Sandra Keeso-Hall 

Mississauga, ON Canada
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1977
Languages
  • English

My Background

I graduated from Fanshawe College with a Travel & Tourism degree 1977.  I worked at DAA International Travel Dept in London, ON until I moved to Toronto as a Station Manager with Great Lakes Airlines.  In 1980 I moved to Vancouver B.C. and worked with Great West Holidays a ski tour operator.  My next stop was in Toronto as Operations Manager with Thomson Vacations until 1986.  In 1994 we purchased a Cruise Holiday Travel store - and in 2006 we joined Vision 2000 Travel.

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Highly recommend Sandra

By: memb


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2013

Sandra came highly recommended to us and she has consistently delivered excellent service. Sandra has planned many holidays for us; she is knowledgeable about destinations, even those a little more obscure, and she is highly organized and proactive. Perhaps most importantly Sandra is a pleasure to deal with personally and I highly respect her skill and knowledge in the industry.

Exceeded expectations!

By: Dani


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2013

A perfect experience from start to finish on our Seabourn Cruise. Loved the Virtuoso shore excursion in Corfu! Thank you Sandra!

The Best

By: GoSouth


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2013

Sandra has booked many of my trip and she is the best to deal with. Sandra is very Knowledgeable and thinks of every detail. I will and do recommend Sandra to my friends and family.

ok by me

By: happycampers


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

We have dealt with Sandra since 1994.In the recent decade we have made ae leasr one trip a year and she has made arrangements for us If problems arise she doggedly pursues our interests until a fair resolution is reached. A joy to work with. If some sort of action is needed or information sought one can always get a fast response When we wish to see the world our first step in the planning process is CALL SANDRA. What more needs to be said.

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

We have used Sandra for all our curises in the last 10 or more years and have recommended her to our friends. We always know she will arrange everything the way we like it.

By: Doc


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

I certainly do recommend Sandra to anyone mentioning travel. She is skilled in all things connected with going anywhere, with the added bonusof being most pleasant, and especailly patient with our many quesions. Everyone should call Sandra !

Very Highly Recommended

By: BarbCJ


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Sandra looks after all my travel and never disappoints me. She looks after every detail and I don't have to worry about anything.

Highly recommended

By: Al


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2013

Sandra is the best travel consultant we have ever had - in over 40 years of travelling. She is creative, proactive and has an excellent ability to communicate most effectively. I have recommended her to several fellow travellers and we look forward to the next trip booked by Sandra.

We love using Sandra.

By: Kim4


Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2014

highly recommended

By: john73


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2014

Sandra appears to be very efficent

The best !

By: Jonnybee


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

Highly recommended

By: Mere


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2014

As usual Sandra planned the perfect holiday for us. She is highly knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with.

Oceania cruise on Black Sea

By: John


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2014

Although some of the Ukraine ports were cancelled by Oceania due to the political situation we did enjoy the ports we visited. The service on the ship was outstanding and the ship itself (Riveria) is beautiful. Our travel agent Sandra Keeso-hall did a great job of organizing several tours and was always available on the cruise to look after any issues. She also got groups together for some fun dinners.

Excellent trip

By: Franjer


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2015

Our trip was wonderful. From the beginning when Sandra worked with us to make the arrangements to the very end It was excellent. The hotel, food and service people were all great. We would recommend our agent and the hotel to our friends.

Expert friendly service

By: Jerry


Reviewed on: 08 May 2015

All arrangements were made and went through without any trouble. Sandra did a great job.

Outstanding Service

By: Denny


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Travelling with Sandra is travelling made easy. Every detail is professionally taken care of. As long as Sandra is in the travel business, we will continue to book and travel with her.

Viking Portugal river cruise top drawer

By: Tasky


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2015

Everything went smoothly. Portugal is one of the best European Countries we have visited. Love the small new ship and how it is configured.Check in and out easy and very attentive friendly staff. Side tours well handled and informative.Great tour guides Only issue with Viking is that they will not let you upgrade their included air portion.The Rouge flight going over was grim.No leg room and very little movement in seat back.Breakfast was an awful piece of stale cake,Coming back was regular large Air Canada plane with complimentary drinks and two meals.It felt like business class compared to Rouge This is not Sandra's fault since she tried many times but was able to get us advance seat booking for which we are grateful

very friendly and expert service

By: ron20


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2015

this trip was one of the most relaxing we have had in many sailings with Silversea cruises, but the most enjoyable excursion was the one organized by Virtuoso to the vineyard and farm in Tuscany, the weather was perfect 22 deg and sunny for the whole cruise and the sea was so calm it was unbelievable. Also the cars and hotels organized by Sandra were exceptional and the two young ladies from Virtuoso, Sharon and Karen were very pleasant and helpful throughout the voyage, but all of this is the standard treatment we have come to expect on the many cruises we have booked thru Sandra and hope to have a few more in the near future.

