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Paula Demmer

Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent
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Paula Demmer

Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
Years of Experience: 23
25 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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South Pacific Specialist

Le Meridien, Bora Bora, FP
Le Meridien, Bora Bora, FP

My South Pacific addiction began with a 1991 cruise on m/s Windsong in Tahiti. Oh my....I had never seen such incredible scenery and taken so many photos!!

Over the years, I've made numerous visits to the Islands of Tahiti, the charming Cook Islands, the friendly Fiji Islands, the scenery and wine of New Zealand and the icons and wildlife of Australia - exploring vibrant cities and quiet remote islands.

Last year was my 6th personal trip to French Polynesia and it continues to delight and rejuvenate me!

You will have access to my insider knowledge and expertise. Whether it's the classic icons of New Zealand & Australia, an island honeymoon or incorporating unique experiences such as skiing, blackwater rafting and wildlife encounters in NZ; diving in Fiji; a casual Rarotonga beach wedding in the Cook Islands; feeding wild dolphins or holding a koala in Queensland; wine tasting and more - let me tailor your journey to your desires!

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Registry
Certified Tahiti Specialist
Fiji Matai Expert
Kiwi Specialist
Aussie Specialist
Selected to attend Tahiti Travel Exchange twice

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One of the first experts certified by SPM
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My Reviews

Rating: 5 25 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Marie and Mark - Italy 2018

Reviewed By Marie and Mark - Bremerton, WA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Excellent service, personable, accessible and responsive. Paula listened to us and considered our travel preferences in a conscientious manner. She provided options and suggestions from which we chose the preference for each phase of the trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
It was a pleasure helping with another extended journey and creating a custom itinerary for you and Mark! It's great to hear that you enjoyed Italy. I look forward to assisting you both again. Thank you!
98 of 164 people found this review helpful
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Unexplainable how amazing it was!

Reviewed By Happy Honeymooners - Renton, WA | Traveled to Fiji ~ South Pacific
Paula was great, extremely thorough, walking us through every step of the way. The process, selection, booking and trip was as easy and stress-free as it could be.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Wade, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and Stephanie on a wonderful honeymoon to Qamea, Fiji.
97 of 168 people found this review helpful
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St. Lucia Jade Mountain Resort

Reviewed By Sonya - Hinesville | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Paula has always been very helpful with picking great vacations for myself and my family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Sonya, You are so easy to work with! It's always a pleasure - whether it's sightseeing in Puerto Rico or relaxing at a lovely resort in Jamaica, or St. Lucia. Thank you, Paula
83 of 143 people found this review helpful
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Las Vegas: Fun in Sin City!

Reviewed By Sonya - Hinesville, Georgia | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Paula is the travel agent to work with foreign and domestic. I have been working with her for years on trips with my girlfriend and my sisters.
Paula makes sure that you the ultimate experience on your vacations and if something is wrong she is on top of it ASAP to yell at someone. I appreciate all the trip planning these past few years.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thank you, Sonya! Its so fun creating your trips near and far - both romantic and family! I look forward to planning your next one. And will always be persistent in solving any glitches.
81 of 140 people found this review helpful
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Happy 55th & 35th wedding anniversary!

Reviewed By Ann - Tacoma | Traveled to Fiji ~ South Pacific
After talking with Paula, she knew exactly what we wanted and booked the perfect trip!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the Fiji Islands. I look forward to creating another awesome vacation for you.
83 of 149 people found this review helpful
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We've had so many best trips of our lives....but p

Reviewed By Birdie Girl - Tacoma | Traveled to Tahiti ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Paula has assisted us with travel to Tahiti, Cruises to Israel and Egypt, fantastic excursion contacts, much much more. She tunes into your wants and desires!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Robin - it's always a pleasure creating wonderful Tahitian journeys and more for you! Thank you, Paula
92 of 171 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip

Reviewed By Lilia - Puyallup, WA | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Paula is very friendly, she listened to the type of trip we wanted to book and she did an amazing job! We had an amazing trip thanks to her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Lilia, I loved helping with your all-inclusive Mexico honeymoon and hope to assist with many anniversaries! Thank you, Paula
83 of 153 people found this review helpful
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AMAZING FAMILY HOLIDAY TRIP

Reviewed By Tammy - Liberty Lake | Traveled to Mexico
Paula made our family Christmas getaway a breeze as we had family coming from different cities all to meet up in Mexico. She found the perfect resort that was kid friendly & made notes so when we checked in we were all on the same floor which made it perfect for Christmas. We couldn't have done it without her. No excited as she is planning our anniversary trip for us & can't wait.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Tammy, it's great working with you to find the right spot! And a pleasure to coordinate both your multi-generation Holiday and Anniversary travels. Thanks for your kind words!
57 of 103 people found this review helpful
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A trip I'll never forget!

