his internship Mike was offered a full-time placement as a sales agent. After leading the company in sales in just his second year, Mike was promoted to manager even though he was the youngest employee at just 23 years of age.
Mike also has ship-side experience as well. While attending college Mike worked at the Holland America cruise ship terminal gaining experience in all aspects on the embarkation and disembarkation process including baggage handling, check-in process, passport & visa requirements, and customer service/problem resolution.
In 2003, Mike was recruited to join the Brennco team and quickly became our top producing sales agent. In 2006, Mike was promoted to Regional Sales Manager with the added responsibility of recruiting and training new agents.
In 2016, Mike was promoted to Vice President with the sole function of training and managing a team of hand-picked agents to handle client requests. As a graduate from numerous cruise line and tour company educational programs, Mike uses his vast knowledge and experience as a resource for the servicing the exclusivity of clients.
LeeAnnAgency: Geauxing Places
LeeAnn has been in the travel industry forever (she wont say how long because she said it makes her sound old). She has worked for both retail and wholesale (who we arrange your packages thru) before becoming the owner of Geauxing Places in 2008. Since she has experience on both sides she knows the right questions to ask to make sure you are getting the best value for your money. She is also our main contact for our Corporate and Film travel, helping not only to send your employees to jobs and back but also ensuring your film crew arrives here in "Hollywood South." No matter what type of trip or vacation you are looking for, LeeAnn is available to answer your call.
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.
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.
KEN Stewart--Owner/agentTitle: Owner--Agent
Agency: Crowfoot Travel
Phone: 403-241-7140 ext 101
My passion is family, then travelling and making memories. My speciality, if you want to call it that, is groups. In particular Destination Weddings and honeymoons. I also do family reunions, sport groups or just a bunch of friends wanting to travel together. I am always learning and attending educational seminars, so I can keep up with the constant and ongoing challenges in our business. I am a certified Sandals/Beaches, Disney, Karisma resorts, Barceló resorts, Riu resorts, Playa resorts, Rocky Mountaineer, & multiple cruise lines specialist.
I have been lucky to have travelled extensively over the years, but like many there is still a lot on my bucket list to get done... !! :-)
I love to work with others, helping them, create their own personal memories. I can assist you with any and all your travel arrangements. I like to say, "we are only limited by our imaginations and then making the wallet fit the result." Just give me a call, or drop me a note, then you can "RELAX, IT'S ALL TAKEN CARE OF !! "
Non PhimmarathTitle: Luxury Vacation Specialist
I was born in Laos and left the country at very young age. Right after leaving Laos, our large family made a journey through 2 other countries, Thailand and the Philippines, before we settled in our permanent home in Fort Smith AR.
The love for travel has always been a passion. But the trip that made the dream into a reality was a trip back to the home country of Laos, after my graduation from the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville. The culture, the people and all the wonderful destinations in this country had me curious about the rest of the world.
After that trip, a few other trips to Hawaii and Mexico followed, and I knew that travel is where I wanted to be. I found my passion in the cruise world, and became a cruise specialist at a family travel business here in Fayetteville AR. I was so blessed to work with them for 15 years. I love taking care of people and helping to make their dream trips come true.
I am excited to be able to continue this passion with Destinations, and continue to create wonderful travel memories for our travelers and myself.
Bella SilvestriTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Travel Trends of Hauppauge
Phone: 1-631-553-7139 or 1-631-724-3311
I have been in the travel industry as a consultant for many years. Have always believed that in order to be able to advise clients on places to visit I must experience them also. Our office works together to provide as much information as possible to enhance the quality of your travel experiences. If you have a desire to travel to Europe,(Italy is one of my specialties), river cruising, ocean cruises, Canadian Rockies and rail or mostly every other destination, I am here to plan it for you.
Renee SandersTitle: Owner
Agency: The Travel Connection
My life travels have taken me from mountaintops and undersea reefs, to rainforests and pristine beaches; from luxury resorts to family estates. I have many years of experience in destination and itinerary planning and have set myself apart from others with first hand recommendations and experiences combined with on the ground industry relationships. Are you interested in a private, fully staffed villa or an all-inclusive resort? Do you want to take an ocean, river or barge cruise? Does an expedition style trip to Antarctica or the Galapagos interest you? A luxury train trip or a paddlewheel vacation? Are you an independent traveler or do you prefer a guided vacation? Are you interested in a Destination Wedding or group trip? Let Renee help you plan YOUR escape!
