Amanda CampbellTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
Hi there. I am Amanda Campbell. I have been with Uniglobe Carefree since 2014 and will be a Mobile Travel Consultant for them starting Oct.1, 2019. I’m excited about this as it makes me available to be portable and meet clients wherever is convenient for them. I will be working regular hours but am flexible to meet clients’ needs. I strive to provide superior customer service for my clients.
I love arranging cruising vacations for anyone and everyone, solos, groups, families, weddings etc. I am experienced in ocean and river cruising. There are so many details involved in cruise vacation planning that one has to consider and I am very good at giving my clients all the information they need so they know what to expect along the way. I have my Accredited Cruise Counsellor designation and am in the works of obtain my Master Cruise Counsellor. Going to professional training at CLIA Cruise conventions is how I develop my knowledge and expertise with cruising along with cruising myself.
I have a big interest in learning more about travel for those with needs that are specialized. I have been taking classes to learn about travel with the Special Needs Group. I have made arrangements for those with wheelchair, those with children who can only eat certain food items and needed a cooling vest for the vacation. Many of my clients have special dietary needs and I have made arrangements to make sure they have options when they go on their vacation. There are many specific needs these days for so many people, and I want their vacation to be relaxing, smooth and memorable.
Groups are something that I do very well. I have done family vacations, destination weddings (from 14 to 85 people), corporate convention groups of close to 150 people. There are many hours involved with organizing and going through the process of booking group travel. I enjoy helping group leaders and their travellers pick the best fit for their vacation in a time efficient manner. I am very detail orientated and make sure everything is in proper order with thorough attention. Adding little extras for my clients in destination is something I like to do. There are group amenities available that many are not aware of.
Just give me a shout 3062512505, text me, leave me a message on my phone or email me at email@example.com anytime. I will make sure to take care of every detail for the perfect travel experience.
Cordell StrachanTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
Hi, I’m Cordell Strachan and I’m really excited to help you make your travel dreams a reality. I have been in the travel industry since July of 2015 and in that time my clients and I have had some really amazing experiences around the world.
My personal travels have taken me to Japan, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Jamaica, Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos & Cancun), Cuba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, USA (Walt Disney World & Phoenix), Canada (Vancouver & Toronto) and a Princess cruise of the Caribbean and Panama Canal.
I can’t wait to share the world with you! Give me a call at 306-955-1449 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your next adventure.
Kyra DecemberTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
Hello, Hello, my name is Kyra December. I have been with Uniglobe Carefree Travel since August 2016. My passion for travel began at a young age as a result of travelling with my family and through school.
My love for travelling has taken me to: Disneyland, Disney World, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, the Island of Hawaii, the Island of Kauai, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Travelling allows us to immerse ourselves in different cultures, celebrate diversity, and explore the natural wonders of the world. I want to share my experiences and love for the world with my clients. I am dedicated to continue learning and broaden my travel expertise through every opportunity that arises. I want to help my clients make those amazing memories that last a lifetime. I am excited to help make your travel experiences everything you dreamed them to be and more!
Czarina SastaunikTitle: Leisure Manager
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
Hello, my name is Czarina Sastaunik. It’s no secret that I love to travel and that’s why 13 years ago I became a travel agent. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled extensively and I enjoy sharing my experiences to help plan your perfect holiday. It’s important to me that you have memories that will last a lifetime and that you come home satisfied with your vacation. I always say “Travelling is good for the soul” and I am a firm believer in that.
My love of travel has taken me all over the world including North America, Central America & the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Europe.
In 2012, I was promoted to Leisure Manager of our Circle Drive location. In 2015, I was awarded a Gold Counsellor Excellence Award from UNIGLOBE Travel (Western Canada). I was also extremely honoured to accept Best Leisure Travel Counsellor in Canada (2015) by the Association of Canadian Travel Counsellors.
I’m looking forward to working with you and planning your next dream holiday!
Joanne PidwerbetskyTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
Hi, my name is Joanne Pidwerbetsky. I am a senior Leisure Travel Consultant and have been in the Travel Industry and with UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel Group for 23 years.
I have travelled extensively to many hotspots, US vacation areas and International destinations. Highlights include Hawaii, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, Aruba, Bahamas, Antigua, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, Disney, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Hong Kong, Italy, London, Spain, Fiji, Ixtapa, St Lucia, Iceland, Huatulco, European River Cruises, St Maarten, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. My most recent journeys have taken me to England, Scotland and Wales and Ixtapa. I have also cruised to Alaska and Mexico.
I attended a two year travel course at Medicine Hat College. Since then I have been honoured with several awards and professional designations. I am a GIVC Vacation specialist with Karisma Resorts. I obtained my Certified Travel Counsellor and Accredited Cruise Counsellor designations as well as have received the Platinum award - Uniglobe Travels highest award for the past eleven years!
I take the time to ensure each of my clients are totally satisfied with their special vacation. Please contact me when you are ready to make your next travel arrangements!
