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Media & Press

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Michelle Weller of Travel Leaders in Houston, Texas said she likes making many New Year’s resolutions: “Probably the main one is to prop up my Disney business, so I have an excuse to go back there and do some ‘property inspections.'”… Read Entire Article

Michelle Weller of Travel Leaders in Houston, Texas agreed: “The easiest way to find success in selling themed groups is to have a specialized individual or group of people to lead the even. They will already have a following that will follow them onto the cruise.”

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Michelle Weller with Travel Leaders, however, said she doesn’t see it affect her business. “I don’t see people asking about it, and I haven’t seen a lot of the trips cross paths [with those destinations].”… Read Entire Article

“For example, Michelle Weller, an agent in Houston, once set up a client and his friend with a private English-speaking guide to revisit where they served in Vietnam.” Read Entire Article

““Of course Orlando is a huge kid-friendly city with everything from beaches to Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios,” said Michelle Weller, Travel Leaders in Houston, Texas.
“The airport is practically designed for families with Disney’s Magic Express. You don’t even have to pick up your luggage: Just hop on the Mickey bus, and your bags magically appear at the Magic Kingdom hotel!””
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“Michelle Weller, vice president of sales at a Travel Leaders agency in Houston, said no one has canceled or “raised a big, red flag.” The agency has a group of 25 headed to Barcelona this month, but they don’t plan to cancel or change their itinerary.
Weller said she feels it’s safe to travel to Catalonia, and while she will inform clients about the political situation, she wouldn’t recommend they avoid traveling there.”
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“”I’ve never heard of insurance that did not work as advertised,” says veteran travel agent Michelle Weller, who works for Travel Leaders in Houston. “But I have noticed some people do not read the fine print.””
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“”People have their preferences,” said Michelle Weller, COO for Travel Leaders in Houston. Weller, a self-described “Starwood girl,” estimated that 70% of her office’s bookings are corporate, and, “I rarely find people who cross over.””
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“National chains such Sheraton offer some similar services through club lounges, and those creature comforts can be worth the cost for many customers. But don’t get stuck with an unwanted upgrade, said Houston-based travel agent Michelle Weller of retail travel agency Travel Leaders.”
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“”We received the most phone calls, emails, and questions after this attack compared to the others,” said Michelle Weller, a travel agent for Travel Leaders, based in Houston, Texas.
“This terror attack, so soon after Manchester and in conjunction with the others [in Europe] earlier this year, made for a particularly strong reaction,” she said. One of her clients has canceled a trip to the U.K. since the latest attack…”
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“HOUSTON – Getting a great deal on travel makes the trip that much sweeter.

So, we talk to travel insider Michelle Weller. She’s with Travel Leaders/Future Travel…”
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““The application process is brutal,” says Michelle Weller, a travel agent with Travel Leaders Network in Houston, “but it’s worthwhile.” Weller says the background check is thorough…”
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“Roll, don’t fold. It doesn’t just save space, it can prevent wrinkles. Michelle Weller, a travel agent with Travel Leaders in Houston, says that for maximum effectiveness, you have to pack the right attire. “I buy clothes that don’t wrinkle and roll them up,” she says. Wrinkles don’t have a chance….”
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“Travel agents at Travel Leaders in Houston spend a lot of time talking to clients “like we are therapists,” said agent Michelle Weller. “That is what they want. It was shocking for them and an American was killed (in the London attack) and it is difficult for people to shake.” Clients don’t necessarily want to cancel trips, but they “are very concerned.””
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“Michelle Weller, a travel agent from travelleaders.com, says the way to satisfy your palette (especially when you might be dragging from java withdrawal) is to bring a chamomile tea bag and down a cup before you sleep.”
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““Most of our customers feel Eastern Europe is a safe option,” said Michelle Weller, a travel agent with Travel Leaders in Houston, Texas. “Plus, ground expenses are considerably less than those in England, France or Germany.”
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“Michelle Weller, Travel Leaders, Houston, Texas

“We are seeing more people heading back to Europe, especially Danube river cruises. Others are taking advantage of some of the unbelievable early 2017 rates in France. Ireland continues to be really big with requests for castle stays. The biggest breakout is New Zealand. Our bookings to New Zealand have tripled in 2017.”
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