Agency: LatitudesPlus Smart Travel
Phone: 416 804 2116
Having lived all over Canada I love helping people plan their explorations of our own beautiful country. My personal travels usually include sun and beach, but I’m also always up for a rugged adventure.
I also specialize in wedding and group travel!
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” -Anonymous
Agency: BJ Travel Center
Melissa has been in the travel industry for over ten years. She recently traveled to Antigua and stayed at Sandals Grande Antigua. Some of her favorite places have been Costa Rica, Florence, Maui, and Antigua. She is heading out to New York, and taking a mini-cruise on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas tomorrow.
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Robert TownshendTitle: Owner
Agency: Total Advantage Travel & Tours Inc.
Phone: (416) 240-7700 or (800) 419-1635
Thank you for contacting me!
I've been the owner here at Total Advantage Travel for over twenty years and have enjoyed every moment of it. I'm here to make sure your dream vacation is a lifetime memory.
My specialized area of experience is Destination Weddings. I have planned hundreds of them and I will offer you the best service and price on your destination wedding, guaranteed!
I also am an expert at Group and Incentive Travel, and would be pleased to offer you a quote for any program that you or your corporation may have.
I look forward to working with you on all of your travel needs !
Scott C. StoneTitle: Senior Travel Consultant, LLB (Hons), LLM, MBA, CTC (Elizabeth Avenue Branch)
Agency: Universal Travel
Phone: 709 364 8770 EXT 206
Scott grew up travelling the world from a very young age and although his studies included obtaining a Law Degree, Masters in Law and Business in England, his love and passion for travel still prevailed. He decided to return to Canada and start a family business, Universal Travel, along with his Mother, and Brother. This agency has now been in business for over 18 years, currently operating from two locations in Newfoundland and has come to obtain many travel awards over the years. Some of the reputable companies that have acknowledged Universal Travel’s outstanding service include Carnival Cruise Lines, Globas Family of Brands, Encore Cruises, Travel Savers and many others.
Scott is most known for is his passion and his number one priority is taking care of his clientele. He treats each vacation he books as if it were his own, and the repeat business peaks volumes. This is something that sets him apart from the rest. As a family owned business, Scott was able to choose the décor and layout of his offices with a unique flavor that you won’t find in any other agency. From the time you walk in the doors, you are welcomed with beautiful leather furniture,mahogany touches and a fire place. The staff have individual offices to create a private environment so that they’re comfortable discussing all aspects of their vacation freely. Scotts motto has always been that the vacation should begin from the time you walk in the door to start planning. And he has definitely achieved this.
When he was just 5 years old Scott, his family (including his Mother Daphne and brother Derrick who are also involved in the business), embarked on an "around the world" 6 week cruise. He received an education that you cannot obtain from
a classroom and his passion began. Scott has done over 300 cruises, including river cruises, luxury liners, small intimate ships, large cruise ships, and everything in between. He has been to 6 continents, and just over 100 countries. He has done just about every type of travel and tour experience you can think of and from what we can tell, there is no stopping in sight! With this experience, he can properly train his staff and assist in finding the perfect vacation suitable for every person
who walks through the door.
Rynn LombardTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
I have been involved in the travel industry since 1979 and I could not imagine putting my time and effort into anything else. I am greatly appreciative of all of the opportunities this career has given me to make many of my dream come true, to see the world.
Primarily, I started as a ticket delivery person and was quickly promoted to the manager position after 1 year. My career took me to Washington D.C. for 2 years which allowed me to open 3 new branch offices.
In 1984, I moved back to my home town of Dallas, Texas where I continued working as manager in the corporate headquarters/24 hour reservation center in charge of 13 different branches.
Even though I was busy working, I got married and had a daughter. Due to my busy schedule, I worked part-time at another agency for 5 years and then took over a full-time job at another agency for 21 years. All of my experience over the past 30 years allowed me to start working as an independent agent for Travel Experts in April of 2014.
Making my move to Travel Experts has been the best thing I could have ever done. I love being an independent agent, it allows me time to enjoy more travel opportunities, having more time for myself, and expanding my horizons by organizing retreats for my fellow yogis to show them some of my favorite places around the world. I was able to complete my bucket last year by traveling to every continent except Antarctica.. I am now working on my new bucket list.
I would love to help my new and current clients complete their Travel Bucket List too!
Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Tammi Van VolkinburghTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Phone: 760 583 9698
Since completing my first three-week stay in Asia at six years of age, I knew early on in life that I wanted to have a career that allowed me to travel the world. I also knew that I wanted to work with like-minded adventurers, people who appreciated traveling to exotic lands in a luxurious manner.
While attending university, I was recruited at the age of 17 by an airline, officially launching my career in the travel industry. I stayed with the airline for three years before deciding to move to the consulting side of the industry and soon found the perfect outlet for my skills in the area of ultra-luxury travel.
I continued to travel the world and by the time I turned 25 I had visited over 50 countries on six continents. That number is now over 100 and continues to grow every year as I continue my long-held practice of personally vetting the travel products that I recommend to my clients. This practice has led to such personal travel experiences as The Blue Train in South Africa, a TCS Expeditions private jet trip of India, gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, regular cruising on Silversea and Seabourn, and stays at many of the top hotels and spas in the world.
My dedication to providing discerning travelers with the ultimate in luxury travel experiences has also led to my being honored on Travel + Leisure magazine's "A-List: Worlds Top Travel Agents" every year since 2003, as well as in other nationally known publications.
Pam ArdellTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Phone: 910 470-6727
I have been in travel 49 years and LOVE my profession. I have cruised, trekked and traveled the world and am excited to deal with my client's to make their dreams come true!
Belgium, Canada, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Switzerland, Turkey, United States-Southwest
Lee ScheelerTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
I My first big adventure was in 1970 when 3 girlfriends and I decided to go to Caracas,Venezuela and I have not stopped traveling since.
I am lucky to be married to a man who shares my love of travel and we have fostered that same love in our children.
In 2001 I joined the travel industry and I found I have a passion for travel.
Every year I look forward to my trips to Key West, Florida, San Francisco and the wine country. Also I personally escort a group of about 30 ladies on a yearly adventure. I travel with them to a different city in Europe for a week.
I have for the last several years been a guest of the Italian Tourist board,visiting less touristy areas of Italy like Puglia.
I have traveled to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Budapest and Dublin to name a few cities. I am a sun person so Punta Cana, Bermuda, Aruba, Saint Martin, Barbados, Puert Rico, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos have been some of the islands I have visited.
I have also had the chance to tour New Zealand, Australia and Iceland.
Customer service is as important to me as my passion for travel. I work very hard to find the best destination for my clients and I don't stop working for them until they have returned happy from their trip.
Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Culture, History & Arts, Escorted Tours
Jennifer MartinTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Phone: 615 513 8782
I have always loved traveling and so far I have made it to four continents and over twenty five countries.
This passion for travel naturally led me to research areas of travel for my family and friends. After discovering the incredible features and benefits I could offer my friends and family, I decided to pursue my passion of travel and became a travel advisor. That’s when Jen Martin Travel was born.
I enjoy getting to know my clients and partnering with them to create the perfect journey. This takes research, planning, communication, and creativity. I love assisting my clients in obtaining the perfect travel destinations, amazing accommodations and unforgettable experiences that turn their vacations into a trip of a lifetime.
One of the best advantages when working with my clients are the VIP perks which which I am able to offer. Who doesn’t like a free upgrade, complimentary breakfast, resort credit and the option of early check in and late check out? I brings me such satisfaction when my clients contact me and tell me they experienced true VIP treatment.
Planning the perfect trip can be time consuming, stressful, and at times overwhelming, so I’d love to take that stress away from you and in doing so, I pledge to be an enthusiastic advisor who you can rely on before, during and after every trip.
Canada, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Peru, South Africa, SaintBarthÃ©lemy, Turks and Caicos Islands, Mexico, Anguilla
Beach & Sun, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Culture, History & Arts, Honeymoons
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Iris LisztTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Phone: 954 557 4755
I am an active travel advisor and feel that it is important to visit many places in the world so that I can discuss and help you plan your vacation with experience and knowledge. It is important to me to help guide you, step by step, through the planning process, and to make sure I understand exactly what you are interested in. By working together and following up with every detail, I feel confident that you will have the best travel experience that you are expecting.
Ireland, United Kingdom, Aruba, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Thailand
Michael KroekerTitle: President
Agency: Bonaventure Travel
After receiving his private pilot licence, Mike fell in love with all things travel related. Having had the opportunity to travel for both business and pleasure, Mike has traveled throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America as well as the Caribbean. Mike’s attention to detail and his understanding of corporate travel, will ensure that your business and leisure travel arrangements run smoothly.
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.
Cecilia CokerTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Travels by Donna
Cecilia became intrigued by the travel industry while growing up in Chicago.
“I was always fascinated by maps and about traveling around the world,” she said.
So it was an easy thing for her to pick a career path. She got a degree in the travel and airline industry with a minor in computer science from the Northwestern Business College in Chicago.
Three weeks after graduation, Cecilia got a job with Iberia Airlines of Spain, where she worked for five years. Iberia Airlines moved its operations to Miami, and Cecelia decided not to move with the company. She worked for a small travel agency until she got married and moved to Columbus.
Cecilia continued to work in the travel industry, first at the now-defunct Travel World in Columbus and Carlson-Wagonlit in Fort Benning.
Almost 14 years ago, she found her way to Travels By Donna, where you’ll find her happily working with all kinds of people, sending them all over the world.
She loves working in the industry, being able to help people with their travel plans. Cecilia also loves traveling herself so she can tell clients the best places to visit.
And don’t forget, Cecilia speaks Spanish, so if you need some help, she’s the one to call.
Judy Van WilpeTitle: Independent Contractor - Crossroads Travel
When I was a teenager, my family and I lived in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific for 4 1/2 years. It was my first time to fly and I haven't stopped since. It instilled in me a great love for travel and adventure that drew me to a career in the travel industry. It is a great joy and blessing to do something that you love. I graduated from the International Travel Institute in Houston Texas as well as San Jacinto College and have been a travel agent for 16 years. I love helping people plan the perfect vacation or honeymoon and taking care of all the details for them, so they can focus on making memories every step of the way.
