Paul Ferdinand

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Travel Agent
An independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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Paul Ferdinand

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Travel Agent

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

LGBT Gay Travel Advisor - Hawaii a Specialty

With over 30 years in the travel industry, I know what buttons to push, and what pitfalls to watch out for to ensure your vacation runs smoothly. All with upgrades, amenities, and special recognition not readily available booking online.

My Professional Background

I've worked with prominent travel agencies in New York City and San Francisco. Wanting to give the airline industry try, I found my way to Air France. I spent 15 fascinating years with the "Concorde Airline," 8 of which were as a Sales Executive in Washington, DC.  For another 10 years, I was a Sales Manager representing Trafalgar Tours and their luxury European cruise line Uniworld.

Trips I Can Arrange For You

I've been fortunate to see the world as few have.  I've got a real passion for travel and enjoy designing unique vacation experiences where you'll meet the locals and savor the cuisine. If you're in need of some serious downtime, I'm experienced in arranging restful, private retreats where discretion is key.    

LGBT Travel

For my gay clients, I can offer insights into destinations based on my own extensive travels.  Bringing along your "gay Modern Family?"  I've ore-vetted hotels, resorts, and tour operators on their inclusionary policies and staff training. I know where to take kids or how to avoid them - your choice!

Unforgettable Hawaiian Vacations, Meetings, and Events

Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations and a specialty.  I've spent quite a bit of time there. Whether you're traveling for your honeymoon or another celebratory occasion, I can make it truly memorable. Authentic Hawaiian wedding ceremony- no problem! I'm experienced in small meeting planning and can arrange executive retreats on any of the islands.

You'll deal only with me from start to finish, with help if you need it all along the way.  

I'm open daily from Noon til 9 pm EDT - times convenient for you.                                                                         

 

The Benefits of My Experience

View from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki
View from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki

  • Access to upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, flexible check in times, and special recognition simply not available booking through other channels

  • You'll deal only with me from start to finish

  • Travel Advisor commissions are already priced into leisure hotel stays cruises and vacation packages.

My Reviews

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Perfect Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jim & Jill - Philadelphia | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
If you want someone who knows Hawaii, Paul’s your man. In short, Paul spoiled us. We recommend him enthusiastically. There are so many touches Paul added to our trip: from champagne, flowers and candy awaiting us in our rooms, to alerting us to flight delays and adjusting restaurant reservations and excursion arrangements during our trip. Paul guided us through every step of planning our trip. He knew where to go and where to avoid. He knew which hotels would suit us; all the restaurants to recommend; all the excursions to choose; and what to watch out for. For example, Paul knew which helicopter tour to take and, more importantly, to request “first class” seats on the helicopter to get up front seats. We thought riding a bike down Haleakala would be fun. As it turned out, Paul’s recommendation to book a van up and back was spot on for us. And, Paul called in advance and confirmed each excursion we booked. Moreover, he knew about a flight delay and moved a conflicting reservation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Paul Ferdinand responded:
I really enjoyed working with you planning your honeymoon and sightseeing excursions in Maui and Kauai. I'm glad you enjoyed my "concierge service" throughout your trip. Mahalo!
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

most enjoyable vacation ever

Reviewed By Robert - Philadelphia, Pa | Traveled to Brasilia ~ Brazil ~ South America
For a first abroad traveler, I was very happy, with hotel , flight and tours booked my Paul Ferdinand. He was very personable and knowledgeable. I feel he did his best to get me the best deal and organize my trip where it would be the most enjoyable.
Paul Ferdinand responded:
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your very first international vacation. Thanks so much for allowing me to plan your journey!
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