Patrizia Gonzalez CardosoAgency: Patrizia Gonzalez Cardoso
Phone: 647 244 1558
My love of travel has provided me with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge on many destinations.
My experience includes: destination weddings and honeymoons, complex flight itineraries, all-inclusive vacations, groups (especially Rome and Israel) and tours including hotels, excursions, tickets to your favourite events and rail passes when needed.
All with a personal touch and tailor made to your travel needs. I have certifications in cruises, destination weddings and honeymoons along with guided tours and river cruises. I aim to stay informed and up to date on “everything travel.”
Whether you want to trek through the Amazonian rain forest, sail the Caribbean or sip espresso by the Roman Coliseum, I am your travel consultant. There is no travel adventure too big or too small.
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
Angie TincherTitle: Marketing & Travel School Manager
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Phone: 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 Ambassador 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.
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!
Tanya LindenTitle: Tanya
Agency: Exotik Sands Travel
Owner of Exotik Sands Travel Tanya is a well-traveled international travel agent with over 12 years of experience with a diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management and is the founder of Exotik Sands Travel. Her passion for travel is what prompted her into the travel industry. Driven by a sense of discovery and a fearless spirit, she continues to explore the world while inspiring others to do the same.
Tanya specialized in Missionary & Humanitarian Travel; a truly rewarding and inspiring experience. And always embracing the love of leisure travel she has come to create more memories and dreams for both her new and existing clients. Tanya is dedicated to helping people plan a vacation of a lifetime. Helping others and traveling the world is what she is passionate about. Tanya believes in helping her clients, whether a group, wedding, family, couple, or individual, create a customized vacation package that suits their particular interests, budget and needs.
Tanya has traveled to Europe, Scotland, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, most of the Caribbean, Hawaii, Dubai, Africa, USA & Canada. Although there have been many destinations she has visited throughout the world,Tanya’s most memorable vacations so far was traveling throughout Italy and Africa. In 2011 Tanya spent several weeks driving with her husband to various Italian cities including Venice, small villages throughout Tuscany, Florence and Rome. She enjoyed touring the many historic locations, as well as traveling through the lesser known little towns of Italy, followed by a Mediterranean cruise to explore Turkey and Greece. In 2015 Tanya traveled to Dubai and then on to Nairobi, Kenya where she learned about and embraced the culture and friendliness of the Kenyan people.
Spending time with the children at an orphanage just outside of Nairobi was an experience of a lifetime all on its own. She also experienced visiting a Maasai village to bring food hampers and learn their culture and way of living. She then finished the African trip with a Safari at Amboseli Safari Park, staying at Kibo Safari Camp. This love for travel has helped make Tanya an expert at helping others plan their own FIT packages. She loves to make dreams come to reality and it is her pleasure to help each customer create a specialized itinerary that is based on their specific interests and likes.
Sabino ScaringellaTitle: Travel Agent
Agency: Royal City Carlson Wagonlit Travel
A seasoned industry veteran for over 25 years. Along with being a specialist and having experienced first hand with regards to African Safaris, Cruising, Egypt, Hawaii and Europe, I have also travelled to most island destinations in the Caribbean and extensively throughout Mexico and the USA...Some of my favourite places are the Mediterranean, California and Western Canada.
Check out my TripAdvisor Map:
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.
Lorraine Landry - St AlbertTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Escape Journeys
Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail .
Explore. Dream. Discover
When I first started traveling I never expected to see and do all what I have accomplished in the last 15 years and I have to admit I love sailing! That has allowed me to visit so many places in one trip.
I have had so many memorable experiences touring and sailing the Mekong River in Asia, the Yangtzee River in China, Sailing the Mediterranean, The French Riviera, The Mexican Riviera, The Eastern , Western and Southern Caribbean and looking forward to more adventures.
I believe that there is a time for everything so when an idea pops into your head let your dream come to life and it will come true!
Dream, Discover and Go Explore !
