Evergreen / Travel agents tell us what’s most important to them while travelling

Danielle Park - "Diet Coke. Must have it."

Culinary Greatness

Sandra Burns

“If I am cruising then the quality of the food and the abundance of many venues for meals or snacks is most important to me.”

 

Joilyn Doucette

“Good Coffee or Cappuccinos!”

 

Angela Day

“Good food!”

 

Danielle Park

“Diet Coke. Must have it.”

 

Patti Kollar

“No buffet dining for dinners :-)”

 

Ryan Wright

“A stiff drink”

 

Lillie Revas

“Coffee machine in room”

 

David Skogebo

“Healthy food options”

 

Travel agents tell us what's most important to them while travelling

 


WiFi

Bernadette Cecilia Pakert

“Wifi is very important, strange, but I like for my clients to be able to reach me.”

 

Sandra Burns

“If I am cruising then the quality of the food and the abundance of many venues for meals or snacks is most important to me.”

 

Deborah Bowers

“A good Wifi connection is definitely a must when travelling.”

 

Sonja Torring

“WiFi and pretty sceneries”

 

Beverly Golden

“Internet access!”

 

Kirstin Eilers

“WiFi – mobile data just doesn’t always cut it. Its hard not to be connected and work in the travel industry.”

 

Carolyn Deblieck

“Wifi connection. Gotta stay in touch with clients”

 

Travel agents tell us what's most important to them while travelling

 


The Experience

Ethel Muli

“Being able to experience the ‘atmosphere’ of different cultures & countries, by customs & cultures”

 

Merita

“To have an amazing time.”

 

Renee Halushka

“Learning new cultures.”

 

Susan Hopkins

“Just the fact that I am travelling. A chance to learn about a new place, meet new people, and experience the excitement of travel.”

 

Darlene Biagioni

“Immersing myself in the culture of the destination.”

 

Kendal Sommers

“A sense of humor!”

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Tonya Ruper-Simpson

“Available experiences/excursions.”

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Tina Myles

“Incredible Experiences. I like to be immersed in a culture and love once in a lifetime experiences.”

 

Travel agents tell us what's most important to them while travelling

 


The People

Myrna Baumgartner

“Knowing I have the support of a good travel agent that I can call if anything goes wrong.”

Honestly, what would we do without travel agents?

 

Tracey Beastall

“Proper travel and airplane etiquette from other passengers. Such as waiting your turn to get off the plane instead of trying to rush to the front bypassing everyone that is waiting to get off.

Also….when carry-on luggage is never measured or weighed by the airlines and people bring carry-on luggage on the plane that is clearly oversized when the rest of us pay to check our bags.”

 

David G Skehan

“My wife. It’s never any fun without her.”

 

Geraldine Yancey

“Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff, cleanliness of facility especially lavatories and floors.

When waiting in a line for service, eye contact and acknowledgement that service will be provided soon extends customer service and appreciation for client’s patience while waiting to be assisted.”

 

Marissa Logue

“The most important thing to me while traveling is to be with my family! It doesn’t matter if we have a bad hotel, or bad weather as long as we’re together. :)”

 

Whitney Hodges

“The most important thing for me while traveling is to have someone to share my experiences with. My husband is my go to adventure and escapism companion!”

 

KA Carrier

“My traveling companion. S/He can make or break a trip.”

 

Jo Ann Wrobel

“A good travelling companion.”

 

Tammy Roy

“Good quality customer service, as well as seamless transitions between travel and destination.”

 

Susan Pardy Bradbury

“Taking time for ME in this busy industry..and also being sure that I offer ongoing support to my clients while I am having an amazing time!”

 

Jeannie McMaster

“Being with my people. NO WIFI. I’m an easy keeper, just love to relax and disconnect!!!”

 

Travel agents tell us what's most important to them while travelling

 


Location

Sylvia Kovacs

“Hotel Location is Paramount. I often travel solo so I look for hotels in safe locations – within walking distance of good restaurants, landmarks etc. that I can visit during the day and in the evening with confidence and without the need for taxis or public transport.”

 

Sherri Coleman

“Heat”

 

Tammy

“Location and ease of getting around.”

 

Theresa Marcotte

“Sunshine”

 

Elise Gauthier

“The people who are with me and the temperature. If its raining for the entire time its less enjoyable.”

 

Pierre Roy

“SUN”

 

Travel agents tell us what's most important to them while travelling

 


Keep It Easy

Nathalie Liu

“A seamless travel experience, starting at the departure airport, the flight experience, the tour/cruise/day to day experience/ and the return home.”

 

Tania Shushack

“Keeping it simple. Simple fares/simple rules/simple check-in/ease of overall travel”

 

Ramona Amormino

“It is most important that my schedule flows smoothly and my transfer is there when I land and my room is everything that I wanted… a minimum of stress.”

 

Richard Adams

“Convenience”

 

Steve A Fairhurst

“All inclusive. Love the idea of being on vacation and not having to worry about taking out my wallet or having a bill at the end of the trip.”

 

Cherie McKee

“Relaxing atmosphere.”

 

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