Travel is BACK and there’s no better way to begin planning your trip than with a travel expert. Travel Leaders designs dreamy getaways for couples whether they are planning a honeymoon, destination wedding, or anything in between. Kelly Westin is the Director of Marketing at the company and tells us the most popular destinations and why you need their team when planning your trips in this week’s Vendor of the Week.
Q: Let’s get to it, what’s your business’ specialty?
A: We specialize in all things travel, including Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
Q: Where can we find you?
A: We offer FREE consultations in person, by phone or via Zoom, contact us to schedule an appointment. We have offices in Maple Grove, River Falls, Rochester and Woodbury.
Q: Tell us when and how your business began.
A: Sandy Lovick opened Travel Leaders with a mission to provide every traveler with exceptional service. Travel Leaders has been in the travel business for over 35 years. As a family-owned business, we are long-standing members of the community helping our friends and neighbors travel better.
Q: What makes your company unique from others?
A: Our Travel Advisors recognize that no two travelers and no two trips are exactly alike. We will take the time to understand your unique travel needs and interests and turn them into your ultimate travel experience. We want to show you how you can “travel better” with us.
Q: How long have you been in the industry? What do you think has changed the most since then?
A: Our agency has been around for over 35 years. Technology has evolved the business immensely and made it much easier to book travel for our clients remotely. We offer modern solutions for travel planning.
Q: Walk us through your average workday.
A: Our focus is building relationships with our clients. We spend time getting to know you and creating unique personalized travel plans to meet your travel needs. We base your plans around your past travel experiences, likes/dislikes and the “Why” behind your vacation. Our Travel Advisors leave no stone unturned and assist with every aspect of your trip.
Q: What would you want couples searching for your business type to know?
A: We offer a FREE consultation to get to know you and provide personalized itinerary options. A Travel Advisor takes care of all the details of your trip and they are with you every step of the way before, during and after your trip. You are in good hands, and they are truly an advocate for you. Your advisor is a phone call or email away to help with any of your travel needs.
Q: How far in advance should a couple book with you?
A: We would suggest 9-12 months for a honeymoon and up to 2 years for a Destination Wedding, but we are capable of planning closer in as well
Q: What are the most popular locations for honeymoons and destination weddings right now?
A: A few that come to mind for honeymoons are Bora Bora, Alaskan Cruise, St. Lucia, Hawaii … just to name a few. For destination weddings, Mexico and the Caribbean are always popular
Q: What has been your favorite destination to visit so far and why?
A: Hawaii. The breathtaking scenery, spectacular beaches, endless activities, friendly locals, and culinary experiences. It was the first vacation that I considered not coming home.
Q: Where are you headed to next?
A: On a Mediterranean Cruise stopping in Spain, Italy and France.
Q: What are your other hobbies and passions when you’re not seeking out the best destinations for couples?
A: Graphic Design and watch my kids play sports
Q: What show are you binging right now?
A: Sweet Magnolias
Q: You’re in charge of the lineup for your dream concert. Who are your headliners?
A: Kane Brown & Garth Brooks
Q: Gold or Silver?
Q: Black Tie or Casual?
Q: You’re at brunch. Are you going for something sweet or savory?
Q: Favorite board game?
A: It’s not a board game … Yahtzee
Q: Mountains or Beach?
Q: If you could choose anyone to sit next to on a plane, who would it be?
A: Dwayne Johnson, I have a major crush!
Thanks, Kelly! We are definitely inspired for a luxurious getaway. Learn more about their services and get to know their team here!