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25 Years of Specialty Travel and 1 to 1 Travel Experiences

by George Duffy, Owner

Travel is Personal
 
Looking or a flight or package vacation? Click here to get to our booking engine. Once you book or enquire, I'll be your live contact to help you out with all the details you really need and and of course all the things you want to know. No waiting on hold and my full attention will be you, not the 150 callers lined behind you. That's one way we make your travel experience more personal.
 
Don't want book online? Need some other information or want something you can't see, like maybe a different destination this time around? You can do everything by phone. I am just a call away.
 
Looking Beyond The Beach?
 
Today I hear from a lot of people who'd like to reach beyond their vacation packages and make more contact with people who live in the destinations they visit. They want to be more active and interactive. Something a bit more personal than the "tour desk" tours you can get at any hotel.
 
This is our specialty. We have the largest selection of local programs from over 25 years of making travel experiences personal. (Photo below is of me making hot cocoa from bean to cup at a real (not fake) Mayan village in Mexico.
making cocoa in the tradtional Mayan way.
 
Maybe you're stretching a little out of the ordinary like this woman in the video below who ventured to the Galapagos Islands and fulfilled a life long dream. Keep reading this website for great suggestions. Click here to contact us.

A Deeper Dive
 
 
Some people may want to skip the beach altogether and go even deeper with incredible full length tours: food, culture, wildlife, active (cycling, hiking, walking, diving) and more. We are the tour experts with the broadest selection of tour choices and our own style of independent travel - unbundled, but not unplanned.

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Are you an experienced traveller and really don't think you'd ever like a group tour?
I hear this a lot from people who are used to doing all their own travel.
 
Before you discard the idea of a set group tour, read more here or watch the videos below.
 
Things have changed a lot since days of packing 50 people around  20 countries in 10 days. I work with a small set of tour companies that break that mold completely with small groups of an average size of 12 passengers.
 
See this video from Blue Roads, one of the Flight Centre's family of businesses. If this type of truly civilized travel looks interesting to you, you will be really surprised by the prices. Call me for a brochure.

Or for something with a bit more activity and outdoor life.

 
1 to 1 Travel Experiences:  Unbundled But Not Unplanned
I've arranged many independent self guided and privately guided tours (families, workshops, birding, photography, wildlife, music, educational, culture, history, food, agritours, active) and custom vacations.
 
You might be surprised to learn that unbundled travel often cost less than set date group tours, depending on the trip and your interests. Read more here
 
Solo Travel, Unspun
If you are single and don't have a partner ready to travel when you want to go, there are really good options now that remove single supplement costs. Read more about those here.
 
How I Got To Where I Am
I was born to be traveller, but I didn't know it until my first trip to Mazatlan, Mexico. Want to read more about me? Continue reading.
 

Planning Your Own Trip?  A Second Opinion Never Hurts

Planning a trip is almost as much fun as the actual travel but travel is an experience, not a commodity. Travel is also business and organisation and budgets and details. Things to go right and things that go south.
 
For this, it's always good to have someone on your team who you can call. It's why travel advisors and consultants are still in business after all the years of the internet. Here's some tips on what is involved.

Logistics:
Flight routes and times, airport transfers, trains, car rentals, hotels, ferries, buses. These form the chain of events that typically govern a trip from start to finish.
 
The devil is in the details. Is it better to take the train from Rome to Naples, catch a bus to visit the ruins of Herculaneum, and retrace steps back to Rome, or hire a guide and car, or take an organized group day tour? Maybe it's better to stay the night and come back. Or continue? It can be quite a few moving parts and quite challenging, not mention time consuming, to organize over the length of a trip.

Procurement:
Here are the things that you need to consider as you hand over your credit card number online or cash to a local company or vendor.
 
Is the service a good price? How is their after sales service? What is the procedure if there's a problem? Do they have good hiring and training practises? Are they ethical employers and do they have good environmental practises? Are people of all genders, races, ethnic backgrounds, and ages treated with the same (hopefully high) standards?

Security:
If you travel enough, you will be scammed. It could be a simple shoe shiner extortion scam in Mexico City. It could be far worse.
 
Are you safe with the the operator? Is your money safe?  What kind of equipment do they use? Is their equipment adequately maintained? Do they operate with all the locally required permits and licenses? Do they carry any kind of liability insurance? Do they have emergency plans and employees that are trained to deal with them?
 
Our Promise of Best Value:
Add a higher level of financial certainty to your trip and get the best value. I will give you a transparent, complete, comparative view of the options, without having to commit any money until it looks good to go to the next stage.
 
If you are at the early stages of travel planning, reach out. If you've done a lot of research already, a second opinion never hurts and costs you nothing up front.

 

CPBC #2790 I TICO#50016384 I OPC#702971

Name:
George Duffy

Location:
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Contact Number:
Toll Free 1 888 543 6450

Alternate Number:
778 383 6369

Email:
george.duffy@fcitravel.ca

About George:

Our boutique 1 to 1 Travel Service combined with 25 years of experience is now powered by Flight Centre, Canada's most successful travel company.

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  • phone Toll Free 1 888 543 6450
  • Alternate Number: 778 383 6369
  • email george.duffy@fcitravel.ca
  • web flightcentreindependent.ca/GeorgeDuffy
  • address Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada