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Choosing an agent who is part of The Travel Agent Next Door means you are 100% guaranteed that your professional travel consultant is well travelled as well as educated on a huge number of travel styles, options and experiences.  When an agent chooses to be a part of The Travel Agent Next Door network, they are connected with the best brands, hotel chains, airlines, cruise companies, touring companies and more.  Each travel professional associated with The Travel Agent Next Door is incredibly passionate about travel and providing you with the holiday of a lifetime that will fit your needs and budget.  Make the right choice and book with us today.

Bill & Maria Parise

Bill & Maria Parise

About: Bill & Maria Parise

The moment Bill and Maria decided to join the Travel Industry in June of 2001 there was no turning back for them, and their decision to become independent travel professionals in 2007 was for several reasons. They wanted to have control of where they felt their unique skills and services were needed.

Bill and Maria also wanted to ensure that every one of their valued clients received the best customer service they could possibly offer. But of course, it doesn’t stop there! Having the flexibility to work from their “Home Office” also allowed them to be very competitive in the travel market while implementing their travel knowledge and skills in specialty areas such as Destination Weddings and Group Vacations.

When arranging groups for weddings and select vacations, travel agents require industry extra knowledge and expertise, and Bill and Maria have taken the necessary steps to establish themselves as the experts through ongoing training along with keeping up with the travel industry trends. They work closely with top vacation suppliers and take the steps to match your group event and vacation needs, and throughout the process they provide peace-of-mind that you will have a relaxing, fun, and stress-free experience.

If you would like to contact Bill or Maria, please email: info@thetravelingagent.ca or you can reach them directly at: (204) 219-4254

Also to find out more about Bill & Maria's travel services they offer, please visit their website at: www.thetravelingagent.ca

Melissa B Travel

Melissa B Travel

TTAgent Associate Partner

**** A Team Member of TTAgent ****

For over 19 years I have been in the Travel Industry following my passion to help my valued clients experience their dream vacations with the complete peace-of-mind that I’m there to make sure your entire trip is stress-free and memorable.

Throughout my travel career, I have specialized in planning “Group Vacations”, “Destination Weddings”, “Honeymoons”, as well as “Vacation Tours” and various exclusive “Group Events”. One unique service I have just become involved in is offering “Special Needs Travel Services” as I feel there’s not only a growing demand for this service, but also that it’s important to be involved in a service such as this to ensure everyone no matter what the restrictions are should be able to have a fun, relaxing, or adventurous holiday like everyone else!

My passion for the travel industry allows me to keep involved in numerous Travel Agent Familiarization trips to keep my knowledge and skills sharp, and my personal vacations to Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, California, New York, Florida, and Las Vegas allows me to learn more about each destination and pass this information on to my valued clients.

Accreditations | Certifications:

I graduated from Robertson College with a Travel Counselor Diploma in 2000.

As a certified Sandals/Beaches Resorts specialist, I have had the privilege to inspected every Sandals & Beaches Resort properties located in Jamaica, including the Luxurious Royal Plantation offering clients Butler Service. I am also a graduate of the “Jamaican Specialist” course and hold many individual Resort Program Certificates in the Caribbean and worldwide such as RIU Resorts, AM Resorts (Dreams, Secrets, Now, Zoetry, Breathless, Sunscape, and Reflect), plus Fairmont vacation properties, and so many more…

I love working with couples to help plan their dream destination wedding, plus I enjoy handling various vacation groups, such as Family Group Vacations, Reunions, Group Tours and also Adventure Vacations. My goal is to take all the stress from planning a vacation off of you and allow me to do all the work for you as you sit back and relax and wait to be swept away in paradise where dreams and memories are made.

To contact Melissa, please do so here: melissabtravel@ttagent.ca or call direct at: 204-471-5113

If you would like to know more about Melissa and her travel services offered, please visit her travel information website here: www.melissabtravel.ttagent.ca

Alicia Isfjord

Alicia Isfjord

TTAgent - Associate Agent

**** A Team Member of TTAgent ****

Hi my name is Alicia Isfjord and I started Trouvaille Adventures to help make your travel planning process as simple and hassle-free as possible!

A little about me… Trouvaille Adventures has allowed me to take my love for travel, my detailed planning and organization skills to a new level. In combination with my extensive background in excellent customer service after working in the service industry for over 18 years, I am here to provide excellent travel planning services for my clients.

I myself have traveled to many locations, including Disneyworld and Disneyland many times, Vegas, New York, Mexico, Bahamas and Jamaica, as well as many other destinations in the US and Canada. I definitely plan to check off many more destinations on my list over the years to come to visit and explore the world. I am very passionate about educating myself to offer the best choices and options for my clients.

I consider myself a specialist in Family Travel as I have taken industry courses with Disney Vacations, Universal Studios Vacations and many more from top family vacation destinations. I know what traveling with little ones can be like and I can help you plan a trip that the whole family will enjoy! I think parents deserve a getaway alone sometimes too and I have some great ideas for a quick weekend adventure or a relaxing week at the beach or spa.

I can help plan your destination wedding, making sure all your guests are given VIP treatment and that every detail is taken care of. I can also help with the events leading up to the wedding (like trips to find the perfect dress with mom and your bestie!) or a romantic honeymoon after the big day. Planning a group bachelor or bachelorette party in Vegas or Nashville is a great idea and very popular right now, but can be lots of work to coordinate. Let me help!

Whatever it is that you are thinking your next travel adventure may be, I would love to help plan and book it for you.

Here are a few more services I offer:

  • Booking Flights (Domestic or International)
  • Booking Hotel Only
  • Car Rentals
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tours & Cruises
  • Family Reunion Trips, Company Retreats and More!

To contact Melissa, please do so here: trouvailleadventures@ttagent.ca or call direct at: (204) 997-5209

If you would like to know more about Alicia and her travel services offered, please visit her travel information website here: www.trouvailleadventures.ttagent.ca

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