Phil started his career as a travel consultant almost 30 years ago. Phil is the manager of Majors Travel of New Dorp, a division of Blue Ribbon Travel. “From the beginning of my career in the travel industry I knew this was what I was destined to do.” His favorite travel destination is Europe, especially Greece, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.
Phil specializes in LGBT vacations, honeymoons, and tours and independent travel throughout Europe. “I have built up my clientele through all my years in this business, I have many wonderful clients.” Phil pays special attention to detail, which is so important when booking leisure travel.
When not working, Phil likes spending time with friends going out to dinner or bike riding at the beach. His favorite travel quote is, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous
Heidi started her career 45 years ago after first working for a German Newspaper in Staten Island. During her school years her favorite subject was Geography and she traveled the world using my Globe. The owner of the newspaper also had a Travel Agency and during busy times she would answer the phone and started taking airline reservations that led to a full time career as a Travel Advisor.
She has traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, South America and on many cruises. Her favorite trip of all was a Safari to Kenya and Tanzania. “I love researching unusual destinations and helping my clients find the perfect vacation and adventure.”
Heidi is bilingual and knows most areas in Germany, Switzerland and Austria having lived there half her life. Heidi has been married for 51 years has two sons and 4 grandchildren. She loves to read, garden and meet friends for lunch and movies.
Laura Russo started her career in travel when she graduated from high school and began a summer job at the steamship company Italian Line. When it turned into a full time position it began her love of cruises. During the 5 years that Laura worked at the Italian Line she has some very good memories. The first was meeting Joe, her husband of 43 years. The second was being introduced to Dustin Hoffman and his family who were passengers on one of the ships that was sailing to Europe. He was just one of the many famous passengers that included actors and politicians. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were also frequent guests on the ships.
Laura’s specialty is selling cruises which is understandable since she has been on over 60. She has sailed on many of the popular cruise lines to the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. Her favorite places have been Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt. She has also traveled to London and enjoyed spending time there. “I still have more destinations on my bucket list with an African Safari being my first choice.”
In her leisure time she enjoys spending it with her husband and three grandchildren. She also enjoys attending family gatherings and dinners with her cousins and extended family.
Rose Murphy-Frassetti started her career as a travel consultant over 21 years ago. “As a young girl, I always loved to visit new places, experience new cultures, and I knew a career in the travel industry was for me.” Her favorite travel destination is Europe, especially Italy and France where she has traveled many times.
Rose specializes in family vacations, honeymoons, and of course trips throughout Europe. “Most of my wonderful clientele are repeat customers or referrals. I am very service oriented and pay close attention to details, which is much appreciated by my customers.”
When not working, Rose spends her time with her husband of 20 years and her two daughters. When asked about where she has traveled to, her favorite quote is, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
Dorothy Roche has over 17 years experience planning all types of travel from cruises, family vacations, honeymoon and destination weddings, European and exotic destinations.
“I feel every person should have the opportunity to experience the joys of a well-planned vacation with the support and knowledge of an accessible travel professional. I look forward to working together to achieve this experience from our first meeting to my ‘welcome home’ phone call.” Attention to detail and advice based on her personal travel experience, is what each client receives when they work with Dorothy.
Bonnie started her career in Hospitality. Over 30 years ago, Bonnie went to Hotel School in Bermuda and was the first American student to graduate there. She remained in Bermuda for 17 years. She worked at The Stonington beach Hotel, The Elbow Beach Hotel and was Assistant General Manager of The Newstead Hotel.
She Returned to Staten Island in 1998 where she began her journey as a Travel Consultant. She has traveled through Europe; specializing in Ireland. Bonnie has sailed the high seas sailing on over 20 cruises and has also visited most of the Caribbean & Mexico and of course is our Bermuda Specialist.
When not working Bonnie returns to Bermuda often to visit friends & family.
Her favorite quote, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page” – Saint Augustine
Call Bonnie at 718-979-3900 or email her at email@example.com