I have been full time in the travel industry since 1979, and have seen many changes in how we do business. In the end - good value, with good service still works!
This year we have added a booking engine for those of you who like the flexibility to plan and book your own holidays, and still support the local business - Imagine service and convenience - all at online pricing!!!
I believe that you should do business as your customers want to be dealt with. We can call, email, text - whatever is your preference.
To say I am a Disney fantatic would be an understatement.
What a magical vacation for all ages. The newest trend in family travel is for 3 generations to enjoy it together. Disney continues to enhance every aspect of planning and of course, unlimited fun. I am a certified Disney Planner.
Adult Vacations - my favourites are certainly Sandals and Karisma resorts. I just returned from my own honeymoon at the newest Sandals La Source in Grenada.... WOW, WOW, WOW. I can honestly say that this property is near perfect. They offer the most modern grand rooms ever. We had our own personal infinity pool and hot tub. The service here was second to none with only a 10 minute drive to the airport.
Karisma hotels are mostly in Mexico. If you want unbelievable food and personal service, that is absolutely one of my favourites in the Mayan Riviera. They even have rooms overlooking the ocean with your own pool on the balcony.
Cruises - Over the years I have had the privilege to travel on most cruiselines. My favourite for accomodation,customer service and food is Disney Cruises. There are more adult only areas to go than on any other major cruise line. It is of course Disney service and Disney entertainment. This can be a little pricier than their competitors, however they allow you to bring your own alcohol on board. That can be a huge savings.
OR, if you want something that includes your drinks, Celebrity has brought out a very unique package this year. They are chartering planes from Hamilton and London non stop to Florida to connect up with the Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Reflection. Sailing either eastern or western Caribbean. They are charging an all inclusive price which includes - flights, transfers, balcony cabins, drink (with alcohol) package, gratutities and taxes for an average price of $2155.00 per person. This is just from February - April 2015.
Exotics- if you want something truly out of this world, I could recommend Tahiti. Can you imagine staying in the over water bungalows - actually in the water. Problem is that you don't want to sleep and miss the view. The snorkelling is second to none in this south pacific paradise.
Caribbean and Mexico - since we are located between 4 major Canadian airports, clients can fly easily (usually non stop) to most islands and Mexico. I think living in this part of Ontario gives us a huge advantage and so many choices.
Vegas - what can I say? Is there ever too many trips to Vegas? I have personally stayed at MGM, Excalibur, Imperial, Caesars Palace, Cosmopolitan and Treasure Island. I have seen many shows. We can give you first hand advice about what to see and what NOT to see and of course the best affordable shopping spots... WHAT FUN!
River Cruises - the number one fastest growing segment of new travellers - and what a great way to see Europe. No packing and unpacking. Imagine sitting on the top, sailing down the river, sipping a beverage and watching the world go by.... there are vineyards, castles and towns to explore (all with a guide and no travel time to get there) The secret to this type of holiday is to book early - normally about 1 year in advance. The ships hold only a few hundred people, so planning early gets you more choice and better pricing.
Diane Van Meer, CTC
Years of experience
Award or Citation of excellence
Certified Sandals Specialist
Disney College of Knowledge
Where I Have Been
Coach Tours,Cruise,Disney,South,All inclusive vacations,Flights,Packages,Tours
Tahiti - Diane loved her trip to Tahiti and cannot wait to return
Favourite Travel Quote
There is a whole world out there - and I want to go there