I typed this on plane home, just sending now though. The trip was fantastic. We all had a terrific time and will have many fond memories for years to come. The weather was perfect, never saw a cloud in the sky and there were breezes on the islands so the heat did not bother us.
We were delighted to learn when we checked in at Mykonos that we had been upgraded to a villa overlooking the water, a view to die for, with 3 bedrooms and a pool of our own, along with champagne and cheese waiting for us when we arrived there - thank you!
Arriving in Santorini we didn’t think anything would beat our villa at the Santa Marina until we entered the Presidential Suite we had been upgraded to with an even bigger pool and more than one terrace.
Grand Bretagne beautiful rooms and what a pleasant surprise to receive a birthday cake from you. Unnecessary, but we enjoyed it and thank you. By the way the Funky Gourmet was an experience, what a restaurant, better than most in NYC, expensive but worth it.
Thanks again for planning such a special trip for us, it was as special as I had hoped.
Thank you for all your help in making our trip to France and Denmark so special. Your knowledge, time, personality, generosity of spirit and wonderful communication skills made us feel heard, understood and special. Please show your boss this note…because of you we are done with our planning our own trips! We shall recommend you to all our friends.
Georgina & Curt W.
We didn't want a minute to go by without thanking you for putting together the most incredible honeymoon we could have imagined. Every detail was perfect and it exceeded all of our expectations. I will give you a call in the coming days to discuss everything in detail, as I imagine feedback on the locations would be helpful, but just wanted to send you a note to thank you so much for all of your tireless work to make the trip so incredible, which it was! We will surely turn to you in the future and have not stopped telling everyone how outstanding it was to work with you.
Blake and Doug K
Just back from Hawaii and I wanted to let you know that it was such a pleasure to work with Andrew Leibstein. He was professional, provided us with detailed, organized and well researched information and did an excellent job recommending hotels and activity information for our honeymoon. He made our lives so much easier!! The welcome amenities, the room upgrades, breakfast packages and rental cars were fantastic!
Andrew was very quick to respond to our emails and phone calls and his help was greatly appreciated!
Marisa & Jared K.
We have just experienced the best evidence we could ask for to prove the worth of a travel agent. And, you certainly proved your worth. This trip was wonderful!
When we arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, the desk clerk actually walked us to the Club Room while telling us how much they like working with you, your agency and your agency's customers. And, they treated us exactly as we wanted to be treated. In fact, by the second day they seemed to all know our names and all our needs and desires. The room assigned to us (because we are your clients) was on the penthouse level, overlooking the ocean and could not be better.
The food was great throughout the trip. Wednesday at the hotel's sushi restaurant, Thursday at their steakhouse (where we had Caribbean dishes that were the best we've ever had); and Friday - the piece de resistance -at their "Blue" restaurant, where they celebrated Sue's birthday with us to such a degree that Susan admitted it may not be all bad to be her age now.
I wanted this vacation to be perfect and wonderful. I could not have done it. You can and you did.
Thank you, so much!
Thank you for helping us plan a most memorable trip to Italy...your attention to detail to ensure each day was just perfect was greatly appreciated. The tours were all terrific ; all the arrangements for transportation worked like a charm , and of course, the two hotels were both just wonderful. The Santa Maria Novella in Florence is upscale, yet charming and in a great location, and the Grand Hotel Via Veneto in Rome is magnificent. The staff was above and beyond cordial to us and the beautiful Borghese Gardens were just a short walk away. Many thanks for everything and I hope we will be planning our next vacation soon!
What a marvelous trip! We are still in the process of adjusting to the time change and getting back to the reality of life, but I wanted to at least touch base with you to thank you for a truly memorable experience. Cambodia ... Thailand ... Vietnam - each destination was a wonder and your incredible attention to detail was felt every step of the way. The pacing of the trip was absolutely perfect -- the kids felt they were on a real adventure but they also had time to relax. We loved each and every one of the guides -- our experience was enhanced beyond measure because of their insights, humor and thoughtful care.
At some point during the trip, I wondered if your ears were ringing as we gave many group shout outs to you. "Marla Rocks!" was a phrase repeated over and over in each destination.
Bottom line, it was an unsurpassed success. The kids said it was our best trip ever. Need I say more?
Thank you so much for helping us book this trip to Punta Cana. We had a great time!!! I can't wait to return. Everything was more than expected!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Thank you for arranging a wonderful trip to Greece. We learned a great deal and had a wonderful time together as a family. As Jim already mentioned to you, we loved our guide, Lela! She was amazing and I would have loved to have spent three days with her. The car rental, flights, transfers, etc, all went as planned without a single hitch. The upgrades made a huge difference. It was wonderful to have plenty of space and both suites were very clean and well appointed. Zannos Melathron....as you said, very unique! The staff could not have worked harder to make our stay pleasant. They were lovely and incredibly hard working. We are already talking about our next trip!