Jaye Parrent - Morinville/sturgeon CountyTitle: Travel Specialist
Agency: Escape Journeys
"I don't think there is a place that is not on my bucket list. I absolutely have a passion for responsible and sustainable adventure travel. There is something to be said for being able to experience different countries, cultures, history and food first hand in a local and authentic way. Finding locally owned and operated hotels, eating at local restaurants and finding hidden gems to visit is something that fills my cup, and at the same time make a positive impact on the people and economy of the countries we get to explore! I would love to experience the awe of Stonehenge, the rich history and architecture of Europe, the wonder of the jungle in Costa Rica, scouting for animals on a responsible safari, and snorkeling the amazing islands of the South Pacific. I really do think the possibilities are endless!" _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I have traveled to: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Peru, Morocco, Vietnam, Portugal, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Florida, New York, California, Nevada, Utah, and Seattle. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Specializations and Certifications: Groups Specialist - Proud member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Europe and South Groups, Destination Wedding Specialist. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Join me on my next adventure - Wellness Bali! October 18-26th, 2020 - https://www.escapejourneys.ca/wellnessbali
Stephanie MernaghTitle: Leisure Travel Consultant
Agency: Forbes Travel
Stephanie’s sense of adventure has taken her far and wide, having visited over 30 countries already, and with a great desire to travel to many more. On a recent trip to Iceland, she stumbled across a random blog with rough directions to a hidden waterfall. In order to get there, she needed to walk behind a museum, jump a barbed wire fence, climb a rock wall, and follow the river (if it was flowing) – and it was totally worth it to end up at an amazing waterfall that she was able to walk behind and under!
At the age of 19, Stephanie decided to pack a bag and headed off to Asia, without anything booked beyond her flights to Bangkok, Bali, Auckland and Sydney for the next three months. Her brother’s surprise wedding plans interrupted the trip, after three weeks in Thailand and another three in Bali, so it seems she might still have some unfinished plans related to that part of the globe.
She loves Italy, with a particular fondness for its carb-laden food. On her most recent of many visits, she learned how to make authentic Italian pizza while in Napoli, and could have a promising future as a pizzaiolo should her current career not “pan out” as planned.
In her younger years, she dearly wanted to become a baker (to satisfy her huge sweet tooth), or a cake decorator (to appeal to her perfectionist nature). Later, in her teenage years, she realized she was a terrible baker, with everything turning out either too burnt, too dry, too sweet, or just plain inedible. Sadly, this remains for her a dream that can never be.
A former track and field athlete, Stephanie holds the 2nd fastest time in Canada for the 50m sprint, and in Grade 6 she ran the anchor leg in the 4x100m relay and broke a 25 year record in the process!
If Hollywood ever gets around to making a movie about her life, she wants Jennifer Aniston in the lead role, not only to capture the dramatic and sarcastic aspects of her character, but to also throw in the occasional “Friends” pun, since Stephanie has viewed all 236 episodes of that series.
Looking for more innovative ways to enhance your lead generation?
Contact our experts at Travel Agency Tribes for creative lead generation techniques.Get a Consultation
Vanora WannerTitle: Senior Corporate Consultant
Agency: Forbes Travel
For Vanora, distance is irrelevant. She’ll travel half way around the world for four nights, if it allows her more time to visit other destinations! This philosophy towards travel has recently taken her to such far-flung places as Buenos Aires, Japan, India, UAE (Dubai), Thailand and China. Along the way, she’s ridden elephants twice, been enchanted by the hauntingly beautiful Okunoin cemetery in Koyasan, Japan, and experienced such bitter cold at the Great Wall of China that her hands were too numb to operate her camera!
Her first travel memory is a visit to Hawaii at the age of 4, falling in love with guava juice, and getting lost in the crowd on Waikiki Beach. With a childhood dream of being a choreographer, and a first part-time job in a souvenir store, her chosen career as a corporate travel consultant is a hybrid coordination of people, places and movement.
Vanora loves the relaxing and liberating concept of all-inclusive vacations, allowing her to be free of schedules, wallets, and food rules. She loves visiting all sorts of tropical places, and high on her wishlist remains South Africa.
Karen MaloneTitle: Saba Liveaboard Group Dive Trip
Agency: Caye Travel
Phone: 416-367-8264 ext 3005
I learned to dive in 1999 and quickly realized that I loved diving and travelling to far away exotic places. I became a dive instructor so that I can teach others to enjoy and experience the wonders that I have seen. I focus on teaching scuba instruction and organizing customized trips for those looking for the experience of a life time. My dream is to help your dream come true.