Seamless service

By: Shevi


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2015

Sandra booked our hotel, arranged for special services and had a lovely treat in our room when we arrived. We would not hesitate Sandra as an agent - her attention to details is so appreciated!

Sandra Keeso-Hall

By: Blackie


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2016

You as always, Sandra's arrangements were perfect. Wish airlines (all) would enforce cabin luggage limits. It IS ridiculous what is allowed in the cabin.

Thanks Sandra You're The Best

By: BarbCJ


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by going on a 12 Night Mediterranean Cruise. Thanks to Sandra our trip was outstanding right from the time of booking to reminding me to check in online with the airlines. All our ports of call were run and very relaxing we did everything we wanted to do and see. Absolutely loved the sea days as well.

Hawaii high

By: Trend1


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

Went to Oahu for our son's wedding at Turtle Bay, it was a wonderful setting and nice hotel and beach. It is costly to get to and takes and hours drive. We then traveled to Maui and the Four Seasons. This is heaven on earth. Not supper commercial area but close enough to shops and other hotels if you want. There is nothing they will not do for you and they are very gracious doing it not pretentious. Rooms, pool,beach,all excellent. Food was good with minor issues that were quickly corrected. Yes it is high priced but worth every penny nothing is too much to ask. They have refreshing mint lemonade in lobby, sunscreen in different strengths at pool and come by with treats and ice water all day. Can not wait to save up and return. Oh sights on Maui and very nice especially the snorkelling and road to Hana.

Always a perfect trip with Sandra

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

My St. Laurence river cruise with Seabourn was smooth sailing with Sandra's planning. All documents arrived well ahead of departure and that alleviated any stress. Sandra always answers questions immediately and I always have a few. She provides expert service. I look forward to planning another cruise with Sandra in the near future.

Our celebration

By: Ron and shirley


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2016

We had a most successful holiday and celebration of our 60th wedding anniversary, thanks to you and Sandy from Botique Escapes. The cabin crew decorated our suite while we were at our dinner (I will send you some photos) and the Andrea Bochelli concert was great. We met some wonderful people on board and this just added to the wonderful cruise, and on the way home the cabin crew on British Airways first class made the flight something to remember. Our kids bought us a meal in the La Champagne dining room prepared by the Relais & Chateau Chefs on board, which was one of the tastiest and most satisfying meals we have ever had. Again thank you for all the effort you put into making our trip so successful. Ron.

Travel agent and host EXTRAORDINAIRE!!

By: kathy


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

We travelled to the Peruvian Amazon with Sandra and her husband,Nigel. This is our second time travelling with them and this trip just confirmed our imrpressions from our first trip with them to Istanbul and Venice - wonderful. This trip had some hiccups as a result of mechanical malfunction, resulting in some significant changes in plans. Sandra met every problem head on and solved each problem in a quiet and efficient way. I strongly recommend travelling with Sandra and Nigel. No matter what happens, you will have a fabulous time!

20th Anniversary a big hit

By: SueZ


Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016

The jazz Cruise was great! Music was the best and flight and connections to and from ship were well organized and problem free. Things that the organizers had no control over like long lines at check-in and rain on beach days took away from the total experience but that wasn't anything that could have been foreseen. Memorable trip! Thanks to all.

Another solid recommendation!

By: Dani on the go


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2016

Once again Sandra knew exactly which company to book for us. Her choice was outstanding and our trip memorable.

Excellent

By: Vla


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2017

Easy and no worries for the trip it was my easy trip of my life I have bad experience with other agencies like connection and destination

Positive Experience

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Booking a last minute cruise, Sandra was "on it".....even though she was busy with a personal move and holiday......so that we could have the shore excursions, dinner reservations, and Stateroom accommodations we wanted. It was much appreciated. We would definitely recommend her to friends.

Cuban Cruise

By: sharon


Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017

Sandra was extremely helpful. Since I was travelling by myself, I had a number of questions and concerns and Sandra addressed all of them and on a very timely basis; even replying when she herself was away. I will be sending an email to her to let her know how I enjoyed my trip.

Excellent Experience!

By: 123


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

Working with Sandra was a great experience. She quickly sent us options and when we wanted something a little different, she was very fast in sending new great options. Everything was very organized and sent to us in a timely manner. Resort we went to was perfect and we could not have found it without her!

