For more than 18 years, I have served the communities of Southeast Missouri in a variety of professional customer service roles. Over the years, I have built and developed a loyal clientele base by establishing trustworthy relationships with clients and providing exceptional customer service. It is always my delight to help others meet their goals and realize dreams. Planning your perfect vacation is no exception. By actively listening to your vacation expectations, I will create a memorable experience for you and ensure that your vacation is the trip of a lifetime. I look forward to meeting you and am excited to plan your dream vacation!
This industry has been enlightening everyday and such fun! The world is a large place and there are endless possibilities....if I haven't sent anyone there, I am happy to research it for you - that's part of the fun!
Being a planner and a detail-oriented person myself definitely makes this career as a travel agent a perfect fit. Rest assured, every detail (if you want it that way) will be taken care of!
For most and especially for me, travel is done to enrich the soul & to enjoy time with loved ones. This makes it very important to me and to how I take care of my clients. I like to ask a lot of questions to start off - the better I know you, your personality, and your needs/wants the more likely we are to find the perfect destination for you.
I always answer an email, return a phone call and give you an honest answer....
Sending you off happy as a clam to a picture-perfect destination is what I strive for...
Shari has a passion for travel. She always knew someday she wanted to be a travel agent. Her dad loved seeing new places and learning about the world, and so does she. "I have the best job in the world! I have the honor of assisting others in planning their vacations, and helping them make extraordinary memories. The world is an amazing place with so many sights to see, and I get to talk about them all day long with others who love to travel too" she states. She specializes in planning vacation details from beginning to end, finding exotic and unique tours for those looking for out of the ordinary experiences. Here are some travel tips for her travlelers: 1. Use 1st Class Travel, or a travel professional for your vacation planning. 2. Plan ahead if possible, anticipating the trip is half the fun! 3. Cross-pack with others traveling with you. Wearing the same clothes for days is not idea in case your luggage is delayed. 4. Keep things you can't travel without (or live without) in your carry-on bags, in both directions. On the way home, if your bags don't make it back with you, or you get stranded, you may need your medication and it's nice to have your cell phone charger with you too! "I am blessed to work with an amazing team, who I consider family, and to have the privelege of working to help others plan their vacations. I love helping clients make life-long memories!" states Shari about her chosen career. Fun Facts about her: Her all-time favorite trip with her entire extended family is going to the beach and hanging out; Her favorite international destination is Italy - it's so beautiful and filled with history; Her favorite US destination is Alaska - the inside passage and the majesty of Denali; She loves Cancun for a quick getaway!; Bucketlist includes: New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Machu Picchu, and Ireland. Shari has owned the business for since 1996 and looks forward to 20 more!
For 22 years, Susan has been helping clients create lasting vacation memories. She will stop at nothing to help her clients get the best vacation at the best rate. As your travel agent, Susan's clients have what they need before, during, after travel, and will leave no stone unturned in helping them have a trip of their lifetime! Her customers value the high level of expertise, knowledge, and individual customer service she provides. To her credit, Susan has a large following of loyal repeat customers as well as many referrals. Susan has frequented plenty of warm-weather destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean with Mexico being her favorite vacation spot! She is extremely familiar with the all-inclusive resorts in the sunny Riviera Maya/Cancun area. She has quit counting the number of times she's been and can recommend the best resort that fits your needs/wants. She is also known to many as the corporate, business and group travel guru. Finding the best tricky flight option is easy to her! Here are some travel tips she gives her travelers: 1. Don't forget your passport or ID - and make sure your passport isn't expired! 2. Arrive at the aiport on time and with plenty of time to spare - never know how long the security line is. 3. Write down the space # of where your car is parked in long-term parking - easy to forget! 4. Your room may not be ready once you arrive at your destination so pack your necessities in your carry-on. Fun Facts about Susan: Bucketlist includes - Germany, London, Paris, Hawaii, Savannah, and New Orleans; her favorite cruise line is Carnival; favorite resort spot is RIU Palace Mexico; Best donut she ever had was at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar; Favorite beach is Nantasket Beach; and she can find guacamole anywhere she goes! "I like to help people plan their trip and give advice on the areas. I also enjoy the people I work with so that's a plus!" says Susan. She has a degree in Travel and Tourism from Massasoit Community in Brockton, MA. I have worked at 1st Class Travel since 1996 helping clients with all their travel needs.