Agency: BJ Travel Center
Melissa has been in the travel industry for over ten years. She recently traveled to Antigua and stayed at Sandals Grande Antigua. Some of her favorite places have been Costa Rica, Florence, Maui, and Antigua. She is heading out to New York, and taking a mini-cruise on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas tomorrow.
Fremont Chamber of Commerce - Friday AM Connection Club - Co-Chair
Lois HowesTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Superior Travel Consultants LLC
Phone: 516 457-2028
Learn The Secrets of a "Magical City"
I became a Travel Consultant because an agent I once used for my personal travel recognized my passion for travel and told me my enthusiasm was indeed contagious; she asked me"why don't you try this?" I took her advice and for over 25 years have shared my passion and desire to travel with all. I like to get to know the places I visit so I can be certain my clients will feel at home and be comfortable wherever they go.
Specialist Courses Completed
- ASTA Certified Specialist - Rail Europe - Incheon - Daegu - Korea
- Jeju-Korea - South Korea - Lyon-Beaujolais - Rhone Alps
- France Culinary European Honeymoon
- FUNDI South Africa Namibia Southern African Winelands
- Turkey & Turkish Culinary - French Destination Specialist
- The Travel Institute Marriott, Sheraton and Fairmont Hotels Specialist
- Certified Sandals Specialist
Join us on August 18th, 2017 and return back to New York on August 25th, 2017.The trip is for 8 days and includes 6 breakfast and 4 dinner. Round trip airfare from J.F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
CLICK HERE to see more details.
Brenna StrattonTitle: Owner
Agency: The Cruise Shop
Brenna has had a passion for travel for as long as she can remember. She has been a travel consultant for almost 14 years and has taken over as the new owner of The Cruise Shop in the summer of 2016. She was on a trip with her friends and family when she met her husband in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. (They later discovered they were on the same cruise ship) They were married 3 years later at the Excellence Playa Mujeres resort in Mexico, surrounded by close friends and family. She is now enjoying traveling with her husband and their little boy. She enjoys experiencing new cultures and trying new things, and has been to 34 countries and counting!
Brenna specializes in All Inclusive vacations, Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Family Travel, Cruises, Escorted Vacations and Disney.
She has traveled extensively to: Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Indonesia, Asia Central America, Hawaii, French Polynesia and the USA.
Her upcoming travel plans include: Hawaii, cruising to South & Central America, Aruba & Curacao. She is also planning a 3 Continent cruise with stops in Egypt, Turkey, Greece & Israel.
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.
LeeAnn FullertonAgency: 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.
Marsha FullerTitle: Luxury Vacation Specialist
As a 30 year veteran of the travel industry, I am finally back home in Fayetteville. The previous two years I was working for the Wal-Mart Corporate Travel Office. I trace my love for travel back to my first plane ride to Miami, to attend travel school. I was never the same.
I am a passionate expert on the Caribbean, having traveled to almost every Island. I also love Mexico, the beaches, the people, and the relaxed atmosphere it has to offer. European travel will always hold a special place in my heart. One of my greatest joys is designing a memory making trip to the different countries in Europe. It makes me feel like I am on the trip with you. I have visited more than 30 countries in the past 30 years, and am often asked which is my favorite. I can never answer just one, as I love every place I have ever visited.
I also enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, fishing and being outdoors. I would love the opportunity to help you plan that special trip on your bucket list, or your honeymoon, or just that much needed vacation.
- Certified Sandals Specialist
- Barbados Specialist
- AM Resorts Master Agent
- Luxury and Destination Wedding Specialist
- AMA Waterways River Cruise Specialist
- Starwood Pro
- Jamaica Specialist
- Mexico Specialist
- Caribbean Specialist
- Iberostar Grand Hotels Specialist
- St. Kitts and St. Maarten Specialist
Becky DonaldsonTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: The Travel Connection
Becky Donaldson helps oversee daily travel operations for both Leisure and Corporate divisions. She has acquired more than 25 years experience in the travel industry, with a passion for corporate travel services. Becky has traveled extensively throughout the United States, and names Costa Rica, Hawaii, South America, Australia and Europe as some of her favorite destinations. Becky also enjoys Independent adventures, River cruising and Windstar sailing.
