Sue Bethke ACC

Hoffman Estates, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • River Cruising
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Food & Wine

  • Norway
  • Bermuda
  • French Polynesia
  • Spain
  • United States - Alaska
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I love my job! I enjoy working with clients who like to travel well, but who struggle to find real value. I have extensive experience in helping clients plan new and exciting trips. Let me help you design a vacation to remember!

Places I Have Traveled

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Excellent job

By: Grandma of 5

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

Sue helped us plan our dream trip to Europe. She was very knowledgeable and so helpful in answering our questions and making suggestions. Our trip was wonderful and went very smoothly. We appreciate greatly all the assistance she gave us. We would be glad to recommend her and her services to anyone.

Highly recommended

By: GladysB

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

We had never been to Yellowstone nor on an escorted tour. It was a very pleasant vacation, good weather, nice accommodations, no delays or other malfunctions. Sue always does a good job both in setting up the trip and advising us, in this case, which tour group to use.

Highly Highly Recommended

By: Rob

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

She was extremely helpful, and did a great job answering all of our questions. She bent over backwards to help make our honeymoon extra special!! I would definitely recommend her to others!



Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Absolutely fabulous trip. Everything we expected and more. Sue did a get job getting our trip on the road, great suggestions. Trip went very smoothly. Many thanks to her.

Highly recommended

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014

We had a great time. The Honua Kai is a wonderful resort and well suited to families. It had something to offer for all my grandchildren aged 14 to 4. I would recommend it.

Highly recommend

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2014

very good

By: kenc

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2014

Superb Travel Agent

By: pmc

Reviewed on: 15 May 2014

Once again, Sue nailed it. This is the third trip she has planned for us and we couldn't have had a better time. We had a budget to work with. I planned out what I could come up with. I challenged her with a minimal budget and she provided us with so much more than we could do ourselves. We always know that when we put our vacation in Sue's hands we will have an incredible experience. We highly recommend working with Sue Bethke.

Highly Recommend!

By: Fun Family of Four

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014

Just had a fantastic time at Iberostar Paraiso Maya. Sue picked another winner for us! She listened to what we were looking for and her recommendation was right on!

Professional, attentive service

By: Janice30

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2014

We approached Sue with our desire to see Italy, asking her recommendations and expert advice. She presented us with several different touring options and when we chose the one that best fit our needs, she took wonderful care of all the details. Our trip was fabulous. We will recommend Sue's service to others and use her again for our travels.

Excellent as usual.

By: Gladys

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2014

Sue planned another successful vacation for us. The flights were timed perfectly with no sitting around airports. Everything worked well. She gave me a few ideas for excursions which proved helpful. I'll be calling on Sue for our next trip.

Fantasic service

By: RustX3

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2015

Sue made our family "reunion" the best time ever. She had to deal with three families (questions, recommendations). Even after our reservations were made she continued to check for special deals from Disney, and was able to save us a lot on the meal plan I have used Sue and Travelex before and have always been happy with what they have done for us.

Great Service

By: Andrew

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

I was extremely happy with the service that Sue provided. She provided some great options for my trip and was very clear in communicating all of the details. I will continue to use Sue in planning future trips.

Expert friendly service

By: gladys830

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2015

As usual, Sue Bethke did an excellent job planning our Alaska cruise. We value her opinion and she's never steered us wrong regarding the cruise ship line (the best cabin, amenities, etc.), and precruise hotel. Sue has planned our trips for many years and we value the relationship we have with her.

As usual, Sue provides the best service!!

By: pmckrc

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2015

We have had Sue plan several trips for us. As always, she goes above and beyond for us. This latest trip was no exception. Sue takes our age, interests, and activity levels into account when planning trips; it's as if they are tailor-made just for us!! There's no reason to plan a trip with anyone but Sue, because she nails it every single time.

World class support

By: mmightygrl

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2016

Sue was amazing from start to finish. She walked me through everything, and pointed me in the right direction! Couldn't be happier with her work, and can't wait to book with her again.

Excellent experience

By: Jorge56

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2016

As she has done for many years, Sue completed our Florida trip's air and car rental reservations exactly to our specifications. All happened as planned. We had a wonderful time. Thanks Sue!

Great Trip

By: William Klawitter

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

As always it was easy to work with Sue.

Great before AND after!!

By: TS4

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

Not only did Sue give me all the information I needed to make important decisions, she ironed out a problem that occurred during the trip. The cruise line upcharged us for a premium drinking package that had already been included in the initial deal. The cruise line would not admit to the discrepancy. After the cruise, I emailed Sue and within a day I had my $300 back. Great perk to working with someone knowledgeable and willing to go to bat for you!!

Water Colors

By: Joan

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Sue was a pleasure to work with. She was professional and answered all my questions. Her suggestions were very helpful and made our trip more enjoyable and stree free.