Correna TymchenTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
My name is Correna Tymchen, I have been in the travel industry going on eleven years. I enjoy travel of course lol, sports, reading and a little gym time. My travel adventures have taken me on a few cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and as well Princess. The itineraries varied from the Mexican Riviera to numerous ports in the Caribbean. I have also been lucky enough to have visited Japan with Silk Holidays, Thailand (Krabi) and as well Hong Kong again with Silk Holidays and the Hong Kong Tourist Board. One of my most memorable experiences was to the Cook Island with Anderson Vacations, the sand, water and people always make me smile when I reminisce. Though my adventures across the pond have been limited until the spring of 2020, I did visit Scotland and London. The Highlands are a must when you are in the UK. Yes, I have been to Puerto Vallarta too many times to count, Cancun and the Mayan about the same, also I have visited Jamaica twice, Antigua twice and then Barbados. Disneyworld was one of my busiest trips to date, I spoiled my niece as my son was too cool to travel with mom when he was a teenager lol. I have also been to Las Vegas a few times and there really isn’t anything better than Vegas when you want a four or five day getaway.
My future plans for travel include a Just for You tour this coming spring. As a Solo traveller I am always on the lookout for any options for myself and as well friends and family. The single supplements that we have to pay when we travel alone just don’t seem fair but when you look at it from a business stand point it makes sense. There are a few companies in the travel industry who understand that singles do travel and don’t want to be penalized and as well don’t want to share accommodations. You have options from ocean cruise, river cruise and as well guided tours. We all would like to travel with likeminded travellers, I have no problem travelling along but some just are not comfortable being on their own for their full trip and would like to have someone to maybe have lunch or dinner with once in awhile.
Stephanie AfsethTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
Hi, my name is Stephanie Afseth. I caught the travel bug on a family trip to the Dominican Republic in 2006, so I decided to make a career of it!. I’ve been in the travel industry since 2008, and its hard to believe I’ve been doing something I’m passionate about for over 10 years.
I have been blessed with being able to travel the world. A few of my favorites are countries are Ireland, Thailand, Laos, and Mexico; a great mix familiar and exotic. Two of my top cities that I have loves spending time in are London and Amsterdam; there is so much to offer in each of these large urban centers.
I specialize in wedding groups and family travel. I love watching all the generations come together to get excited about a holiday. Hearing about how the grandparents want to build sand castles with the little grandchildren, that dad wants to teach the kids to snorkel, or seeing the sparkling in a bride’s eye as she talks about her perfect day, just warms my heart.
Whether you are looking for a fun family all inclusive getaway, a picture perfect destination wedding or an off-the-beaten-track Asian adventure, I would love to be the one to make your travel dreams come true.
Casie SchmidtTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
My name is Casie Schmidt and I started with UNIGLOBE in April 2016. I graduated from Academy of Learning College in June 2015. I have specialist training for G Adventures, Contiki, Disney, AM Resorts, and RIU properties. I am striving to learn as much as I can to expand my knowledge about everything travel.
Maui was my first beach holiday and that started my passion for travel. When I went to Vietnam I was immersed in a completely different culture and destination - it was amazing! That was when I realized there’s so much to see in the world. My most recent trip to Greece and Italy with G Adventures has inspired me to try new travel styles. I love to travel and want to help others in making their dreams come true!
Other destinations I have been to include: Disneyland, Las Vegas, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Mexico. Whether you’re looking for some sand to bury your feet in or new sights to see, keep me in mind for any of your future travel plans!
Karen KatelnikoffTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: UNIGLOBE Carefree Travel
My name is Karen and I have been part of the Uniglobe family since October 2016 and have been part of the travel industry since 2013. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have visited places such as Mexico, Jamaica, Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, New Zealand, London, Greece, Hawaii, China and Germany. I have become a specialist in Disney over the years and it continues to be my favorite vacation to plan. There is nothing like watching a young child, believe in all of the magic. There is also nothing like being an adult and feeling all of the same magic as the children.
My other specialty is planning family vacations. I have two amazing girls who love to travel. Knowing how to travel with your children really is the key on a successful family vacation. I can help you put together all of the little details so your little ones are happy. Let’s face it, if the children are happy so are mom and dad! I would love to be the person who helps you plan a vacation that can be enjoyed by all generations.
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Memorable VacationsTitle: Kaila & Darrell
Agency: Memorable Vacations
I fell in love with traveling when I was in grade school doing a project on Australia.I dreamed of one day traveling the world. Having travelled to Mexico, San Andres Island,Dominican Republic, many parts of Canada and the United States. Five years ago a travel agency gave me the opportunity to grow my knowledge and offered me a job.That five years has been a lot of ups in the learning category.I became a River Cruise Specialist, an Adventure Specialist, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist, Sandals Resorts Specialist, Fiji, Hawaii, and Jamaica to just name a few.I aim for one new training program a month. In my first year as a travel agent I won some top awards allowing me to travel to Macau and Las Vegas.I have been able to go on a cruise to Bahamas, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Turks and Caicos.I have traveled to St Lucia, Cuba, Jamaica, Thailand and Beijing.Traveling the world is my passion, being able to sell travel comes naturally to me.
Material things come and go, a vacation will create memories to last a lifetime.
780-340-8462 / 1-855-932-8931
Sheri BlaschuckTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Sheri Blaschuck
Phone: 306 631 6183
Fun filled and adventurous travels planned your way
As an avid traveler, I have taken my love and passion of travel to a professional level.
I started travelling about 10 years ago with my husband and have been hooked ever since!
I have travelled to many popular destinations including Cuba (several times) Maui, Hawaii and Nicaragua. These are all places that not only can I not talk enough about, but highly recommend to my clients. Also, I can't forget to mention the Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard the Norwegian Getaway that included a hurricane. Talk about an exciting adventure!
Having toured several different countries I definitely recommend the ones that I have travelled first hand and enjoy the most.
- Central America - Costa Rica is, as many of you know, my absolutely most favourite place to holiday. Not only is the country itself beautiful, but so are the people. The diversity of the land and flora and fauna is stunning.
