Travel Agency Tribes

Agents Directory

Christina Schlegel

Christina Schlegel

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: welcome@bluetailtravel.com
Phone: 703-468-8048

I love creating memorable cruise journeys and custom travel for couples, multigenerational families, and groups who rely on my expertly planned travel itineraries.

My invitation: experience the perfect balance of destination exploration and relaxation on your travels. You want to delve into a new destination or rediscover a favorite one, but you also want to come back from your travels feeling recharged, refreshed, and reconnected. A well-planned custom travel experience or personalized cruise journey delivers just that, maximizing your precious time together.

Some of my favorite travel destinations include:

  • Mediterranean
  • Caribbean
  • Pacific and Polynesia - especially The Islands of Tahiti
  • Europe - especially Italy, Germany, France, Czech Republic
  • Hawaii

For luxury and premium cruises, I partner with top cruise lines like Ama Waterways, Avalon, Azamara, Celebrity, Crystal, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent, Scenic, Seabourn, Silversea, Viking, Windstar, Uncruise, and Uniworld, and know which cruises are best for your travel style and goals. I will match you with the perfect cruise line every time.

I simplify the entire planning, booking, and travel process for you by researching and preparing your travel so you can have an unforgettable journey. I take great care in ensuring you receive the best value, specialized service, and an exceptional travel experience from start to finish.

With the experience of traveling to more than 35 countries around the world and living in five countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and England), I use my travel expertise and connections with travel partners to create moments of a lifetime tailored just to you. I excel at taking care of all the travel details for a smooth journey and extra peace of mind, every step of the way.

My process is simple:

  • We connect: We chat on a complimentary consultation call to talk about your travel style and the vacation you're dreaming of.
  • Let the planning begin: Once you take care of the planning fee and complete a short questionnaire, I craft your customized travel itinerary. You’ll receive a preliminary itinerary to review, and we’ll work together to refine it until you just can’t wait to sail away.
  • Booking made easy: Sit back and relax while I take care of all the booking details for you. You’ll receive your booking and travel itinerary information in an easy-to-review format, and you'll even get an itinerary app for easy access during travel. About two weeks before you travel, you will also receive your personal Bluetail Travel Folio by mail.
  • Ready, set, travel. Embark on your journey of destination discovery, creating travel memories to last a lifetime!

So whether you’re dreaming of exploring ancient temples while drifting down the Mekong, (re-)discovering the romance of Europe, or simply reconnecting to your loved ones while on a relaxing getaway…I am here to help you make the most out of your vacation time so you can enjoy a truly memorable journey, stress-free.

Ready to embark on an amazing travel experience that brings you closer together? Send me an email so we can set up a no-obligation, free consultation to chat about where in the world you want to explore next - I look forward to connecting!

Destinations;

France, French Polynesia, Germany, Italy, Mexico

Interests:

Family Travel, Honeymoons, Independent Tours, Ocean Cruising, River Cruising

Kim Hammons

Kim Hammons

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: kim@rtaylortravel.com
Phone: 501-268-1778

Travel designing has been my passion since 1980. I call Arkansas home now, however, I have lived in Baton Rouge, Atlanta, and the Chicago-area.

Although I can plan any type of experience anywhere in the world, I do love working on family travel and senior travel. In my early days, I focused on large incentive groups. Although the call for large groups is not as demanding in my town, the multi-generational family trips can still tap my passion. The “Magical” side of me LOVES to create Disney memories for all ages! However the Adventurous and Romantic holidays are always a pleasure to design.

I look at it like this: the key to what we’re doing is creating happy memories. One would have to truly enjoy this work to keep at it for over 30 years. Relationships are everything in this business, especially as it’s so referral-driven. I want to help your family, your friends, and your business, create happy memories and years of smiles.

We Travel not to escape life, but for Life to not Escape us.

Destinations:

United States-All, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Greece, Italy, Saint Lucia, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos Islands, Austria, Mexico

Interests:

Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Sports & Outdoors, Escorted Tours, Ocean Cruising

Tonya Morgan Barber

Tonya Morgan Barber

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: tonyabarber@travelxperts.com
Phone: 601-594-3213

After enjoying a career in education, I decided to pursue my love of travel as my next path in life and started working as a travel consultant. Growing up I traveled often with my parents which started my love of new places and adventures.

My curiosity about our world has always encouraged me to seek interesting experiences. I love learning about new places and hearing the details of other people's travels. Some of my favorite vacations include 8 days on a catamaran sailing the USVIs and BVIs, summertime in Whistler Canada, a 14 day tour of Italy, California Wine Country during harvest, and a family trip around Maui Hawaii

I love the excitement of helping someone make their travel dreams a reality. Researching locations and enhancing a trip with the exciting extras is my favorite part.

Be it a cruise, european tour, weekend get-a-way, honeymoon, anniversary, family vacation or friendship adventure, as a travel advisor, I want my clients to feel like they are about to have the trip of a lifetime every time they leave home.

Destinations:

Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Mexico, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands

Interests:

Beach & Sun, Festivals & Events, Family Travel, Honeymoons, Ocean Cruising

Miriam O' Sullivan

Miriam O' Sullivan

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: miriam@vacationtravelexperts.net
Phone: 215 348-3450

I am an independent contractor with Travel Experts . I am based outside of Philadelphia I have been in the travel business for over 30 years , I love my work it is very rewarding I specialize in Ireland the country I grew up . I travel to Ireland frequently meeting with new and old suppliers. I can arrange a custom trip from Castles to Manor houses from golf to fly fishing or if researching your ancestors I can help guide you in the right direction . I also specialize in other European countries France Italy Spain Croatia to name a few and would be happy to discuss your dream vacation

Destinations:

Ireland, United Kingdom, Croatia, France, Italy, Spain

Jeanie Colclough

Jeanie Colclough

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: jeanie@rivetingtrips.com
Phone: 408-647-7141

Are you here for one of my SAVEUR itineraries? Please send me a quick email regarding the itinerary you are interested in. Otherwise, keep on reading! jeanie@rivetingtrips.com

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I love researching and planning vacations! Do you?

My passion is planning active and adventure luxury travel. Cycling in Puglia, hiking the various regions of Chile, or hot air ballooning over the fairy chimneys in Cappadocia? Everyone should have these experiences!

Aside from traveling overseas, I have lived in multiple locales, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, and Rome. Through these travels and time away from home, I’ve learned to connect with locals and gain a better understanding of how the rest of the world lives. I want my clients to experience travel like locals.

Also, as a mother of two young children, I have learned how to make travel comfortable for young children. Do you need help planning your next family or multigenerational travel?