- Sandals Certified Specialist
- AM Resorts Master Agent
Martina CollinsTitle: Travel Counsellor
Agency: Elan Travel
I’ve currently been in the travel industry since 2001. I have had the pleasure of travelling to Belgium , Netherlands , France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Hawaii, Disneyland, Las Vegas, San Francisco and trips across Canada. My favorite part of my job is hearing positive feedback about a trip I have booked for a client. The Travel industry is constantly changing , I love learning about new destinations, new Cultures, new aircraft s. These are just a few on an endless list.
This keeps a job exciting and helps me with information that can make booking for a client easy. TRAVEL=PRICELESS
Heather JonesTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: The Travel Connection
Heather Jones joined The Travel Connection team in 2016, after several years in corporate private travel. Heather has been involved in multiple facets of the travel industry for over 18 years. In addition to servicing Leisure and Corporate needs, Heather coordinates and manages many of our Group travel segments. Some of Heather’s favorite destinations include Ireland, Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Heather has a passion for travel and enjoys helping her clients achieve a memorable experience.
Paulette SolomanTitle: President and Owner
Agency: The Travel Store
Paulette became the owner of The Travel Store in November 2019; as the new person on site every day she’s been amazed at the level of knowledge and expertise the agents at The Travel Store offer. She is an avid traveler who booked many trips through the business and is definitely excited about travel being part of the job.
Travel has always been a top priority for Paulette, and she feels that the opportunity with The Travel Store is meant to be! She’s been to Mexico, Cuba, Barbados, Jamaica, Bermuda, Iceland, Austria, England, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Switzerland, as well as to amazing places in Canada and the US…and is always looking for the next great travel experience. She’s happy to share details of where she’s been, and to share her favourite places from her travels. She and her husband Randy MacKinnon brought their kids on many of these trips; now grown, their children feel these were the best learning experiences of their lives.
Paulette feels lucky to have grown up in Souris; she went on to graduate from UPEI, Dalhousie, and George Washington University, where she did a master’s degree in Tourism.
Her background in tourism, major events, and as an entrepreneur and educator have woken Paulette’s curiosity about people, places, cultural experiences and how travel can broaden understanding of one another. She also feels that active vacations and taking the time to explore off the beaten path locales are wonderful ways to get the most out of our travels.
She would love to talk to you about your dream destinations and how we can help plan your perfect getaway!
Colleen DavisTitle: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Colleen Davis has worked for the Travel Store office in Summerside since 1993. She has experience in planning all Vacation and Business travel, but specializes in Wedding and Group travel. She is there to give you the best value and provide you with peace of mind from departure to return. With over 23 years in the travel industry, Colleen has travelled extensively herself.
Colleen is married to Jamie and has a son Cameron and daughter Chelsey, whom she loves to travel with. She is able to offer the best in travel to every part of the world, including air tickets, vacation travel, corporate travel and group travel.
Destinations she has visited include the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Bahamas, Bermuda, Florida, California, New York, Spain, Holland, London, England & Paris.
Additional Phone: 1-877-436-4273
Dale TurcotteTitle: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Dale is a member of our team in the Moncton location and we are excited for what he brings to our travel family.
Dale is a fully bilingual advisor who has a passion for travel! He graduated from the Travel & Hospitality program at Oulton College in 2018 and has been in the Travel & Tourism Industry ever since.
Dale truly discovered his passion for Travel in 2016 while working as an Au-Pair in Madrid, Spain. After three months of living in a different country and visiting multiple European destinations, he had caught the travel bug! He has since visited numerous countries such as Austria, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Montenegro, Dominican Republic, Germany, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Peru and Japan.
Some of Dale’s Certifications Include:
– 80+ Destination Specialty Courses
– Certified Sandals Specialist
– Rail Europe Specialist
– & More!
Dale looks forward to working with you in planning your next vacation!
Additional Phone: 1-866-389-9009
Danny MacGuiganTitle: Travel Expert
Agency: The Travel Store
Danny has been in travel since 1989. He currently does both Corporate and Leisure travel. He has traveled to many destinations including Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Maarten, Florida, Las Vegas, England and Caribbean Cruising.
Additional Phone: 1-877-566-2000
Brandy ZdanTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Elan Travel
Brandy has recently joined the leisure department at Elan travel. She has 9 years of experience in both corporate and leisure travel. She has travelled the United States including Hawaii and Alaska, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Holly EelyTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Holly Eely
Holly has been a Travel Advisor with TravelOnly since 2015. Her niche is Destination Weddings and Groups (familyl/friends/Corporate).Holly also enjoys helping people plan vacations that will create ever lasting memories.
Holly is able to assist with many different types of vacations and wants to help you create your dream vacation. She has experience booking cruises, tours (both group or private), all inclusive sun destinations, Hawaii, Disneyland, and Las Vegas.
