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Binnie Coppersmith

Tampa, Florida Travel Agent

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Custom Vacations and Luxury Cruises & Excursions

Unlike some agents or agencies who will try to force your vacation ideas into a standard itinerary or package they feature, I will customize an adventure around your needs and desires. I am uniquely qualified to do so because I have:


• Traveled extensively, especially to Europe. For example, I have been to Italy approximately 15 times.
• Been in the travel industry business for 44 years.
• Owned my own agency for almost 20 years.
• Done graduate work at the University of South Florida in the Humanities and Art History and Art Appreciation, which has made me quite knowledgeable about foreign cultures, art, architecture, and the museums of Europe and the British Isles.
• Booked exciting adventures for countless clients over the years. I even arranged trips for clients to Eastern Europe when the Iron Curtain was still up.
• Numerous certificates, including, but not limited to ScotsAgent, Wings of Africa (South Africa) and for Italy through the Travel Institute and also with Alitalia.
• A wealth of knowledge. Other agents I work with often use me as a resource.


My expertise is in creating truly unique and complete vacation packages for travelers of all ages with moderate or luxury budgets. When I plan your trip, I will take the time to really get to know you so that I can include very special details that will make your vacation memorable. For example, I might tell you about cultural or sporting events you may be interested in attending, and then find you tickets for those special occasions.


I can also make restaurant reservations or recommend an interesting side excursion for you. And when I select hotels, I like to find small, "of the country" lodging -- not big face-less hotel chains. These are the type of details that you will remember when you later reminisce about your special trip.
Please contact me as soon as possible so that we can start working on your custom designed dream vacation. As you can see, I am an agent who will always go above and beyond when creating that special trip for you.
 

What Make Me Unique!

The Gondolas of Venice Italy at Sundown!
The Gondolas of Venice Italy at Sundown!

1. I have traveled extensively in Europe including over 15 trips to Italy!

2.I have done graduate work at the University of South Florida in the Humanaties and Art History which makes me quite knowledgeable about foreign cultures, art, and architecture.

3. I have numerous certificatications including Italian Specialist, ScotsAgent, Bavaria Specialist, Wings of Africa (South Africa) and many more.

My expertise is in creating truly unique and complete vacation packages for travelers of all ages with moderate or luxury budget. Let me help create your next Dream Vacation!

My Reviews

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Legacy Trip

Reviewed By Mother and daughter - Brooksville, FL | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Binnie really listens to your wishes, has great suggestions and perfect solutions for all your expected needs and wants. The hotels were wonderful, the layover time critical, the tours excellent and the itinerary very thorough. You can tell she has years of experience. She's fun to work with and answers questions promptly. I am grateful I found her for this very important heritage trip with my daughter. Thanks Binnie!!!
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Italy Trip-of-a-Lifetime!

Reviewed By Karen - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
If you are planning a trip to Italy, you definitely should contact Binnie Coppersmith at Travelworld! I was planning a trip to Italy for my family of 5, and was referred to Binnie who is their "Italy Specialist". She did not disappoint! At our first meeting I described where we wanted to go and some of the sites that we did not want to miss. Binnie immediately started putting together an itinerary based on our interests, while also offering suggestions along the way. She tweaked our itinerary so that we flew in to Naples and flew home from Venice, and organized our train tickets, hotels and tours in each of the cities we visited - Positano, Rome, Florence and Venice. We had the perfect mix of organized tours and free time. When we left Tampa, we had all of our train tickets in hand so that negotiating the Italian trains was painless. All of the tours that Binnie booked for us were excellent with guides showing up on time and ready to go. We skipped the long lines at the major attractions, a definite plus when you saw the crowds that were waiting in the hot Italian sun! The hotels that Binnie chose for us were small, "boutique" type hotels that offered spotless rooms, friendly and helpful staff, and delicious morning breakfasts. All were in excellent locations within close walking distance to attractions, restaurants and shopping. In fact, my husband and I were delighted to be upgraded to a luxurious junior suite at our Florence hotel - at no additional cost to us! Before leaving on our trip, Binnie met with my entire family several times, so that my daughters - ages 23,20 and 16 - could be included in the planning (and excitement) of this trip. When my husband, who is working in Saudi Arabia, needed a last minute change to his flight, Binnie handled it easily and still made sure that both of our flights landed in Naples close to the same time. We couldn't have enjoyed our trip to Italy any more than we did, and we are so happy that we chose Binnie to plan it!
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The Best in the Business