Let me know how I can help plan your next fabulous trip.

Destinations:

United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City, United States - California, United States - Northeast

Interests:

Adventure, Food & Wine, Culture, History & Arts, Destination Weddings, Independent Tours

Jane Borman

Jane Borman

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: jane.borman@travelxperts.com
Phone: 602-400-7677

Jane Borman Luxury Travel Designer, World Traveler, Adventure Seeker, Entrepreneur, Photographer, Dreamer, Creator.

“Discovering the world is a gift. Jane should know. Her passion for travel has taken her to all corners of the world and she feels blessed to have visited 75 countries and all seven continents.

Jane says, “the greatest reward I receives in my job is inspiring my clients to experience the world as they discover more about themselves.” “I want to inspire people to think differently about the way they travel.”

“I want to create the “Wow factor” of experiences they’ve dreamed of as much as the ones they’ve never dreamed of. (Because you didn’t know they existed).”

Travel is her passion. Coupled with the intrigue of the international experience, a sponge for knowledge and the desire to discover new traditions and explore old cultures, and you have someone who lives and breathes sharing those experiences with her clients.

Jane began her career in travel in 1994 when the World Cup came to the United States. Jane was a Travel Director for Maritz Travel, the leader in incentive award travel. At Maritz, she planned, negotiated, executed and managed special events; incentive awards travel programs and meetings for Fortune 500 companies around the world. For 13 years, she traveled 260+ days a year managing incentive trips around the world.

In 2006, after 13 years of traveling around the world, Jane became a travel agent. She continues her pursuit in world discovery and explores about 5 international trips per year. Highlights: 6 Olympic Games (Atlanta, Salt Lake, Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi) 3 FIFA World Cups (USA, South Africa, Brazil) Antarctica, Hiked Andes Mountains to Machu Picchu, Climbed Kilimanjaro, 5 African Safaris (South African, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya), Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Egypt, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, most islands in the Caribbean, endless trip to Hawaii (35+), Fiji, Tahiti, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Chile, Argentina Easter Island etc…

Beyond her passion for travel, she enjoys photography, languages, climbing mountains, yoga, nature health, fitness and the never-ending pursuit of discovering the rest of the world.

LIVE YOUR DREAMS. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. TRAVEL THE WORLD.

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO STAY HOME.

Destinations:

Belgium, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand, Bhutan, China, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Maldives, Peru, Tanzania, United States-Hawaii

Interests:

Adventure, Family Travel, Safari, Independent Tours, Yacht Charter

Marisa L. Cole, CTC

Marisa L. Cole, CTC

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: marisa@sensationaltravel.com
Phone: 978-745-2575

I am privileged to have been in the travel industry since 1982,and each day my passion for travel grows. My travels have taken me around the world, to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. One of my most memorable moments was jumping off YS Falls in Jamaica with my husband to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

When asked what my favorite destination is, I fondly reply “the next one.” (Though a few of my favorites include St. Lucia, Mexico, and Jamaica).I spend countless hours learning about new destinations, hotels, and travel options, which has led me to specialize in honeymoons and destination weddings in #Mexico and the #Caribbean. I’m currently planning an all-inclusive wedding in Aruba for 85 guests. The best thing about working with me on planning your destination wedding is that it’s a stress-free experience, so you can focus on your guests and your big day.

As a new baby-boomer, I am planning my Bucket List Destinations Travel and happy assist other baby-boomers with their travel plans. Just went to Italy again to San Remo and South America with #AzamaraCruise along with #SilverseaCruise to Alaska & the Caribbean. And I discovered I love River Cruises such as #Amawaterways, #Uniworld, and #TauckRiverCruises.

Wherever your next destination is, let me guide you with experience, expertise, and dedication to help build your travel dreams.

Destinations:

Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Saint Lucia, Mexico, Cuba, United States-Alaska

Interests:

Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Escorted Tours, Ocean Cruising, River Cruising

Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: karen.harris@travelxperts.com
Phone: 602-266-6001

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: International Destinations: Around the World Itineraries and Tickets; Safaris in East, Southern, Western and Northern Africa; adventures in SouthEast Asia, India, China, Europe, South America and Antarctica. Industry Connections

TRAVEL HISTORY: 200+ Travelers Century Club countries

SPECIALTIES: listening to you; creating memories for you; personalizing your experiences

RECOGNITIONS, AFFILIATIONS: CTC, DS, National Geographic Specialist, Travel and Leisure A List, TCS Private Jet Specialist, APTA, VAST.

Destinations:

Bhutan, Botswana, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Namibia, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam

Interests:

Adventure, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Honeymoons, Safari

Mark Rubinstein

Mark Rubinstein

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: explore@travelxperts.com
Phone: 248-631-4171

It’s a huge world out there but our curiosity to explore is even bigger—I know.

I’ve traveled across the US, Europe, China, India, Australia, Africa and the Galapagos. With each trip, I’ve had the opportunity to experience first-hand what might suit the differing needs of my clients. With 30 years in the travel industry, and managing a Virtuoso travel agency, I have personal relationships with a large range of Virtuoso and other service providers that can make any trip special.

Fellow explorers, I invite you to fill in the blank,

Allow me to help you craft a memorable travel experience. I truly believe that my long career in global travel, my passion for total satisfaction and great attention to detail will make your next trip one to remember!

Destinations:

Australia, New Zealand, Botswana, China, Ecuador, India, Italy, South Africa

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Renee Bloom

Renee Bloom

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: reneebloom@travelxperts.com
Phone: 847-305-4750
I have been a luxury travel consultant for 25 years. During this time I have traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. The knowledge I have gained has been invaluable in providing my clients the expertise and guidance to create a unique travel experience. My educational background includes a master's degree in social work and administrative planning prior to starting my career in the travel industry. I have arranged independent and escorted trips and cruises all over the world. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm and passion for travel with my clients.

Destinations:

Italy, Israel, New Zealand, India, China, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Morocco, Bhutan, Thailand, Spain, Vietnam

Ralph Iantosca

Ralph Iantosca

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: ralph@iantoscatravel.com
Phone: 877-301-1110

I am Ralph Iantosca, I cater to the serious traveler, not the tourist. My 3 favorite ingredients when designing a trip are to be sure the trip is Authentic, Innovative and most of all Memorable.

