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Travel Because You Can - takes on new meaning

All our stories and reflection on family time centered around travel adventures we shared! I’m going to try my best to NOT make this blog post sad, but unfortunately the ‘ah-ha’ ness of what I’m feeling right now is the result of a sad moment. My Dad passed away yesterday. Of course, it is very sad that he is no longer physically here with us but being in that hospital room with my mom and brothers during his final days was magic! Dad was not awake during his final days. The conversation simply took place around him talking about the memories we shared and the remember when’s. A little contex...

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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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Philip Beck talking of client relationships

Building relationship, listening and understanding you makes a great Travel Agent. Our Travel Specialist Philip Beck constantly shares how much he loves working with his clients. He recently got a chance to share with Travel Market Report how he does this and how his approach has changed recently given the travel advisories. You can see the story on the Travel Market Report website.

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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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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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Romance in an Overwater Bungalow

Dreaming of that perfect romantic getaway for you and a special someone – Overwater Bungalow! The overwater bungalow is synonymous with romance, couple getaways, perfect food (gourmet room service food) and crystal clear waters. When dreaming about this getaway, the first place to consider is always French Polynesia aka Tahiti . And why wouldn’t it be, it meets all the criteria, located in the pacific, fresh fruits, privacy, and clear waters. Why is French Polynesia the poster-child for overwater Bungalows? Because the first one was built there in 1967. According to Conde Nast Traveller, th...

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