Amal Mulhem CITE

Hoffman Estates, IL United States
Travspire, LLC, an independent affiliate of Travelex International Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Adventure

Selling Travel Since
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Italian

My Background

My history with the travel industry stretches back to high school, when I received invaluable on-the-job training in an agency owned by my cousin. I continued to work as a travel agent in order to put myself through college. After I graduated, with a Bachelor of Business, from the University of Illinois, I realized my degree could’ve allowed me to go in any number of professional directions. However, I decided to pursue what I love: planning trips for other people. When I see the reactions of my clients, who’ve returned home from a perfect vacation beyond anything they’ve dreamed of, my job feels more fulfilling than any other career I can think of.

I like creating itineraries that turn out more wonderful than my clients ever expect. I do this, in part, by focusing on details. That conscientious attention to a client's every need has led to many referrals, because people really appreciate attention to detail. I'm also a patient person, which helps me customize each trip according to the client's desires. I listen to what they want to do on their trip, and give suggestions letting them know I'm someone who’s truly interested in their travel aspirations. My extensive classes, certifications, and studies have helped me hone my skills further. At the same time, I believe in the importance of learning by traveling, so whenever I go somewhere, I remember all the small things that can make or break a trip. For example, must see sites, the best restaurants, best shopping, how to get around, all of which adds perspective to a destination. I go out of my way to meet the residents of each place I visit, so that I can provide a richer sense of the destination when working with clients. I encourage people to learn about places ahead of time, and once they get there, to avoid acting like an outsider. As the old saying goes, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

While I can put together a great vacation at any budget, I'm particularly adept at planning luxury, exotic, and culinary wine trips. My skills often exceed expectations, when planning for our clients who are looking for an upscale or off the beaten path experience. Considering how long I've been in the industry, I've done it all from planning a romantic honeymoon/anniversary celebration for two to destination weddings to escorting a group of 135 in Africa. I've visited many places I love, and have been selling travel for over 30 years to date. My experiences have taken me across 32 countries and six continents. I also have many certifications by tourist boards including: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Chili, Brazil, Africa, China, Alaska, Italy, Germany, and France. Whether it's Europe, the South Pacific, East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, or South America, I'm ready to help my clients discover their own little slice of heaven.

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Prompt, Professional, Vacation Perfection!

By: Xander46

Reviewed on: 19 May 2017

Working with Amal Mulhem was an extremely pleasant and positive experience. I e-mailed her a few months before our trip, giving her the specifics of our destination and budget. Amal had set up a trip for us to Greece back in 2009. Amal got back to me immediately with hotel choices and activities for our trip to London. We selected the activities we wanted, the hotel and the dates, and the reservations were all set up for us, including transportation to and from the airport. We didn't have to worry about a thing. The Baglioni Hotel, which was our choice, was outstanding, and the activities were so much fun. Before we left, and even while we were in Europe, any time we had a question, Amal promptly got back to us, usually immediately or the same day. Amal is wonderful to work with and we will be using her again for our next trip.
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Family Vacation

By: German Family

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

I have been using Amal for several years and have nothing but fantastic things to say about her. She not only "books vacation's" She provides input on what my kids may like and recommendation from her stay. I find that extremely helpful since most of the places I have booked I have never been to.


By: Ro

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Amal was most helpful in finding us a hotel centrally located within walking distance to wherever we needed to go. She also book us on a wonderful bus tour in Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart gardens which was amazing. I will most definitely use her again in future trips for her amazing and thoughtful recommendations.

Feedback for Amal

By: Syeda

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Amal is amazing! She is available and provides thorough responses. I appreciated all her support on our recent trip. We had to cancel and reschedule due to weather and Amal made everything easy and simple for me. I can't wait to book another trip with Amal!.

Working with Amal for the Trip of a Lifetime

By: Roy and Ana

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Working with Amal was great. She was very knowledgeable and provided us with the best experience we could have. She was always accessible and helped us make decisions when we had a hard time narrowing things down. Our trip is something we will never forget. We can't wait to work on our next trip with Amal. Thank you Amal!

Amal is the BEST!

By: Judy Mazursky

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We have been working with Amal for many years and have never been disappointed. Amal is efficient, organized, creative, helpful and always polite and pleasant. I have recommended her to others who have been as happy with her as we have. You are lucky to have her as a representative of your company.

Worlds best travel agent

By: Sereen

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2017

Amal is the absolute best I’ve ever worked with! She knows exactly what I like and works with my budget to get me exactly what I’m looking for. She is first class in all she does!

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By: Jules

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2017

Amal is attentive and knowledgeable. You can tell she cares about her clients and wants to plan the best vacation possible for each of them.

Great experience

By: Hala

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2018

Amal is very good at what she does. All my questions were answered in a timely manner. She made the trip stress free and I didn't have to worry about organizing anything. Any time I needed to contact her, she was always very nice.

The Best Travel Agent!

By: Judy

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Amal is the best! She is efficient, helpful, personable and does a wonderful job in planning our trips. We have been associated with her for many years and will continue to use her for all of our future travel plans.

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