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Testimonials

"After 45 plus years in the music business and after working with countless travel agencies and travel agents I can now say that I have found the agency and agent that makes me feel like I'm talking to home. Comfortable, friendly, and upbeat come to mind when I think of working with Annie at the Travel Group (and all the others agents I have worked with there). I can trust that I will always get the best available price the best scheduled flight and the right hotel and van for my needs. My calls and e-mails are always answered promptly. I can say that I get through to Annie almost 100% of the time that I call. All the people that I have worked with at the Travel Group (especially Annie) have gone the extra mile for me and it is appreciated. I understand that in these changing times of air travel what was good or allowed yesterday might be bad and gone today and Annie walks me through these changes with great care. I would highly recommend the Travel Group to anyone for all business and personal travel arrangements."

Brian Smith, Singer, Guitarist, Trooper
February 17, 2009
"I have dealt with Annie Smits and her colleagues at The Travel Group for the past 10 years for both business and pleasure travel.  On the business side, Annie has been terrific, delivering exactly what I need.  I have 100% confidence that she will book the optimal flights and accommodation based on my priorities.  Most importantly, when I am in a jam (cancelled flights, change of plans, etc.), she is instantly accessible to help me out.  On the pleasure side, the folks at The Travel Group are very willing to do the ground work to plan the ideal vacation.  They are extremely patient and accommodating when I change my mind again and again about where I want to go.  I would highly recommend Annie Smits and The Travel Group for both personal and pleasure travel arrangements."

 

David B., Jim Pattison Group
February 19, 2010
"If Marco Polo were alive today, he would call you to book all his travel."
William W, Sydney, Australia
February 19, 2010

"I didn’t know what I was looking for in a travel agent until I met Annie. My current position as an Office Manager requires me to arrange corporate travel for our 210 person software development studio. The requests often occur last minute, need immediate response and can change several times before and during the trip; Annie has always responded quickly and kindly to all my needs no matter how sudden and varied they may be. She keeps me on track and makes sure that I get what I need done. Annie helps me do my job and she makes me look good. She is readily available via email or telephone and if she is away, she makes sure that I am taken care of by an equally capable colleague. I would recommend Annie with confidence to anyone that needs a little extra care because honestly, who couldn’t use some extra care in this busy world?"

Sarah Tai, United Front Games
February 26, 2010

"I started working with The Travel Group and Annie Smits over 15 years ago. Being in the videogame industry, deadlines change constantly and as such, so do travel arrangements. Annie and the crew over at TG always accommodate and go above and beyond. I get such incredible service that I’ve recommended Annie to other studios and continue to use her exclusively in my personal travel even though I’ve been living in the US for over five years. She is not only my travel agent but a dear close friend. You will not get better and more knowledgeable service from anyone in the biz. Annie is well traveled, well versed and has a wickedly contagious sense of humour. I highly recommend Annie and the Travel Group for any and all of your travel needs."

Xenia Mul
February 26, 2010

My name is Barney Bentall. I am a recording artist who has to do a lot of traveling. Our band has worked with Annie and the Travel Group from the beginning. It has been a long and wonderful relationship. They are simply the best!

Barney Bentall, Singer, Musician, Legendary Hearts
May 27, 2010

We just arrived back from beautiful Tahiti.  We had a lovely time and saw some very cool wildlife including a moray eel!  I think both of us felt Moorea was the favourite as it felt like we were on some pirate Treasure island!  We are both tanned, relaxed and ready to live happily ever after.  Thank you so much for all your help and I will definitely recommend you to any of our honeymooning friends. 

G.F.
August 9, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Tahiti.  Everything went smoothly.  The accommodations were fantastic and we had great views from all three bungalows. We were also happy that we opted for the breakfast meal plan in Bora Bora and in Moorea.  The food and service were very good at both resorts.  The highlights of our trip included snorkeling almost every day, an ATV tour through the crater in Moorea, swimming along with the stingrays in Bora Bora and biking into town for souvenier shopping in Moorea.

Thank you for helping us to plan a trip of a life time!

Heidi S.K.
August 13, 2010

I just wanted to say thank you very much for organizing our trip to Tanzania. We had a great time climbing Mt. 
Kilimajaro! Our safari was great, and the stop in Dubai was cool to see all the landmarks. Everything went smoothly and we had no problems with the trip.

Gerhard
September 29, 2010

The trip was wonderful. Tahiti is such a beautiful place! It was really the perfect place to go for a honeymoon! 
 
We were so happy  we decided to stay in the overwater bungalows the whole time  The water in Moorea was incredible - it was like our very own giant aquarium! We saw fish that I didn't even know existed - everything from Titan Triggerfish to puffer fish, all kinds of rays and sharks - it was amazing.  The hotel room at the Hilton in Moorea was beautiful - we were blown away! 
 
Our flight to Bora Bora, and all the transfers went great. I'm so glad we had all the vouchers, and instructions - really made everything very clear and easy!  Bora Bora was also absolutely incredible!! What an amazing place! The staff at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui were really great - very good service. 

 
Bloody Marys  was EXCELLENT! Such a fun place - I could have eaten there every night!  

Overall, the trip was wonderful. I think we should quit our jobs here, and go work at a hotel bar in Bora Bora forever.
  
Thank you SO MUCH for all the work you did organizing the trip for us - it made it so easy and smooth for us! 
Tiff & Andrew
October 27, 2010