Sarah Bender ACC
- Beach & Sun
- Family Travel
- Independent Tours
- Ocean Cruising
- River Cruising
- New Zealand
- Cook Islands
I have been a Travel Agent since 1993. I book both corporate and leisure travel and have extensive experience booking both domestic as well as international travel, including air, hotels and cars, rail,packages, tours and cruises. I also have valuable experience booking groups for a variety of purposes and to various destinations.
I am an independent Travel Agent affiliated with The Travel Society. The Travel Society is a highly respected agency in the travel industry, and we have many excellent, or preferred,relationships with vendors. The benefits of these relationships are often passed through to the client, especially for added extras or when there are challenges. In addition, I have access to support not only from a knowledgeable and experienced staff, but from over 150 colleagues as well. This can only help to serve my clients better.
I am a certified Aussie Specialist (Australia)and Kiwi Specialist (New Zealand) as well as an Accredited Cruise Counselor. I have also obtained my “College of Disney Knowledge” certification, identifying me as a Disney Specialist.
My very favorite destination, for personal travel as well as booking for clients, is the South Pacific, particularly Australia and New Zealand. I backpacked through Australia and NZ for a year back in 1990/91 and have returned to Australia 5 times since. I returned to New Zealand most recently in April 2009. I have also attended numerous Aussie & Kiwi Specialist Conventions. I am very familiar with these countries and am comfortable creating any personalized itinerary there. I also have an excellent relationship with a wholesaler for Down Under.
Of-course I book many other destinations besides Down Under, particularly Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Disney vacations and cruises. Mexico is a primary focus of my business, and I have excellent relationships with travel providers, as well as special airfare rates not sold to the general public. I also enjoy working with groups such as family reunions, clubs/common interest groups and destination weddings. I find working with a travel advisor is especially beneficial for groups, having one point of contact and an experienced advisor familiar with group needs and procedures.
I can provide references upon request. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your company, utilizing my expertise to help make your travel planning as stress free and effortless as possible.
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- New Zealand
- Cook Islands