I entered the travel industry in 1990 and have never found anything else more exciting. My career started with the International Travel academy in Vancouver, then with Horizon Air. From 1993-1998 worked for AAA Travel, 1998-2005 American Express Travel. I went independent in 2006. I have credentials from the Travel Institute; CTA (Certified Travel Associate; LS- Lifestyle Specialist; DS- Destination Specialist. Accolades I’ve won over the years, 2003, 2004 A-list by Travel and Leisure magazine for top agents in the Nation, D-Magazine top honeymoon specialist 2005. Virtuoso Member 2010 until today. Conde Nast Traveler Top travel specialist (Rwanda, Gorilla Trekking) for 2020. Iantosca Travel is a proud affiliate with Travel Experts, one of the largest agency’s in the prestigious invitation only Virtuoso Network.

World Traveler: I’ve been around the globe many times, multiple expeditions to Antarctica, African Safari Specialist for over twenty years, Gorilla Trekking Specialist (I have been many times) Galapagos specialist, and expedition specialist. Adventure lodges, trekking, Heli hiking and more. I am a certified Virtuoso Wanderlist advisor. (Management of your bucket list). Not only do I specialize in Active and Adventure travel, I also have knowledge in private jet expeditions, bespoke private guided itineraries worldwide and love to take my clients behind the scenes with insider access others would only dream of. I love to custom tailor itineraries, use a private airplane from place to place if the scenic drive is too long or not worth it. My portfolio consists of very luxurious Villas, Homes, small boutique hotels, large hotel suites, incredible destinations that are very difficult to get to. I have flown FIRST class and Business class on all the luxury focused airlines; Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Qatar etc. I understand and set up private planeside meet and greet to skip lines with custom formalities, saving time and aggravation both arriving and departing internationally. I love train travel and have been on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, Royal Scotsman, Hiram Bingham and work very close with the luxury trains around the globe. I believe that traveling is a luxury, not a commodity. Travel is about new experiences, cultures, foods, scenery and so many more things. Travel is to be cherished and ejoyed with those you love. I believe travel is the only thing that will make you richer. In over 30 years I have never forgotten I work for my clients, not for my suppliers, my clients and their needs come first.

How I work: let’s set up an interview to see if my exclusive portfolio of destinations and products is what you are looking for. I charge fees depending on the complexity of the assignment from $250 an hour to design the itinerary or I have an annual access fee that could be better for you with no itinerary design fee that might be better for you. Let’s talk.

Destinations:

Antarctica, Bhutan, Botswana, Ecuador, India, Italy, Kenya, Myanmar, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Interests:

Adventure, Family Travel, Culture, History & Arts, Safari, Independent Tours

Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: margaret@williamsluxurytravel.com
Phone: 251 928-5155

Margaret Williams began her career in the travel over 14 years ago after 17 years of consulting in corporate America to Fortune 500 companies. She decided that quality of life was the direction she wanted to go, and she brings a true passion for travel to her new career.

She knew after her first trip abroad to Europe after college that travel would be a huge part of her life. Throughout her career she has traveled all over (Italy, France, England and Thailand) and took every advantage to learn about each country she visited. She has traveled several times to Africa and even trekked with the mountain gorillas - a truly life changing trip.

She works hard with her suppliers to find the best trip for the best price fro her clients, without cutting corners. She wants the most for her clients and treats each trip as if it were her own. In the words of Oscar Wilde “life is too important to be taken seriously,” so she believes in living your dreams through travel.

Destinations:

United States-All, Australia, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Italy, Kenya, Myanmar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mexico

Interests:

Adventure, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Safari

Linda De Sosa

Linda De Sosa

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: lindadesosa@travelxperts.com
Phone: 281-460-1090

I left the corporate world 25 years ago to follow my absolute passion for travel and became a leisure travel consultant. I have been to 150 countries and to all continents and US states. I have been to all but 2 European countries and am an Aussie and New Zealand specialist. I love Africa and have traveled there 8 times. I go to Great Britain at least once a year to explore and London is my favorite city in the world.

One other specialty is cruising - I have been on 38 on rivers as well as oceans. I also have been involved with adventure and history travel for many years.

I am very proud to be in the first class of advisors trained on the WANDERLIST bucket list generator program. Since I have been all over the world, I am perfectly set up to help you decide where you want to go and then design a special experience for you!

I was one of the first travel agents to earn the new VTA certification from ASTA. I have my MBA from Stanford and my MLS from Rice. The only thing that approaches my passion for travel (besides my kids and beautiful granddaughter) is history. My primary specialty is European history, especially the UK, but I present at history symposiums on many topics and love to teach people where to go to make history come alive!

Credentials

WANDERLIST - trained advisor

Named one of the top 25 agents in US 2x -Travel Agent Magazine

Houston Chronicle Ultimate Travel Agent

Elite Cruise Counselor(ECC)

Certified Travel Associate (CTA)

Verified Travel Advisor (VTA)

Graduate - Disney College of Knowledge

Been to 150 countries, 50 states, 7 continents

  • Alaska twice and Hawaii 7 times
  • 38 cruises, both river and ocean
  • Extensive travel in Europe (1-4 times/ year), all but Andorra and Kosovo
  • Widespread travel around Asia/Africa (10/8)
  • Caribbean (all but Cuba)/Mexico (extensive)
  • Australia (5) and NZ (2) specialist
  • Many visits all over Canada
  • Central/South America (11)

Destinations:

United States - All, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand

Interests:

Adventure, Culture, History & Arts, Safari, Independent Tours, River Cruising

Laura Madrid

Laura Madrid

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: laura@resorttolauramadrid.com
Phone: 404-502-9191

I have always had an intense passion for travel, people, food and experiences.

My fascination with travel was instilled at a young age when I, my two brothers, and our Labrador Retriever were piloted by my mother in a five-seater, single engine airplane to a new life in the Costa Rican countryside.

Since then I has lived in Italy, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Through my adventurous childhood, during more than 18 years as a sales professional in the luxury hotel industry, and in recent years escorting my own children around the globe, I have experienced marvelous generational travel, milestone celebrations, and romantic getaways.

I listen to exactly what you, your partner, or your family envision your journey to be and then make recommendations that will suit your tastes, interests, and budget.

I provide my clients with personalized, bespoke, travel experiences that will be treasured forever. By taking the mystery and hassle out of researching and planning a special trip, I ensure my clients are excited, stress free, and enjoy every aspect of their travel experience.

So whether my clients travel on their own, as a family, with a group, they can rest assured that their peace of mind and ultimate enjoyment are always the top consideration.

My Company - "Resort to Laura Madrid" only works with top-end providers of luxury experiences around the globe.

Resort to Laura Madrid personally knows the products that are recommended to clients and insures that guests are warmly welcomed no matter where in the world they land.

Resort to Laura Madrid believes that travel is the only investment that actually makes you richer.