- Mexico - The history and culture of this country is unmistakable. Having experienced Mexico in several different hot spot destinations, my favourite (and the one I most recommend) is the quaint and 'friendly to all' town of Puerto Vallarta.
- Jamaica - Jamaica holds a very special spot in my heart - this is where I eloped and married the love of my life. Then, 2 years later, my Sister followed in my footsteps and married her husband there as well.
Recognizing that every client comes to me with different expectations for their vacation, I provide them with the best personalized itinerary and information available; bringing that special and unique vacation to realization so they are able to do as much or as little as they want to create memories of a lifetime on the vacation of their dreams.
No matter what you are looking for - adventure or relaxation, family fun or a sophisticated adult getaway, immersing yourself in local culture or hanging out with the wildlife ... anything is possible.
To begin planning you next vacation, contact me today!
Iain PerkinsAgency: Iain Perkins
Phone: (604) 657-0323
Iain has been in the Cruise and travel industry for 32 years, and was previously the Canadian Sales Manager for 3 major Cruise Lines. He is a motivated, entrepreneurial professional, respected for his personal and business integrity. His skills in cruise planning is made easier by the fact that he has lived in 11 Countries, visited over 60 others, and cruised every Ocean in the World. He specializes in Ocean, River, and Canal cruises globally, plus full ship charters, and bareboat and crewed yacht charters in the Caribbean, Croatia, Greek Islands and Turkey.
Call for a quote.
(604) 657-0323 - DIRECT
BCCP #: 65932
Address listed on License: 3015-163rd Street, Surrey, BC, V3Z 0E3
Phone number listed on license + extension: 604-258-7395 ext 2611
Roxane Weiman - EdmontonTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Escape Journeys
Never let life escape you!
I completed the Travel and Tourism Program at CDI College in 2007.I find travelling allows me to seize life, and fill it with new experiences. This is why I became a travel consultant. I take great joy seeing the excitement on my clients’ faces as they plan their own special voyage, and hearing about some new adventures upon their return.
traveled to: the Eastern Caribbean aboard Carnival Cruise Lines, the Western
Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Hawaiian Islands aboard
Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cancun, the Riviera Maya, and the Bahamas. I have also experienced
America’s playgrounds, including New York City, Walt Disney World, Cape Canaveral, Universal
Studios, Miami, the Florida Keys, Las Vegas, Disneyland, and Orange County.
My qualifications include: Trafalgar Specialist, Disney Specialist, and Mexico Specialist. I have finished Norwegian Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Cruises.
Cindy AlmondAgency: Romance & Foodie Travel
Friends and family would probably describe me using two words, Food and Travel. Travel satisfies my insatiable need for the exciting and the exotic. I like to be fully immersed when I travel and enjoy using all of my senses when I explore to really get to know the places I visit. Each place that I visit changes me a little, and I feel I become a better, more authentic person. No words or pictures can fully describe what it is like to watch the sunset over the Costa Rican beaches, peer into the aqua lagoons of Bora Bora, or watch a lion cub nuzzle his mom on a hazy sunny afternoon on the plains of the Serengeti.
Travel planning is what I love, and what I do best. I would love the opportunity to share my stories, experiences and expertise with you in order to help you save time and maximize your experience on your next dream vacation.
I specialize in Destination Weddings, Exotic Honeymoons, Safaris and Culinary Experiences.
Toronto: 416.367.8263 x2293
Patricia PollardTitle: Destination Wedding Specialist
Agency: Patricia Pollard
Patricia & David Pollard
Patricia – our Destination Wedding Specialist, specializing in groups – family reunions. Certified cruise
and River cruise specialist.
778-801-9879 or TF 1-844-274-8858
Heather Stuart-ObeeAgency: Heather Stuart-Obee
I am a TICO Certified Travel Agent serving Oakville and the surrounding area. I have a passion for travel and my travel experience began in 1985 with a trip to Daytona Beach for Spring Break. Since then I have traveled extensively though Canada (by road and by rail), throughout the US, the UK, parts of Europe (including France, Spain, and Italy) as well as the Caribbean. I have also enjoyed several transatlantic crossings as well as Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises. As well, since joining The Travel Agent Next Door, I have become a certified Hawaii Destination Specialist.
There are so many reasons to travel: the opportunity to appreciate different cultures and lifestyles; to challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone; to meet new and interesting people; or take a break from every stresses - whatever the reason, I look forward to helping you make travel memories.
Hawaii Destination Specialist Certified
Air Canada ACE Certified
KEN Stewart--Owner/agentTitle: Owner--Agent
Agency: Crowfoot Travel
Phone: 403-241-7140 ext 101
My passion is family, then travelling and making memories. My speciality, if you want to call it that, is groups. In particular Destination Weddings and honeymoons. I also do family reunions, sport groups or just a bunch of friends wanting to travel together. I am always learning and attending educational seminars, so I can keep up with the constant and ongoing challenges in our business. I am a certified Sandals/Beaches, Disney, Karisma resorts, Barceló resorts, Riu resorts, Playa resorts, Rocky Mountaineer, & multiple cruise lines specialist.
