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Jo Ann Buening

La Crosse, Wisconsin Travel Agent
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Jo Ann Buening

Jo Ann Buening

La Crosse, Wisconsin Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
Years of Experience: 25+
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All My Travel Experiences

Jo Ann Buening Joins in Elite Industry Event

Press Release:   Travel Weekly and TravelAge West host top travel advisors at Global Travel Marketplace West

La Crosse, WI - Travel Weekly and TravelAge West are proud to announce that Jo Ann Buening was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the fourth-annual Global Travel Marketplace West (GTM West), which... Read more from my Jo Ann Buening Joins in Elite Industry Event story.

Viking Ocean Cruising – the Best of Both Worlds!

My opportunity to experience a Viking Ocean ship came recently, from December 7-17, 2016 as I sailed the beautiful 930-passenger ship, Viking Star, round trip from San Juan.  This was my 25th cruise and once I stepped aboard, I could already tell this was going to be a great experience.  The... Read more from my Viking Ocean Cruising – the Best of Both Worlds! story.

Jo Ann Buening Honored with National Award

Press Release from October 30, 2015 La Crosse Travel Agent Honored with National “Employee of Excellence” Award from Travel Leaders Jo Ann Buening Named Among Nation’s Best at 2015 Travel Leaders National Meeting ChampionsGate, FL (October 30, 2015) — Today, a La Crosse travel agent was singled out from thousands of... Read more from my Jo Ann Buening Honored with National Award story.

Cruise Ships I've Sailed or Inspected

During my many years in the travel industry and through my various CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) certification processes from Accredited Cruise Counsellor to Master Cruise Counsellor to Elite Cruise Counsellor, I’ve sailed on and inspected many ships. To give you an idea of the breadth and width of my personal... Read more from my Cruise Ships I've Sailed or Inspected story.

My Luxury Travel Credentials

In 2012 I applied to attend (ILTM) International Luxury Travel Market, held annually in Cannes, France. The application process – to even be considered – is very in-depth. Proof of my sales and suppliers used for Luxury Travel arrangements made in the past year had to be submitted.... Read more from my My Luxury Travel Credentials story.

River Cruising – No Longer a Well Kept Secret

As we sailed the Saone and Rhone Rivers through the South of France, we couldn’t help but think ... this type of travel would be great for our clients who may enjoy traveling in Europe, but don't want to have to pack and unpack and/or spend hours and hours each day... Read more from my River Cruising – No Longer a Well Kept Secret story.

Luxury at our Fingertips!

What a fantastic opportunity – to be invited to attend the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) the first week of December, 2012 in beautiful Cannes, France. It is a ‘meeting of the minds’ … bringing together vendors who specialize in upscale, unique and luxury products with travel agents who... Read more from my Luxury at our Fingertips! story.

Luxury Travel Exchange – Las Vegas

The 2015 Luxury Travel Exchange conference was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec 9 – 11, 2014 at the beautiful Palazzo hotel. There were 900 in attendance. I feel very fortunate to have been one of only 80 ‘fully hosted’ buyers and to have been selected as... Read more from my Luxury Travel Exchange – Las Vegas story.
Re-boarding my Regent ship in Skagway.

‘Welcome Aboard Regent and the Last Frontier’

Are you looking for a very special experience that leaves you refreshed, relaxed and feeling pampered? Do you have a milestone birthday or anniversary to celebrate? Let Regent Seven Seas Cruises take you away. This past summer my husband and I wanted a special way to mark our anniversary... Read more from my ‘Welcome Aboard Regent and the Last Frontier’ story.
At Mendenhall Glacier

Alaska – Wait No Longer!!

My favorite destination is Alaska! With our 49th State being 1/5th the size of ‘the lower 48’, it is a vacation that takes plenty of planning and the service of a knowledgeable travel agent. Not only can I assist you with knowledge I have gained after my 11 visits... Read more from my Alaska – Wait No Longer!! story.

Cruising the Mediterranean

Bonjour! Buon Giorno! Buen Dia! Good Day! Have you ever thought of visiting the Mediterranean, but asked yourself these questions? Will it be too costly? Will I feel comfortable? Will I like the food? If these questions are stopping you from making the decision to take... Read more from my Cruising the Mediterranean story.

Savor Culinary Cruising – Bon Appetit

‘Add 2 garlic toes’, ‘Garnish with garlic chive blossoms’, ‘Substitute peanut butter for Tahini’ – All of these are statements that may be heard during a Culinary Arts Center presentation onboard Holland America Line. Recently I returned from a sailing on this Premier cruise line in which I attended several... Read more from my Savor Culinary Cruising – Bon Appetit story.

Experiential Travel … Swiss-Style!

An important part of being your travel professional is first-hand experience and as such, we continually strive to broaden our own travel experiences to help us – help you – to travel better! One of my recent Europe forays included being very well taken care of in Switzerland. More... Read more from my Experiential Travel … Swiss-Style! story.

All My Travel Albums

On the Rhine River
Jo Ann Buening - River Cruising
Five-star Hotel Majestic - Cannes, France
Jo Ann Buening - Luxury
Aboard Regent Seven Seas in Alaska
Jo Ann Buening - Alaska