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Virtuoso is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises more than 1,000 travel agency partners with 20,000 elite travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. Virtuoso travel advisors draw upon first-hand experience and unparalleled connections to partner with clients to craft the perfect vacation. Travelers who work with a Virtuoso travel advisor get access to more than 1,800 of the world’s top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, destination specialists, tourism boards, and more. They also enjoy exclusive products, VIP services, and privileged access.
Virtuoso Agent Qualifications:
We Know the World … and the World Knows Virtuoso
From archaeological digs to kayaking, from countryside walks to wildlife safari adventures – Virtuoso travel specialists know the world and all the ways for you to discover it. They have intimate knowledge of the hotels, resorts, cruise lines, tour companies, and destinations they recommend, and many Virtuoso travel specialists are recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as true travel experts.
Certified Travel Agents
Virtuoso travel specialists have an average of 20 years of experience in the luxury travel field and are certified by the Institute of Certified Travel Agents. They are passionate about travel and confident in their ability to book their clients’ dream vacation getaway.
Southlake Travel is an affiliate of Virtuoso, a by-invitation-only travel organization of over 340 travel agencies with more than 7200 elite travel specialists in 20 countries with annual sales of $3 billion.
Karen Dawson, Agency Director
Ms. Karen Dawson, CTC, CTIE, Managing Director, Southlake Travel -Contact: (817) 657-9866 (cell/text); email@example.com; www.southlake-travel.com – Evening & Weekend Appointments; Readers Choice Award for Best Travel Agency – 2018 / 2019 / 2020 – Dallas-Fort Worth. Certified Agent: Tauck Tours; Certified: Seabourn Cruise Lines; Certified: Sandal Resorts, Hotels & Honeymoons;
Personally handled the vacation travel for Mr. Ned Johnson, Chairman/CEO, Fidelity Investments. Corporate Travel & Meetings Director, Colonial Investments; Travel Franchise DIrector – American Express, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Uniglobe Travel; Product Marketing: Sabre / Travelocity; Sales & Marketing Manager, Virtuoso, Fort Worth, TX. Experience with C-suite executive / private travel arrangements; Corporate and incentive travel programs nationally and globally.
Karen Dawson CTC CTIE
Interests & Specialties
Culinary & Wine Country Tours, Garden & Golf Tours, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Special Anniversary Celebrations, Cruises & Family Vacations
Karen is a Certified Travel Consultant, a Master Cruise Consultant, a Certified Caribbean Specialist, and a Certified Travel Industry Executive. Professionally, she has been with Sabre, Virtuoso, American Express, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Travel Agents International, Uniglobe Travel and several independent agencies. She has been a Corporate Travel and Meetings Manager for a major investment firm and has taught travel agency management, tourism, meeting / event planning and the Sabre GDS at a college-level.
Carol Palazzo, Travel Consultant
Travel has always been one of my great passions in life. From the road trips we took growing up, where we argued about who got to sit on the “bump” between the bucket seats so we could see out the window, to our fabulous 25th anniversary tour of Italy, I’ve traveled whenever and wherever I could. So, becoming a travel consultant was a natural fit.
I specialize in small group and couples getaways with an emphasis on great food and singular experiences. Why should you use me or any travel consultant? It’s all in the details—finding the perfect getaway and having all the hard work of planning and reserving done for you, with the added discounts and benefits that only travel consultants can get, such as resort credits, dining credits, airport transfers and other perks. I love putting together the perfect trip and seeing everyone have a great time and make wonderful memories. I love the details of finding interesting sights and restaurants to make every last minute memorable.
My goal is to provide the trip you dream of going on but don’t have the time to plan on your own!
Sarah Anne Daniel Felmet
Sarah Anne Daniel Felmet is originally from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean. Upon migrating to the United States, she received a B.S. in criminology with a minor in Marine Biology, an M.B.A. with a specialization in Marketing, an M.P.A. and a M.S. in Kinesiology/Sports Management. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Global Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Leadership.
Sarah is currently a College Professor at Richland College and an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College and the University of Houston at Victoria. Sarah brings years of marketing and management experience to Southlake Travel and shares her experience and passion for travel with clients through her professionalism, communication and creativity in planning.
Her areas of expertise include Caribbean vacations, destinations weddings, Hawaii travel, golf outings, wine excursions and several others. If you’re looking for a fun large group beach vacation, a unique European experience, a romantic weekend getaway or the serenity of sole travel, Sarah can help create your ideal experience.