Each travel agent who was selected wrote about their experiences in the travel industry and were interviewed for the magazine which highlighted their contribution to their company as well as their take on the direction travel agents should be focused on. Ryan Doncsecz explains how his love for travel started early in his life. His dedication to the travel industry made him a top producer of Sandals, where this year he was bestowed with the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club distninction for selling the most possible rooms to a Sandals/Beaches resort only after two years at VIP. While Ryan is in charge of all incoming and outgoing transactions and payments for the company, he works daily with some of the biggest leaders in the travel industry. “No one is too old, or to experienced to learn how to do something better.” says Ryan. “Take this to heart, and you can resolve anything.”
Emily Fisher’s important contributions to VIP includes her dedicated and repeated attendance at bridal shows which helps attract many future newlyweds to book their dream honeymoon and destination wedding. Emily also won a 1 Diamond Award from Karisma Resorts after only 1 year of selling their brand. With a strong feeling that being a travel agent will be something that she does for the rest of her life, she enjoys the goals that she sets for herself at her job. Emily exclaims, “I love a good challenge!” Outside of bridal shows, Emily can multitask at the office by handling contracts, staffing, and database management.
Lauren Leayman’s strong passion to see the world drove her to be in the travel industry. After studying tourism and hospitality management, she found her way to becoming a destination wedding specialist for VIP. Not long after, she became certified as a Sandals WeddingMoons Specialist and earned the responsibility of detailing all wedding contracts, assisting guests with their travel arrangements, negotiating rates for wedding groups and more. For many destination wedding brides, Lauren because their close personal contact throughout wedding planning. Lauren also received her CTA while at VIP Vacations and takes great pride in being a CERTIFIED TRAVEL AGENT. Lauren notes, “I strive to continue to grow as a young professional and increase my knowledge, experience, and resources…”
VIP Vacations Inc. is a full service travel agency that has been in business since 1994 with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. VIP Vacations has won numerous awards from Sandals Resorts, Karisma Resorts and also received the Caribbean Tourism Organizations' highly touted "Romance in Travel Award". VIP Vacations are destination wedding experts and renowned for their assistance in guiding clients in finding their “happily ever after”.