Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone
Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997. Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most reliable and knowledgeable players in the travel industry with its trademark professionalism, integrity, creativity, and quality service.
While the early success of Travel International Group could be attributed to hard work, product knowledge and experience, the company’s current status in the marketplace is highly due to both management and staff’s dedication and passion in delivering excellent service to customers. Repeat clients and countless referrals now make up Travel International’s huge client base.
“It was our clients’ trust that has sustained us all these years,” stated Travel International’s president Jane Stark who explained that the company is now serving 2nd and 3rd generation clients, from the original client base they had 18 years ago.
“We constantly educate and certify ourselves with destination specialist courses, and attend global travel trade conferences,” Ms. Stark said. “We make sure that before we design our tour packages and recommend them to our clients we experience everything first-hand – accommodations, meal plans, as well as selection of tour guides.”
With its team of highly experienced specialists, and a staff that is dedicated to provide excellent service, Travel International has developed a reputation in the travel industry as among the most dependable and most professional in the field.
Its mission of course has never changed – that is total customer satisfaction, building memories, and fulfilling their clients’ dreams by delivering products that are unique, and providing adventures that are safe and memorable.
“We have captured different markets because we have diverse products that fit our clients’ needs. We offer flexibility and work with our clients’ travel requirements,” Ms. Stark explained.
As proof of its expertise and leadership, Travel International has received multiple recognitions from various organizations agencies. It has been appointed as the choice travel agency for the City of Carson from the City Mayor, the City Council members and its staff’s travel needs. It is also the official travel agent for the Taiwan Celebrity Tours project of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and KSCI LA18. As the appointed tour operator, Travel International remains very active and work closely with Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Tour series. They also regularly conduct immersion trips to the Philippines in support of the Department of Tourism’s campaign of “Visit Philippines Year 2015.” It is also doing its share of campaign to promote Festive Malaysia.
Travel International has expanded its tour packages to include exciting and exotic destinations in many Southeast Asian counties, North America, South America and Central America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
With high demand from its Europe market, the company is also scheduling a Marian Tour covering Lourdes and Fatima Pilgrimage in addition to its special Holy Land tours that features Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Following its very successful November 2014 and February 2015 Holy Land tours, it is now one of the most sought after and most popular tour packages from Travel International. There are also customized packages that fit the specific needs of clients who may want to visit and tour specific destination.
Travel International’s continued upgrade of its existing travel products and tour packages reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovative, unique, safe and good value for money tours.
“We always strive to offer our clients something new and unique travel opportunities,” Ms. Stark said. “That means not only providing a hassle free travel but also creating a memorable experience for the traveler,” she stressed. “We provide a whole new dimension of sightseeing and offer our clients a more meaningful experience by giving them opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture of the places they visited. By so doing, the travel experience becomes more memorable and meaningful,” she added.
Travel International is a Certified Travel Specialist to the following destinations: Philippines, Singapore, The British Virgin Islands, Japan, Dubai, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Honduras. In addition, it is a certified Thailand Golden Agent, a certified Palm Spring Producer, and a Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist.
The company’s accomplishments speak clearly of the incredible work that the team has done in providing excellent service.
“Over the last 18 years we have been very customer-focused and driven to provide total customer satisfaction. And we will continue to do so,” said Ms. Stark. “We are very blessed that throughout these years we earned the trust of our clients, developed lasting relationship with them, gained the support of our industry partners and became good friends with them. We are like one big family now.”
While the past 18 years has been a fantastic ride for Travel International, the company is not merely sitting on its laurels. Plans are in the drawing board for more exciting tour packages such as the group Holy Land Tour scheduled for November 2015, and February 2016; and Group’s Europe Highlight Tour scheduled for October 2015 which Ms. Stark herself will escort is now 90% booked. We also have scheduled Brazil and Argentina group tours in May 2016. The company is also offering interest free easy installment plan for all our escort scheduled group tours in 2015 and 2016. Another highlight of Travel International’s activities are new product lines catering to LGBT travel packages, plus culinary and wine tasting tours in the Southern California region.
“We are truly looking forward to the coming years,” said Ms. Stark, who is constantly in the lookout for new travel concepts for their expanding client base. To meet their needs, Travel International promises to continue its commitment to its core values of quality, innovation and service. After all, building business doesn’t happen by accident. “It takes lots of hard work, planning, daring and a little luck to achieve success,” she added. You can contact the company at 310-327-5143 or check out the website www.travelinternational.net.