Fred Ihnatiuk 

Thornhill, ON Canada
An independent affiliate of YYZ Travel Group
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • Ireland
  • Venezuela
  • Colombia
  • Nicaragua
  • Bulgaria
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Selling Travel Since
2004
Languages
  • English
  • Ukrainian

My Background

Professional travel consultant homebased in London Canada with YYZ Travel Group.With a personal passion for travel, I work tirelessly to ensure clients have the most amazing travel experiences of their lives. My travel experiences stretch from swimming with the sharks in Bora Bora to trekking on camels into the Sahara desert in Tunisia North Africa. Alaska, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe including the Greek Islands and Turkey.  I can provide personal insight to exotic locations or just the relaxed enjoyment of river cruising through Europe.  For those that look to independent travel I provide concierge level service making sure all details are confirmed making the trip and vacation stress free.

Places I Have Traveled


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Scotland

By: Brud


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2013

Our trip to Scotland was well organized. Fred worked very diligently for us.

Highly recommended

By: Happy Client


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2013

Fred paid attention to every detail and made sure we were happy before making final arrangements. Anyone who deals with him will be more than satisfied. He is a credit to his profession!

Highly Recommended

By: Oneshe


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Fred Inhnatiuk helped to plan our honeymoon and it was wonderful. He did warn us ahead about the poor food selection at the venue (only 3 restaurants) but we loved the look of the place and our ocean view room was too great a deal to pass up. The venue was fab and our room was amazing. Yes the food got a little tired after a few days but it was good food and really we were not there for the food:) We are already in contact with Fred again to help plan our vacation for next year.

Fred is the BEST!

By: Karen


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Fred has been planning our travel Arrangements for about eight years. I can totally count on him to research to ensure we get the best value. He always follows up after we get home. I've recommend him to many many people.

Highly recommended

By: Darlene


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

We were extremely pleased with the quick response we received from Fred with flight times, rates, accomodation suggestions and entertainment ideas. Fred always gives us excellent service and is very detail oriented. He is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend working with Fred when planning any vacation.

Great bay Sonesta St Martin

By: Gumby


Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2013

Great hotel ,clean ,quiet ,good food ,service good, great room with a outstanding view. Short drive to the hotel from the airport. Near the main town , good shopping. Outstanding show at the Sunset bar at the airport when the planes came in. I Would recommend this resort.

Highly Recommend

By: Nugent / Wellman


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014

Fred is the best! We have worked with Fred for many years. He is VERY knowledgeable and gives the best advice. We always take his advice and get the best travel experience because of it! He is well versed on not only the destination but on events in the area. Fred is awesome and I wouldnt go to anyone else!

Highly recommended

By: Wealthy Woman


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2014

This was one of the most challenging travel weeks ever - and Fred came through for me. Very grateful for his commitment, patience, flexibility and professionalism. Thank you!

Highly Recommended

By: Liz


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2014

Thanks to Fred we just had another great vacation.  Could not have been easier.  Fred helped us find a house to rent and great flight prices.  We couldn't believe the deal which meant we were able to afford have our son join us too.  Fred is definitely someone we trust and appreciate having as our agent.  This is the 3rd trip he has booked for us and never a problem.  T

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2014

Highly Recommended.

By: Sandino


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2014

We stayed at the Grand Paradise Resort, at Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic.  Fred found it for us as a " last minute" package.  He worked with our budget and our preferences, gave us lots of choices and reviews.  The resort  was fantastic and pretty much as Fred had described, no big surprises and lots of friendly staff, beach and ocean and great food. We would absolutely use Fred again.  He did all the work and we had all the fun!

Great Trip, Recommend Fred @ YYZ

By: Kelley J


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2014

I had a great experience with Fred and will be recommending him to my friends and fellow networkers for their business and pleasure travel requirements.His expert recommendations and suggestions were greatly appreciated.  Thanks Fred!

Great Service, Fred at YYZ Travel!

By: Sheila


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2014

Fred, Thank you so much for making my trip to Los Angeles uneventful and stress-free. You planned everything, right down to the finer details, and you responded quickly to my questions. I will book with you again next trip. And, by the way, I had a wonderful time there. Cheers.

highly recomend

By: Tim


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2014

Very good agent ,very helpfull

Highly Recommended

By: DB


Reviewed on: 18 May 2014

Fred, as always, did a terrific job in arranging our flights for our family. He was very thorough and professional.  You don't have to worry about anything  when Fred is your travel agent.  He takes care of all the details and is extremely knowledgeable.

Fred Ihnatiuk

By: Wallie


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2014

Fred provided his usual exemplary service.

american empress

By: gumby and pokey 1957


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2014

great ship and tours ,food and staff

AMA Waterways Tour - Vietnam

By: Debra


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2014

Wonderful tour company. Top hotels, excellent service, well organized, delicious food, good pacing of activities (with time to relax), excellent guides, all details looked after. You won't be disappointed. On the pricey side - but well worth it.

Able to find me the right flight for my family and I.

By: Ezmeralda


Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2015

Thanks to Fred we were able to find the right flight for our trip. My nephew has disabilities and he was able to get the right flight.

Perfectly Planned

By: CD


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2015

Another wonderful trip planned by Fred. He gave us many options to choose from and made sure every detail was taken care of along the way. Fred checked in with us a few days before we left on our trip and checked back in with us on return. We had a few minor problems with our airline and Fred promptly took those complaints forward for us. Always a pleasure

Travel without a hitch

By: Klus2cruise


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2015

Thanks Fred for great service. The cruise with Princess in the Eastern Caribbean was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All the connections proceeded without a hitch. The connecting hotel in Ft. Lauderdale excelled at getting us connected to the port for boarding. Thanks, also, for helping us and answering all our "novice" questions about having our documents and how to make our connections at hotels, airports, shuttles, and the cruise line. We would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for an agent to help plan their vacation.

very prompt professional service

By: rbc.com


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2015

Our trip was amazing. Resort was wonderful although a bit larger than we were normally used to. We could't get into some of the a la carte restaurants. They should come up with a better way to make reservations.The beach was awesome, we just loved it. The service was wonderful and everyone so friendly. All in all an excellent vacation.

Expert friendly Fred

By: Bob&janet


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2015

Everything was A-One! We will be back.

happy customer

By: maxela


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2015

Fred is a pleasure to deal with. My trip went according to plan and I wouldn't hesitate to book my next trip with him. Thanks for everything Fred.

Irish Tour

By: Johnnyb


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

Excellent planning maximizing our time to enjoy the beauty of Ireland's scenic and wild Atlantic coastline and it's picturesque quaint towns.

Natura Blau Resort in Punta Cana

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2016

We had a wonderful week at the Blau resort. Beautiful grounds that were very lush and tropical. Abundance of wildlife as you walk through the resort. Food was very good and varied. Three specialty restaurants in addition to the main buffet that must be reserved early. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Rooms were quite comfortable and clean. Be prepared for a small TV and free wifi in the lobby only. We hardly spent any time in the room anyway so that was not a problem. Nightly entertainment was great with shows starting at 9:30. Be sure to see the Michael Jackson show, the International show and the Disco Music from the 70's. Lots of beach activities - swimming, kayaks, windsurfers, paddle boats, sailboats all for free. Tennis on site, too. Lots of seaweed on the shore which is cleaned up daily. Snorkelling and scuba diving trips are reasonably priced. Book them at the dive shop at the beach with Betty. A trip to Catalina island is a must. Air Transat was wonderful.

Expert Advice, Friendly Service

By: poperock


Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2016

Our recent trip to Negril Jamaica was amazing. This was our second time back to the same resort Rui Palace Tropical Bay on the famous Bloody Bay in Negril. We had a banner over our door welcoming us back and a lovely beachfront suite. Service was amazing. The jamaican people so friendly. Out travel agent did an awesome job to ensure we had everything we had requested.We were on the main floor and close to everything. Thanks again for a memorable vacation.

Great Service

By: Ernie


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2016

The service provided b y Fred was exceptional. He went above and beyond to bring our trip of a lifetimeaarrangements together for us. We were certainly grateful for all he did

Excellent service

By: Family 7


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Excellent service from Fred, as usual

Great Planning

By: Wanda


Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2016

I thank Fred for planning my trip to Washington for a course. He informed me of what airport to fly into and booked connecting flights with ample time to connect (but not too much time). He told me how to get to my hotel via the Metro. Thanks for making this trip easy and enjoyable.

expert friendly service

By: R 42


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2016

Being that the ship was small, getting to dining room, lounges, library etc. was quick and easy. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Dining on the deck was extremely very nice. Accommodation rooms were large, with walk in closet, and 5 piece baths. The food was good. However I found that the tours advertised were far to expensive. Secondly, they confirmed that could accommodate our traveling friend with her Celic disease, But when the time came to order the food at dinner, that was not the case. Staff were not knowledgeable on what she could order off the menu. Staff should be advised prior to embarkation, and maybe the one waiter or more should be with her/them through out the trip not a new server every time. You tell the head waiter on entering the dining room your problem and he states, no problem and leaves. He should do follow up and check is O K. Never did. No Q lines here This type of ship is good for people that like to do nothing and read

Outstanding customized service!

By: Janie


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2016

My travel plans changed at the last minute, and Fred was able to plan everywhere I wanted to go - travel, hotel bookings, and sightseeing. Everything went well, and I am absolutely delighted with the service Fred offered. Thanks so much Fred!

Very friendly and helpful travel agent!