Reviewed By Colleen - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
It was a pleasure working with Paula. She's very easy to talk to, has great tips/ suggestions and really knows her stuff. Just be careful what you ask for because she'll definitely try and deliver! She managed to give me everything I had asked for and more. She was always very responsive and checked in to make sure things were going smoothly. I especially appreciate how open she was to feedback about what I loved about my trip or what it could have been better. I normally plan everything myself, but trusted Paula to guide me in the expanse that is Australia and she didn't let me down!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thank you so much Colleen for your kind words! It was a delight to work with you on just the right custom Australia itinerary. I look forward to helping you with future travels.
70 of 129 people found this review helpful
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iceland

Reviewed By Lorena - Boulder | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Paula always has all the details worked out. She also will have alternate options so plans can be changed if needed. And she gets you the best costs available.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
I thoroughly enjoy designing your adventures from Iceland to Cabo and more! Thank you, Paula
81 of 151 people found this review helpful
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Great trip!

Reviewed By Carly - San Antonio, Texas | Traveled to Bali ~ Indonesia ~ East and Southeast Asia
Easy to work with, efficient, good communication, very accommodating and created a great trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thank you for your kind words, Paula
79 of 148 people found this review helpful
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Bucket List Christmas Market River Cruise

Reviewed By where2next - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Europe
Paula found several cruises that fit with our schedule so we could pick the best one for us. She found a good airfare deal and took care of hotels and transport. We really didn't have to do anything.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
It was my pleasure to find options that fit your time frame and the ideal river cruise for you sailing AmaMagna on the Danube. So you could relax & enjoy the history, food and Holiday shopping!
56 of 103 people found this review helpful
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Amazing Beach Front Get Away

Reviewed By bmiller - Shelton, WA | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Paula makes the trip so easy. We just tell her what we are looking for and it all gets put together. Even when things come up that are not planned; she does what ever she can to put things back on track.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thank for the nice review Brad! It's always a pleasure creating your fun family & romantic couples vacations. Glad that I could smooth out unexpected bumps on this Riviera Maya one!
19 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Paula for the WIN!

Reviewed By Addie - Tacoma, Washington | Traveled to Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Paula for my last two (incredible) vacations. Paula’s experience has proven beyond valuable and I will not be booking future travel without her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Addie - Thank you so much for your kind words! It's been a pleasure working with you on a spa focused Costa Rica and family fun at Beaches Turks! Looking forward to creating your next vacation!
46 of 86 people found this review helpful
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5

Reviewed By Deanna - SPOKANE | Traveled to Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
5
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Deanna - Thank you for the stars! It was a pleasure creating your winter vacation in Playa Mujeres.I look forward to arranging your next one.
18 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Amazing Caribbean Workcation Getaway!!

Reviewed By Global_Wanderer - Oakland, CA | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
Paula helped my girlfriend and I plan our 5+ week workcation trip to Aruba. This was my first time using a travel agent and I am so happy we did.

We knew we wanted to get out of the US and enjoy warm weather. We were thinking about Aruba, Barbados, and a few other locations. Paula took the time to really understand our needs and wants (warm weather, good internet, nice beaches, low chance of COVID exposure, good health care system, in case one of us did contract COVID). Paula helped to secure lodging that was within our budget that met our needs. She also helped with planning activities while we were there. We gave her some ideas of what we wanted to do and she helped make suggestions from reputable companies and handled all of the bookings. It was nice to not have to worry about scouring Tripadvisor and other internet sites trying to find good reviews on tours, restaurants, etc. We had a great trip - did not want to come back. I will certainly use Paula again for future trips
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thanks so much for your kind words. It's a sign of a great trip when you don't want to leave! I look forward to arranging more vacations or workcations for you.
18 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Exactly what we asked for!