Heather JonesTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: The Travel Connection
Heather Jones joined The Travel Connection team in 2016, after several years in corporate private travel. Heather has been involved in multiple facets of the travel industry for over 18 years. In addition to servicing Leisure and Corporate needs, Heather coordinates and manages many of our Group travel segments. Some of Heather’s favorite destinations include Ireland, Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Heather has a passion for travel and enjoys helping her clients achieve a memorable experience.
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
Tricia PeacockTitle: Owner/Travel Consultant
Agency: Peacock Travel Group
Phone: (501) 340-0544
Tricia’s 38’s year of travel experience bring her own brand of personalized and concierge travel. She has traveled the world with her husband and her specialties are all countries in Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, Asia, Tahiti and world-wide cruises. She stays up to date and knows where to go in the Caribbean and Mexico and took her family on a Disney Cruise with all the grandchildren. Customization of trips is her passion, adding unique experiences with your travels. With clients worldwide, she is as close as the phone or email. What’s on your bucket list? Call her and map out a strategy to tackle that list. Let Tricia’s knowledge create unforgettable travel experiences for you, your family and friends. Contact her today.
Joann McMillanTitle: Specialized - Health & Wellness Travel
Agency: Joann McMillan
“ Live, Laugh, Love to Travel”
"Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew"
My passion for travel has allowed me to escort groups, plan vacations, explore new countries and build new friendships. My own health journey has helped my discover my niche and I am so excited to be able to work with coaches & individuals to build that awesome retreat! Luxury Spa's, Meditation, Yoga and Active Fitness! Relax rejuvenate renew for men and women.
Specializing in Health & Wellness Travel
Accredited Cruise Counselor certificate CLIA, IATA, member of Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce. Numerous supplier certifications.
"REMEMBER to enter the contest no purchase necessary"
Nathan LeggTitle: Luxury Travel Experience Specialist
Agency: Nathan Legg Travel
My Travel Stats (so far): 70,190kms
Countries Visited: 40
I’ve always enjoyed the finer things in life for two reasons: First, it simply makes you feel good—more confident, happy, and to a degree an element of power exists; and secondly, because of what it represents. I believe purchasing luxury goods or services is an indication and expression of who you are—an extension of how you treat yourself daily.
With my passion for travel, my (very) detail-oriented nature and my desire for continual luxury in life, this has led me down the path to become a Luxury Experience Specialist. I have been fortunate enough to wander the globe, from North and South America, Asia & the South Pacific that delivered some of the greatest destinations, unique experiences and moments I will never forget.
The memories and stories I have is what “keeps my fire alive” to continue to see the world, and I want to give you, the Luxury Traveller, the same opportunity. To give you an experience that few people can, thereby creating your own beautiful moments and fondest memories that will keep your desire to travel constant!
At some point down the line, I'm sure you have created a bucket list (which I like to call a ‘wanderlist’) with the aim of ticking one or more off that list in the coming year. Maybe you want to explore one of the wonders of the world, tantalize your taste buds by trying a local delicacy, finally have that private jet experience, or spend some time on a private island paradise? Whatever it may be, allow me to help you start crossing those desires off your list.
An excellent step in the right direction is to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can hear about your ideas, we can get to know each other better, and I can start to personalize your dream journey.
I’ve got the experience, knowledge and training to ensure that your travel from now on will feel like nothing you’ve believed to be true.
Shari BlockAgency: Shari Block
Sustainable adventure+wellness trips for those who dream BIG
I don't just design trips, I create dreams come true
I'm Shari Block, Owner of Find Your Happy Travels. As a Travel Advisor, I know true adventures go beyond inclusive packages or simply picking incredible destinations. I help discerning, adventurous and curious travellers leave behind the constraints of the everyday and take the epic journeys they have always dreamed of, in the company of like-minded people.
It can be overwhelming (and time-consuming) to choose and plan so I remove the angst from this process, creating itineraries that balance the active with the introspective, are culturally immersive and inspire the confidence to try new things. It is my mission to enrich my clients' lives through exceptional travel experiences.
I'm a Winnipeg-based entrepreneur, school social work consultant and promoter of happiness with big dreams. Obsessed with red wine, hiking, my two chihuahuas (Don Pablo and Mimi), yoga, finding new vegan recipes and (perhaps obvious?) travel.