It is my goal to provide the highest level of personalized customer service to all my travel clients. In keeping with this creed, I only partner with the most reputable providers in the industry. My clients receive the customized services of a personal travel consultant, backed by the industry clout of leading vacation providers
*Renee holds many credentials in both destination expertise and individual supplier certifications and is a member of IATAN travel professionals.
- Tahiti and French Polynesia
- Fiji & the Cook Islands
- Australia and New Zealand
- Bali, SE Asia & Japan
- Africa & Safari
- The Maldives & UAE
- The Caribbean Islands, Bahamas and Bermuda
- Central America (Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras)
- South America (Peru, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands)
- Ireland & Scotland
- USA and Canada
- Luxury, small ship
- Ocean Liners
- Sailing Ships
- River Cruises
- Expedition Ships/Yachts
- Barge Trips
- Aranui Freighter in French Polynesia
- Paddlewheel – US rivers
- Private yachts
ChrisTitle: 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.
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.
Brandy ZdanTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Elan Travel
Brandy has recently joined the leisure department at Elan travel. She has 9 years of experience in both corporate and leisure travel. She has travelled the United States including Hawaii and Alaska, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Stephanie Lloyd-JonesTitle: Assistant Manager
Agency: Elan Travel
My passion for travel began at an early age when my family went to Australia to live for a year. From that time on I knew I was destined to do something in the travel industry, I love exploring new cultures, trying different foods and meeting new people from all walks of life.
I have been with Elan Travel Since 1988 and have been very fortunate to travel fairly extensively throughout the world and escort some of Elan Travels "tours". My destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Croatia, Vietnam, Mexico, Africa, London, Portugal, Disneyland, Disneyworld, Caribbean cruising and I'm sure others I've not mentioned. If I don't know about a destination, I will research it to the best of my ability to help make your trip a success.
Shelley WestwoodTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: McPhail Travel Brandon
Shelley is new to the travel industry, but no stranger to travel. Several years of extensive corporate travel took her all over North America. “While corporate travel normally puts you in hotels closest to the airports I usually tried to tack on a couple of extra days to see the sights in places like St. John’s, Montreal, Vancouver, Nashville, Phoenix, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco etc.”
Lucky enough to have lived in Toronto, Denver, Salem, Victoria, Revelstoke, Prince George, Vernon, and Saskatoon, she can help you travel throughout North America and knows the perfect “city getaways”.
Leisure travel has taken her across Canada and to the British Isles, Europe and Hawaii as well as south destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Heather MacaulayTitle: Travel Counsellor
Agency: McPhail Travel Brandon
Combining her love for travel and in-depth research of destinations, Heather can provide clients with great suggestions and information to book unforgettable trips.
Customer service comes first with Heather; which her experience working at Walt Disney World re-enforced. What it also did was foster her love for theme parks. She has been to Disneyland Paris & Hong Kong, Six Flags, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.
Her first-hand knowledge of worldwide destinations includes touring in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Camping in Africa, to the exotic beaches of Zanzibar, raising a pint in Edinburgh, a homestay in Italy and backpacking throughout the European continent.
“I have just started my career as a travel agent but my love for planning trips and researching the best possible options for my clients, will create many long-lasting relationships.”
Nancy RondeauTitle: Travel Expert & Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist
Agency: Nancy Rondeau - New Liskeard
I am a proud associate of the TravelOnly family - one of Canada's largest family owned retail travel agencies with over 45 years of experience.
As a Travel Expert specializing in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, my services range from offering you expert advice and personalized service, assisting in travel bookings with all types of travel including, All-Inclusive, Cruises, Tours, Flights, Hotel Reservation, Group Travel, Travel Insurance and of course my specialty, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons planning.
I hold certifications with TICO Education Standards Travel; The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC); The Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Association; and Princess Cruise Academy. I also have personal experience in many different countries and specialize in Caribbean Destinations.
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of taking the time to become well acquainted with my clients to really understand and accommodate their personal style and taste. That personal touch means everything. As committed as I am to ensuring my clients dreams become reality, working in the travel and wedding planning industry is my own dream come true!
I am committed, prepared and eager in helping you plan, budget and arrange all your travel needs. Please feel free to email or call me at your convenience.
JudyTitle: Travel Agent
Agency: Ambassador Events Travel
Judy was born to travel and experience the world, and her gift is her ability to help others find the same joy she does. She intimately understands how an amazing trip can transform your mood and stay with you for months and years to come.
She is a travel expert…staying on top of trends and new opportunities. She is highly connected in the industry, deeply intuitive, phenomenal at listening, and knows just the right steps to take in creating the perfect dream trip for every single client.
