May 27, 2017

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 Meet Judy & Maria

 Call It FateGoalsWhy Specialize?Taurus & Sagittarius Awards

 

Call It Fate”

A random visit by Judy to a local flower shop in 1990 brought forth the creation of an exciting business endeavor. Judy's casual conversation with the floral shop owner about a need for a knowledgeable travel agency in their community brought forth the formation of Judy and Maria's Travel, Inc. and the development of Judy and Maria's Travel Reviews.

Judy and Maria’s distinct vision, along with being utterly determined to be the best at what they do, took them to the next level, developing a distinct internet site http://judyandmariastravel.com.

Through self-education they discovered how to target and implement key sales strategies within the marketplace along with realizing and understanding the consumer's needs.  The website gained a large following with web-browsers worldwide.  Judy and Maria’s client-base is international.  Little did they realize when they started their business that they would develop global friendships and associations.

Judy and Maria’s desire to focus and excel, yet place significant limits on growth, along with their distinct vision has enabled them to achieve remarkable ends.  The core and soul of our business grew out of developed relationships with suppliers, hoteliers, customers, employees and friends.

Call it fate, or just plain good old-fashioned timing, Their chance encounter would bring to fruition a focused business relationship enabling them to grow and to gain recognition within the travel industry as a small giant, a company that chose to be great instead of big.  

Specialize and Succeed

Judy and Maria’s basis for success in today’s competitive marketplace is specialization, extreme focus, unrelenting enthusiasm, and maximum customer service.  As self-educated travel gurus we have developed an international website to reach out to the world, while still providing intense personal service.

We developed a business plan to specialize in leisure travel and focus on key destinations that would enable consumers to feel secure about booking and traveling several times a year. We targeted the middle-aged, affluent consumer. Repeat business ensued. In today’s automated world there remain many consumers who elect personal service. We put our expertise to good use and became personal shoppers for today’s busy professionals who are seeking knowledgeable travel and destination experts. We sell enthusiastically with pride of product. 

Our Business Model: specialize, focus, love what you do, be #1, be ready at all times for the unforeseen; if you hit a wall, jump over it, go around it, do whatever it takes to make it work; we are our business, we live and breathe it, and it works for us. 

Judy & Maria's Goal

Our goal is to provide a quality vacation experience matched to clients' requests & to meet or exceed expectations by listening to the client’s needs, specializing in specific products, & by knowledge of the product gained by personal interaction with the product providers. We visit select resorts a minimum of twice yearly to update & review quality & consistency. We take pride in knowing what we sell. We converse with our clients on a direct basis. We know resort managers and suppliers well & maintain rapport with them. Our agency's foremost priority is to meet with sales/management teams at select resorts to discuss our clients who will vacation at their properties. A well-polished resort is not our deciding factor to promote & sell. Our objective is to ensure that our client(s) will be taken care of from the beginning to the end of their vacation. A great resort has a strong agency/client-oriented management team in place. Customer Satisfaction & Retention is Foremost!     We are here for you!  We know our products. Our personal relationships with hoteliers are the key to our success, and are beneficial to you!

Taurus and Sagittarius

Taurus loves luxury and beauty, so roughing it on vacation just isn't their thing.   Instead of sleeping bags they want superb accommodations with a soft bed and lots of goose down pillows to lull them into a peaceful sleep.  Let's not forget the thing that so many Taurus are known for - their appetites.  Make your love of food the whole point of your trip.  A Taurus may love the good life but they aren't slackers.   They work hard.  What is the best antidote for work well done?   Pampering!   Unwind with spa treatments.  Few signs enjoy shopping as much as a Taurus, a sign that has a weakness for beautiful things

Judy
April 24

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Sagittarius loves to travel so much that they have learned to enjoy parts of the trip that other people usually groan about - standing in lines to get through security, finding their way around the airport terminal, and for some, dealing with airline food.  Whatever!   This is all part of the fun of getting away and nothing can danger their spirit.   They are a pleasure to travel with and anyone they bring along is lucky to have them near.  A Sagittairus is a bright, energetic and enthusiastic sign -- quite intellectual too.  They will look to learn as much as they can while on their travels.

