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Danielle Zinman

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Email: danielle@madisonhousetravel.com

Phone: 212-777-0925 or 561-703-3332

Hours: 10am-6:30pm ET

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About Me:

Hi! I’ve been working for Madison House Travel (an affiliate of The Travel Society) since 2016. I have been a booking agent and am now Head of Operations.

While our agency primarily books entertainment travel (specifically music business), our leisure business is growing! We get requests for all around the world, and I have personally designed trips all across Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Disney. I am currently expanding my knowledge of many countries in Africa and hope to have the opportunity to design your perfect Africa adventure soon.

Michele Friedmann

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Email: michele.friedmann@gmail.com

Phone: 610-823-9971

Hours: 8am-5pm MT

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About Me:

I’m a passionate world traveler who’s visited 59 countries and counting. I’ve worked in a variety of areas in the travel field including: study abroad advisor, program leader in Europe and Fulbright scholarship program officer. As a travel advisor, I genuinely enjoy helping others craft their dream trip. I primarily book multi-city Europe vacations, Thailand excursions, central and south america getaways and lately I’ve been booking more group trips. I’m traveling with 10 clients to Antarctica in January- I can’t wait!

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.”

 

Inga Kalinichenko-Cenatiempo – Luxury Travel Advisor – WanderWild Travel, inc.

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Email: inga@wanderwildtravel.com

Phone: 917-225-6144

Hours: 9am-6pm EST M-F, weekends by appointment

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About Me:

I was born in Siberia, Russia, and travel has been my passion since my parents took me to Georgia and Abkhazia, and then to Uzbekistan as a child. Although I dreamed of becoming a flight attendant and then a ship captain to quench my wanderlust, my career path had initially taken me in a different direction. After receiving a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia (the state, not the country!), I spent 20 years at top advertising agencies in New York before becoming a Luxury Travel Advisor.  

As a Travel Advisor, I specialize in designing tailor-made itineraries to less explored parts of the world. Some of my favorite destinations are those that allow one to get close to wildlife (Galapagos Islands, Borneo, South Africa) or marvel at wonders of nature (Tasmania, Patagonia, Palawan). Cultures different from my own fascinate me (Bhutan, including homestays with 2 local families in remote villages, has been my #1 travel experience to date, and Iran is #1 on my bucket list).  

I believe that getting to the destination is an integral part of the travel experience. Having mastered the art of collecting and redeeming airline miles and credit card points, most of my flights (and all of the long haul ones) are in Business or First class for very little out- of- pocket. I use this knowledge to devise the best miles redemption strategies for my clients and advise on best routing, seats, airlines, and aircraft types.

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:

 “Jaw-dropping, authentic, gritty, beautiful and eccentric are words I like to experience when I go on my vacation excursions. With Inga my vacations to Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan, and Thailand were all precisely that! We lived with the locals and trekked to Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan, a life-changing experience, chilled with Monks on the Eastern Himalayas, relaxed on a beautiful overnight boat tour of Halong Bay, Vietnam, learned how to cook Lao dishes in Luang Prabang, and even dined at Gaggan, the 7th best restaurant in the world (also featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table). If you can dream it, Inga will locate it and get you there!” (Edie PM, Los Angeles, CA)

 “Inga from WanderWild Travel planned an incredible trip to the Philippines for our group that was the perfect combination of luxurious relaxation and exciting adventures! From ATV’ing through the Chocolate Hills to swimming with Whale Sharks, I had so many amazing experiences on this trip that I will never forget. I’m so grateful to WanderWild Travel for planning this perfect vacation and can’t wait for Inga to plan my next adventure!” (Mary L, New York, NY)

 

 

Carol Jaffe

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Email: travelwithvct@gmail.com

Phone: 303-888-7950 or 720-408-7950

Hours: Vista Curated Travel, LLC 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 Curated Travel. 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?

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.

Tom Calcagno

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Email: tomc@travelsociety.com

Phone: 303- 381-7425

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

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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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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.

Karen Harkey

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Email: karenh@travelsociety.com

Phone: 928-853-7894

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I’ve been a world traveler for more than 20 years.  In 2012 I left the Pharmaceutical Industry to help others to experience the joy of encountering new destinations domestically and abroad.

 

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.