Judy Hathaway’s long career is marked with numerous accomplishment and significant achievements that, quite frankly, have made her a “rock star” in the areas of events, travel and project management. Her experiences include working for a top Fortune 50 company, Executive Director for a non-profit, owning her own meeting planning business (still does). An accomplished cook, Judy is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. This comes in handy when exploring and recommending restaurants for her travel clients
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's love for travel started at a young age and to date she has visited more than 55 countries, lived on three different continents and visited six. Kemi has experienced various types of travel, from the bare-bones of backpacking to the world's best 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 a liveaboard diving experience in the Great Barrier Reef.
A natural communicator with strong relationship building skills, Kemi is responsible for all things business development and personell 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.
Lana SharrTitle: Owner
Agency: Quintess Travels
Lana has over 20 years in the travel and hospitality Industry and is a avid traveler herself.
She was born abroad and lived in Italy and Vienna, prior to arriving to the US. She had the opportunity to relocate with her family and reside in both the East and West Coast prior to settling to Arizona. Europe is her forte and having traveled to over 30 destinations across the globe, she is just as well versed when it comes to other parts of the world. Lana's biggest thrill when traveling is learning about the history, culture, and local cuisine of the countries and people she is visiting. Her sense of adventure allows her to feel just as comfortable cave tubing in Belize as she is on a Silversea's luxury liner.
Lana consistently delivers amazing travel experiences for all budgets and tastes, and has a large following of happy clients. When she is planning a destination wedding, a intimate honeymoon, a luxury river cruise, or a visit to the Holy City, Lana takes great pride in delivering the perfect experience for you, every time.
Businesses appreciate Lana's expertise when it comes to finding the perfect corporate event venue at the best possible price. From a single hassle-free route from point A to B, to a large group whose flights need to be coordinated, Lana handles it quickly and with ease.
Lana's most memorable travel experiences to date include visiting the beloved and inviting city of Sienna, Tuscany, eating the best soufflés and escargot in Paris, shopping for spices at the local markets in Grenada and of course her own beautiful destination wedding in the Caribbean with her toes in the sand saying "I do" while sharing the experience with her closest friends and family.
Lana specializes in:
- Destination Weddings and intimate Honeymoons
- Cruises to include River Cruises
- Group Travel (reunions, multi generational and sports teams)
- Faith and Heritage Travel
- Corporate Incentive Travel
- Wellness Travel
She is committed to exceeding your expectations and will work tirelessly to make your travel trips a reality.
Lauren PhamTitle: Personal Travel Concierge
Agency: Platinum Dreams Travel Concierge
Phone: 780 695 6531
I have a love and passion for all things travel. I have travelled from coast to coast in Canada, multiple US states and throughout the Caribbean. I have done family trips, couples trips and solo. I have done all inclusive trips as well as travelled to countries and lived like the locals to immerse myself into the culture for more understandings. I have an extensive understanding about Mexico in all travel areas. No matter your travel dream, I am here from start to finish to ensure you have the most amazing trip. I have completed many speciality courses to ensure I have the knowledge to help in any way possible. Some of those include Mexico travel, Disney, multiple hotel chains and airlines.
Sally BlaizeTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Sally earned her degree in Elementary Education from Oakland City University in 2003. After teaching several years, she decided to spend more time at home with her daughter. With a love of travel and seeing new places, she decided to enroll in the Ambassador Institute of Travel.
Sally has traveled to several places throughout the United States, visiting Walt Disney World, Boston, Yellowstone National Park, South Dakota, Niagara Falls, Florida, Savannah, and Washington, DC. She has also traveled to England, Edinburgh and Puerto Rico. Sally has been to the following cruise ports: Cozumel, San Juan, St Thomas, Grand Turk, Halifax, Saint John and Sydney. She looks forward to visiting more places in the future.
Patty CoxTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Phone: 812-479-8687 ext #340
Patty Cox joined Ambassador Travel in 2013. As a business traveler, she has visited most large American cities as well as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, China, Taiwan and Thailand. As a leisure traveler, she has also visited Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands and makes annual trips to Hawaii. Her favorite destination is Maui, but she is familiar with all of the Hawaiian Islands. Walt Disney World is another favorite destination. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist, a Princess Cruises Commodore and a graduate of Disney's College of Knowledge.
Patty graduated from F. J. Reitz High School and holds degrees from Purdue University in Industrial Technology and the University of Southern Indiana in Industrial Management and attended the Ambassador Travel Academy. She is a graduate of Leadership Evansville and is a Kentucky Colonel. Patty has been a volunteer for the United Way, Junior Achievement, a Mentor in the University of Evansville Options Program for Women in Engineering, an Advisor for Aviation Explorers, a Young Eagles Flight Leader and a Project Pilot Student Mentor. Patty is also a Commercial Pilot and a Flight Instructor.
