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Anastasia Bender

Carmel, Indiana Travel Agent
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS College of Disney Knowledge, Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics, Hilton Worldwide Travel Professionals Program, Holland America Line Academy, Karisma Hotels & Resorts Wedding Training Program
Certified Honeymoon and Wedding Travel Specialist
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Registry
Certified ASTA Travel Agent

Anastasia Bender

Carmel, Indiana Travel Agent

Honeymoon and Incentive Group Specialist

I know firsthand that planning a trip is taxing and can become overwhelming within a matter of moments. Allow me to take that stress away from you so you can truly just show up on your vacation and unwind. I have a background in Hospitality and Tourism Management that includes restaurants, wedding planning, and fundraising, which allows me to use past experiences and lessons on my current endeavors. I'm also your go-to Disney vacation guide!

My Travel Specialties

Riviera Maya, Mexico

My Travel Training

Hello fellow travel enthusiast! I have had a complete sense of wanderlust for as long as I can remember. What a magical feeling it is to experience new cultures, food, and people! What better way to follow my passion than to ... Read more from my My Travel Training bio.

Epcot At Disney World

Disney Devotee

If you’re looking for an agent who knows Walt Disney World front, back, and sideways, the search is over!

I’m not simply a fan of Disney; it was once a central part of my life. I completed a 5-month internship program in ... Read more from my Disney Devotee bio.

Secrets The Vine, Mexico

Group Vacations Expert

Group vacations are exciting to plan and they can provide better deals than travelling alone. Last year, I planned a trip for 50 employees and guests (over 100 people total) to enjoy a relaxing getaway in paradise.

From January 4th-11th the entire group ... Read more from my Group Vacations Expert bio.

Get Married In Paradise

Destination Wedding Guide

Planning a wedding can be difficult. Combined with the logistics of a destination wedding, difficult can seem down-right impossible. Plan with me and it doesn’t have to be! As your travel agent, I can save you a bundle in time and ... Read more from my Destination Wedding Guide bio.

Aboard A Disney Cruise

Disney Cruise Vacations

One thing I always tell my clients is that Disney is NOT just for kids. I’ve been on 4 Disney cruises, and in May of 2016 my husband and I celebrated our honeymoon aboard a Disney cruise ship.

Why choose a Disney ... Read more from my Disney Cruise Vacations bio.

My Travel Experiences

Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations
Disney Cruise
Mexico (Cancun / Riviera Maya)

My Disney Cruise Honeymoon

It might seem silly to plan your honeymoon aboard a Disney cruise, but once you do you will be blown away! When my husband and I entered our honeymoon suite, we were treated to rose petals on the bed and a bottle of champagne. It was simply incredible to see how ... Read more from my My Disney Cruise Honeymoon story.

Make Magic At Disney

Managing a Disney World vacation can be tricky, especially for those visiting for the first time. One of my favorite things to do is work with Disney newbies to plan an extraordinary memory that will last a lifetime. Not only did I work at the park, but I have also visited ... Read more from my Make Magic At Disney story.

My Reviews

12 of 21 people found this review helpful

Birthday Trip!!

Reviewed By Natalea - Warwick, RI | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Anastasia was just what I was looking for in a travel agent! I was having trouble getting responses from someone I had used before. I reached out and was recommended to use Anastasia! From the first email, she has been professional, courteous, very prompt with responses and great all around. I look forward to continue working with her as my travel date approaches. I feel comfortable knowing that I can reach out to her and she will be able to meet my expectations should issues arise!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Natalea, It has been such a pleasure working with you! I always love sharing my love for Disney! I know your husband will be so surprised when you give him this trip! I cannot wait to help you finish all the final details! Thank you again! Anastasia Kohrman
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We traveled to Honolulu—it was a bucket list vacat

Reviewed By Jenny - Indianapolis IN | Traveled to Honolulu, Oahu ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Anastasia was awesome!! My family and I are not travelers and Anastasia made sure I felt confident with the flights and hotel stay. I changed my mind many times too and she never complained or came across as frustrated—she got us exactly what I asked for at a great cost and I am truly greatful for that. Most importantly, her communication with me was excellent. I never felt out of the loop. Great Job Anastasia—you are my “go to” girl for travels??
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Honeymoon was amazing

Reviewed By Alyssa - Garrett, Indiana | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Anastasia was wonderful. She had all the answers to my silly questions, as well as very informative about the trip and what to expect.