Destinations:

Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, France, India, Italy, Maldives, Peru, Spain, Thailand

Interests:

Adventure, Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Safari

Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: joanne@travelxperts.com
Phone: 601-321-1939

I am a native of Limerick, Ireland with a lifelong passion for travel. As a Virtuoso travel specialist, I have over 25 years experience in the travel industry.

My area of expertise includes luxury upscale travel, honeymoons and destination weddings. I also specialize in Incentive and Group Travel. I am a certified specialist for many countries, including Ireland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Switzerland and Italy.

I was named one of the Top 25 Travel Advisors by Travel Agent Magazine and a "Star Performer" for Classic Custom Vacations.

My philosophy is to always plan according to the client's best interest; listening to what they truly desire and then planning the vacation of a lifetime.

Destinations:

Ireland, Italy, Australia, France, Greece, Monaco, Saint Lucia, Mexico, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, New Zealand, South Africa, Turks And Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda

Interests:

Adventure, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Escorted Tours, Meeting & Incentive Travel


Dee Dyer

Dee Dyer

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: ddyertrav@gmail.com
Phone: 901 487-7621

Dee grew up in a family that loved to travel. After visiting all of the states in the US and many provinces in Canada, In her post graduate work Dee decided to spend two months studying European couture and fabric design in seven different European countries. When she married she continued to involve her husband and children in her passion for travel and to learn about the geography and cultures of other parts of the world. We have taken trips from Australia to Russia with many visits between the two. Dee planned many trips for her family and friends to the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand, Greece and Costa Rica. Those who have traveled with Dee suggested she uses her knowledge and passion for travel to help others. Dee is a sustaining member of the Memphis Junior League and is very active in her church and in civic affairs. Assisting other to experience their dream vacations has been very rewarding.

One thing I really love doing – creating memorable travel experiences for my clients. Give me a call.

Destinations:

United States-All, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy

Interests:

Family Travel, Food & Wine, Culture, History & Arts, Ocean Cruising, River Cruising

Peggy Kaz

Peggy Kaz

Title: Independent Consultant
Agency: Rex Travel
Email: peggy@rextravel.com

Peggy is a veteran of the luxury travel industry with over 40 years of experience. Born and raised in Chicago, she’s always been intrigued by the lands outside of the US. “As a child, my family always did a summer driving trip around the United States, which allowed me to appreciate different landscapes and regions. When I was 9, we went on a ten week trip to Europe. That was my first exposure to international travel and I have been hooked ever since.” Peggy’s years of living abroad in Israel have brought her immense knowledge of other cultures, cuisines and languages (she speaks 5 foreign languages). Even though Peggy has made it to all 7 continents, she never plans to stop traveling.

Lorie Defilippis

Lorie Defilippis

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Rex Travel
Email: lorie@rextravel.com

Lorie has kept the party going in luxury travel for more than 30 years. “My husband and I live for the vibrant, cultural entertainment of the destinations.” Lorie is known to jet off to Mexico for tequila tastings, head down to New Orleans on beignets runs, and sail out in the Caribbean for new island adventures. Some of Lorie’s favorite experiences were traveling by tuk tuks and riding elephants in Thailand, strolling the various markets of Hong Kong, and sipping Mai Tais in Hawaii. Give Lorie a call to help plan your next fun and exciting trip.

Barbara Witkowski

Barbara Witkowski

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Rex Travel
Email: barbara@rextravel.com

Barbara’s success in selling luxury travel spans more than 30 years. During her career she recalls some memorable experiences like hot air ballooning over the vineyards of Burgundy France, riding camels in the desert of Dubai, watching snake charmers in Marrakech, and driving through the gorgeous Canadian Rockies. Of all the places Barbara has been, she finds herself returning to Hawaii over and over again. “The Islands are just so beautiful and diverse. The friendliness and culture of the Hawaiian people amaze me each time I visit.” Barbara feels the islands and their hotels are the epitome of a luxurious paradise. If you would like to create some amazing experiences, please give Barbara a call and she will be happy to help you plan your next adventure.

Narcisse Gonzales

Narcisse Gonzales

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Rex Travel
Email: narcisse@rextravel.com

As a sociology major in college, Narcisse never dreamed of working in the travel industry. After making big plans to travel the world after graduating, she found an interesting job advertisement for Rex Travel. Narcisse took a chance and has been engrossed in the luxury travel industry ever since. “I love all things travel” says Narcisse, who grew up in the Philippines. “My travel style focuses on the destination’s people, art and culture.” Before departing for a trip, she will make the effort to learn the basics of the country’s language. From simple words to commonly used phrases, she always likes to be prepared, so she can better communicate with the locals and completely immerse herself in the local culture. The adventurous woman she is, Narcisse prefers to walk miles or take public transportation before taking a taxi or private car. Narcisse’s biggest travel suggestion, “Put your phone down and just take it all in!” With Narcisse as your travel agent, she will make sure you are a traveler, not a tourist. Give her a call to plan your next trip!

Caroline Moran

Caroline Moran

Title: Manager & Travel Consultant
Agency: Rex Travel
Email: caroline@rextravel.com

Caroline was born into the travel industry with her mother being one of the original employees of Abercrombie and Kent. “My thirst for travel and adventure began at a young age. Some of my fondest and most cherished memories are from our family trips. I learned from a young age that traveling to a new destination and experiencing a new culture is something that can never be obtained in a classroom, and I still carry that mindset today.” Caroline has lived in Kenya, studied hospitality in Italy, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and is known to take long weekend trips whenever she has the chance. Her desire for adventure and new experiences brought her to all 7 continents by the age of 24 and she has no plan on stopping anytime soon! If you would like to discuss your next trip, please give Caroline a call.

Rex Lancaster

Rex Lancaster

Title: Company Mascot & Traveling Bear
Agency: Rex Travel
Email: lancaster@rextravel.com

I was born at the Hotel Lancaster in Paris in the early 2000’s. It was not until 2004, when one of the cool folks from Rex Travel picked me up on a trip and brought me into the Rex Travel family. Since 2004, I have been traveling the world! In fact, in 2005/2006 I received the Guinness World Record for most traveled toy mascot. I can ‘bear’ly stand the anticipation of packing my bags and jetting off to explore new destinations. If you would like to join me on my next adventure, just follow my travels on my Instagram, @rexlancaster. And if you would like me to join you on your next trip, just let me know as I am always up for the adventure!

Whitby Office - Joan Kingston

Whitby Office - Joan Kingston

Title: Manager
Agency: Trent Travel
Email: jkingston@trenttravel.ca
Phone: (905) 240 6344

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The truth is, your Travel Agent is there to make the process even easier. As you surf the net looking for bargains, your Travel Agent already knows where the best bargains are.