I have been lucky to have travelled extensively over the years, but like many there is still a lot on my bucket list to get done... !! :-)
I love to work with others, helping them, create their own personal memories. I can assist you with any and all your travel arrangements. I like to say, "we are only limited by our imaginations and then making the wallet fit the result." Just give me a call, or drop me a note, then you can "RELAX, IT'S ALL TAKEN CARE OF !! "
Jenna MorrisAgency: Jenna Morris
Phone: (250) 262-8438
I have always had a love for travel, even if it was just going to the next town over. I decided to make my love for travel into my career. My passion for travel makes me a great choice to help you put together your dream vacation, whether it’s an All-inclusive, Cruise, Europe, even your perfect destination wedding. I am constantly taking courses and keeping up with travel news to improve my knowledge and help you better. My own personal travel adventures include; Puerto Vallarta & Cancun, in Mexico; Puerto Plata in Dominican Republic; Nassau/Paradise Island in Bahamas; Las Vegas; Disneyland, California; Disneyworld, Florida; Geneva & Montreux, Switzerland; and Oahu, Hawaii. My next 2 adventures will be a European Cruise and Iceland.
Jamie & Tammy BeyeaTitle: Certified Travel Professional
Agency: Go With Hippo Travel CAN
Phone: 1-844-469-4844 ext 723
We love to travel...and we also love a great deal!
If you can relate, leave all the details to us, so you can focus on what to do when you get there.
Whether it be a flight, hotel, car rental, cruise, all inclusive package or a customized vacation...
let our experience & professionalism work for you!
Everywhere you go...GOwithHIPPO Travel!
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer!"
Stephanie Lloyd-JonesTitle: Assistant Manager
Agency: Elan Travel
My passion for travel began at an early age when my family went to Australia to live for a year. From that time on I knew I was destined to do something in the travel industry, I love exploring new cultures, trying different foods and meeting new people from all walks of life.
I have been with Elan Travel Since 1988 and have been very fortunate to travel fairly extensively throughout the world and escort some of Elan Travels "tours". My destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Croatia, Vietnam, Mexico, Africa, London, Portugal, Disneyland, Disneyworld, Caribbean cruising and I'm sure others I've not mentioned. If I don't know about a destination, I will research it to the best of my ability to help make your trip a success.
Rawan HatoumAgency: Rawan Hatoum
Phone: (780) 995-8228
A travel enthusiast with a passion for exploration and history.
I am incredibly passionate about travel and providing you with the holiday of a lifetime that will fit your needs and budget.
Places I have traveled to:
Barcelona & Madrid, Spain. Zurich, Switzerland. Milan & Rome, Italy. Athens & Piraeus, Greece. Budapest, Hungary. Berlin, Germany. London, England. Dublin, Ireland. Paris, France. Huatulco, Cancun, & Playa Mujeres, Mexico. Belize City, Belize. Roatan Island, Honduras. New York City, USA. Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE. Coron, Philippines. Ireland. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Lindsay KirkhamAgency: Lindsay Kirkham
From my very first trip to the Dominican Republic - soaking up the sun and sipping on Pina Coladas - I knew that travel was in my soul. Returning to the blistery winder weather had me longing for more; dreaming of my next destination. My dreams have brought me to many destinations in Central America and the Caribbean, and I can not wait to experience more.
After the birth of my youngest son, I decided to take my passion for travel and turn it into a career. Whether you are looking for a little fun-in-sun, a romantic retreat, or the adventure of a lifetime, I am dedicated to helping you put together your dream vacation. No matter if you are a solo traveller longing to revel in the history of Mach Picchu, a family looking to escape to the magic of Disney, or a group yearning for adventure, I look forward to customizing each package to your specific travel needs within your budget.
Lisa BainTitle: Senior Leisure Consultant
Agency: Forbes Travel
For a foodie like Lisa, learning how to make Nasi Goreng and Gado Gado from scratch, while staying at the Honeymoon Guesthouses (in Ubud, Bali) ranks high on her list of favourite vacations. Waking up every morning to find freshly baked croissants and steaming lattes on the veranda was a much appreciated added bonus.
Egypt inhabits a special place in Lisa’s heart. Her cherished memories include barging up the Nile, from Aswan to Cairo, having her childhood imaginings made real. At Giza, she rode camelback past the Sphinx, and explored the claustrophic depths of one of its pyramids. The whole experience was capped by a visit to Cairo’s Egyptian Museum to witness the astounding collection of artifacts from all of those temples and tombs.
Once, after taking a nasty fall in Majorca, just prior to embarking on a Contiki tour, Lisa ended up with a badly injured leg and was faced with tough decision. The choices were either an operation in Madrid followed by a 2-week hospital stay to recuperate, or getting her leg set and flying home armed with a needle to inject part-way through the flight to avoid getting a blood clot. She ended up choosing the latter option, and subsequently awarded the best ever air crew to the Lufthansa staff who cleared an entire row for her to fly home in relative comfort!
Here in Vancouver, Lisa and her friends love visiting Four Seasons’ Yew Restaurant for its fantastic food, and half-price wine specials. Or you might find her poking around in her backyard garden, steadfastly trying to avoid earthworms.
Pamela OwenTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Geauxing Places
Phone: (225) 665-7050
My love of travel grew from the simple family trips I would take with my parents to visit family or camping in the Rocky Mountains. Because of those trips I had a special love of Geography and it would lead me to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education. I taught History and Geography for 9 years and then, because of a love of helping people, I got my Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling. I discovered that the two areas also helped me in planning trips for family and friends. I began working in the Travel Industry professionally about 8 years ago and I have loved every minute of those years. I love helping couples plan their Honeymoons to All Inclusive Resorts and then later their Anniversary trips to Europe! I really enjoy working with clients who are traveling to Walt Disney World and assisting with their travel plans through dining reservations or even fast passes. Walt Disney World holds a special place in my heart, I have been approximately 75 times since the destination first opened and I stayed at the Polynesian Village with my mother and her best friend. It was a great “Girls trip” and I remember the excitement when we first saw the Electrical Water Pageant go past our balcony! It is so much fun to work with clients who have never traveled before and see how excited they are after their first trip, especially the ones who travel out of the country for the first time!
