Tina Slimp  

Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Hello Travel Friends,

I graduated from Northwest Airline School in Portland Oregon August 30, 1988. My first travel advisor position was in Washington State at Gad About Travel. I moved to Santa Barbara in 1992 and soon following became a member of the Santa Barbara Travel leisure travel team. 

My areas of expertise include adventure travel, honeymoons, exotic destinations, and customized tours through Europe and Central America. 

I look forward to helping you with your travel plans!

Tina Slimp  

Places I Have Traveled

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Excellent and freindly service

By: Alex and Teresa

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2014

Whenever Tina has planned our cruises for us, they have been pleasurable and fun. She asks us what we want and tries to meet our expectations. She definitely gives us expert, friendly service. Teresa and Alex

Highly recommend - an amazing trip!

By: Beach goers

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2014

A vacation to remember, beautiful accommodation a, convenient air travel, easy rental carpickup, great sightseeing recommendations- and the best part is we only showed up. I didn't do any planning, only giving a general overview if what we were looking for and the rest was taken care of! I highly recommend Tina. We've used her help for work travel, family trips, and vacations and this trip far exceeded our expectations. Thank you Tina ! Looking forward to many more trips coordinated with your assistance .   We will continue to recommend you to everyone we know.   Thank you! 

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2014

The cruise was great.  Our cabins were on deck 11 on a 12 deck ship and we were at the front end of the ship (bow?) so there wasn't too much noise.   

Maui vacation relaxation!

By: Koriedad

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Another nearly painless vacation to Maui - no problems with Tropical Storm Ana, and only lost one beach day to rain. Smooth flights, and no problems with car rental or hotel. Maui was less crowded this trip, so the time spent on the beach was very relaxing and needed! All in all, we'd do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Tina, for all your help!

Super advice & customer service

By: Ldge

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2014

Tina helped a group of eight of us for a transatlantic cruise and guided tours along the way. Dealing with diverse needs and expectations can be challenging but Tina is patient and very helpful. We all came away happy with her service and helpful attitude. Santa Barbara travel is an outstanding organization with committed staff such as Tina. We certainly will use Tina for our next vacation and recommend her highly!

Carefree travel planning!

By: C Smiley

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2014

We really enjoyed our trip, and having Tina plan it for us took the worry out of it. I would highly recommend Tina and the Santa Barbara Travel Agency. I appreciate all the expert help!

Carnival Miracle Christmas 2014

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2015

I think the trip was excellent. Our room was great, great room credits, great excursions. Couldn't be better.

Fantastic Service!

By: Lee

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2015

Tina is awesome! She is always quick to respond to questions and her answers are always extremely well researched. Over the years Tina has represented us as our agent, she has always arranged the best trips and vacations for us. She is aware of our travel and hotel preferences and always makes excellent arrangements for us. I recommend her without hesitation!

Good trip

By: Many

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2015

The trip you booked for me was a very good one. The cabin location was excellent. Thanks for your god work. I will contact you for our next trip. Regards, Manny Espig

it all turned out in the end

By: Gal from Paris

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

HI Tina, My departing flight was going to be too delayed to catch my connection to Cleveland, so I barely got on the earlier flight to SFO. On the return, the flight leaving Cleveland was going to be super delayed-so, I would have missed my connection through Denver. I spent 45 min on the phone driving to the Cleveland Airport changing my return to fly directly to LA. hired a car service $$$ to get me home. (do I get any refund or compensation?) So...overall a bit stressful-but not your fault. Look forward to my next trip~ Thank you Tina, Sheila You are very good at what you do

Everything We Wanted and More

By: Ant&Bre

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

My booked our trip with Tina. We didn't really know where we wanted to stay in Puerto Vallarta. Tina asked what our budget was and recommended three really nice places. We ended up going to Iberostar. It's about 45 minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. The all inclusive was amazing. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed with drinks. The front lobby receptionists were friendly and pointed us towards our room. When we arrived to the room, it was clean and well air conditioned. We had a great partial view to the ocean. The food was great for a resort especially the indoor buffet. The beach is gorgeous and very secluded. Not packed or super busy. Bar tenders were nice and quick to fix your next drink. Overall the place was amazing and we will definitely be going again. Our experience with apple was great. They took care of us and were available to answer any questions as well as booked our excursions. Thanks again Tina

Friendly and very competent service!

By: Denny 64

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2015

Tina helped us enormously coordinating airline schedules, tour departure and hotel reservations. Made it far more pleasurable not doing it ourselves.....especially as we were traveling elsewhere during the process...... Will definitely work with Tina again

Goes the extra mile!

