Specialties: Group Travel, All-Inclusive, Family Travel
Destinations: New Zealand, Disney Locations, Mexico, Hawaii, Australia
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Mountain Time
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I have been a Travel Agent since 1993. I book both corporate and leisure travel and have extensive experience booking domestic as well as international travel, including air, hotels and cars, rail, packages, tours and cruises. I also have valuable experience booking groups for a variety of purposes and to various destinations. I am a certified Aussie Specialist (Australia) and Kiwi Specialist (New Zealand) as well as an Accredited Cruise Counselor. I have also obtained my “College of Disney Knowledge” certification, identifying me as a Disney Specialist. African safaris have become a passion as well, after having gone on one myself in Kenya in 2011. My very favorite destination, for personal travel as well as booking for clients, is the South Pacific, particularly Australia and New Zealand. I backpacked through Australia and NZ for a year back in 1990/91 and have returned to Australia three times since. I returned to New Zealand most recently in April 2009. I have also attended numerous Aussie & Kiwi Specialist Conventions. I am very familiar with these countries and am comfortable creating any personalized itinerary there. I also have an excellent relationship with a wholesaler for Down Under.
Of-course I book many other destinations besides Down Under, particularly Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Disney vacations and cruises. I also enjoy working with groups such as family reunions, clubs/common interest groups and destination weddings. I find working with a travel advisor is especially beneficial for groups, having one point of contact and an experienced advisor familiar with group needs and procedures.
” Sarah Bender has been the best travel agent I’ve had in a long time. I travel extensively and using her services has been a “no-brainer” for me. Sarah was very quick to pick up on my habits and has always been very thorough in her research of great deals given my expectations of flight times, destinations and pricing. She is very personable, always recommends the best package, while respecting my requirements. Above all, she is
extremely patient in dealing with clients like myself, as I make plans at the very last minute and change itineraries frequently—never once did I ever sense her annoyance. She is my travel agent for both personal and work travels. I have recommended her services to the company I work for and they are extremely happy with her services. Her fees are inexpensive compared to the amount of leg work she does for you. Each time Sarah comes back with a price, I am confident she has done her homework—and that’s what matters—the bottom line!” — Samantha F. Melbourne IT
“ Since April 2000, I have relied on Sarah to make my travel arrangements. She always responds quickly to my questions and requests and is fantastic at keeping all my idiosyncrasies in mind so my itineraries help me to stay sane during my travels. In complicated trips, she is adept at finding a
reasonable plan that fits my requirements and is at a low price. She is always professional, thorough, and easy to work with. In conclusion, I can highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly, and extremely competent travel agent.” — Edward K. Dept. Nuclear Physics at University of Colorado