Local Travel Agency Bucks Trend by Expanding Operation
OMAHA , Sept. 23, 2010 – Omaha-based Custom Cruises & Travel is doing something that’s rather rare in today’s economic climate: expanding its operation and moving from a home-based business to a retail storefront. The new office is located at 10914 Elm Street in Rockbrook Village .
“While many businesses are closing up shop, we’re expanding,” comments Mary Ann Strasheim, owner of Custom Cruises & Travel, who oversees four travel specialists. “Due to our high level of customer service, we’ve developed a very loyal following – both locally and nationally – over the 12 years we’ve been in business. In fact, about five years ago, we changed our name and expanded our offerings from being cruise-only to full service because our clients were asking for more.”
The travel agency’s portfolio features an array of global travel experiences, including cruises (big and small ship; ocean and river), tours (escorted and independent; soft adventure to safaris), hotel, resort, and private home/villa accommodations, and airline reservations (international, regional and private jet). Other products include rental cars, travel insurance, and private tours with our On Location partners.
“Many of the perks and benefits we offer clients are due to our affiliation with Ensemble Travel Group, an international travel agency organization that negotiates preferred pricing and special amenities on behalf of its members,” says Strasheim. “As part of Ensemble, we’re often able to deliver additional value; including upgrades, special amenities and unique experiences to our clients, many of which are only available through an Ensemble Travel Group member agency.”
To celebrate the new location, Custom Cruises & Travel will hold a weekend open house October 1-3, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Noon to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to attend this free event that’s featuring drawings for travel-related gifts and special favors for all who attend.
For more information about Custom Cruises & Travel, call (402) 393-3436 or visit www.ccruises.com. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; evenings and weekends by appointment.
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