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100% Recommended

Velma Tollison

Colleyville, TX

Certified Travel Counselor

I've been in the travel industry for over thirty years, both in wholesale and retail travel. I currently manage the office in Tyler, TX. In addition to quoting prices like various impersonal websites do, I also recommend hotels, sight seeing, restaurants and activities based on your personal interests. I use many different resources when working with a client to make sure the trip they envision is the trip that comes to life. I want each client to have the perfect trip, every time.

My Travel Specialties

EUROPE RIVER CRUISES

River cruising is one of the easiest ways to see a lot of Europe comfortably and conveniently. While the big ocean liners are restricted to the Mediterranean coast, on a smaller river ship, you can cut right to the heart of Europe and explore major capitals and smaller cities in the continent’s interior....
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Specialist in Avalon River Cruises

I've been in the travel industry for over thirty years and use many different resources to make sure the trip my clients envision is the trip that comes to life. I want each client to have the perfect trip, every time. I believe river cruising is one of the best ways to see Europe comfortably and...
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RUSSIA RIVER CRUISES

Russia river cruises can take you from St. Petersburg to Moscow in style. Sail on the iconic Volga River between these two major Russian cities, making stops along the way in smaller, unexpected towns where you can get a real taste of Russia’s unique culture and history.The “Golden Ring” is home to...
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LUXURY VACATION EXPERT

When you have a limited amount of time off from work, you want to go all in on a dream vacation. Why cut corners on a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Luxury vacations are all about giving yourself a much needed break from your day-to-day life. You can get away from home without sacrificing comfort...
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ASIA RIVER CRUISES

Interested in something completely different? Asia river cruises are the best way to explore one of the world’s largest and most exotic continents. You’ll get past the major cities and venture into rural areas still shrouded in mystery. Meet interesting people, admire jaw-dropping scenery, and experience...
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VILLAS

Luxury hotels are coveted accommodations for their fabulous amenities and high-quality service. Villas are very similar, but provide this luxury in a more private setting. A villa typically has its own fully functional kitchen, multiple bedrooms, and a private pool or private spa. The secluded location...
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LUXURY HOTELS

There are many types of accommodations you can book for your vacation, from the simplest campsite to the plushest all-inclusive resort. They’ll all give you a home base for exploring a destination far from home, but I have a soft spot for luxury hotels. I’ve spent years in the industry learning where...
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Group Travel Specialist

I am often involved in various aspects of group travel. Cruise groups, Destination Weddings, Family Reunions, Church Groups, Senior Citizen Groups, Incentive Groups or simply a group of friends going somewhere together. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for a group trip to take shape just...
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Getting Ready for a Balloon Flight

Incentive Travel is my Specialty

I have worked with numerous companies on incentive travel. It is one of my favorite things to do because it's something that requires a lot of research, a lot of planning, a lot of detail and a lot of coordinating between me and the company's planner. The company wants to deliver a quality experience...
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Luxury Beach Hotel - Perfect for an Incentive Trip

CANCUN EXPERT

Cancun has a reputation as a spring break destination, but there is so much more to this vibrant Mexican city than its nightlife and youthful party scene.The most popular day trip from Cancun is easily the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, and it deserves all of its hype. The majestic pyramid...
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RIVIERA MAYA EXPERT

The stretch of Mexican coast south of Cancun is one of the most glamorous and exciting destinations in the world: the Riviera Maya. Rich with ancient history and teeming with natural Caribbean beauty, the region has exploded with fun eco-tours and luxurious all-inclusive resorts, making it easy to...
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PUERTO VALLARTA EXPERT

Few romantic getaways rival Puerto Vallarta. Located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the Jalisco region, this is one dedicated seaside resort town that lives up to its hype. The sunsets here are legendary, and the town is filled with charming strolls from the cobblestone center to the lively beachfront.The...
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Alaska Specialist

If you’re looking to take a vacation filled with adventure and some of the most breathtaking views in the U.S., then Alaska might be your next ideal vacation destination. Alaska, the 49th State, and in the Aleutian language "The Great Land", is spectacular, diverse, unspoiled and mostly untouched by...
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Sled Dogs Training for the Iditarod Race

Princess Cruises® BEST. SALE. EVER.