I didn't always have this business: helping others to take bucket list level trips. In fact, much of my life has been dedicated to education. Both my own, achieving a Masters of Social Work in 2010...and working to ensure all children in my province have the opportunity to receive the education they deserve. I thought I had found my purpose...but the universe had other plans for me and Find Your Happy Travels was born.
When I'm not busy creating unforgettable journeys, you will likely find me cooking up a vegan feast, hiking (weather dependent), on my yoga mat, listening to podcasts or planning my own next trip!
I love what I do...creating personalized and unforgettable trips. It lights me up to hear my clients describe how empowered, free and happy they've become! PLUS: seeing their smiling faces in beautiful places! I am particularly passionate about working with women traveling alone and vegan travel.
I aim to inspire you to broader horizons and exceed all expectations. I want you to come home saying, "Never in my wildest dreams..."
Among the questions I get most often are those about travel insurance. So I created a free guide to help others navigate this often confusing area of travel. Get your copy now The Easy and Complete Guide to Travel Insurance
Marcia ProctorTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Marcia Proctor
Consider me your travel concierge, working with you to craft your journey, handle logistics, and create a stress-free experience, while you pursue life-changing adventures that broaden your horizons and feed your spirit.
My particular interest is Europe, especially travel that’s a little off the beaten path. If you're looking for an opportunity to really explore and experience a destination, please contact me and let's start planning your vacation of a lifetime!
Find out more about me in this article that appears on the Dragons' Den website!
Kelly Neonakis-MorashTitle: Owner/Travel Specialist
Agency: Kelly Neonakis-Morash
Phone: (902) 240-6686
Kelly has been happily serving our clients since 2009. After 20+ years in International Logistics, Kelly was looking for a change that could still utilize her logistics background – Travel was the perfect fit. After moving every sort of freight imaginable around the world for two decades, she decided to make the move to the most precious cargo – YOU! Kelly & Reese are married and the owners of Travel Bug Travel. Our passion for travel and exploring different cultures coupled with a caring and social personality have quickly turned into a flourishing business.
We are members of IATA, CLIA, TICO and ACTA Some of our specialty designations obtained include Princess Commodore, Cunard Commodore, AM Resorts Master Agent, AMA Waterways Specialist, Uniworld Specialist, College of Disney Knowledge Graduate, Certified Sandals Specialist, Belize Specialist, Ecuador Specialist, Dominican Republic Specialist, Cuba Specialist, Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist, member of DWHSA – Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Specialists Association, graduate of WPIC – Wedding Planning Institute of Canada, member of Destination Vows and so much more.
Although we truly enjoy all forms of travel, Kelly's real specialties lie with Groups of any kind. We recently escorted a group of 150+ on a Mediterranean Cruise and enjoy working with groups both large and small.
We continue to work with major tour operators to put together unique tour packages to Italy, Greece and beyond that will provide our clients with a truly memorable experience. Our interest in this region has prompted us to purchase a property in Italy that we hope to share in future years with interested clients.
We believe that a life without travel is equivalent to eating the same meal every day – sure, you may be living – but you are missing out on SO many truly pleasurable, life-changing experiences. We look forward to working with each of you to make your travel dreams a reality – one trip at a time!
Liana RowanTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: TripCo Travel
Phone: (844)-487-4726 Ext 703
Years of Experience: 12
Countries visited: Canada, USA, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas, St-Maarten, US Virgin Islands, Aruba
Areas of Expertise: Destination Weddings & Romance Travel, Disney, Culinary Tours, Cruises, Groups and Italy
Travel philosophy: Traveling is about the journey, not the destination – don’t sweat the small stuff!
(844)-487-4726 Ext 703
Lynne KaplanTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Superior Travel Consultants LLC
Phone: 516 458-3078
Honeymoons · Safaris & Catamaran Charters
I have over 40 years experience in the travel industry, working in both tour and operations and as a retail travel agent. I enjoy the challenge of complicated and unusual itineraries and coordinating group travel. You deserve an amazing vacation and I can arrange it for you.
