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Valerie Szymanski

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Email: valeries@covingtontravelinc.com

Phone: 260-432-5995

Hours: Monday -Friday 900am -5:00pm EST

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As an RN turned travel advisor and with over 40 years of traveling as a military dependent, I have developed a passion not only for travel but to help others plan their own expeditions to new and exciting destinations. I have lived in Canada, multiple states within the USA, Germany, Cambridge England, Ville Franche, France, and South Korea, and have traveled far beyond each of these destinations while living abroad. While living in South Korea, I coordinated China trips for groups while running an export business from Beijing. While living in Germany,England, and Korea my travels were extensive. Once back in the USA I continued to help arrange private customized tours to Beijing China, as well as assisting families with Disney vacations, ‘Land and Sea’. As a part of the Covington Travel family I have been honored to orchestrate travel for clients to exciting destinations like Hawaii, the Caribbean, Alaskan cruisetours, everything Disney, Costa Rica, Scotland, Poland, France, England and beyond. I am honored to have joined the team at Covington Travel and assist clients with their upcoming travel plans near and far.

Vanessa Genger

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Email: vanessa@gengertravel.com

Phone: 847-902-2564

Hours: 8:00am = 5:00pm CST

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My fascination with travel began while growing up in Venezuela and Thailand. As a member of the Bangkok Aquatic swim team, I traveled throughout Europe and the Far East with my family, falling in love with cities such as Athens, Rome, and Vienna. After a career in customer relations and logistics, I launched my career as a travel advisor, and have found true passion in helping my clients immerse themselves in local culture. My goal is to make sure my clients’ trips are the right fit for them. I enjoy booking travel to New Zealand and Spain, and travel often to Prague, where my daughter is a teacher. I’ve cruised Sydney Harbour in Australia, explored both islands of New Zealand, toured Italy with my three daughters during the Xmas holidays, attended Easter Mass in the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral in Spain, and driven the northern coast of Ireland from Galway to Dublin. I’ve been lucky to experience several trips of a lifetime, and my goal is to create similar experiences for my clients!

Zeynep Kurap

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Email: zee@travelxclusive.com

Phone: 312-560-0383

Hours: 9am-7pm CST

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I was born in Turkey, and have offices in both Istanbul and Naperville/Chicago, Illinois. I’m a destination specialist for Turkey and India, where I lived for several months in 2007 and 2008. I created the Maharajas Secret Places program, and through my on-site connections in northern India, I’ve helped my clients visit palaces, dine with the Maharaja’s , go on camel safaris, and take exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of the area’s museums, jewelry, and sari shops.

I also love traveling to Morocco, Greece, Egypt, and the U.S. Some special touches I’ve arranged for my clients in those areas have included surprise helicopter rides over the Sahara Desert and a private yacht tour through the Greek Isles.

Jacy Angelle

Jacy Ángelle

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Email: jacy@jangelleluxurytravel.com

Phone: 512.944.8282 or 866.318.3298

Hours: 9am-5pm CST

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I’m the Owner and CEO of J Ángelle Luxury Travel, an affiliate of The Travel Society; a Virtuoso member agency. As an Advisor/Designer,  I’m also an accomplished businesswoman. I was previous co-owner, photographer, and Marketing and Creative Design Director of an Austin-based travel photography business. I helped build the company starting from art vendor in the SoCo District, on to success in national and international markets. Passion for travel has me easily create unique, out-of-the-box excursions. I’m imaginative and adept in assisting with planning bespoke itineraries for the travel elite.  I cater to high end and high profile individuals with distinct visions in the luxury travel market.

As a DISC Certified Behavioral Analyst, Certified Life Coach, and board member of an international non-profit, I utilize experience and insight when customizing travel for my clientele. Whether the desire is tranquil, robust, or refined, I partner closely to design life-enriching opportunities. Fueled with zeal for adventure, food, wine, culture, and history, I strive to provide inspiring and exquisite journeys. Staying connected and up to date in the luxury travel market is a top priority to me, which proves essential in continuing to make an impact with my clients.