She was super friendly and very professional. Loved working with her, in future we will definitely use Anastasia again. :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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We had a wonderful time on our trip. Everything w

Reviewed By Michael and family - Carmel, IN | Traveled to Europe
Very easy to work with. I believe Anastasia always held our interest foremost in her planning of our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Disney vacation with no stress thanks to Anastasia

Reviewed By Overtired Dad of Kids under the age of 6 - Indianapolis | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
We did not understand the benefits of working with a travel agent until we met up with Anastasia. She put our needs first and began to customize a vacation that best suited what we wanted to accomplish. She understood our busy schedules and made things easy for us to accomplish the important details prior to our vacation. Anastasia is the most proactive person I have ever witnessed! She sent us ideas and found a phenomenal promotion did leg work on our behalf to get the promotion applied. She could have not done that, however, it is not her style. She puts her clients first and her personality kept us calm and collected during some of the stressful parts of planning and budgeting. We could have never done this on our own--Anastasia was patient with us and gave the best advice based on her wealth of experience and research. If you want someone to pay attention to the details and do what is right during every step of the process, then look no further than Anastasia.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jordan - Fort Wayne, Indiana | Traveled to Nassau ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
My fiancé and I had no idea how to go about finding a place to go to for our honeymoon, and Anna messaged me and said if I needed any help that she’d help. And she did! She was absolutely great with helping us find a place to go to at a reasonable price! I would recommend her to anyone who is needing help finding somewhere to go. Thank you so much, Anna! We appreciate all of your help!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Works Really Great Under a Budget!

Reviewed By Hmilligan - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Anastasia is such a great travel agent! We initially thought we would only use her for our honeymoon (as we're young and not that wealthy) but she made the experience so smooth and easy that we had to use her again! She works great under a budget and really takes your requests seriously.

I remember that we had asked her to book us a hotel in Paris that was historical and near the city center (under a budget, of course). Wow! Did she deliver - not only was the hotel historical and super-close to Notre-Dame, but it was also charming and right in the middle of an arts district.

We're truly made a travel partner with her and we're so excited for our next trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Our trip is scheduled for later in 2018

Reviewed By Michael - Carmel, IN | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
I can not remember the last time we used an agent to plan a trip. I wondered if I should take the chance and trust someone else to do my planning for me. Anastasia quickly put me at ease and answered all my questions. She explained our options and helped us make adjustments. I felt that she had our interests foremost on her mind.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful

Spring Break 2016!

Reviewed By Heather - Pendleton, IN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Anastasia was great at suggesting the perfect place for our family spring break vacation. She knew exactly what I wanted and made all the plans for us. It took so much stress off me knowing that she had previously visited the resort and it came highly recommended. I was worried our kids would not have enough entertainment or excitement but the resort she planned had it all! After working with her I will never plan a vacation on my own again! Thanks Anastasia!!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Heather, Thank you so much for the kind words! I know planning a vacation is stressful, especially Spring Break so thank you for trusting me! I knew you would have the best time and I can't wait to start planning next year's trip! Thank you! Anastasia Kohrman
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The best honeymoon ever!!!

Reviewed By Chels - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Bora Bora ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Anastasia was great!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

IT RANKS IN THE TOP 3

Reviewed By NO - INDIANAPOLIS | Traveled to Jackson Hole ~ Wyoming ~ USA
ANASTASIA DID AN EXCELLENT JOB DOR MY DAUGHTERS AND MYSELF ON OUR TTRIP TO YELOW STONE. WE WERE VERY WELL ACCOMMODATED AND THE TRIP WAS AWESOME FOR US.