Holly's passion for travel allows her to provide great feedback and assistance in finding just the right trip for you.
Holly also supports many animal organizations and in 2013 founded a program called Best Friends for Life which provides pet food and supplies (leashes, collars, kitty litter, etc) to animals in need living with the homeless or low income on the downtown eastside of Vancouver, BC. She also donates a portion of her commission sales to animals and people in need. Know when you book with Holly, you are helping others too.
Holly lives in Richmond, BC but she is able to help clients remotely in all of Canada and the United States.
Contact Holly with confidence knowing her motto is "I've always got your back"
ManuelaTitle: Contact Monica Anderson
Agency: World Wide Travel of Cornwall
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.
Maria GruningerTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Uniglobe Specialty Travel
My name is Maria and I have been with Uniglobe Specialty Travel since 2016 and am currently enjoying the role as a corporate travel agent.
The best part about being a travel agent?
I get to assist people with something I love to do myself: traveling.
Whether you need help arranging your business travel, a family vacation or a flight to Europe, I enjoy assisting you with all your travel needs, while ensuring that you get the best possible deal.
I look forward to help you with your next travel arrangements, no matter where you are going.
Nancy RondeauTitle: Travel Expert & Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist
Agency: Nancy Rondeau - New Liskeard
I am a proud associate of the TravelOnly family - one of Canada's largest family owned retail travel agencies with over 45 years of experience.
As a Travel Expert specializing in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, my services range from offering you expert advice and personalized service, assisting in travel bookings with all types of travel including, All-Inclusive, Cruises, Tours, Flights, Hotel Reservation, Group Travel, Travel Insurance and of course my specialty, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons planning.
I hold certifications with TICO Education Standards Travel; The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC); The Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Association; and Princess Cruise Academy. I also have personal experience in many different countries and specialize in Caribbean Destinations.
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of taking the time to become well acquainted with my clients to really understand and accommodate their personal style and taste. That personal touch means everything. As committed as I am to ensuring my clients dreams become reality, working in the travel and wedding planning industry is my own dream come true!
I am committed, prepared and eager in helping you plan, budget and arrange all your travel needs. Please feel free to email or call me at your convenience.
Leia MarvinAgency: Leia Marvin
20+ years in Travel & Tourism has provided me with extensive training to deliver top rate services as well as an abundance of destination expertise.
I am a proud South Pacific specialist, selling Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji and the Cook Islands. While most of my career has focused on the South Pacific, I have also specialized in Asia and Africa.
Groups, family vacations, solo travellers, weddings and honeymoons, are some of the market segments I service however my specialty lies in the complex custom vacations...you dream it, I book it. From your airfare to your transfers, hotels and tours, no itinerary is too hard to customize.
From luxury travel to independent free wheeling experiences, there is something for everyone. Working with me means you will have support throughout your booking and travel experience. Let me do the hard work while you enjoy the journey.
Lana SharrTitle: Owner
Agency: Quintess Travels
Lana has over 20 years in the travel and hospitality Industry and is a avid traveler herself.
She was born abroad and lived in Italy and Vienna, prior to arriving to the US. She had the opportunity to relocate with her family and reside in both the East and West Coast prior to settling to Arizona. Europe is her forte and having traveled to over 30 destinations across the globe, she is just as well versed when it comes to other parts of the world. Lana's biggest thrill when traveling is learning about the history, culture, and local cuisine of the countries and people she is visiting. Her sense of adventure allows her to feel just as comfortable cave tubing in Belize as she is on a Silversea's luxury liner.
Lana consistently delivers amazing travel experiences for all budgets and tastes, and has a large following of happy clients. When she is planning a destination wedding, a intimate honeymoon, a luxury river cruise, or a visit to the Holy City, Lana takes great pride in delivering the perfect experience for you, every time.
Businesses appreciate Lana's expertise when it comes to finding the perfect corporate event venue at the best possible price. From a single hassle-free route from point A to B, to a large group whose flights need to be coordinated, Lana handles it quickly and with ease.
Lana's most memorable travel experiences to date include visiting the beloved and inviting city of Sienna, Tuscany, eating the best soufflés and escargot in Paris, shopping for spices at the local markets in Grenada and of course her own beautiful destination wedding in the Caribbean with her toes in the sand saying "I do" while sharing the experience with her closest friends and family.
Lana specializes in:
- Destination Weddings and intimate Honeymoons
- Cruises to include River Cruises
- Group Travel (reunions, multi generational and sports teams)
- Faith and Heritage Travel
- Corporate Incentive Travel
- Wellness Travel
She is committed to exceeding your expectations and will work tirelessly to make your travel trips a reality.
Dori GessertTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Four Seasons Travel
- Dream vacation/destination – Too many to choose from!