Because of my background in Education, I also decided to get a certification as an Autism Travel Specialist to be able to assist those with children with Autism as well as those with special needs. It is always exciting when a client lets me know that I helped take a lot of stress off of planning their trips and they were more able to enjoy the time spent on vacation with their families.
Over the years, what I figured out is that it is all about Memories. It was Memories my parents were creating for us when we did those long road trips when I was young and it is still about Memories when I travel or help others with travel plans today. What I would tell everyone, especially those with children, get out there and make those memories. They truly do last a lifetime!
Wilma SuurnakkiAgency: Wilma Suurnakki
Thank you for checking in!
I have been working in the Travel Industry for over 36 years.
Most recently with a major travel agency, where for the last 23 years I was one of their top travel professionals, achieving “Millionaire" status every year.
Throughout the years I have travelled the world, Africa, Europe, Indonesia, Central & South America, Caribbean, USA and Canada...
Some travel for relaxation from the day to day life, some travel to satisfy their adventurous spirit. But, in the end what everyone wants, is to have a unique travel experience that they will remember for their life. Let me help you make that happen.
Heather BullTitle: Certified Travel Consultant
Agency: Peacock Travel Group
Heather started in the travel business in 1986 bringing 33 years of experience to the team and is a Certified Travel Counselor. Heather’s passion and expertise is in leisure vacation travel and incentive travel. Heather has traveled extensively to many parts of the globe including Alaska, Asia, Hawaii, Mexico, The Caribbean, Europe, and all over the U.S.. She has cruised over 30 times on many different cruise lines and frequented Disney with her family. Heather also has special expertise in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons and is a Sandals/Beaches Certified Specialist and an AMResorts Master Agent. Heather enjoys building lifelong client relationships and plans each trip as if it was her own. She loves helping her clients make wonderful lifelong memories on each vacation by offering a unique Concierge Level of consulting helping clients make the most of their valuable time and money!
Nicole LaurinAgency: Nicole Laurin
Phone: 416-367-8264 ext 2083
What do you need to know about me? I love getting lost in a good book, movie and mostly a new destination. I have travelled throughout Europe, the Caribbean, the USA, and of course our beautiful country of Canada. I adore food, and when I travel I always try the local flavours. Whether its hiking through the mountains, strolling through the city center, or having some unique experiences, I just can't get enough of exploring a new destination.
What is in it for you? I like to connect with you on a personal level, and I truly enjoy getting to know you and what your ideas and desires are for your travel plans. Once I have gotten to know you I will happily work hard researching, planning and providing a curated list of options so you can have a completely personalized, hassle-free vacation.
416-367-8264 ext 2083
Diane and Arnold RossTitle: Owners
Agency: Kingsbridge Travel
Kingsbridge Travel is a Tampa travel agency that services clients throughout the United States. It is owned and operated by Diane and Arnie Ross.
As a single mother, Diane sold everything from contact lenses to office equipment. But she wasn’t having any fun. That all changed when she met Arnie.
Diane and Arnie Ross met through a matchmaker and bonded instantly over their love of travel. They were married 7 months later and planned their first trip together- a week in Nice and Eze in the south of France followed by a Windstar cruise through the French and Italian Rivieras. Twenty-five years later, their travels have taken them on more than 50 cruises and throughout the world. Their favorite domestic destination is Santa Fe and international highlights include Bora Bora, Barcelona, and Shanghai.
In 1992, Diane became a travel agent to help others construct their perfect vacations. Her first travel job was working for Rosenbluth Vacations southern New Jersey. In addition to her personal clients, she worked extensively with Campbell Soup. Rosenbluth International had an on-site presence there for corporate travel and enlisted Diane to handle the employees’ vacation requests. As the only independent contractor in her office, she gained so much respect from management that she was asked to hire and train other agents. She became a CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) and MCC (Master Cruise Counselor) in her quest to be the best and learn as much as possible to create dream vacations for her clients.
The Certified Travel Counselor designation is conferred by The Travel Institute upon travel professionals who complete an advanced certification program, demonstrate extensive industry knowledge and experience, and exemplify the highest standards of professionalism.
MCC, Master Cruise Counselor, is a designation reserved for travel agents who have completed a rigorous program with CLIA (Cruise Line International Association). This includes demonstrating proficiency at recommending and selling cruises through seminars and exams, ship inspections, and personal cruise experiences.
After moving to Tampa Diane and Arnie started Kingsbridge Travel and started working together to plan vacations for honeymooners through retirement “trips of a lifetime”. Through our association with Montrose Travel, they are able to obtain great rates and give a high level of service.
Kingsbridge Travel is proud to be affiliated as an independent contractor with Montrose Travel. Montrose Travel is one of America’s Top 50 Travel Management Companies, with over 150 employees, 700 independent contractors and $500 million in gross sales.
In business since 1956, Montrose is one of the very few – if not the only – travel management company in the United States that can boast having a completely debt-free balance sheet.
