I provide vacation planning advice and help potential travelers overwhelmed by (or just suspicious of) online choices. Together, we explore vacation options that are specifically chosen for them based on vacation goals that they may or may not even know they have. Then as their advocate I can make sure they are getting the most out of their vacation time and money by providing them up to date information and details about their vacation destination.
I've traveled all over the world, and although it's hard to pick my favorites, my journeys always bring out the travel bug in me. I love exploring the United States and places like Florida, Arizona, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Colorado, Alaska, and the Black Hills are a few of my favorite US travel spots. I've also headed south to the Caribbean, exploring Jamaica, Bahamas, and the US Virgin Islands. I've hit the sand in Mexico in places like the Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta. And I've traveled across the ocean to England, Scotland, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Poland, and Paris. And let's not forget cruising, what a way to vacation. I’ve been on 11 cruises now with cruise lines such as Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, and Regent Seven Seas. Cruising is a great way to visit new destinations and I’ve seen Alaska, the Mediterranean, New England, and the Caribbean aboard these beautiful ships.
With 16 years of experience selling travel and on-going training on destinations, resorts and travel styles, I provide Expert Advice to explore Honeymoon and Destination wedding options to create the trip of a lifetime. And as a self-proclaimed "Spa Junkie", I understand the needs and desires of travelers looking for the stress reduction, pampering and relaxation of a spa vacation.
Keeping up-to-date on the happenings in the travel industry is as important as travel itself. Continually going to seminars and training while specializing in specific travel destinations and types of travel is an important part of being a professional travel consultant. Nora specializes in the following areas of travel:
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
All Inclusive Vacations
European Tours and Independent Travel
Certified Travel Counselor
The Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) certification has represented the pinnacle of travel industry professionalism for more than forty years and is designed for seasoned travel professionals who are interested in advancing their career. Continuous travel-related training and education are required of all CTC's.
Certified travel professionals provide in-depth destination knowledge, industry experience, and top-notch customer service. Members of The Travel Institute provide a personal link to cruise lines, airlines, car rental companies, hotels, and tour companies to ensure your satisfaction.
Travel Leaders Certified Travel Specialist
The purpose of the certification program is to recognize those travel professionals who have developed extensive travel industry knowledge of destinations, niche markets, and travel suppliers. In addition, this certification acknowledges the superior sales and service skills of the travel professional. This program requires knowledge, expertise, and continuous dedication to learning.