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Laurie Passard

Grand Rapids, Minnesota Travel Agent
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Laurie Passard

Laurie Passard

Grand Rapids, Minnesota Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
Years of Experience: 25+
12 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Cruise and Romance Travel Specialist

Snorkeling in Jamaica
Snorkeling in Jamaica

After traveling in 1978 as a senior in high school to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Laurie did not have to think twice about getting involved in the travel field. She graduated from National College of Business in Rapid City, SD with a degree in Travel Management. She immediately went to work at a travel agency in Rapid City that had just opened and has been a travel consultant ever since. She also lived and managed an agency in Indiana until 1990. In November of 1991 she purchased Rapid Travel in Grand Rapids, which does business under the Travel Leaders Franchise. Laurie has traveled throughout the United States and several times to Florida, Las Vegas, California, New York, and Arizona. She loves cruising and has cruised the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Greek Isles. Her favorite cruise lines are Regent and Royal Caribbean. She has been to London, Scotland, Iceland, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, France, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa. She is an Aussie specialist and has traveled to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Her latest trip was to Fiji where she cruised on Captain Cook Cruises to the Yasawa Islands. One of her favorite destinations is Mexico, the people are so friendly and the beaches are beautiful. Her favorite hotel is the Marival Residences and Spa in Nuevo Vallarta.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Acredited Cruise Counselor
River Cruise Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 5 12 Reviews | 100% Recommended

A great surprise for our friend's birthday

Reviewed By Stephen - Grand Rapids, MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Very thorough, knowledgeable and helpful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
Its always a pleasure working with you! So glad you kept your trip to Mexico a surprise and that you felt safe with all the health protocols in place.
17 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Totally rejuvenated in Mexico!

Reviewed By Michelle - Grand Rapids, MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She was very responsive, kind, and through in her work with us. I’d definitely work with Laurie again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
Thank you, it was my pleasure working with you! So happy you enjoyed your trip to Cancun!
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Best honeymoon ever!

Reviewed By Megan - Grand Rapids, MN | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Laurie is very thorough and she responded to my emails and phone calls promptly. She planned our whole trip and everything went smoothly because of her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
So fun to work with both of you on your Honeymoon plans and I was glad you were so flexible in all the changes that happened due to Covid. Congrats again on your marriage!
13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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A Wonderful Experience!!!

Reviewed By Bill M - Chandler, Az | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Laurie was a joy to work with. She set up all of our itinerary and events without a hitch and was ever so responsive and genuinely interested in our trip and satisfaction.....The Best experience I've had with a Travel Agency in the past 20 years! Highly recommend!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
26 of 46 people found this review helpful
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Perfection in the planning

Reviewed By 3 generations - Grand Rapids Minnesota | Traveled to Nashville ~ Tennessee ~ USA
Wonderful and always ahead of schedule , working with Laurie was nothing but stress free right down to getting us the tickets to shows in the area before we got there!.. n front row seats were waiting for us.. our trip could not have gone better n the time she took checking in on us as our trip progressed and asking if we needed anything… who does that!? …Laurie does!.. as we waited for our last flight we were already talking about the next trip because she made this so easy ..will be booking again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
I really enjoyed helping you plan this trip with your Mom and son!
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Dominican Vaca

Reviewed By Bill - Grand Rapids, MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Laurie was great to work with and made booking our vacation a breeze. She was easy to connect with when we had questions about our trip and made the process easy for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
Thank you and I am glad your travels went smoothly and you enjoyed your time in the Dominican!
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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I could get used to travel like this.

Reviewed By Bill - Bigfork | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
Laurie was absolutely seamless in her execution. The whole trip from Hibbing to Amsterdam and back was perfectly executed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
I am so happy the Viking River Cruise experience was everything you dreamed and more!
20 of 38 people found this review helpful
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Trip to Mexico

Reviewed By Jackie - Grand Rapids, MN | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Laurie was very helpful working with us on planning our vacation and walking us through the details of the trip!! We will be booking through her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
I was so happy that you were able to travel this year as we had to reschedule your trip from 2020. Glad you enjoyed Puerto Vallarta and your accommodations at the Riu Vallarta. Thank you!
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Chaplain Steve - Hibbing, MN | Traveled to Seoul ~ South Korea ~ East and Southeast Asia
Laurie is very knowledgeable in planning trips to foreign countries. She led us in the planning of our trip to South Korea as well as Hawaii. She was aware of and extremely helpful in doing the necessary paperwork in advance of our trip. With the various restrictions of COVID she was on top of what is necessary.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
I am so excited for both of you to travel to South Korea and see your family. It has been a pleasure helping you in this process.
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Awesome vacation!!!

Reviewed By Dolly Dimples - Cohasset MN | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie's travel arrangements were perfect!!! She reserved the room we wanted at the resort we selected right on the beach!!! She kept us up to date on any changes to our travel itinerary!!! We also traveled to Sanibel and Captiva to do some shelling. Hubby took video of a dolphin!!! Great vacation and the layover time between flights was perfect!!! Laurie is the best and we will be booking with her in the future!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
I am so glad you both enjoyed the trip and I know you were a bit anxious traveling during this time. Thank you and I look forward to working with you again!
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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30th Anniversary and best trip ever.

Reviewed By Dave and Carrie - Pengilly, mn | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Laurie was a pleasure to work with on our trip. Our trip had to be rescheduled two times due to COVID-19 and Laurie did an excellent job rebooking our trip. We could not of done it without her. She also let them know it was our 30th wedding Anniversary and the resort had a bottle of champagne waiting for us. Would highly recommend her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Passard responded:
Three times a charm! I am so glad you were finally able to travel after waiting well over a year from when you first were making plans. I think your resort spoiled you and you will be celebrating many more anniversaries there! I appreciate your business and loved working with you both!
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Activity packed adventure

Reviewed By Lady E - Philadelphia PA | Traveled to Los Angeles ~ California ~ USA
Very informative. She kept us aware of any and all changes. She gave great suggestions for activities . Checked with us before and after our trip. A very personable agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 13 people found this review helpful
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My Travel Experience

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Customer Testimonials

Beautiful Mexico Destination Wedding!

Thank you Laurie for booking our destination wedding at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas. We had a great time. The resort was beautiful and the service was amazing.

Provided by Cheryl & Ed, Grand Rapids, MN

Mexico Destination Wedding Success!

Lena and I would like to thank you so much for handing our trip to Mexico. Everyone had such a great time and we would have not been able to do it without your help. To get all 40 people coordinated was a saving grace for us. We really appreciate all the help you gave us and the flexibility that booking with you offered us. You will always be a bright spot when we think about our destination wedding and how smooth everything went. Thank you for everything Laurie!

Provided by Pat and Lena, Minnesota