Travel Market Vacations
Travel Market Vacations is a Virtuoso Agency. What does that mean for you? Being a Virtuoso agency opens a wide world of expertise, special rates and added amenities for you that other agencies can’t offer.
Lynn Goelzer, CTC
Having received her Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) certification in 1980, Lynn has worked in the travel industry since then. Lynn has owned and operated her own travel agency since 1992. Lynn currently leads a team of 45 travel advisors and manages all daily operations. Under Lynn’s leadership, Travel Market Vacations has been recognized with several honors in the industry and has achieved membership in Virtuoso, an exclusive and respected luxury consortium. Her management and industry reputation has attracted many independent contractors across the country to work with Travel Market Vacations. Always thinking of the next best trip, Lynn’s personal bucket list includes a cruise in the Galapagos, hiking Machu Picchu and tracking gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda. Lynn is a member of the Mequon/Thiensville Chamber of Commerce, the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau, and the National Association of Professional Women among others. Travel Market is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women’s Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified business.
Michele has been a Travel advisor since 1985 and joined Travel Market in 1992. Her days are busy assisting both leisure and corporate clients with their travel. Michele is always looking to expand her knowledge through travel and education. She has completed specialist training in many destinations including South Africa, Australia, Disney, Hawaii, Peru, Italy and River cruising. Michele is always looking for an excuse to travel and has personally experienced South Africa and Kenya, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Mexico, cruising the rivers of Europe and many Caribbean Islands. Michele feels there is nothing like walking ancient streets in Greece and Italy and imagining who walked them before you or driving across the savannah and seeing animals in the wild that you’ve only been able to see at a zoo – it is all about soaking up the experience. There are still so many places left to visit but high on her bucket list is to head down under to visit Australia and New Zealand as well as South America to explore Argentina, Chili and Peru. Besides the culture and stunning beauty of the destinations they all have amazing wines. She enjoys working with her clients to plan travel experiences that will bring wonder and happy memories to last a lifetime.
Contact Michele at Michele@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.241.4040.
Marlene Zabel, CTC
Marlene has been a travel advisor since 1988, joining Travel Market in 2006.
Walking on the Great Wall in China, viewing Hong Kong Harbor from Victoria Peak, cruising the Yangtze River, and exploring the incredible city of Tokyo only offers a taste of the incredible beauty, culture and history in Asia. Driving the North Country in England, visiting the home of Beatrix Potter where “Peter Rabbit” tasted the treats in her garden, thrill at the majesty of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, partaking in London’s sites and theatre only offers a taste of all the United Kingdom offers. How can you resist sailing down the Grand Canal in Venice, throw your coin in Trevi Fountain, walk up the Spanish Steps in Rome or marvel at the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik. Mexico and the Caribbean lure you to the beautiful azure waters while walking white sand beaches and the relaxed, welcoming people invite you to enjoy. Victoria Island, Vancouver, Banff, Calgary exhibit the uniqueness and similarities of Canada. However, one can never overlook the magnificent variety of all that the United States offers to the adventurer, the historian, the mix of cultures and, of course, the theatre aficionado. Continued study and accreditation of products and destinations through Virtuoso, designated destinations, hotels and resorts, cruise and tour experiences all expand Marlene’s knowledge and expertise of our vast world. Marlene’s bucket list is over-flowing but a European River Cruise, an African Safari or a visit to Machu Picchu top the list.
Contact Marlene at Marlene@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.241.4040
Louise joined our team in 2002. A veteran in the travel industry since 1960, Louise’s personal travel experience and destination knowledge are a treasure for our office and for her clients. Having traveled much of the globe her favorite places are Europe and Asia. She will help you design your own unique itinerary while giving you all the inside information. You can design the vacation of your choice from boutique cruises throughout the world to hotel locations and styles to whether you want private transfers and sightseeing. Louise holds numerous certifications and specialist trainings. Louise has completed training with Star Clipper, Regent Cruise, Silversea, Windstar, Crystal, Azamara, Avalon River Cruise, and AMA River Cruise and holds specialist certifications for Uniworld River Cruise and Oceania Cruise lines. Her most recent trip was a cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey. Her bucket list includes a European River Cruise that includes Croatia & Budapest, a Baltic tour or cruise and a tour to New Zealand and Australia.