Reviewed By Lizzie - Lakebay, WA | Traveled to Tulum ~ Mexico ~ Mexico
I gave Paula some pretty specific guidelines of what my husband and I wanted for our vacation. She came back with many options to choose from. Ultimately our vacation was perfect!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
It was wonderful working with you and creating your relaxing luxury all-inclusive Caribbean vacation! Thank you, Paula
72 of 140 people found this review helpful
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Acropolis to Santorini: perfect Greek holiday

Reviewed By Margi - Bend Oregon | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Paula has been my “go to” person for travel for more than a decade. Her knowledge and expertise has reduced my stress level immeasurably. She has always made even the most complicated travel clear and manageable. Whenever I start to contemplate a new adventure, my husband always says, “time to call Paula!” Our recent three-week trip to Greece was beautifully planned, with personal tours to all of the major highlights: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos plus a trip to Delphi and the soaring monasteries of Meteora. Not just a history tour but a foodie tour and cooking class, too. Her in-country specialist, Curbys, knew exactly how to make this trip perfect, even during this time of Covid.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thanks so much for your lovely review, Margi! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation in Greece after all the Covid postponements. It's always fun to create your personalized journeys.
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Amazing 5 Weeks in Aruba

Reviewed By Marchelle - New York, NY | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
Paula was a joy to work with for my trip to Aruba. My boyfriend and I were nervous about traveling during these times, but I always felt at ease with Paula who made sure to keep us up to date with all the protocols. We were staying for a little over a month so we had more specific needs than the average traveler, but Paula was able to accomodate all of them. She provided wonderful ideas for excursions on our days off before we got to Aruba as well as during our trip. She also made great suggestions for places to eat and was even able to help find an amazing restaurant right on the beach for my boyfriend's birthday. I truly couldn't have done this trip with Paula and extremely grateful that she is my travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Marchelle - It's been delightful working with the two of you. It was so fun coming up with activities that fit your style and interests and sharing some of my faves. I'm looking forward to helping with your next vacation or work from paradise trip!
17 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful trip and so easy

Reviewed By Happy traveler - Liberty Lake Wa | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She makes planning a vacation so easy by taking care of all the small details that are so easy to overlook yourself
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Channing - Thank you! It's always a pleasure creating the perfect trip with just the right touches for your anniversary in Mexico.
18 of 34 people found this review helpful
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Paula Rocks!

Reviewed By Margi - Bend OR | Traveled to Europe
She is simply the best travel agent I've ever worked with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thank you so much for the kind words! I look forward to working on your next international vacation.
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Couldn't have dreamed for a better honeymoon!

Reviewed By Austin - University Place, WA | Traveled to Bora Bora ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
I have never worked with a travel agent before. After weeks of gathering information, I realized the logistics of a trip of this magnitude would be an undertaking. After a few days of searching and deciding I wanted to deal with someone local to me, I came across Paula's information. From our initial conversation, Paula was such a pleasure to deal with. She provided suggestions, and listened to what kind of trip we were looking for. Throughout the months, Paula stayed engaged with me and provided timely updates and information as she received it. Our transportation that was organized was seamless, and my wife and I had the most incredible time. I had even reached out during our trip to attempt to book a helicopter ride through Paula. Which again, she was quick to respond and provide me options. Our trip was 10/10, and Paula as a travel agent was 10/10. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, and we will be using her for all of our future trips to come!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thanks so much for your kind words Austin. It was a delight working with you and arranging your dream Tahitian honeymoon. I look forward to creating future vacations and anniversaries for the two of you!
3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Travel Agents: A Young Travelers Best Friend

Reviewed By Austin B - Tacoma, Wa | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
I already recommended Paula to our friends! The entire planning process was made so much easier having Paula helping us. From ideation to execution the entire experience was great. We just had to say what we wanted to do and she provided options. If you are on the fence about getting a travel agent take the plunge, you will save time and money!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! It will be my pleasure to arrange more international vacations for you and Miranda in the future.
4 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Easiest and most exciting vacation ever!

Reviewed By Alyssum - Bellingham | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
The 2 vacations that Paula helped plan for us were absolutely wonderful and we look forward to working with her again soon! She takes the time to first understand what kind of vacation you're hoping for, then uses her experience to create an itinerary from start to finish, thinking of details that I never would have. Then, she calls after you're home to hear about your trip and learn from your experience and share in your manors so she can help make your next trip even better!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Alyssum, Thank you so much for your kind words! It's truly a pleasure working with you. And I'm glad you had such a wonderful time on your Caribbean cruise and all-inclusive honeymoon. Thank you, Paula
74 of 154 people found this review helpful
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Our travel agent knows what we like!

Reviewed By K&J - Edmonds, WA | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
Paula has always listened to our wants and needs and provided great advice to help us with our goals. She has always been thorough and prompt in providing and explaining our travel documents, and has gone out of her way to notify the travel venues about things like our wedding anniversary. She is also very good about remembering our travel preferences from trip to trip, even if several years in between.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paula Demmer responded:
Kent, It's always a pleasure helping the two of you with Milestone Anniversaries! Whether it's a Rhine cruise with food & wine or finding your roots on just the right tour of Scotland. I look forward to helping you on your next vacation. Thank you, Paula
81 of 179 people found this review helpful
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