Personal service at its best

By: CC


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017

Sandra was extremely helpful. From our first inquiries into various cruise lines to providing last minute assistance before boarding our ship. There was no item too big or small and she was always very prompt in finding answers.

Carribean Cruise

By: Mama Bear


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Great. Very responsive and helpful.

Patagonia, Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls

By: Gisele


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Very pleasant. Sandra was very helpful with advice on choosing cruise ship, insurance,air travel etc. As a result, we had a very enjoyable trip.

Punta Cana 2017

By: BarbCJ


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Sandra is and always has been an absolute pleasure to work with when booking our travel. Sandra always has our best interest when we are planning our vacation.

Working with Sandra

By: Sweetie


Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2017

Responsive, helpful - a pleasure to deal with

Vegas

By: B Cotter-Jones


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

Working with Sandra is always a good experience. Sandra recommended the Vdara Hotel in Vegas for us. The Vdara is a non-smoking hotel that was perfect for my husband and I. The location of the hotel was also perfect because it was in the middle of the strip and close to everything. I would recommend Sandra for all your travel needs.

excellent

By: mk2


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Super assistance with planning and queries.

Planning

By: Bernie


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

She worked hard and was fully responsive to our needs.

Danube Cruise

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Sandra is wonderful. She is always helpful and pays careful attention to detail. Her suggestions are always excellent. On this trip, we encountered difficulties with the airline booking, difficulties caused by the airline, not Sandra. And we were 6 hours late arriving in Frankfurt because of the airline which meant we missed our connecting flight in Frankfurt. Sandra was at the end of the email throughout, helping to solve problems. We have recommended Sandra to good friends who are now using her agency exclusively.

Nashville

By: BarbCJ


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

Working withy Sandra is always a pleasure and makes our vacation worry free.

very good

By: senator


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

every helpful and informative

Cruising to Madeira

By: Jazz Fan


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Working with Sandra was, as has been for many years, a delightful experience. She is professional, attentive to detail and very tuned in to each client's needs and preferences. We always feel confident that she has looked after us well and in such a friendly manner.

South East Asia

By: JJ


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

Meticulously planned, efficient, and professionally managed. Always available to assist if needed. Great host !

Vietnam and Cambodia

By: Al


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

Sandra met all of our expectations and was intuitive to our needs. We would travel with her again anytime.

Punta Cana

By: BarbCJ


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Sandra is always the best to work with. Sandra always makes sure that I have all the travel document require for our trip and makes our travel easy.

Happy with Sandra. Not happy with HAL.

By: Michel B


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2018

Sandra was amazing to work with in every sense of the word. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and a very lovely person. She answered all my emails. Now, as a consequence of a very bad cruising experience caused by HAL, Sandra is helping me deal with HAL head office and trying to get me a fair compensation. The cruise was a disaster from beginning to end all because of the in competencies of HAL. More information about this is available upon request.

January 2018

By: Puffin


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

I worked with Craig who works with Sandra - very happy with both of them!

Very attentive to our needs

By: Shevi


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2018

Sandra is great to work with and addresses all details for our trips.

Excellent service and care

By: Lucy


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

It was wonderful working with Sandra. She helped us choose our cruise and then ensured that all arrangements for it were made successfully, including getting the exact cabin we wanted and finding a hotel in Abu Dhabi for the day that the cruise arrived back there. We will definitely call Sandra again to help us with our next cruise and we enthusiastically recommend Sandra to others!

Also luxury Resort

By: Warren


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

Working with Sandra was an excellent experience. She was very knowledgeable about the resort, handled all the issues that came up, and we relaxed and enjoyed our holiday.

CUSTOMER SERVICE PLUS!

By: RAV4RA


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

Sandra was recommended to us by a long time travel advisor and friend and her assurances for Sandra's excellent service were certainly met. Even a last minute "glitch" was handled effectively and quickly despite Sandra being "out of office". Have already recommended Sandra to many of our travelling friends as a source of excellent customer service.

Caribbean Cruise

By: BCJ


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

Sandra is my go to girl when booking my travel. Her experience with cruise vacation is very valuable and helps me when making my travel plans.

Wonderful Travel Advisor

By: Edna


Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

I would highly recommend Sandra as your travel advisor. I have been working with Sandra for many years now to plan my cruise vacations. She is very responsive whenever I have an idea or questions and is always prompt in returning calls or emails. She is on top of all the payment deadlines to make sure nothing gets missed. She is always willing to look for ways to keep my costs down, yet meet all my needs.

Working with Sandra Keeso-Hall, 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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