C. ANN FALLIS
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Everything was Irie!

Reviewed By The Eversons - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Anastasia is an amazing travel agent to work with. She makes everything super simple and easy. Giver her a description of what your'e looking for and she will have more than enough options to choose from. She goes out of her way to make sure all questions are answered and that everything is taken care of. Shes hard working and wont disappoint. I would definitely use her service again for the next big vacation we take. She removes all the stress and hassle from planning and lets you enjoy the vacation for what it is.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon

Reviewed By October 2017 Honeymooners - Carmel, Indiana | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Anna was great to work with! We really had no idea what we wanted to do for our honeymoon. She gave us numerous options and worked with us throughout the entire process of deciding what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go. She was overwhelmingly patient with us as the honeymoon, while maybe one of the most import parts of the wedding, was not our first priority in figuring out. I would absolutely recommend her to friends and family!
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Italy Trip of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Bob & Kathleen - Carmel | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Anastasia was great! Start to finish, she took care of everything. It was a lengthy and complicated trip, with lots of moving parts. Trains, planes, car rentals, hotel transfers, excursions, and more... Everything went off without a hitch. We would highly recommend Anastasia and Travel Leaders!
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Cancun was great

Reviewed By Steve - Carmel | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Anastasia has been amazing. She is prompt, courteous and informative. I feel that i got lucky when i walked into the Travel Leaders office and was introduced to her.

I never thought that a travel agent would be f so much assistance as she has been over the past 2 years.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Do not overlook this travel agent

Reviewed By Josh - Convoy, Oh | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
My experience with Anastasia was delightfully better than I expected. I went in with my guard up. She not only saved me money (i never expected a travel agent to save me money!) but she saved us so much time in researching and took the guess work out of booking our honeymoon. Thanks Ana, I'll be a returning customer.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Hi Josh + Chelsea! Thank you so much for the review! I understand many people do not fully know the benefits of using a travel agent but I’m so happy you entrusted me with the most romantic vacation of your lives! I hope Mexico was everything and more for your honeymoon! Thanks again and I look forward to working with you for many years to come! Sincerely, Anastasia Bender
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Great Experience

Reviewed By Con - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Anastasia was so helpful every step of the way! She listened to my goals and ideas and made everything possible. I never thought I would really need a travel agent or planner, but this made things so smooth and I feel I made the right decisions because of her help. 10/10!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Our Go To Vacation Spot!

Reviewed By Hilary - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Mexico
There are not enough words of gratitude that I have for Anastasia and all she has done to make every vacation we go on a major success! Vacations are super important to me and my husband as we have crazy work schedules and value the time we get to spend together away from all the stress of daily life. That being the case anytime I need to get away I turn the reigns over to Anastasia and she makes it happen! We have always had amazing service, luxurious accommodations, and easy private transports to and from the airports - which is always a major bonus! I always refer Anastasia to my family and friends and know they have rave reviews for all she does for them, as well! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Above and beyond travel agent

Reviewed By Lauren - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Anastasia is an incredible travel agent! She was able to help me plan the perfect family vacation to Walt Disney World. I had endless questions, which she quickly responded to, even on the weekends. Days before our trip, Florida was experiencing a hurricane. Anastasia made sure to keep us updated during that time. She went above and beyond for me and I look forward to working with her in the future!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Vacation planning made simple

Reviewed By Chris - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Working with Anastasia has been a pleasure. She genuinely listens to what it is you are looking to experience on your vacation and comes through with ideas that are spot on. She definitely makes my vacation planning simple so that I can just go on vacation and relax.

I will continue to use her far into the future.

Chris Cline-Smith
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7 of 16 people found this review helpful

Service that goes above and beyond!

Reviewed By Hannah - Chicago, IL | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
She is always very on-top of things and keeps my husband and I thinking about all of the to-dos that we need to complete. She has been very helpful in going above and beyond and researching the places that we are going to visit and giving us amazing suggestions. Would definitely recommend her to a friend!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Hannah & Matthew, Thank you so much for the kind words and referrals! It has absolutely been my pleasure working with you to create your dream Italy vacation! I look forward to working with you in the future! Regards, Anastasia Kohrman
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9 of 20 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon Blisd

Reviewed By Mr & Mrs In Love - Beech Grove | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Ana has been most helpful! Without her guidance and advice we would have never in our wildest dreams been able to plan a trip as great as this! She is very good at what she does. Because of her, planning our honeymoon was the least stressful experience!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Maggie & Statton, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was absolutely my pleasure working with you both to plan your perfect honeymoon! It will be here before you know it! You will have the time of your lives and I cannot wait to hear all about it! Thank you again! Anastasia Bender
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7 of 17 people found this review helpful

Looking forward to an amazing trip!