Sue does a great job

By: Ruth

Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

I have worked with Sue for several years and she has always done an excellent job! She takes care of every detail and keeps me informed of any changes.


By: Ruthie

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017

It has always been a delight to work with Sue. She is very efficient and makes trip planning easy for me. All arrangements are always done in a timely fashion and i never have to worry about details as Sue takes care of all that. She is a great travel agent.

Nothing but the best

By: Rich Nay

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Sue was helpful and completely prepared us for our cruise. She kept us well informed of what to expect prior to the event. This travel agent could not have done a better job. We would certainly use her services again and would highly recommend he to others!

Santa Fe

By: jms

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017

Sue was a pleasure to work with. We have worked with Sue before and we can always trust her input and advise. She never disappoints. Looking forward to working with her in the future. Disney world in March and Alaska in June😎

Trip To Mexico

By: Bill And Bonnie

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2018

Easy. We've worked with her for years.

Sue Bethke - Proven Travel Partner

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Working with Sue is a pleasure. She responds on a timely basis to all requests for information. I feel very secure that all the bases for our trips are covered. Sue is seasoned and offers excellent, cost-effective suggestions. I feel that Sue is a real partner in trip planning. This is not something I felt when working with past travel agents.


By: Joan

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2018

Sue is great to work with! Everything went smoothly and without incident, as always. We have two more trips planned with Sue, and we couldn’t be more excited. She leaves nothing to chance. Every detail is well thought out and explained before we leave😊

Hopping around Europe

By: Jodi

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2018

She is always kind and professional! Love her!

Helpful advisor

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

Sue was great at advising best cruise options for us since we had not been on one for several years. She answered all questions promptly & made the experience much easier by taking care of a lot of the details.

Alaskan Journey


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Sue was the utmost professional. Our trip was almost perfect. What small concerns we encountered, Sue handled quickly and to the satisfaction of all involved. Sue has planned at least 5 trips for us, so far and they all have been wonderful. We recommend Sue to all our friends and family.


By: Mike

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

Exceptional - we had a great, no fuss, nor worry vacation Easy - she did all the work and research. Enjoyable - She and Ted were helpful thru every step. Assuring no negative surprises

Great Guidance

By: Peacocks

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018

Sue made our trip planning so easy! Her recommendations were spot on - especially as we had to change our itinerary due to the volcano in Hawaii. She was responsive to our questions and attentive to our needs every step of the way. Thanks Sue, for your part in our most memorable trip!

Wonderful help

By: Sur

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Sue did an excellent job planning and executing our trip. Her recommendations were spot on I especially appreciated her offer to help us if we ran into problems while in Italy. We didn’t need her help but it was great to know she was available needed

Best cruise ever

By: Sis

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

Outstanding. Prompt with answering questions. Great advise. A total pleasure to work with. Provided us with an outstanding vacation cruise package. Will recommend Sue to others


By: Curt

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2018

Sue is excellent to work with, she takes care of all the details and keeps in touch with all the travel information. She makes travel as easy as possible.

Sue Bethke - Proven Travel Partner

By: Patricia

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

Sue is a pleasure to work with. Very responsive and professional with valuable suggestions.

Great Travel Agent!

By: Cookie

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

Sue is the best! She definitely knows her job and is a very professional travel agent. She went the extra mile for my husband and I for the last cruise took. Would surely recommend Sue to family/friends. Thank you Sue!

Excellent as usual

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2019

We have used Sue for many years and will continue to do so.

Turks & Caicos Islands

By: Mike H

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2019

Exceptional! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable Only surprise was that our accommodations were better then expected. She recommended a slight shift of the date of our vacation to improve the probability of perfect weather, which we had not considered and we are happy we took her suggestion. We will go back to Sue for all travel plans!

Sue Bethke

By: Whale

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2019

Excellent Sue took care of everything

Fabulous travel advisor

By: Sonny

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2019

This is my third excursion and it just keeps getting BETTER! Sue carefully listens to my vacation expectations and asks questions (which I hadn’t even thought I should ask)! Her attention to detail continues to amaze us. Sue exhibits excellence in every area, provides thoughtful suggestions in room accommodations, excursions, PLUS provides helpful hints in wardrobe attire. We look forward to her expertise in planning our next vacation. OMG, she just emailed us our next itinerary...Sue is thoughtful, considerate, professional travel advisor! I would highly recommend using her...yes, I do carry her business cards with me!

Travel agent


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2019

Sue is extremely thorough and precise. She is pleasant, professional and conscientious. We were confident that she would handle everything to ensure we had an enjoyable and memorable cruise.

Rivera Maya SB 2019

By: Eric S.

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2019

Sue found us exactly what we were looking for our family of 5 with kids ages 10, 9 & 5. Iberostar Parasio Beach was a wonderful resort with beautiful grounds, great activity directors and a great kids club. Thanks Sue!
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