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Emelia Timpo

East Windsor, New Jersey Travel Agent
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Emelia Timpo

East Windsor, New Jersey Travel Agent
An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
Years of Experience: 8
24 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Escorted Tours and River Cruise expert

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Are you searching for an agent who can elevate your next getaway by showing you what a destination has to offer beyond its usual tourist stops? And would you like advice and tips on how to navigate various cultures and exotic destinations? Then let me book your next great getaway!  I am a SNG Certified Accessible Travel Advocate!

For 20 years, I lived and worked all over the world with the United Nations. And during that time, I came to know a large number of countries very intimately. Once I retired from the United Nations, I could not think of a better way to share my knowledge and experience than to become a travel consultant.

When you book with me, I can guide you to experiences that only a local will know about and educate you on local customs. The following are the countries I was fortunate enough to have been based in while working for the United Nations:

  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • India
  • Namibia
  • Ghana
  • Ethiopia
  • South Africa

In addition, I always traveled extensively from all of those bases. From India, for example, I traveled to Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. And during my time in Africa, I went on numerous safaris and traveled throughout Southern and Eastern Africa as well as West Africa, Egypt and Morocco. I was also fortunate enough to have roamed throughout much of Europe, and I have also spent time in Israel, Jordan, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. 

I have also earned a large number of certifications, including:

  • Globus
  • Cosmos
  • Monograms
  • Trafalgar
  • Insight Vacations
  • CIE Tours
  • Avalon Cruises
  • AmaWaterways
  • India Specialist
  • Russia Specialist

I also strive to offer my clients the best customer service possible. I am very meticulous and will check your itinerary carefully to ensure that your journey will be seamless. I am also at your service, 24/7. If you have questions, I will always do my best to be responsive and dependable.

In addition to booking itineraries for individual travelers, I am also experienced in organizing large group travel. For example, I organized a Baltic group tour that traveled from Copenhagen to Moscow, and I have also arranged church group trips to Israel and Jordan. 

So are you ready to book your next amazing adventure? Then please contact me, so we can turn that trip you've always dreamed about into reality. 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
CLIA ACC, MCC, ECC
Avalon, SCENIC, and Emerald river cruise expert
Ama Waterways and Viking river cruise expert
South Africa Fundi expert
Globus, Cosmos and Monograms tour expert

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My Reviews

Rating: 5 24 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Our amazing trip to Ghana

Reviewed By Valerie - Durham, North Carolina | Traveled to Ghana ~ Africa
She was very responsive and planned a trip that was perfect for me and my dad.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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When in Rome...

Reviewed By QuiLynn - East Windsor, NJ | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Mrs. Timpo was an absolute delight to work with during my travel planning. She was very receptive to my wants and respectful of my many requests. She was well informed and was able to provide exactly what I requested with such ease. Other than speaking with Mrs. Timpo on a regular basis, the trip planning was effortless. She continued to check-in before, during and after to ensure that I was getting exactly what I needed. I look forward to Mrs. Timpo’s consultancy for my next international trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Also highly recommended

Reviewed By Dad (Papa) - Charlotte,NC | Traveled to Ghana ~ Africa
Highly recommended Five Stars
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Premier Travel Agent-Second to None

Reviewed By Danita - New York | Traveled to Ghana ~ Africa
Emelia makes you feel as if you're her only client. Every call was answered. And I received a reply to every text and email within seconds or minutes, day or night. Emelia's voice and demeanor during each conversation, from our initial phone call months before my trip to the follow up call she made after my trip and every call in between, was genuinely friendly and full of enthusiasm.

From start to finish, Emelia was professional, responsive, thorough, and kind. From handling things like preparing my travel insurance to answering questions that popped up during the trip, Emelia helped ease the burden of prepping for major travel and allowed me to fully enjoy an experience that I absolutely could not have arranged on my own and one that will never be forgotten. #secondtonone
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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This trip exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed By Tamara - New York | Traveled to Ghana ~ Africa
Very attentive and excellent follow up before, during and after our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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A five-star cruise !