Reviewed By Shenora - Fort Wayne, Indiana | Traveled to Niagara Falls ~ Ontario ~ Canada
Anastasia is professional and personal all at the same time. She treats every client like royalty. I feel safe with her knowing that she will find me the best deal possible and be honest with me! I'm so glad to have met her and to have her be my personal agent for future trips. She's definitely a God send!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Shenora, You have been an absolute joy! I thoroughly enjoy working with you to plan your wonderful vacations. I cannot wait for your Disney trip next year! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Anastasia Bender
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Anastasia helped me plan a surprise 50th birthday

Reviewed By Paula - Carmel, In | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Anastasia is always so fast to respond to even the smallest request! She’s our go to for every trip we plan.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

A Dream Cruise

Reviewed By Lynne - Ft Lauderdale, FL | Traveled to Rhine River ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I can't say enough good things about Anastasia. I met her quite by accident but she has not only helped me understand the value a travel agent brings, but her personal attention to detail and follow up has been nothing short of amazing. I will definitely call on her for any future trips and will continue to recommend her to everyone! So glad I bumped in to you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Great Experience and Support

Reviewed By Jeff - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
Anastasia was great and made the process fun and easy.
I appreciated her follow up and knowledge.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Playa del Carmen solo retreat

Reviewed By Alexandra - Lisle, Illinois | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Anastasia has fantastic listening skills and asks the necessary questions to provide the best travel experience.
She planned a great trip for me (solo traveler) to Playa del Carmen, in a quick turnaround and at great value.
I recommended her to my son and his now wife and they also loved their experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 16 people found this review helpful

Awesome Disney!!

Reviewed By Kelly K - Churubusco, IN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
She's very easy to work with and gets back with you in a very timely manner. She's professional, sweet, and has many great suggestions to help you save money and get more for your buck.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for the review! It was truly my pleasure to help you and your family with your Florida vacation! I look forward to working with you again soon! Sincerely, Anastasia Bender
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Kids first trip to Disney!

Reviewed By Jared - Fort Wayne | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Anastasia was wonderful! She could not have done a better job!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Hi Jared! Thank you so much the review! It has been my pleasure helping you plan your family vacation! Disney is truly my passion and I love being able to share it with my clients. I look forward to working with you for many years to come! Sincerely, Anastasia Bender
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon Planning Made Easy!

Reviewed By Ryan - Bloomington, IN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Anastasia was so quick to help me with all of my travel needs! I was pretty vague in not knowing what I wanted for my honeymoon, and she was able to give me a lot of great options within my budget that I could choose from. She's extremely responsive via email, detailed, and has an all around enthusiastic and warm energy. I couldn't recommend her more.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Hi Sammy + Ryan! Thank you so much the review! It has been my pleasure helping you plan your perfect Mexican honeymoon! I truly look forward to working with you for many years to come! Sincerely, Anastasia Bender
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3 of 12 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon

Reviewed By Erica - Carmel, IN | Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Very personable! Never was “pushy” about anything. Really listened to our wants for our honeymoon. Was very patient with us in finding the perfect activities for our trip. Very professional and quick to response!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 12 people found this review helpful

Trip went beyond expectations for family members

Reviewed By Nash Bash - Madison, Wisconsin | Traveled to Nashville ~ Tennessee ~ USA
We started planning early for a family trip together in Nashville, but with 19 people included in the mix, it was an interesting every changing event planning process. Anastasia was very efficient and delightful to work with as we changed hotel plans three times (for good reason) and making reservations for other Itinerary events.

Have already referred Anastasia to another person for a different family trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Anastasia Bender responded:
Hello Joyce! Thank you so much for the review! I truly enjoyed working with you and your family and I look forward to working with you again soon! Sincerely, Anastasia Bender
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