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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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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.”

 

Howie Rappaport

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Email: howie@rewardsmith.com

Phone: 508-963-3922

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Travel for me is all about the experience. The experience of planning, the anticipation of the trip, getting to a destination and then immersing myself. Every aspect is important and every detail is important to me; even which exact seat on the plane is likely to give me the best experience. I’m all about goals and goal setting. I love working with clients to help them figure out what is most important for them. When they’re not sure, being able to use my own experience and network is where it gets fun as no two people are the same. I’m also an expert when it comes to using points and miles and am happy to help you get the most out of them.

Jeannine Bottorff

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Email: info@cfjtravel.com

Phone: 571-732-0998

Hours: 9am-5pm EST Monday-Friday

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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.

Sharon Strickland

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Email: sharons@travelsociety.com

Phone: 530-400-1190

Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am to 5:00pm PST

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I offer over 30 years of travel industry experience. I have been fortunate to have visited over 40 countries. I book experiences all over the world and specialize in soft adventure travel.

Addie Aynes

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Email: susiem@travelsociety.com

Phone: 303.381.7420

Hours: 9am to 5pm Mountain Time

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In 2011, I officially joined Susie McKenney to become Travel with Susie and Addie; an independently owned and operated travel agency in association with The Travel Society. Growing up I spent countless hours at the travel agency where my mother, Susie McKenney, established herself as a corporate and leisure travel consultant within the Boulder community. After over 20 years of travel influence and experiences, I graduated college with a business degree and joined The Travel Society. Together we specialize in Luxury, Leisure and Spa destination travel, as well as International and Domestic Corporate travel. Thanks in large part to our affiliation with Virtuoso®, an organization of the top travel agencies, the finest travel providers, and premier destinations in the world; we have the resources to above and beyond to customize your travel down to the tiniest detail. Through our membership with Virtuoso, we are able to add additional amenities for the personalized service that makes all the difference in the way you experience travel. Additional amenities and personalize service could take the form of room upgrades, thank-you notes, breakfasts, resort credits, surprise welcome gifts in your room or cruise cabin and much more. In addition to Virtuoso, we are also affiliated with Starwood Pro, Ritz-Carlton Stars, Four Season Preferred Partners, Melia Specialist, AM Master Agent association, and many more.

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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About Me:

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

 

Nancy Harthill

Nancy Hartill

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Email: nancy@alltravelguru.com

Phone: 509.935.0661

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As an international travel consultant for over 31 years, I have been to 311 cities in 28 countries and specialize in Italy, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, and India. I am also an expert in Christian and mission group travel. My professional expertise is designing unique and memorable luxury travel experiences for my clients. My passion is Italy, having traveled there many times; however, enjoying an Africa safari to 10 different Kenya camps and my most recent trip to Rajasthan, India, add more favorite options for my clients.  Having traveled thru B.C. and the Yukon into Alaska 5 times, allows me to design scenic and fun adventures there. My goal is to be your consultant and customize unique and memorable experiences having “Wow Factor.”

Special Designations and recent awards:

Anchorage Wild Expert, Alaska Certified Expert, Incredible India Certified Travel Professional, 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist, Aussie Specialist, Princess Commodore, Hawaii Destination Specialist, Starwood Pro, Bellini Club, Marriott Excellence

Tamera Hoyt

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Email: hoyttravel@hotmail.com

Phone: 303.457.4613

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

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About Me:

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!

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

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