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Tony Labbe

Tony Labbe

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: tony@labbetravel.com
Phone: 307-413-0139

I began my career as a busboy in junior high. Then while studying at the University of Denver for a BSBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management, I worked in many hotels and restaurants. After graduating college, I entering the business full-time with the Four Seasons Hotel New York on 57th Street.

I continued with Four Seasons Hotels in Maui and San Francisco for 7 years. Then was the operations manager at the famous Bunnery Bakery & Restaurant Jackson Hole Wyoming for the last 14 years. The hospitality business is in my blood. I really enjoy refining the bigger and smaller trip details.

Tony Salamone

Tony Salamone

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: tony@salamonetravelgroup.com
Phone: 7734045436

Curiously traveling the world and assisting clients to do the same. So much to see!

Tracy Donley

Tracy Donley

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: tracydonley@travelxperts.com
Phone: 602-291-0369

Tracy’s passion for travel is inspired by the memories and adventures exploring the vast regions of the United States with her family. Fueled by her desire to “See the Word,” Tracy set her sights globally and dedicated herself to discovering as many of the world’s natural and historic wonders as she could. From the life changing revelations of the ancient city of Ephesus to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon, Tracy’s journeys and adventures have been instrumental in both her professional expertise and her personal enthusiasm. Whether it’s a month-long vacation to New Zealand and Australia or a weekend getaway to the beaches of California, Tracy knows exactly what it takes to make a travel experience of a lifetime.

Vanessa Snider

Vanessa Snider

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: vanessa@theluxuryservice.com
Phone: 424-533-3576

The smells, colors and flavors are the best parts about traveling. First hand experience allows me to share unique details about a property or destination; elevating typical travel to an extraordinary experience. So whether you yearn to taste the tapas of Barcelona, hear the sound of sea lions in San Francisco or take a breath of the crisp morning air from your luxury tent in the South African bush, the world is waiting for you. My specialty is creating exceptional travel experiences for discerning individuals, families and small companies.

Vickie Rust

Vickie Rust

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: vickie@luxworldtrvl.com
Phone: +1 804-510-0606

I have had an interest in travel since childhood, and dreamed of traveling the world when I grew up. After entering the travel industry f following graduation from college, these dreams became reality, and I have had the good fortune to visit many countries in Europe, Australia, Egypt, the Caribbean, Asia (Japan, Bali, Hong Kong) as well as many states in the USA. I love creating the perfect itinerary after matching clients with the destination that best suits them and their interests.

Vivian Taylor

Vivian Taylor

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Travel Experts
Email: viviant@viviantaylor.com
Phone: 919-846-2544

I became a travel agent because I want to bring the joy of travel to people's lives and help change the world, one trip at a time. I have a special interest in elephants and am an avid endangered species advocate. I also collect wine and enjoy entertaining.

Surf and Safari

Surf and Safari

Agency: Surf and Safari
Email: surfandsafari@shaw.ca
Phone: 416-367-8264 ext 2607

If you are looking for a travel professional to partner with in creating your next dream vacation, you have come to the right place. With the countless options, Surf and Safari will carefully select the best experiences to ensure you enjoy a meaningful travel experience, with memories that last long after you return home.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller


Explore

Just as a chef requires many fine ingredients to create a culinary delight, or an artist requires and creates many different colors to paint a masterpiece, a travel designer carefully chooses travel components most suited to each individual traveller to craft an exclusive travel itinerary. Let's explore the possibilities!


Discover

Discovering the highlights and hidden gems of cities and regions is what makes travel so exciting and fun. Since everyone has their own idea of what may be fun, we will need to discover what is on the "wanderlist" of each traveler.

So, who will be enjoying this adventure to a distant land? Parents, partners, children, grandparents, family and friends. What activities and sights are on the "must do" or "must see" list? Are there preferences, likes/dislikes and special requirements that need to be considered? The answers to these questions will assist us in offering the best and most suitable travel options.


Connect

And finally we add the sparkle! The best way to connect with a place is to enjoy the hospitality of a local. Experiences are selected to ensure you have the ability to connect with the locals who have a great passion to share the knowledge and love of a reionit with others. One of these experiences could include savoring a special meal at a local favorite restaurant, attending a musical or theatre performance, visiting a farmer's market, enjoying a local festival, or participating in an authentic cultural experience.


Travel Services

We can assist with a number of travel services including (but not limited to) the following:

Service fees apply to bookings of individual components.

  • Accommodation - farm stay to boutique to luxury
  • Airport Transfers
  • All inclusive vacation packages
  • Australia Electronic Travel Authority - must be obtained prior to arrival
  • Cruises - ocean, river, yacht and expedition
  • Cultural Activities
  • Escorted tours
  • Exclusive Experiences
  • Excursions - from 1/2 to multi days
  • Flights - International - Multi country - Around the World - Domestic (in any country)
  • Pre and post cruise arrangements
  • Sightseeing and Excursions
  • Special Events, Performances and Festivals
  • Travel Insurance
  • and more......

