Creative Vacations has strong year in 2018



SIDNEY — The year 2018 was an extremely strong one for Creative Vacations.

“Typically, during the summer, when many are traveling, new requests for travel slow down, however, that was not the case for 2018. I can’t thank my clients enough for the wonderful gift of referral business along with their continued support of repeat business. Those are the highest compliments one can receive and I contribute both to my success.” says Debi Pulfer, of the local office.

Her report continues:

The top destinations this past year have changed a bit. Although, the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Canadian Rockies, US National Parks and Europe remain strong, destinations such as Iceland, Norway, Costa Rica, Cuba, Australia and New Zealand are on the rise. Major cities within the United States are always popular, year after year.

Chicago is always in big demand, so the annual Chicago Christmas Shopping Motor coach trip is once again scheduled for 2019. It will be Friday, Dec 6, to Sunday, Dec 8, with reservations being accepted. Each year, this trip is back by popular demand and it’s been going strong for over 25 years.

The vacation types that continue to be strong are river cruises, especially within Europe, honeymoons, anniversary trips, group trips, all inclusive vacations, ocean cruises and multigenerational vacations. A newer vacation type would be a babymoon, when a couple gets away to relax prior to the birth of a child. Adventure travel is also on the rise.

Travel insurance sales have been increasing, with most clients purchasing policies and realizing the importance of having insurance. Travel Insurance protects your travel investment from many unforeseen circumstances that may arise. That could be anything from lay off to a death in the family along with many other covered reasons, including weather problems causing cancellations. They also want to have medical coverage for themselves when outside of the United States and it provides coverage for that as well. Many may not realize that if you travel out of the United States and have original Medicare, you do not have health coverage.

As tourism continues to grow, hospitalization and medical cost that many countries have been faced with have also increased. Due to this, many countries are making travel insurance mandatory for visitors who enter their countries and proof is required upon arrival. This is another reason Travel Insurance is being purchased more frequently.

In 2018, I completed many courses, including the “Signature Travel Expert” class to keep my certification up-to-date. This provides comprehensive continued education training for advisers.

With 35 years of experience as a travel adviser, I’m looking forward to another year of meeting and exceeding customer’s travel needs and expectations. If you’re planning a trip, call 937-498-7448”

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