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Christine Pilon

Christine Pilon

Agency: Christine Pilon
Email: cpilon@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (905) 431-6712

For as long as I can remember travel has been a passion of mine. As a young child I dreamt of faraway destinations and traveling to places like Australia, Fiji and Europe.

As time has passed I am grateful to have experienced various styles of travel-backpacking through Europe, Australia, cruising the Caribbean, hiking, all-inclusive vacation packages and self-driving trips around Canada and Hawaii just to name a few. Recently I have obtained a certification as a Padi Open- Water diver giving me the opportunity to explore more of this wonderful World.

I would love to assist you in making your travel dreams become reality. Please contact me to discuss how was can make your travel dreams become a reality.

cpilon@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(905) 431-6712

Trina Pauley

Trina Pauley

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Four Seasons Travel
Email: trina@4seasonstrav.com
  • Dream vacation/destination – Greece and Italy
  • 1 item you never travel without- My phone
  • Favorite property you have visited- UNICO 20 87
  • Guilty pleasure- watching Real Housewives of New Jersey
  • Favorite musical artist/band- Dierks Bentley
  • Best concert- Kid Rock
  • Favorite food- Itallian
  • Favorite movie – Goodfellas
  • Nickname- T
  • Random fact about you- I am an ”ordained minister”- I can legally marry people
  • First concert you attended- Lynard Skynard
  • Punch line to your favorite joke- That’s what she said
  • Hidden talent- If I told you, it wouldn’t be hidden 😊
  • I’m happiest when… - I am travelling to an all-inclusive resort– Hello swim up bar!
  • If you were an animal, what would you be- Monkey
  • Favorite book- Little Women
Chantal

Chantal

Title:
Agency: Chantal Tremblay
Email: ctremblay@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 343-370-3700

I have been working in the travel industry for 15 wonderful years. In those years, I worked in several varied branches of the profession. I have worked for suppliers as well as large and small travel agencies. I’ve had the opportunity to work on several amazing projects; involving 1 to 500 passengers. In those years, some of the projects I’ve accomplished for my clients, are coach tours all across Canada and the USA. Chartering planes, arranging travel for sport groups in the USA and the Caribbean, destination wedding groups, multi-generation family vacations, cruises in Europe and Caribbean. A la carte trips to Europe and all-inclusive vacations to name a few. The following are some of my credentials & certifications.

  • College Merici (travel and marketing)
  • TICO
  • Specialist Program Riu Hotel & Resort
  • AMA Waterway Specialist
  • Expert Level University of WOW (Royal Caribbean)
  • NCL Specialist
  • MSC Specialist
  • Silversea Specialist
  • Manulife Insurance
Over the years, I have traveled to many different destinations to increase my knowledge:
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Mexico
  • Belize
  • Roatan
  • Panama
  • Columbia
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Europe to name a few.

At every opportunity, I work to improve my knowledge by updating my training with different suppliers, as it arises. When I am working for you, my goal is to find you the best product for your dream vacation or event. Your satisfaction is very important to me. My training, work experience and personal travel experiences help me achieve these goals for you.


My love travel, the discovery of new places & cultures, coupled with my enthusiasm, make no destination inaccessible. Looking forward to my participation in your next adventure
in life.

Je peux aussi vous servir en français .

ctremblay@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(343) 370-3700

Michelle Duncan

Michelle Duncan

Title: Owner
Agency: Odyssey Travel Inc.
Email: michelle@odysseytravelinc.com
Phone: 1-800-525-2159

Michelle Duncan, MCC, LCS, OMS, DS

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Duncan is a seasoned travel professional. With almost 33 years of experience in the sales and marketing industry, she co-founded Odyssey Travel and Cruises in 1998 to bring outstanding personal service to the Internet travel industry. She is a CLIA-certified Master and Luxury Cruise Counselor and has taken more than 104 cruises and logged several hundred thousand air miles. She has traveled extensively in the Caribbean and Europe, and is dedicated to providing the personal service that is so often lacking in faceless "Dot Com" travel agencies. A proud mother of three active boys, Michelle is an expert in planning family vacations. An industry executive, she can take care of your corporate business travel needs as well. Call her today at 1-800-525-2159 and let her plan your next Epic Adventure.

Bob Duncan

Executive Vice President

Bob has the best job in the world - he's married to Michelle! That means he gets to tag along on all of her trips. He has to carry the suitcases, but every silver lining has its cloud. In all seriousness, Bob is a seasoned business professional in his own right. He has over 25 years of business experience, the last 22 in the Washington DC marketplace. Bob works to ensure that Odyssey Travel and Cruises continues to set the standard for service in the travel industry.

Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart

Title: Owner & Travel Consultant
Agency: Eat Well Travel Happy
Email: rstewart@eatwelltravelhappy.ca
Phone: 416-275-1937

I am an avid world traveller, mother of 3 boys and have Celiac Disease. I love research in all its forms! My true lifelong passions are travel, family and food - I gratefully work in travel industry organizing these things every day. Food restrictions became part of my world, but I realized that research and planning can make vacations relaxing and enjoyable for everyone and that is what I enjoy helping people with the most.

rstewart@eatwelltravelhappy.ca

(416) 275-1937

Susan Tuckey

Susan Tuckey

Agency: Susan Tuckey
Email: stuckey@ttand.com
Phone: (416)-795-4960

Having travelled to over 65 countries for personal travel – by virtually every mode of transportation possible – I want to share my experience and passion for travel to create the perfect experience for you.