Joanne DemeloTitle: Manager
Agency: Elan Travel
I have been in the travel industry and with Elan Travel since 1992. In my 26 years in travel, I have travelled to Hawaii, Mexico, USA, Canada, Europe, Azores Portugal, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Great
“There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a client, or a family returning from a well-deserved vacation and telling us what an amazing time they had. What we get back from our clients is what keeps us in the travel industry.
Finding a resort, hotel, or tour that I know will be perfect for one of my clients, and that I know they will love, is exhilarating.
It is always my pleasure to help you find your passion, one adventure at a time. Let me take you places!”
George AballiTitle: Owner
Agency: Connection To Cruise
It's a privilege and honor to work with a team of such dedicated and knowledgeable Travel professionals. We host 15+ independent professional travel advisors.
- Cruised on 65 + cruises
- Graduate Carnival Cruise Lines University
- Groups Specialist
- Celebrity Cruise Line Specialist
- Tahiti Specialist
- Princess Commodore
- Cruised 67 times - including several Europe River Cruises, Luxury Cruises, Sailing Clipper ships and extensive world travel! For close to 25 years we’ve helped thousands of customers plan their dream vacations.
- Our consultants offer expertise it would take the average person years to acquire.
- We have made travel our lifestyle and chances are we have been to the places you want to go and share with you how to have the best experiences there.
- Using our expertise ensures that each of our customers arrives at their destination informed and prepared.
- We have built relationships with Cruise Lines, Resorts, Executive Partners and the travel community to provide you, with the best vacation possible.
- We understand that it seems easy enough to book your vacation online. Perhaps you found some incredibly amazing deals online. We've learned that anybody can post anything online, true or not. Our question to you is how do you really know what you're getting?
- One vacation seems to be a dream come true.
- The other a nightmare!
- Do you know which is which?
- When you trust Connection To Cruise Travel to book your well-deserved vacation, we'll make sure your vacations is seamless, tailored, and cared for!
- Our success has been built on customer referrals. When planning your trip with Connection To Cruise Travel, you can travel with confidence knowing that we always look out for your best interest!
Gina Clark (no Relation to George Clark)Title: Travel Counsellor
Agency: Elan Travel
Gina has been with Elan Travel since 2015. She has travelled to Tijuana, Mexico, numerous destinations in the United States, including Los Angeles, Disneyland, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York City, and various locations throughout Canada, including most recently Newfoundland and the Maritimes with Globus Tours. In the last few years, she has also travelled to Europe with Trafalgar Tours and Japan with G Adventures. Her next adventure will take her to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, also with Globus.
“I have learned a lot at Elan during my time here and have enjoyed being a part of people’s travel experiences. Whether our clients are going on a tour or package vacation, or simply a flight to Vancouver, I want to help make their trip a pleasant one.”
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.
Judy KarwackiTitle: Marketing Director
Agency: Jubilee Travel Destination Weddings
I am a partner in Jubilee, and our adventure, culture and religious travel expert. I am a Caribbean and Magic of Mexico specialist. As a travel expert and tourism business advisor, I travel all over the world and have worked in over 30 countries in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Pacific, Asia (Japan, Thailand) and the Middle East (Palestine, Jordan). I act as a romance scout for Jubilee Travel, visiting destinations and hotels and meeting with their romance specialists to learn about what they can offer our clients. If you have a special place in mind for your destination wedding or romantic getaway, I may have already visited and would love to share my travel experiences with you.
Kathy QuarnstromTitle: Owner & Manager
Agency: ALCA Travel
Kathy Quarnstrom has been in the travel business since 1983. She has been with ALCA Travel since day one and currently owns the agency. She takes care of the financial aspects of the business and occassionaly handles groups and enjoys planning "bucket list" trips for clients. Her travels have taken her on several cruises, trips to Europe, Japan, China, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Hawaii and various other United States cities. Her travel destination bucket list is long and she looks forward to adding to her traveled destination list. In her free time, she loves to cook, spend time with family, volunteer and travel!
Megan ReimerTitle: Owner
Agency: Cruise Vacations
What an exciting world we live in!
I love helping plan dream trips for my clients and helping my colleagues as well. There are so many new destinations, types of travel, experiences, and technology that helps along the way. It's nice to be able to guide people to be able to enjoy the most of their vacations.
I'm really looking forward to taking my kids to Italy this spring and show them the cradle of civilization!
Come on by for a talk!
