Travel Consultant / Group Administration / Bookkeeper
BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE
As a kid, I loved playing with our globe, spinning it around and stopping it with my finger. Wherever my finger landed would be the place that I was going to go. I would then take out the atlas and our encyclopedias, lay them out on the living room floor and plan my trip. Every day, I could go to new places and explore the “unknown”! We also had a replica of the moon and my travel aspirations got even bigger – I dreamed of traveling there as well!
As it turned out, my childhood dreams of traveling became a reality because I decided to go into the travel industry. After graduating with honors from a tourism industry administration program, I immediately started working in a travel agency, honing my skills helping clients with all their vacation travel requirements.
After taking a short hiatus to raise three children, I worked part-time at the agency and continue to keep my travel industry skills current. I love and handling not just leisure travel bookings but also the administrative aspects of our group travel department and office administration including bookkeeping.
I love to help clients with planning the perfect vacation as well as making sure that all our groups run smoothly through efficient handling of the administrative details. Having traveled for many years with my children, I have also gained much experience in planning family vacations. If you are thinking of traveling with your family or any other type of vacation for that matter, please give me a call – I’d love to help you plan the perfect family getaway!
Tourism Industry Administration: Seneca College, King Campus – (graduated with honours)
TRAVEL INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
Princess Cruises: Commodore Status
Royal Caribbean Cruise University
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Lines
United States: Florida – Disney World, Busch Gardens, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, St Petes, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale; New York State, Vermont
Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI (Anne of Green Gables), Quebec (Mont Tremblant, Montreal) Ontario, British Columbia (Vancouver and Victoria)
Caribbean: Aruba, Bahamas, Bonaire, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico
Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Italy
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Princess Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International
FUTURE TRAVEL PLANS
I have some great plans for traveling with family and friends. Places on my bucket list include a European vacation with my family and a Mediterranean cruise with my husband
If you ask me what my dream destinations would be, they would include visiting exotic Machu Picchu in Peru, the great pyramids of Egypt and the magnificent castles in Ireland.