Niagara 905-934-4414 | Aurora 416-969-8100
36 Secord Drive, St Catharines | , 300 - 14845 Yonge Street, Aurora
Niagara 905-934-4414 | Aurora 416-969-8100
36 Secord Drive, St Catharines | , 300 - 14845 Yonge Street, Aurora
43.1849330
-79.2503920

Betsy Diender-Lohuis

BDL Group Travel - Tour Operator Partner in Europe
36 Secord Drive, St Catharines |
300 - 14845 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON, L4G 6H8 | L2N 7K8

Connect With Your Agent

About Me

Travelling is my passion. Already as a very young girl I knew that I wanted to be an international bus driver, just like my father. After my schooling, I started working at the office of Oad Reizen, a well-known and award winning Dutch tour operator. Here my dream became true because at the age of 21 I was the first female bus driver for Oad Reizen. I have travelled all through Europe with groups of people, being their bus driver, guide and tour escort and loved it. I have seen all of Europe from the Northern part of Norway to southern Italy, from Paris to Prague.  When I fell in love with a colleague bus driver, it was too difficult to combine our travelling lives so I went back to the office, with a ‘backpack full of experience’.

In 1997 I started working with Verstraete Travel & Cruises, organizing the European part of their group tours. This collaboration went on when Oad Reizen went bankrupt a few years ago, and I started my own travel agency BDL-Grouptravel. In the meantime, Oad has restarted as a bus company and for the Verstraete groups we still travel with the busses of Oad Reizen, as well as other well-known companies in Holland.

 

The cooperation with Verstraete Travel is more than just work. The staff of Verstraete are not only my partners and colleagues but friends. I sincerely trust we will continue our working relationship for many years and looking forward to meeting you in our beautiful Europe!

check