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Tracy Thornicroft

Tracy Thornicroft

Agency: Tracy Thornicroft
Email: tthornicroft@ttand.com
Phone: (519) 870-6178

I love to help clients put their adventurous experiences together. Whether its an all-inclusive trip down south, or a week in Europe hiking, cycling or just lazing around, there is no experience I can't help you find. My own travel adventures have taken me diving in Cancun and Cozumel, relaxing in Holguin Cuba, body surfing in Costa Rica, partying in Punta Cana & Puerto Plata Dominican Republic; exploring in Paris, Italy (Pompeii was amazing!) and Scotland. I love adventure and future plans are to do some cycling tours through vineyards and hike through Iceland, river cruise in Europe or maybe some white-water rafting on the Colorado River. Would you care to join me?

tthornicroft@ttand.com

(519) 870-6178

Tannis Dyrland

Tannis Dyrland

Title: Owner
Agency: Tannis Dyrland
Email: tdyrland@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: 403.483.5386

Did you know I have personally been to 59 countries?....I have traveled the world in search of culture and experience so it makes perfect sense that professionally I work in the travel industry. After spending significant time exploring the globe as a “backpacker” which makes me a wonderful resource for how to travel the world as an independent single. I've also experienced destination weddings both personally and professionally. When my personal life evolved to include children, those professional skills grew to include how to travel flawlessly with a family. For myself, the best part of working as a travel consultant is helping clients plan trips of a lifetime.

Whether I am helping to plan a trip for a young adventurer trekking the world or designing a travel experience for parents who want their children to see another culture or a wonder of the world, I have the personal experience and professional support to help you plan your trip of a lifetime.


MY TRIPS South East Asia/Australia/Fiji/New Zealand/Europe/Central and South America and alomost the entirety of the Caribbean.

tdyrland@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

403-483-5386

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Lisa Hale

Lisa Hale

Title: DIRECTOR OF CELEBRATIONS
Agency: Travel N Relax
Email: lisah@travelnrelax.com

Lisa Hale is also a world traveler whose passion lies in unifying couples wherever their love takes them. Lisa’s varied travels have taken her to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Costa Rica, and all 50 states.

Mark Meikle

Mark Meikle

Agency: Mark Meikle
Email: mmeikle@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
Phone: (289) 237-0867

Mark started MDM Enterprises a limousine company specializing in corporate airport travel which he has owned and operated since 1999. Previous to this he worked over 20 years in the hotel and restaurant industry with Holiday Inns, the Royal Connaught Hotel in Hamilton Ontario and also as a Manager of a private club in Burlington.

He has travelled extensively in the Caribbean and Mexico both at all-inclusive resorts and cruising. He has also travelled to Australia and Europe. Mark looks forward to working with all his clients in providing efficient, friendly and expert service in arranging all your travel needs.

(289) 237-0867

mmeikle@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

Elisa Ossia

Elisa Ossia

Agency: Elisa Ossia
Email: eossia@ttand.com
Phone: (647) 469-4400

"Travelling.. It leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller"-Ibn Battuta.

It would be my pleasure to assist and provide you with experienced, customized, travel planning services.

Lets get started on your next story.

eossia@ttand.com

D:647-469-4400

Robert Townshend

Robert Townshend

Title: Owner
Agency: Total Advantage Travel & Tours Inc.
Email: robert@totaladvantage.com
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 !

Email me at: robert@totaladvantage.com


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Brenda

Brenda

Title: Travel Agent
Agency: Swan Valley Travel
Email: brenda@swantravel.ca
Phone: (204) 734-2354

Brenda Holinaty has been working with us at the Swan River office since 2014.

Brenda's interest in travel started with her first trip to the Dominican Republic in 2004. Since then, she has travelled to Panama, Mexico, Las Vegas, Jamaica, Niagara Falls, Los Angeles, Florida, and cruises to the Key West and Grand Cayman area. Brenda has been a great addition to the team, with a "can do" attitude and great customers skills. Brenda’s others interest include gardening, camping, cooking, playing piano and spending time outdoors.

Renee Tsang

Renee Tsang

Title: Travel Advisor
Agency: Centre Holidays
Email: reneet@centreholidays.com
Phone: 1-888-823-8801 ext 219

As a travel professional, I can help provide a customized and personal concierge level of service to help you plan the perfect holiday and create unforgettable memories! Travel opportunities can provide unique personal experiences, forge new friendships and bond family and friends in one extraordinary vacation. Rejuvenate your soul and allow us to help you with the details!

My specialization is to help you have the perfect, stress-free vacation! As a graduate of Disney’s Certification Program, The College of Disney Knowledge and having been to almost all the Disney destinations in the world, I am armed with the tools and resources to help you plan a memorable Disney vacation . We visit Disneyland and Disney World each year, and have been to Aulani in Hawaii, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland and two Disney cruises (Alaska and The Bahamas).

I have a varied travel background in areas such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea, Paris, France, Mexico, Dominican Republic and all throughout the USA and Canada. I have been on cruises and all-inclusive vacations, and flexible, customized trips. I enjoy planning travel and Disney is one of my favourites!

Also, as a Romance Travel Specialist, I can help you plan the ultimate destination wedding and/or any honeymoon plans! There is nothing more important and necessary than nurturing our relationship with our partners and a romantic vacation dedicated to the relationship can be the key to creating those memories to connect your souls together.

Let me research options and narrow down your choices to a few based on your specific needs and requirements, saving you time and money. Choose from options picked especially for you to make the travel planning process fun and easy! With a passion for travel and attention to detail, I plan your vacation with as much thought and consideration as though it were my own. No vacation plan is too large or small.

