George Duffy | Flight Centre Independent | Home Based Travel Agent

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Posted on: Wednesday February 06, 2019
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How I got to here in the travel business

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. I was in my early 20’s. It was my first exposure to warm, sandy beaches. But what really hooked me was Mazatlan’s downtown public market.

I was absolutely captivated by all the different fruits and vegetables, the wild hawkers reaching out get my attention from stalls selling everything from t-shirts to tomatillos. I still love local markets, the foods, the bartering. The photo below is from the Otavalo in Ecuador taken on the Day of the Dead (All Saints Day)with their famous bread dolls.

Since then I’ve been all over Latin America. I studied Spanish in Mexico City and Antigua, Guatemala. Not satisfied with that that I decided to make a career in international tourism. I got back to Canada and studied tour and travel getting a certificate in International Tour Planning. I am also a graduate from the Forum for International Trade Training, Canada's only certified international trade training institute in Ottawa. I am very comfortable in the world of international goods, services, logistics and finance.

I’ve worked for, managed, and owned tour companies. I've taught international tour planning, tour guiding and ecotourism for Mount Royal in Calgary. I've worked for Canadian tour companies, Mexican companies and Italian owned companies. I consider myself an expert in tours and I have specialist knowledge of the Latin world, but I am also quite happy to help you plan any kind of trip, big or small, budget or high end.

Then I discovered ecolodges. A whole new world opened up and since then I've also been active in the ecotourism industry.

Look over this site for travel ideas and stories from places I've visited and then call me for an initial consultation with no obligation or fee. Contact me below on this page or call me.

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