Montrose Travel is a fully accredited travel agency, and a proud member of the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), Virtuoso, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). In addition, they are one of only four travel management companies in the country listed on Visa USA’s website as being PCI compliant and are the largest Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Travel Management Company in Southern California.
As connoisseurs of fine travel, Diane and Arnie Ross offer their clients impeccable service. Their expertise and joyful approach make vacation planning fun and stress-free. They continue to travel to search out new destinations, special experiences, the newest hotels, and most luxurious ocean and river cruise lines.
Diane and Arnie have personally sailed on the following lines: Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, Cunard, Crystal, Paul Gaugin and Regent Seven Seas. In addition, Diane has done ship inspections of other lines in order to recommend the best ship and line based on each client’s needs and wants. Since river cruising has become so popular they have cruised on Avalon, Viking and AMA Waterways.
In addition, they have travelled extensively through the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Society Islands, China, New Zealand and Australia.
David WedemireTitle: Owner
Agency: ExecuFirst Private Travel
Phone: (604) 800-6444
David has over 20 years’ experience in travel planning and visits the destinations he sells. David has access to a wealth of resources so as to give you the best value and expertise in planning your travel experience.
Booking a vacation can be complicated if you don’t know what to look for. If you have friends then let David show you how you could sail for free.
If you wish to explore on your own, David will help you plan the route, reserve hotels, car and trains that fit your budget and style, as well as provide city and country information.
Cheri TaylorTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Ambassador Travel
A family trip to Walt Disney World at 9 years old was the beginning of a lifetime of love for a Mouse and his world. I have traveled to Walt Disney World several times over my life with each experience being different. I am a recent graduate of the Ambassador Travel School and am focusing on specializing in Disney travel. Whether it be in the spring for the Flower and Garden festival, the fall for Halloween and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or to see the amazing Christmas decorations late fall early winter I would love to help you plan a trip of pure happiness to the most Magical place on earth.
Suzie BarilAgency: Suzie Baril
Phone: (613) 518-2363
I’ve been in the travel industry since 2008 and I continuously strive to match my clients to their dream vacation. I have experience in luxury travel, family travel, adventure travel and everything in between. Searching through the many travel options on your own can be stressful and time-consuming; allow me to do that for you. I use only reputable suppliers and will ensure you get nothing less than the best. From planning to designing to travelling and returning home, I will work to make sure you have a memorable experience.
Mary ComfortAgency: Dream Adventures
Phone: 416-367-8264 ext 2362
My love of travel opened the door to become seasoned professional, with over 28 years in the travel industry. I was lucky to have spent over 20 years working in Halifax and Atlantic Canada. with some of the largest and most accomplished travel organizations operating in Canada.
Known for my expertise in Specialty Group and Incentive Travel, Wedding Groups and Solo Travel Vacations, as well as independent vacation travel. I bring a passion and love of the industry to my clients to ensure that their Dream Adventures are fulfilled.
416-367-8264 ext 2362
Crystal DyerTitle: Owner
Agency: Gone Again Travel & Tours
2013- Featured in People You Need To Know Magazine - Travel Advocacy Award for Accessible Travel
2013 - Featured Article DeKalb County Newspaper Impact of Travel Agents in todays world
2013 - Co-Creator of Networking Event "Make A Living Living" in Atlanta Ga
2015 - Executive Director Chicago Austin Youth Travel Adventures, NFP
2016 - Membership Austin Coming Together
2016 - Graduated from Bethel New Life Entrepreneur Academey Cohort 7
2016 - Member of Austin Chamber of Commerce
2016 - Membership The Leaders Network
2016 - Executive Board and Member of Fathers Who Care
2016 - Volunteer Loretto Hospital Annual Visit with Santa
2016 - Featured Doris Davinport Radio Show
2017 - Featured Mecae Brown Urban Business Roundtable WVON 1690
2017 - Austin Coming Together Steering Committee volunteer on creation of community plan outline for Austin
2017 - Featured on Congressman Danny K Davis Radio Show CAN-TV
2017 - Chair of State Rep La Shawn K Ford's Legislative committee on Tourism.
2017 - Graduated of The Chicago Urban League NexConnect Program
2017 - Volunteer State Representative La Shawn K Ford Community Safety Initiative
2017 - Mothers Who Care Board Member
2017 - Creation and launch of Mothers Who Care show on CAN TV
2017 - National Tourism Rally Day Chicago Austin
2017 - Featured on WGN-TV People to People
2017 - Member of the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce
2017 - IATAN Certified Agency
2017 - Chairperson CAYTA Art and Culture Committee Austin
2017 - Member of the Westside Ministers' Coalition
And of course I've traveled the "World My Way" and sent thousands of happy clients, who are now friends, on their dream vacations.
I want to thank the City of Chicago, State Representative La Shawn K Ford, the Austin Community and all my Valued Clients for joining forces with me on Community Impact + Travel.
Crystal Dyer, CEO
Melissa HarleyAgency: Adventure Away Travel Co.
Phone: 416-367-8264 x 2073
Planning vacations is Melissa’s passion. Since she was a very young girl, she knew travel would be part of her life and is lucky enough to have it now be the focus. After receiving a post-secondary education in Tourism/Hospitality at Niagara College, she immediately entered the tourism industry where she has worked for 15 years. Her career has taken her from hotels to corporate settings and a store-front agency to now providing travel planning services independently for the past 5 years. Her love of travel has brought her to over 20 different countries, on cruises, and across the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Hundreds of families have benefitted from her concierge planning services included with every trip.