Whether it be to organize a group trip for professional women to explore the wines and culinary offerings in France, Italy, or Spain; book relaxed cycling trips that follow European rivers while you sleep and are fed on barges that follow you from village to village; align you with escorted tours, private or in smaller groups to destinations such as Myanmar, Bhutan, or Morocco, for instance; or set you up on fabulous adventure cruises through Norway, Antarctica, or Greenland, I want to make your next trip one of your very best trips.

stuckey@ttand.com

(416)-795-4960


Eileen Stanley

Eileen Stanley

Title: 2020
Agency: Eileen Stanley
Email: estanley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 412-849-3670

Independent Agent

Eileen is an independent agent with The Travel Agent Next Door. She has traveled all over from the Caribbean to ski resorts throughout the United States and Canada. She has gone on country-to-country trips through Europe, planned event-based vacations for music festivals in Nashville, Broadway musicals in New York City, and shows in Las Vegas. Eileen knows family and friend vacation planning inside and out. She knows how hectic travel can be and will help assure a not only budget-friendly, but comfortable and stress-free experience as you head to your next destination.

estanley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(412)-849-3670

Linda Lacroix

Linda Lacroix

Agency: Linda Lacroix
Email: llacroix@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (519) 996-4632

My name is Linda and I am excited to be able to assist you with your next adventure. I have been travelling my entire life from camping to cruising, adventure tours and all-inclusive resorts. I enjoy warm climates so I can thaw out in the winter and enjoy seeing new places, meeting new people, and trying new activities!

llacroix@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(519) 996-4632

Shelley Cota

Shelley Cota

Title: Owner/Lead Travel Agent
Agency: Shelley Cota
Email: shelley@sunandsandtravel.ca
Phone: 4033503259

I have been in the travel business since 1988. I love the beach and travelling to as many different sun destinations as possible, as well as travelling to different areas of the world to experience different cultures.

Some of those beach destinations I have enjoyed include all parts of the Caribbean including: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, St Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Bahamas as well as sun destinations throughout Mexico. I am also a Gold certified Sandals specialist as well as a Jamaican specialist.
Cruising has also been a big part of my travels - I have cruised to Alaska, the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera as well as an amazing European River Cruise. I have also experience the amazing Paul Gauguin cruise lines and sailed from Tahiti to Bora Bora and through the beautiful society island finishing the amazing vacation on in an over water bungalow in Morrea. Adventure travel is also becoming my passion – I have been lucky enough to travel with G Adventures throughout Costa Rica, Vietnam, Peru, Belize, Croatia, Thailand and Bali. Other adventures over the years include travel to Hong Kong, The Cook Islands, New Zealand as well as extensive travel through the USA
Groups are my specialty! I’m happy to organize your wedding group, family reunion or your next specialty group. I would also love to chat with you about my All inclusive Volunteer holiday that I escort to the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
Please call me and let me plan your vacation of a lifetime.

(403) 350-3259

shelley@sunandsandtravel.ca

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Donnalea Madeley

Donnalea Madeley

Title: Godmother Travel Team Leader & Liberty of the Seas Godmother
Agency: Godmother Team
Email: dmadeley@thetravelagentnextdoor.ca
Phone: 416-367-8264 Ext 2865

Contact 416-367-8264 Ext 2865 / 416-726-4841

dmadeley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

Donnalea’s passion for adventure inspired 40 years of traveling, teaching, volunteering and mentoring within the travel community. Her belief that ‘travel is about exploring environments, changing perspectives and embracing new views, changes lives forever,’ is evident in her accomplishments.Booking travel is most rewarding when a client's vacation exceeds their expectations and resulting in life-long memories and planning their next adventure.

Interesting Fact - Named godmother of RCI’s Liberty of the Seas (2007). “Donnalea made history as the first ever travel agent to be a Royal Caribbean International Godmother. Thousands of deserving travel agents were nominated for their extraordinary efforts in philanthropy and community service. She truly embraces the spirit of selfless giving to others, and Royal Caribbean International is proud that she has been chosen as godmother of Liberty of the Seas.”

‘Hands across the Nations’, a Canadian non-profit, founded by Donnalea and her husband Greg, changes 1,000’s of lives daily, through the building of schools, medical centers, clean drinking water and agricultural initiatives in Africa and South America.

Godmother on the go, is a phone call, text, click or email away from your next adventure!

Gelin Zhang

Gelin Zhang

Title: Travel Agent
Agency: Godmother Team
Email: gzhang@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 416-367-8264 Ext 2103

Email gzhang@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

Direct: 437-333-7685

Godmother Travel Team

Godmother Travel Team

Agency: Godmother Team
Email: dmadeley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 416-367-8264 Ext 2865

The Godmother Travel Team are dedicated and passionate travel professionals who share their personal travel expertise, insights and industry resources to assist in planning and booking to make YOUR dreams travel. When they are not creating vacations, they are traveling to unique and top destinations or escorting groups of friends, family and clients on exotic journeys on 1 of the 7 continents.