Jim BellAgency: Cruise Vacations
First cruise was booked by a general travel agent in bunk beds on Holland America old Rotterdam in 1986. I knew there was a better way! We started our cruise business in 1994 as a franchise and evolved into our own brand and joined the Ensemble Travel Group consortium in 2002. As co-owner of Cruise Vacations along with my wife Karen, we have grown to become Winnipeg’s premier cruise only travel agency. I love to deliver top notch cruise experiences to folks that are delighted with their experience. One of my favorite times was in Costa Rica with a group of ranchers when we visited a cattle ranch and one of our guests showed the ranch owner how we “auction” cattle back in Canada. It was a gift to everyone that witnessed the “auction”. I have travelled to over 80 countries on upwards of 100 cruises. I have experienced virtually every cruise line ocean and many river lines. I know people tell me they would prefer to spend a month or two to fully immure themselves in a country, Truth be known they, never will. They don’t have what we all cherish. Time. I prefer to experience as much of the world as I can while I can. I really want to travel to India and the Amazon in my future experiences.
Karen BellAgency: Cruise Vacations
I've been in the cruise industry since 1994 but my very first cruise was a Trans-Atlantic sailing when I was only 2 1/2 years old aboard a Cunard ship. That was in an ocean liner though and not a cruise ship for those that know the difference. So far I've visited over 80 countries and have been on approximately 100 cruises. That number will go up though! My bucket list destination so far has been Antarctica but I can't name just one! The Galapagos, Africa, Europe and South America are right up there. My favorite thing about traveling is getting to experience all the new cultures and meeting new people besides having my bed made and wonderful meals prepared and served in fantastic places.
Agency: Cruise Vacations
Jazzy is our Cruise Vacations mascot. Jazzy is almost 14 and is still full of energy, though her patience is being tested with Juno around. She loves running to the door to greet visitors, hoping for some attention and maybe a treat. Her favorite trip is out to the lake. Laying in the warm sun is a favourite and so is greeting old and new clients! Come on by for a visit- she says!
Danielle MacLeanTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Danielle Envision Travel
Phone: 902 452 9400
I have been an avid traveler for the past 20+ years and a Travel Advisor for 5 years. I also work hard to stay up to date on what is going on in the travel industry by attending frequent training sessions and seminars.
I have such a passion for sun & sand vacations, I love to help people live their dream.
I have traveled to 12 different Countries myself and have prepared amazing vacations to many others.
I honestly LIVE for vacation, there is nothing better then counting down the days to get on that plane! Well, except being there...
One of my most recent adventures: I did a Viking River Cruise on
the beautiful Rhine River. My adventure started in Amsterdam, Netherlands and
ended in Basel, Switzerland. I toured Amsterdam for a few days before stepping
on the beautiful Viking Kvasir. Along the Rhine we made stops in Netherlands,
France, Germany and finally Switzerland where I stayed with some locals for 5
days to enjoy the amazing Country. This was definitely an experience of a
lifetime that I will never forget!
I go above and beyond for my customers, let me prove it to you! :) Let's plan your experience of a lifetime! :)
Barbara PetrickTitle: General Manager
Agency: Elan Travel
Phone: 250 635 4008
I have been with Elan Travel Since 1988. I have travelled to Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Ireland, England, Brazil, Peru, Galapagos Island, Azores Islands of Portugal; Barbados, USA including Hawaii, California, Florida, Las Vegas, New York and many parts of Canada.
"As the General Manager of the Terrace office I enjoy working in the fast paced office. I enjoy helping customers with their travel needs. Elan Travel has kept up with technology and we now have customers worldwide. Although, the world is a very large place it amazes me how small it really is when booking passengers!"
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Connie is the President of Ambassador Travel and oversees the divisions of Ambassador Travel: Vacation Center, Corporate Center, Group & Incentive Travel, Ambassador Travel School, and Magellan Interline Vacations. Connie earned her CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) certification early in her travel career. She has served Ambassador Travel in senior management. Connie has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Orlando, Las Vegas, Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Wisconsin and many other destinations in the United States, but New York city, aka The Big Apple, remains one of her favorite. A visit to The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia was a truly special vacation experience. Her international destinations include Canada, Costa Rica, Belize, Ireland, France, Portugal, Mexico, Spain and Italy. The Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City is as charming as described. She has also sailed on many cruise ships and visited many Caribbean destinations including Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Nassau, Nevis, Montserrat, St. Barts and St. Martin. Connie's current favorite is visiting castles in Europe.Favorite travel quote: "Why does a once in a lifetime vacation have to be limited to only once in a lifetime?"