Reviewed By Elizabeth-Irene - Accra | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Emilia was helpful, considerate and so easy to communicate with. She went beyond normal expectations to accommodate my needs
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Superbly organized South American voyage- the best

Reviewed By CYS - Michigan | Traveled to South America
South American Tour of Argentina, Uruguay and Chile in January 2017

Our group of 20 persons included family and friends. Timpo Travel Agency planned the trip; booking the cruise and all the land tours that were taken in ports of call. The agency negotiated the best prices for the selected tours. Whenever possible, private tours were used for our group which allowed customization.
Of note, Dr. Emelia Timpo is a professional who has traveled extensively. She applies this experience in the leadership provided by the Timpo Agency: suggesting a variety options for cruises and tours; keeping the group informed of deadlines and managing the trip details. The agency was very responsive to the needs of the group.
The trip was fabulous.
We look forward to using the Timpo Agency for other trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
My dear CYS, I truly appreciate your review. It was wonderful planning and traveling together with your family and friends. I am already looking forward to working with you on your next family trip!
15 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Viking Cruise

Reviewed By M - Columbus, NJ | Traveled to Budapest ~ Hungary ~ Europe
Emelia booked our 11/20 Viking River Cruise. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and patient.We had to cancel because of the Covid-19 virus. Emelia was fantastic in her hard work and persistence in getting most of the cost back in a refund with a minimum being left in a voucher.I don't know how she did it.Her patience in answering all my many questions was amazing.She has been absolutely phenomenal.I would never hesitate to recommend her, which I already have, and to ask for her help in any future travel plans.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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First River Cruise

Reviewed By M - Columbus, NJ | Traveled to Europe
Emelia was very personable and friendly. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She made planning our first river cruise just about the easiest experience ever, explaining everything in great detail with the utmost patience. We would certainly not hesitate to use her services for any other travel in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
It was a real pleasure working with you on your first river cruise. I know we will continue to work together in the future. Thanks a bundle.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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An amazing group trip of our lives to three Caribb

Reviewed By Moon - Fairfax, Virginia | Traveled to Haiti ~ Caribbean
Emelia Timpo was an amazing support for our group of 22 people. We all felt very comfortable talking to her. She ensured that every adult in our group was given a bottle of excellent wine by the time they got into their cabins. I will recommend her to anyone who is interested in embarking on a cruise to any part of the world.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
Thanks so much Helen. It was a real delight working with your group for your birthday celebrations!
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Ethiopia Made Easy

Reviewed By Ellen - New York, NY | Traveled to Ethiopia ~ Africa
OMG, working with Emelia was a DREAM. I found her via a google search and read her reviews and decided to work with her. She was knowledgeable about Ethiopia, planned a trip perfectly tailored to our requests, showing she understood us right from the start. She arranged a guide who became a friend, and also was tremendously knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. She was responsive to emails, was patient as we reviewed her suggestions and gave useful advice about tipping and the like. She was always pleasant, was available in the evenings, which helped because we both work all day. Even though we never met her face to face we feel like we have a friend in travel. Every plan she made was flawlessly executed, and that is a lot: we were met at the airport in Addis, met our guide, traveled to seven different cities, stayed in seven different hotels, took four domestic flights, had four (I think) drivers...and every connection was made, everyone showed up, it all worked.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Another Wonderful Trip !!!!!

Reviewed By Randy and Caroleann - Bartlett, Illinois | Traveled to Sicily ~ Italy ~ Europe
Another wonderful trip arranged by Emelia. She goes above and beyond to ensure your trip exceeds your expectations. Professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer any questions no matter how insignificant. Emelia is friendly and always pleasant to talk to. She really cares about you and works to ensure you get the vacation of your dreams. We can not say enough good things about her --- we highly recommend!!!!! We look forward to booking our next vacation with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Multi-generational European river cruise

Reviewed By Michelle - Summit, NKJ | Traveled to Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Emelia was so easy to work with and incredibly responsive, even when away on her own vacation. Would highly recommend and we will absolutely use her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
Thank you so much for your feedback Michelle. It was wonderful working with you and I look forward to doing it again.
3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Super Cruise Experience - I am hooked!