I am only a quick email or phone call away to take care of all your travel plans so you can simply enjoy your holiday! Life is too short to stay home!

Michailia Graham

Michailia Graham

Title: Travel Consultant
Agency: Kingston Central Travel & Cruise Company
Email: michailia.graham@kingstoncentral.com

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!

Peter Sanchez

Peter Sanchez

Title: Co-Founder & CEO
Agency: Cuba VIP Travel
Email: peter@cubaviptravel.com

Born in Cuba in 1961, Peter was just six months old when his family left for Buenos Aires. After a brief exile in Argentina and Chile, his family landed in Los Angeles, California, where Peter grew up, like many Cubans in exile, within two cultures simultaneously. Thus the term Cuban-American. Peter, always felt a connection and a yearning for his native Cuba. Like many Cuban exile kids, the parents and extended family had a lot to do with the first generation living their traditions and cultural heritage. By 1996, he was travelling to Cuba and beginning to elaborate the idea of creating a company that would share the best of Cuba with the US, but also bring the best of the US to Cuba thereby building cultural bridges, good faith and hope among two peoples that had always had a natural affinity for each other. By anchoring on Cuba’s rich artistic and cultural heritage, he organized his first groups for the Bienal de La Habana in the year 2000, and every year since. He has explored the island from end to end in the company of the best historians, artists, architects musicians he derives the greatest joy firm sharing Cuba wihh his travelers.

Julia MacCormack

Julia MacCormack

Title: 2020 Valentine's Day Escape to the Sun
Agency: Stewart Travel Group
Email: julia@stewarttravelgroup.ca
Phone: 902-598-8231

Julia was born and raised in Summerside, PEI. She graduated from St. Thomas University in 2005 with an Arts degree in Criminology and Sociology. It was during University that she caught the travel bug when she participated in a student exchange program for one semester, studying in Brisbane, Australia.

After graduation, Julia booked a flight to London, England to meet up with friends she had met in Australia and to travel Europe for a year. A few months in, the opportunity to become a tour manager for a European tour company came up, and she went for it. At the age of 23, Julia jumped on a training trip for 65 days where she and other Tour Managers and Drivers in training traveled all over Europe on a coach and learned everything there was to know about working for a European Tour Company. It was one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences she has ever had, and after completing the training, she became a Tour Manager and worked on and off in Europe for several years. She believes she has completed about 30 “laps” of the continent including Western and Eastern Europe, and well as the UK and Ireland.

In between working on the road, Julia was able to travel outside of Europe to South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia. She also returned to Canada and spent a couple of years working as a travel agent in Toronto, Ontario.

Julia moved back home to PEI in August of 2011. It was then that she started dating her now husband, Jason, who she married in 2016. They live together in Summerside, half time with his two teenagers, and full time with their fur baby (dog). Julia and her husband have traveled together to Europe for their honeymoon and also on several trips to the Caribbean. They are headed to Peru soon (Oct ’18) which is a huge bucket list destination for both of them and are they are very excited.

Julia still works as a Tour Manager in the summers but now closer to home. Her tours are of the Maritimes, Newfoundland, or the major cities of Ontario and Quebec.

To say that her life has been a whirlwind would be an understatement but Julia would not change a thing. She is happy to take her wealth of experience and knowledge from working and traveling to over 50 countries and use it to help make your travel dreams come true.

  • Office: (902) 894-9389 / 1-844-660-7329 PEI extensions
  • Cell / After Hours: (902) 598-8231
  • julia@stewarttravelgroup.ca


  • Audrey Proulx

    Audrey Proulx

    Title: (905) 512-8946
    Agency: Audrey Proulx
    Email: aproulx@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

    Hello, my name is Audrey Proulx and I have been a travel agent for 37 years. Iworked at Sears Travel Limeridge Mall and Orion Travelinx.

    My passion is cruising and has cruised on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity, Cunard, Princess and Holland America.

    In saying that I can assist in planning a family vacation to Disney or that fabulous Bucket List trip of your dreams.

    I have the following Specialist Certifications include:

    • Avalon
    • Uniworld
    • Celebrity
    • Oceania
    • Royal Caribbean Cruise
    • Bahia Hotels
    • Riu Hotels
    • Sandals
    • Globus and Monograms
    • Insight
    • Trafalgar

    I have traveled to the following destinations,

    Aruba, Antigua, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Barbados, St Lucia, San Juan, St Maarten, Grenada, Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and Tunisia. I have cruised in the Caribbean, Europe, and Alaska.

    I am so excited to be a part of The Travel Agent Next Door.

