Certified Travel Counselor
I've been in the travel industry for over thirty years, both in wholesale and retail travel. I currently manage the office in Tyler, TX. In addition to quoting prices like various impersonal websites do, I also recommend hotels, sight seeing, restaurants and activities based on your personal interests. I use many different resources when working with a client to make sure the trip they envision is the trip that comes to life. I want each client to have the perfect trip, every time.
I am often involved in various aspects of group travel. Cruise groups, Destination Weddings, Family Reunions, Church Groups, Senior Citizen Groups, Incentive Groups or simply a group of friends going somewhere together.
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for a group trip to take shape just by everyone seeing something ...
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If you’re looking to take a vacation filled with adventure and some of the most breathtaking views in the U.S., then Alaska might be your next ideal vacation destination.
Alaska, the 49th State, and in the Aleutian language "The Great Land", is spectacular, diverse, unspoiled and mostly untouched by modern development. ...
Read more from my Alaska Specialist bio.
Who you gonna call? Velma!
“Several years ago, my husband and I flew to Paris during the Air Show. We had booked and prepaid a hotel through Velma. Upon arrival, we learned that our hotel was sold out and they had substituted another property for us. When we walked into the room and saw what looked like rat droppings in the corner and other disturbing things, we immediately called Velma back in the States! She called the tour company and told them that a change must be made immediately! A couple of hours later, we were sitting in our fabulous room at the Hilton overlooking the Eiffel Tower and enjoying our vacation. When we returned home, there was a refund check from the tour company for the total amount of the hotel cost! This is just one reason why we have called Velma Tollison for all our travel needs for over 15 years.” Brenda S. , Tyler TX
Brenda S. - Tyler TX
Great Advice from Velma
"Velma Tollison has given me wonderful advice concerning my travel locations. She made reservations for a hotel that became where I and my family stayed again and again. She knows what my preferences are and makes suggestions that are strictly for me. When I was stuck at the airport, she made the calls to get me back on track. I have told my friends about Velma and what an asset a travel agent can be.”
Regina R, Tyler TX
Velma is a great help!
There are many places we have been that would be worth seeing again, including China, Russia, Greece, Italy and New Zealand. We recommend that everyone should use a travel Agent when planning and traveling outside the country. We use Velma Tollison of Travel Leaders to assist us. She has been a great help when travel difficulties and glitches have occurred. "
Bruce and Sheila H. Tyler, TX