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Ralph Celento

San Antonio, Texas Travel Agent
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Ralph Celento

Ralph Celento

San Antonio, Texas Travel Agent
Aya's Travel, an independent agent with Nexion, LLC, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency
Years of Experience: 10
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Hello, we want to be your Travel Advisor! To do this, we need to earn your trust that we know what we are doing and will advocate for you. You are our client, and we work for YOU, we owe no allegiance to any supplier or group. 

Aya opened Aya's Travel in 2010, and I joined in 2012. We get great satisfaction and pleasure serving our clients in their leisure and business travel needs. 

Our motto is simple "we do the planning, you just have FUN!" and we want you to feel and believe we will take care of all the research, planning, itinerary, and other details; you need only pack your bags and have FUN!

What do we do for you?

  • We can save you time and money. You can spend hours researching the Internet, trying to find that great deal, or you can leave that to us.       

           "Clients told us before they entrusted their vacation with us, they spent  dozens of hours and so stressed they said to themselves, let's hire a travel advisor."

  • We understand that your vacations need to be of quality, value, and good return on your hard-earned money. 
  • We believe helping our clients get lifelong memories and turn their dreams become reality is our TOP priority.
  • As a "your" travel adviser, we consider ourselves to be a tour guide of sorts.
  • We help our clients better understand their options, introduce them to different destinations, and personalize their experience based on their interests and desires. 
  • We will book vacations to any destination around the globe, with some of my favorites being the Caribbean, Far East, Florida, Iceland, Europe, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York City, and the Holy Land.
  • Actual experience of living and traveling abroad. While serving the USA as a military service member (retired 30-yr active duty US Air Force, Chief Master Sergeant, retired), we had the opportunity to visit many locations while outside the USA.

Who do we serve? 

  • Families — Families of all shapes and sizes should take time out with one another to enjoy a vacation together. From theme park vacations for the young and young at heart to adventurous experiences in the National Parks, we can help you create the perfect vacation for you and your family.
  • Groups — Group travel can be fun and exciting, but the logistics can be overwhelming. We specialize in working with groups to accommodate everyone's' needs and interests, making sure that the final itinerary is seamless. We enjoy working with groups of friends, clubs, organizations, and sports teams.
  • Solo travelers — Independent travel is on the rise, and we work with solo travelers to make sure they enjoy a safe, fun, and immersing experience while abroad. 

We cannot stop learning.

  • Our combined 40 years of traveling and seeing ten countries and growing have and continue to give us personal knowledge, experiences, and a clear understanding of how to best serve our clients.  
  • Aya has family in both Japan and the Philippines, providing her first-hand knowledge of events and opportunities.
  • Ralph’s family ancestors are from Italy, and recently, my daughter moved there to research our family and immerse herself in the culture and historical significance of Italy. 
  • Aya is an honor graduate of Ashworth College in Travel and Tourism.
  • We are members of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), certified Disney College of Knowledge, Royal Caribbean University Masters of Adventure, Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS).
  • We continually pursue knowledge by attending Nexion Conferences, completing Travel Leaders Network, Nexion Travel Group, ASTA, Sandals, Cruise, and other courses to serve our clients better.

What Affiliations do we have?

  • Our Travel Affiliations:  Nexion Travel Group, Travel Leaders Network, ASTA, and more than 100 travel suppliers.
  • Ralph's Veteran Affiliations: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), American Legion, and Veteran Owned Business (VOB), 
  • Our Business Affiliations: San Antonio Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Stone Oak Business Association. 
  • Other Affiliations: Knights of Columbus 


Military Experience Travel Advisor

Harmony of Seas - 8-day Cruise - Ft Lauderdale
Harmony of Seas - 8-day Cruise - Ft Lauderdale

Hello, my name is Ralph Celento, I'm a retired Chief Master Sergeant with USAF; 30-yrs on AD w/18 assignments, 2 combat tours, & deployments.

I know what it means to go yrs w/o a vacation for a variety of reasons, no time, no extra cash to spend, that deployment, getting ready to PCS, etc. 

Aya's Travel is focused on personalized travel planning that meets your needs, wants, expectations and most of all your budget.

  • Our goal is to give you "One on One" personal service. 
  • I understand your need for value and getting the best return on your money.  
  • I focus on vacations with "military discounts" 
  • We have "destinations around the world" opportunities like the Super Bowl, Masters, racing, the 2020 Summer Olympics, and even concerts and festivals.  




Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Royal Caribbean University Masters of Adventure
Nexion - Agent Essentials and Marketing Certified
Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS)
College of Disney

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My Reviews

Rating: 5 2 Reviews

Awesome Trips

Reviewed By Alm - San Antonio | Traveled to Europe
Ralph has always gone above and beyond in making sure that our trips are wonderful. He is extremely helpful. He is always there to answer questions regardless of how many times we ask the same question. Once we return from our trips, he takes the time to listen to our feedback. I have worked with other agents and I can tell you that I will never go back. If you want a well planned trip and excellent service, Ralph is your agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ralph Celento responded:
Thank you for the great review, Aya and I are very appreciative of the feedback. Your travel experience is our top priority and being there for you before, during and after your trip.
23 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Best Travel Agent

Reviewed By Suzie - San Antonio, Texas | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
From the moment that Ralph Celento contacted me he was very friendly and kind, very patient And explained everything to me thoroughly and without rushing me when I had questions. He always got back to me if I left him a message on his voicemail, and even helped me some times later in the evening when I need assistance. This was my first time traveling alone I am planning a trip, Ralph help me with every little detail from paperwork to booking my flights hotel accommodations, my ride to and from airport and Exter curricular activities as well. I highly recommend him, he is excellent in his line of profession.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ralph Celento responded:
Thank you so very much for the kind words. We at Aya's Travel take pride in being the travel advisor that our clients can count on, no matter how small or how big the issue. We know that this trip and all your future trips will have life long memories. Again thank you!
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