    Please remember, in helping plan your vacations. I always recommend you protect your investment. I highly recommend travel insurance.

    aproulx@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

    (905) 512-8946

    Anita Paton

    Anita Paton

    Title: Melissa & Duane
    Agency: Anita Paton
    Email: apaton@thetravelagentnextdoor.com
    Phone: 226-289-0927

    I have been a Travel Consultant for well over 20 years now. My passion for travel and people has landed me in my rewarding career. I am driven by meeting new people, understanding their travel needs and helping them experience the globe! My first love for travel started as a child with frequent trips across the pond to visit relatives. From the first flight I can recall I was hooked. The Travel Industry is a magnificent ever evolving industry and I am so grateful to be part of it. Being a full service Vacation Designer I am here to help with package holidays, cruises, river cruising, coach tours, planes and trains and everything in between. I am so proud to have been able to arrange many destination weddings, ranging in size from 6-97 guests! These are so exciting to plan! I hope I can help you with your travel plans soon! I am certain that my enthusiasm for your vacation needs will shine through! Let me make vacation planning fun and easy again!

    apaton@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

    (226) 289-0927


    Glen Earle

    Glen Earle

    Title: Uganda Safari & Humanitarian Trip
    Agency: Stewart Travel Group
    Email: glen@stewarttravelgroup.ca
    Phone: 506-343-3711

    Glen is originally from Saint John, NB and is now living on the beautiful Kingston Peninsula. He has been working in the travel industry for well over 30 years and continues to have a passion that cannot be duplicated. Glen completed a Travel Merchandizing diploma in Peterborough many years ago, and has worked several fields in retail travel. He has worked with airlines and has been both a retail Travel Consultant and Manager for a national Travel Agency.

    He recently retired from the Travel Insurance side of our business with a 24-year tenure. Glen is dedicated to ensure all his clients receive the best value and they purchase a product that suits individual needs. Travelling is a true love for Glen and his family; he has cruised on 16 different ships, toured throughout Europe extensively and been to Mexico and the Caribbean over 25 times. Ask him about his humanitarian efforts in the Philippines scheduled for October 2017. Group Travel is exciting and another true passion along with adventure and special interest which include Diving Vacations, Skiing and Sailing vacations.

    Glen will have a few new roles with Stewart Travel Group when he officially joins STG that will include Business Development and Recruitment of new Trusted Travel Advisors to the Team.

    Deirdre Baxter

    Deirdre Baxter

    Title: Corporate Partner
    Agency: Forbes Travel
    Email: deirdre@forbes-travel.com
    Phone: 604-630-4801

    It was an excursion to an Indian restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland, on New Year’s Eve 1990 where Deirdre had a revelation. Up until then, she thought she hated curry, but there was no way out of attending this festive celebration. At the restaurant, she was advised that Rogan Josh was the least “curry-ish”, so she gamely gave it a try, and ended up trying everyone else’s dinners, and discovered SHE LOVED CURRY! Now she just needs a visit to her favourite cuisine’s birthplace, India, to seal the deal!

    Her most memorable vacation as a child was the time her father took a four month sabbatical, and her parents pulled her and her three siblings out of school. They then embarked on a cross-USA tour, followed by a flight to the UK, and then back to Canada, where they towed a trailer crosscountry, listening to six different eight-track tapes the whole way!

    Her first real job was slinging food at the PNE at the age of 12. Her 15 year-old sister got a job first, then the two of them convinced their mom that Deirdre would be safe working alongside her. She will never forget those two weeks, it was quite the eye-opener. Deirdre’s favourite website these days is www.houzz.com, where she says one can find literally a million photos to help the avid renovator get ideas!

    Birgit Allen

    Birgit Allen

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: birgit@traveldivas.com
    Phone: 1 (910) 256-5788

    I am fascinated with cultures and countries, and have been creating travel itineraries for clients for over 30 years. Travel broadens the mind, enlarges the soul, and makes us appreciate beauty and humanity. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for new places and peoples with my clients.

    Betta Singer

    Betta Singer

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: betta@travelbybetta.com
    Phone: 248-406-4040

    I have been in the travel industry for almost 25 years. I am fortunate to work at a job I love! I specialize in leisure travel but also do corporate travel. Creating a wonderful and memorable vacation for you is my goal.

    Becky Hayes

    Becky Hayes

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: becky@designingjourneys.com
    Phone: 1 (919) 924-2625

    I have been so fortunate to have had many “trips of a lifetime.” From trekking in the Himalayas, to cross country skiing near the Arctic Circle, to snorkeling in the Caribbean, my passion for travel has led the way. I have watched the sun rise over the temples of Angkor Watt in Cambodia and the sun set over ancient Etruscan walls in Tuscany. I’ve sipped wine in Parisian cafés and tea in Istanbul’s Spice Market. I’ve barged in Burgundy, been on safari in Africa, and climbed the ruins of Machu Picchu. Each destination was captivating and made up of the most wonderful people and cultures. Although my quest is not over, now as an independent travel consultant my desire is to put that firsthand knowledge to work for those who likewise relish all that traveling has to offer.

    When I decided to strike out on my own in 2007, I chose to partner with Travel Experts, a host travel agency also located in Raleigh. One of the most important benefits of our partnership is having direct access to Virtuoso, the industry’s leading network for leisure travel. As a member of Virtuoso, I can tap into exclusive products, services, and worldwide contacts that allow me to offer my clients a higher level of travel experiences. As a Virtuoso traveler, you are recognized as one of the most prestigious guests in the world!

    So now that you know a little bit about me, let me learn about you and what type of travel experience you are looking for. The opportunities are truly endless so let’s design that perfect journey together.

    Becky Craft

    Becky Craft

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: info@travelcrafter.com
    Phone: 1 (318) 219-3630

    I am a lifelong passionate traveler turned travel designer. Over 20 years ago, I founded my own travel company (Travel Crafter) to help others achieve more enriching travel experiences. My company motto and philosophy is "Unique Journeys for Curious Travelers." This describes the focus I put on crafting travels and experiences that are customized to each and every client. My extensive and continued world travels are a valuable resource for my clients who want first-hand feedback and destination knowledge gained over decades of personal travels. In addition to designing travel experiences for individuals, I also specialize in small custom groups and food and wine travel.

