Lois Housel 

Philadelphia, PA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Air Travel
  • Safari
  • Beach & Sun
  • Independent Tours

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My love for travel began at a young age. I was very fortunate to have parents who loved to travel and being the youngest of 3 children I was brought along on all their adventures. After graduating from college in 1973 with a degree in music and while deciding which direction to go, I began working for AmericanAirlines in their Philadelphia ticket office. Back in those days a ticket office was very much like today’s travel agency procuring and executing travel for American's elite travelers. Twenty nine years later when 9/11 precipitated the closing of all AA ticket offices, I transitioned into the private travel industry as a travel advisor and have been booking private travel ever since.

The most satisfying thing is for me to hear about your seamless adventures upon returning from a trip that I’ve helped you plan. This is made possible through my years of experience, invaluable contacts and resources both in the USA and abroad. Sharing in the excitement of the memories you and your loved ones have made during your trip is always a highlight of my day. Building our relationship as I continue to help you explore the many continents of the world or just the areas in your back yard is something I look forward to. Helping to keep you informed every step of the way while traveling is just part of the personalized service I give my clientele.

Some of my favorite places to travel are Morocco, Paris, Italy, Germany, Israel and good old South Carolina! My specialty is to design a trip around your likes such as Art, Architecture, History, Independent or fully guided tours, and gastronomic experiences with local ties to the area you are visiting. I look forward to helping you experience the world!

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By: Cynthia

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2017

Excellent, Lois is prompt and responsive

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