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Sonia Sanan

Richland, Washington Travel Agent
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Sonia Sanan

Richland, Washington Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
41 Reviews | 95% Recommended
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Family Vacation Specialist

Mom and Kids in Rome
Mom and Kids in Rome

Vacations to me mean travelling with my family.  I have planned cruises, a trip to Costa Rica and beach All Inclusive holidays for my family of four. 

Planning a trip that includes multi-generations, even if it is only parents and children requires attention to what the overall experience will be for everyone.  The first cruise I booked for my family was on a Royal Caribbean ship, perfect for our children who were pre-teens at the time because of the children's programs on board.

As our children grew older we branched out first to Costa Rica and then Europe.  The last few trips our family experienced included Italy and France.  This year I am excited to show them Spain.

The Europe trips have taught me how to create custom itineraries based on the needs of my clients.  I rely on our preferred partners and my ability to research destinations and accommodations as well as paying close attention to feedback from my travelled clients.

My Areas of Expertise

LANGUAGES
English

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent

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Family Vacations with Sonia

My Reviews

Rating: 5 41 Reviews | 95% Recommended

50th Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Lou - West Richland, WA | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Our trip to Disneyland went perfectly. Schedules and arrangements were flawless; even the flights were on time. Our Travel Agent, Sonia Sanan, was friendly, knowledgeable and professional in coordinating all the details regarding flights, transportation and lodging. We will definitely call Sonia for future travel arrangements.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
27 of 42 people found this review helpful
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Pleasure Trip to Turkey

Reviewed By Mian - Pasco, Washington | Traveled to Turkey ~ Europe
Sonia has been helping us in arranging our trips to overseas. She has been very helpful, professional, courteous, and dealing with us with a pleasant attitude to schedule our flights, and trips. She tries hard to meet our requirements, and make our trips enjoyable, while providing us the best deals she can deliver. We would be happy to recommend her to any one of our friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
26 of 43 people found this review helpful
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Overall Travel Experience

Reviewed By Carrie - West Richland, Washington | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
She is very responsive to any of my needs. She quickly resolves an issues that comes up and comucates with me until they are resolved.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
23 of 37 people found this review helpful
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Ir was the best trip of our lives!

Reviewed By Ivan - Richland, WA | Traveled to Mexico
What a pleasure to work with Sonia. Always pleasant and working to be sure your trip is the best it can be.
20 of 34 people found this review helpful
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Last Minute Trip

Reviewed By JohnIrvan - Richland, WA | Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Very efficient. She is well informed on different resorts and has been able to book me and my family in accommodations that meet our needs.
She also has had very good ideas regarding activities and sights to see.
I have booked four trips with her so far and she continues to provide excellent service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 36 people found this review helpful
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Our first bus tour

Reviewed By kerick913 - West Richland, WA | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Sonia helped us find a great tour that fit into our schedule and available flights. We looked at a few options and finally selected the Central Europe trip on Cosmos.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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SHE MADE IT SO EASY

Reviewed By DEEPA - RICHLAND, WA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
OUTSTANDING
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 21 people found this review helpful
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BEST TRAVEL AGENT EVER!!!!!

Reviewed By Jackie - Richland | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Sonia is absolutely amazing and goes above and beyond with every trip planned! We have had her help plan a trip to Paris, France, a trip to New York and D.C., and just recently a surprise birthday trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fl. With each trip she finds the best deals that for into our budget and in the best locations! I absolutely love having Sonia as my travel agent!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
22 of 39 people found this review helpful
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Never a bad trip

Reviewed By Diane - Pasco,WA | Traveled to Hawaii (at least five times), San Diego, Europe, the Bahamas
Sonia has been making my travel arrangements for more than ten years. She always goes out of her way to make sure the trip goes smoothly and that we get the best deal possible. The service I especially appreciate is that she keeps track of our reservations and flight information so that if changes are made I am informed immediately. Booking with Sonia has consistently eliminated a lot of the stress and headaches associated with traveling.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
22 of 39 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip!!!

Reviewed By Caroline - West Richland | Traveled to South America
Sonia provides excellent recommendations for the best experience for our trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Excellent service and knowledge

Reviewed By Margaret - Kennewick | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Sonia is very detailed and will work diligently to construct a trip based on your travel lifestyle. She communicates with her clients throughout all phases of planning. She works to get the best package and prices on all fares. She keeps detailed information regarding her clients preferences .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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A great vacation

Reviewed By Mindy - West Richland , WA | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I Loved working with Sonia! She is very perfessional and was attentive to all our needs. She made our cruise easy and I didn’t have to worry about anything knowing she took care of it all.