Reviewed By Irene - Fairfax, VA | Traveled to Labadee ~ Haiti ~ Caribbean
She was very responsive and was always ready to answer our annoying "cruise novice" questions. Even right before the trip she reached out to make sure we were all doing well.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
Thank you so much Irene for the review Ready to start planning for the next cruise!!
6 of 15 people found this review helpful
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"WOW"

Reviewed By FADA LEE - columbus,GA | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Very professional, efficient and knowledeable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 16 people found this review helpful
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The best trip ever

Reviewed By Lydia - Clearwater, FL. | Traveled to Iliamna ~ Alaska ~ USA
Emelia is not only energetic, she is very knowledgeable in the travel space. Having travelled all over the world, she speaks from experience. She is able to solve problems where ever and whenever they rear their heads. Emelia is pleasant to deal with always, she has no down time at all.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
Thank you so much Lydia for your review. It is always a delight to work with you on your travel plans. Stay well
12 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Our Go-To Travel Expert

Reviewed By PE - Raleigh NC | Traveled to Europe
Emelia Timpo is our go-to travel expert. She has helped us with several European trips since 2011. We would highly recommend her as a travel expert that treats her customers as family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
Thank you so much Pam. It is always a real delight to work with you on your travel plans. You are awesome!!
12 of 29 people found this review helpful
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She covers all area of your trip and is always available to answer you questions

Reviewed By Bob - Hawaii | Traveled to
If you want a Travel Agent this is well versed in all aspects of world travel, then Emelia is the person to contact. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to get value and top notch service for their dollar....
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 40 people found this review helpful
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Awesome group trip with Timpo Travel

Reviewed By Marilyn's Family and Friend's Tour - Florida | Traveled to South America
In past years, for our annual family trip we plan our itineraries and tours, but for this trip we decided to use an agent to assist us with coordinating the tours. We had extensive tours over a 23 day South American vacation, 95% of which were private. The tour guides which were chosen by our agent were all so knowledgeable and hospitable and really added to the wonderful experience of our vacation. In all I had a 5 star experience which I attributed to the excellent research and planning by Timpo Travel.
Emelia of Timpo Travel helped us in creating a majestic experience, incorporating our chosen interests and priorities hence customizing the trip to our needs. I would not hesitate in using her services for future travel and recommending her highly to all.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Emelia Timpo responded:
Thanks so much Marilyn for your review. It was exciting working with you to plan your South American trip. You can count on me again in the future.
11 of 29 people found this review helpful
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She is an agent with not only expertise but passion and patience

Reviewed By naamansah - New Garden, PA | Traveled to
Emelia listened to what each client wanted and did her best to accommodate all requests. She made our trip flow so smoothly and effortlessly that all we had to do was to relax and enjoy the experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 31 people found this review helpful
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She gave valuable advise on accommodations as well as travel itenary

Reviewed By Ewurama - Accra | Traveled to
No doubt her travel experience influences the manner in which she assists her clients through the otherwise stressful planning of a holiday. She keeps you updated and reminds you of bookings , visa requirements you have to make ahead of the trip. She is never too busy to respond to any question no matter how insignificant. It does not matter whether she is at her base in NJ or she is travelling, she will always get back to you. We definitely will use her again on one the many trips she has so beautifully painted.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 42 people found this review helpful
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Exceptional

Reviewed By Catherine - Princeton, NJ | Traveled to
Working with Emelia as she planned and executed a church trip last year was a delightful experience. From start to finish she was professional, organized, and confident. A joy to work with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 34 people found this review helpful
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Emelia provided world class customer service; she responded to all my requests in a timely manner.

Reviewed By Mrs O - Windsor, CT | Traveled to
She is very resourceful and passionate about her work. Simply put, she enjoys helping people and always very friendly. Very approachable. I really had fun on my last trip and really looking forward to my next trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 30 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful Tips and Great Planning!

Reviewed By Delia - Miami, Fl. | Traveled to
Emelia has provided us with the most helpful tips and knowledge every time we have booked a trip with her. She's also worked with us in getting what we like and how we like it. it's been always a pleasure to work with her. Very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and pleasant to talk to. We are very much so looking forward to our next trip booked through her. Thanks Emelia!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 37 people found this review helpful
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