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Fred Kerner

Columbus, Ohio Travel Agent

Grandview Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Master Cruise Counselor & Group Specialist

I have been in the travel industry for 13 years. As a veteran of 21 years active duty in the U.S.. Navy, I have had the opportunity to travel around the world.

My combined military and travel industry experience has lead me to visit over 35 countries on five continents. I have gained valuable insight into the customs and cultures of the people in these countries and love to share that knowledge with my clients.

Nothing makes me more happy than to sit down with clients and plan that perfect vacation, destination wedding, honeymoon, or family getaway.

Many people today get overwhelmed by travel information on the internet. I can save you valuable time and money by discussing your wants and desires when it comes to your travel plans.

I will provide you with a concise and expertly planned proposal to suit your personal tastes.

I will coordinate every aspect of your travel experience. I especially love to organize and lead groups to worldwide destinations.

Examples of just some of my experience includes:

  • Personally planning and escorting church groups to both Ireland and Italy
  • Organizing two ballroom dance groups on a Caribbean cruise
  • Coordinating, planning, and escorting organization and marketing groups to the Caribbean
  • Coordinating numerous destination weddings to the Caribbean and Mexico
  • Regularly attending travel and cruise conferences
  • Updating my knowledge by taking online travel courses

Keeping up with current trends in this ever changing industry is important to me. I hold a number of certifications such as:

  • Master Cruise Counselor
  • Hawaiian Specialist
  • Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Specialist
  • AMResorts Master Agen
  • Paul Gaughin Cruises Pearls Agent
  • Uniworld River Cruise Specialist
  • Scenic River Cruise Specialist

Each year, I regularly visit resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean to stay informed on area hotels, as well as increase my knowledge about the destination.

I believe my expertise as well as my worldwide travel experience is an invaluable asset to helping you plan that perfect vacation.

Why I Am Qualified

I received my Travel Certification from Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio, in 2004. Since then, I have produced hundreds of itineraries for my clients, many of whom turn to me each year to personally plan their travel experience.

Many of my clients have referred my services to their friends and family who have consulted me for my knowledge of travel destinations.

During the past 13 years I have produced over $7 Million dollars in sales. I am a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), and the Central and Southern Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA).

My Reviews

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Making Traveling a Snap!

Reviewed By Travelers on the go - New Albany Oh | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We have planned four trips with Fred and have completed two. Our excursion to Italy could not have been better. Every detail was taken care of perfectly. This was a group of twelve family & friends and everyone still talks about the trip fondly. We booked a river cruise on AMAWaterways, from Paris to Normandy and Fred got the best deal and the attention to detail was superb. We loved the cruise! Our upcoming trips scheduled thru Fred are another AMAWaterways river cruise, the Enchanting Rhine, and the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada. We will go to Grandview for our future travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Roma!

Reviewed By Allen - Columbus | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Met my requests, things done timely.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Holland cruise lines

Reviewed By DO not have one - delaware, Ohio | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Enjoyed it very much.
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Anniversary trip

Reviewed By Clint - Pataskala ohio | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Very knowledgeable with everything we've asked!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our Excellent Adventure

Reviewed By Bobi - Columbus, Ohio | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Fred listens to our travel wishes and provides exactly what we want and need. Our trip to Italy was exquisitely planned. We were met at airports and trains and escorted to our hotels. The tours in Venice, Florence and Rome were fun and educational. We highly recommend Fred.
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working with Fred is easy!

Reviewed By Jen - Upper Arlington | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Fred gives me personal feedback on locations we hope to visit. We vacation rarely so when we do, I lean on Fred to help us figure out the best options for my family!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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