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Your Travel Agent knows the answers.

I have travelled to every airport in the Dominican Republic, four airports in Cuba, four airports in Mexico, and cruised to over a dozen ports in the Caribbean. I have done more than 20 all-inclusive vacations and toured over seventy resorts. I have experience that will help you find the best vacation to suit your tastes and your pocket book.

Trent Travel does not charge a surcharge or fee to book your all-inclusive vacation.

So, Why use a Travel Agent? I say, Why not.

Kimberly Kiel

Kimberly Kiel

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: kieltravel@gmail.com
Phone: 205-862-3380

I loved my family road trips as a child, but my eyes were really opened to the world when I spent a college summer in Italy. I just immersed myself in the culture and people and fell in love. I knew I had to see more.

Over the years, I enjoyed planning many family vacations and realized I could help others do the same. I decided to turn my passion into a career.

I love getting to know my clients and building relationships. I am able to find out all about their likes and wants which enables me to plan a personalized vacation.

I enjoy the planning phase and putting all the pieces together like a puzzle. I pay attention to details and work to make the trip seamless.

My goal is to deliver a customized, memorable vacation.

While I have not been an advisor as long as most of my colleagues, I feel that is a benefit. I am constantly learning and traveling in order to better serve my clients. I bring new ideas to the table and I am eager to share my knowledge.

I am excited to help others and I am thankful every day to have a career I am passionate about.

Destinations:

Ireland, United Kingdom, Belize, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Spain, Mexico, United States-Alaska, United States-Hawaii

Interests:

Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Honeymoons, Hotels, Ocean Cruising

Debbie Dos Santos

Debbie Dos Santos

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: debbie@journeysatc.com
Phone: 843-647-1645

I began my travel career traveling the USA as a little girl in the back of a station wagon with my parents and siblings- with no seat belts! Wanderlust set immediately. My desire to explore compelled me to earn my MBA in International Business and explore the world around me.

The more I explored, the more I wanted to share my experiences. I have lived around the globe as an expat and truly lost my lost my soul to the places I have lived and its people. I set a goal for myself- To share that transformative experience with my daughter, with friends, and with the world.

I have lived in Africa, Latin America, and Europe with my corporate career- giving me an insider perspective. I love to embrace the destination from attending a traditional wedding in a tiny Shangaan village in Mozambique to traveling across the globe to ride wild horses with the Rapa Nui locals in Easter Island. My experiences are diverse from flying in prop planes across the bush to work with NGOs building schools and wells to iconic meetings with Nacho Figueras and Mariah Carey at the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship in Aspen

My aim is to create travel programs to help other travelers to live their dreams. I have appeared on nationally syndicated "Fox and Friends" news and "Oprah XM Radio" for my travel expertise as well as prepared incentive travel for the Discovery Channel.

I often get asked about my favorite travel destinations. I have taken away huge perspectives from everywhere I have been, but if I had to choose it would be Singita Lodges in Tanzania. The stunning sense of place and graciousness of everyone truly makes it a “Place of Miracles”.

Destinations:

United States-All, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Argentina, Bhutan, France, French Polynesia, Iceland, India, Italy, Mozambique, Portugal, South Africa, SaintBarthélemy, Spain

Dianne Titlestad

Dianne Titlestad

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: traveldt@bellsouth.net
Phone: 704-489-0367

I started my career in South Africa where I traveled Southern Africa and other international destinations. I moved to the USA and continued as a travel advisor, traveling all over the world, so that I can provide my clients detailed destination information. With my in-depth cruising experience, I can suggest a cruise customized for your expectations.

I have also been recognized and recommended in the travel industry as a Premier Aussie Specialist, Kiwi Specialist and a Tahiti, Fiji, South Africa and Thailand Specialist.

I take pride in offering very personal service to my clients and meticulous attention to detail, whether it is a land vacation, tour or cruise to any part of the world.

With my vast product and destination knowledge, senior experience and personal service, I believe I can provide you a memorable trip that best suits you. I look forward to assisting you with your future travels, and exceeding your expectations

Destinations:

Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand

Interests:

Adventure, Beach & Sun, Culture, History & Arts, Honeymoons, Safari

Julia Fisher

Julia Fisher

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: julia@tuliatravel.com
Phone: 239 404-3784

I believe exploring the world is one of the most enriching and divine things one can do. The sights, smells, sounds, people, culture, food, languages - each experience is a personal and up-close lesson we all can learn and grow from.

Specializing in planning multi-generational, honeymoon, and family travel allows me to focus on these segments in more detail. The geography I focus around is Europe, Caribbean, and USA destinations. I also love river cruises and large ship cruises for clients who like to get a glimpse of a location and only unpack once. Southeast Asia is one of the most amazing places I've ever been and love introducing this exotic locale to people!

I am detail-oriented and believe the small things matter. Clients appreciate the time I dedicate individually to each trip. Sending clients near and far is true joy. Utilizing the strength of the Virtuoso network to send travelers worldwide is a delight. I hope to be able to work with you soon!

Destinations:

United States-All, Cambodia, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Interests:

Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Honeymoons, Ocean Cruising

Patricia Shachat

Patricia Shachat

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: patty@tvlcorner.com
Phone: 941-739-0310

I have been a Travel Specialist for 25 years focusing on leisure travel. I primarily specialize in luxury travel. As an affiliated member of Virtuoso, I have established personal relationships with the world's most respected vendors. This affords me the ability to offer my clients a wide variety of incredible travel arrangements throughout the globe. Listed below are a few of my specialties:

  • Honeymoons
  • Weekend Getaways
  • Wellness Spa Retreats
  • Multi-Generational Travel
  • Exclusive Luxury Cruises - Worldwide
  • Custom FIT Travel emphasizing Italy, France, Croatia, Slovenia - throughout Europe
  • Wine Country Custom Tours- California - Europe Vineyards and Africa Winelands and beyond

In closing, I pride myself and business portfolio on my own personal expertise gathered throughout my travels. I have a plethora of travel related correspondence at my fingertips and the personal firsthand experiences that will be with me for a lifetime, which is simply "Priceless".

"Travel defines who you are... so please allow me to plan your next Excursions to Any Corner of the World."


Destinations:

United States - All, Chile, Ireland, Aruba, Bermuda, Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Saint Barthélemy, Turks And Caicos Islands, Austria

Interests:

Food & Wine, Honeymoons, Spa Vacations, Ocean Cruising, River Cruising


Karen Benson

Karen Benson

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: karenb@travelxperts.com
Phone: 480-509-7739

You will find me exploring the world to check out wonderful, unique experiences and charming authentic hotels and resorts.....fun for me to explore, but also educational information to bring back to my clients. Being outdoors whether hiking, biking or just sitting by a river, mountain or the beach are my passions. However, I still can find great shopping bargains, study architecture, visit museums and enjoy theater and dance in any major city of the world!