Reserve your next destination with a GMTT Specialist after reading their profiles.

TRAVELING is not something you are good at. It's something you do. Like BREATHING. Gayle Forman

Kyla Coe

Kyla Coe

Agency: Kyla Coe
Email: kcoe@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 780-781-0136

I have been in the travel industry since 1997. During this time I have been fortunate to peek at many different parts of the world. This has been a huge asset to be able to assist my clients with their vacation planning.

From the sandy beaches of many Caribbean Islands to the Northern African Dessert I have gained travel experience and knowledge in each country. Some of my favorites experiences include the time I have spent cruising Alaska’s coastline, the Eastern Caribbean, New England and Canada. I have a passion for cruise ships.

I have travelled to Europe to experience Italy and the south coast of Spain. I have travelled to Northern Morocco and toured Tunisia. I have enjoyed Hawaii, and many destinations in Mexico. Most recently I have visited Europe to enjoy sailing on the Danube and Rhine Rivers. I left little pieces of my heart in places like Budapest, Amsterdam, Nuremberg to name a few. The little towns along the Rivers in Europe are truly special and unique. During my 3 River Cruise experiences I have gained knowledge in the leading River Cruise lines and pride myself on being a certified River Cruise expert.

I pride myself in providing exceptional customer service and individualized attention to my clients. From start to finish I will be there for you to organize and assist in making the right choices in destination, resort, ship, tour or activity for you.

kcoe@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

780-781-0136

Amanda Rauh

Amanda Rauh

Title: Owner
Agency: Amanda Rauh
Email: amanda@travelbyamanda.ca
Phone: (778) 982-4522

Amanda has always had a passion for travel and a passion for helping people. After obtaining her Travel and Tourism diploma & Business Administration Certificate, she entered the travel industry and has never looked back in 19 years.

Amanda also spent 5 years working for a Non-Profit organization in Uganda as the Travel Coordinator, helping individuals and teams coordinate their travel plans from all across Canada.During her time there, she was fortunate enough to travel to Uganda multiple times with her teams, where a piece of her heart will always remain.

Other destinations Amanda has travelled to include: The UK, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Uganda,United Emirates of Dubai, extensively throughout the USA (Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Orlando,Jacksonville, Miami, South Beach, St. Pete’s, Tampa, Seattle, Disneyland,Disney World, Oahu & the Big Island), the Cook Islands, throughout Mexico(Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel,Manzanillo), Jamaica (Negril, Montego Bay & Ocho Rios), the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas as well as Belize & the Cayman Islands.

If traveling by ship is your preference –Amanda has experienced sailing with Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Princess,Norwegian and most recently Celebrity Cruises. Amanda also stays up to date inspecting the ships when they are in port in on the West Coast during their Alaska season!

amanda@travelbyamanda.ca

Sandy Karwacki-Farber, BA

Sandy Karwacki-Farber, BA

Title: General Manager
Agency: Jubilee Travel
Email: sandy@jubileeonline.ca
Phone: 306-373-9633

I am the manager and a partner in Jubilee Travel. Travel is my passion. I have been in the travel industry since 1983 and have journeyed all over the world including Yukon and Alaska, China, Hawaii and South Pacific and Mexico & Caribbean. I am an expert in planning group trips for destination weddings and honeymoons, charter flight vacations, and family group getaways. I also specialize in luxury travel and river cruises, and adventure travel, including safaris and hunting and fishing trips.

The thing I love most about the travel business is the thrill you get from transforming peoples’ dreams into reality. The clients I meet become friends. I learn about their interests, hobbies and expectations to create them the ultimate travel experience. I am always available when they need me and look forward to hearing about their trip when they get back.

Melissa Lafleur

Melissa Lafleur

Title: Branch Manager
Agency: Ottawa Travel & Cruise Centre
Email: melissa@ottawatravel-cruise.ca
Phone: (613)592-3450

I began my career in the travel industry 19 years ago and have loved helping my clients create memorable travel experiences.

Favorite Destinations: It’s hard to pick just one! I love sharing my experiences from my travels to Peru, Morocco, and the Caribbean. I also love cruising whether it is in the Caribbean or Mediterranean.

A highlight of my travels was the wonderful Scenic Danube River Cruise I took from Budapest to Nuremberg... a truly unforgettable experience! There is nothing like watching castles and villages go by as you relax on your cabin patio. Other highlights from my travels include an Insight Tour of Ireland where we kissed the Blarney Stone and spent the night at the Dromoland Castle. A Trafalgar Tour of Spain is another trip I will always remember... this is where we explored the Alhambra Palace, traveled to Gibraltar and were entertained by Flamenco dancers!

I was lucky enough to take an adventure based tour to Peru where we stayed in the Amazon jungle, visited Machu Picchu - one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and visited the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Peru is such a beautiful country and there is nothing more surreal than seeing Machu Picchu for the first time.