    Bebe Halimi

    Bebe Halimi

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: bebe4travel@gmail.com
    Phone: 916-764-1191

    I discovered my skill for juggling complex itineraries while planning my family’s annual vacations – no easy task, as with seven brothers and sisters, three children, 18 nieces and nephews, and always an additional friend or two, coordinating schedules and finding the best deals always proved an adventure. Over the past fifteen years as a travel advisor, I have planned more than 50 cruises for groups in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, and Europe, visited 20-plus countries, and made numerous trips to Israel. Making experiential travel affordable for families and friends is my passion – both for mine and yours.

    Specialties: Escorted group trips (ranging in size from 8 to 350 travelers), women’s spa vacations and getaways, milestone birthday and special-occasion travel.

    Favorite destinations: The Amalfi Coast for sheer beauty and delicious food and Barcelona and Saint Petersburg for architecture. When it comes to nature, you can’t match Alaska’s fresh air and wild expanses.

    Where next: Southeast Asia and Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast.

    Barbara Windett

    Barbara Windett

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: barbara.windett@outlook.com
    Phone: 302-753-4542

    Knowing I wanted to see the world, but too short to be a flight attendant, I enrolled in a local travel school. Graduating in 1984, I spent my first five years with AAA in their leisure travel division before moving to corporate travel at ICI.

    In 1993, I accepted a position with MBNA America in their corporate travel department where I co-founded the Concierge Desk providing senior executives with 24x7 support for their corporate and leisure travel needs. Before choosing to leave in 2005, I held the position of Travel Office Manager, honing my skills in creating bespoke itineraries, providing superior client satisfaction for top-level executives and developing amazing relationships both personally and professionally. As a result, I became an independent agent with Travel Experts.

    During my travel career, I had the great fortune to travel and experience some of the best memories of my life; flying Concorde, walk the Great Wall, manta rays flipping through Kona waves, hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Crown Jewels in London, snorkel in Bora Bora, walk through ice caves in Iceland, witnessing the Aurora Borealis...the list goes on!

    "The Bucket List" ~ surely we all have one now! Much of that movie incorporated travel experiences. It reminds me of a quote I shamelessly stole from a colleague: "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer!" With resources worldwide, I welcome the opportunity to help make your travel experiences become memories of a lifetime!

    Barbara Sullivan

    Barbara Sullivan

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: barbara@travelxperts.com
    Phone: 251-604-0518

    Barbara Sullivan has been a dedicated member of the travel industry for 40+ years. Her vast knowledge of the intricacies of both the airlines and travel advising makes her one of the best travel advisors around! She has traveled the Mediterranean, Italy, Greece, England, Ireland, the Caribbean, French Polynesia, throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Her love of working with people and planning unique life experiences is what makes her one of the best that Travel Experts has to offer.

    Barbara makes a point to know her clients on a more personal level as well. In doing so, she can assure that her clients will have a more personalized trip thus making the trip incredibly special. Planning trips according to her clients’ interests and budget insures that, not only will they be excited, they will travel with ease. Once budgets have been discussed, incredible lifetime experiences for her clients come to fruition.

    Barbara Ness

    Barbara Ness

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: barbara.ness@outlook.com
    Phone: 646-528-3259

    I have been a travel adviser since 1981.

    I do extensive travel and have a wonderful selection of favorite hotels from all over the world. My clients love to just ask for recommendations to fulfill their travel dreams.

    I personally love to cruise and can help find just the right ship, cabin and destination - at the best price.

    I also have planned many destination weddings and am a specialist in family vacations.

    Anne Gordon

    Anne Gordon

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: annegordon@travelxperts.com
    Phone: 518-966-2663

    I started my own travel business after 20 years of working in advertising and marketing in Manhattan and have never looked back.

    With Travel Experts and Virtuoso as my partners, we have unparalleled access and relationships with every top hotel and tour operator in the world providing our clients with the best of the best at all times. #livelifetravelnow

    We truly believe in living every day to its fullest and to travel as much and as often as you possibly can. Get the kids started early and we specialize in planning milestone birthdays, anniversaries and multi-gen travel. Anything that has to do with a Celebration or a Grandparent, count us in!!!

    • Celebration Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Wellness
    • Luxury Travel
    • Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
    • World Cruise & Luxury Yacht

    FAVORITE PLACES THAT I HAVE TRAVELED: Thailand, Italy, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Antigua, Africa, Bora Bora, Sicily, Mexico, Greece, Spain, NYC

    UPCOMING TRAVEL: Hawaii, Netherlands, Mexico, St. Lucia

    ON MY TO DO LIST: Singapore, Laos, Maldives, Bali, Malaysia, Egypt, Germany, Peru, MEtoWE, Switzerland & Champagne, France, Kenya, Belgium

    Amy Hooper

    Amy Hooper

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: amy@travelamy.com
    Phone: 1 (615) 292-2478

    For more than 25 years, I have helped my clients make their travel dreams come true. Whether it's a short getaway or an extensive trip around the world, no travel dream is too small for me to apply my love of travel, expertise and knowledge in planning the perfect trip! No matter what's at the top of a client's priority list - luxury accommodations, budget or style of travel - I will discern how to create the most unique travel experience that fits every individual need. No detail is too small for my attention. I specialize in custom trips and cruises for individuals and small groups.

