Schaumburg, Illinois Travel Agent
Active and Adventure Travel Specialist
Sandals - Couple having a romantic dinner
My specialty is helping travelers discover those interesting and exotic locales that they might not feel comfortable booking on their own. I understand that heading off to an unfamiliar destination can be daunting and that it can be comforting to know that someone will be there for you if, say, a travel gremlin should strike. I, myself, discovered the hard way how important it is to have someone who can work on your behalf when you're traveling. In fact, that was the main reason I started my business.
You see, I once made the mistake that many travelers do. Before I became a travel agent, I booked one of those pre-packaged tours through an impersonal big agency. Unfortunately, it turned out that I didn't have the right visa for my trip from Japan to China. But when I called the agency, the only assistance they would offer me was the standard reimbursement that came with the travel protection I had purchased. They didn't offer to re-book my trip or to help me in any other way. That's when I realized how important it is for a traveler to have an agent who will work tirelessly on their behalf when things don't go as expected. And that is my goal -- to provide high-quality, superior service to you before, during and after your next trip.
The following are just a few of the reasons why I can provide you with the high-level service you deserve. I have:
- Worked in the travel business for 19 years and have owned my own agency -- Yam Travel Corporation -- for the past 4 years.
- Traveled extensively. I have been to 45 countries on 6 continents. So I can share with you first-hand experiences and knowledge about a destination that many other agents won't know about.
- Earned numerous certifications, including but not limited to Certified Leisure Travel Specialist, Adventure Travel Specialist, Luxury Travel Specialist, Destination Wedding Specialist. I have also earned a number of certifications for specific destinations such as New Zealand, Hawaii and Alaska.
- Led groups to various international locations. Most recently I led a custom small group to the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Bolivia Salt Flats. Just before that, I led a month-long custom tour of India.
So if you're finally ready to embark upon that big adventure you have been dreaming about, please contact me. I will work tirelessly on your behalf to create an amazing itinerary that will be customized to your needs and wishes, but that will also respect your budget.
This was the trip that topped my 'Bucket List'!
Thanks for joining my Alaska tour.
The Best trip so far
Outstanding trip to Scotland and England
Thank you very much. I look forward to customize your next trip through Europe.
Choose the right person to make your plans.
Thanks very much for your time to write this testimonial about your honey trip to Hawaii. I customize my clients' trips and take care of them from the time they leave until they return as you experienced. I look forward to working with you again under better circumstances.
were cancelled due to a typhoon in Japan. We had to wait 4 days for another flight and she rearranged the tours, hotels and 10 flight segments. I later went to India with her and that trip was well planned too. She is certainly knowledgeable with travel.
Thanks for your confidence in me.
It was the holiday of a lifetime
Thanks to you and your mom for joining my group to Alaska all the way from London. It was a pleasure and I hope to see you on a future tour.
Absolutely hands down the best vacation of my life
We used the Tour Excursion Group for our excursion in Cozumel. I lost my phone and Gabriel from the excursion company went above and beyond to get my phone shipped back to me. I just received it yesterday safe and sound!
30th wedding anniversary trip
Thank you very much. I look forward to plan you and you and your family again.
The easist way to vacation!
We can't wait to engage Yam once again for this year's family vacation
I am happy that you were able to experience the services of a Travel Specialist. I look forward to work with you on another luxury vacation that offers value.