Contact Louise at Louise@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.241.4040
Sarah Strand Applin
Sarah has been a travel advisor since 2000 and joined Travel Market in 2004. She is a corporate and leisure sales agent. Her specialist training includes Mexico, the Caribbean, Spas, and Las Vegas. Sarah has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Mexico and has been to Las Vegas many times. Having booked Asia several times she has become quite familiar with Thailand and Vietnam. Sarah’s recent travels have taken her on a European river cruise on Scenic’ s Jasper traveling from Budapest to Vienna. She also enjoys Ocean cruising and sailed with Royal Caribbean’s Navigator around the Eastern Caribbean. She took toured Celebrity’s Silhouette and spent the nights on the ship. Her bucket list–the Hawaiian Islands, Cabo San Lucas, England, Ireland, and Germany.
Contact Sarah at Sarah@travelmarketvacations.com or call 62.241.4040
Sandy has been a Travel Advisor since 1981 and joined Travel Market in 2006. Prior to joining Travel Market Vacations, Sandy owned her own successful agency. Sandy’s areas of expertise include Middle Eastern Travel, specifically crafting extensive tours of Israel for her clients, as well as Eastern Europe including the historic cities of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna. She feels extremely fortunate to have lived in Israel with her family and to have traveled much of the world. She likes to create custom tours for her clients and find out what they’d like to do and see. As a former high school teacher, this is similar to creating a lesson plan. One piece of advice she has for her clients is “If you have the time and can afford the vacation, then it’s the right time.” Sandy has been awarded her commodore certificates to be a specialist with Cunard, Princess Cruise Lines and Crystal Cruises. Sandy’s current bucket list includes Vietnam and a cruise with a stop at Odessa and an excursion to Kiev.
Contact Sandy at Sandy@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.241.4040
Tracy became a travel agent because she loves to travel, and even more than that, she loves to help others travel! Tracy believes everyone should travel because she believes that travel changes minds, hearts, and lives. Her goal as a travel advisor is to make travel planning a truly enjoyable and stress-free experience for her clients. Tracy wants to create for her clients travel experiences that will be filled with wonderful memory-making moments. She has a special passion for multi-generational travel because she knows first-hand that travel brings families closer and makes them stronger. Her favorite destination is Australia – my sentimental favorite as she grew up in a small bush town in that amazing country. However, Tracy’s bucket list of travel destinations includes Norway, Greece, and England, a river cruise through Russia and Eastern Europe and cruising on Norwegian’s Pride of America around the Hawaiian Islands.Tracy would love to help you reach your desired destination. Amazing travel memories are waiting to be made!
Contact Tracy at Tracy@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.241.4040
Karna has been an agent since 1988 and joined our staff in 1995. Her focus is leisure travel. Karna holds specialist certifications in Hawaii and Alaska. Karna is a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist and a Mexico Specialist. She has escorted 2 groups Costa Rica and has seen much of the country from north to south. Karna particularly enjoys booking Hawaii as she has visited there over twenty times. She has traveled to Mexico, Europe and throughout the Caribbean. Karna has cruised Alaska with Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and has also toured by land and taken a myriad of Alaska port excursions. Her bucket list includes a Christmas Market River Cruise and visiting Dubai.
Contact Karna at Karna@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.241.4040
Kim has been in the travel business for over 30 years starting her career at Funjet Vacations. For the past 15+ years she has been assisting couples with their destination wedding plans and is a Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist. Kim enjoys working with couples at this special time in their lives. Having a professional to go to can really take the stress off of the couple and give them a more enjoyable experience in planning their wedding or honeymoon. Weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean are very affordable for couples on budgets. Kim will take the time to help you choose a destination and resort that will provide you with the setting you envision while keeping your budget in mind. Kim has been to Mexico many times as well as Punta Cana, St. Thomas, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Greece and throughout much of the United States. Her bucket list includes Italy and Tahiti.
Contact Kim at Kim@weddingandhoneymoonexperts.com or call 262.478.4588.
Kathy Grant, CTC
Kathy has been a travel advisor since 1983 and joined our staff in 2013. She is a specialist in selling the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and Disney vacations, and is also knowledgeable in many other exciting destinations. She has traveled to Hawaii, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, many resort areas in Mexico, England, France, throughout much of the rest the United States and Disneyworld over 15 times! Kathy’s current bucket list includes Italy, Australia and a European river cruise. She looks forward to planning a memorable and exciting vacation for you!
Contact Kathy at Kathy@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.456.5727.
