Victoria Boomgarden CTC

Naperville, IL United States
Elan Travel, LLC, an independent affiliate of Direct Travel Luxe - Naperville
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Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Hotels
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising
  • Honeymoons

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Argentina
  • Costa Rica
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • German

My Background

Please contact me at 630-420-3538 or by email

With more than 40 years in the travel industry, and 5 years living in Europe, with a special passion for fine hotels, I have personal knowledge of luxury properties throughout the world. I have secured my reputation as one of the best by cultivating contacts at top hotels and knowing the most intimate details about them. I enjoy recommending exclusive villas, whether in Tuscany, the South of France, or St. Bart’s to name a few; and I am delighted to assist in securing the most coveted Michelin-rated restaurant reservations.

I am a proud travel agency Board Member of The Four Seasons Resorts, Belmond, Hyatt Privé, Marriott Luxury Brands Inner Circle, Virtuoso Ultraluxe Community. Received recognition three separate years as one of the Top 25 Agents by Travel Weekly Magazine; voted Most Admired, Ambassador of the Year and Top Agency by The Four Seasons; Top Park Hyatt Producer; Direct Travel’s Chairman Award for Excellence and Diamond Advisor for extraordinary sales achievement. I am also proud to have been nominated as Most Admired Advisor in the United States for 7 years (2010-2018) by Virtuoso.

Our clients receive the highest level of recognition and value-added amenities through our “By Invitation Only” hotel partners. This prestigious list includes, Four Seasons Preferred Partners, Ritz-Carlton STARS, Starwood Luxury Privileges, Belmond Bellini Club, Dorchester Diamond Club, Peninsula Pen Club, Langham Couture, Rosewood Elite, Mandarin Oriental Fan Club, Sir Rocco Forte's Knights, Oetker Pearl Collection Partner and Hyatt Privé.

We also have within our portfolio a private collection of hotels, our Atelier Collection. This customized boutique hotel collection enables us to provide our clients with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access anywhere in the world.

As President of Direct Travel Luxe, we design travel to suit every whim, whether traveling for business or pleasure. Each Luxe client is presented with a tailored experience, hand-selected by our team of expert travel consultants. We have specialists for every destination around the world and connect our clients with the most in-depth and knowledgeable team members most suited for client requests.

In addition to providing the best rates and amenities with the most exclusive cruise lines throughout the world, such as Silversea and Seabourn, our luxury clients enjoy exclusive private excursions and exclusive access amenities that are unavailable directly through the cruise lines. We take pride in knowing the latest consumer trends, as noted in the Robb Report, Andrew Harper, Conde Nast’s Top 100, Travel & Leisure Hot List and AFAR Magazine.

We have a fee-based model for our specialized services. This is based on many factors, including travel dates, level of service required to research, plan and coordinate a trip, the number of itinerary revisions. This professional approach allows us to exceed client expectations and has resulted in record sales and profitability.

The Chairman’s Award of Excellence was presented to Victoria Boomgarden in 2018 for her outstanding service delivery as President of the Direct Travel Luxe division. The award recipient was hand-selected by Direct Travel’s CEO and Chairman, Ed Adams, and recognizes Victoria’s stellar performance in sales, service and leadership.

2018 Diamond Advisor awarded for extraordinary sales achievement.

DUCO Italy Expert Designation 2019

Places I Have Traveled

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50th Anniversary Celebration

By: Golden Dozen

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2019

Working with Victoria was a dream. We were wide open to all possibilities to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our children and grand children: European cruises, dude ranches...... She asked all the right questions and guided and narrowed our choices to meet the desires of our diverse party of twelve. We decided on Jackson Hole and then she led us to The Four Seasons (2 adjacent three bedroom apartments). Victoria and the concierge, Ali, plotted out a fun and adventure-filled week of activities. The "Golden Dozen" will remember the celebration forever and be eternally grateful to the pivotal role Victoria played.


By: Reed

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

Great trip. All plans were perfect. Beautiful country.

Couldn’t ask for a better travel agency

By: Barcelona to Rome

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

I comment that I couldn’t ask for a better agency, because, even though I have worked wonderfully with Victoria over the years, everyone she assigns to work with us are excellent. For this cruise, we worked with Paula Dunlap. Paula’s knowledge, suggestions, responsiveness, and follow through were top notch. The entire process of constructing the trip (choice of cruise line, hotels, flights, etc) was made easier and successful, thanks to Paula.

Berlin October 2019

By: Claudia Johnson

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2019

Great advice and tremendous experience.



Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2019

****** There is nothing more to say than five star service!!!!!!! The absolute best! Marilyn Lowey & Pamela Rosenau

Queen Victoria of Naperville

By: Tony G

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2019

Extraordinary always


By: Park City

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2020

Easy as it always is and we love the Miami location she’s been helping us with.

Working with Victoria Boomgarden, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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