What a wonderful vacation we had! We were so very happy with everything and the flexibility along the way. All of your thoroughness paid off and we were the beneficiaries!!! The last stop was to die for and thank you in spades for all your efforts on the upgrade. It was a trip of a lifetime for us and our children together and thank you for making it so special.
My sincere thanks and appreciation.
I would like to take the time to thank you and your “Leaders in Travel” for the accommodations that you prepared for us in Rome and Barcelona. The hotels were magnificent. Also, the guides that you picked were the best and most informative guides that we have ever used. We personally recommend them highly; they made our tours informative and quite interesting.
Thanks so much for you help.
Carl and Estelle E.
Being in the international shipping business, we depend on our access to international and domestic flights at a moment's notice as well as our ability to deal with professionals who can handle the most difficult assignments with both ease and grace. Having done business with Leaders In Travel for over 20 years easily attests to their professional service and our satisfaction with how they have responded to all of our travel needs, both planned and unplanned.
Philip J. Shapiro
President and CEO
Liberty Maritime Corporation
Marla and the whole team at Leaders In Travel are our 'Travel Miracle Workers.' No challenge is too great - and perhaps even more important, no travel issue is too small for them to put their experience, energy, and, yes, creativity towards. Through the years, the Leaders In Travel professionals have solved countless travel emergencies for my business, and, put together some incredible last-minute family vacations that we will remember forever. I wouldn't go very far without them!
The Acme Idea Company LLC
As a recent customer of Leaders In Travel, I commend your employee, Lee Sidor, for the prompt and courteous service he gave us during our cruise booking. There were significant changes made to our travel arrangements, and because of Lee's adept knowledge of the industry, and his patience and understanding, there were no complications, and the process was extraordinarily pain-free. He was more aware of our needs than any of my previous travel agents and you can be certain that we shall ask for him personally to serve our future needs.
Pasquale J. Patti
Marla, just a quick note to say how fabulous our China/Vietnam trip was. Yes, it was exhausting, after the wedding and such a quick pace, but the memories are incredible. I just finished a fancy video (slideshow plus video clips, etc.). Reviewing all the pieces and showing friends (only those who request to see!) reminds me of the great adventures. Many thanks!
Natalie - we had wonderful time in Siena - all your suggestions proved to be superb!
Thank you for the fantastic travel arrangements you put together for my parent's anniversary trip. They loved everything about Italy and said the private guides you arranged were amazing. They saw sites they never would have experienced otherwise.
Sandy, The Ocean Club was fabulous. The place is beautiful and the ocean was a brilliant blue/green. I took two tennis lessons with Ron (he even changed my grip and I hit better than ever) and did get to the golf course to hit some golf balls. Best part was that it is so easy to get to from NY. Funny story...I was sitting at the pool with a woman from Connecticut - and obviously we got to talking. Low and behold - what travel agent does she use but Leaders in Travel. She works with Marla in your office. We both got a good laugh about it. They simply adore Leaders in Travel! What a small world. Looking forward to my next vacation. Thanks for everything.
Dear Natalie, we just wanted to thank you for arranging our honeymoon to Paris. We had an amazing time; the weather was great, the food was fabulous and the sights were amazing. When we arrived at the Castille, they upgraded us to a duplex room. We were so happy that you booked us in the central part of town, and enjoyed our stay. Also, we thought Virginia was excellent, and we were glad that we got her for our tour guide. Besides the strength of the U.S. dollar, everything else was perfect. We walked all over Paris (even went up to the top of the Eiffel Tower) and took full advantage of the Museum Pass (we went to almost all of the Museums on the pass). We were also able to squeeze in Versailles and Giverny! Thanks again for all your help and recommendations!
Lindsey and Andrew
Our trip to Costa Rica exceeded every expectation. Phil and I absolutely loved the Four Seasons and the kids had a ball. Thank you so much for the recommendation, Lenore. We can't wait to make plans for the summer and look forward to your suggestions.
We were treated royally. Thanks to you for such a memorable vacation.
Arthur & Annette
Lee - the cruise you planned for us worked perfectly; I have nothing to express except gratitude for how you & your organization handled the entire trip. You should also know that I have made it quite obvious to my friends that your organization far surpassed my expectations, and I would be more than pleased to recommend you to anyone who would be interested.
I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the wonderful Lenore. She never stops thinking about our needs, and, just when you'd think you couldn't be any more 'spoiled,' she even figured why not try and negotiate a new 'depression era' deal for my Jackson Hole reservation booked months ago! That's not good service. It's amazing service.