The joy of travel started in my childhood. My parents took us to many foreign destinations, so I carried this over to a wonderful career in travel for over 35 years!

I specialize in custom, one-of-a-kind trips worldwide with an emphasis on adventure, spa, and ski journeys. As a member of the Virtuoso Sustainability Summit, I have been focused and sensitive to keeping the world intact for future generations to enjoy. My goal is to exceed my clients’ expectations by making their trip exciting and special based on their interests and budget.

I have been so fortunate to be selected by Travel + Leisure Magazine for 15 consecutive years as one of their top 125 A- List Travel Advisors. I will always strive to make your trips extra special.

Looking forward to creating magic for you!

Destinations:

France, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka. Thailand, Vietnam, India, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Australia, United States – Hawaii, United States – Southwest, United States – California

Interests:

Adventure, Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Safari, Spa Vacations

Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: josh@joshfriedmantravel.com
Phone: 415-987-0372

As one of the top luxury travel advisors in the USA, we bring a level of global expertise and exceptional personal service few can match. With our unique insights and vast network of five-star suppliers around the world, we create innovative itineraries and exclusive travel experiences that are truly unforgettable.

With over 20 years in the luxury travel industry, our long-standing relationships with cruise lines, top hotels and local experts around the globe enable us to customize unique vacation experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

From your flights, cruises and accommodations to exclusive private touring and shore excursions, we anticipate and personally handle every detail of your travel flawlessly.

Many of my clients are men and women in the LGBTQ community, as am I. We carefully choose suppliers and industry partners that share their view of an inclusive and diverse world.

Interests:

Culture, History & Arts, Escorted Tours, LGBTQ Travel, Ocean Cruising, River Cruising

Mike Delf

Mike Delf

Title: President
Agency: Bon Voyage Travel
Email: mike@bonvoyagetravel.com
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.

Christie

Christie

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: 4 Moons Travel
Email: christie@4moonstravel.com
Phone: 3362994164

Christie has always had a passion for travel. She grew up in wintry upstate New York and graduated from Niagara University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She spent a summer working in Lake Como, Italy at the number one hotel on the lake. While her favorite destination is Italy, she enjoys all cultures and climates. She has been to multiple Caribbean Islands and throughout Europe. Couple getaways, honeymoons and group travel are what she enjoys helping her clients with most.

Charlotte Pointer

Charlotte Pointer

Title: Owner
Agency: Luv2Cruise Travel
Email: cruiseprincess247@gmail.com

Thank you for expressing interest in Luv 2 Cruise Travel!

For years, my husband, Jerry, and I traveled the world with our family. We found great pleasure in creating special memories with our loved ones beyond the limits of our home, specifically finding great excitement in cruising the seas and exploring the Caribbean Islands.

Since both of us enjoy traveling, helping people, and prioritize service, It seemed only right that we wanted to share the magic of vacation travel with other families as well.

So in 2002, we founded Luv 2 Cruise Travel. Jerry and I have sailed on over 38 cruises, and have visited many countries, including multiple excursions through the Caribbean, and an adventure in Ghana. The Pointers hold specialist certifications for multiple countries, Meeting and Events at Sea Certifications. In addition, I am a CLIA Certified Master Cruise Counselor, Destination Wedding Specialist, and a member of CLIA.

In 2017, we started our full-service travel agency. We now offer traveling traveling accommodations for land, air, sea. We strongly believe that “You have to go, to know,” so we take pride in our traveling transcript in to ensure their clients receive THE BEST experience.

At Luv 2 Cruise Travel, we go the extra mile to ensure our clients are educated and well-trained on the vacation they are about to embark on. Because of our superior customer service, over 50 percent of our clients are returning travelers and referrals. Luv 2 Cruise Travel would love the opportunity to curate the ultimate, memorable vacation experience for you and your friends and family. Let us take you from your front door to the vacation of your dreams, and return you home, safe, happy, and satisfied.

Melissa Lisell

Melissa Lisell

Title: VP, Travel Designer
Agency: Lisell Travel
Email: melissa.lisell@gmail.com
Phone: 469-573-5164

Melissa applied for her first passport at eleven when her family set off for an adventure through France and Germany. That trip inspired her love of travel. Since then, she has visited Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and many islands of the Caribbean.

Every trip holds a special place in Melissa's heart: From the sunrise on Mount Haleakala, to the turquoise Caribbean water. From snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, to skiing the Rocky Mountains. From drinking a Guinness fresh from the tap in Dublin, to cruising on the Danube river surrounded by tiny villages and hilltop castles. With everything she has experienced during her travels, there is so much more to see and do!

Melissa focuses on providing excellent service, while designing your unique vacation. She shares her first-hand knowledge of the most popular resorts and cruises to make sure your vacation is truly memorable. Unlike booking websites, Melissa will go above and beyond to make sure all your needs are met, and all your questions are answered. That is personal attention you won’t find anywhere else.

Specialties and Awards of Distinction:

  • Destination Wedding Specialist
  • Romance Travel Specialist
  • Certified Tahiti Specialist
  • AM Resorts Master Agent
  • Certified Sandals Specialist
  • Playa Preferred Platinum Agent


Felicia Balek

Felicia Balek

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: #1 Travel Inc.
Email: felicia@number1travelinc.com

Years in Travel Industry: 10

Languages: English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)

Specialties: Beach & Sun, History & Culture, Independent Tours, Family Vacation, Adventure

I have been in the travel and hospitality industry for almost half my life. My passion for travel and experience in customer service helps me to craft a customized vacation that will best suit your needs. I enjoy working hand in hand with my clients to ensure that you will get the dream trip that you seek and I would plan it as if it was my own. I can get you anywhere on the globe and my areas of specialty is in Hawaii, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, cruises and groups.

Sherry Burns

Sherry Burns

Title: Home Based Advisor
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: sburns@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 506-538-7764

Sherry joined The Travel Store in 2016 and brought with her over nine years experience in the industry. As a Home Based Agent, she prides herself in providing quality service to her Clients, at their convenience. In this busy world we live in she finds it important that Clients can contact her outside regular office hours, days, evenings, and weekends, for all their travel needs, including Travel Insurance, and especially for those much needed winter vacations in the Caribbean.

