Jim Welch 

Northville, MI United States
Amaze Travel, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari

  • Italy
  • United States - Hawaii
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • United States - Alaska
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Amaze Travel is a luxury travel agency offering the highest level of service and world’s finest travel products & experiences. Travel is our passion, we are avid continuously explore the globe to provide our clients with the latest destination expertise. His clients include CEOs, executives, family offices, couples and families.

Jim Welch has been traveling the world since attending the 1988 Olympics in South Korea. While there he met his soon-to-be adopted little brother at a local orphanage. During a Rome trip, Jim had the rare chance to have private mass with Saint Pope John Paul II in his residence chapel. As a student he spent a semester aboard a ship as it went around the world, and as part of MBA studies he traveled to China & Thailand.

Sparked by a lifelong interest & passion in traveling, Jim moved from a successful 13+ yrs corporate finance career and co-launched Amaze Travel.

With his wife, they were finalists to host their own travel show on a prominent cable travel channel. He has been on Fox 2 & WXYZ 7, and in Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune & Crain’s Detroit.

Places I Have Traveled


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By: Anna

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2015

The trip planned for our family by Amaze Travel was outstanding. It was a once in a life time trip with 7 people traveling together. The logistics of this seemed overwhelming to us, but Jim Welch was not only professional and friendly, but extremely patient with all of us and our endless questions and concerns. Every detail of our accommodations and tours was perfect. He listened to what we wanted and planned accordingly. We could not have been more pleased with all the arrangements. I would highly recommend Jim and his team at Amaze Travel to anyone planning any sort of trip.


By: Rick and Anne

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2016

Jim patiently worked with our group of four to plan a trip to Hungary. His personal touch was evident when we were first met at the airport by a friendly driver who, as it turned out, set the tone for the week. We were thrilled with the executive suite upgrade at the Corinthia Hotel! Our guide the next day was delightful in every way and very knowledgeable about the history and beautiful architecture of Budapest. We covered all the sights on our list and more. After the tour we felt comfortable moving around the city and following up on her suggestions. Our day excursion to the charming towns of Gödöllő and Hollókő was well worth the time. The countryside was starting to show signs of Spring and the equestrian show was an unexpected highlight. Again, our guide and driver were great companions and willingly shared their Hungarian culture. Our trip exceeded all expectations! We will use Amaze Travel again.

First European Trip

By: Nori16

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

This trip was not only our first time to Europe but also to celebrate a special birthday and start checking off my bucket list. I do have to say that Jim listened to everything we said we wanted to do or see; and to me it seemed that he had the insight to book service for us when we might need it most and at other times we used local transportation which was excellent. Also, I have to say that I was very pleased with the tour services used in all of the countries. The tour guides were educated, factual, interesting and most of all fun....Last but not least Jim was wonderful, available and very patient with us.. I have told our friends about our experience and have shared his contact info with all. Will definitely use this service again.!!!!


By: Ted

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2017

My wife and I scheduled our honeymoon through Jim and Amaze Travel, and we are most pleased we did. His service in the planning stages was very well balanced--enough information and recommendations to help us make our decisions, but not so much that we felt overwhelmed. Jim handled almost every aspect of our trip--from booking flights to hotels to excursions, and all of his restaurant/destination suggestions were spot on. Everything went as planned and my wife and I could not be happier. We have already recommended Jim to others, and we will use his services again.

Thailand and Hong Kong Vacation

By: Thai Traveler

Reviewed on: 24 May 2017

Jim was excellent to work with and I would definitely recommend him to family/friends who are looking to book a luxury vacation. The resorts which he chose for us were absolutely perfect- we especially enjoyed the Twin Palms in Phuket, Thailand. We were also impressed with our private tour guides- they were very kind, knowledgeable, and helpful! Thank you Jim!

Greece Trip

By: Hillary

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Working with Jim was easy and effortless. He really listened to what we wanted and created the most dreamy trip within our means. Every day of our trip was the most beautiful experience! We will definitely use him again!!!

40th birthday trip to Paris

By: Max

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Jim did a great job recommending hotels and itineraries for a trip my wife and I took to Paris to celebrate our 40th birthdays. The hotel we chose was right in the middle of the city and let us walk to a great number of the sites we wanted to see. We wanted a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower, and the room had a great view. Given that we had a somewhat limited time in the city, he gave us a nice outline of what we could see on what days. His advice was very helpful to us in making the most of our visit and making it a memorable trip.


By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

Working with Jim Welch at Amaze was awesome! It was so stress free. He booked all our lodging, airfare and rental cars for us and also gave us plenty of suggestions on activities to do and restaurants to try out! I would use Jim again in the future when booking a vacation! Thanks Jim! We had an awesome honeymoon!


By: Jeff Imerman

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Working with Amaze Travel was awesome!!! I was interested to find the perfect spot for our holiday vacation last month, but couldn't find it. I contacted Jim and explained the type of vacation experience that we wanted. Jim's first email back to me had the perfect place and he led us through the whole process. He saved me hours and hours of trying to find it on my own. He has incredible travel knowledge and relationships! It was the simplest experience ever! And the vacation was amazing! It was exactly what we were looking for!! We could not be more grateful to Jim and the Amaze Travel team!!! We will definitely go back to Amaze Travel and we recommend them completely and with the utmost confidence!!! If you don't use Amaze Travel, you are missing out. Thank you, Amaze Travel!!! :-)

Was very easy to work with and had a great time!

By: Jenn

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

Easy. One of the reasons we went to Jim was from other referrals and it was a huge relief to work with him. We were wanting to plan a vacation, but without the proper time to dedicate to researching where to go, hotels to stay at and flights to take, we were stuck. Jim helped us get to a beautiful (and much needed) vacation in Jamaica. We will definitely be using his services again!

San Diego

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2018

Jim was quick and attentive to our request for a last minute Spring Break plan.

Italy - Above and Beyond

By: ttino

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

Jim exceeded our expectations in planning our trip to Italy. Everything was taken care of and we never had to worry about where or when to be somewhere. The hotels, itinerary and restaurants were all first class and outstanding. It was a trip we will never forget!

Turks and Caicos - Amazing

By: Matthew Rheault

Reviewed on: 01 May 2019

Amazing job by Jim and Julie helping us arrange our Beaches Turks and Caicos trip with our family. Everything was perfect. Highly recommended.

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  • - 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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