Reviewed By Amy - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
We can't thank Binnie enough for all of the work she put in to making our Paris/London trip so perfect. Each time we reminisce about a day or experience we always think of her and her part in making that possible. From the start she included our 12 year old son in the planning and still found a way to make the adult portion of the trip romantic and exciting. We've traveled the world extensively and none of those we have dealt with come close to having knowledge and service that Binnie has and provides down to every single last detail -- just superior! We will use her again and again.
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Binnie is a pro!

Reviewed By BlueDevil88 - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
Binnie did a great job putting together our trip to Europe. We were very pleased.
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"My agent" for many years and travels!

Reviewed By Adlibs - Tampa | Traveled to
I would and do trust Binnie implicitly. She tells me frankly when my ideas are unrealistic and provides a better alternative. She gives me all I need to make my travels as easy as possible. Binnie keeps me informed but does not bother me with endless questions. I have referred many friends and colleagues to her for their travels and she has never disappointed. I dread the day she decides to retire! Her wealth of knowledge could not be replaced.
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Traval plans for many years

Reviewed By Mike - Tampa Fl. | Traveled to
We first met Binnie to plan a trip more than 17 years ago and have utilized her every since. With her knowledge and experience we always see the important and vital sites that make every trip memorable. Binnie has planned river cruises, overland trips and ocean cruises and we have never been disappointed.
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To the world, here we come!

Reviewed By Red Hot MaMa - Palm Harbor, FL | Traveled to
My family has been using Binnie for over 30 years. She is so familiar to our likes and dislikes she has arranged vacations for us with just minimal direction. As we have aged cheapest is not always the best! It is now the creature comforts that count. Takes care of the smallest detail we would never have thought about. Her knowledge of the intricate travel details that are particular to a specific region's customs and advising us ahead of time what to expect has proven to be invaluable. From where we now live, we do most of our travel planning with her via email or the phone. Only to visit her office to pick up our travel documents. When our daughter lived in Africa on and off for 10 yrs,. she would book air tickets finding the cheapest fare with the least number of plane changes. We are grateful for all her help over the years.
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Took care of everything

Reviewed By Deborah - St. Petersburg, FL | Traveled to
Binnie's planning, attention to detail, knowledge and experience contributed extensively to our wonderful "buckIet list" Greek Isle cruise followed by a few days in Italy. She coordinated not only the cruise and flights, but ground transportation, accommodations as well as private tours and made relevant recommendations for all aspects of this trip. We started planning this trip almost a year in advance and she never failed to miss a deadline and kept us informed all along the way. We would highly recommend Binnie for any of your travel needs.
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Personalized trips to meet our needs

Reviewed By KC - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
My husband and I have taken at least a dozen trips (mostly to Europe) planned with Binnie's help over the past 15 years and have recommended her to many of our friends who were just as delighted with her travel expertise and helpfulness as we have been. She takes time to learn what we like to do and the way we like to travel and has found some real gems for us to enjoy. Her services for us have included recommending when, where, and how best to get from point A to point B, finding lovely hotels--mostly charming inns and smaller boutique hotels with lots of character, advising us on things to see and do at our destinations, suggesting where to spend and where to splurge on our trips, providing tips on restaurants and sightseeing, arranging for tour guides and private drivers, pre-purchasing tickets for museums and other activities, and much more. She was able to help/advise us when we encountered problems during travel--a compromised credit card, a death in the family back in the States requiring us to return home early, a volcanic eruption that precluded air travel during one of our trips, and other less dramatic issues. With her help we have become seasoned travelers who have been many places and done many things I never dreamed I would ever get to do. My only hesitation in recommending Binnie is that I selfishly want her to always have time to plan for me!
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Thinks of every detail in planning a trip

