Ian Yagi 

Toronto, ON Canada
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Festivals & Events
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Japanese

My Background

My first trip was soon after I was born and my first flight was at one. I have't stopped since. Wanting to be a diplomat  I pursued graduate studies in Montreal and London, UK. Part way through my PhD I realized I was on the wrong path. Four further years were spent working in customer service, finance, and helming the family business without satisfaction. My own Virtuoso Travel advisor suggested I follow my passion and become a travel professional.

Fortunate to have traveled the world, I have stayed at many of the hotels I recommend. My recommendations are backed by firsthand knowledge and broad industry contacts which are expertly curated and exhaustively researched. I offer comprehensive and bespoke travel solutions from a quick weekend getaway, special occasions, group travel to a fully custom itinerary. My clients can count on me to effectively and expertly manage your most important asset -- your personal leisure time.

Places I Have Traveled

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IAN YAGI is a true credit to Virtuoso and a treasure to his clients

By: O2K

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2013

I love working with Ian Yagi. He is the consummate travel professional. I know I can count on Ian's judgement in recommending a hotel or resort. He will always find us the best possible accommodations which satisfy our needs. He is an honorable gentleman and an outstanding travel consultant. Highest possible recommendation.


By: PV

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2013

Property was a delight. Additional amenities were a pleasant surprise.

Very Highly Recommended

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Ian has restored my faith in travel agents. He designs and recommends trips, tours and hotels based on my preferences. He plans trips based on the travelers not the agent. I spent a number of years and very costly trips with other agents, including virtuoso. While most of those trips where fine there was always some hick-up, some minor some not. My trips booked with Ian have always been perfect! Never a snag, at least that I was aware of. I only wish I had found him sooner!

Always Exceeded Expectations

By: LouisB

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Working with Ian truly has been a pleasure. After filling out my information form originally, I could not imagine a simpler way to book my hotel stays. I always receive above and beyond service from the hotels he books me, as they always mention their good relationship with him. Could not ask for more.

Impeccable Attention to Detail

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2014

Ian, as usual, created an unforgettable experience. He meticulously responded to all of our inquiries and ensured we had a perfect vacation. Time after time, Ian comes through on even the most difficult of requests. We highly value Ian's skills and expertise and the connections he has within the industry.

A Pleasure As Always

By: Louis20

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2014

As always, Ian was friendly and efficient to deal with. He is an expert at getting me upgrades and putting through any requests/concerns with hotel I have before hand. I continue to be fortunate to have him as an agent.

Top Notch as Always

By: FourSeasonsGuy1

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2015

As always, Ian was able to deliver above and beyond service. In this particular instance, he was able to remedy a situation that he, nor the hotel had to fix, but did it anyway and delivered 110%. I would never consider using another TA.

Great stay at the W New York Times Square

By: SteveW

Reviewed on: 03 May 2015

Ian made great arrangements for us at the W Times Square: the extras he arranged made the stay even more pleasant! Thanks, Ian!

Awesome service and recommendations

By: Andre

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2015

Had Ian plan a full trip to Japan for us according to our requirements and he got it all done. Very meticulous and recommendations were off the beaten path, just what we wanted.

Great and reliable

By: kzap

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2017

Ian got us the booking and worked everything out with the hotel in regards to our reservation. Very reliable every time. Ian verifies everything before replying so he's sure of the information he's passing onto the client.

Great Vacation

By: kzap

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Ian was spot on with recommendations and bookings. He knew Japan well and helped us thoroughly and accommodated all our requests. It is always a pleasure working with Ian.

Working with Ian Yagi, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - 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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