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Velma Tollison

Tyler, Texas Travel Agent
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS CTC - Certified Travel Counselor, Certified Travel Specialist - Travel Leaders, ACC - Accredited Cruise Counselor, Cruise Lines International Association
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Registry
Certified ASTA Travel Agent

Velma Tollison

Tyler, Texas Travel Agent

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.

My Travel Specialties

Luxury Beach Hotel - Perfect for an Incentive Trip

Incentive Travel is my Specialty

I have worked with numerous companies on incentive travel. It is one of my favorite things to do because it's something that requires a lot of research, a lot of planning, a lot of detail and a lot of coordinating ... Read more from my Incentive Travel is my Specialty bio.
Sled Dogs Training for the Iditarod Race

Alaska Specialist

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 ... Read more from my Alaska Specialist bio.
Getting Ready for a Balloon Flight

Group Travel Specialist

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 ... Read more from my Group Travel Specialist bio.

My Travel Experiences

Imagine Your Incentive Trip Here
Incentive Trip Ideas
Table Set for a Group Dinner
Group Travel Ideas
Crab caught in the waters of Alaska
Alaska Photos

Alaska, the Best U.S. Cruise

My favorite cruise is right here at home...Alaska! I've cruised in Alaska four times now and hope to go again someday. If you have not cruised in Alaska, please add that to your "must do" list very soon. I would love to help you plan the most amazing and memorable trip ... Read more from my Alaska, the Best U.S. Cruise story.

1,000 Cruise Giveaway

A large grocery chain in the area wanted to offer a unique promotion and incentive to their customers. They contacted me for ideas. It was a little different than the usual incentive group which normally consists of a group of people traveling together, because the company wanted to enable the winners ... Read more from my 1,000 Cruise Giveaway story.

China Group

When I worked in wholesale travel I escorted a group to China which had over 4,000 attendees. We handled the hotel reservations, all of the China visas, special meetings, dinners and most of the air reservations. I traveled to China for the events and worked in the Expo Center ... Read more from my China Group story.

My Reviews

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

A dream trip for me and my daughter!

Reviewed By Regina - Tyler TX | Traveled to Kyoto ~ Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Velma has been such a support when I travel. I have someone to call when my plans don't work out to help me reschedule a flight or let a hotel know when I'll be delayed.
She really listens to my requests and give me good advice on those things we want to do. She also knows what other things we would enjoy and makes suggestions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you! I loved the photos of your recent trip to Japan.
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Cruisers for Life

Reviewed By Big Mike and Lilbit - Benton, LA | Traveled to Yucatan ~ Mexico
I refer to Velma as my "GO TO" Cruise Pro!!! Her number has been shared more than any other in my contacts!! All I have to do is tell her when we want to go and she handles the rest!!! She has made ALL of our travel plans HASSLE FREE.and that is what you want!!! Everyone knows that we cruise a lot, what they are afraid of is the how, the where, the how much....I give them Velma's number and tell them how simple she makes things! We are hard working people and want a total relaxing vacation, Velma takes the headache out of the planning! She always goes above and beyond what she does for us! Thanks Velma for all of YOUR hard work for our fantastic vacations!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you Lori! The fact that you love to cruise so much makes my job so much easier! I appreciate all the referrals you given out for me through the years. I hope to help you plan many more fun and memorable cruise vacations.
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Great Advice

Reviewed By Regina R - Tyler, TX | Traveled to Europe
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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you so much for the great review! I've helped your family plan so many fun and memorable vacations; Now that your kids are grown, we can plan more "trips for two"!
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Velma is a Great Help

Reviewed By Bruce and Sheila H - Tyler Texas | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
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. "
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Velma Tollison responded:
I look forward to helping you plan many more great trips! Hopefully...without glitches!
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Velma for all our Travel Needs

Reviewed By Brenda S - Tyler TX | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Velma Tollison responded:
This travel review just highlights why we continue to work with our preferred travel vendors. It's so important to have someone reliable that we can call when we need help for our customers.
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

A Most Enjoyable Cruise and Excursions

Reviewed By Paul and Cyndy - Tyler, Texas | Traveled to Europe
Velma has always been a pleasure to work with and has treated us quite well. On this particular trip however, she out did herself. Velma helped us book our Oceania cruise from Lisbon to Le Havre, make fight reservations and maximize our shipboard credits. We arrived in Lisbon but our bags didn't. We filed the necessary paperwork with the airline and simultaneously called Velma when we were told by the cruise concierge that he couldn't tell us when or if we would receive our luggage. He was rather detached. Velma immediately began calling her many contacts within Oceania to accelerate the location and delivery of our luggage. We received our bags at the second port of call, La Coruna, Spain.
Without Velma's intervention I doubt that we would have received them then.

Velma has always been very accessible and responsive to questions at any and all stages of trip planning. We have and continue to recommend Velma to our friends and family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you! I'm so happy your luggage showed up and you could relax and enjoy your cruise. That was a great trip and I look forward to helping you plan many more in the future!
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