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A bit more about me...

Suited up before jumping off the Auckland Tower
Suited up before jumping off the Auckland Tower

People travel for different reasons and it's my mission to ensure they aren't disappointed in the trips they entrust me to help create.  I take a bit of an empathetic approach in my planning.  After a brief consultation, I plan my client's journey as if it's a trip that I'll be taking.  Keeping your budget, desires and expectations in mind while I work to create your vacation. 


As a specialist I had to complete and pass all mandated tourism boards courses.  As well, I continue my education with regular destinations trainings.  I also find networking with various tour operators and other travel suppliers beneficial so I am up to date on such things as new tours and special offers that could be of interest to my clients.  My networking is done with office visits, webinars and attending trade shows and conferences.  However, I feel that in order to give my client's true guidance I need to experience a country myself.  So, I visit each of the countries I focus on as regularly as possible. 


One of my greatest joys is hearing from my client's after they've returned home telling me how much they enjoyed their travels.  I hope to one day have such a conversation with you. 


Please feel free to contact me when you're ready to start planning your next dream trip. 


 


 


 

Client testimonial

We first used Wally at Signature Destinations back in 2005 on our trip to Beijing, China. The trip went off without a hitch and was so smooth that we used Wally as our personal travel agent to book our subsequent trips to South Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. The biggest trip Wally has done for us was a 28 country, Round-the-World itinerary that he expertly booked and was PERFECT! Wally is a true travel professional and knows his stuff and has never led us astray and has gotten us out of several binds overseas. We have recommended him to all of our friends and family and will never book an overseas trip without him! .... Carmen B.

My Travel Albums

Japan
Tokyo SkyTree (night)
Australia
The Twelve Apostles

My Reviews

38 of 76 people found this review helpful
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Wally has always been available when needed. He is service oriented and has worked well under pressure. You can feel his smile through the phone!
By  NA  from  Scottsdale, AZ
Traveled to  Washington D.C. ~ District of Columbia ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful
Very well organized first trip to London and Paris
Wally was easy to work with. He took a generous amount of time to speak with me on the phone multiple times during the process of planning my vacation. He has knowledge of very good tour companies and reliable transportation companies to provide services where I traveled (London/Paris). Wally made it very easy for me by emailing a final grouping of vouchers that I printed and took with me on my trip. These vouchers not only acted as tickets in some cases, but also were a good way for me to remember my scheduled events. Because of the help Wally provided me, my trip was much easier and stress free. This was my first time to both London and Paris, so having the help of someone who has been there before, and understands the best ways to plan, was invaluable.
By  First Timer to Europe  from  Phoenix, AZ
Traveled to  London ~ England ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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40 of 83 people found this review helpful
Our Around the World Trip
Wally is our "Go To Guy". He has planned trips for us ever since 2007 and every one has been perfectly executed. His customer service is superb. H knows EXACTLY what we like, he anticipates our desires and he always comes through. We have been to over 25 countries using Wally as our travel agent. I have referred over twenty friends, family members and business colleagues to him and will continue to do so! He is the BEST!!!
By  NewZealandTravellers  from  New Zealand
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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34 of 80 people found this review helpful
Great resource!
Wally has helped me to plan multiple international trips and always foes a great job!
By  Juliefoz   from  Scottsdale, AZ
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 74 people found this review helpful
Family Vacation
Wally has been my travel agent for years now. He is my rock. To date, I don't think Wally has ever made a mistake in my reservations. He has attention to detail which I don't have the fortune to have.
I don't know how he does what he does so well, but I am grateful.
In short, I highly recommend Wally to any of my friends should they need help with their travels.
Thank you,
April Rains Portillo
By  April  from  Phoenix, AZ
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Wally Jones responded:
Thank you April. That's very kind and I very much appreciate having you as a client.

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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • South Africa

Travel Specialist:

  • Safari
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Executive Corporate and Luxury Travel
  • Honeymoons

Top Travel Partners:

  • Travel2
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Viking River Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • Aussie Specialist
  • 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist
  • Japan Travel Specialist
  • South Africa Specialist
  • Kenya Travel Specialist

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