Melissa loves to explore and put her experience to use for her clients. She feels it is important that her clients receive solid recommendations with real-life experience and feedback. She also loves to help her clients find new destinations and options whether they are traveling alone, as a couple or as a family.
As a mom, Melissa knows that family vacations can be overwhelming and encourages families to include kids in their adventures – with lots of tips and tricks to help along the way. Even the most seasoned travelers can benefit from an agent.
Melissa is an expert at all things Disney related – from cruising to park itinerary planning, she has over a dozen Disney-focused trips under her belt to make recommendations geared to you. Melissa is a Sandals Certified Specialist, Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant, AM Resorts Master Agent and holds specialist certifications from many Caribbean islands.
Melissa will be able to help make your dream adventure a reality.
416-367-8264 x 2073
Kenneth KeeferTitle: Owner/Travel Guru
Agency: CK Tours & Cruises
Ken is the owner and founder of CK Tours and has a true passion for travel.
Specialties include European Travel, Hawaii, Alaska and All-Inclusive Resorts.
Certified Specialist for Sandals, Hard Rock Resorts, Globus Tours, Avalon River Cruises, Palace Resorts, RIU Resorts, Southwest Vacations, American Vactions, Funjet Vacations and so much more.
His objective is to provide the perfect experience for all clients.
Cindy ClokeTitle: Contact Cindy Cloke
Agency: Cindy Cloke
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In an industry where change is constant, my mission is to ensure your travel experience is seamless. With over 30 years of experience along with a wealth of contacts and suppliers at my fingertips, I offer an all-encompassing travel service.
From simple to complex trips for groups of any size—my diligent planning and superb organization will give you piece-of-mind so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your journey.
Helping you experience a destination you’ve only dreamed about is my passion and I will take the time to get to know you so I can cater to your individual needs. My knowledge of destinations globally—from Europe to the Caribbean to Asia—allows me to provide insight and suggest details that will add to your overall travel experience.
Reliability and loyalty are traits that have earned me a solid and repeat client base. I value your business and my number one priority will always be ensuring your travel experience is the best it can be.
Cindy LefrancoisAgency: Cindy Lefrancois
Phone: (403) 763-7913
I started in the travel industry as a part-time job. As my knowledge of the Caribbean, Canada and Disney grew, so did my love for this job. , makes me realize I couldn’t have picked a better career for myself. I am extremely lucky, fortunate and blessed to say that “I love my job”. Some of my passions are booking honeymoons, destination weddings, group and family travel. Whether it is to the Caribbean, seeing the monuments in our wonderful Canada or just relaxing somewhere quiet and secluded, call me and I can make these dreams happen for you.
Annette HendersonAgency: Annette Henderson
I Have over 5 years of experience in the travel industry. I am a Wedding specialist, and I have my certification through the Equality Institute (LGBTQ). I have traveled to the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta. I have meet with the wedding coordinators and have done hotel inspections on many of the hotels. I have also been to Ixtapa, Mexico, Freeport, Bahamas and Las Vegas and checked out the hotels and the different wedding locations that are available.
I have traveled to many different countries and can help you plan your perfect vacation. I am a home based agent, but I do have a office that I meet clients at 4918 – 49 Ave from 10 – 3. I will so meet client in their homes or travel to meet with them.
Kemi WellsTitle: Director, Business Development
Agency: North South Travel
Kemi brings a wealth of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations experience combined with her passion for travel to the team at North South Travel! Originally from the UK, Kemi instantly fell in love with Vancouver when she moved here in 2012.
Kemi has visited more than 50 countries and experienced various types of travel, from the bare-bones of backpacking to all-inclusive luxury resorts and cruise lines. Highlights from her past trips include hiking a snow-capped volcano in Chile, snorkelling with baby sea lions in the Galapagos Islands and camping in the Australian Outback.
A natural communicator with strong relationship building skills, Kemi is responsible for all things business development related; from working with our advisors to help them develop and grow their own sales, working on new partnerships locally and globally, managing all marketing and sales initiatives as well as onboarding new corporate accounts.
Ginny MarianoTitle: ACC
Agency: Avanti World Travel
After 25 years of being a travel professional, Ginny Mariano continues to build one incredible vacation after another for her highly valued clients. Ginny's expertise lends well to her clients for customized travel arrangement due to her worldwide connections, and close friends she has made through the years of being a travel advisor. Ginny arranges corporate travel itineraries, group travel, meetings, and vacation travel.
Ginny has always been in the travel industry. In the beginning, she worked with a wholesale tour operator as a reservation agent. She then worked with Adventure Tours, Uniglobe and American Express before opening her own travel agency in 2003, Avanti World Travel, Inc. She partnered with Andavo Travel as an affiliate agency in 2006. This partnership allows Ginny to offer her clients more value for the dollar with hotel amenity offers, onboard ship credits, upgrades and specials on air due to Andavo's membership in Virtuoso.
Ginny's favorite travel destination is Europe for the culture, and the wonderful art and history that it offers. She has traveled extensively throughout Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Morocco, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Venezuela, Ireland, the Caribbean, Mexico, East Africa, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, South and Central America and has taken many cruises throughout her career. Ginny is currently a travel specialist for Italy, the South Pacific, spa, and group travel, plus has earned her Accredited Cruise Counselor certificate from The Travel Institute. Ginny resides in Denver, Colorado in the summer months and Naples, Florida in the winter. She enjoys hiking, tennis, yoga and Pilates and is an active board member of GTM, Andavo Advisory Board and volunteers for several nonprofit organizations.
