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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

41 of 81 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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Better Than I Could Have Expected!
Absolutely GREAT! He spent a lot of time getting to know what I would like out of my trip (even before I really knew what I wanted) Very little effort needed on my part, Wally took care of it all for a seamless experience for a first time traveler! I'll definitely be booking my next trip with him!
By  Jacob  from  Phoenix, Arizona
Traveled to  Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Wally is a Travel Leader
I have been working with Wally Jones for 12 years. I use Wally to book travel for an executive team with a heavy and complicated travel schedule. Wally has extensive travel knowledge both in Domestic and International travel. He always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is in order for our team and uses his local contacts to make sure they have the best travel experience possible. I recommend Wally without hesitation.
By  Paula K  from  Phoenix, AZ
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Wally Jones responded:
I truly appreciate your kind words, Paula. It's been my pleasure to have worked with you these past years. I sincerely appreciate your business and I look forward to be being of service to you moving forward.

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Miami Bound!
Wally is dedicated and goes above and beyond to ensure that travel goes smoothly from start to finish. I would highly recommend Wally :)
By  Marlene  from  Phoenix, Arizona
Traveled to  Miami ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Wally Jones responded:
Thank you, Marlene. I appreciate your kind words and I wish you happy travels. :)

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42 of 87 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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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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