Bill and Verna Letourneau
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
20 of 36 people found this review helpful
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The Trip that Wasn't

Reviewed By Jimmie O - Richland, WA | Traveled to Europe
Sonia was very helpful in helping us plan our trip and make all the necessary reservations. Our trip consisted of a 14 day cruise plus 3 extra days in our arrival city. She made all the arrangements for air travel, discussing with us the options we had, our hotel reservations and all the transfers we would need. She explained everything in detail to us and we felt very satisfied that our trip would go off without a hitch. We felt that nothing was missed in setting up a trip we would remember for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, the coronavirus arrived and our trip was cancelled. But Sonia took care of all our cancellations and made that part of the experience very easy for us. We plan to try this trip again in a year or so and will enthusiastically use Sonia at that time to rebook the trip. She is the best!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Absolutely the most wonderful experience.

Reviewed By Esha - Oregon | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
Sonia has always been the most patient while dealing with us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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We were planning a river cruise on the Rhine

Reviewed By Linda - Pasco, WA | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
Sonia was right on top of getting my cruise rebooked after having to cancel due to coronavirus. She took care of all the little details quickly and efficiently.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Thankful customer

Reviewed By Lian - Richland, WA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I have nothing but good words for Sonia who helped plan my family’s first European trip. She has great knowledge with regards to accommodations, transportation and tours in Italy. Unfortunately, the pandemic has led to the cancellation of our trip. Sonia has helped a lot with the stress of cancelling our reservations especially our non-refundable hotel. She worked tirelessly in making sure that we’ll get our money back. Our trip may have been canceled but once we are able to travel again, I’ll definitely seek her expertise and will highly recommend her to my friends and family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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An Agent Who Puts Clients First

Reviewed By Kristen Chapin - West Richland | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
My mother, daughter and I came to Sonia to plan a dream trip to Italy. She was so thorough in her research, getting to know us and lending us her many years of personal travel experience. For example, as a surprise for my 10 year old daughter, we wanted her to take a cooking class. Sonia found one for pizza and gelato! Can you image learning how to make pizza in Italy...as a 10 year old?! She planned the perfect trip for us! When Caronavirus sidelined us for at least six months, Sonia made the arrangements with our vendors to postpone our trip. During a very uncertain time, she made us, and all of her clients, a priority to ensure our deposits were returned. We hope to be back in Sonia's client chairs this summer to plan our trip for the fall. She is a truly amazing person and how she manages to juggle all that she does, while still making each client the most important, is a mystery to me! :-)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Mediterranean Cruise

Reviewed By Harish - Kennewick | Traveled to Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
Excellent
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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All the trips!

Reviewed By Kathy - Spokane, WA | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Sonia has planned and booked many trips and cruises for us that were flawless. Always.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Southwest Dream Vacation!

Reviewed By Bouchey Beauty - Richland | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Sonia has been a quick responder in nearly all instances. We've enjoyed and appreciated working with her for several of our trips, abroad and domestically.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Too many to pick from

Reviewed By The clever ones - Prosser, Wa | Traveled to South America
Very pleasant to work with. We have brought her some out of the ordinary trips that we wanted and she does a lot of research to make the trip a reality. We have used Sonia for quite a few years and she has never disappointed us. She even throws out suggestions for future trips that she thinks we might be interested in. Highly recommend her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 40 people found this review helpful
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one of our best trip

Reviewed By XJM - richland WA | Traveled to Machu Picchu ~ Peru ~ South America
Sonia is always smiling, helping, doing her best to meet your needs regarding travelling, destinations, etc...
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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looking forward to the best trip of our lives

Reviewed By Mary - Sunnyside | Traveled to South Africa ~ Africa
We are part of a group going to Africa so only one of our group works directly with Sonia. But she quickly gets back to each of us individually if we have a question and takes care of our needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Best trip ever

Reviewed By Mike Moore - Kennewick, WA | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Sonia has been taking care of our vacation plans since 2014, she has always given us the best vacation package possible and has been a joy to work with. We travel stress free knowing that Sonia has everything taken care of.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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During pandemic Sonia rebooked our vacation.

Reviewed By Mia - Kennewick | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Very efficient & kept me apprised of all activity.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Pleasant and supportive experience

Reviewed By Jules - Richland, WA | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Sonia worked hard to find accommodations and excursions for my family’s last minute trip to Hawaii. Then because of issues arising with Covid-19 we relied on her again on a last minute basis to cancel the trip. Sonia was very pleasant and supportive to work with during this time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Viking Cruise has been the best trip of our lives

Reviewed By Bob and Val - Pasco, Washington | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Sonia has been very easy to work with in developing cruises. She introduced us to Viking Cruises and we are hooked!! She has been able to communicate with Viking to represent our interests and to provide information about various locations around the world. She has helped us with Viking Cruises
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Consistently Excellent Friendly Help From Sonia S.

Reviewed By Gene B. - Kennewick, WA | Traveled to Denver ~ Colorado ~ USA
Sonia has helped me with a number of flight reservations and accompanying details. Sonia is very knowledgeable, competent, friendly, helpful, and a delight to work with. She has a lot of experience dealing with airlines and was able to correct a refund situation even after the airline had denied it numerous times. And, even with all the clients she knows and helps, she immediately remembers who I am when I call, and gives a warm hello. She is great, the best.
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Athens, Windstar and santorini.

