Joanne M. Telfer
Joanne M. Telfer
Singing Mermaid Travels - Group Specialist
Are you someone who uses Expedia or other travel websites? Why not trust your travel to someone who can add a smiling face to a name and an offer?
I am a retired Spanish Teacher. Upon retirement, my husband and I moved from the cold winters of upstate New York to the warmth and sunshine of Southwest Florida. I live with my husband and my dog, Agnes. My family and I have been traveling for a long time thanks to my mom and dad. A family of five, we started traveling to places both near and far when I was young. My parents taught me to love culture and travel.
I am a "home-based travel agent", which means that I work as an independent agent through Dugan's Travels, and I work out of my home. I have all of the resources that the large, store-front agencies have, but you aren't going to be paying for the rent and other overhead that these places have to pay. My cost is your cost. Dugan's (out of New Mexico) has contracted with the major airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and all other travel industries with the lowest negotiated prices. My prices are your prices.
I will strive to provide the best service possible for the lowest price. Leave the work to me. Don’t spend hours searching internet sites for the best deal around, just give me a call or email me and I’ll find the best deal for you. You pay nothing for my services. This is all handled through Dugan’s so my price is your price. Plain and Simple.
My travel philosophy is based on two things:
- First is the belief that your needs are of the utmost importance.
- Second is that I love to travel myself, and I absolutely hate it when things go wrong. Of course, some things are our of our control, but that which I can control will be taken care of with great care and pride. I am committed to meeting your needs.
As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat customers and referrals. I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. I offer personalized attention to the leisure, business and group traveler and I will do my best to tend to your every need. I specialize in air, cruise and tour packages and work with a large variety of airlines, hotels, car rentals and cruise lines worldwide to provide you with the best deals on the market.
Nervous to book online? That’s okay! Deals change every day — and every hour, for that matter. It can be hard to keep up with the offers and I know you want the most budget-pleasing deals. I understand that kind of anxiety… That’s why I offer this service on a personal level, with a smile every time!
Email me or call me at 607-376-1883 (cell), or fill out the contact info on this website to begin your travel planning today!
Groups are my specialty
Port Clyde, Maine
While a Spanish Teacher, I had the great honor to take a lot of students abroad. We traveled to Europe, Central, and South America as well as the Islands of the Caribbean. Groups are my specialty!
If you have a family group, a group of co-workers, the bride's "girl's only" party or the groom's bachelor party, a group of friends wanting to get away, etc., I'm here for your group needs. Again, Groups are my specialty!
My Areas of Expertise
Travel To Greece Made Easy & Fun With Joanne
ability to plan amazing side tours, and sense of fun. You are The Best and I can’t wait for your next trip.
Oh Toby, thank you for your kind words. It was an amazing trip, and having you along was a blast! Next year...where to?
She made my trip as important as her own trip would be!
Amazing trip, agent needs work on organization
Hi Sarah. Thanks for your feedback. I'm not sure what "mistakes" I didn't respond to, but if you would give me more feedback, I'd be happy to work on my organization! I'm glad you enjoyed the trip!
Crusin' in the Tropics - Cozumel, Belize, & Roatan
Thanks for the kind words, Becky! Can't wait for our next trip!
Very educated on travel & fun to be with.
Thanks for your kind words! It's always a pleasure working with you! Thanks so much! Where to next?
Very happy travelers!
Thanks, BL! It's always a pleasure working with you! See you in the DR in February!!!
Thank you, Kass, for your kind words. Working with you and Patrick is always fun! Where to next???
Expert Traveler and Agent
Thanks for your kind words! It's always a pleasure working with you! Thanks so much! 3 trips already??? Where to next?
The Personal Touch
Group Planning made easy
Joanne always goes the extra mile
You are too kind. Thank you. You make it easy! Where to next?