I just recently returned from an amazing trip with Exodus Travels exploring Morocco. We got to take camels in to the Sahara Desert and sleep under the stars. A bucket list dream come true!

What I love most about my career is getting to know my clients and helping them see the world. I always look forward to them sharing their travel adventures when they return!

Areas of Specialty Include:

~River Cruising

~Escorted Tours

~Adventure Travel

~Solo Travel


"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been" - Diane Arbus



Sonja Marcolini

Sonja Marcolini

Agency: Sonja Marcolini
Email: sonja@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (905) 320-6488

Having had the opportunity to experience many destinations,locations, cruise lines and resorts it was a natural progression for me to move into the World of Travel. I am TICO certified and continue to expand my travel background to better serve my clients.

I am with my clients every step of their journey from finding a destination that meets their wish list and budget requirements to seat assignments, transportation options, local excursions, room selection and post vacation followup. Your experience is very important to me.Couples, kids, families, groups, seniors, weddings all require a travel agent with vision, passion and the ability to look at a blank canvas and provide you with a finished painting.

I want you to enjoy what the world has to offer and I'm here to send you there.

(905) 320-6488

416-367-8263, ext. 2727

sonja@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

Cristiana

Cristiana

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Flair Travel Planners
Email: cristiana@flairtravelplanners.ca
Phone: 403 329 1030

There is a new kind of travel agent - the travel consultant - who specializes in a few areas and knows them in depth.

So... here I am, ready to help you plan and book your trip to Italy or Western Europe!

My great love for traveling and passion for discovering different customs brought me into the tourism business. With over 20 years in the travel industry, I am focused on creating unique and customized itineraries, in an effort to connect travelers with the local culture and give them great memories to recall with pleasure when they are at home.

So if you are curious to check out how much coffee Italians can drink in a day or you're looking to learn how to pronounce "Costiera Sorrentina" before going there, just come and meet me at Flair Travel Planners!

Dianne Boggs

Dianne Boggs

Agency: Peacock Travel Group
Email: dianne@peacocktravelgroup.com
Phone: 501-340-0571

Dianne has 28 years of experience in the travel industry. She has actively been involved in all areas of travel agency operations. Having been a front line agent, an agency manager and a trainer for travel agency accounting and CRM software, it has provided her with the knowledge for her current position as assistant to Tricia Peacock, Owner/CEO. Dianne has traveled extensively around the globe including Australia, South Pacific, Europe and the Caribbean. She has also cruised on several different cruise lines and destinations.

Charlene Calwell

Charlene Calwell

Title: Sarah & Taylor's Destination Wedding
Agency: Charlene Calwell
Email: charlene@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 705-796-7393

I am a TICO Certified Canadian Travel Agent with my Home-Based Travel Business servicing Barrie, Ontario and the surrounding region. My travel experience began in 1978 when I moved to Germany where my family and I lived for 5 glorious years and traveled extensively throughout many parts of Europe & the United Kingdom including France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, England and Scotland. In the Summer of 2012 I took a 10 night/11 day Eastern Mediterranean Cruise and discovered Southern Italy, Sicily, the Greek Islands, Athens, and Turkey. I have traveled through parts of the US down to Florida, and traveled to many islands in the Caribbean including Jamaica, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba.

I enjoy researching destinations (saving you valuable time), and discussing your travel plans with you. As your Travel Professional, my goal is to provide you with the Best Service and Booking Experience to make sure you get the most out of your vacation and within your budget. When booking your travel with me, you can trust me to find you exactly what you want. I look forward in hearing from you soon!

charlene@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

P: 416-367-8263 ext. 2512

C: 705-796-7393

TF: 855-727-8127

Connie Corbett

Connie Corbett

Title: President
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Email: connie.corbett@myambassadortravel.com
Phone: 8124798687

Connie is the President of Ambassador Travel and oversees the divisions of Ambassador Travel: Vacation Center, Corporate Center, Group & Incentive Travel, Ambassador Travel School, and Magellan Interline Vacations. Connie earned her CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) certification early in her travel career. She has served Ambassador Travel in senior management. Connie has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Orlando, Las Vegas, Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Wisconsin and many other destinations in the United States, but New York city, aka The Big Apple, remains one of her favorite. A visit to The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia was a truly special vacation experience. Her international destinations include Canada, Costa Rica, Belize, Ireland, France, Portugal, Mexico, Spain and Italy. The Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City is as charming as described. She has also sailed on many cruise ships and visited many Caribbean destinations including Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Nassau, Nevis, Montserrat, St. Barts and St. Martin. Connie's current favorite is visiting castles in Europe.Favorite travel quote: "Why does a once in a lifetime vacation have to be limited to only once in a lifetime?"

Erica Gareau

Erica Gareau

Agency: Evans Travel
Email: erica@evanstravel.on.ca
Phone: 705-645-5201

I graduated from the Travel & Tourism, Adventure & Eco-Tourism program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. I have been in the travel industry for over 7 years and absolutely love helping plan holidays.