Reviewed By Dan - Richland, WA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Sonia was amazing to work with. She arranged our trip to Athens and Santorini last year with an 8 day Greek Isles Windstar Cruise in the middle. My wife’s favorite trip ever.
The hotel that Sonia booked for us in Athens was the nicest we have ever stayed in. We never would have picked it without Sonia’s input. Fabulous
This years cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was canceled due to the virus. Sonia got us a refund with no stress. Ready to venture out again as soon as we are able.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Sonia - our Hero!

Reviewed By Jan - Pasco, Washington | Traveled to Europe
We have traveled extensively with Sonia's guidance and think she is amazing. We often travel by ourselves and then meet friends complicating dates and arrangements. Sonia has rescued us when we were stranded due to weather cancelling flights and when we missed a booked tour she facilitated our insurance claim.

Most recently she has devoted a great deal of work to preserve our options (and funds) on a trip cancelled due to the corona virus epidemic.

Sonia is a busy lady, but she is always available for in-person planning advice. She keeps us well informed and takes care of most all booking details - which include great hotels in ideal locations. She also knows how to advise us on attractions we would not want to miss (opera performances for example).

Her employer, Travel Leaders, has been our favorite travel agency for many years before Sonia was an agent and we have relied on them to make foreign trips safe, fun, and so much easier than "doing-it -yourself"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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A World Class Agent!

Reviewed By Eva and Shawki - Kennewick, Washington | Traveled to Lebanon ~ Middle East
Sonia is a world class travel agent! She has worked with us for many years arranging our domestic and international travel. Sonia is very professional and personable, and truly dedicated. She has literally moved mountains for us in several difficult travel situations, most recently in the Covid-19 circumstances. We appreciate her persistent efforts to assist us to the best of her ability and wholeheartedly recommend Sonia for your travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Phenomenal vacation!

Reviewed By Dyl&Bis - Richland, WA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Excellent at her job. Professional and answered all our questions
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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A delayed flight out was quickly remedied by Sonja

Reviewed By Coke - Richland | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Sonja is absently fantastic to work with… She gets things done for you as inexpensively as you would find online, and if something goes wrong, she is there to assist you when the online people don't even have a phone number!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Asian Paradise

Reviewed By Ed - Richland, WA/Augusta, GA | Traveled to Philippines ~ East and Southeast Asia
Sonia has always been a pleasure to work with over the years, very proactive with finding the best rate possible on our trips to the Philippines.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 16 people found this review helpful
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The best and most helpful travel agent!

Reviewed By Christine - Richland | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
My husband became ill and we had to cancel our trip. I called Sonia and she guided us through the cancellation process. It was difficult for me but with her guidance I was able to have all our money refunded.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Relaxing trip!

Reviewed By Artzer Family - West Richland, WA | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Sonia is very helpful with ideas and suggestions. She is easy to work with and always has a smile to welcome you as you enter the door. She plans everything down to the last detail. I would recommend her to everyone taking a trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 38 people found this review helpful
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Sonia Makes Every Trip...the Best Trip Ever!

Reviewed By Kelly - Renton, WA | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Sonia is wonderful to work with!! She is extremely knowledgeable, collaborative, very responsive, so friendly and super patient ( for a client like me who likes to change things as we go :-). Sonia is also incredibly invested and genuinely wants to give every client the best possible trip and travel experience possible. I love working with Sonia, and will never travel to a new destination without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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So many Trips with Sonia!

Reviewed By TravelChick - Pasco, Washington | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Sonia has helped me with so many trips! She is currently helping me more both in the United States and other countries! She will go above and beyond to ensure you have a great trip and do everything on your list! She is great at helping stay in budget, she will also share tips and give recommendations for your trips! She is amazing, wouldn't go to anyone else!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 40 people found this review helpful
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Last Minute Trip

Reviewed By JohnIrvan - Richland, WA | Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Very efficient. She is well informed on different resorts and has been able to book me and my family in accommodations that meet our needs.
She also has had very good ideas regarding activities and sights to see.
I have booked four trips with her so far and she continues to provide excellent service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 37 people found this review helpful
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Europe vacation 2017

Reviewed By Jeannette - West Richland, WA | Traveled to Europe
I have booked several trips with Sonia. She is dedicated and does her best to find the best deals for her clients. She truly spends quality and valuable one to one time with her clients. She worked with us to give us exactly what we are looking for and provided recommendations to help us meet our budget and time. Working with us in this manner has saved us time, money and worries and we were able to enjoy our vacation to the fullest. This Summer of 2017, we traveled to Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome, and Berlin and had a blast. I'm sure this could not have been possible without Sonia's dedication. As long as I live in the area, I will always use Sonia to help with all our vacation planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 41 people found this review helpful
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The best trip ever

Reviewed By Hoggarth - Eagle Point Oregon | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
She did a great job. Answered all questions & set up fabulous trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 38 people found this review helpful
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