About Louise
 
   
 

About Louise

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 Girlfriend Getaway Louise and Richard at Machu Picchu   Dubrovnik

Reports of the demise of travel agents have been greatly overstated.  Why is this when "everything is on the Internet"?

On East Africa Safari With FriendsPeople come to me because they are overwhelmed and confused by all the possibilities and "deals".  They are looking for someone who understands their needs and those of their families.  They want someone who can save them time and act as an advocate before, during and after their trip.  They want someone who has a strong network of colleagues and suppliers, and they understand that value is not the same as price.  They want someone with experience who is committed to ongoing destination education. To that end I subscribe to numerous publications, attend industry travel events such as Virtuoso Travel Mart, and participate in educational study tours.

 I have completed  graduate-level travel management courses from the Travel Institute earning the designations of Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), Destination Specialist Caribbean, and Adventure Lifestyle Specialist.  In addition, I am Virtuoso Accredited and a Certified Sandals/Beaches Specialist.
Louise and Richard in 
Antarctica
My introduction to travel began when I was a buyer for Hutzler Bros. department store in Baltimore, Maryland with buying trips to Italy, Paris, London and Asia.  After working in development for a local college, I returned to travel becoming an agent over 20 years ago.  Since that time I have traveled from Antarctica to Zambia and points in between.

I welcome the opportunity to assist you in planning the best travel experience possible for you, your friends, and your family.