Sherry’s personal travel experience includes All Inclusive Vacations in Varadero and Cayo Coco, Cuba, and La Romana, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. She has enjoyed 17 Caribbean Cruises with Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Carnival Cruise Lines. Islands she has visited include St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Barbados, Aruba, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Great Stirrup Cay, St. Maarten, Nassau, Roatan, Tortola, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Grenada, Princess Cays, Bonaire, Belize, Venezuela, Grand Turks and Haiti.

It would be Sherry’s pleasure to help you with your vacation plans.

Additional Phone: 506-364-7388

Amanda Lindsay

Amanda Lindsay

Title: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: alindsay@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 902-628-6412

Amanda was born and raised on PEI, though she has developed a desire to travel the world! She is fascinated with exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, and seeing history come to life! In 2009 she graduated from Holland College’s Travel and Tourism Management program, and started her career here with The Travel Store in 2010.

Some of Amanda’s interests include being with her family and friends, going to the beach, snorkeling, hiking, yoga, shopping, music, food, and nature.

Amanda’s travel has taken her to Walt Disney World, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, on a Caribbean cruise, and to Costa Rica. She has also experienced an Avalon river cruise on the Danube River visiting Budapest, Vienna, Regensburg, and Prague. She has many more adventures to come!

To view some of Amanda’s travel photos please visit: Facebook Album

Since getting into the travel industry, Amanda has made sure to keep herself educated and updated with all sorts of different travel courses. Some certifications include:

  • Manuversity World
  • Air Canada Expert Certification
  • Disney College of Knowledge
  • Globus and Monograms Tour Expert Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • Trafalgar eLearning Specialist
  • Royal Caribbean Line with University of WOW
  • Crystal Cruises Academy
  • Barbados Elite Club
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist
  • Atlantis Master Specialist
  • Certified Sandals Specialist
  • and many, many more…

Amanda’s favorite part of her job is sharing in the excitement of planning dream vacations!

Toll Free 1-877-628-6412

Amanda Redmond

Amanda Redmond

Title: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: aredmond@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 1-902-566-2000

Amanda is a graduate from Holland College in the Tourism and Hospitality Program where she was hired her graduation year and began her career as a Travel Agent. Amanda has now been in the Travel business for 21 years now and still loves every minute of it! She’s been with The Travel Store for almost 15 years and the best part of the job is the relationships & friendships she has built over time.

Amanda loves to travel as often as she can with her family & friends and enjoys making memories with them that will last forever.

She resides in Charlottetown with her husband Kirk and their two children Damian & Darcee.

Some of the places she has travelled to are Ireland, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, New York, Florida, Las Vegas, and many spots across Canada. She specializes in Group Travel, Destination Weddings and has Escorted tours to New York and a Caribbean Cruise.

Amanda loves looking forward to that next trip and still has many more places to check off her bucket list!

Toll Free 1-877-566-2001

Lani McCormack

Lani McCormack

Title: Accounting and Administration Clerk
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: lmccormack@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 902-629-8400

Lani joined The Travel Store team in the summer of 2011 after completing a program at Eastern College. She has worked in customer service in various sectors over the years and if you ever have the opportunity to speak to her on the phone you’ll hear the experience and professionalism in her voice.

She has travelled to California, New York, Las Vegas and various locations throughout Canada.

Lani provides support to all of our store locations and home-based offices. She’s an integral part of keeping things running smoothly at The Travel Store!

Andrea Carr-McNeill

Andrea Carr-McNeill

Title: Director of Agency Support & Marketing
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: acarr-mcneill@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 902-393-4561

Andrea has been with The Travel Store for over 10 years now, and it’s been an amazing adventure so far! After a lot of convincing she took her ‘big’ trip with The Travel Store and quickly realized this was not only a company but an industry she wanted to be involved with.

Roles over the years have changed from Business Development to Group Sales Manager to today’s role which has evolved to operational. One thing that hasn’t changed is the amazing people she gets to work with each and every day. They are the absolute best of the best in the industry and have a reputation Andrea and the entire team take very seriously with great respect.

In the process of managing multiple offices in the Maritimes Andrea has managed to do some travelling of her own to places like the Mayan Riviera, Punta Cana, Jamaica, Cayo Santa Maria, Las Vegas, Grand Cayman Island, St. Lucia, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Tuscany Region, Rome, Orlando, Walt Disney World (it’s a city in itself!), San Diego, New York City and Rhode Island most recently. The experiences have been wonderful, but there are still so many more to come; stay tuned!

Andrea has an extensive sales and management background in print advertising with The Guardian, Imageworks Communication Group which was the largest private publisher of Prince Edward Island tourism products, project management with different organizations and also experience in the hospitality industry which all spans over the last 35+ years.

She is passionate about making sure everything is just right for our clients before departure and that our group escorts are well prepared. She is always looking for new ways to grow both our leisure & corporate business, be it through referrals, our website, establishing new business contacts or just good old PEI ‘word of mouth’.

In the past she has volunteered with the Heart & Stroke Association, Canadian Diabetes Association, Sherwood/Parkdale Figure Skating Association, Ocean 100’s IWK Radiothon, Tour de PEI (Organizing Committee) & Canadian Blood Services to name a few.

When not making sure everything is ‘just right’ or travelling, she’s busy with her husband Scott raising their teenage daughter Karina, camping, enjoying grandchildren from an older daughter, or just enjoying time with friends and extended families!

Phone: 902-629-7808

Melissa Doucette

Melissa Doucette

Title: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: mdoucette@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 1-902-566-2000

Melissa started her career with The Travel Store in 1998, after she graduated from The Travel and Tourism course at Holland College. She has over 20 years of experience in booking all types of travel including corporate and leisure. She can arrange domestic and international travel, hotel and resort accommodations, air and ground transportation including car and tour packages. As well, once you’ve made your decision to travel, she can provide assistance with travel insurance protection, passport and visa applications, and foreign travel requirements.

Some of the destinations she has been include Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Caribbean Cruising, Florida, Las Vegas, New York City and Hawaii. She has also travelled throughout Europe to London, Paris, Greek Island cruising and AMA river cruising through Luxembourg, Germany and Amsterdam. Her bucket list includes Italy, Ireland and Iceland.

Melissa lives in Oyster Bed with her husband Troy and their dog Riley. Some of her interests include camping and spending time with their grandkids, long walks with her dog, and travelling to new places.

“With my experience and knowledge of the travel industry, I promise to work hard to provide superior service to meet your travel needs. I look forward to helping you plan your next trip!”

