President, CTC, MCC, DS
At the same time, the world holds a tremendous diversity in culture, history, and lifestyles.
From that day in 1980, when I opened Carol's Travel Service, to the present, I have operated under the philosophy that everyone has his or her place in the grand scheme of things. We are tremendously lucky to visit such amazing destinations and to return home to so many riches.
I've worked hard over the years to keep myself keyed into the trends and changes in the industry, earning qualifications such as Certified Travel Consultant from the Institute of Certified Travel Agents and Master Cruise Counselor from the Cruise Lines International Association. The years have taught me how to turn on a dime and adapt to whatever comes my way, which is an important talent in this ever-evolving profession.
Planning specialty: While I am actively involved in all phases of the business, I focus on group sales for cruises, escorted tours, packages, and customized itineraries. I plan trips for groups of 20 to 400, including family reunions, association travel, clubs, alumni, and special interest groups. including family reunions, destination weddings, association travel, clubs, alumni, and special interest groups. Each group has its own personality, and I strive to deliver the experience they're looking for, whether it's a gathering of 15 or 150. I recently launched our new division, Gals Gone Traveling, trips for women only.
Personal favorite destinations: I believe there's no better way to see and feel a destination than to experience it up close and personal so I always try and get to know the local people, their customs and culture., whether it's hiking, horeseback riding or biking. I also like the intimate feel of small ship and river cruising.
I'm a big fan of exotic destinations such as East and South Africa,the Galapagos, Australia, New Zealand & Asia. I love the game drive, and I enjoy the history of Europe, with its small cobblestone roads, age-old buildings, and slower pace of life. All the European countries are fabulous to visit.
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