    Because I love to see the world, I have traveled extensively, particularly in Europe, South America, the Carribbean and Mexico with destination certifications for Western Europe, France and Italy. I am also a Certified Travel Counselor, a Travel Institute designation.

    Allyson Owens

    Allyson Owens

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: allyson@allonsvoyage.com
    Phone: 443-747-1020

    I am thrilled you are considering using my travel services. Everyone has different approaches and priorities when it comes to planning travel. I have been planning trips and experiencing the joy of traveling for more than 25 years. I have traveled to 39 countries and territories, and 36 of the 50 United States. I have planned domestic and international trips for travelers as young as 3 and as seasoned as 83. I pride myself on thorough research of a destination and being an informed and connected global citizen. I strive to develop and nurture a keen rapport with my clients to understand their needs, desires and expectations to deliver incomparable travel experiences. After successfully practicing law for over 15 years, I decided to pursue my passion of helping others with their travel needs, while continuing to explore the world through travel. Making travel plans should be easy and exciting, not overwhelming and burdensome. I provide each client with an array of travel services that are uniquely suited and selected just for that client. I look forward to serving your travel needs.

    Lori Beal

    Lori Beal

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Stenner Travel
    Email: lbeal@tpi.ca

    I was born in Hamilton, Ontario. I have been fortunate enough to have lived in almost every province in the country. I have an extensive background in customer service, dealing with individuals, corporate clients and non-profit organizations.

    My focus and passion is in the experience that I can create for my clients. From the simplest of solutions to the most complicated itineraries, I will be there each step of the way.

    When I’m not talking, booking or writing about travel I spend time on my kayak in the Comox Valley.

    Sincerely,

    Your Travel Concierge

    Lori Beal

    Alisa Glover

    Alisa Glover

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: alisag@travelxperts.com
    Phone: 919-846-2544

    I am from a small town in Missouri. I developed a love for travel by being in the midwest and traveling all over the US with family, various ministries, camps and organizations. I graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Travel and Tourism / Communications.

    After college, I moved to Atlanta, GA to work for a nonprofit where I was responsible for travel logistics for many teams working throughout the country. I developed a love for working with groups during these years. It was a natural fit for me to launch into the travel industry in 2016 to help clients and groups manage their travel needs.

    Adriana Breidenstein

    Adriana Breidenstein

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: adriana@travelxperts.com
    Phone: 713-557-7343

    I was born, raised and educated in Europe.

    I was the child who rode the trains from a very young age, by myself, to visit the relatives furthest away in interesting places.

    From my first flight, I have loved flying and have worked for Lufthansa and British Airways.

    As a luxury travel advisor I have the privilege of custom-designing each trip.

    A perfect trip can be simple or elaborate - dancing the tango in Argentina or traveling with your own Egyptologist.

    I have access to what makes each trip very special -- the most desired suites on cruises, the perfect guide for your safari, or the best cooking classes in Italy.

    My long term relationships with my clients mean everything to me.

    Sophie Solomon

    Sophie Solomon

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: sophiesolomon@travelxperts.com
    Phone: 914-433-0549

    I was born in London, England but spent summers in France experiencing the culture and people and making friends and memories. It made me realize that there was so much of the world to explore. I have now spent a third of my life outside of the UK living in Asia and North America. My perspective of the world and life has been changed forever. Travel is exciting, a journey which creates memories never to be repeated or replaced.

    I have been working in the travel industry for 5 years and worked in the food industry for 13 years before that, both in small and large corporations. I have a high level of professionalism and business ethics and have a true passion for travel, different cultures and the world.

    When I plan vacations for customers, I step into the process from their perspective so that I provide a tailor made journey matching their needs and desires. I provide a high level of service throughout by listening, researching and negotiating the best deals and focusing on the details. I am diligent and hard working on the clients behalf to provide them a seamless and unique vacation. The truly rewarding part for me comes from the clients enjoyment and repeat business.

    To Travel is to Live!

    Shary Fromm

    Shary Fromm

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: info@frommtravel.com
    Phone: 480-980-8117

    As a child growing up in Los Angeles, I always dreamed that I would travel the world…and so I did!

    It was through the connections that I cultivated with people of all ages and cultures, that I realized the desire of everyone to feel valued, safe and well cared for, (which is what I do best) also extends to their leisure and business travel.

    I have spent more than 30 years as a “serial entrepreneur” staffing, organizing schedules, researching and making sure that ALL the small details involved with complicated itineraries and events flowed effortlessly as well as creating beautiful spaces & events large and small.

    I am forever a student and learning more every day about the travel industry and the changing products that are offered to today’s discerning traveler. As a Master Cruise Counselor and Meeting Planner, I have received training and personal experience in the growing cruise industry, hotel and land/tour segments.

    My service as a travel advisor and meeting planner allows me the flexibility to bridge the connections between my clients and expert suppliers to create dynamic events and fulfilling experiences.

    Consider Fromm Travel to be your concierge travel agency and meeting planners. We are here and available to speak with you...YES a real live person to assist you or your company to create memorable magical moments planning reunions, destination weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or special occasions, …Worry-free travel and events Fromm here to journey's end!