Specialist Courses Completed
- Certified Sandals Specialist - Tahiti Tiare Specialist
- Palace Resorts - Destination Wedding Specialist
- British Virgin Islands
- Alaska Destination Specialist
- Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist - Spa Resort Specialist
- Cunard Academy First Officer
- Marriott Hotels and Palace Resort Sales Specialist
- Hawaii Specialist
- Celebrity Cruise Line 5 Star graduate
Michael FernandesTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Godmother Team
Direct: 604-436-4130 / 778-996-4506
Michael’s passion for travel and desire to share his knowledge through planning experiential and memorable trips for others is highly valued by his clients. As an ACTA certified travel professional, widely travelled across the globe on multiple cruise lines, Michael provides his clients with professional insight which ensures their peace of mind as they enjoy their vacation.
His favourite travel quote - “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Augustine of Hippo
Contact Michael to plan your next dream destination and ask about his referral reward program and cruise booking incentives !
Jade BrakeTitle: Travel Specialist
Agency: Kelly Neonakis-Morash
Phone: (902) 219-2433
Hi I’m Jade Brake!
Fellow Destination Wedding Bride & Travel Agent, this year I am anxiously planning my very own 2020 Wedding to my fiancé Greg in Beautiful Cancun Mexico!!! From honeymoons & cruises to short one-day vacations, I have experience planning it all.
I love all things wedding & travel related. My wedding planning experience has blossomed as a result of my experience working as a makeup artist, bridal consultant with David's Bridal and most recently customer service agent with Air Canada. Every aspect of my waking life is touched by travel, beauty, & love. Let me do the hustle for you, providing you with amazing experience & advice.
My excellent attention to customer needs & fantastic organizational skills make planning a breeze & keeps my clients coming back. I’m here to take care of you!
Rafael ZiahTitle: Travel Specialist
Agency: Kelly Neonakis-Morash
Phone: (782) 234-8551
Born in Colombia among quaint homes, coffee plants and citrus trees, Rafael started adventuring before he was able to write his own name. A childhood full of artisan ways and exotic places led him to choose visual arts as his first career.
Upon finishing secondary school in Colombia, Rafael moved to California to study filmmaking and photography. After a decade of work behind the lens, a chance online encounter in 2004 led him to Canada where he married Rachel, an artist and traveller herself.
Since then, they have taken on leisure and adventure journeys in five continents, including a 30,000km Pan-American overland trip in 2015. Their love of art and travel continues to grow, allowing them to combine knowledge in both disciplines to develop unforgettable cultural and experiential tours.
Rafael's knowledge of the arts, overland travel, and Colombian origin allow him to specialize in Spanish-speaking destinations that offer excitement, adventure, history, and culture.
Reese MorashTitle: Owner/Travel Specialist
Agency: Kelly Neonakis-Morash
Phone: (902) 240-6686
Reese brings a lifetime of sales experience to our happy group. His passion is Europe and South America and he truly enjoys working with groups - both on land and at sea. Reese has visited Cuba no fewer than 17 times and even met Fidel Castro himself on a trade mission many years ago!
Lisa PattersonAgency: Lisa Patterson
Phone: (506) 210-2474
Who becomes a travel designer? Well those who love to travel and want to share those experiences with their special clients, of course!
Lisa is a homebased travel consultant with over ten years experience and many miles traveled. She has been blessed to travel to many countries and experience many cultures. Even though the Caribbean is her specialty, Lisa has created many dream vacations for a variety of destinations!
I would love to help check another item off your bucket list! Contact me and let’s get started! 😊
Joy DanosTitle: Independent Contractor
Agency: Geauxing Places
I am a former elementary teacher with a passion for traveling and helping others make their vacation dreams a reality. As a lifelong learner, I love to find opportunities to stay current with unique destinations, travel trends, and enjoyable getaways to better serve my clients. I am a Certified Sandals Specialist, AM Resorts Master Agent, College of Disney Knowledge certified agent, Universal Orlando certified agent, Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Resorts certified agent, as well as certifications and trainings with various cruise lines. I would love to help plan your honeymoon, destination wedding, cruise, group travel, escorted tour, family vacation, etc. and to help create lifelong memories with your loved ones!
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.
Collette Specialist 2018
Norwegian Cruise Line - NCL University
Don't wait contact Jay today
(416) 873-5093 4164058496
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.
Camilla Hershoff-SchelleAgency: Camilla Hershoff-Schelle
Phone: (647) 802-6324
I love to travel!
When I was a child we would travel and it is just a part of who I am. The excitement of investigating new places, people and cultures is what inspires me everyday to create experiences for others to remember.