By: M&L

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2015

Tina has been our travel agent for many years and has done such a good job for us, many of our friends now use her as their travel agent. She gets to know our needs and designs experiences that will meet our needs. Recently 6 of us took a cruise through the Greek islands. Tina arranged several tours that were perfect for us. When the cruise line made an itinerary change, she was right there working with us to make the necessary tour changes. We highly recommend her and appreciate her efforts. We can't say enough good things about Tina and Santa Barbara Travel.

All was wonderful

By: mmm

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

The cruise was wonderful; had a couple of glitches (due to low water level in Danube, but which turned out (to me) to be fortuitous - we had to motor coach three hours through old country road to get from our ship, Jarl, to upper Danube ship, Atla, and I loved seeing the villages and countryside we would not otherwise have seen from the river cruise. LOVED the cathedrals and ancient places, cobble- stone streets, the people - cruise staff delightful; all was wonderful; KLM flights good, and wonderful food! I did bring home with me from Germany (I guess) influenza and have spent a week in the hospital; getting better. I am encouraging everyone I know to go on this cruise. Couldn't ask for more. Viking so caring, so accommodating, so helpful. Loved it.

Impeccable service!

By: Smileycat

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2015

We were so pleased with our accommodations while we were in Vegas. We had a complimentary room upgrade, and a complimentary evening meal and breakfasts. Tina is so knowledgeable and service oriented. We are thankful to have her expertise available in planning our trips. She is a keeper!! Thank you so much ~

Highly recommended - delivers as promised

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Tina planed the details and ensured everything went without any problems. All the way to getting us a specific room we wanted. Tine is knowledgable, listened to what we wanted, friendly and easy to work with. This is the second time we have used Tina for a major family vacation and we will use her again. If you want help planning a vacation with no hassles - go to Tina

Expert friendly service

By: SB

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2016

Tina always does an excellent job for me. I had to shuffle my dates and places and she worked everything out seamlessly! I look forward to my next trip as Tina makes it all so easy.

Amazing Service!

By: Cassidyann21

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2016

Tina is amazing at what she does. she always makes my trips easier and helps me every step of the way! Dont know what i would have done without her help!

Best Travel Agent

By: Kat123

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

What an amzaing trip! Tina made sure everything was perfect! Best travel agent ever! Thank you!

Tina is Great

By: Deb & Vince

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2016

Our trip to Alaska was exceptional. Everything about out Regent cruise was perfect. We especially appreciated all the extra on-board credits Tina secured for us. The massages and facial were out-of-this-world.

Great trip

By: Earl

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2016

Tina did agreat job, the trip was well organized, all the details were handled for us so we could just relax and enjoy.

Incredible planning by Tina

By: daileysinsb

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2016

Tina put this whole trip together for my family and I didn't have to worry about any details - she handled it all! Going out of two separate airports and all of us meeting up within a half hour of of each other in Maui. Timed perfectly. The condo that she had us in was first class all the way. Tina even suggested where to buy groceries and incidentals before we went to the condo. Very detailed, thorough, accommodating, easy to communicate with is how to best describe Tina from Santa Barbara Travel. She has in the midst of helping me book a trip to Belize in the coming months. Wouldn't choose anyone else to help us put our itineraries together. Thank you, Tina!
Not Recommended


By: Lou

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2016

I'm no longer using Tina Slimp or Santa Barbara Travel for any future trips !

Outstanding service

By: Ldge

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2016

Tina always goes out of her way to meet our needs. She gets creative in finding the best option for flights and hotels. We asked for a combination of land and a cruise and she found excellent, reasonable alternatives for us to review and choose. We really appreciate her extra efforts.

Very sweet and understanding

By: Julieir

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2016

Because we were traveling to get married in the Bahamas I had many concerns and questions for Tina. Tina answered all my questions with kindness and understanding and pure professionalism.

Good service

By: Russ

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2016

Tina was most helpful explaining the options & diligent getting some good deals. Would recommend every time.

Australia-New Zealand

By: Forest

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2017

Working with Tina was a pleasure. She listened to our needs and provided excellent choices to consider. Her assistance with shuttles made connecting with scheduled tours easy. Her efforts to find alternative tours lead to high quality and cheaper alternatives. Would highly recommend Tina to all who are planning to travel overseas and/or via cruise ship. Tina is an excellent communicator and responds promptly to any travel request or question.

Lots of moving parts! Tina handled them all!

By: Ldge

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

Trying to coordinate a complicated trip for 3 couples can be challenging at best. Additionally, coordinating a trip to Australia before our celebrity cruise with so many places we wanted to see was daunting! Tina helped us narrow it down to a manageable size and worked with specialists from Australia to get everything organized. The trip was wonderful and we thank Tina for her patience and attention to detail to ensure we had a stress-free vacation! Thanks, Tina!

