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Karima Tannis – CTC, Destination Specialist

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Email: karitannis@gmail.com

Phone: 303-558-0014

Hours: 9am-5pm MT Mon-Fri

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About Me:

Ever since I was in junior high school, I had a fascination with geography. I grew up in Canada where it is a “required” subject starting in junior high. I originally wanted to be a missionary and travel the world helping underserved children and adults. As time progressed, I had other aspirations and after 2 years of college was hired by the airlines as a flight attendant. I flew with Braniff Airlines for 8 years, until they filed bankruptcy in 1982. I loved to travel and wanted to stay in the travel business, so I decided to attend school to become a Travel agent. I graduated in 1983 and immediately started working at a Travel Agency in Boca Raton, Florida. I was put on the front lines handling constant calls and people walking in the agency. We booked travel to every part of the world for business and leisure travelers. I learned a lot very quickly. I moved into management a couple of years later and learned all I could about the day to day operations of a Travel Agency. I moved to Colorado in 1986 and continued working in the Travel Business again in a busy agency environment. I have traveled to over 80 countries and by bicycle in many European, North American and Asian countries. Karima Tannis

Client Testimonials:

“Oh my! Many, many stories! Everything you planned was fabulous! Thank you for doing so well what we LET you do. ”

Patti: “Thank you for helping us to plan a wonderful, restful vacation. I recommend you to all that ask. ”

Carol: “Thanks so much for the dinner on board the Symphony. It was an unexpected surprise. The cruise was excellent and our cabins were perfect. Thanks for all your help in arranging the details. I wasn’t sure if I would like cruising we are already talking about doing a week for the two of us in February of 2021. Blessings,

C.H. “We had an awesome time. Very laid back and we accomplished a lot in a short time. Sheridan House in Williams AZ was the way to go, lodging wise. Hosts Mark and Deb were amazing and Mark even made us (Deborah and me) vegan breakfast options, per request. The rooms were great and the beds were huge and comfy. The lack of rugrats (kids) was also a plus. My mom had a great time and we saw some great sights of the Grand Canyon. We got in a train trip one day and Canyon Dave’s tour, with driver Keaton, was educational and resulted in many photo ops. Thanks for organizing everything Kari. You do exceptional work! ”

Joe: “We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful time that we had in our travels. Everything went perfectly and connections were all smooth. We had great food, great tours, fun train rides, and a lot of nice walks. You know how to do it right girl….thanks so much.”

Rob: ” First of all, thank you SO much for arranging our trip in New Zealand last September after Worlds in Gold Coast. It was PERFECT! The transfers were all on time – and the bus drivers were like tour guides. We loved traveling in this manner because we had the security of knowing that you had everything planned, but also felt like we had freedom (unlike those we saw with tour groups). Our favorite place was Franz Josef. The little town was quaint and we LOVED hiking on the glacier. Truly breathtaking. It was an amazing trip. You are the BEST!.”

Sue: “Our trip was wonderful. Thank you for doing such a great job organizing and picking such great places.”

Diane: “What a trip! Windstar cruise was fabulous. Loved the small yacht feel. Service was excellent. All of the ports were amazing. We ended up adding Ibiza excursion and so glad we did. Barcelona was a blast – the Indigo is in a great location. We could have stayed there another day. We learned to use the hop on, hop off buses to get a good overview of the cities. The Dom Pedro hotel was very classy . Really glad we added the Sintras visit at the end. Beautiful area in Portugal. Everything turned out wonderful! Thank you for all of your help with the trip! We will definitely do one of these cruises again.”

 

Tanner Davis

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Email: tmglobaltravels@gmail.com

Phone: 720-347-2177

Hours: 9-5pm EST

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I’m an independent travel consultant that brings extensive knowledge in the fun and rigors of traveling. My family has been in the travel industry for 40+ years. Corporate travel, cruises, sport event/team travel, and safaris are my specialties.  I am a graduate of the College of “Disney Knowledge” and have aquired detailed information to help you plan any Disney Destination.

In the event an issue arises, I’m here to help make sure your trip is not interrupted.

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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About Me:

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?