I have traveled to many places, have experienced many cultures, and have seen the beauty this world has to offer. The great pyramids, the Panama Canal, the London Bridge, rainforests in Costa Rica, and the tropical paradise in The British Virgin Islands.

The world is ours to explore and discover, and I am here to help you accomplish just that!

I look forward to helping you plan your dream holiday.

705-645-5201

erica@evanstravel.on.ca


Aija Fogels-Wood

Aija Fogels-Wood

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Letts Go Vacation
Email: lettsgovacation@nexioncanada.com
Phone: 416 993 0149 * 416 444 8536

After spending 40 years in the hospitality industry I have noticed that most of my life has been influenced by my travel experiences. Starting with an extended vacation in Norway which led to my education and a Florida vacation resulting in marriage. I have lived and traveled in Europe, Canada and the United States.

My focus is to apply my extensive experience to craft the best possible leisure vacation for you. To help create memories, lasting memories. I can advise you on culinary adventures. Where is the best rye bread in Riga, Latvia, ask me. Where is the best clam chowder in Anacortes, WA while waiting for the Friday Harbor ferry? What does the Mediterranean restaurant serve at the Iberostar Tucan in the Mayan Riviera? Ask me and I will lead you to a great culinary adventure mixed with a memorable vacation. Life is full of tasty morsels of experiences, memories, journies , romance and action all because of great travel. Let me get to work to create that memorable experience for you.

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.

Jessica Church

Jessica Church

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Email: jessicac@myambassadortravel.com
Phone: 812-479-8687

Jessica has always had a love for travel and learning of new destinations. One of her favorite shows is Rick Steves on PBS, and she realized this was what she wanted to do for her career…helping others plan their dream vacations. She recently graduated from the Ambassador Institue of Travel and has dove head first into the travel industry. Her favorite vacation was her 10 year anniversary trip to Italy and France with her husband, and looks forward to adding many more stamps to her passport.

When Jessica is not planning trips, she's enjoying spending her free time with her husband and two boys, and in the summer it's usually on the baseball field. They love the outdoors, and enjoy planning weekend trips to different National and State parks to explore and hike, seeking out cliffs and waterfalls.

Ken Meyer

Ken Meyer

Title: Owner
Agency: Lifestyle Tours
Email: lifestyletours1983@gmail.com
Phone: 8126824477

Ken continues to enjoy traveling with our guests, especially on his Mystery Tours. While many things have changed over the years, one constant has been his joy of seeing the eagerness of our guests as they visit new and exciting destinations.

Angela Mathies

Angela Mathies

Title: Contact Angela Mathies, CTA
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Email: angelam@myambassadortravel.com
Phone: 812-479-8687 ext #231

Who would have imagined that a single trip to Walt Disney World 40 years ago would have sparked such a passion for travel as it has in me. I have been traveling the world ever since. After several years of traveling to many areas in the Caribbean to scuba dive, I realized how much I loved the process of planning my own trips and I decided to turn that passion into a career of my own. I have now been in the travel business for 17 years now and absolutely love what I do.

I'm a huge romantic at heart and what better way to say I love you then to fly off to a foreign land for that perfect romantic getaway. Honeymoons, anniversary trips and family vacations are my specialty. I look forward to working with each and every couple to help create memories that will last a lifetime.

I am enthusiastic about my work and traveling to new destinations for both enjoyment and research. I also like to return to previous destinations I've traveled to in the past to see the changes that have developed over the years and visit with old friends that I've made along the way. I have found, over the years, that all destinations provide new and exciting adventures every single time.

Let me create the perfect travel experience for you. I'll ensure that you will enjoy each and every adventure just as I have!

Angela Erick

Angela Erick

Title: John And Sally
Agency: Angela Erick
Email: aerick@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 844-959-9955

As a full service travel agent from Saskatoon, I can help you plan every aspect of your vacation. My passion is historical Europe, Central America, South East Asia and customized itineraries, however, I can help you with anything from a Destination Wedding, All-Inclusive Package to a fully custom family adventure. No detail is overlooked, ensuring you the best trip possible.

aerick@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(844) 959-9955

Ruth Greenly

Ruth Greenly

Agency: Ruth Greenly
Email: info@traveldesignsbyruth.com
Phone: (902) 903-2279

Everyone has a dream to escape from the everyday humdrum of life.You may want to fly to a tropical island, trek a mountain or be escorted around a country, making new friends.Tell me your dream and I will design a vacation that you will remember fondly forever. I love to help people plan holidays and have been doing so for over 35 years as a certified travel consultant, airline employee and bed & breakfast operator.I would be happy to share my experiences of trekking the Inca Trail in Peru, visiting the pyramids in Cairo and cruising the glacier waters of Alaska. I invite you to contact me and let me guide you to a vacation of your dreams!

info@traveldesignsbyruth.com

(902) 903-2279

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


Nicolle Guillen

Nicolle Guillen

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Marcia Proctor
Email: nguillen@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 416-831-5054

I was bitten by the travel bug 20 years ago when I hopped on a Contiki tour bus and saw as many European countries as I could in three weeks! Since then, the pace of my vacations may have slowed, but my passion for travel has only increased. I've taken my years of experience as an event planner and applied those skills to romance travel planning - destination weddings, vow renewals, first and second honeymoons, anniversary celebrations - and more! Whenever you have a small or large group travelling together, I'll be there to advise and look after all aspects of your trip to ensure you have a great time and make wonderful memories.