- 1 item you never travel without – something to read
- Favorite property you have visited – Secrets Akumal
- Favorite musical artist/band – Bon Jovi
- Favorite quote – Love you to the moon and back
- Favorite movie - Grease
- Random fact about you – Baton sponsor for our high school marching band
- First concert you attended – Def Leppard
- I’m happiest when… watching my kids do their thing
- Favorite book – Love you Forever (children’s book)
- Dinner with anyone (living or dead?) who would it be my dad
Christine KaufmanAgency: Christine Kaufman
<p>My love for travel started at a young age when my parents would take us on trips every summer. One year we drove to Florida in December amid a snow storm. In my 20's my Grandmother and I packed up and took Via Rail from Ontario to BC. Upon returning home a friend and I jumped in the car and drove to the East Coast - putting my feet in both oceans within a week was an unimaginable! Wrapping up my 20's with a month long backpacking trip through Europe further opened my eyes and desire for travel - visiting Austria was a childhood dream!<br />While travel has always been my love it hasn't always been my profession. When considering other life options for employment I came across TravelOnly and took a plunge - why not try it? Now today I am a TICO Licensed Travel Adviser with TravelOnly who has sold travel to many friends, family and strangers who have become valued customers who are treated like family.<br />My goal in travel is to help your planning go as smooth as possible while allowing you the pleasure and experience of travel - just like how I felt putting my feet in the Oceans or traveling in Europe. <br />Follow me on Facebook to keep up with inspiring travel ideas or send me an email today to begin making your travel dreams a reality!</p>
Joy FergusonTitle: Independent Travel Designer affiliated with Lisell Travel
Agency: Lisell Travel
Joy Ferguson caught the travel bug early from her parents traveling with them and then being inspired by their own travels in the retirement years! As she and her husband started a family, it was a priority to take family trips together and they have continued traveling since becoming empty nesters. Whether it is in the US or abroad, Joy is ready to go and see the many sites and experience the culture!
Joy is ready to help her clients with all types of travel including both river and ocean cruises, all-Inclusive destinations, family trips or fully independent travel. She believes the best part of travel are the memories you create and take home to last a lifetime. She strives to give each of her clients a unique experience with a personal touch on each itinerary.
She and her husband reside in Plano along with two sons and are looking forward to the arrival of their first granddaughter in 2020!
Theadis DamewoodTitle: Independent Contractor affiliated with Lisell Travel
Agency: Lisell Travel
Theadis was first bitten by the travel bug when her parents took her to a Florida beach that they then returned to almost every summer. While in college, she was fortunate enough to go on an eight-week school trip to immerse herself in the culture and educational systems of Europe. The travel bug had developed into full-blown wanderlust—she was now a traveler for life!
Theadis has had extensive, meaningful experiences traveling with her mother and husband to Europe, Africa, Tahiti, and all over the United States. Africa was her most exciting trip by far. Seeing the animals up close and personal made everything literally “come alive”. She can never get enough of European adventures such as visiting Paris and any part of Switzerland. Sailing the crystalline waters of Tahiti was another amazing experience. Her favorite thing about travelling is learning about the people and culture in every place she visits. River cruising has become a particular favorite for Theadis, especially Christmas Market cruises.
Theadis specializes in European travel, but she loves to plan group and individual travel in all areas of the world. Her significant travel experience, as well as her dedication to always expanding her travel knowledge, helps her plan unique and special vacation experiences that you can only get from a professional travel designer. She has a vast knowledge about cruises, all-inclusive resorts, escorted vacations, as well as personally designed itineraries. Whatever your travel needs, Theadis can advise you on planning a trip you’ll remember fondly for the rest of your life.
Specialties include the following:
- Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
- Collette Vacations
- Hawaii Destination
Charles Van EltenTitle: VP Sales
Agency: Lisell Travel
Charles Van Elten started his career in the travel industry as a Flight Attendant for Qantas Airways, living in Sydney Australia.
After 12 years of traveling the world, he moved to Hawaii and spent the next 20 years in the Rental Car, Tour Operator, Hotel Resort & Casino and River Cruise segments of the travel marketplace.
Charles particularly enjoyed his time working with two different luxury River Cruise lines as their Director of Field Sales. With his 15+ years of experience in this area, he brings knowledge of the destinations and the rivers to the agency.
He is truly passionate about travel and providing the best experience possible for your trip of a lifetime or a fun-filled fabulous getaway for you or your group of friends.
Charles is married to LuAnn Lisell and enjoys the family and entrepreneurial aspects of the agency. He deeply loves his two grandchildren and can’t wait to show them his world of travel.
CristianaTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Flair Travel Planners
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!
Nicole ZellTitle: Agency Owner/Travel Agent
Agency: Swan Valley Travel
Nicole Zell completed the Travel Counsellor program at Robertson College in 1999. Nicole started working with Sears Travel in Winnipeg where she was until moving to Swan River in 2006. She has been the owner of Swan Valley Travel since February 2007.
For the past 18 years, Nicole has had the opportunity to help others experience the world. Whether someone is hoping to plan an all-inclusive honeymoon vacation, or they want to book an extensive three-week tour to several different European cities, she is available to assist them in any way possible.
Nicole specializes in all-inclusive vacations, destination weddings and European tours.
Over the years her travels have taken her all over Canada, the US, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Panama, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France.
