Where Experience Makes the Difference
Today’s world of vacation travel is full of choices, decisions, and sometimes pitfalls. Countless hours can be spent online comparing prices, researching destinations, sorting out good deals from bad. Then once you’ve booked the travel, you’re on your own if things don’t go as planned, even if you’re stuck in some distant location.
That’s why travel consultants are experiencing such a surge in business lately. They have the experience, often first hand, to make qualified recommendations and avoid potential problems – all so your vacation is not only all that you dreamed of – but a great value as well.
And that’s why travel consultant Ruth Etheridge brought Village Travel to in-town Damariscotta, where her clients can visit at her office in the Damariscotta Center at 157 Main Street — whether it’s about planning their next vacation, or simply reminiscing about their most recent one. She has an open invitation for any visitors to drop in and enjoy a cup of fresh coffee, as well as conversation about where in the world they’ve been, and where they want to go next.
“It’s all about personal service, from the planning stage to the vacation, and afterward,” Ruth said. “The folks I make travel plans for are more than clients, they’re friends. Many of them have been depending on me to arrange their carefree travel for years.”
With almost 20 years of experience, combined with accreditations and accolades from the travel industry, Ruth is a one-stop source for any type of vacation plans – whether a three-day jaunt or a ’round the world cruise.
Cruises are one of Ruth’s specialties. “There are so many cruise lines, with so many destinations, and so many details to consider — having a travel professional on your side is the best way to ensure your cruise experience will be just what you want, from beginning to end,” Ruth, a veteran of over 30 cruises, said. “And, cruising is one of the best vacation values available.”
But Village Travel isn’t an agency that’s just limited to cruises. Village Travel has the capability to send clients anywhere in the world, and often Ruth has already been there or has other first-hand information about the destination. “That’s the kind of information you can’t get off a website,” Ruth said. “And, it’s the kind of information that will make your vacation the most remarkable, most memorable experience possible.”
Having a qualified travel professional on your side becomes even more important when plans go awry. “If something should go wrong – flights being canceled, weather affecting itineraries, or any problem with your vacation, I’m available to help resolve the situation,” Ruth said. “I offer a personal service, and I’m there for you if something goes wrong.”
So find out how much more relaxing your next vacation will be when you have a professional taking care of all those bothersome details before, during and after your travel. Contact Ruth at 207-563-8747 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Etheridge Highlights
Degree in Travel and Tourism from Mid-State College, Auburn, Maine
Accreditation as a Master Cruise Counselor with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
Qualified as a Specialist with the Walt Disney Travel Company
Veteran of 30 Cruises
20 Years of Experience as a Travel Professional