Tim Flatz

Portage, Indiana Travel Agent

An independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise, All-Inclusive and Group Travel Specialist

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St. Thomas

I was fortunate enough to travel quite a bit of the world while I was in the Marine Corps. The most important thing I learned is that I have much more to learn. 

I continued to travel as much as I could after my service. I have since decided to educate myself in the world of travel to help others see the world. It brings me such satisfaction to see guests come back refreshed and eager to go again.

I started out booking a group cruise for my family and friends. It wasn't long before I realized that Group travel, Cruises, and All-inclusive resorts were what I wanted to specialize in. Choosing this route has allowed me to concentrate my training to better serve my guests.

My Reviews

Our first cruise

Reviewed By Cecilmarie25 - Portage, IN | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Tim was knowledgeable and accessible about what we wanted for our first cruise. There was a miscommunication about a drink package and the hotel we stayed at pre-cruise was disappointing (not his fault), but the actual cruise was tons of fun. Can't wait to go again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you! I hope to have the pleasure of working with you again soon.
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Beyond Expectations

Reviewed By Deb - Portage IN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Tim Tom the time to find out our needs and he made arrangements that were beyond my expectations! Great Job Tim can’t wait for the next trip! A big Thank You
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you Deb! It was truly a pleasure seeing you all have a great time. It's why I do what I do.
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Trip to the Mayan Ruins!

Reviewed By Amanda - Portage Indiana | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I didn’t work directly with Tim but my dad did and had nothing but wonderful things to say about the experience. The resort and location that he referrred us to was beautiful, clean, and serviced there were efficient and staff was helpful and friendly. Everything overall was wonderful, no blip in the plans or services. Thanks again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you for the kind words Amanda. Hopefully, there will be more opportunities to work together in the future.
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California Sun

Reviewed By Amanda W - Westville, IN | Traveled to Los Angeles ~ California ~ USA
Tim did a great job taking care of my travel needs and wants! Way less stressful than doing it myself. I will definitely be using him in the future! Thank you
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you Amanda. The pleasure was all mine.
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Amazing Vacation

Reviewed By J. Spicer - Valparaiso, IN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Tim Flatz was an excellent travel agent to have on our side. He listened to our wants and helped us pick the perfect resort for our vacation. I would recommend Tim to anyone looking to book a vacation as we will go back to Tim next time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to work with the both of you and I look forward to working with you again.
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A must see!

Reviewed By April - Valpo., IN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Tim was very knowledgeable and helpful in every area of our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you! It was truly my pleasure.
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Fantastic Trup in Paradise

Reviewed By Hquist5 - Portage, Indiana | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
We were new international travelers and had some concerns and felt overwhelmed prior to working with Tim with the number of resorts and options available. Tim was patient and honest and helped us find a great resort where our family had an amazing time. We look forward to working with Tim for a repeat trip next year.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you! It was a pleasure and I look forward to helping you plan your future vacations.
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Very enjoyable trip. Grandkids had a blast.

Reviewed By Dan - Portage, In. | Traveled to Caribbean
tim was very helpful. all the bases were covered.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you for the kind words Dan.
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Dream Vacation

Reviewed By Melissa - Chesterton, IN | Traveled to Waikiki, Oahu ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Five GOLD stars!!! Quick, efficient responses to all our questions. The location was perfect and Tim was helpful in every way!!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you! Hopefully all illnesses will stay away for your next vacation.
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A very adventurous trip.

Reviewed By "K" - Muscle Shoals, Alabama | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Mrs. Kimberly Brooks was a great agent to work with. She was kind, patience, and very caring. Mrs. Brooks made sure I was well prepared for my trip. She was with me from the beginning, the middle and the very end. In my mind I have started planning my next trip with her leading the planning. Thank you Mrs. Brooks.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you! Our links were crossed and I have made sure that this was transferred to Kimberly's review page. I hope you had a great time and will refer Discovery Travel to all of your friends.
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Awesome cruise planner!

Reviewed By Jen - Lake station, IN | Traveled to Labadee ~ Haiti ~ Caribbean
Always available for ANY question. No matter how silly!!
Super informative and now he's working on our second cruise planning!! We so appreciate and recommend Tim!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you for your kind words. My goal is to have you start enjoying your vacation from the moment you call.
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What an outstanding way to plan a trip.

Reviewed By Tony - Dominican Republic | Traveled to
I just had to tell Tim what kind of trip I was looking for and he gave me several options to choose from. He remembered from my first trip what I was looking for the next time I booked with him and he found the resort that worked for us very quickly, which turned out to be one of our best vacations. And because i booked with Tim, I didn't have to worry about a thing while I was there.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Stress-free planning and lived up to the expectation of a luxury vacation!