Nicole would love to help you make memories that will last a lifetime. Contact her today to begin planning your next vacation.Nicole looks after our Swan River office
Cassandra JamiesonTitle: Owner/Manager & Travel Counsellor
Agency: McPhail Travel Brandon
Cassandra has been in the travel industry for 11 years and her passion is action and adventure travel. Having travelled with Contiki, G Adventures, Avalon Waterways and Insight Vacations, to name some, she is able to offer her clients first hand advice regarding the many different types of "touring" available.
Her travel within the past couple of years has included Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Nicaragua, Portugal, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Thailand, Italy, Greece, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. She has also been to various Caribbean Islands and throughout North America.
She is a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist and has booked somewhere upwards of 30 wedding groups from 15 to 80 plus guests. She can recommend destinations and resorts to match your dreams and budget - as well as advise you of where you should steer clear of. She's also stayed at several Sandal Resorts which offer the ultimate romantic getaways.
Michailia GrahamTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Kingston Central Travel & Cruise Company
Hello there! My name is Michailia Graham, and I have been working for Kingston Central Travel since 2018.
I have been traveling with my family from an early age, and have a passion for new experiences. Some of my interests include local art and handmade crafts. I'm also a big fan of pop culture, from theater to niche events.
Some of my favorite vacations have taken place away from our Canadian winter. I have travel experience with cruising in Alaska, Bermuda and Jamaica, and several All Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean. I plan on traveling to many more locales in the future. I would be happy to share my insights on escaping somewhere warm, culturally enriching, and (most importantly!) relaxing.
I will be delighted to help you plan your next Caribbean or cruise adventure!
Joy DanosTitle: Independent Contractor
Agency: Geauxing Places
I am a former elementary teacher with a passion for traveling and helping others make their vacation dreams a reality. As a lifelong learner, I love to find opportunities to stay current with unique destinations, travel trends, and enjoyable getaways to better serve my clients. I am a Certified Sandals Specialist, AM Resorts Master Agent, College of Disney Knowledge certified agent, Universal Orlando certified agent, Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Resorts certified agent, as well as certifications and trainings with various cruise lines. I would love to help plan your honeymoon, destination wedding, cruise, group travel, escorted tour, family vacation, etc. and to help create lifelong memories with your loved ones!
Terri SchaeferTitle: Travel Advisor
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Terri graduated from the Ambassador School of Travel in 2000 and has been busy in the travel industry ever since. She also has her Disney College of Knowledge degree, is a Hawaiian Island expert, and is a Princess Commodore. She earned her Travel Agent Proficient Honor right after travel school.
Some of her favorite places to travel are the national parks here in the US, whether by driving, train, flying, or even sailing. Alaska is her all-time top spot. She has cruised on Carnival, Disney, and Princess. She's been traveling throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and the US; including, Alaska and Hawaii. Terri is ready to help you plan that perfect trip either for couples or multi-generational families. She has arranged quite a few group trips for several businesses and families in the tri-state.
In her spare time, she enjoys a good book at a great campsite. Her grandchildren are the joy of her life and you are likely to see them with her and her husband. Her daughters often join them, also. You are likely to see her at a state park or even a national park with the family. Just come on by and say, "Hi," she or her husband will pull you out a chair to sit and talk awhile.
Remember, you will not know what is on the other side, unless you travel there. So, of her favorite memories of travel are of being lost and hiccups along the way. These are the ones that you think about first and usually end up laughing about later on.
Tony AcquavivaTitle: Travel Consultant
Agency: Marina Travel
Phone: 800-387-3966 Extension 213
I have over 20 years of travel experience with Marina Travel.
I Specialize in all aspect of travel, including Sun Destinations, Cruises, Groups,
Tour/ Excursions, Corporate travel.
I fluently speak English and Italian.
I love to travel!
Lucia MeloTitle: Associate
Agency: TravelOnly by Lucia
Welcome to my Travel Business! After 23 years of managing our family business, I have chosen to follow my passion for travel! My husband and I have travelled extensively over the years, which has allowed me to savour the many cultures and appreciate the various ethnic backgrounds around the world.
My business affilate (Eduarda) and I are proficient in arranging Group Tours, Sun Packages, Cruises, River Cruises, Golf Tours, and CustomizeDestinations.
Our focus is to provide excellent customer service. Our mission is to help make your Dream Trip a reality!!
Rosalie VaquezTitle: Travel Professional
Agency: Cruise Vacations
Becoming a travel advisor has been very rewarding career, it gives me the privilege to know the world and its great places and people. Assisting my clients in planning their dream vacations brings me excitement, as if I will be travelling with them!
I speak Filipino and have travelled mostly in Asia, like Japan, Thailand and Philippines.
Now that my kids are a little older and can appreciate things around them, travelling every year will be a family goal. There are so many wonderful places and culture to see and experience and sharing the world with them will be so rewarding.
I believe that the memories we build and the experiences we will have during our travels are what will be treasured for life.
I can't wait to help more people create these keepsakes.
