Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards

Travel Consultant

Do you have a dream vacation? Connect with me and I connect you with the world.

We have always enjoyed traveling. Then one day my nephew said, “You should start a travel agency.” I’d been self-employed in the insurance and industrial supply fields for more than 30 years, so becoming a self-employed travel agent felt familiar. Six weeks later, after much study and passing my license exam, I was booking travel for clients! I enjoy looking up every type of travel from groups to individuals, resorts to cruises. I book land travel by air, train, or bus. Every day I learn more to help serve my clients and manage all the details that each type of trip requires. I’m licensed by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario and have completed the commodore level with Princess Cruises, and the expert plus level with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, to further serve my clients. I also have a certificate as an Australia expert. I have been certified with C.I.E, Tours International for Ireland and Britain. The most exotic and complex trip I have booked to date was a Paul Gauguin cruise for my wife's boss (no pressure there!). They cruised the South Pacific and spent some extra nights in Bora Bora, returned via Los Angeles, and went on San Francisco for a week-long conference. They then returned to Ontario via Detroit. I arranged every detail from the air, and lodging, to transfers and excursions. I booked a group of 14 to Mexico. The group was split. Half lived in Ontario and the other half in Alberta. I needed to co-ordinate flights, transfers and accommodations from two airports, not to mention 5 room assignments in sets of 2 plus. Since 8 were children the split was a little complex. My wonderful grandchildren take up most of my free time. There are now 13 of them, of all ages, from toddler to adult. I also have twin great-granddaughters. I spend some time working with local charities when possible. The best trip I have taken is a cruise to Alaska. It was so incredible. The scenery is breathtaking but words cannot describe it. You have to see it to understand. I like to describe it this way, "every time you open your eyes, you are looking at a postcard". Let me help you book your dream vacation to remember. Call me at 519-355-8121 or e-mail dave@dstravel.ca

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