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Carol Jaffe

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Email: travelwithvat@gmail.com

Phone: 303-888-7950

Hours: Vista Travel Adventures open 8:00 am - 6:00 pm MT

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Travel, planning travel and introducing others to travel is my passion! Some highlights of my experience include – Former flight attendant with American Airlines; Personal travel throughout the USA plus 36 countries; Researching, planning and booking trips to ensure easy, worry-free travel with special sights and experiences. My husband, Jon, and I formed “Travel with Jon & Carol” as part of Vista Adventure Travel, LLC. We have found that travel can be intimidating, so our focus is to provide even less-experienced travelers with a small, private guided tour together with us. We focus on incredible food, culture and history and provide local guide specialists to experience both USA and world-wide destinations. As an example, we recently completed an all-inclusive guided tour, 10-days, to three Asian countries – Singapore, Siem Reap, Cambodia and Hong Kong. There is still room to book and be part of our next trip! I would love to be your travel consultant whether you need my services for planning, booking, and coordinating your future trips or you will join us on one of our tours. What new adventure is calling to you?

Paul M Van Halteren

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Email: paulvanhalteren1@gmail.com

Phone: 1 773-342-6884

Hours: 8am-5pm CST Mon-Fri

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Probably born a world traveler, I developed a passion to share travel experiences, to create far-away and close-by journeys, to fulfill my traveling clients with that “I want more of that destination” quest they have. Never monotone, always enticing the world is open for discoveries. UNESCO City Escapades. Custom tours (culinary, nature, architectural, K-Pop, agro-tourism), Cruises. Honeymoons, Bon Voyage. Paul.

Client Testimonials:

Paul took us to South Korea for his annual “Eternal Korea, Cherry Blossom Tour”. From Seoul to Busan, we sampled so many aspects of Korean History, of Korean life style (yes, we learned to make Kimchi), Korean stunning landscape and UNESCO sites, watching Pearl divers, visiting Folk Villages, shopping at street markets for snacks! Truly a life time experience. Eve Van Cauter, MD, University of Chicago. April 2017.

 

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.

Katja Casson

Katja Casson

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Email: Katja@q.com

Phone: 208.788.9799 or 877-485-4078

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.

Tamera Hoyt

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Email: hoyttravel@hotmail.com

Phone: 303.457.4613 or 888.669.1080

Hours: M-F 8 AM – 5 PM MST - Available Evenings and weekends

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I have been in the travel industry since 1990.  I have extensive experience with corporate and leisure travel.  It is my goal to offer my clients a high level of service with a very personal touch.

Having access to the latest and best technologies and products helps me to attend to every detail and every budget, assuring my clients a wonderful travel experience!  I am also a Thailand Ambassador.

Client Testimonials:

Tamera Hoyt of The Travel Society has worked with our company for some 15 to 20 years with absolutely superb results. Her work is entirely responsive to our travel needs, and we depend on her advice without question. However, she really shines when it comes to tailoring personal requests for exciting vacation arrangements. She knows the adventure and luxury cruise business; and cuts through all of the promotional stuff to provide recommendations for exciting experiences customized to your personal desires. Tamera is a valuable resource for both my company and my personal travel needs!

IONEX
Doug Porrey
President

“People ask me constantly… ‘Why do you use a travel agent?’…. I don’t, because Tamera Hoyt is no ordinary travel agent, she is a business partner!

I can’t imagine attempting to do what she does, on my own. For the past ten years I have never been disappointed, never been “stuck”, and NEVER had to talk to an airline… because she is such a professional… we now use her for all of our family travel as well!”

John A. Jenson
Author/Speaker/Consultant

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

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