Laura FriisTitle: Adventure Travel Specialist
Agency: Departures Travel
Laura has over 30 years experience in the travel industry, focusing mostly on small group adventure travel. Laura grew up in a tiny coastal town in BC, and her wilderness childhood, plus many years working as a wildlife biologist, gave her a keen interest in travelling to parts of the world where wilderness and wildlife are still abundant. Her first “adventure” trip was a safari through Kenya and Tanzania, and she hasn't stopped exploring since.
In 2005, Laura discovered the wonderful world of small ship (fewer than 200 passengers) expedition travel, and has sailed to both polar regions and to points in between, on ships operated by companies such as Adventure Canada, Quark Expeditions, and G Adventures.
Laura continues to explore the far reaches of our planet, and has visited all seven continents multiple times. She most enjoys travelling in Africa, South America, and the polar regions. She loves the world’s wild places and introducing others to them as well.
If you imagine a satellite view of the earth by night - you may find her travelling where the lights are fewest!
If you'd like to make an appointment to meet with Laura to discuss travelling somewhere a little different, you can contact her at email@example.com
Check out Laura's google map!
Jaye Parrent - Morinville/sturgeon CountyTitle: Travel Specialist
Agency: Escape Journeys
"I don't think there is a place that is not on my bucket list. I absolutely have a passion for responsible and sustainable adventure travel. There is something to be said for being able to experience different countries, cultures, history and food first hand in a local and authentic way. Finding locally owned and operated hotels, eating at local restaurants and finding hidden gems to visit is something that fills my cup, and at the same time make a positive impact on the people and economy of the countries we get to explore! I would love to experience the awe of Stonehenge, the rich history and architecture of Europe, the wonder of the jungle in Costa Rica, scouting for animals on a responsible safari, and snorkeling the amazing islands of the South Pacific. I really do think the possibilities are endless!" _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I have traveled to: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Peru, Morocco, Vietnam, Portugal, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Florida, New York, California, Nevada, Utah, and Seattle. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Specializations and Certifications: Groups Specialist - Proud member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Europe and South Groups, Destination Wedding Specialist. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Join me on my next adventure - Wellness Bali! October 18-26th, 2020 - https://www.escapejourneys.ca/wellnessbali
Joanne DemeloTitle: Manager
Agency: Elan Travel
I have been in the travel industry and with Elan Travel since 1992. In my 26 years in travel, I have travelled to Hawaii, Mexico, USA, Canada, Europe, Azores Portugal, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Great
“There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a client, or a family returning from a well-deserved vacation and telling us what an amazing time they had. What we get back from our clients is what keeps us in the travel industry.
Finding a resort, hotel, or tour that I know will be perfect for one of my clients, and that I know they will love, is exhilarating.
It is always my pleasure to help you find your passion, one adventure at a time. Let me take you places!”
Irene Bowen MCCTitle: Senior Travel Associate
Agency: Northstar Travel
I've been in the travel industry with Sears Travel Guelph for more than 25 years, and have been to
many countries. MCC stands for Master Cruise Consultant, and cruising is
what I enjoy very much.
I really enjoy hearing back from clients about their trips, because even
if I've been to the same destination, every ones experience is unique.
Please call me at 519 766 7385 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela MathiesTitle: Contact Angela Mathies, CTA
Agency: Ambassador Travel
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!
Nina GordonTitle: Travel Counsellor
Agency: Elan Travel
I have been with the leisure department at Elan Travel since 2017. I have travelled throughout the United States from Salem Massachusetts to California, while stopping at Disney World, Disneyland and Vegas. I have visited Cuba, Mexico and Indonesia. I knew leaving high school that I wanted to jump into the travel industry; learning and extending my knowledge of different cultures and destinations.
I look forward to helping clients plan their vacation, wherever they decide to go, putting your travel worries at ease.
EricaTitle: Internal Medicine Physician
Agency: Doctor Diaries Fit4Travel
My name is Erica and I'm an Internal Medicine physician in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Thank you for visiting my page! I am so excited to share some of my travel passions with you, and I hope that this travel page is helpful to you on your journey. Feel free to look around, and don't hesitate to reach out. I'd love to get to know you too! Xoxo
J.mccabeTitle: Co-Owner/Agency Administrator/ Travel Advisor & Specialist
Agency: A Three Mermaid Travel Service
Our Travel Family started connecting with You the discerning traveler in 2002: WE- I, and my business partner Gary Goldenberg started our travel family- A Three Mermaid Travel Service, post 9/11 in January 2002 after becoming certified travel agents in a time when the travel world slowed to a drip. After going to classes before, and after the terrorist attack in lower Manhattan on 14th Street. We became resolved that we would succeed to build and sell honestly a travel service based on excellence. Through the knowledge we gained in class, and the help we received from Joannie Ogg at NACTA, with the travel information the late great Joel Abel of Travel Trade gave to agents and to us in private helped make our path clear as a home based travel agency. They pointed us in the right direction, treated us like family, and the rest has become history!
As early members of NACTA-National Association of Career Travel Agents, and then soon to follow we became one of the original members of the NEST- Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel- the home based travel agent consortium, and part of the American Marketing Group. This organization treats us, and our guests like family, helps us fight the battle for all our clients when there is a problem. There support to us, and the travel community is tremendous!