If it is a Grand Destination Wedding or a cruise to Europe I enjoy working with my clients to create a memorable experience.
I specialize in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Group Fitness, and Family Travel and all Vacation Travel.
Cruising and the Caribbean are a few of my personal favorites. My travel bucket list is endless.
It would be my pleasure to plan your next adventure to see the world!
Fran LozanoTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Superior Travel Consultants LLC
Phone: 516 507-8219
I have over 30 years of experience as a travel consultant. I enjoy planning memorable vacations , tailoring trips based on my clients personal tastes and interests.
Specialist courses completed
- Marriott Hotels and Resorts
- Centara Resorts
- Guadaloupe Destination Specialist
Sandy KnoxAgency: Sandy Knox
I have chosen a career in the travel industry as I love to travel, especially to Mexico!! Puerto Vallarta feels like my second home – my family enjoys learning about the culture and language as well as exploring the surrounding areas for sightseeing. Pura Vida!!!
My passion is to assist others explore their dreams, plan a vacation of a lifetime and create memories that will last forever. I am pleased to help clients, whether a group, family, couple or an individual to assemble a vacation to suit their particular interest, tastes and budgets. Together, we can create your itinerary!! As a specialist, I am happy to take the stress out of your planning. I have a passion for travel, contact me to assist!!
Certified Sandal/Beaches Specialist 2019
Trafalgar Academy Graduate 2017
Mexico Travel Expert – Certificate of Expertise 2016
AM Resorts Master Agent 2019
Hawaiian Islands Certificate 2016
Disney College of Knowledge Graduate 2019
Palace Resorts Specialist 2018
Mexico Specialist 2015
Jamaica Travel Specialist 2019
Max RatkaiTitle: CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Agency: Travel N Relax
Max Ratkai is a graphic & web designer, illustrator, and brand strategist. Hailing from a life-long background in creativity and fine art, Max fell in love with design and pursued his career in creative communications. He has a passion for developing lasting relationships with clients. When not working on creative projects, Max loves snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, meditation, and playing video games. Max's ultimate goal is to help people solve problems through design and creative thinking.
Mike DelfTitle: President
Agency: Bon Voyage Travel
Phone: Direct 604 594-3199
I have been one of the owners of Bon Voyage Travel since 1984. I’ve seen many changes over the years and, while I no longer book travel, I enjoy helping our team grow and succeed, as well as working “behind the scenes” to help with marketing and planning.
Krista StockeTitle: DDW Specialist
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Phone: 812-479-8687 Ext. 220
After studying commercial art in college and working in banking for more than six years, Krista decided to become a Travel Consultant because of her love of exploring new places and meeting new people. She graduated from Ambassador Institute of Travel in December '01 and joined Ambassador the following January. She is a certified Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist and has traveled throughout the Honeymoon hot spots - the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. She is certified as a Sandals & Beaches Specialist, Palace Resorts Specialist, and Hawaii Specialist. She is fascinated by the world and continues to study and earn her certification in destinations such as Australia and different travel markets including family and luxury travel.
Krista has traveled to many cruise ports: Belize, Isla Roatan, Costa Maya, and Grand Cayman. Krista has also toured all of the Sandals and Beaches properties. She has visited many Caribbean Islands including Jamaica, Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Barbados and the Bahamas. She also has visited destinations in Central America, like Cancun/Riviera Maya, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica and Ambergris Caye in Belize. London, Spain, Italy, and Hawaii are a few of her all-time top favorite destinations. She would like to visit more destinations in Europe and start visiting locations in South America. Along with traveling the world, she tries to visit a new destination in the US each year! While she enjoys working with her clients and helping to plan their dream vacations, Krista also has a love of art. She painted the mountain landscape and ocean shore canvases hanging in Ambassador's home office. Traveling Europe and getting to see the works of the master artists gives her goose bumps!
Her favorite quote is ~ The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page ~ St. Augustine
Donna WilnerAgency: Donna Wilner
Phone: (250) 886-0775
Dedicated to Connecting People, Through Travel.
I have experienced over 25 countries via train, car, plane, kayak, boat, ship, bus and on foot, learning, absorbing and connecting to the local cultures and environment. From North America to Israel, from Ireland to Greece and Turkey, I love exploring, learning, and connecting to the different ways that people live. I enjoy seeing how their environment shapes their daily lives, ideas, philosophy, and culture. My travels have inspired me to deepen my understanding of the world we live in and our role in it.