Sandra Ortler, CTC
Sandra has been a travel advisor since 1990 and joined our staff in 2013. She works in leisure, group and corporate travel.Sandra is a Europe specialist and lived in Switzerland for seven years. She speaks both German and English.Not only has she travelled throughout Europe, but she has travelled and taken educational courses on many regions of the world, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Las Vegas. She is an all-inclusive specialist and enjoys helping people plan their trips. Sandra likes to go the extra mile to find that something specialto make her clients vacations memorable.She enjoys helping her corporate clients maximize the value of their budget with flight, hotel and car rental coordination for itineraries that are simple or complex, domestic or international. Recent travels include Sandals Emerald Bay, Antigua, Turks & Caicos and weeks exploring Bavaria, Switzerland, Austria and Tyrol. Sandra’s bucket list—Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney in a Savanna View room and having coffee on her balcony while watching the animals, a river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, a Mississippi river cruise and exploring more of the United States.
Contact Sandra at Sandra@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.456.5727
Kitty has been an agent since 1996. She loves Mexico and the Caribbean. Kitty’s been to Cancun/Riviera Maya over 20 times! She is an all-inclusive specialist. She has traveled to Curacao, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Punta Cana, Nassau, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel, Los Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Las Vegas and more. She has accompanied clients on their first trip to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico and they were hooked. Kitty’s bucket list includes Australia (flying first class of course), a European river cruise, staying in an over the water bungalow in Tahiti and an African safari.
Contact Kitty at Kitty@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.456.5737
Lorraine has been a travel counselor since 1980 and joined Travel Market in 2014. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the office. She’s a Certified Specialist for Australia, Jamaica and Costa Rica. I’ve traveled throughout the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Hawaii, and Fiji and has escorted tours in the United States and the Caribbean. She holds specialist certifications in luxury travel, culinary food tours, and honeymoon and destination weddings. She has extensive knowledge with Ocean Cruising and River Cruising and she’s an Accredited Cruise Counselor for Oceania, Regent, Silver Seas, Crystal, Paul Gauguin, Celebrity , Azamara, Princess, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Uniworld and Ama Waterways river cruises. Most recently, Lorraine has been to Australia and Alaska. Her bucket list includes China and Yangtze River, Iceland, revisit Norway and Sweden, Africa, Russia, and in particular, Cappadocia in Turkey. Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do, she can make your travel dreams come true.
Contact Lorraine at Lorraine@travelmarketvacations.com or call 262.373.1000
Ann Zinuticz, CTC
Joining Travel Market Vacations in 2015, Ann had been with East Town Travel since 1989, and a travel counselor since 1975. She has the experience to match the best value for her clients with their desires. The consummate travel professional, Ann books virtually any travel destination around the world, including luxury world, ocean and river cruises. With her desire to stay on top of the latest industry developments, Ann has become a certified cruise specialist. Mexico is a favorite destination of Ann’s and she has explored many areas during her more than 25 visits. Most of the millions of Americans who visit Mexico head to resort cities along its coasts. Among the most popular destinations are Cancun, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta. Ann will provide unsurpassed professional help in organizing your dream trip and reminds all travelers to protect their investment in their trips with travel insurance.
Contact Ann at Ann@travelmarketvacations.com or call 414.276.3131
Faye is a seasoned travel agent with more than 30 years’ experience in various areas of the industry. She joined East Town in 2015, and is the Manager of East Town Travel. As a specialist with Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean, she loves cruising the Caribbean and the Mexican Rivera and can help with your plans to visit intriguing areas such as Aruba, St. Martin, San Juan, and The Bahamas. She has traveled to Asia, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and many destinations in the United States. She has visited much of Florida including several visits to Walt Disney World, giving her great knowledge of the sunshine state and Disney offerings. Her favorite trip was to India for two weeks to view the Taj Mahal and Red Fort while enjoying the culinary tastes and engaging with the people of India. She can offer suggestions for visiting those areas as well. Faye has much experience planning all-inclusive vacations and can easily work out a plan to meet your needs. For those interested in one-day trips to local attractions such as the Milwaukee Art Museum or Chicago theatre performances, Fay is here to help; she frequently escorts group tours with her husband.
Contact Faye at Faye@travelmarketvacations.com or call 414.276.3131
Ed has been in the travel industry for nearly 50 years and with East Town Travel since 2012 and continues with the Travel Market team today. Besides his travel agency experience, his extensive career includes working directly with an airline company.
Europe is a favorite destination for Ed. He has visited England 10 times and has taken several trips to France and Germany. Ed is an expert on Ireland and has traveled there six times. He is also a member of the Shamrock Club, an organization that promotes Irish culture in America. He also traveled around the world in 2005. Ed is also familiar with cruising, as he has reached the highest certification with Princess cruises, a Commodore ranking.
Contact Ed at Ed@travelmarketvacations.com or call 414.276.3131