Hi, my name is Mark, and I maintain this site for my wife, Debbie Vandermaas, a Senior Corporate Travel Consultant with over 30 years experience in helping business owners, executives and their families save money and stress when planning business and vacation travel.
That’s because she looks after your travel needs as if your company was her own father’s business. Debbie always looks for a balance between price and convenience within your budget, and she’s not afraid to tell you if she thinks you’re spending too much money. If you prefer to go first class when you travel, you’ll appreciate knowing that you were pampered at the best possible value for your company’s money.
Nothing is too much trouble for Debbie when it comes to serving her loyal clients, including giving you her home phone number for the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll never be on your own if something unusual pops up while you’re away from home. She also understands that business travellers often need to make last minute changes or cancellations, and she doesn’t break a sweat at all when dealing with ‘high maintenance’ clients.
Debbie will even help you use your Aeroplan or other frequent flier mile program to get the trips you’ve earned so you don’t have to waste your valuable time on the phone. Plus, she knows who to call and how to ask for those special favours you might need if, for example, you’re faced with a cancellation penalty. No promises, of course, but Debbie will definitely go to bat for you.
When it’s time to take some time off to recharge your batteries Deb can help you with that, too! She’s been to some pretty exotic places herself (Austria, Australia, Costa Rica, Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, El Salvador, Israel, Mexico, Palau, Ponape, Truk, Brazil, England, Portugal, Italy, Andros Island, Bali, Jakarta, Dominican Republic, many Caribbean islands, and more than a few cruises) so she can definitely help you find the perfect place to relax with your family whether it’s a luxury golfing weekend at Pebble Beach or a quick 3-day getaway by the beach in Florida.
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If you or your employees are travelling more than 4-5 trips per month, why not give Debbie a try for, say, 6 months and compare your travel costs at the end of that period. I’ll bet a $100 donation to your favourite charity that she saves you some money. Plus, if your employees are currently booking their own business travel on-line, I won’t even factor in the added benefit of increased productivity gained due to the time saved on activities that should be outsourced to a pro like Debbie.
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Honestly, even if Debbie didn’t save you a dime, the peace of mind you’ll get from knowing that she’s watching out for you and your budget is still worth having her on your speed-dial.
Debbie has clients in both Canada and the United States, and she has a toll-free line, so don’t let a few miles keep you from the best travel advice in North America! And…don’t forget, when you book through a licenced Ontario travel agency, you are protected by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) Compensation Fund. When you book direct with suppliers or – in many cases – over the internet, you have no protection whatsoever.
If you’d like to have a no-pressure, no-obligation consultation about your business or corporate travel management needs, please click here for Debbie’s contact info.
Already an ‘experienced’ client? Please send Debbie your comments!