Linda Bailey

Linda Bailey

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Email: lindab@travelsociety.com

Phone: 843.812.8999

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, EST

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Linda Bailey has fifteen years experience as a Travel Advisor. She has traveled to many of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America’s popular destinations. Linda has taken 12 cruises, from as far away as China, the Pacific Northwest, all through the Caribbean, and to four countries in Europe. She has booked honeymoons, in Tahiti, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and the US. Linda has sent individual families, as well as, groups to Walt Disney World and the Holyland in Orlando, FL. She has assisted in individual tours, as well as, group tours in the US and aboard.

Linda’s two recent trips were to Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gouda, BVI in December; and another to Israel in February. Linda’s favorite past time is collegiate football games, which she has been attending for 38 years

Katja Casson

Katja Casson

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Email: Katja@q.com

Phone: 208.788.9799 or 888-Go-Katja

Hours: 9a-6pm Mountain Time

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In the last 35 years I created and booked over half a million vacations; from custom-designing international adventures to expedition cruises, from escorted tours to honeymoons. No two trips are ever the same and the options are limitless – rent a villa in Tuscany, charter a yacht in Belize, or take the family on a canal barge in France. How about a hot air balloon ride in Myanmar or a trek in  Patagonia ? Maybe you are looking for the perfect beach getaway in the South Pacific ? I know I can make your dreams come true.

For the last ten years my special passion has been orchestrating safe adventure experiences around the globe for my clients. Whether you would like to walk with the penguins in Antarctica, photograph polar bears in the Arctic, or marvel at the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef — if you can dream it, I can help you achieve it. Picture yourself in the presence of orangutans on Borneo, lions in Botswana, or tigers in India. You can rest assured that you will never forget these experiences. These are memories of a life-time for you and for any special person you may want to share them with.

Like you, I also love to travel. My personal travel destinations include all seven continents, and too many countries to list them all. Some of my favorite places are found in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, South America, South Georgia, as well as Australia, New Zealand, China, Myanmar, and islands from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. My travels have taken me through most of the countries of Europe and Russia; countries amazingly rich in history & culture.

I would love to share my personal insights and travel expertise with you. Let my experience and knowledge of these places translate into your next exciting and successful voyage.

Client Testimonials:

Our family had the luxury of planning a perfect and memorable trip with Katja this past summer to South Africa and Botswana. It truly was a trip of a lifetime. Katja was an invaluable part of our vacation: she planned all of our complex flights with family members flying from different areas of the country and helped us to find the exact Safari Lodges to meet our interests and needs. Katja is one of those magical agents, she listens and understands your interests and your needs and does all she can to match you to an itinerary that works for you. In addition, she provided  us with the names of exceptional guides at each location and followed through with making sure our trip ran as smoothly as humanly possible. Her attention to detail is extraordinary, her dedication to her clients is only matched by her expertise in travel and her desire to take exceptional care of all who entrust their trip with her.  She handled and facilitated all areas of our trip from complex airline reservations, trip insurance, private charters, guides and each and every one of our accommodations. There is nothing Katja isn’t willing to do for her clients before, during or after the trip. I recommend her without reservation. She is a gifted travel agent and travel companion wherever you choose to travel in the world! – J. & H. from Los Angeles, June 2013

 

Joni Gerace

Joni Gerace

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Email: guidorocks@comcast.net

Phone: 303.457.9497

Hours: 8am-4pm Mountain Time, after hours by appointment

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For over 30 years I’ve been in the travel business, working independently with The Travel Society since 2000.
Every vacation I plan is unique to fit individual interests and budget.

Jerry Kazzaz

Jerry Kazazz

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Email: info@customtravelltd.com

Phone: 303.333.5471

Hours: 8:00AM- 5PM Mountain time

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I have been directly involved in the travel business for 22 years.  My business has always focused on providing the personal service and in making each journey planned, one that is crafted to the client’s passions.  Corporate personalized service is also offer with 24-7 access and online booking tools.  I travel roughly 4-6 weeks per year to familiarize myself with either new destinations or updating my knowledge base on existing markets served.   I tend to view the role of a travel advisor of one which adds value, not just in the knowledge and experience, but in the time I save my clients in the overwhelming information available to them on the internet.

