Elena Ardaseva 

Chicago, IL United States
 
Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Festivals & Events
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Air Travel


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
2005
Languages
  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian

My Background


Elena joined the Vega International Travel team in 2010 as a document specialist. She has over 10 years experience in the travel industry and has worn many hats along the way as a hotel representative, tour guide, and now Virtuoso travel agent.

Elena specializes in complex, international travel document logistics. She can assist clients with the most challenging documentation, from last minute US passport page additions to expedited business visas to destinations such as Russia, Brazil, India, and China. Elena can consult travelers how to best plan multi-destination itineraries in respect to travel documents. Her philosophy for a logistics nightmare? No detail is too small and no challenge is too big.

Growing up in a small Latvian resort town, travel and leisure is in Elena’s blood. Upon becoming a tour guide, Elena developed her career as a guide specializing in historical and cultural tours to Greece. She has lived over 5 years near the Halkidiki Peninsula and Rhodes and Corfu Islands. Falling in love with the Mediterranean region, Elena has traversed Croatia, Italy, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan.

Elena’s professional background as a ground operator gives her insider knowledge how to arrange the best itineraries for clients interested in visiting the Mediterranean and Baltic regions.  In addition, she holds a diploma as a historical tour guide in Old Riga. She speaks Latvian, Russian, Italian, and Greek.

Elena’s future travel plans include a visit to the American West’s National Parks. She enjoys discovering adventures in the ordinary, including trying out the latest urban kayaking craze and finding the most authentic gelato in Chicago.

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