Ariel Giraldi 

Alexandria, VA United States
An independent affiliate of Direct Travel - Alexandria
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Travel
  • LGBTQ Travel
  • River Cruising

  • Australia
  • Dominican Republic
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Ecuador
  • Germany
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” - Maya Angelou

When people ask how travel has changed me I look back at who I was before working in the travel industry and being able to see the world and I know that I am now a better, more well rounded person. Simply put, I'm a lot better now than I used to be.

In fact, I believe that travel makes everyone a better person, I end each trip better than when I started and with a better understanding of the world. Each trip you take makes you a better human being but also a cooler person; the kind of person that people gravitate towards and want to be around.

I started in the travel business about 7 years ago and it was the best decision of my life! I know that the concept of a travel agent seems to be outdated, but nothing could be further from the truth! I work with people of all ages and all backgrounds to plan travel all over the world and I love my job! While planning travel I take pride in my attention to detail and making sure that each trip is tailor made for my clients. I work to maintain relationships with vendors and clients that extend beyond the workplace and when those relationships flourish I can better serve my clients.

With all the ways that a trip can make you a cooler, better person there's no reason why you shouldn't start planning your next adventure now!

Places I Have Traveled

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Mothers Day Weekend at the Greenbrier

By: Momsy

Reviewed on: 18 May 2019

Ariel was WONDERFUL! She answered all my questions, even some I had not asked (but were enormously helpful) and made great suggestions (for example, Trip Insurance.) One of her colleagues had just been there so she called him over to fill in some gaps. He had even prepared a sort of “guide” based on his recent experiences and they gave me a copy! She never made me feel rushed; she took her time with me. I feel she prepared our trip well. I would seek her out for my next adventure in a heartbeat.

Thanks for your patience!

By: Amanda

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019

Ariel was patient and accommodating. Despite two separate wish lists, she kept pivoting and proposing options that met both or our wants, ultimately finding a good compromise between the budget I wanted and the experience he was looking for. Thanks for dinner!

Fantastic Trip to Barbados

By: Sam Teague

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2019

Ariel was a fantastic advisor to work with in planning my wife and I's honeymoon. From the initial planning stages, to the confirmation and lead up to the trip, Ariel was very attentive and responsive to our needs. She let my wife and I plan the trip how we wanted but was also very knowledgeable and willing to offer advice when we asked. The actual trip itself could not have been more perfect as everything went smoothly and, while she offered to take care of any problems that arose while we were abroad, none ever did. We highly recommend working with Ariel. Thanks again for the great trip!

Super helpful and on top of everything

By: Detroit Suzie

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2019

Ariel did an excellent job helping me plan my trip to Boston. She was very responsive and thoughtful about what she recommended. The hotel was gorgeous and the staff were on top of everything. While checking in, they noted with pleasure that we had booked through Virtuoso. I recommend Ariel and am working with her on future trips.

Planning the trip

By: Vitalie & Olga

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2020

Very friendly. Well explained. Ariel has a personal experience of the same trip we had. Fast booking and ticketing. Thanks

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  • Australia
  • Dominican Republic
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Ecuador
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Slovenia
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States - Northeast