Mark Rubinstein CTC

West Bloomfield, MI United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Safari
  • Air Travel
  • Independent Tours
  • LGBT Travel

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

It’s a huge world out there but our curiosity to explore is even bigger—I know.

I’ve traveled across the US, Europe, China, India, Australia, Africa and the Galapagos. With each trip, I’ve had the opportunity to experience first-hand what might suit the differing needs of my clients. With 30 years in the travel industry, and managing a Virtuoso travel agency, I have personal relationships with a large range of Virtuoso and other service providers that can make any trip special.

Fellow explorers, I invite you to fill in the blank, Explore:_____,

Allow me to help you craft a memorable travel experience. I truly believe that my long career in global travel, my passion for total satisfaction and great attention to detail will make your next trip one to remember!

Places I Have Traveled

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By: HK

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2013

Mark has been my exclusive travel manager for a VERY Long time ... I have/would recommend him to everyone/anyone looking for a travel consultant. He has always extended himself, for my needs, in a very personable manner and has made my travel(s) a good experience.

Highly recommend!

By: Adrienne & Mike

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

So many reasons to recommend Mark! We debated trying to pull it together w/online research on our own; so glad we didn’t! The experience we got *far* outweighed the fee. He found best options in our range at every turn. He's incredibly knowledgeable, patient, & fun to plan with! Once we arrived & saw what was there, we understood w/complete certainty that we never would have selected accommodations and excursions so well on our own! Mark helped make our trip perfect!

The Best


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2013

Mark does everything the right way from reccomending the best hotels to supplying vast amounts of information on restaurants,sightseeing and shopping as well as getting the most convenient airline and rail reservations and drivers.I couldn't be more pleased.

Highly recommended

By: Harvey

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2013

This trip was canceled due to illness ... Mark was as helpful arranging in the cancellation as he was in booking it for us. Unfortunately we were unable to go at this time and look forward to being able to schedule another trip through him in the near future.

Highly recommended

By: Harvey

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2014

As always ... Mark is the best! 

By: Harvey

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

As always Mark is there to help should there be a question or an issue ... he has been our travel agent for a long time and hopefully he will continue to be our travel agent for a long time!

Highly Recommended

By: M&S

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2014

Purchased trip insurance only from Mark. He was very knowledgeable and very helpful.  Would definitely consider booking a trip through Mark.  

"The Best Travel Agent In Town"

By: Harvey

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2015

As always, Mark worked very hard to make sure our trip went smoothly ... this was the first time our travel included the use of a wheel chair ... because Mark made sure that one was available at every point it was necessary, we were comfortable and able to travel.

Always know that when we are in Mark's capable hands - we will be well taken care of

By: Harvey

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

This was an emergency trip to attend a family funeral - no problem obtaining a flight thanks to Mark

Well organized. Great fun!

By: Brenda77

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2015

We had a great time. Trip was well organized. Fellow travelers were very friendly and became like family. There was plenty of free time in each city as well as the planned tours. Our hotel rooms all had air conditioning which was nice on the 93 degree days! Would highly recommend Gate 1 tours and Mark Rubinstien of Gateway Travel!

Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

By: Howard

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2016

My wife and I took our kids and grandkids (10 of us in all) to Universal Orlando in December, and we all stayed at the on-site Portofino Bay Hotel. Everything about this hotel is beautiful!! The detail in the décor is amazing. The grounds are kept up and nice. The atmosphere makes you feel very welcome and the pool is amazing. We had 5 beautiful and adjoining rooms (2 were inside connecting because of small children traveling with us). The beds comfortable and the bathrooms were spacious and clean. We couldn't ask for more, and the added benefit of early park admission and fast passes (plus the complimentary water ferry service to and from the parks, made all the difference in the world. The on-site restaurants were excellent, and the hotel staff was courteous and professional. They were all well trained and seemed truly intent on making sure everything went smoothly. This hotel did not disappoint, and we all had an enjoyable time, and would definitely stay here again!

A Cut Above

By: Bora Bora

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2016

My wife and I worked with Mark to put together a trip to Tahiti that included a couple of stops and a number of excursions. When we arrived at our first stop we were happy to find our room had been upgraded at no extra charge. Throughout our stay everything was as Mark described and on time. We soon realized that our trip had a number of upgrades that just made things better. All of which can be summarized by the waiter at Bloody Mary's who said " I know you have a voucher, but I've been here three years and nobody gets free drinks". Thanks Mark. Even when an excursion got cancelled because of weather, Mark had our refund back on our credit card almost before we got home! We had a great time and would use Mark again

Friendly, comprehensive service!

By: happytravels

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2016

Mark is fantastic! He is friendly, thoughtful, and 100% on top of our travel plans every time. He goes above and beyond to make sure we have a great trip. Highly recommended! :)

Hawaii Vacation

By: Florida Fam

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2016

Mark was a big help from start to finish. We had never been to Hawaii and Mark helped direct us. Starting with what each island had to offer thru hotel and resort suggestions. Rental car, tours and ideas were all on the MARK. We will certainly use him again.

Outstanding Service

By: Richard87

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2016

Mark always provides great service for our trips. He gave us good information for this trip to Alaska, making some excellent suggestions for us to look into prior to our trip. Loved the deals he got us on Celebrity, i.e., classic beverage package and a total of $300 in onboard credit. Loved the trip and will use Gateway Travel and Mark Rubenstein's services for future travel.

Above and beyond!!

By: Holly

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2016

Mark went above and beyond to make our cruise-tour fabulous!

Southeast Asia Trip

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2018

Mark is incredibly easy to work with, and extremely thorough. He provides several scenarios for hotels for the client to select, with input from other travelers who have used the services which makes selection easier. He provides full documentation of all reservations weeks in advance of your trip, so the trip is worry free. Another example of Mark's incredible service: we were scheduled to stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Bangkok, and wanted to make a reservation at one of their riverside restaurants, but it was fully booked. Mark got in touch with his local contact in Bangkok the day before our arrival and confirmed our dinner reservation at the time we requested. Great customer service.

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