Lila Tapp

Tyler, Texas Travel Agent

Certified Travel Specialist

Making my client's dream vacations, honeymoon and anniversary trips come true is my goal, and I have enjoyed it for over 40 years. I love to travel and I try to help people love it too! It's not always the least expensive vacation that makes you happy, but the best value will make all the difference. I use many resources to evaluate price, value and quality for my clients. I would love to meet or exceed your expectations and provide the high-quality travel experience you deserve.

My Travel Specialties

NEW ENGLAND COACH TOURS SPECIALIST

When my clients come to me with requests to explore New England trip options, I like to mention coach tours of New England. As a New England coach tours specialist, I’ve sent many people to this beautiful part of the United ... Read more from my NEW ENGLAND COACH TOURS SPECIALIST bio.

EUROPEAN COACH TOURS EXPERT

If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Europe, I highly recommended a coach tour. There are tours to take you to so many places in Europe, nearly anywhere, really. You can get away for a short trip or a very ... Read more from my EUROPEAN COACH TOURS EXPERT bio.

ALASKA SPECIALIST

The only state bigger than Texas is Alaska. In many ways it's similar but one way it is NOT is the cool summer compared to Texas. The vast majority of Alaska tourism takes place in the summer when the weather is ... Read more from my ALASKA SPECIALIST bio.

CULINARY TRAVEL EXPERT

While most tours of Europe include a wine-tasting segment and a great meal somewhere, there are some tours that are absolutely food focused. These are the tours that a culinary travel expert like me knows about and can tell you about. ... Read more from my CULINARY TRAVEL EXPERT bio.

CRUISE THE WINE COUNTRY ON AN UN-CRUISE

Have you ever taken an UN-CRUISE adventure. In the United States, you can do just this by going on an “Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History” cruise that departs from Portland, Oregon. This is one of the most fun cruise ... Read more from my CRUISE THE WINE COUNTRY ON AN UN-CRUISE bio.

RIVER CRUISE SPECIALIST

River cruising has really caught on, especially in terms of river cruises that incorporate great opportunities to savor local cuisine. There are several companies that do a wonderful job providing travelers with a chance to explore the world in comfort and ... Read more from my RIVER CRUISE SPECIALIST bio.

BALTIC CRUISE SPECIALIST

On a Baltic cruise, you can see Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Many Baltic cruises also sail to Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Stockholm and other spectacular cities. Viking Ocean’s fantastic 15-day cruise to the Baltic region starts in Stockholm and ends in ... Read more from my BALTIC CRUISE SPECIALIST bio.

CARIBBEAN CRUISE SPECIALIST

The Caribbean waters are the most beautiful color of light turquoise and all of my clients fall in love with them. They come back from Caribbean cruises and tell me about how they adored the gorgeous beaches, and how they were ... Read more from my CARIBBEAN CRUISE SPECIALIST bio.

MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE EXPERT

The Mediterranean is one of the best places in the world to visit, and cruising is one of the best ways to experience the region. Cruises to the Mediterranean let you become immersed in the wonder of the area from your ... Read more from my MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE EXPERT bio.

The Beauty of Punta Cana

Caribbean Specialist

There are over 30 islands that comprise "The Caribbean", from the Bahamas, just off the Florida coast to Trinidad & Tabago, off the continent of South America. The history of the Caribbean is rich and varied. Pirates and treasure come to ... Read more from my Caribbean Specialist bio.
Totem Poles - A frequent sight in Alaska

Mexico Specialist

Mexico has many different faces, which is why it helps having a specialist like me explain the various travel opportunities in the country. There are places in Mexico you can and should travel to if you want to luxuriate on a ... Read more from my Mexico Specialist bio.

White Spray-Black Beach, Only in Hawaii

Hawaii Specialist

I have been in the travel industry working with Tours, and Cruises for over 30 years and have personally travelled to: Alaska, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico (Cozumel, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit), ... Read more from my Hawaii Specialist bio.

My Travel Experiences

The Big Island
Hawaii Scenes
Windsurfing in Caribbean
Beautiful Caribbean
Monster ATV Tour
Alaska

The Caribbean - A Favorite of Mine

Grand Cayman has beautiful beaches, as does St. Thomas. San Juan has historic forts and wonderful shopping. The Dominican Republic has white sand and golden sand beaches – all beautiful and lots of all inclusive hotels to choose from. A Caribbean cruise offers several island choices to sample. The clear blue ... Read more from my The Caribbean - A Favorite of Mine story.