It's the little things that count😀

By: Bob and Debra

Reviewed on: 12 May 2017

My wife and I just returned from a great trip to Spain--Madrid, Granada and Barcelona. Like she has done on our past trips, Tina took care of all the details. Almost everything went as planned. It's the times that don't work well when you really appreciate Tina's skills. We arrived in Granada and went to pick up our car and discovered the city was closed to car traffic due to the Easter processions everyday that week. We asked about a refund but they couldn't do it. We chalked it up to experience and took a cab to our hotel. That was a great decision because those four days turned into a highlight for the trip. Those amazing Easter processions went right by the dining room window of our hotel that first night and the parade passed within 4 feet of us. We had the front row seats for dinner and entertainment. We spent lots of time exploring the city and Granada became our favorite city. A couple weeks after our return Tina notified us she had gotten a refund. Thanks.

Yosemite, Kings Canyon & Sequoia May 2017

By: Smileys

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Tina is always a joy to work with! She told us about Tenaya Lodge, and we loved it! Especially since Yosemite was like Rush Hour Traffic! We enjoy working with Tina, and will continue to check in with her as we have travel ideas. Thanks, Howard and Cathy Smiley

Marquis Los Cabos

By: JoogieMudder

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2017

Tina is professional, fast and attentive! She is a good listener and works hard to meet your vision within your budget. She is a pleasure to work with and we've worked with her multiple times. She never disappoints. You are in good hands with this gal.

Best Summer Vacation Ever

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Simply Wonderful!

Wonderful trip!

By: Beachin'

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Tina was very helpful and professional. She listened to my requests.

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By: Darcie

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2017

Tina helped me find a cruise that was really suited for me. I started looking at Spain and then with her help and effort to look very broadly at options, we narrowed it down to a sailing cruise through Greece and the Dalmation Coast. Her response time was good when I was going through the exploratory process but not as efficient once I started locking in my plans at which point she helped with all the ancillary hotel, flight and insurance requirements. I was quite pleased with the vacation that she encouraged me to take. Thank you, Tina!

Very supportive

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017

Great...she knew exactly what we wanted!!!


By: mg

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Fantastic. Very thorough. Had a great trip due to her organization.

Amazing Costa Rica trip

By: Ant&bre

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2017

Great working with Ms. Slimp. Recommended an amazing resort in Costa Rica and we loved it. She was very quick responding to our emails and gave amazing tips on what to do when there. Thank you so much.

Tina was amazing

By: Wendi

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

We have worked with Tina twice so far. Both times she was so helpful with advice and suggestions. If you need help with planning your trip you should go to her.

Very professional and experienced

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

My wife and I are amateurs at international travel. Tina was very good at finding out our interests and selecting a variety of options for us to consider. Once we made a decision, she walked us through all of the necessary steps and provided all the information we needed. She obtained a great discount on business class for our flight. We won't need as much handholding the next time, but it is reassuring to know she has our backs.

Takes care of everything

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Tina is easy to work with, keeps you updated and is very conscientious about the budget. Will always call her to take care of any future travel. Was always available to help us on our trip too.

Always helpful with great ideas

By: Ldge

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

Tina goes out of her way to find us great options for flights, hotels, and, of course, our cruise! The hotel Tina found us in Rome was wonderful. Spacious rooms and to top it off, a delicious breakfast included! The location was close enough to the train but still in the middle of Rome - close to the coliseum and great restaurants. She worked to get us a better cabin on our ship and we loved the location. I would certainly recommend Tina any time you want to travel.

Awesome LA Trip!

By: BobWJr

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2017

Tina is amazing to work with. Highly professional, very friendly and really cares about planning the perfect trip for her clients. She always takes time to listen to me and then goes out and executes perfectly each and everytime.

Australian Trip

By: Janet

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2018

Tina was very helpful in helping me plan a last minute trip to Australia. She made reservations for my flight, the Opera, hotel and an amazing hike in the Blue Mtns. She also informed me that I needed a travel visa which I had not been aware of. Thank you, Tina!!

Tina is a complete pro

By: ron

Reviewed on: 17 May 2018

Tina is friendly, knowledgeable, well organized, and very responsive to questions and concerns. She already called me to find out how the trip went.

Beyond our expectations

By: Mike Laurie

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

Tina is the consummate professional. She thought of everything. Tina just did things for us without having to ask but never pushed us into anything. She is wonderful and we highly recommend her services to anyone that wants to have a stress free vacation.

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