Contact me directly at 416-831-5054, nguillen@thetravelagentnextdoor.com Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelAgentNextDoorProctorTeamGuillen/


Silka Quinn

Silka Quinn

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Marcia Proctor
Email: squinn@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 289-208-1100
I live in the beautiful little town of Paris, Ontario and am the proud mother of two wonderful daughters. Originally from Vancouver, my love of travel has led me from coast to coast in our great country. I now specialize in helping travellers appreciate the beauty of Canada - and enjoy warmer destinations! Whether you're seeking a restorative trip to relax and re-energize, an opportunity to experience new cultures and cuisine, or fun with the family at a Disney park or aboard a cruise, please contact me. I truly believe that travel is an investment in yourself. I want to help you get the best return by making your vacation dream a reality.

Contact me directly at 289-208-2200, squinn@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silkattand/
Julie Medley

Julie Medley

Agency: Julie Medley
Email: jmedley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (705) 644-3078

I am so excited to be part of the Travel Agent Next Door. I am relatively new to the travel business but my experience as a Professional Organizer and owning my own business for 15 years, as well as the travelling I have personally experienced has given me many tools to help me in the travel world.

I love to travel and have visited so many beautiful places such as Paris, Maui, St Lucia, Mexico and Banff just to name a few.

I’m thrilled to help you plan that Romantic weekend away in your home town or the trip of a lifetime on the other side of the world. Maybe you just want to sit on a beach for a week and soak up the sun or go wine tasting in Bordeaux. I will work with you to help make your travel dreams come true! I can help prearrange activities and excursions even book your golf tee time if needed!

Let’s start planning your escape today!

jmedley@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(705) 644-3078




Syndi Prokopich

Syndi Prokopich

Agency: Authentic Vacation Designs
Email: syndi@authenticvacationdesigns.com
Phone: (204) 642-4134

Is TIME your most precious and fleeting commodity?

Do you STRESS and STRUGGLE to plan vacations for you and your spouse/family, spending countless hours on the internet wishing and longing for more meaningful vacations making memories?

Hi There! I’m Syndi Prokopich, owner and founder of AUTHENTIC VACATION DESIGNS. My passion is to create those unforgettable and memorable travel experiences you dream of … where all the DETAILS are taken care of and you just show up.

HOW? By getting to know your interests, hobbies and passions before and incorporating them into a vacation that allows you and your family to forge DEEP CONNECTIONS with the people and places you visit … and reconnect in ways not always possible at home where busy schedules dominate your lives.

I’ve been a TRAVELER from the time I could walk (crawl) … my mother literally had me tethered to a dog leash attached to the clothesline outside to keep me contained, because no fence could. I inherited my LOVE OF TRAVEL from my parents, who piled all 5 of us kids into a station wagon, camper truck, motorhome and eventually an airplane … and for the last 40 years, it’s what I’ve done and now have the pleasure of doing for others. By clients span the globe, as far away as Egypt and China.

Because of my RELATIONSHIPS with the best brands, hotel chains, airlines, cruise + touring companies and MORE™,I am able to consult on destinations, excursions and logistics of your trip, resulting in a flawless experience from the time you leave, until you return home.

In addition to the numerous sun destinations, river cruises and escorted tours, my expertise lies in designing a UNIQUE itinerary by providing a personalized and completely customized vacation process. Let me be YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL CONCIERGE

AVD Travel Planning Questionnaire

syndi@authenticvacationdesigns.com

(204) 642-4134

Telmo

Telmo

Title: Manager
Agency: Just Travel Deals
Email: telmo@justtraveldeals.ca
Phone: 905-799-3000 x 222

Telmo Oliveira has over 25 years experience 21 with Just travel Deals

Specializes in

Cruises

Wedding groups

Family & Friends groups

Corporate groups /incentives

Jamaica, Aruba , Cuba, Dominican republic ,Turk & Caicos ,

Las Vegas, Florida,

China Tours ,

Japan Tours

Portugal Tours

Italy Tours

Riu Hotels Specialists

Sandals Specialist

Nina Mackin

Nina Mackin

Title: WG Travel
BC Branch Manager / Travel Consultant
Agency: Wanderlust Getaway
Email: nina.mackin@wanderlustgetaway.ca
Phone: 250-672-5816

The two big passions in my life are my family and helping others. I wanted to help others to enjoy those magical moments that only occur when you're spending time away from your day-to-day life. When you're exploring new destinations and experiencing different cultures and food together, the memories you create become interwoven into your family story.

Choosing the perfect destination for your traveling style, comparing accommodations and finding excursions that will appeal to different generations requires a lot of time and research. And it can be a daunting task, especially if you're working full time or have your hands full raising a family. So don't fret. Instead let me do all of the legwork and research.

Contact me today… There is no better day than today for creating a magical and memorable getaway.