Reviewed By Cheryl N. - Livermore, CA | Traveled to
I contacted Tim to help me plan a 20th Wedding Anniversary vacation on a cruise to the Caribbean. Tim took the stress out of planning such an event by doing all the legwork and narrowing it down to the best choices based on my budget, time period and destination. There are so many choices and I needed expert help in a short timeframe! Tim provided several options and it turned out beautifully. I will for sure use Tim again on our next cruise vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tim Flatz responded:
Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you. I look forward to planning something for you and your family again soon.
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Tim was absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed By Kaylin and Vince - Chesterton, IN | Traveled to
Tim was great! He asked us what we were wanting out of our vacation and showed us a few options and once we picked the best option for us he set up a wonderful vacation. We had some questions after booking everything and Tim was always very prompt and helpful and made sure to answer all of our questions. We would recommend Tim to anyone wanting to plan a vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Very helpful and quick to get everything processed.

Reviewed By Heather - Portage, In | Traveled to
I booked an all inclusive trip to Mexico for 6 people last minute. (2 weeks notice) We just got home yesterday actually. Tim was VERY helpful and understanding, knowledgeable & non judgemental to the changes I kept throwing at him. He was very professional & made sure every detail was covered. I was emailed all my info right away. He was available to speak with me right away me when we had an issue of being stuck at the airport after missing our flight (Immigration issue made everyone miss there connection flights). He was on the phone ASAP trying to find us new flights out. I would highly recommend Tim to help with your next travel needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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very knowledgable!!! great experience!

Reviewed By jen - lake station, IN | Traveled to
What a great resource for information! If Tim didn't know the answer to our questions, he'd find out! It was our first time sailing Royal Caribbean and we were not disappointed.We appreciated his help so much he is booking our next cruise on Norwegian in December 2017. I have, and will continue recommending him to all my friends and family. THANK YOU TIM:)
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Tim made our trip stress free!!!

Reviewed By Melissa - Indiana | Traveled to
Tim made our trip stress free! My niece was graduating from college in California and we needed flight, hotel and a rental car. He found us THE best price. We stayed at the Marriot by Venice Beach. We chose to make payments for our trip over time and Tim was very responsive to any call, email or text! Even when I couldn't find my confirmation number (which was in front of my face) he was friendly and professional! We will definitely book our next trip through Discovery Travel Planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Tim the travel agent extraordinaire

Reviewed By Erica - Valpo in | Traveled to
Where do I begin. First trip was a group cruise where I literally just showed up. My son and I had never traveled out of the country before and this was also our first "group" trip. When I say we literally showed up. That's. What we did. Tim had everything in a folder labeled for each destination what we were doing where we were going and all of our transfers to and from all of our destinations. Second trip is another group cruise planned for April 2016. We hosted a cruise night. He came explained everything in detail and even had brochures and all of our pricing already done . Amazing. Third trip currently being planned for June 2016 is my destination wedding. There isn't enough space for me to write about all that he had done and all the time gone into planning that. Tim thinks of everything before you can ask he's handing you the paper or the reservation number. I have never felt so prepared to travel. Cannot wait to see what 2017 trips I can get him to start planning!!!!!! 6???????????? For Tim the Travel Agent Extradoinaire
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Family fun

Reviewed By Kimberly - North Judson, IN | Traveled to
Tim was quick in responding to my every question whether it was calling or email. I wanted a great affordable vacation fun for my whole family. He gave us some great ideas for cruises and destinations. Very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. Can't wait for our adventure to begin! Thank you Tim!
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Awesome trip!

Reviewed By Tammy - Valparaiso, IN | Traveled to
Tim did an awesome job organizing our group cruise. Excursions were fun and reasonable. Tim knew all the tips and trades. Will definitely book with Tim again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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all in

Reviewed By win, win - Portage, IN | Traveled to
Tim was able to accommodate to my personal traveling requests. All went well as planned. He didn't even act discouraged when i called to inquire upon switching resorts 4 different times (approx).
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Tim made travel planning simple!

Reviewed By SL - Chesterton, IN | Traveled to
If you want travel planning made simple, Tim is your guy! He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. My wife and I had a great time on our trip to Florida last April, and have already booked a trip to California for June 2016. I would reccomend him to any and everyone looking for hassel free travel planning!
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Stress Free Vacation Planning

Reviewed By JRF - Portage, IN | Traveled to
Great Communication, awesome ideas and money saving tips. Very knowledgeable on cruises, excursions, and all inclusives. I would highly recommend Tim Flatz to anyone.
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He took care of everything and stayed in constant contact for any questions and information.

Reviewed By Chris Cox - Hebron Indiana | Traveled to
Tim is a great guy first off. I've know him before using him as a travel agent which made me a little hesitant to use him in case something went wrong, but he definitely came through. He helped me book my first ever cruise for my wife and I. Being it was my first cruise I had a ton of questions, and he answered them all almost inatantly. To top it off in our cabin for our cruise he had set up a special treat for our arrival without even telling us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Super excited!

Reviewed By Abbey - Florence, AL | Traveled to
My husband and I talked about going on a cruise for a long time. This is new to both of us! Tim helped book the trip and excursions for us without any stress! We are looking forward to our cruise in April! We will be using Tim for all of our future trips!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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