Mexico - Something for Everyone

Over the many years that I’ve booked clients to Mexico, I’ve found that there’s a resort or destination for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an adults-only all-inclusive getaway spot or a family-friendly property and city, it exists and I can send you there. Many of my clients love staying at all-inclusive resorts ... Read more from my Mexico - Something for Everyone story.

This is NO Catfish

I love Hawaii! The first time I was there I was just amazed at the lush tropical plants and flowers. I have been back four times. My last trip was cruising from Vancouver to all the Hawaiian Islands. Volcanoes, luaus, beaches, driving around in a convertible and visiting Pearl Harbor ... Read more from my This is NO Catfish story.

Customer Testimonials

We've Used Lila for 25 Years

"We have been clients of Lila's for 25 years. How can we ever say thank you enough? She is efficient, aware of our preferences, is so knowledgeable about travel and destinations, and is so kind and helpful. Thank you for so many good years of travel experience. We look forward to many, many more."

Provided by Ann P - Brownsboro TX

Lila is a Real Pro

"We appreciate the great job of ‘majoring on the minors’ when it comes to Travel Leader’s expertise in both travel planning and savings. Lila seems to find deals or discounts that either we don’t know about, or are privy to the Travel Industry. Lila is quick to respond to our requests and is also quick to find deals and bargains that may be short-lived to the general public. The folks at Travel Leaders are real pros! We wouldn’t go any other way!"

Provided by John R - Tyler TX

My Reviews

43 of 80 people found this review helpful

Magic

Reviewed By Linda - Tyler ,texas | Traveled to Buka Island Papua ~ Papua New Guinea ~ South Pacific
Lila is not only an excellent agent but we have been using her services for many years. When I call her she knows what we are looking for and I leave it to her. Within a timely mander
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Thank you so much for your review. I look forward to working with you again on a future trip.
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Helpful and Informative

Reviewed By Adam - Tyler | Traveled to Caribbean
She was informative, helpful, and helped us get a low price.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Professional and Friendly

Reviewed By Gary C - Beaumont TX | Traveled to Caribbean
Lila is always professional and very friendly! She handles our needs and always suggests things that we might have forgotten. She follows up and even contacts us after we have returned from our destination to make sure everything was great!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Friendly, Keeps Us Updates

Reviewed By George T - Tyler Texas | Traveled to China ~ East and Southeast Asia
I like her knowledge of the trip I'm planning, her friendly attitude, she keeps us updated on the trip as to any changes that may occur.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Helpful, Courteous, Patient

Reviewed By Barbara O - Flint Tx | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Very helpful, courteous, patient. She invested a lot of time searching for the best prices and different options. Absolutely loved her and would refer her to anyone.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

We Get What We Need

Reviewed By Carolyn S - Tyler Tx | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Lila is always so good about planning trip in all details. Then she follows up to be sure we get what we need. She's the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Hi and thank you for your comments. I love working with you and helping plan all your trips just the way you want them!
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

20 Years of Travel Experiences

Reviewed By Monty H - Canton TX | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Lila has been my agent for over twenty years! She is always smiling, friendly and has provided us with the greatest travel experiences. Her knowledge and expertise is impeccable. Can't imagine using anyone else!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Hello Lynn and thank you for your comments! I have enjoyed working with you and your family for all these years and hope to continue sending you to more exciting places! You are a pleasure to work with!
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Helpful and Patient

Reviewed By Nancy P - Flint TX | Traveled to Colorado Springs ~ Colorado ~ USA
Lila is very knowledgeable and helpful. She is also extremely patient, which is good, because sometimes I can't decide right away what option I want!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Responsive and Resourceful

Reviewed By R Long - Tyler | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Lila is responsive & resourceful!! We count on her for good recommendations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Responsive and Helpful

Reviewed By Wanda V - Tyler TX | Traveled to Boston ~ Massachusetts ~ USA
Very responsive and helpful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 19 people found this review helpful

