Jon Sutter CTA, DS, MCC

Sarasota, FL United States
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Argentina
  • Kenya
  • Italy
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

My original background is a classically trained chef, hence my interest in food, wine, history and culture. I have traveled extensively as a travel advisor to many countries with this in mind always trying the different cuisines; taking cooking classes in Italy; opening a restaurant in London; working with the youngest Chef at Commanders Palace in New Orleans; even drinking the Maasai Milk Blood while on Safari.

I learned the fine art of customer service skills spending 10 years with Home Depot as a Sales specialist and Store Manager in 4 different locations in Florida.

Let me assist you with your next trip to a culinary hot spot or a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime!

Places I Have Traveled


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Wonderful Support

By: Gene&SC

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

We told Jon what we thought we might want to do and he listened and came up with some wonderful ideas. We selected a tour and had a fabulous trip. The best part of working with Jon is how well he handles all those pesky little questions we always have. If he doesn't know the answer he gets right back with a report from his research.

Awesome Travel Agent

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2013

Our recent trip on the Allure of the Seas was fabulous. The ship was amazing and the weather turned out to be perfect. We have used John at Landings Travel for all of our vacations and we could not be happier. John and all of his staff at Landings Travel are professional, so knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We have recommended them to our friends who have used them and are also very pleased.

Highly Recommended

By: DC

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013

Jon helped schedule the impossible! We needed adjoining staterooms with balconies on a July 2013 Alaskan cruise with activities for seniors, a single mom and a teenager. It was quite a challenge since all staterooms on 2013 Alaska cruises were going fast. Jon had great suggestions and worked to get the perfect staterooms for our family. His suggestions made our Alaska experience perfect. Jon is responsive, pleasant and fun to work with.

France & Italy Trip

By: Greg & Barb

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2013

Our trip was wonderful. No glitches at all. I like working with Jon as he will work with you. As an experienced international traveler, I know what I like and Jon and I blend our knowledge together to form an excellent trip. There is no pressure with Jon. He listens and puts together ideas to fit your personality. I will definitely work with Jon again on future travel needs.

Jon delivered great customer service

By: NonOfYourBusiness

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2013

Thank you Jon for organizing and planning our trips. It ended up as a well needed family reunion as well. Thank you again.

Highly Recommend

By: SAS217

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

My family has been dealing with Landings Travel for quite some time always with outstanding service, advice and professionalism. I have been working specifically with Jon for about 6 years now and am delighted with his respectful way and knowledge.

At the top of his game.

By: Bobby

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2013

Jon Sutter calm manner puts everyone he deals with at ease. It's a pleasure to watch and listen to him work and a pleasure to set off on a trip and know he's taken care of every possible detail.

Awesome travel agent, awesome trip

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

John Sutter and Landings travel are the best. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. We have used them for many years and are so happy. This last cruise on the Allure was wonderful. Loved the ship, service, food. Just a very relaxing trip.

a perfect Africa Safary

By: Rudy

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Jon started the trip preperation with a meeting with the trip operator. During the discussion all our questions were answered. It was very helpful that Jon had visited the same area in Africa and was able to give us tips and explained what we should exspect. All preperations were done on time. Prior to our trip we received all the necessary paper work. This was our best organized trip using a travel agency. We will be back for our next trip.

Highly recommended

By: Bob B.

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Jon is the consummate professional. He's calm, precise, and leaves you knowing all the details are taken care of. We trust him to make our trip the best it can be.

France & Italy


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Jon has planned a couple of trips for us to Europe. In both cases we were not disappointed. With over 40 years of international travel experience, I need a travel professional who will work with me in planning my now leisure trips. Jon is that person now. He listens to what I'm looking for and what my thoughts are. He then makes his recommendations. From our joint ideas, we then develope the trip. It works very well for me that way. I appreciate Jon's easy nature in working together.
Not Recommended


By: Remy

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2013

Jon has been a very helpful travel agent in the past but lately he has appeared to be less available. He seemed to have forgotten that we were going on our recent trip until we reminded him. Several times, in the past several months, when we have tried to contact him he has been away and not gotten back to us. This is very different from our earlier experiences with him so I cannot comment if I would recommend him at this point in time.
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Very professional and knows his business

By: Sis

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2014

I am working with John on planning my cruise in January 2015. And I am working on a trip to Italy with his wife Kathleen leaving in September. So far everything has gone quite well and I am looking forward to both of my trips. Sis   

Highly recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2014

Your attention to detail was perfect.

Highly Recommended

By: John P

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

Our trip to Norway in June was very enjoyable. This is the best time to see the waterfalls because they are roaring due to the snow melt. The scenery reminded us of New Zealand  and the people were friendly.

Highly recommended

By: Bob1963

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2014

Jon Sutter did a great job planing our trip to Bora Bora.  The resort was the best.  No detail was missed. 

Expert Timely Service

By: 2NHouston

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2014

Thanks to Jon's help in planning our first Viking river cruise, everything went smoothly, and we had a wonderful time. Jon is an expert on all things travel related, but on the rare occasion when he doesn't know the answer to a question, he quickly finds the answer and gets back to you with all the information you need and more. His advice in planning is invaluable, and he is great fun to work with!

Great ship, great value

By: Robert

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2014

The easiest boarding process ever set the stage for a short and enjoyable cruise. We loved the food, the excellent service, the entertainment, and the relaxing days at sea.

Wonderful Cruise

By: Bob & A

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

We had an absolutely delightfully time aboard Oceania's cruise from Rio to Buenos Aires. The highlight was Rio provided by our very personable guide recommended by Karan. We were very pleased with Landings Travel recommendations and excellent service.

Trip is next year.

By: hayden 707

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Our trip does not begin until July, 2017, so we obviously can't do an assessment of that. We will say that Jon Sutter's guidance and support for our earlier travels have been outstanding. He has broad knowledge of travel opportunities and pays attention to our requests for attention to our budget. He is always helpful!

Perfection As Usual

By: Susan/Bill

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2016

Jon has guided our journeys on cruises and land trips, worldwide, for the last ten years. For every stage of our trips, from recommending sites, booking carriers and hotels, advising on travel insurance, giving best alternatives, and detailing price options, Jon has been invaluable to us, (and patient with us). That's why we had high expectations for our last trip and those were met at the highest level. On the nite before our Crystal cruise, we were met at the airport at the embarkation city by an on-time and personable driver. He took us to Windsor Ct. hotel where we rec'd a Virtuoso upgrade to a beautiful suite. For our Virtuoso dinners, we were given a great table and served wonderful food. Continental breakfasts for two were on Virtuoso too. On to Crystal, our favorite! As usual, our journey was perfect. Because we'd visited some of the islands before, we took only two excursions, both good. We were never bored on ship. We're booked with Jon for 2017 and 2018! Can't wait!

Cuban experience

By: Retiree traveler

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

John was wonderful to work with, He called several times to make sure we had received everything. He even scheduled our dinner reservations on the ship. We always enjoy working with John because he takes care of the little details that make a trip into an experience.

Trip to Italy

By: M&M

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2017

Really great Travel Agent - everything was wonderful


By: Ray and Pat

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

Great , as always. Super dependable.

Great Resource

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

He has always been a very good travel advisor. Experienced and client-focused.

John plans great trips

By: Science teacher

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

John as usual planned a great hotel in the heart of everything for us. He arranged transportation which made our trip run smoothly.

South America

By: M&M

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

Very professional and the tour went well

Great Getaway

By: Happy

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

We find working with Jon a pleasure. His calm, professional manner puts us at ease. He is knowledgeable, helpful and patient.

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