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Travel Insurance - Be Confident

Evaluating can be confusing...I make it easy! Travel insurance – you get it everywhere, credit cards, extended health benefits, memberships. Each policy is different in its inclusions, trip cancellation, trip interruption and travel medical. So how can you be confident that the coverage you have will protect your family? Do you need to buy additional travel insurance? As part of the planning process for your vacation ensuring you have travel insurance for you, your family and your money is essential. This doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking, when you do it once, a quick review will be all i...

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Relationships = sensational all-inclusive vacations for you!

Travel Agents invest in relationships with tour operators, hotels and other suppliers to enhance their knowledge and give you the best possible service. One of the value-added bonuses of working with a travel agent for your all-inclusive family vacation to the south, are the relationships. As with the relationship you have with your accountant, hair dresser or any other professional, it results in better service and experience. Here I share some tips and insider knowledge about the AMResorts brand after having a chat with the fun-loving Carlo, our representative from AMResorts. Personal Trave...

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Postcards share a world of unique and amazing experiences

Our amazing travel agents travel. Here they share with you some of where they have been, what they did and their impressions! I (Anna Meckling) lived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, for more than 10 years and my little Fly Girl Abby was born there! When we return, it’s always fun to visit one of the best and definitely the oldest restaurant in the Old Town, The Wildcat Cafe. Circa 1937, you can still enjoy a meal with fresh local ingredients like Arctic Char caught right there in Great Slave Lake! Me (Robyn Freels) on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island (Hawaii) Everest Base Camp...

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5 tips for Wine Tasting like a Pro

It's a great idea until the third winery and 10th tasting... Going on a little wine tasting weekend seems like a great idea, until that 10th “tasting”glass at the third winery within 2hrs! All of a sudden the wine buzz hits and you’re buying wine you realize later you really don’t like. We have all been there. Wine tastings are fantastic because you get to try before you buy. It is also a great excuse for a girls weekend away, or guys weekend, or couples getaway away, or a to stock up on your wine for the next year…really the reasons are endless and to be honest, not important. Here are my 5 ...

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A glimpse into who our agents are!

Personal Travel Management is still open and still working with their clients. We have a little more free time now, so we thought we would introduce ourselves to you! Check back regularly, because we will update this page with more and more videos! You can always follow us on Facebook and be inspired by our images on Instagram. Dance is a way that two people can share an experience with the barrier of language. Our travel agent Katie Webster shares why this is her travel specialty. Our travel specialist Bronwen Hill shares with you how she works with those with special needs and what she brin...

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Personal Travel Management and COVID-19

The support is amazing! Over the last couple of weeks, it has been amazing to see how many people have come out of the woodwork to check in on their travel agent friends and those in the travel industry. On the 12th of March 2020 one of our travel agents was sent this YODA picture. On March 12th we truly needed checking in on. Thankfully, we were so obliviously busy helping our clients get home that the devastation of what was happening to our careers, our livelihood was not setting in. It started with Princess Cruise Lines stopping all ships from sailing and within 3 days it seemed like all ...

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My Contiki Chapter - New Zealand!

Incredible experiences, friendships, and many stories – these are my biggest souvenirs from my Contiki trip when I was a 19 years old. My tour was appropriately named the ‘Grand Adventurer’ and this is my Contiki Chapter. As a young adult, many of us have dreams of travelling the world! Paris, Barcelona, Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Bangkok, Auckland. I started my travelling adventures in New Zealand in 2005. My best friend and I embarked on a 12-day tour across both the North and South Islands. It is a tour I will not forget and frequently to this day recall my stories to anyone who will liste...

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What being special needs certified means to me!

Since entering the travel business, I have wanted to be a Special Needs Travel Agent. For me, my purpose is to ensure everyone who wants to travel, has the opportunity. Having received my Special Needs Travel Certification last year through IATA was significant for me as it meant I had furthered my knowledge and gave me new ideas for ensuring I provide a quality service to my special needs vacationers. I frequently travel with my family and family friends. We do not have special needs to consider. The special needs training opened my eyes to the fact that this is not just individuals who are...

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