Heather Handsaeme

Heather Handsaeme

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Scratch the Map
Email: heather@scratchthemap.ca
Phone: p: 416.367.8264 x 2909 c: 226.868.7047

Ever since her own destination wedding in 2014, Heather has been passionate about helping others through the destination wedding and honeymoon planning process. Experience as a seasoned traveler coupled with an eagerness to be educated in the industry motivates Heather to deliver exceptional service to her clients.

heather@scratchthemap.ca

p: 416.367.8264 x 2909 c: 226.868.7047

Berni & Mike Krumm

Berni & Mike Krumm

Title: Lead Travel Consultants
Agency: Berni & Mike Krumm
Email: berniandmike@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 587-400-0084

We have visited 40 countries collectively and love new travel experiences. We have taken the opportunity to cruise; large ships; sailing vessels and small craft. As well we have experienced many all inclusive stays throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

We have also done several escorted coach tours in Europe; Iceland; Ireland; New Zealand and Thailand. With many golf trips in British Columbia; United States and Thailand.
Our business travel includes The Cook Islands; China and the United States.
Berni has spent the last 11 years as a manager for a national retail travel company and is an accredited cruise line counsellor.
Mike has been in the oil industry in Edmonton for more than 35 years. During the latter part of his time as a small business owner.
Together we have extensive sales and service experience.
We are looking forward to making your travel dreams a reality.
Berni & Mike Krumm
587-400-0084

Berni's Certifications:

  • Accredited Cruise Councillor

Mike's Certifications:

  • Collette Specialist
  • Monograms Booking Agent
  • Globus/Cosmos Tour Expert
  • Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • Hawaiian Islands Destination Specialist
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle Specialist

berniandmike@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

Dianne Marsden

Dianne Marsden

Title: Alexandra and Robert
Agency: Dianne Marsden
Email: dmarsden@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 9054670031

I work with Couples and Families, who want to be joined together and rekindle Romance, without having to stress of planning it all! I help them by creating an unforgettable Journey with Tropical Destinations that create memories that will last a Lifetime!

What separates me from other Travel Consultants? Weddings/Honeymoons and Groups is my expertise, and I guarantee I can exceed your expectations. I will also ensure your precious travel dollars and hours are spent as wisely as possible!
Would you like to learn more? Just call me today to get your Dream Vacation started!
I deal with all types of travel from weekend getaways to all and non inclusive vacations worldwide Tours, adventure, wellness, luxury , romance, foodies

Marivic Cregan

Marivic Cregan

Agency: Holiday Trips
Email: marivic@holidaytrips.ca
My savvy for discovering the world began in Montreal 27 years ago. Since then, I've never stopped discovering the world and passing on my knowledge and experience to anyone who seeks my expertise. My travels have taken me by land, sea & air to countries like China, Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, England, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus and the list just keeps on getting longer as I try to encounter new and exciting destinations. I enjoy the challenge of group travel and customized vacation. Great vacations start with a plan.Two places that fascinate me to this day are St Petersburg and Petra. Whether I'm climbing the Sydney bridge or trekking to the top of Mt. Sinai or just relaxing on the beaches of Mexico, every destination always opens an opportunity for new discoveries. Let me open that door of discoveries for you!
Patti Dougan

Patti Dougan

Title: Travel Associate
Agency: Northstar Travel
Email: patti@northstartravel.ca
Phone: 5195707052

I became a Travel Consultant in 2015 as I love to travel and found that I was the one doing most of the research and bookings for my friends and family.

I have been with Canada Post as a letter carrier for 28 yrs and plan to expand my business in the travel industry when I retire.

My true love is with the Caribbean although there is so much more of the world for me to see. I have personally been to many all inclusive resorts as well as a experienced many cruises.

I have experience with group bookings from weddings to birthday , anniversary and girl/guy getaways. Also individual bookings, tours and do it yourself packages.

My goal is to make sure my clients have a memorable trip and that they come back satisfied. I love building trips it almost feels like I am part of it.

Feel free to contact me for your vacation needs and I would be more than happy to help you put it all together.

Patti

Jennifer Kirby

Jennifer Kirby

Agency: Jennifer Kirby
Email: jkirby@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 403-977-7025

Your Adventure Travel Specialist

I love working with adventurous travelers who want to escape the stress of daily life & spend quality time with loved-ones in amazing destinations, without having to worry about all the details of getting everyone there. I have a passion for bringing people together to explore new places and discover new experiences that bring their travel dreams to life!

I help travelers by offering expert advice and planning services to create meaningful & authentic adventures that leave a positive impact on the destinations visited. I understand how important your time and money are, and I work hard to make sure that it is spent wisely. Most importantly, I am there for you before, during and after your adventure to make sure that everything goes smoothly and to provide support whenever it is needed.

Ready to start planning your next adventure? Let's talk!

(403) 977-7025

jkirby@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

Sherry Talbot

Sherry Talbot

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: All World Travel
Email: sherryt@allworldtravel.com
Phone: 2145099034

Allen Office

Manuela

Manuela

Title: Contact Monica Anderson
Agency: World Wide Travel of Cornwall
Email: manuela@worldwidetravelvacations.com
Phone: 8455344333

With European roots and upbringing, Manuela specializes in travel to Europe in all shapes and forms: escorted tours, independent travel, ocean cruises and river cruises. She also oversees the business development aspect of the agency.