Tom Calcagno

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Email: tomc@travelsociety.com

Phone: 303- 381-7425

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm MST

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About Me:
I look forward to working with you to create a dream vacation within your budget. One of my passions is planning beach vacations as I grew up five houses from the ocean and the beach was my sandbox. I experienced the beauty of the sand and the sea and have been to many beach resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Fiji. Consequently, I can guide you in choosing the right beach destination for you. I also enjoy developing itineraries for stunning ocean and river cruises, tours and packages to Europe, Alaska and other havens of your choosing. I’ve been a travel advisor since 1989 and have been working independently with The Travel Society since 1993. I have traveled extensively and have knowledgeable contacts that are experts in many locations. I am detailed oriented and pursue perfection as client retention and referrals are paramount to me.

Jeannine Bottorff

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Email: info@cfjtravel.com

Phone: 571-732-0998

Hours: 9am-5pm EST Monday-Friday

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About Me:

For much of my adult life, I was an avid traveler who dreamed about a career in travel, but didn’t pursue it because I was busy with my corporate job and my family. That is, until I had to quit my job to take care of my elderly parents. During that time, I realized that life was too short to not follow my passion! I started my journey as a travel consultant in August of 2012 and haven’t looked back! Who Are My Clients? Families, Small Groups, Honeymooners and Retirees looking to fulfill their bucket list. What is My Specialty? I have the capability to plan just about any type of trip anywhere in the world but specialize in custom-designed trips to Europe. Why Is Travel Planning Your Passion? It is an honor to help people create unforgettable memories through travel while they recharge and reconnect with one another. When Do They Need My Help? I help when people are too busy to plan, are overwhelmed by choices or when the journey is too complicated to do on their own.

Julie Ann Hargett

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Email: julieann@HLuxuryTravel.com

Phone: 615-200-7972

Hours: 8:30-5:30 CST *always available via email

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I am passionate about traveling and helping others. I am married to my best friend and have two precious boys. Travel advising has become a love of mine over the last several years and I truly enjoy helping others create their dream vacations or last minute getaways.

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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About Me:

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.

Keely Crowder – Custom Travel Designer

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Email: Keely@TravelLikeADiva.com

Phone: 504-701-1383

Hours: Monday- Friday 9AM-4:30PM CST, by appointment evenings and weekends

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I love developing customized itineraries for my clients to the far reaches of the world.  I believe travel is  a catalyst for growth.  The interaction and connection with different cultures, cuisines, places and people opens our minds and our hearts to our human similarities.  My life is enhanced through my travel experiences and the travel experiences of my clients.

Sustainable travel is a specialty of mine.  Before I started my travel business, I worked as a civil engineer specializing in water projects for 20 years.  I actively study sustainability and seek out sustainable and environmentally conscious travel experiences.  My intention is to deliver a high end travel experience with a low ecological footprint.

I use a collaborative travel planning process.  The travel planning process begins with me listening to my clients and understanding their travel objectives. As I learn and understand their travel style, preferences and passions, we will collaborate on their trip. Based on our collaboration, I will design their trip itinerary and handle all of the logistics. I have a vast network of travel industry relationships that I utilize while designing travel. I am available to my clients before, during and after their travels. After my clients have traveled, I will be in touch to hear how they enjoyed your trip and apply what I learn from your feedback to future trips.

 

Client Testimonials

Keely is amazing! Our trip to San Francisco for my family could not have been more special. There is no doubt in my mind that Keely is the reason for this. From start to finish she was knowledgeable, accessible, and professional. I cannot wait to take another vacation and have Keely plan it for me.
– Wayne Westerfield
We never want to travel without Keely’s help again!! We loved every detail and all of Keely’s recommendations!
-Karyn Maguregu

Sheila Kemp

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Email: dreamstogo@comcast.net

Phone: 303-456-5955

Hours: 9am - 5pm Mountain time

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With a person passion for travel, experiencing new cultures, and really seeing the world, I love to enable my clients to have their own experience of a lifetime with adventures that will take them to places they have only dreamed of.  I have over 30 years experience in the travel industry and take special care in respecting my client’s budget as well as giving them the most value for their travel dollar.  My clients come back with memories they cherish forever.  I work with families, couples, honeymoons and groups.

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