Tony Huffman 

Dayton, OH United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Safari
  • Hotels

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Turkish

My Background

Before founding Huffman Travel, Chairman Tony Huffman spent 20 years at a Fortune 500 company as Chief Marketing Officer. Tony founded Huffman Travel, a luxury travel consulting firm, to marry his passion for travel with his second career. As the company’s Founder and Chairman and, Tony travels the world over, discovering new and exotic destinations, great hotels, unforgettable guides and favorite neighborhood restaurants and shops. As a travel specialist, Tony works with a select number of clients to design custom itineraries around the world. Huffman Travel is a long-standing member of Virtuoso, the world’s most prestigious, luxury travel consortia. Tony is a current member of it's Member Advisory Board. Superior service and first hand product knowledge is what sets Huffman Travel apart from its competitors.

Favorite Hotels and Resorts- Four Seasons Sultan Ahmet, Istanbul, Singular Patagonia, Ritz Paris, Grand Palais Royal, Paris, The Stafford, London, The Lanesborough, London.

Recently Visited-Normandy, France, Loire Valley, France, Paris, Israel, Barcelona and Venice.

Best Adventures: Visiting the Golan Heights in Israel, Boat trips around The Brando Island, Walking the Della Rosa in Jerusalem, charting a boat for the family for a week on the Turkish Mediterranean.

Bucket List - Poland, Sri Lanka, Hibernian Train in Ireland, Barge trip in France, Great Barrier Reef

Favorite cities to explore – back streets of Venice, the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, the Maris district of Paris

Recently traveled – Israel, Istanbul, Marbella, Spain, Bordeaux, Paris, Vienna, Vancouver, Patagonia, Normandy, Loire Valley, Tahiti, Amsterdam.

Where to next? – New Zealand, Australia, Paris and Istanbul

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Dale

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2014

All these hotels were good with th Maria Christina being the best.

Trusted expert advisor

By: Dale

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2014

Tony had personal knowledge of the resort and was able to obtain extra perks for our trip.

Great Service

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2014

Very helpful and professional. Had to cancel trip due to health issues. Mr. Huffman was very helpful in dealing with the trip insurance company and obtaining refund.

Excelent Service Attention to detail

By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2014

Tony as always be our go for family trips, up to 20 people. He pays attention to detail and there are no surprises. Our next tip is already planned

Micato so. Africa

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2014

We had a great time best trip ever

Turn Key Professional Service Provider

By: Rich S

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2015

Tony did a great job in viewing options for the trip we wanted for the family and helped with suggestions that made the vacation work. He offered advise that only a travel professional would know about and added some benefits available to his company and association with Virtuoso. Stayed on top of reservation, documentation and preparation from start to finish. We just needed to show up. We highly recommend Huffman Travel services and plan to use them again.

Very good

By: Charles

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Jeff a Hood at Huffman handled all our arrangements did a very professional job, as always

The best

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2015

The most knowledgeable travel professional I have ever used. He and his staff are great representatives of Virtuoso

Great Trip

By: Gil1

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2015

All the arrangements were perfect, great iteniary, great hotels, great ship, great drvies, great guides. Couldn't ask for any more.

The best.

By: M and G

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

We have worked with Tony for quite a few years. He always does an excellent job. He's the best. M and G


By: mauieric

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2016

I traveled to Hong Kong March 8th-14th 2016 and I had a wonderful time. I had three tours planned and plenty of time for shopping. I did a half day heritage tour, a half day city tour and a full day trip to Macau. The hotel, the Excelsior was near shopping and near the MTR subway so transportation was easy and affordable. Huffman travel is the ultimate in luxury travel. This is the second time I have used them. They helped me plan a wonderful trip to New Zealand in 2009. My future trips include London and Germany and I would recommend Huffman travel

Always rely on Tony

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 27 May 2016

Tony always has the best advice. You get what you pay for.

A fine river boat cruise

By: Curthose 41

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2016

Our cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on MS Treasures run by TAUCK was superb in every way. We saw so many fine sights, enjoyed such fine service on board and on land trips organized by our tour directors that we returned home ready to go on another cruise at the earliest possible opportunity. There were so many highlights that it is impossible to answer the question most often asked on our return: "which was your favorite place and or event?" I loved them all, however, there was one evening that stands apart from all the others. In the evening of our arrival in Vienna we were taken by bus to the Palais Pallavicini for a sumptuous dinner accompanied by live Viennese music. The food was fine and the entertainment was divine, with music played by members of the national orchestra accompanied by singers from the opera and dancers from the ballet. An unforgettable experience. I highly recommend TAUCK to anyone contemplating a river cruise.

Amazing Russia Trip

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2016

Tony and his team did a great job planning our family trip to Russia. From Moscow to Suzdal to St Petersburg, great guides, perfect hotel and restaurant choices, and seamless transportation. We were a bit hesitant to go to Russia, especially Moscow, but had an amazing family trip. Highly recommended.