Toll Free 1-877-566-2001

Stacy Beagan

Stacy Beagan

Title: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: sbeagan@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 1-902-566-2000

Stacy graduated from Holland College with a Travel and Tourism Management diploma in May 2007, and started her career with The Travel Store in September 2008. Stacy has experience in both vacation travel and corporate business travel. She can arrange all types of domestic and international trips, including flights, hotel and resort accommodations, car rentals, tour packages, and travel insurance.

Destinations Stacy has visited include Las Vegas, Bahamas, Cuba and Dominican Republic. She has cruised the Caribbean with stops in Mexico, Bahamas, and Belize and has cruised the Danube River on a European River cruise with Avalon Waterways, stopping in Budapest, Vienna, Durnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Prague.

Stacy was born and raised in Charlottetown. She enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her daughter, Tori.

Toll Free 1-877-566-2001

Christine Garnhum

Christine Garnhum

Title: Corporate Advisor
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: cgarnhum@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 1-902-566-1024

Growing up in the travel industry, Christine developed a passion for the business at a young age. Over the years she found her niche in corporate travel. Whether it’s one business person traveling to a meeting, or a group of 100 traveling for an incentive, corporate travel is her specialty. She enjoys the challenge of last minute trips, complicated itineraries and destinations that are off the beaten track.

Christine is accustomed to the frequent and often sudden changes that come with traveling for business - the specific needs and requests that develop for a traveler who spends so much time on the road for work, and the unpredictability of planes, weather and other circumstances that wreak havoc on a business traveler’s time…she is here to help!

Christine builds relationships with clients over time getting to know their travel preferences, and quickly learns what her clients need. They know that they can trust that she is working for them.

She has traveled to Florida, the Caribbean, and has cruised a few times; her future plans are to explore some of Europe!

Linda Landry

Linda Landry

Title: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: llandry@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 1-902-628-6412

Linda has been in the travel industry since 1989. She has been the branch manager of the location at the Atlantic Superstore since it opened in 2000. Linda has achieved her Certified Travel Counsellor Designation. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience with all travel related services. Linda has traveled extensively with her family and considers herself an expert in family travel.

Linda lives in Charlottetown with her husband Jamie and their three children Greg, Ben and Kiara. Her interests include watching her children play sports, managing their sports teams, teaching catechism, reading, baking and traveling most of all.

Linda is very passionate about assisting other families with their holidays. She feels that there is nothing more fulfilling than being able to help families see their dream vacations become a reality.

Toll Free: 1-877-628-6412

Brittany Doucette

Brittany Doucette

Title: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: bdoucette@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 1-902-628-6412

Travel as often as possible - that is what Brittany tries to do!

Brittany joined The Travel Store in September of 2013.

Since then she has crossed many destinations off her bucket list: Bahamas Cruise, Greece and Italy Cruise, Alaska Cruise, New Orleans, California, London, Paris, Rome, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico.

Brittany loves travelling with friends and family, seeing new destinations and experiencing new cultures.

She loves making memories that will last a lifetime with friends old and new.

Toll Free 1-877-628-6412

Steve Ineson

Steve Ineson

Title: Owner
Agency: Four Seasons Travel
Email: steve@4seasonstrav.com
  • Dream vacation/destination: Ireland
  • 1 item you never travel without: noise cancelling headphones
  • Favorite property you have visited: Cala de Mar Resort in Ixtapa
  • Favorite musical artist/band: Bruce Springsteen
  • Favorite quote: Two of the greatest things we can give our children our roots and wings.
  • Favorite food: Oysters
  • Favorite movie: Scarface
  • Nickname: Iny
  • First concert you attended: The Cars with Wang Chung
  • Hidden talent: I always manage to pick the slowest line, even if it’s the shortest.
Helen Lallas

Helen Lallas

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Hagen’s Travel & Cruises
Email: helen@hagenstravel.com

Helen is seasoned travel professional with over 25 years of experience, specialising in Africa. Born in Cyprus; raised in South Africa, she moved to Vancouver with her family in 2000. Her travels have taken her to Greece, Cyprus, Paris, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, London, Amsterdam, Egypt, Israel, Sydney, Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia, Orlando, New York, New Hampshire & New Orleans.

While in Vancouver she has visited, Mexico, Hawai, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, San Francisco & Las Vegas.

Her favourite travel getaway is a safari in one of South Africa’s private game lodges. “There is nothing quite like the African bush to relax and be one with nature."

So if you are planning a trip to Africa, or anywhere else in the world, you can count on Helen to help you plan the perfect trip

Bonnie Felicella

Bonnie Felicella

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Hagen’s Travel & Cruises
Email: bonnie@hagenstravel.com

Bonnie has many years of experience in helping her clients travel, yet is equally versed in planning weekend getaways, and trips for the entire family.

Bonnie’s charming personality will put you at ease, and her excitment for your next vacation will likely be nothing short of your own.

Bonnie will do her utmost to make your vacation plans flawless.

Michael Scott - Iversen

Michael Scott - Iversen

Title: President
Agency: Hagen’s Travel & Cruises
Email: michael@hagenstravel.com

Michael has been with Hagen’s Travel & Cruises since 1993 and brings a wealth of knowledge to bear for his clients. He has traveled almost every conceivable way: backpacker, trekker, skier, coach, tourer, cruiser, driver, hiker, photographer, and beach goer, with his wife and 2 children, as well as alone and with friends.


He is an experienced traveler with a network of direct travel contacts around the world. Michael has traveled extensively through Europe and Africa, as well as Hawaii, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Australia, Nepal and Thailand.
He loves hiking, skiing and photography.

Michael is a friendly, professional travel consultant, whose inspiring level of knowledge and passion are just what you need, when planning your adventures to all corners of the earth.

  • Sailed on Holland America Line, Princess
  • Traveled to Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nepal, Thailand, Korea, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Zaire, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Austria and Denmark.
  • Michael can help you in English, Danish (a bit) and German (a bit)
Jackie Arsenault

Jackie Arsenault

Title: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Email: jarsenault@thetravelstore.ca
Phone: 1-902-436-4278

Jackie Arsenault is an agent at the Travel Store office in Summerside. She has worked for the Travel Store for 26 years. Jackie has experience in planning all vacation and business travel but specializes in Cruising and Family Travel all over the world. Her favorite trips to help plan are families taking the kids away for that first-time vacation.

With over 26 years in the Travel Industry, Jackie has traveled to many different and interesting destinations such as Hawaii, Florida, Las Vegas, England, Paris, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and Dominican Republic. Cruises include Western, Eastern and Southern Caribbean with several different cruise line companies.

Jackie lives with her husband Carl, two children Adam and Brent, and two cats, Max and Rudy, in Abram Village. She is proud to serve clients all over western PEI and beyond!

Toll Free: 1-877-436-4273