I am dedicated to connecting my clients to the travel experiences they seek. Whether it is a backpacking trip through Costa Rica, a river cruise on the Danube, an apartment in Tuscany, or an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, I can book it for you. Syncing expectations with reality, I guide clients through the process of creating the trip they want.
- Travel and Tourism Diploma, Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, CDI College, Vancouver, 2007
- Honours BA in Arts from York University, Toronto, 1999
Where is next on my bucket travel list:
- South America, to explore the Andes, Easter Island and hang out with some penguins.
- Scandinavia, to check out the fjords via ship and kayak and find Queen Elsa’s castle.
- An Antarctic National Geographic Cruise to gain a better perspective on that region’s global environmental impact
If you are ready to connect to your world, contact me today.
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.
Debbie KintonTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Elan Travel
Debbie has been with Elan Travel since 2005. She has traveled to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cuba, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Disney World and within Canada.“There is no better feeling than helping to plan a client’s dream vacation. I love researching new destinations. I believe in helping my client’s, whether it is a group, family, couple, or individual, create a customized vacation package that suits their particular interests and tastes.”
Steph SwitzerTitle: Owner & Senior Travel Designer
Agency: Exclusive To You Travel
We are your confidant, ally, trusted partner. When you need us you can call us and reach the same agent every time. We are not a call center populated with hundreds of people. You will work with the same one or two agents from your initial inquiry through to your return.
If something should arise while you are away, we are available to act on your behalf to get things sorted out so you can get back to enjoying your travels.
We care about you! We only work with reputable suppliers and sell products we are confident in!
Your travel experience is important to us – YOU are important to us!
We look forward to building a long-term relationship with you and your family.
The Exclusive To You Travel Services Team!
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.
Ryan ScheidlerTitle: Owner
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Ryan came to Ambassador Travel through an unlikely avenue - the banking industry. He worked for many years as a commercial lender with companies of varying sizes in many different industries. Today Ryan works on special projects with Ambassador staff to ensure the company retains its leadership role in the travel industry. Ryan works closely with the vacation department, corporate division, and Magellan Interline Vacations division to make certain the company offers our customers the best vacation experience at the best value.
While growing up, Ryan was fortunate to travel extensively with his parents and sister. Now Ryan and his wife enjoy taking their own children to explore new regions and countries, every chance they get. Ryan has visited more than a dozen countries, but most enjoys the culture of Italy, the beaches & relaxation of St. Thomas, and the history of the U.S. east coast.
Karen & Steve GillTitle: Owners & Travel Experts
Agency: Plan A Vacation
Welcome to Plan A Vacation! Our love of travel brought us to open our own travel agency. This is our passion and we love making our clients travel dreams come true. We specialize in Group Travel, Family Vacations, Ocean and River Cruising, Destination Weddings, Golfing vacations and All Inclusive packages. Our desire is to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime! Go where we have been!!!!
1-877-894-7526 Ext. 101
Learn more about Karen & Steve
Cheryl Johnson, CTCAgency: Travel Shoppe Canada
A Lover’s Stroll in Paris, a cappuccino in Rome, a camel ride in Kenya, a swim with dolphins in Mexico. No dream is too big in the wonderful world of travel. In the past 9 years of being a travel professional, I have seen all these dreams and more become reality.
Destinations of specialty- South & Central America, Caribbean, Cruising, Disney and the Closest to my heart Destination Wedding’s. I have dealt with student groups, adult groups, families, singles, and passengers traveling with animals, sports equipment, medical equipment, senior travel and religious travel. Whether it’s one traveler or groups of sixty all of my client’s get that one on one service.
To give the best service, I can, I am always updating my knowledge through training, attending supplier events and traveling to destinations all over the world to bring the most updated ratings.
Travel is not only a destination it’s a journey. It is the culture, the food, the experience, the photographs we will forever carry in our memories. From the moment that a client steps foot in the office, or places that call I hold their dreams in my hands and that’s something I don’t take lightly. It is from that very first step that a beautiful journey begins and from the start all the way to the end I am with my clients every step of the way.
Dedication is what all my clients DESERVE & RECEIVE from that first single step they take.