Debbi Rempel

Debbi Rempel

Agency: Debbi Rempel
Email: drempel@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (403) 507-0365

I’ve been a travel agent since 2015, helping clients plan amazing vacations to destinations around the globe.

So far, my personal and professional travel has taken me to Europe, Indonesia, the Caribbean, Mexico, and all over Canada and the USA. As I take advantage of ongoing travel training opportunities, my bucket list just gets longer.

Please contact me to discuss your next trip. I will listen to you, research options, and look after all of the travel details, leaving you with time to sit back and relax until it’s time to pack your suitcase.

debbi@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(403) 507-0365

Emily Nunes

Emily Nunes

Agency: Emily Nunes
Email: enunes@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 604-258-7395 ext. 2037

Travel has always been an obsession of mine! Whether it's a breathtaking road trip through the Rocky Mountains, relaxing on a beach in South America, or a year abroad exploring Europe, I am always planning and saving for my next trip.

I grew up surrounded by tourism in the Okanagan Valley and after graduation I started a career in the spa industry. Working as an esthetician for five years gave me valuable experience in luxury client care but, most importantly, it enabled me to work and live abroad in the UK. I’m always looking for opportunities to experience somewhere new, and am currently living in Surrey BC.

I’m very excited to start my career with The Travel Agent Next Door because they offer all the experience and support that I need to help my clients get exactly what they are looking for. I love using my attention to detail to design unique vacation getaways for my clients. My goal is to creative more than just a holiday. I want you to come home with beautiful memories you and your loved ones can cherish for years to come.

Give me a call and let’s talk about all the beautiful places you can experience!

enunes@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

250-689-1405

Virginia

Virginia

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Ottawa Travel & Cruise Centre
Email: virginia@ottawatravel-cruise.ca
Phone: 6135923450

For as long as I could remember I was on a plane traveling the world with my family. My father has been serving in the army for 38 years making me the typical traveler. I have travelled to 21 different countries and 4 continents. I lived in Istanbul, Turkey for four years and really got to see the world during that time. I am an avid food lover and cultural enthusiast.

I have been born into this industry and have been very fortunate to have been to so many beautiful places at such a young age. I hope to continue traveling the world and trying all sorts of things, sharing my knowledge with clients and giving the best opportunities to see what I’ve seen. There’s no place you can’t go in my eyes and that’s why I’m here to help.

“Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Belinda Durda

Belinda Durda

Agency: Belinda Durda
Email: bdurda@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (780) 978-5777

My name is Belinda and I love being a Travel Professional. I love helping people find their dream vacation or experience. I specialize in making those dreams come true – whether that is an all-inclusive trip with your kids, a once in a lifetime cruise experience or enjoying the experience of travelling with a group of family and friends for a celebration. I promise to listen to your needs, wants and budget guidelines, and make the best possible recommendations for you.

I have been lucky enough to have travelled extensively throughout North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. I have added Europe recently and fell in love with Ireland. My Bucket List is long and I love exploring each new destination, learning new cultures and bringing that information back to my clients.

My goal is to show my clients great value while providing excellent support and knowledge. Whether it is putting together a European River Cruise or a weekend getaway in your own backyard, I am here to help!

(780) 978-5777

bdurda@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

Kathy Peebles

Kathy Peebles

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Travels by Donna
Email: kathy@travelsbydonna.com
Phone: (706)322-2323
Kathy has been working at Travels By Donna for almost 20 years. She is a Certified Travel Associate (CTA). She’s always wanted to be in the travel industry and always liked to travel. But moving around the country with her husband, Rick, and rearing their son, she didn’t have the opportunity until moving to Columbus. A friend worked at Travels By Donna and recommended to Kathy that this would be a good part-time job for her. “I had the opportunity here and took it,” Kathy said. “Donna hired me and taught me the business. She’s a good teacher. Donna’s good to work for.” For anyone wanting to get into the travel industry, Kathy recommends that you find a reputable agency, even if you want to work from home. And if you want to work from home, she said you should have a sizable circle of friends who like to travel and are willing to spend money booking with you. In her spare time, Kathy likes to read, knit, bake and ski (both water and snow). She likes to travel, though she admits she hasn’t had much time lately to do so.
Sharon Loppie

Sharon Loppie

Agency: Time 2 Travel
Email: customerservice@booktime2travel.com
Phone: (902) 880-2225

Welcome to Time2Travel! We are a full travel agency specializing in Island Destinations and Cruises. With years of experience and dozens of certifications, I am dedicated to helping others find the vacation of their dreams, whether you are traveling as a couple, family, or groups. As I further qualify each potential client for their destination wedding, honeymoon, Cruise or family vacation. I am here to save you time, answer your questions, take care of the details, and make this a vacation you will never forget. I travel extensively as well and stay up to date with the most popular resorts and cruises. I would love to help you plan and talk you through some travel options!

sharon@booktime2travel.com

1-(902) 880-2225