    Marcie Ewing

    Marcie Ewing

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: mewing@newsightstravel.com
    Phone: 772-519-7800

    Drawing upon almost 30 years of travel experience and first-hand knowledge of many of the top vacation spots in the world, I am dedicated to providing you with the best vacation possible. My specialty is in leisure group travel, specifically incentive groups, destination weddings, family groups and personalized individual vacations. My decades of experience have resulted in an unrivaled degree of vacation-planning prowess. I am a master planner who has orchestrated vacations and personally traveled to the familiar and exotic locations on the map below.

    Leah Katz

    Leah Katz

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: leah@travelxperts.com
    Phone: 516-808-7300

    Travel became my passion in 1977, on my honeymoon, where I discovered how much I enjoyed learning about the world. I left my position as a casting director in the entertainment business and pursued my passion of travel. I found the key to fulfilling my client’s vision was to put focus in choosing the right destination. Whether you see yourself sitting on a remote beach, strolling cobblestone streets, diving the Great Barrier Reef or hot air ballooning over the Serengeti, I strive to ensure my clients engage in bespoke experiences which turn into memories lasting a lifetime. My focus is on honeymoons (who doesn’t love to celebrate love) and custom itineraries around the globe. From initial planning to the day you return home, every detail will be executed for a seamless and worry-free trip. There is a magical world waiting to be discovered. It would be my pleasure to help reveal it with you.

    Kathy Mueller

    Kathy Mueller

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: kathy@authentictravelgroup.com
    Phone: +1 914 698 1140

    I am an Independent Contractor affiliated with Travel Experts. I have over 18 years of experience designing trips and I pride myself in offering superior service beyond my client’s expectations. My company name, Authentic Travel, defines the results of my work. I strive to travel at least once a month, always to a new destination. I believe first hand experience with a destination is essential. Planning trips all over the world, I devote myself to each individual client & each individual itinerary making sure every trip is seamless from beginning to end.

    Kathy Komar

    Kathy Komar

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: komar@authentictravelgroup.com
    Phone: 1-914-960-5465

    I am part of the Authentic Travel Team and I am an Independent Contractor affiliated with Bayside Travel. I recently transitioned into the travel industry after 25 years of planning Corporate Events for CEO’s and Senior Executives. I have traveled the globe, lived in NY & London, planned 500 events, trips and projects dedicating my life to making sure every detail is exactly right and the experience is extraordinary.

    I led a Corporate Events Team producing globally visibly events, many of which were portrayed in the media where I had responsibility for meticulously planning travel, accommodations, activities, meals, filming, media coverage, etc. for anywhere from 50 to 500 people. Previously I ran program management for projects that ran upwards of 2 years, included hundreds of sub projects, millions in budgets and up to 400 staff always ensuring that every detail was thought through.

    I am extremely organized and I love to please my clients. Let me make your life easier and plan your trips so you can truly experience your destination. After all life is really about opening up our hearts and minds to new experiences!

    Jan Carroll Weir

    Jan Carroll Weir

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: jan@customtravelworld.com
    Phone: 317-202-0708

    Jan Carroll Weir is a Travel Consultant for Custom Travel, Inc. located in Indianapolis, IN. Custom Travel, Inc. The company specializes in FIT customized services for American international travelers.

    My husband and I love to travel and my favorite country (outside of the United States, of course) is France. I'm fortunate that my husband is a history and architecture specialist so when I'm touring, I feel like I have my very own personal tour guide. We live in Indianapolis but have a second home in Harbor Springs, Michigan - we adore the winter and all things SNOW! We have three grown children who are scattered about the country. We are both self-professed foodies, we love wine, are avid hikers and love to be outdoors.

    Irene Favata

    Irene Favata

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: irenef@lxrtravel.com
    Phone: +1 (716) 568-7096

    I have been in the Travel Industry for 30+ years starting with a major airline, recruited by a travel agency where I became branch manager to my current position as a Founding Director and Senior Travel Expert for LXR Travel an affiliate of Travel Experts.

    My goal is to make travel a dream reality for everyone no matter how much or how little money they have so they can have those cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Travel is the best investment anyone can make because memories only grow and never diminish.

    My passion is to collaborate with my clients on their interests and needs and then carefully craft an itinerary that guarantees a wonderful time and throws in a few fun surprises.

    My many travels over those 30+ years gives me first hand experiences to share.

    My specialties include Family Travel, History, culture, adventure, cruises, Beach and Sun Travel. I am determined to ensure that everyone that works with me has the best experience no matter where life leads them...

    Heidi Weitzsacker

    Heidi Weitzsacker

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: heidiw@lxrtravel.com
    Phone: +1 (716) 568-7095

    Interests & Specialties:

    Ireland Specialist

    Heidi’s years in the travel industry of providing unparalleled service to her clients/travelers has made her a top producer for over 25 years. In addition to providing excellent care, Heidi’s thirst for knowledge and business acumen has earned her several certifications and the position of Office Manager. Today she is thrilled that with Travel Experts and association with the industry’s best, she continues to provide her clients/travelers with her experience and care in every reservation while offering extra-value and amenities previously not available.

    Eva Ferrari

    Eva Ferrari

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: eva.travel@verizon.net
    Phone: +1 (914) 666-9676

    My passion for travel started back in 1985 when I checked-in for my first transatlantic flight from Vienna, Austria to New York City. It ended up being a one-way ticket. Once in the United States, I started my first full-time job working in travel, which stimulated my interest in traveling around the world. It began when I visited the city every weekend for a year and fell in love with the city’s vibrancy, museums, galleries, restaurants and diversity. Fascinated by unfamiliar cultures and the world itself, I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to explore other countries across the globe.

    I started as a clerical assistant in a local travel agency, which instilled my excitement for the travel industry. After a few years, I launched my own agency and joined into a great partnership with Travel Experts and its Virtuoso membership, helping to elevate the sales experience for both myself and my clients.

    I specialize in very unique and tailor-made travel experiences for my clients. No trips are ever alike. My other personal assets are being bilingual, along with a strong knowledge of geography. My qualifications and skills allow me to instill confidence in my clients to try new destinations and go on roads less traveled.

    When away from the office, I enjoy soft adventure travel such as biking across the Pyrenees Mountains or along the countryside of Vietnam, hiking and skiing the mountains of the European Alps, Scuba Diving in the South Seas or Turks and Caicos Islands. My new favorite is a week away at a Wellness Spa. Other specialties include River Cruising, Multi-Generational trips and the National Parks of the USA.

    Gretchen Cote

    Gretchen Cote

    Title: Travel Consultant
    Agency: Four Seasons Travel
    Email: gretchen@4seasonstrav.com
    • Dream vacation/destination – I would have to say traveling around Italy, doing a food tour.
    • 1 item you never travel without – deep relief essential oil
    • Favorite property you have visited – Actually stayed at, Finest Playa Mujeres, visited Royalton Negril
    • Favorite musical artist/band - Thomas Rhett
    • Best concert – Thomas Rhett
    • Favorite food – Crab legs
    • Favorite movie – Dirty Dancing
    • Favorite place to shop - Buckle
    • First concert you attended - Sweetstock
    • I’m happiest when… I’m snuggling with my kids
    Deb Velli

    Deb Velli

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: deb@rockymtntravel.net
    Phone: +1 406 522-0617

    Travel is a passion for me. From the time I was 5, I flew with my dad, who was a private pilot, my mom and sister on numerous adventures near and far.

    Whether I'm luxuriating in a suite at Casa Gangotena in Quito, Ecuador or hiking and camping in the Mountains of Montana, I'm happy either way. Marrying a native Italian who regularly loves to return "home" has given me plenty of opportunity to escort small groups to Italy or wherever there's great food and wine! It's all about getting to know the locals and experiencing the culture....... in exciting cities and way off the beaten path.

    As a travel advisor for 38+ years, I'm a member of the Virtuoso Adventure Travel and Family Communities, a Destination Specialist for Italy, Scotland, Costa Rica and Belize, a Sandals and Beaches Specialist, as well as an Un-Cruise Adventurist.

    My travels have included hiking in the highlands of Peru and the Cloud Forest in Ecuador, the Cairngorms in Scotland, skiing all over North America and Austria, kayaking beside the glaciers in Alaska, floating in the Dead Sea of Israel, sailing in the Sea of Cortes, scuba diving the reefs in Turks and Caicos, swimming with sea turtles in Belize to hiking Haleakala Crater in Hawaii. I'd love to share my experiences and my passion for adventure with you by collaborating with you on YOUR next journey.

    Yolanda Meador

    Yolanda Meador

    Title: President/Founder
    Agency: You Deserve It! Vacations
    Email: ymeador@ydiv.com
    Phone: 214-636-5454

    Meet Yolanda Meador

    Our Yolanda Meador, president and founder of You Deserve It Vacations began her career in travel over 15 years ago. The University of North Texas graduate earned a BBA in Human Resources, and later a MBA from University of Phoenix. In 1997, Yolanda attended Brook haven College, receiving her Travel Agent Certification. Shortly after, Yolanda completed Sabre courses and a host of other certifications that qualify her as a specialist in the world of travel..

    Although Yolanda’s professional achievements are admirable, love for family is fundamentally the reason for her success. As a wife and mother, she understands the importance of living a quality and eventful life. Coincidentally, planning numerous family vacations and luxury getaways for friends, enabled Yolanda to discover her love for travel.

    Yolanda’s love for travel and her desire to see the world, is the driving force that propelled her to launch My Worldwide Travel in 1997. One of the most pivotal moments in her career is an all girls’ trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas in October 1999. The women decided they would go and have fun saying, “We deserve it.” Both inspired and even more excited, Yolanda realized her mission. Upon returning home to Dallas, TX, Yolanda changed the name of her travel agency to You Deserve It Vacations

    Yolanda is continually motivated by the mission that inspired her in 1999. When asked why the travel profession is right for her, Yolanda said, “I love making people’s dreams come true…more importantly,

    “You Deserve It.”

    Annie Osolinski

    Annie Osolinski

    Title: Travel Advisor
    Agency: Travel Experts
    Email: annie@travelxperts.com
    Phone: 413-357-3006

    Started my career in Travel in 1977.

    • Garber Travel, Boston, MA
    • Park Main Travel, Wilbraham, MA
    • Travelrama, Hartford, CT
    • Travel Innovations, West Hartford, CT - owner
    • Sanditz Travel, Simsbury, CT
    • Travel Experts, Raleigh, NC