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Chamber Member Profile: Travel Associates

March 6, 2019

Want to plan a world-class and memorable trip but don’t know where to start?  Too busy to spend hours online searching up transportation and hotels?  Those looking for a unique and interesting travel experience can find help with Travel Associates, a boutique travel agency with advisors that can help you craft tailored itineraries to perfectly fit your travel style and preferences.

Travel Associates has a national network with travel advisors that draw on decades of industry experience and a passion for travel. They provide clients with a choice of premium travel options for unique travel experiences including competitive coach, business and first class airfares, special interest escorted tours, ocean and river cruises along with luxury rail journeys.

“I get asked all the time why book with a travel agent when you can book yourself?” says Norwalk-based Travel Associates consultant Lisa O’Malley. “There are so many reasons, but mostly, you have someone who is knowledgeable, has competitive rates, and will be there personally for you throughout your trip to answer questions and help you with any issues that could happen.  Plus, if our rates are not better, we will match it.  It’s a win/win.”

O’Malley herself is a wealth of knowledge with 30 years’ experience in the travel industry and having visited 18 countries.

Travel Associates differs greatly from most common agencies, as they take a concierge approach to planning vacations. Travel Associates is also part of the Virtuoso Consortia, giving them the highest ranks with many resorts and at times, extra hotel amenities and upgrades, such as breakfast daily, resort credits, spa treatments and upgrades by booking through them, and at no extra cost to clients. Another important factor is that they don’t charge planning fees.  An added bonus is that Travel Associates has a full, 24/7-customer support team so they can be reached at any time.

“In today’s world, it’s always nice to have a specific person to call, one who cares about your vacation and that all goes well,” says O’Malley. “People spend hours searching the web.  When talking to an experience agent, they can help narrow down a vacation that will fit more of your wants and needs in a lot less time.  Also, unforeseen situations can happen that could cause a trip to cancel, such as weather, or have issues during a vacation. This is where having a personal agent comes in handy and priceless when you need help.”

Travel Associate’s Concierge program gives each person who signs up a discount of $100 off their package vacation of five nights or longer. This can be offered to employees, colleagues, friends and family. Click here for more information about this offer.

For more information about Travel Associates visit them online at travelassociates.com. When you’re ready to plan that next special trip, contact Lisa O’Malley at Travel Associates via email or phone at lisa.omalley@travelassociates.us or (203) 847-0282.