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Ellie Carolus

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Email: elliec@covingtontravelinc.com

Phone: 260-432-5995

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm EST

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About Me:
I combine my passion for discovering off-the-beaten-path adventure with the vast network of Virtuoso suppliers to create unique and memorable itineraries for my clients. My goal for every trip I plan is to ensure that the client gets the best value for their time and money. My favorite type of vacation is exploring urban cities and local villages on foot or by bicycle to get a feel for local culture. I firmly believe that travel is essential for personal growth and that “the world is a book; those who don’t travel read only a page.”

My most recent trips include Iceland, Seattle, and Toronto.

 

Client Testimonials

Ellie at Covington Travel is amazing!! She created a phenomenal European adventure for my family, on a budget and with short notice. This organization is a pleasure to work with! They also beat any pricing I found on the many online services I researched. We had the peace of mind that we would have everything we needed in both our accommodations and travel. -Karen J., reviewed on Facebook, May 31, 2017

Erika Bandy, CTA Lux Travel Erika

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Email: erika@luxtravelerika.com

Phone: 519 509 13017

Hours: 8am-5pm

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Originally a hotelier and then turned into a Luxury Travel Consultant, CTA, with a passion for travel. I am focused on creating and customizing travel for my clients for all corners of the world. I was raised in 4 continents and have visited over 20 countries and that number continues to grow. My ultimate goal is to bring all the cultures I have experienced to my clients and maximize their lifestyle quality through travel.

 

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Cannot recommend Erika enough as a travel agent. She goes 10,000 extra miles in her services and time offered. We are pleased to have found such a great travel agent to assist in all our travels!

Anna-Bettina Daly

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.

Samantha Gonzalez

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Email: samantha@wanderlustexcursions.com

Phone: 720-238-1269

Hours: Mon-Fri 9a-5p mt

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My bucket-list is always full. Every time I travel to a new destination there is always someplace, somewhere, something new and that I can’t wait to see and experience next.

I have 5 years’ experience selling travel and have been a traveler myself since I was young. My experience has ranged between small mom & pop agencies to big named travel corporations, all the while ensuring that my customers and clients travel needs and wishes are met. I have finally come to the conclusion that to truly give my clients the bespoke travel plans that they need, I must strike out on my own to truly meet my client’s needs. I love to make a connection with my clients, hear their travel stories, and make new memories with them. I have an insatiable yearning to see the world that fuels my own wanderlust. Let me help you with your next travel adventure

Tom Smith Travel Advisor

Tom Smith

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Email: tom@tomsmithtravel.com

Phone: 503.477.5341

Hours: M-F 8:00am - 6pm Pacific Time

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Tom has been a “front line” travel consultant for over 40 years. He began his training with Pan American World Airways and managed and owned his own “bricks & mortar” travel agency for 25 years. He has worked as a Corporate Travel Department Manager, International travel manager and worked in the hotel programs for Andrew Harper Travel. For the past 10 years Tom has focused his travel expertise and energy for travel to Spain (and its neighbors of Portugal, France, Morocco and Italy). There is not a region of Spain Tom has not traveled to. His intimate knowledge of the history, art, culture, food and wine of Spain is expansive. He specializes in designing customized and personalized itineraries that incorporate his clients needs and desires while taking advantage of his vast knowledge and experience. Look to Tom to provide you the up to date information on hotels, transport, restaurant and wine discoveries as well as finding those hidden gems of the Iberian Peninsula.

Client Quotes:

Spain was wonderful and we all really appreciated the hard work you put into finding us such great hotels as well as tours and travel suggestions. Our guide at the Alhambra was incredibly knowledgeable as was Sebastian in Madrid. We ended up spending 7.5 hours with him including a long lunch. He sure knows his history and was eager to educate us. I think he appreciated how curious we all were.” -Pam, Laura & Jeff ”

We had a fabulous vacation. The time you spent finding out our needs was clear from the itinerary. You did an unbelievable job on our itinerary and the guides and drivers were awesome. The itinerary was flawless and hotels were very nice. I carefully kept tract of the name of each guide with the intention of singling the best out for praise, but I rate each of them at 10 out 10. They were all exceedingly professional and knowledgeable, projected pride in their work, and did a wonderful job of seamlessly adjusting their tours to match Jackie’s abilities. I will be happy to serve as a reference for you.” -Jackie & Bruce

“I love that Tom has such a curious fascination with the uniqueness of every travel experience. He loves to share this fascination with others and in the process, opens your eyes and mind to these new adventures. He has gathered a generation of explorers from around the world to share their personal stories of adventure, just so that we all can marvel and dream our own travel adventures.” -Bruce Naglee, Hotel management Arizona

“For our honeymoon Tom personally planned all details of our three week trip to Thailand. Every little detail was well planned, including the best hotels, guides, drivers conveniences, adventure, etc., all at a reasonable cost. We had a a fabulous experience and we would not hesitate to have Tom do travel planning for us in the future.” – Nancy & Jeff, Ashland, OR

“Tom is expert at understanding your desires for a leisure vacations and putting together a memorable, outstanding experience you will remember for years to come. He travels the globe uncovering gem vacation packages and locations. He offers a great value for your investment. I would highly recommend his expertise and knowledge when you are seeking something truly incredible.” -Angela Todd, Interior Designer, Portland Oregon

Certified Specialist Spanish National Tourist Board, Specialist Catalan/Catalunya Tourism, Specialist Terife Tourism, Specialist UN World Heritage Cities and Sites in Spain

Gudrun Vest

Gudrun Vest

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Email: gudrun@soletravel.biz

Phone: 719.685.5172

Hours: 9:00 AM - 5 PM MST

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My passion for travel began at age 12 when traveling alone on the Orient Express from Paris to Salzburg each summer. After being exposed to numerous foreign nationals at a young age travel sparked my interest with the desire to explore the world. After a career in education and approaching retirement years it seemed only natural to jump start a new career to finally fulfill my dream of travel! Having now worked in the travel industry for 15 years my passion for travel continues! Every vacation package is like my own! Expertise, experience and enthusiasm are key to success. Creating a unique experience with classic flair yet value driven is my goal!

Client Testimonials:

Gudrun has been a godsend for our family, managing five complex trips on three continents. Nothing seems to phase her: special events, unusual housing requests, and family members converging from multiple points. We have visited a favela school in Rio, taken a jeep tour of the Golan Heights, crossed heavily armed boarders, rented an apartment in Rome, and sailed blissfully on a gulet along the Turkish coast. Gudrun has arranged for expert guides and flawless service everywhere we have gone. Traveling by plane, train, speedboat, sailboat, bus and automobile (even camel!), our family has benefited from her attention to detail.
Gudrun has addressed the needs of all the members of our family, from finding the perfect place for a seven year-old’s birthday dinner to arranging activities suitable for a pair of teenage boys and their grandmother! She was indispensable when weather delays in the US caused a significant revision of our itinerary, and I am grateful for her advice and her flexibility. I plan to call on her again for our next adventure.
Brian J.
Jacksonville, FL

“I have been blessed with an extraordinary travel agent whom I also consider a close friend – Gudrun Vest. Her knowledge, attention to detail, and customer service is by far the best we have experienced with all of our vendors and agents with whom I have dealt with during the 30+ years I have been traveling. She goes above and beyond the call of duty with cheerfulness and efficiency every time!”

Sandy Patton
Manitou Springs, CO