Ramona Holbrook 

Columbus, GA United States
Why work with an advisor? 
 96%
Recommended
31
Reviews
 
Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Safari
  • Escorted Tours
  • Hotels
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Botswana
  • China
  • Czech Republic
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Selling Travel Since
1994
Languages
  • English

My Background

I've been in the business over 20 years, and while I can work on experiences all over the world, I tend to focus on South Africa, Europe, river cruising, family travel, and custom safari packages. 

It can sound a little cliche, but I live for the wow moments -- when people come back and they describe things they didn't even know were possible, or they talk about the positive impact that the trip had on their family. That's why I often tell people this is the only job I never want to retire from.

I've had many stellar memories of my own while traveling (a monkey unzipped my tent in Kenya, came in, and politely sat down) and I want to pay those experiences forward to you. 

I'm also the owner of my agency, so if you contact me and someone on my team is better-equipped to handle your specific travel dream, I can make sure you get placed in the right hands. 

Places I Have Traveled


Reviews and Recommendations for Ramona Holbrook

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By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2014

Ramona is incredible-our river cruise in Eastern Europe was great. John Minor

Highly Recommended

By: Rich99


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2014

Ramona is extremely knowledgeable and supportive for my travel preferences. She is so committed to providing me with comfort in my travels; always available for advice and support.  I always get excited talking with her about my next travel destination.

Great Advisor

By: MosbysMom


Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2014

Ramona has taken great care of us on 2 Regent cruises. She has wonderful knowledge of the industry and I trust her opinions, thoughts & suggestions. I won't travel anywhere again without seeking her advice and thoughts.

Excellent Recommendations by Ramona

By: HappyInCancun


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2014

travel arrangement went off like clockwork...very pleased

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 08 May 2014

The Best Trip Yet!

By: Evie and Abbas


Reviewed on: 25 May 2014

Ramona continues to give us extraordinarily service.  Everything about our trip was perfect.  She ensured that everything worked like clockwork.  Our room at The Fairmont in San Francisco was just beautiful and had a view seen only in brochures.  This was our best trip yet and she has booked many trips for us over the years.  She never fails to disappoint.

Excellent Service as Always!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2014

Great Hotel Value!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2014

As usual, Ramona selected a great hotel for us in Berlin. The Ritz was beautiful and perfectly located. Could not have been happier. And the price was very reasonable for all the amenitites received. Thanks again Ramona!

enjoyed every minute

By: Frankie


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

I cannot find anything that was not perfect about this vacation. Ramona even arranged flawless weather. She took care of last minute problems with great finesse. She made sure to have frequent personal contact. We could not have had a more competent and attentive travel agent.
Not Recommended

Avalon Cruise

By: DJC


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2014

The cruise on Avalon was spectacular. All visits from Prague to Budapest were arranged by the cruise director with detailed precision. We were never in doubt of what was expected or where we needed to be. The situation of rooms were a problem. First, the room in Prague at Boscolo was nice except the view looked at a 30 foot wall, next we traveled to the cruise ship and found out our room was not a room without a balcony, it was a room without a view, below the water. The room was small and dark. When I looked at the room at the Intercontinental in Budapest, I saw the room was a standard with twin beds and not facing the water. This was not at all what I expected with having my 40th anniversary and paying $ 11,000. If it was not for the cruise director assisting me in upgrading my room in Budapest, I would have been really disappointed in my rooms. I felt I had no assistance except for the cruise director. Please let guests know some rooms on the ship are underwater.

Professional expert service!

By: Barry


Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2014

We have been doing cruises with Ramona ~20 years and appreciate the followup and attention to details and professionalism she, Michael and the Columbus Travel associates have demonstrated on all our cruises, especially the recent Avalon Christmas in Germany river cruise. Barry & Diana Hall

In General

By: His Eminence


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2015

Perfect..........

Another great Royal Plantation trip.

By: John


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015

This is our third year to Royal Plantation booked by Ramona. Each year has been great. We appreciate all the contacts she makes with Royal Plantation prior to, during, and after the trip. She is well know to the people there and that certainly enhances our experience. Have already booked Royal Plantation with Ramona for 2016. Would recommend both Royal Plantation and would recommend Ramona for all travel needs.

Great service as usual

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2015

As always, Ramona was very responsive and helpful in making reservations and getting us the best value accomodations for our trip. She is always a pleasure to work with.

Perfect plan

By: Dr R


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2015

My wife and I just got back from a trip from Atlanta to South Africa arranged by Ramona. We traveled independently for two weeks with an itinerary that included two Safari camps, five days in Capetown plus two golf excursions. The entire trip went off without a hitch thanks Ramonas attention to detail and understanding of our interests. She kept us up todate throughout the entire planning process. We would reccommend her to our friends for travel anywhere in the world. Jim and Betty Rogers

Exceptional, Friendly Service!

By: LC80


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016

We have experienced totally exceptional service from Ramona in planning and booking this family cruise in honor of our 50th wedding anniversary. Ramona has been cheerful, enthusiastic and efficient in all our contacts regarding the choosing and booking of this cruise. We have booked previous cruises through Ramona and have always been happy with her service and always look forward to working with her.

Experienced caring attention to detail

By: Milly727


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Ramona takes care of our travel like we are a member of her family. She attends to every detail. She has great experience to ensure a great trip.

Expert friendly & attentive service

By: Lloyd81


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2017

We were very happy with the service provided by Ramona. We have used her several times now to book family cruises for us and are always pleased with her service. She is super friendly, a pleasure to work with and she pays attention to the details which results in a better and more enjoyable cruise for us. We highly recommend her!

Tahiti Cruise

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

Outstanding! Ramona is always very helpful.

Trip to France

By: Schatzie


Reviewed on: 24 May 2017

Fantastic. Has most of our questions immediately sometimes has to call back We have told at least 10 people about her thoroughness and accuracy.

GREAT

By: John


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE!!

Hotels on trip out West

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Ramona did a great job of selecting and booking hotels for us.

viking cruise on the Elba river

By: nat


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

great working with Ramona.

Regent Seven Seas

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Great, Ramona knows how to plan and schedule a vacation

Jamaica Inn resort

By: Allen


Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2017

It is always a pleasure working with Ramona. She knows our preferences and follows thru to make sure everything is right.

Mom's 90th birthday cruise

By: Richard


Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

It is always a joy to discuss and plan a trip with Ramona. Her passion for traveling in style is infectious. Ramona knows our extended family and our needs. She planned comfortable transportation to and from ship, dining on the ship for our party of 12 at the same table each night, and staterooms all in a row (6 of them). After the cruise she spoke with each family group to find out what went well and what could have been better. The family had such a good time together that we are talking about another family cruise.

Jamaica trip

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2018

Ramona does an awesome job. Very informative and excellent at handling all the details!

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By: Bob


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2018

Great and fun! She always has wonderful suggestions

Ramona Holbrook

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

Excellent - she takes care of all the details!

China & Japan

By: Carlisle & Janet


Reviewed on: 25 May 2018

It was great. She was very attentive to our needs & wants & we got that & more in working with Ramona. She went the extra distance to see that we were taken care of.

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