 

Maria
November 25
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When Taurus and Sagittarius work together, they both need to give each other time to learn about energy of the relationship.  Both partners have a great deal to gain from knowing each other.  While Sagittarius thrives on variety and novelty, Taurus is often content with security and tradition.  Early in the partnership Taurus may desire more than Sagittarius is ready to give, but if Taurus is willing to be patient, Sagittarius will learn to appreciate the joys of the office.  Taurus and Sagittarius have different approaches to life; Taurus is more sedate and practical, and Sagittarius is the restless explorer.  It can be hard for Sagittarius to accept down to earth, fixed approach of Taurus.  It might be difficult for Taurus to accept the Sagittarius restlessness.  Taurus can offer Sagittarius a secure base and keep them on track with their dreams and ambitions.  Sagittarius can help Taurus add variety and fun, bringing new stimulation into each day.

 

Awards

 

 

Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Award - 2016

(Travel Weekly in The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)

Create A Legacy has been selected as a 2016 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Category of Online Travel Services: Website Category. The 2016 Magellan Awards received entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide. The quality of the work was outstanding. Being selected a Magellan Award Winner is a tremendous achievement and proves your agency represents a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.   Read more
http://www.travelweeklyawards.com/winners/

 

 Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award - 2013
(Travel Weekly in The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)

The 2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards Are Announced!  Judy and Maria's Travel, Inc.'s "Think Big" Wins Gold in the Travel Agent: Agency Website Category.  Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc. has won 10 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards over the past six consecutive years: 6 Gold Magellan Awards and 4 Silver Magellan awards.   Read more

 

 Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Award - 2013
(Travel Weekly in The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)

The 2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards Are Announced!  Judy and Maria's Travel, Inc.'s "Think Big" Wins Silver in the Online Travel Services: Travel Agent Only Website Category.  Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc. has won 10 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards over the past six consecutive years: 6 Gold Magellan Awards and 4 Silver Magellan awards.   Read more

 

Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award - 2012
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)

Create Your Own Success
has been selected as a 2012 Gold Magellan Award Winner in the Category of Online Travel Services: Travel Agent Website.
The 2012 Magellan Awards received entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide. The quality of the work was outstanding. Being selected a Magellan Award Winner is a tremendous achievement and proves your agency represents a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.  http://www.travelweeklyawards.com

Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Award - 2012
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)

Create Your Own Success has been selected as a 2012 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Category of Online Travel Services:  Website. The 2012 Magellan Awards received entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide. The quality of the work was outstanding. Being selected a Magellan Award Winner is a tremendous achievement and proves your agency represents a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.  http://www.travelweeklyawards.com

Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award - 2011
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)
Set Yourself Apart
has been selected as a 2011 Gold Magellan Award Winner in the Category of Online Travel Services:  Web Marketing and Advertising.
The 2011 Magellan Awards received entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide. The quality of the work was outstanding. Being selected a Magellan Award Winner is a tremendous achievement and proves your agency represents a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.  http://www.travelweeklyawards.com

 

Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Award - 2011
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)

Set Yourself Apart
has been selected as a 2011 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Category of Online Travel Services:  Travel Agent Only Website.
The 2011 Magellan Awards received entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide. The quality of the work was outstanding. Being selected a Magellan Award Winner is a tremendous achievement and proves your agency represents a high standard of excellence within the travel industry. http://www.travelweeklyawards.com

Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of the Travel Industry)

Winning Category:  Online Travel Services / Website
Submission:  Specialize and Succeed

Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Award
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of The Travel Industry)

Winning Category:  Marketing Website
Submission:  Customer Satisfaction #1

Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of The Travel Industry)

Winning Category #1:  Travel Agent / Agency
Submission:  It's All About Teamwork

Winning Category #2:  On Line Travel Services / Website
Submission:  It's All About Teamwork

Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award
(Travel Weekly is The National Newspaper of The Travel Industry)

Winning Category #2:  On Line Travel Services / Website
Submission:  It's All About Teamwork

 

Forbes Magazine - March 2007 Issue: Global Super Stars

Forbes® Small Business Enterprise Award
Presented by Mr. M. Steven Forbes to Judith Heydt & Maria Thomas
Judy and Maria's Travel, Inc.
Location: Lincoln Center, New York City


APPLE Vacations Partnership Awards

  • Crystal Award 2014
  • Crystal Award 2013
  • Crystal Award 2012
  • Crystal Award 2011
  • Crystal Award 2010
  • Crystal Award 2009
  • Crystal Award 2008
  • Crystal Award 2007
  • Crystal Award 2006
  • Crystal Award 2005
  • Crystal Award 2004
  • Golden Award 2003
  • Golden Award 2002
  • Golden Award 2001
  • Golden Award 2000

 


Important Travel News Minimize

NEW PASSPORT NOTICE

New TSA regulations require that passports be valid for at least six (6) months beyond travel dates. If your passport is set to expire in under six months from your return date, you must renew it prior to travel.


 


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