Ron Zilkha

Dix Hills, New York Travel Agent

Ronny Zilkha, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise and Japan specialist

Miyajima, Japan
Miyajima, Japan

My passion and specialty is planning memorable vacations for couples and families of all ages. As a husband and father, I know how important it is to deal with a travel expert whether you are planning a holiday for 2 or a multi-generational family reunion.


I have over 20 years of experience in vacation planning.  Personally, I have taken my wife, children, friends and extended family on trips both within the US and abroad, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean.  Our travels have ranged from cruises, to adventure tours to historical/cultural destinations. I use my experience and knowledge to address the unique needs of all travelers (from newborns to seniors), handling the myriad of details to ensure a smooth and hassle-free vacation.

I look forward to working with you!

My Reviews

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Superb Trip!! A++++++

Reviewed By Rich Z - New Hyde Park, NY | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
I seldom leave online reviews. I am a critical person with high expectations and am rarely satisfied. Most people do the job minimum to just meet expectations but not Ron. He is absolutely incredible. In addition to his vast travel related knowledge, he provides loads of helpful tips, communicates effectively and often, and goes the extra mile to ensure you have everything needed for your trip. I lost count of the informative emails he sent with maps/links/pictures/directions. I am a detail-oriented person who asks many questions. Ron answered every question! Each email was responded to within a few hours (if he had to research he would respond immediately that he would “get back to us". I was never left hanging). Ron goes way above the norm to ensure that the trip is planned perfectly & every detail is accounted for. If you have special needs, he works to ensure that your requirements are met. He is one of the nicest, most patient people I have worked with. I highly recommend Ron!!!!!
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

He made Alaska cruising and planning easy!

Reviewed By Syl - Palm Beach Gardens, FL | Traveled to
Ron was a great planner and helped plan the best Alaska cruise without any bumps! Highly recommend!
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

All plans were made with great thought.

Reviewed By ezmo - new jersey | Traveled to
All details of our trip were so well thought out by Ron Zilkha. Our flight times, location of our rooms on the boat, places to dine and which excursions to take and when. Our trip was so comfortable and relaxing just to know that Ron took care of everything. And I mean everything!!!!!! Thanks Ron. see you again soon
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Japan in 7 days ~ YES!

Reviewed By FoodieGirl - San Diego, CA | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
International travel has become easier with the Internet, however I am old school and love personal attention to my questions and concerns. Ron was thorough and quick to respond to all my concerns ranging from: entering the country from one airport, but departing the country from a different airport, to possibilities of having to cancel trip due to a family illness (what could be done), to getting a "pocket wi-fi" (router) to use in Japan, to recommending we courier our large luggage from one part of the country to the other so we could take and enjoy the train, to even restaurant recommendations. Our family trip to Japan was awesome and we really were able to enjoy ourselves. Kudos to Ron for helping us make this trip so smooth and memorable!
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Vacation of a Lifetime

Reviewed By Kerry - NY | Traveled to Caribbean
Ron Zilkha walked us through the entire process of planning our trip! He organized so much for us ahead of time so everything went smoothly. Gave us information we might not have otherwise known. So many times on vacations I've said....."oh I wish I would have known that" but NOT this time.....was a Vacation of a Lifetime!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Great family trip

Reviewed By Mariya - Plainview, NY | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Extremely helpful, willing to work carefully to suit your needs, professional.
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Top Notch

Reviewed By JZ - Palm Beach Gardens, FL | Traveled to
Excellent and thoughtful. Very thorough.
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Ron gave us great service!

Reviewed By Naomi - Long Island, NY | Traveled to
We have planned multiple family trips with Ron. The most recent trip was this summer, when he helped us plan a trip to London and Paris. It was truly a dream vacation, and he was a pleasure to work with the entire time. In February 2015, Ron planned a cruise to the Caribbean for us, including all of our excursions. Ron had helped us to plan a multi-generational family trip to Israel that we were supposed to take in December 2014. Due a health emergency of a family member, we had to cancel this entire trip at the last minute. We were disappointed, or course, but because of Ron's attention to detail, we were able to get a full refund on the trip using the trip insurance we got through Ron, and then he helped us plan the other 2 trips that we were able to go on in 2015. I would highly recommend him for any trip you are planning!
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful

Makes vacation planning a breeze!

Reviewed By Shari B - Long Island, NY | Traveled to
Ron Zilkha was so helpful and takes all the stress out of planning a vacation. He recently planned our trip to Puerto Rico and even though it was last minute he helped get the best deals at the most coveted spots. Ron always listens to our needs and budget and puts together a great vacation!
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1 of 7 people found this review helpful

The best

Reviewed By The Serurs - Englewood NJ | Traveled to
The best, everything was arranged perfectly
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful

Not a detail missed!!

Reviewed By RB - Dix Hills | Traveled to
We are world travelers and have had a great deal of experience using other travel agents, but Ron did, by far, the best and most comprehensive job of planning a trip of anyone we have ever used. He was so easy to work with and had wonderful suggestions for every element of the trip. I would highly, highly recommend him!!! Ron expertly and expeditiously organized and booked every detail of our 50th anniversary trip to Alaska. His knowledge of Alaska made him the perfect person to skillfully plan our pre-cruise tour and find the cruise line that was best suited to our lifestyle. He proficiently arranged for all the best excursions while on board, planned fabulous dinners for us when we were in the ports and arranged for our extremely memorable post-cruise trip to Vancouver. He made certain that we had the most memorable experience of our lifetime!
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Best travel agent I've worked with

Reviewed By Christa - Minnesota | Traveled to
I'll never book with anyone but Ron. He is always accessible and has a wealth of knowledge about both cruising and travel. When we ran into problems redeeming on onboard credit he took care of everything and we were able to continue our vacation worry free. He's also worked hard to make sure we get the best deal, including contacting the cruise line to make sure they gave us what they offered. I highly recommend him for any of your travel needs. We know we're in good hands when he's involved with our travel. You won't regret working with him!
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Outstanding

Reviewed By Ron Zilkha - Chicago, IL | Traveled to
Ron Zilkha is fantastic! Steady, calm, responsive within 30 minutes or an email, our advocate in all respects. For the cruise he arranged, he was offered and passed on to us not one but 2 upgrades. We recommend him without hesitation.
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