Hello everyone, welcome to Great Escapes Travel!
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Denise Galea and I am a wife, mom/stepmom, foodie and world traveler (or so that is my aspiration). I love to eat, sleep and breathe travel. I’ve seen a lot of wonderful places and there’s so many more amazing places I want to see. For many years, I had thought about doing something in the travel industry, but the timing never seemed right. When our youngest was off to school full-time, I began thinking about my career again. I couldn’t see myself back at a corporate job like I had prior to having kids. I wanted more, something different, something that got me out of bed in the morning eager to learn more, read more, and something that at the end of the day, I felt like I was making a difference. Everything came back to travel for me. So I began exploring the possibilities of getting into a business that I am so passionate about and working for myself seemed like the best of both worlds. Before I knew it, Great Escapes Travel LLC was born!
Now that you know how it all came about, let me explain to you why you need a Travel Advisor such as myself. I am not an Expedia or Travelocity. You can not log onto my website and click, click, click to plan your own trip. If you know exactly what you want and don’t want/need any suggestions, prefer to handle everything on your own, even when something goes wrong and you have to sit on hold for hours for a resolution with the main customer service line, then those sites are probably for you. I offer so much more than that. I on the other hand will be your sole point of contact for your whole itinerary, from start to finish. I will help curate the perfect vacation for you based on your personal preferences/needs, budget and help guide you to the right destination, hotel/ resort based on what’s important to you. If you have a change or there’s an issue while you’re on vacation, you have one person to call and that is me. I will spend the time researching and sitting on hold with MY direct contact, so that you don’t have to. I know what destinations, hotels, or resorts would suit you and your family best based on your personal preferences/needs. Perhaps somewhere, something you hadn’t or wouldn’t have considered or even a place to steer clear of (which is just as important!). I can also recommend things to do, tours, and restaurants, even schedule them for you. I have the knowledge, contacts, and insider information that sets my service apart from those point and click vacation planning sites. I am also usually able to get you little perks during your stay because of the relationships I have with these companies.
If any of this sounds like the way you’d prefer to travel, then please contact me. I am happy to offer my services to help make your planning go as smoothly as possible from the start to the end of your trip.
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