There’s never been a better time to see the world than during Princess Cruises Best. Sale. Ever. Not only is this an offer that’s never been done before, but also it’s worth $95 of value per day. Get the most for your money—and your vacation time—with Princess. Contact me today to take advantage of...
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My Travel Albums

Incentive Trip Ideas
Imagine Your Incentive Trip Here
Group Travel Ideas
Table Set for a Group Dinner
Alaska Photos
Crab caught in the waters of Alaska

My Travel Stories

China Group

When I worked in wholesale travel I escorted a group to China which had over 4,000 attendees. We handled the hotel reservations, all of the China visas, special meetings, dinners and most of the air reservations. I traveled to China for the events and worked in the Expo Center for two weeks each time....Read more.

My Reviews

16 of 28 people found this review helpful
MANY THANKS
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT. MANY THANKS!
By  Carrie P  from  Tyler Tx
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you Carey!

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17 of 31 people found this review helpful
Excellent!
"Velma was an excellent guide for us in planning our trip. She answered our questions in a timely manner. We did not have one problem with our trip.
GREAT SERVICE."
By  Margaret B  from  Dallas
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you Meg! I'm so glad everyone enjoyed their RCCL cruise! I look forward to helping you again in the future.

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29 of 55 people found this review helpful
Velma is a Great Help
There are many places we have been that would be worth seeing again, including China, Russia, Greece, Italy and New Zealand. We recommend that everyone should use a travel Agent when planning and traveling outside the country. We use Velma Tollison of Travel Leaders to assist us. She has been a great help when travel difficulties and glitches have occurred. "
By  Bruce and Sheila H  from  Tyler Texas
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Velma Tollison responded:
I look forward to helping you plan many more great trips! Hopefully...without glitches!

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27 of 52 people found this review helpful
Cruisers for Life
I refer to Velma as my "GO TO" Cruise Pro!!! Her number has been shared more than any other in my contacts!! All I have to do is tell her when we want to go and she handles the rest!!! She has made ALL of our travel plans HASSLE FREE.and that is what you want!!! Everyone knows that we cruise a lot, what they are afraid of is the how, the where, the how much....I give them Velma's number and tell them how simple she makes things! We are hard working people and want a total relaxing vacation, Velma takes the headache out of the planning! She always goes above and beyond what she does for us! Thanks Velma for all of YOUR hard work for our fantastic vacations!!!!
By  Big Mike and Lilbit  from  Benton, LA
Traveled to  Yucatan ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you Lori! The fact that you love to cruise so much makes my job so much easier! I appreciate all the referrals you given out for me through the years. I hope to help you plan many more fun and memorable cruise vacations.

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26 of 50 people found this review helpful
A dream trip for me and my daughter!
Velma has been such a support when I travel. I have someone to call when my plans don't work out to help me reschedule a flight or let a hotel know when I'll be delayed.
She really listens to my requests and give me good advice on those things we want to do. She also knows what other things we would enjoy and makes suggestions.
By  Regina  from  Tyler TX
Traveled to  Kyoto ~ Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Velma Tollison responded:
Thank you! I loved the photos of your recent trip to Japan.

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Amsterdam
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Cancun
  • St. Petersburg
  • Kapalua, Maui
  • Ireland
  • Budapest
  • Riviera Maya
  • Honolulu, Oahu
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • Germany
  • Maui Island
  • Caribbean
  • Vietnam
  • Kauai Island

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Cruises
  • Groups
  • Luxury
  • River Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Destination Weddings
  • Escorted Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • AmaWaterways
  • AMResorts
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Tauck
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Iberostar
  • Insight Vacations
  • CIE Tours
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Wdwd

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • CTC - Certified Travel Counselor
  • Certified Travel Specialist - Travel Leaders
  • ACC - Accredited Cruise Counselor
  • Cruise Lines International Association

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