Client Testimonials:

“Everything went well in Korea. The itinerary took to very interesting cultural places and of great natural beauty. The guide and the driver were very knowledgeable and accommodating.. Thank you so much for arranging a great trip for us. ”  Adriana

“I just wanted to thank you for helping us organize our trip to Hawaii. We had a fabulous time! Honestly, our best vacation yet. I think I filled you in on most of our activities. I don’t remember if I mentioned that we ended up going on a helicopter ride that landed at Jurassic Falls. It was magical. Graham and Brian played some golf and we spent the last day on the North side snorkeling at the St. Regis Hotel. Beautiful beach”  Shari

“Your name came up many times during our trip.  We can’t thank you enough.  Everything was PERFECT!  We loved the hotel/condos and the itinerary.  We were even on the north side of Kauai when the big waves came in–a highlight of our trip for sure.  We will definitely give your name to anyone who is looking for a travel agent.  Thank you for all your help.”  Karen

Sandy Miller

Sandy Miller

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Email: sandym@travelwithsandy.com

Phone: 520.818.3412 or 800.962.0515

Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00 PM MST

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I am a cruise specialist and have hosted on ships  for Virtuoso for the past 14 years.  I also love doing packages to Europe, Asia, So America and US destinations.  Hawaii is also a favorite location.

I have been with the Travel Society for 24 years and have Hosted on Cruise Ships for Virtuoso for the past 14 years.   I have traveled the world on a ship  and would love to share my experiences with you and help you find the perfect cruise vacation.  I also enjoy doing packages to all destination and have done multitudes of groups including golf groups both foreign and in the US.

Connie Valimont

Connie Valimont

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Email: conniev@travelsociety.com

Phone: 843.368.1104

Hours: 9AM-5PM Eastern Time

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I have a passion for travel and for the exposure it gives me to the world around me and the appreciation of other cultures. “Faraway Places” was always a favorite song when I was growing up and those places have “called me!”  I am so fortunate to have found that calling in my career as a travel advisor. I love my clients and working with them to plan their “perfect” vacation/getaway/reunion/holiday! My affiliation with Travel Society and their (& my) association with Virtuoso opens unimaginable doors to wonderful places around the globe with special perks and extra amenities available only to Virtuoso members. In addition, my VAST Alliance and its travel partners gives yet another perspective of how both travel and the world are changing with more action-oriented travel (be it “soft” in a bike ride through Tuscany or a little more “hardcore” such as a trek along the Inca Trail in Peru). Whatever your passion in travel, I’m ready to assist you with my experience and guidance to create your own memories – that’s what I do best: craft a travel experience for you that is uniquely yours!

Client Testimonials:

“Using Connie as a travel agent was easy because she was already our neighbor and friend. She has helped us to plan trips in Europe, Asia, Australia, and within the US. Connie is a very good listener, and knows the kinds of hotels and experiences we prefer. She has always helped us make good choices of transportation and accommodations, and is willing to work with recommendations of others and off-tour experiences. She has connected us with resources we never would have found out about, such as personally tailored guided tours in China. We gladly recommend Connie for her knowledge of travel and her flexibility. ”  – Larry and Jerri Meisner

My wife and I have used Connie as our travel agent since we first met seven years ago. We could not be more pleased with her service. Connie has expertly arranged trips to China, Europe and SE Asia for us. Her attention to detail has made these vacations the absolute best of our lives.

Connie has also found us fantastic deals on numerous cruises. We have gone on twenty-nine cruises since 1985, and it is clear to us that Connie’s knowledge of the cruise industry is second to none. My wife and I agree that Connie will always our travel agent.  – Dr. and Mrs. William J. Zimmer, D.D.S.