We Can Hear Her Smile

Reviewed By DeAnn C - Tyler, TX | Traveled to Caribbean
Lila Tapp has arranged several cruises and other trips for us. She always guides us through each step in the process, answers our questions and is very patient. Even when we don't know what we want she somehow manages to get us started and adjusts plans with a smile. Working with a travel agent is much less stressful than using travel websites. The best part in working with Lila? "Hearing" her beautiful and friendly smile at the other end of the call!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Everything was Perfect

Reviewed By Kenneth S - Tyler Texas | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Our trip was a hit! Not a single thing went wrong with pick ups, transportation to and from the hotel, and air travel. Lila did an amazing job making sure that it was PERFECT!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Gets Best Price

Reviewed By Carol C - Irving TX | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Lila works very hard to get us the best price possible. Always available when I need her. I travel with 4/5 gals so it is difficult fo coordinate everything.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Thanks for your comments and I appreciate your working with me for your vacation all these years. You are a pleasure to have as a client.
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

I Recommend Lila

Reviewed By Charles - Tyler Tx | Traveled to Curacao ~ Netherlands Antilles ~ Caribbean
Lila was there when I was having trouble with reservations. Would probably still be stuck in Curcao without her help :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Hello Charles, and thank you for your review. With the Miami airport closed and all airlines not flying through Miami after Hurricane Irma, there was lots to be worried about. I am glad I was able to get you home from Curacao on American Airlines when we did. Glad your area escaped any hurricane damage and that you could stay in your resort the extra days! Thank goodness for small blessings!
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7 of 20 people found this review helpful

Our anniversary trip

Reviewed By Happy Travelers! - Tyler, Tx | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Lila Tapp helped us with our 50th anniversary trip to Jamaica recently. She was a great help with EVERY aspect of this important trip. Lila did not miss one thing--- from a place to stay before we departed , to airline tickets, ground transportation, transfers, and a fabulous hotel--- all within a budget that was our decision. We will recommend her to everyone, as she will not disappoint her clients!
Happy travelers!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Thank you so much for your review. I really enjoyed working with you for your 50th anniversary trip and am glad you had a good time. Look forward to helping you again in the future!
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36 of 81 people found this review helpful

Europe

Reviewed By Jan and Ashley - Tyler, Tx | Traveled to Europe
We have used her since 2011. She has booked our international and domestic travels. She has been a great help coordinating additional trips that are added to our extended stays overseas. She is very informative and aware of good deals.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Thank you for your review. I always enjoy planning trips for you and your daughter. You choose really interesting travel destinations, and I like finding new places for you to stay - sometimes "off the beaten path". Look forward to working with you again soon.
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34 of 77 people found this review helpful

Alaska was my best trip everything went smoothly.

Reviewed By mrs c. - 212 Community Lane Tyler Texas 75706 | Traveled to anchorage alaska
Lila Tapp is an excellent travel leader agent. She has arranged numerous trips for myself and my husband. I have sent several family members to her as. Lila takes her job very serious. When I tell someone about her I always say the same thing. Whatever Lila tells you will happen those things happen exactly the way she says they will happen. Keep up the good work Lila. Travel Leaders are blessed to have such a knowledgable agent working for heir company. When I decide to go on a trip, the only thing I have to do is tell her when I want to go and where I want to go and Lila takes care of everything else.

A loyal travel leader for life
Dianna Caldwell
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy working with you and your family to make vacations the best they can be.
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31 of 71 people found this review helpful

Seeing the World

Reviewed By Tyler Rose - Tyler Texas | Traveled to Alaska Spain NYC Canada and East Coast of US
My experience with Lila Tapp as my travel agent has been 5 star! She goes above and beyond in her work. Lila has extensive knowledge but more importantly she listens..truly listens...and works so very hard to provide the trips that I have wanted to experience. Patience is another attribute of Lila as she plans my vacations. Lila has helped me with 3 trips in the last 2 years and I will soon be contacting her for another outstanding travel adventure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Thank you for your kind words. You are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with you on your future travel adventures.
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7 of 32 people found this review helpful

Experienced agent

Reviewed By Carl - Tyler, Tx | Traveled to Europe
Lila has done a great job for us for over 20 years for international as well as domestic trips. Experienced and available whenever needed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Lila Tapp responded:
Thank you for taking time out to send in this review. You are always a pleasure to work with and I look forward to helping plan your future travel arrangements.
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