Ramona Holbrook 

Columbus, GA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Safari
  • Escorted Tours
  • Hotels
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Botswana
  • China
  • Czech Republic
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Selling Travel Since
  • 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

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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


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


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.


By: John

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017


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!


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.

Ramona is Awesome

By: Tina J

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

Ramona does a fabulous job. She is always professional, and if she can’t answer my question, she finds the answer. She has excellent suggestions for travel and always knows exactly what I am looking for.

Italy trip

By: Sid

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Great! As always!

Britain & Ireland Explored

By: Brit Isles Traveler

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

It is always a pleasure to work with Ramona. She recommended this tour as the best fit for our travel needs. She always researches other options that may fit our schedule, budget and plans better. She kept continually in touch with us from beginning to our return. All of our travel documents were in order and there were no surprises. I especially liked that she reached out to us after our trip for a brief review.

West Coast

By: Carlisle

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2018

Great-she was very through & responed quickly t any questions

Hawaii trip 2018

By: Sophia

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Megan of Columbus Travel advised me on our trip to Hawaii. She suggested important sites for first-time visitors, selected great hotels for us, the Moana Surfrider in Honolulu and Ritz Carleton Kapalua in Maui. Both were beautiful, but the Ritz in Kapalua was extra special in friendly service by all staff members and the beauty of the property. Megan directed me to a tour service which provided an excellent array of tours. The ones we took proved to be excellent: a Jeep tour of southern coast of Oahu, a waterfall hike in Oahu, and a heliocopter tour of Maui, as well as a snorkeling trip. She suggested a luau, which we agreed to, and she found us an excellent one. Megan answered all my questions thoroughly and patiently throughout the planning of the trip, and she responded to my panicked emails with support and concern when it was apparent that tropical storm Olivia was heading straight for the coast of Oahu where we were staying at the time. We would work with Megan again!

Ramona's the best!!

By: Vicki H

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Working with Ramona to plan a trip is always a pleasure!! She works hard to meet our individual travel needs, with great attention to every detail. I've never felt rushed when planning a vacation. Ramona makes you feel that you are her most important customer and spends as long as it takes to make you happy with the travel plans. I've worked with Ramona on at least five or more major European trips, and each one went off without a hitch. Not only does she make sure we understand every detail of our trip, but she faithfully follows up after we get home to hear our feedback on how it went. It is nothing to be on the phone with her for an hour while I bend her ear with lots of highlights on our vacation. I've recommended her to many others and they all have been thrilled with her care in planning their vacations. She's the best!!

My trip to South Africa

By: Richard

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Planning trips with Ramona is always fun, but planning our trip to South Africa was exciting as South Africa is her favorite travel destination.

Viking Mystery Cruise

By: Lakegirl

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2018

Great. She was a great help: took care of everything

Australia / New Zealand

By: clearwax@aol.com

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019

Great! Very Detailed & Accessible for questions. Will use her again. Jim Waid

Celebruty Equinox

By: Stuart

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

Ramona did a great job as always. From an initial cruise recommendation, to finding a great deal to following up after the cruise,

RCL Caribbean Cruise

By: Richard

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Ramona is great. She checks before and after each trip to make that everything is well planned and all ends well. Then we talk about our next trip(s).

Summer Solstice Adventure

By: Murphy

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2019

It was wonderful, as always. Ramona asks the right questions and makes travel recommendations based on our inputs. She makes sure that the little details are covered and accommodates our special requests.

Ramona Holbrook

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2019

She Is very knowledgeable and always has superb recommendations.

European Cruise

By: Rich

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2019

Ramona makes sure that all details of the trip are covered to ensure the best travel experience. She strives to give us excellent and luxurious hotel accommodations and service—which results in our “wow” experiences. Ramona always calls after our travel to find out the pluses and minuses of our trip (rarely a minus to relate).

Rocky Mountaineer

By: Frankie

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2019

Mostly good. Enjoyed the train. Did not prefer all the packing and unpacking. Only complaint was a whole day of down time in Banff. Loved the vistas, the gondola ride, the helicopter ride, walking on a glacier.

Jamaica Inn vacation

By: Allen B

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

Ramona always follows thru so there are no surprises. Communicating is one of her strengths.

Norwegian Getaway Cruise - December 2020

By: CathyS

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2020

Ramona was great and very helpful as usual. She is very prompt in returning emails, calls, etc . Her wealth of experience has contributed to the success of all our trips. This cruise was somewhat last minute for us and she did all the leg work and we received a great deal which included airfare. Looking forward to our upcoming cruise on The Edge in a few weeks

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