Trish Chandler CTA

Alexandria, VA United States
An independent affiliate of Direct Travel - Alexandria
Travel Specialties
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Family Travel
  • Escorted Tours
  • Safari

  • Canada
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I began my career in the travel industry 35 years ago after my husband pointed out an advertisement for travel school. I actually signed up on a whim, not realizing that travel would become a lifelong passion.

That passion has taken me from historic cities across Europe to idyllic beach towns in the Caribbean and across the US and the Pacific to Hawaii. Whether it's meandering through the picturesque streets of Copenhagen or strolling across the sun-drenched promenade deck of a cruise ship, I love exploring both on land and at sea.

A native of Newfoundland, I delight in introducing my home province to my clients and make a point of visiting there as often as I can. If I'm not visiting "Newfie", I'm trying to get to Alaska, my second favorite destination.

When I'm not visiting for myself, I sit at my desk and travel the world vicariously through my loyal clientele. In addition to attending seminars and keeping up with the latest industry trends, I make a point of carefully listening to feedback from every client in order to ensure I'm providing excellent service and accurate recommendations.

I'm a Certified Vacation Consultant, a Regent Seven Seas Expert and an authorized BritAgent. I havebeen honored to appear on Travel + Leisure's Top Travel Super-Agent list for five consecutive years.

Places I Have Traveled

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Canyon Ranch

By: Dotty

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Just received this and I'm very happy with all you did for me with regard to travel to and from and at Canyon Ranch

Cruise-Grandeur of the Seas-Oct 28-Nov 9

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

Trish is always a joy to work with. We (my wife and I) have always have all we could want addresses perfectly by her. She is a true professional and pleasant to boot. Could not have ever found a better choice for a travel agent. On the occasions when we needed help to get the dining time we wanted and other things we desired, She always came through with the solution we desired.

Awesome Travel Advisor

By: F&F

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Outstanding! She is so knowledgeable and responsive, we cannot travel without working through her!

Wonderful cruise!

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Trish arranged all our travel needs for our flight to Florida and our cruise to the Western Caribbean. Everything was sent to us for our review and approval. All necessary papers were sent prior to our trip with plenty of time to complete them. Trish answered any questions we had in a pleasant and timely manner. We would "cruise" with Trish again!

Trish Chandler

By: Nanapat

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Trish is always great to work with. She is. Very thorough and we always feel very confident.

Great Travel Agent

By: RetiredTraveler

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2018

Trish is a great travel agent and follows up on trip details from beginning to end. She provides suggestions on places to see based on her experience or those of others who have been to the same places. She also offers ideas about different modes of travel based on what you tell her about what you'd like to do and see. I am always glad when she brings up things that I might not otherwise thought about, such as possible challenges one might experience to, from, and during a trip to a particular destination. I value her expertise and go to her before any other travel agent. Thanks Trish!!

Wonderful Agent

By: Kim

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Trish was great to work with! Thumbs up all around!!

Fabulous SCOTLAND Adventure!

By: Lucy

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2018

Trish is such a stickler for detail and communicating with her customer. She makes sure that you understand everything clearly. She constantly tells you how to be in touch with her. She asks question after question to understand what the customer wants to experience on this trip. I highly recommend her to anyone planning any kind of trip!


By: Anglophile

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

Our trip was great, the hotels we stayed in were nice, and mostly our flights were ok. Trish was very helpful throughout everything. We would definitely use the service again.

Eastern Europe vacation

By: Mikr

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Trish was great! She gave us a very positive recommendation regarding Collette Tours that was spot on.



Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

Easy and she is very knowledgeable.

Review of Services

By: John L.

Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

5 Stars ! Working with Trish could not be easier and more efficient. This is especially true when this past week she was able to arrange alternative travel after SAS Airlines went on strike. We have been working with Trish for 15 years and have nothing but compliments for her work and patience.


By: Traveller

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

So easy. She is so knowledgeable and there is no pressure. Gets back to u very quickly with answers to questions. Never before have worked with such a competent individual. She is a gem.

Advisory review

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2019

Trish was great. This is the 3rd trip she has planned for us and as always the itinerary and guides used were outstanding.

Awesome support

By: Frank C

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2019

Trish as usual provided awesome support, responsive & extremely thorough!

An outstanding travel agent

By: FC

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2019

Trish is truly outstanding, very personable and knowledgeable providing excellent service and advice.

Trip to France

By: Annemarie

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2019

Trish was and is excellent! She is very knowledgeable.

Collette Ireland

By: Mike Maves

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2019

Trish is great to work with. Knowledgeable and very responsive. She initially told us of Collette for a prior trip and we are not disappointed with this most recent adventure.

Always a Pleasure

By: NativeIowan

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2020

I have had a long term relationship with Trish and there is a reason for that. Trish pays attention to detail and keeps her clients informed about any issues related to the itinerary, travel plans, etc. She is always willing to offer any assistance and personalizes her approach to her clients. She is ALWAYS a pleasure to work with.

Triish is an absolute superstar


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2020

Working with Trish was 15 on a 10 scale! But whomever she works for just sent us a "welcome home" email for a trip we are taking this weekend. I hope you can fix the software or human error. (now I am told"unable to submit, please write 15 characters. ) Perhaps you should be working for Trish, who in many many years never made a mistake(s) like this,

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