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“I worked with Linda from Hobson Travel on a weekend getaway to Las Vegas for my wife and me.  We had a tight budget.  I did research on my own; to stay within our budget we had to choose flights out of Midway (we live on the North Shore), inconvenient times, and a lower- end hotel.  A friend told us about Hobson Travel, I decided to give them a try.  Linda found us better flights out of O’Hare (more convenient location), and a special rate at the Bellagio.  Because it was a Virtuoso property, we were treated like royalty from the time we checked in, were upgraded, and received a hotel credit that more than made up for the extra $300 it cost to book it this way.  You can’t find that on the internet.  Not only did I save money, I saved significant time and more money because the Bellagio found us tickets at face value to a sold-out show that had our hearts set on.  Linda uncovered that value and made our trip so much more than we expected.  I will use Hobson Travel for all my travel needs going forward!”  

Raymond J., Deerfield, IL

“Diane, let me review all the great bonuses we got from working with a Virtuoso agency: 1. We got our room upgraded to the Prime room (a more than $600 value!). Plus, being on the “inside” of the horseshoe (which is what Prime means) is a HUGE deal. 2. Complimentary daily breakfast. This was HUGE … It was SO very nice to have each morning. We loved this. Thank you. 3. All the excursion advice was RIGHT ON. 4. Just the mere comfort of having an expert to bounce ideas off of and handle details, trip insurance, etc. Again, thank you so much. We had an amazing time, and it couldn’t have been as good without you.  

Vernon D., Tustin, CA

“The memories that my mom and I made while in London over the past several days are special moments that we will cherish forever. Brenda, I absolutely can’t THANK YOU enough for all your help in arranging what was truly “a trip of a lifetime” for the Royal Wedding. Words can’t express how much fun it was to be a part of the magic. Thank YOU so much for making it all possible.  Claridge’s was perfect and our upgraded room was amazing! The car service, the flights–everything was perfect. The best part was attending Suzy’s brunch overlooking the Mall on Friday. It was fabulous!  And… were the flowers in our room from you? They were beautiful and made our whole experience so nice! The smell took over the room. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You went above and beyond!”   

Rosemary S.,  Winnetka, IL

“Linda, Thank you for confirming our decision to use a travel advisor. Your impact did not stop once the trip had been booked. You were with us every step of the way, and your presence was so appreciated!”  

Steve J., Escondido, CA

“Karyn, The trip was worth every last dime – we couldn’t have done it without you.  At the risk of sounding cliché, it truly was magical. There is no way to thank you for your help in putting together the best trip ever for us!  I cannot begin to tell you how special it was – all of it! The hotel was awesome, the dinner at Narcoosee’s while watching the fireworks was one of the most special things we’ve ever done as a family. The look on Lina’s face during the princess lunch was priceless! Roasting marshmallows in the cold on New Year’s Eve while we watched a movie on the big screen outside was better than any end of the year party I’ve ever been to – we were treated as if our family and Lina were one of the only families there! I want you to know that John and I must have said a million times while we were there how much we appreciated your help putting the whole thing together.”   

John and Marylin C., Naperville, IL

“Debbie, I know you might say you are just doing your job, but I can’t help be impressed by how dedicated your team is in helping me with my travel. It seems whenever I call you (at the last minute sometimes) there is always some situation that needs to be resolved and you get the job done – accurately, on time, and to MY best advantage.”  

Phyllis M., Chicago, IL

“Brenda, we are with you until we stop traveling! I will never (ever, ever, ever) travel without a travel advisor again!

Roger and Susan R., Oak Brook, IL

“Linda, I wanted to thank you for planning a wonderful trip for our family!  I love to complain and cannot find a darn thing to even suggest! The guides were very dependable and accommodations were great. Our favorite place was Chiang Mai…so much to do. We loved the people in Cambodia and wish we could have gone south to beaches in Vietnam.”  

Clyde V., Bend, OR

“Dear Debbie, I’m beginning to see what we’ve been missing by not working with a serious professional to set up our trips. Thanks very much for making this happen – I’m really looking forward to working with you again later in the year!”  

Suzanne Y., Scottsdale, AZ

“Our advisor is truly outstanding! We have worked with Karyn for 6 years and she has become a treasured part of our lives.  Whether arranging cars for airport transport, travel in the US, or vacations abroad – no detail is missed. There has never been a glitch on her behalf and her service and follow through are impeccable!  Her commitment to her clients is extraordinary and this is most exemplified by her thoroughness. “

Thomas C. Hinsdale, IL

“We have used the same Hobson Travel advisor for nine years — and counting. Diane has made the effort to learn our tastes and finds places that excel in the areas we care about. She knows more about what we want in a vacation than we know ourselves. Not only does she steer us to properties that would fit our tastes, but just as importantly, she steers us away from properties that would not. Additionally, she not only helps us find a destination, but she’s there for us every step of the way to ensure that we have the best vacations possible. We have many, many wonderful travel memories thanks to her expertise — and are looking forward to working with her to create many, many more.” 

Bernice S., Naperville, IL

“We were absolutely thrilled with our Hawaii experience! Thanks to Deborah and Hobson Travel, the Four Seasons Maui as part of our Virtuoso amenities upgraded us to a suite. Better yet, the Four Seasons Hualalai upgraded us several room categories to a very large ocean front suite with our own plunge pool! Thanks a gazillion for all the things you do to make people happy!”   

Eric and Katie L., Naperville, IL

“I have known Debbie Trevino for many years in her capacity as a Premier Aussie Specialist. She is a pleasure to work with and always goes ‘above and beyond’ for her clients, researching every detail of their trip to ensure they have the best vacation possible.  In fact, I was so impressed by Debbie’s attention to detail and level of knowledge of the Western US states, that I asked her to manage my own family vacation a few years ago.  The trip was as huge hit, even our teenage son was happy!  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Debbie Trevino if you are looking for a travel advisor who will provide the best service and expertise for your upcoming trip.”  

Karen S., Trade Marketing Manager, North America, Tourism Tasmania