We have built a family of home based travel agents that are passionate about travel, selling travel, and continuing to learn, and give our clients the best service for the value they desire. The integrity, honesty, and caring these specialists/advisor believe in help make us the company we are today! To continue to learn, to continue to travel, and experience life is an important element to our success. Please become a part of our travel family, be our guests create great moments, and know we are there to help you create special memories or even just have a smooth business trip.! LETS TRAVEL!
Professionally trained to share our love of travel to help you choose a great travel experience!
CLIA- Cruise Line International Association-Established in 1975, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is
the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a
unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA
supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and
sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promoting the
cruise travel experience.
NACTA-National Association Of Career Travel Agents:NACTA is the foremost Travel Industry Association dedicated to providing
the finest education, training, networking, and representation in
support of Career Travel Agents. It is also part of ASTA -American Society of Travel Agents. ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.
NEST- Network Of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel- This the family we belong to today, a member of the American Marketing Group this organization helps us as a consortium bringing the best preferred suppliers and letting us connect them to you, with the best prices for the value you choose ,deals, added value specials. The 18 brands that make-up AMG -includes a spectrum of products and services that provide excellence.They are a leader in the industry for creating innovative products and
services and for long standing relationships.
SATH-Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality-The Society for Accessible Travel &
Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit
membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs
of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal
barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United
States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with
disabilities and other individuals and corporations who support our
For You the discerning traveler we:
Always offer a personalized Service to each guest, with the travel product that fits your travel needs.
Experienced Travel Advisor on Your Side
We are experienced in traveling, and have a trusted network of advisors to provide you with specialized expertise in all areas of the US, and the world!
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU THE INDIVIDUAL OR A GROUP OF ANY SIZE!
-Family & Friends
-Clubs and Organizations
"We customize each itinerary based on what you are looking for in a trip. You have great ideas, we have the know-how on how to make it happen!"
MY Personal Accomplishments:
CLIA MCC- Master Cruise Counselor
Distinctive Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Certified Specialist
Special Needs Group Specialist
Royal Caribbean’s University Master Adventure!
NCL Bachelors Degree
Universal Orlando Specalist
Princess Academy Commodore
Cunard Academy Commodore
Avalon Waterway Specialist
Viking River Cruise Specialist
AM Resorts Master Agent
Palace Resorts PRO Agent
Palace Resort Pro Wedding Specialist
Globus Tour Expert
Cosmo Tour Specialist
Hawaii Destination Specialist
Certified Travel Agent at Travel Careers International Limited
Three Most Favorite Vacation Places (okay I have more then three I'm allowed Top 11):1- Kenya The Ark, Aberdare National Park,, along with Samburu and Maasai Mara Game Parks Kenya, 2- Greece-especially the islands of Santorini & Rhodes, 3- Alaska Cruise 4-Costa Rica- 5-Barcelona, Spain-especially La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, 6-Hawaii- Haleakala Crater Maui,Kaui, and Molokai 7- Arizona- Sedona, and pretty much the whole state 8-Florida- Tarpon Springs to Miami to Jacksonville to the Emerald Coast and back down the Nature coast. 9-Italy -Florence, Vatican City, Amalfi Coast 10. Cape May NJ 11.New Orleans
Where to Next: Ireland, Cunard Queen Mary Crossing, Asia by tour and by boat from Thailand through Vietnam, Cambodia , and Singapore, Japan cruise and the South Pacific Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.
My cruise fact: Each cruise has a different flavor that meets your needs, since 2001 I have sailed 54 cruises on eight cruise lines, and many itineraries. I enjoy all of the cruise lines. I have inspected over 100ships. They all work for the special trip you are looking forward to booking a Blount Cruise or American Cruise Line with under a hundred people, a Avalon Asia River Boat cruise with 36 people or the Wow of the Oasis Class Royal Caribbean floating resort with 5 or 6 major shows. True luxury on a Regent or Crystal Cruise with many amenities included to a Seabourn, or Sea Dream Yacht. Or a full mast ride on Star Clipper or Windstar ship. Join Us today be our guest by land, sea, rail,trail, or bike and hike!
Agency: Ambassador Travel
Connie is the President of Ambassador Travel and oversees the divisions of Ambassador Travel: Vacation Center, Corporate Center, Group & Incentive Travel, Ambassador Travel School, and Magellan Interline Vacations. Connie earned her CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) certification early in her travel career. She has served Ambassador Travel in senior management. Connie has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Orlando, Las Vegas, Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Wisconsin and many other destinations in the United States, but New York city, aka The Big Apple, remains one of her favorite. A visit to The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia was a truly special vacation experience. Her international destinations include Canada, Costa Rica, Belize, Ireland, France, Portugal, Mexico, Spain and Italy. The Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City is as charming as described. She has also sailed on many cruise ships and visited many Caribbean destinations including Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Nassau, Nevis, Montserrat, St. Barts and St. Martin. Connie's current favorite is visiting castles in Europe.Favorite travel quote: "Why does a once in a lifetime vacation have to be limited to only once in a lifetime?"