Luxury Travel Specialist
I have been customizing and planning personalized luxury vacations since 1999. I pride myself on my attention to detail and impeccable personal service. They have become my hallmarks in travel planning. My drive and dedication to each and every client is of the utmost importance to me.
I grew up and have resided in the Mankato area my entire life. I currently live in Lake Crystal and am raising my son, Lucas. I graduated from Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota in 1998. I have a Diploma in Travel Planning. I am a Certified Travel Associate certified by The Travel Institute. The CTA designation, conferred by The Travel Institute, marks the pinnacle of travel industry professionalism. CTAs are required to complete a rigorous academic program and exam, possess at least five years of full-time experience, and follow a continuing education regimen to remain current on the latest travel trends. I am also a Luxury Lifestyle Specialist. I have been certified as a specialist from Sandals Resorts, Disney Vacations, Holland America Cruises and Trafalgar Tours.
My expertise is in customized itineraries, luxury cruises and tours, adventure travel, history tours, honeymoons, romantic getaways and world cruises, as well as travel for large groups, businesses, destination weddings and family reunions.
I was an award winning Travel Agent for over 14 years at AAA Travel in Mankato, MN. At AAA Travel, I earned the Presidents Elite for top sales in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2013, I opened my own agency called Amber Pietan Travel Agency. I quickly established myself and began personalizing travel for my beloved clients in lower North Mankato. Since opening my agency, I have received the Outside Agents Outstanding Sales Achievement Award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017!
I am a seasoned and dedicated traveler! As a child, my family and I traveled the United States extensively. As an adult, I have traveled to Mexico, England, Spain, Greece, the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Africa and Jamaica. I also had the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous Alaskan Cruise.
My moto is “Without a Travel Agent you are on your own”. Own your own, planning a trip today can be confusing, costly, and time consuming. However having the availability and expertise of a travel professional to assist you will guarantee you the best prices and most amazing itineraries. My years of experience enables me to share the wealth of information I have accumulated over the years with my clients and in my own personal travels. I also make myself available to my clients for unforeseen emergencies and changes. I pride myself on making each vacation I plan a memorable experience.
Amber is so amazing
“Amber is so amazing. She is not only by far one of the most dedicated travel professionals I have ever met, she is also an incredible human who gives to her community with a kindness that is inspiring. Amber has helped us on numerous occasions with our travel needs. Sometimes those needs are just to “dream travel” and she still provides the same exceptional service for a one night hotel room as she does for an entire luxury travel package. I truly feel that her tag line is accurate. “Without a travel agent, you are on your own”. I would rather travel safely knowing Amber is there to support us than travel “alone”. HIGHLY recommend Amber Pietan!” Dawn S.
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
Best info in the state!!
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Girlfriends 40th Birthday Getaway!
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Best travel agent!
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An exciting and beautiful trip
Thank you Nate! It was a pleasure working with you and Carolyn. I'm really glad to hear you had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to rate my services. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Another awesome trip
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THE BEST HONEYMOON TRIP EVER
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Above & Beyond
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Trip to Madison
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Our Permanent Travel Agent
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Top Notch Agents
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We are never disappointed we’re we go.
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Traveling was easy with Ambers attention to detail
Thank you so much Amber! It was a pleasure working with you!
Father's last wish
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Bucket List-Nashville CHECK!
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Easiest trip I have ever booked!
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Amber is a great person & wonderful agent
Thank you so much Lisa! I really appreciate the feedback!
First all inclusive vacation!
Steve & Deb
Thanks so much Deb & Steve! It was fun working with you both! I really appreciate your business!
Best trip ever
Thank you so much BelgianMom58! I appreciate your referrals and your business! Thank you so much for the feedback! -My Best, Amber