Fabulous trip

By: Bill28

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2016

Hotel was great and accommodating. Travel plans were very well planned with extra help with wheelchair and close location to elevator. Gabrielle's attention to detail was extremely well thought out and executed. The Ritz Aruba is fairly new (two and a half years old). We had a cabana at the adult pool and service was excellent. Papers were in order and schedule of events were detailed for us. Not one thing was wrong with the trip and weather was fantastic.

Best Ever

By: jon

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2016

It was a great trip. The accommodations and food were outstanding, but the best part was the friendly and knowledgeable hosts at each camp. The itinerary was expertly planned and implemented flawlessly. It was the trip of a lifetime for all of us. Thank you, Tony!

Been There, Done That

By: Robert72

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2016

Tony Huffman has been there and done that. He has traveled where he suggests and will go so far as to recommend specific suite locations on a cruise ship. Need a good restaurant in Paris? Tony has eaten where he recommends. Anyone can book a room for you but if you want a been there, done that agent, go with Tony Huffman.

Huffman Travel set up a perfect spring break

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

They found a great location for us, and took care of every little detail - exactly what we needed as a break from the Chicago winter !


By: John McCoy

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

He was perfect. The trip exceeded our expectations

Excellent trip advisor!

By: Chris & John B

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

We've used Tony for a few trips- some international- and would recommend him and his team without reservation. Tony is extremely responsive and knowledgable about many parts of the world. We have a large family (which can sometimes make things complicated). Tony and his team make the planning process very easy and every trip a HUGE success.


By: Wes

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

I found Mr Huffman helpful and he had traveled on Cunard line's Queen Mary 2 four times so he was able to help me pick a cabin on the ship. His knowledge of travel is extensive and I find Huffman travel agency perfect for planning my vacations


By: Joie

Reviewed on: 25 May 2017

We have known and worked with Tony for a long time. He has always been great.

Asian cruise

By: Charles

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2017

Always fine know Tony Huffman many years

Awesome Travel Advisor

By: CMet47

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017

So responsive and knew from the start that we didn't need to think about much knowing Huffman travel would know exactly what to do.

Las Vegas

By: Bade

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Working with Tony and Jamie is always a pleasure. Very professional and efficient.

Our trip

By: Bud

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

Huffman Travel never ceases to amaze us at how knowledgeable and professional they are. They are worth every penny we pay them for consulting

JG's Review

By: JG

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

PERFECT. Family of five had great time and the ENTIRE trip was smooth as glass.

South Africa Tauck Tour

By: Odgie

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2018

On this particular trip, we did not work with Tony, but one of his staff travel agents. She did not provide any discernible value add since this was a "packaged" tour of South Africa with Tauck that was pretty much all inclusive. Unlike past trips where Tony and his team designed in lodging, tours, perks, etc, this one did not include nor feature anything that wasn't already in the Tauck package. They simply acted as a transactional "middle man" in our relationship with Tauck on this one. That said, Huffman Travel still remains the best travel agency in the Dayton area based on our past experience. I've never been disappointed in what they provided at the end of the day. Said more positively, they've done some great things on prior trips they've helped us with. This one, not so much.

Highly recommend

By: Happy customer

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

Excellent! Tony take the time to get to know his clients' interests, priorities, and desires enabling him to prepare a the perfect.


By: Wesley

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

Wonderful. He referred me to one of his agents last year Jayme Hood who prepared my trip to England last year. She was most helpful in planning my trip to Germany. Mr. Huffman gave me advise on my upcoming trip to India; he suggested I travel in November.. This trip is in the planning stages.

Recent trip

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2018

He always provides the best information and service before, during and after the trip

Italy 2018

By: M Steele

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

As always, spectacular!

Tauck Bridges tour to Italy

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Excellent! On top of all our questions. Very pro active.
Not Recommended

London land tour

By: London lass

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2018

Jayme was the best! She executed beautifully for one day tour outside London. All details and events planned for day trip to Windsor Castle, St George's Chapel, and Hampton Hall worked perfectly! Tour guide, our driver for day, excellent!! Our pickup from and delivery to airport very punctual. Thank you Jayme for your input to make this a dream come true!! Your London lass!

Wiliamburg/ New York trip

By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Worked withe Jamie. Did an excellent trip. We had one bad suggestion of a meal. We did fine


By: itsBDayton

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

Working with Tony is always a pleasure. We have complete confidence in his recommendations and his very skilled staff ensures that our travels, recently to Tanzania, Christmas Markets on the Danube and Norway - are to our satisfaction. Tony has traveled extensively himself, and so, is well positioned to offer the best travel advise available! We will definitely continue to use Huffman Travel!

National Geogrsphic Lewis and Clark river trip

By: Charles

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018

Always a pleasure, Tony knows his stuff!

Latest trip

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2019

He is the BEST, so knowledgeable and service oriented

Another great trip

By: New Zealand

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2019

We've worked with Tony for years. He put together yet another fabulous family trip. Just the right mix of leisure and activity.

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