Reviewed By Jerry - Tampa, Fl | Traveled to
I started using Binnie 15 years ago and have booked at least one vacation a year. She has made travel arrangements for us to China, Africa, So.America, Canada, Russia and many parts of Europe. She has arranged for cruises, touring, driving, and handled every aspect of the trip. She is always available whether in the planning process or for those occasional issues that occur during the trip. She gets to know her clients, their tastes, capabilities, and makes sure she incorporates that into the planning. I don't travel without Binnie involved in the planning.
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Incredible Cruise

Reviewed By Barbara - Tampa, FL | Traveled to
My husband and I have taken at least 10 "Binnie" trips over a period of 20 years, some just for the two of us and some with as many as 4 other couples. With her careful planning we have visited many European countries as well as the Canadian Rockies and Hawaii. All have been wonderful experiences giving us the flavor of the area and the country. One recent trip that Binnie planned for us and four other couples was a Baltic Cruise. She arranged the flights for several of us, all with different airlines from different cities. When my husband and I had to cancel a flight, she was even able to get our money refunded! The cruise itself was great but what made the trip so special were the enhancements that she arranged. The hotels at the beginning and end of the cruise were perfect - well-appointed and in good locations. We had private guides in several of the cities and even had drivers that met us in South Hampton and took us to London with a tour of a monastery on the way. Perhaps the highlight among many was our three-day tour of St. Petersburg, Russia, with a very impressive young woman who shared her knowledge of the culture and history of the city. As with every trip, Binnie worked with us to make sure that the trip met all our expectations. She’s the best!
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a lifesaver

Reviewed By bo - venice,fl | Traveled to
binnie has been my travel agent for the last 50 years, both business and pleasure. she's always come up w/ fabulous cruise deals....Tahiti, Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, central America, mexico+++++++. she did a great job in an emergency when we were robbed in central America. big help on all my business travel all over the u.s. I book w/ binnie instead of direct.
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Thank you Binnie for setting up the trip of a lifetime!

Reviewed By TT - Brandon, FL | Traveled to
This was special. When I decided to take a father and son trip to the "homeland" of Croatia I knew just who to call - Binnie Coppersmith! We have worked with Binnie in the past and I knew I could count on her to take care of the details. She took the time to understand our travel needs and proceeded to put together a trip that will be remembered for a lifetime. She arranged air travel, accommodations, in-country transportation, excursions and dining to fit our budget. Most importantly her connections and experience enabled her give recommendations and obtain pricing that helped us stretch our dollar. She even checked-in on us when we were in Croatia! For you do-it-yourselfers, certainly educate yourself on your destination. However, if you want superior advice, pricing and personalized attention, leave it to the Pro. Thanks Binnie!
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Awesome advise

Reviewed By Debbie - Tampa, Fl | Traveled to
Binnie has help our family plan 3 fantastic European vacations. She has always been easy to work with and made sure everyone in the family would be happy with the final plans. She listened to our concerns and wishes and put together trips that were exactly what we wanted. I absolutely recommend her and would follow her advise.
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Sicily Adventure

Reviewed By Lisa - St. Paul MN | Traveled to
Binnie planned a wonderful trip for my husband and I to explore Sicily. We wanted a combination of local culture,food and wine, and history. Binnie organized the perfect trip paying special attention to the things that were most important to us; such as skipping most of the big cities and concentrating on smaller towns and villages. We had several nights at a winery complete with cooking class, a hotel with a first rate view of Agrigento ruins and we were in the heart of Catania for our big city experience. Binnie also offered us plenty of different day to day activities to choose from once were arrived. All in all a great tour of Sicily with a nice balance of structured and flexible time.
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