By: sallyjoe


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2016

Fred was a pleasure to work with, he was very helpful and had great suggestions for our trip!

expert service

By: Tim G


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2016

Great hotels booked in Budapest and Prague. Great cruise on the Emerald ship. Great meals ,service, tours and guides. Would go again in 4-5 years from now ,want to see other parts of the world by, bigger cruise liners ( Norwiegan ,Royal Carabeean etc...)...Norway, China,Helsinki, Morocco..... Would recommend this cruise to anyone. Great travel expert . Would highly recommend Fred Ihnatiuk from YYZ travel anytime to anyone. Excellent job, again. Had some issues with delays at the airports ,but that was normal and out of our hands.

Grand European Discovery

By: golfer


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016

Fred provided his usual exemplary service

Excellent Service

By: Jim1036


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

It was excellent. Fred did an amazing job with all our hotel bookings & siteseeing excursions.

Fred is Awesome!

By: RBC Bill


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2016

Fred is the best. Can't thank him enough for his time, knowledge and great service. Have booked numerous trips and vacations with Fred and will continue to do so. Have also recommended friends to Fred.

Excellent service

By: Janey


Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2017

This was just a short trip between Christmas and New Year to Chicago. The Best Western at Port Huron was adequate, but would probably choose a different hotel next time. The Doubletree by Hilton in Chicago was excellent value for the money. A nice hotel and in a great location within walking distance of many attractions. This was the most important aspect, and Fred looked after that very well. Thank you!

Fred is Great

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Fred is wonderful to deal with for travelling arrangements. He has always recommended and organized great vacations for my family.

Best travel advisor

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

Fred is why we continue to travel his professional approach and knowledge keeps us trusting him year after year

Friendly Fred

By: Dexter


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2017

Fred has been everything I would want in an agent. Easy to reach. Keeps me informed and up-dated as the process moves along.

Rui Reggae

By: R&R


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2017

Fred is great, We have booked with him now 3 years in a row and he always gives the best advice and great service. The Rui Reggae was an amazing resort. Would have liked more authentic reggae bands . The beach did not compare to Negril but it wasn't bad.Everything else was awesome.We had a wonderful time.

portugal

By: bung55


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

my brother in law dealt with Fed so he will do the review

South Pacific 2017

By: Michelle49


Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Awesome as usual. Fred kept all the moving parts on target, paid attention to details. Helpful hints, suggestions on excursions, made sure we got all,The on board credits we were entitled to, got us the stateroom we requested, the airplane seats were all exactly what we asked for. This is all par for the course with .fred. That's why I can't see using anyone else to book my trips!

UK Trip 2017

By: BDT


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2017

Fred did a great job organizing our trip to England. We thoroughly enjoyed it and we're very happy with his recommendations. Would not hesitate to use him for our next trip.

Fred, the best travel agent

By: lovetotravel


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

Fred is professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Returns calls promptly. Gets the best price and has a lovely, gentle manner with his clients. I wouldn't work with anyone but Fred.

Baltic

By: captainken


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2017

Fred does an excellent job and always looks after the details. I suggest to anyone I hear talking about traveling to call Fred and have him do it for them. Fred goes the extra mile and makes helpful suggestions.

The best travel agent

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2017

There's no better travel agent than Fred. He always goes the extra mile for all his customers. Very dependable, professional, knowledgeable - not to mention being kind and caring. He's terrific!

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By: Bill.thomas@rbc.com


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Fred is awesome! Well prepared and provides excellent advice.

Travel Agent Extraordinaire

By: Happy Traveller


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

Fred provided great service in arranging my flights for a 3 way trip. All connections gave me ample time to make my flight and it was at the best price possible. I highly recommend Fred for all your travel needs.

The Top Travel Agent

By: D


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

I have used Fred's services many times for all my travel needs. Once again, he did an excellent job arranging a holiday vacation for our family who all live in different locations. Our arrivals and departures to and from the resort were well timed to meet all our needs. The resort he recommended was terrific. Fred is thorough, organized and he really cares about doing the best for his clients. Plus, he's a really nice guy!

Another great job Fred!

By: CRS


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2018

It is always easy working with Fred. I find he provides me with ideas and then I go and research them and sometimes I go with his ideas and sometimes I send back a couple of my ideas when booking hotels. Fred is always quick to respond and is always accommodating and is a good resource.

Fred

By: poperock.101@rogers.com


Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018

Fred was so helpful and all the requests we made for our trip were fulfilled at the resort. He replied to every email and even though there was a state of emergency in Montego Bay , he assured us that all was fine. Flying from London was so quick and easy, loved it.

Cayo Coco

By: JT


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

The trip was very good. Flying from London with small children as awesome.

Liverpool

By: Peter


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Fred does an excellent job of content and services.He very helpful and friendly and I Have already recommended him to my daughter.l would be happy to have the Opportunity to work with him again. MPB.9

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