Cruises, Luxury travel, Latin America, Europe, Greece, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii,
Fiji, Alaska, British Virgin Islands, The Caribbean
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Ronald Duncan has worked in the industry since the business' conception as an Outside Agent until his recent retirement from government service as the Director of Environmental Management for the County of El Dorado in 1999. Since that time he has also worked to educate himself in Meeting Planning and the cruise industry to achieve the tag of MCC (Master Cruise Counselor). His experience in cruising has exceeded ship experience on over 70 vessels.
Ron brings to the company extensive experience in dealing with people, problem solving ability and sales. His motivation in the business comes from his enthusiasm and ability to find opportunities for his clients through, as he puts it "to get the biggest bang for your buck". He specializes in luxury client sales and manages to get the discriminating vacationer the Best for Less. Ron focuses primarily on luxury and group sales and coordinating group events.
It was Ron's concept to educate clients prior to travel in independent foreign travel and then provide on-the-road trip assistance for them. From this came the date specific "hosted group departure" program. Ron develops itineraries for the F.I.T. (Foreign Independent Traveler) then assists the client from the beginning. Completing an application for Passport and helping create the activities they wish to be involved with at each location, Ron has found a way to satisfy the needs of a variety of people in a single group. He holds pre-meetings covering security, gives helpful hints from packing to educating them about various international locations, and also arranges for excursions and makes reservations for individual group participants to special events.. He has personally completed on-site research, enhancing his ability to meet individual travel tastes. "Not everybody is interested in going to every Cathedral in a country. Some have shopping as their primary focus, others eating and pub-crawling. My clients work hard to play hard! Many are afraid to go it alone but they don't want to follow a leader with a flag in a crowd of people. My FIT hosted group departures are the best of both worlds.see the world on your terms, at the best pricing and have location assistance from a fun loving guy like me. Seriously, why should a client have to waste valuable vacation time going or doing something they don't want or feel like doing."
Ron found a niche in his local community. Clients who are wishing to have more freedom, can, as they develop confidence in traveling to unfamiliar environments. Consequently, Ron has reaped the benefits of a clientele group begging to be included in his next offering.