Susan HudsonTitle: Owner & Travel Consultant Specialist
Agency: Xhale Travel
Phone: 416-367-8264 Ext. 2273
- Local tours
- Solo travel
- River cruising
- Couch touring
- Group travel
- Destination wedding
- Caribbean Islands
As a travel professional with exceptional multi-tasking skills and a love of planning tailor-make itineraries for my clients, I can provide you with all your vacation and holiday needs.
Whether your travel is a short weekend getaway or a long adventure full of destinations, finding my clients the best value and experience available is my true passion.
As a member of The Travel Agent Next Door I have travelled to quite a few places around the world and with my unlimited understanding of the travel industry and my connections within it, I am a travel professional who is highly motivated to make your next journey one to remember for a lifetime.
Contact me today.
416-367-8264 Ext. 2273
Ruth MalcolmAgency: Ruth Malcolm
Ruth Malcolm is always passionate about travel; she entered the industry in 1985 because of her love for travel. She is dedicated to helping people plan a vacation of a lifetime. She believes in helping her clients, whether a group wedding, family, couple, or individual, creating a customized vacation package that suites their particular interests and tastes. This includes arranging their accommodations, extra amenities, special services and planned excursions. She currently specializes in group travel as well as FIT (Flexible Independent Travel). She has traveled abroad extensively, and has toured the U.S. and the rest of North America thoroughly. Ruth prides herself on being passionate and experienced in the travel industry.
Cynthia & Matt DavidsonTitle: Owners & Travel Consultants
Agency: Beaches and Beyond
905-592-0028 or 1-866-542-8128
Welcome to Beaches and Beyond! Our team has a passion for travel, all with different specialties, ideas and personal experiences to help YOU plan YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
From Ocean/River Cruises, Health & Wellness Vacations and Group Tours to Destination Weddings, Adventure Travel and All Inclusive packages - your travel dreams are our passion!
Patty ReichertAgency: Patty Reichert
Phone: (780) 691-8300
With our unique, fresh approach to vacation planning, no two vacations are ever alike. Simply tell us your vacation must have’s and your reasonable budget then we work to make your vacation a reality filled with everything customized just for YOU. This could be a vacation for the two of you, a family reunion, a group of friends, a celebration, vow renewal or destination wedding or maybe time just for yourself.
Our passion is planning customized vacations with the utmost attention to detail and top-notch customer service. Our main goal is to make sure you don’t waste your precious vacation dollars. We will help show you which destination to choose, what type of resort is best for your wish-list and share other secrets to help save you time, money and get you the most value for your vacation investment. Specializing in the Caribbean and Mexico via cruises, all-inclusive resorts and land vacations provides literally countless vacation possibilities with something for everyone.
Is the feeling you achieve and the experiences you have while on vacation important to you? Do you dream of a ‘wow experience’ for yourself and those travelling with you? Do you deserve the very best vacation customized just for you? If the answers to all these is ‘YES’ with our expertise, you’ll get everything you want and deserve from your vacation. Your vacation is an invaluable investment and the wonderful memories you make will last a lifetime!
No one gets to the end of their life and wishes they spent more time at the office. Am I right? Life becomes more fulfilling when we focus on taking time for ourselves and investing in experiences over material things. Traveling is ALL about experiences. If you’re ready to start planning your next awesome adventure that is customized just for YOU, contact us today! 😊
Sherry DieksTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Collacutt Travel
Phone: 416-225-8871 or 855-347-2068
I am very fortunate to have a fabulous job. In addition to helping people arrange amazing vacations for 28 years… I have the wonderful privilege of planning spectacular destination weddings.
I believe your wedding day should be remembered as the perfect occasion with romantic surroundings, the significant people in your life and a venue that exactly suits your needs and heartfelt desires, not to mention your budget too.
I am experienced and qualified and look forward to creating that perfect occasion with you..
Just imagine how easy and stress free it will be when you let me do all the work!
Whether it is your destination wedding, your honeymoon or an upcoming vacation… let’s get together and let the planning begin!!
Julie BeringerTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
I have been working in the travel industry for 18 years and still today I am filled with excitement about learning new things about the world.
One of the most rewarding things for me, in helping clients with their travel, is to make sure that I match them with the right destination, the right cruise line, resorts, tours and guides. I learn their expectations and what experiences they want to have during their travels. Carefully crafting the perfect travel itinerary is my ultimate goal for my clients.
As a Travel Advisor with Travel Experts and our affiliation with Virtuoso, we have travel partners around the globe. My clients feel like "insiders" and have personalized experiences while traveling.
Whether it's your wish for a romantic getaway, a family adventure or your trip of a lifetime my goal is to make this dream come true!
Liza Kalikow KirshTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Liza is a creative marketer with over a decade of success managing global brands, partnerships and experiences within media, marketing and technology. Inspired to challenge the status quo, and uncover the extraordinary, curating special experiences is core to who she is and what she values for clients.
Before joining the world of travel, Liza was Vice President of Marketing for Adweek, Director of Business Development at iHeartMedia, and spent six years at HBO in the Marketing Department managing products like HBO Go & HBO On Demand.
Mrs. Kirsh received a BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an avid explorer, runner, obsessive about giving restaurant recommendations, football fanatic and proud volunteer for NYU Langone's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
She resides in Edgewater, NJ with her husband, Ross and now working alongside her mother-in-law Marcia Kirsh, a travel industry expert for 30+ years.