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JoAnn Giovannoni

San Francisco, California Travel Agent

Portal World Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Bay Area Destination Specialists

Mendenhall Glacier Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier Alaska

Portal World Travel opened in 1947 as a full service travel agency and continues that legacy today. JoAnn Giovannoni bought Portal World Travel in 1979. She was living in Woodland, California but wanted to return to the City. How appropriate she found her agency within walking distance of San Francisco State University, her alma mater!

JoAnn has been teaching the Principle classes in the Travel and Tourism Program at City College of San Francisco for over 30 years. She is the Program Coordinator and along with Scott Mandeville has kept the travel program one of the few programs left in the Bay Area training travel professionals. Students come from all over the world to earn certificates and degrees in Travel & Tourism.

JoAnn and Scott have either visited, escorted or sent people to every corner of the world. The staff at Portal World Travel are among the best trained and traveled agents in the business. If they can't put the trip together for you, it cannot be done!

My Reviews

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

Excellent Travel Agent

Reviewed By Danny - San Francisco | Traveled to
When I wanted to take my first cruise in over 25 years, Portal World Travel recommended a cruise on Princess Cruise Line’s Golden Princess to Alaska right out of San Francisco. No flying to Seattle or Vancouver and enough “down time” at sea to get me unplugged from the work-a-day world. They found me the perfect balcony cabin at a price that I thought was unbelievable. The cruise ship they chose had excellent food, excellent entertainment, and it provided a remarkably smooth sailing experience. And the shore excursions they booked for me were small, intimate private tours with only a handful of other travelers. All in all, it was a remarkable and memorable trip. I will definitely be using Portal World Travel for my future travel needs both pleasure and business.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great Trip to Ireland and Spain

Reviewed By Dominic - Redwood City | Traveled to
We used Portal World Travel to book our trip to Ireland and Spain. JoAnn and Nancy were great!!! To Ireland we were traveling with a group of 11 people from several different states and JoAnn and Nancy spent countless hours organizing our trip so everything went smoothly. In Spain JoAnn recommended a local Catalan hotel that was our perfect oasis - H10 Montcada hotel was centrally located to attractions and the Metro with a roof top bar overlooking the city. When we arrived to the hotel they welcomed us by opening a bottle of Cava upon check in . What a great trip- thanks JoAnn and Nancy!! We would definitely use Portal World Travel again and recommend it to family and friends.
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