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Linda Barber, CTIE

Nelson, British Columbia Travel Agent
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Linda Barber, CTIE

Linda Barber, CTIE

Nelson, British Columbia Travel Agent
iLand Luxury Travel, a TL Network affiliate agency
Years of Experience: 23
24 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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I am a traveler by profession, an adventurer by nature and an explorer by heart. 

I LOVE to explore the world and it gives me great pleasure to assist my clients with their adventures!!

It is said that if you love what you do you never work a day in your life.

I am one of the fortunate few who love what I do!!

I am a graduate of the Travel Institute as a Certified Travel Agent (CTA) and  Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE).I’m the Founder and Owner of  iLand Luxury Travel.

I've been in the luxury travel business full time for over 20 years and have extensive knowledge of how to safely and securely curate private adventures worldwide by land, sea, air.

I have been on Safari in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Been close enough to see the eyelashes of a wild elephant. I've ridden a camel around the Pyramids of Egypt. Traversed the Sinai Desert to St. Catherines Monastery, snorkelled the Red Sea. Circumnavigated South America on a 75 day adventure. Explored Italy in depth. Visited Ephesus, the Parthenon and The Sphinx. Watched the penguins waddle on the tip of South America.

I've sailed on a Live-a-Board Dive Vessel in the Great Barrier Reef and been in 120 degrees temperature in the Outback of Australia. hiked the base of Uluru (formery Ayers Rock) Rooted for the Blacks in New Zealand and watched the America's Cup sail into harbour.  Felt the roar of the engines at the Grand Prix. Helicoptered to a ultra private luxury island in the Seychelles with only the turtles and a few other humans!

I've fished for Salmon at a private luxury lodge in Canada. Walked a section of the Great Wall of China and stood in the pit next to the Terra Cotta Warriors.

I've hiked amongst the Moai on Rapa Nui (formerly Easter Island), boated, sailed, snorkelled, dove the beautiful Hawaiian Islands (17 times!).

Whale watched in Alaska on a private excursion complete with beach bon-fire and smores.

Had a private visit with ancient globes in a Monastery in Italy, visited the Monastery in St. Catherines, explored the Monasteries in Meteoria, Greece.

Took a lion for a walk in Tiger Island. Hiked the Daintree Rain Forest.

So many fun adventures to be had!!

I am so looking forward to assisting with your grand adventures!!

 

 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

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Certified Travel Agent
Certified Travel Industry Executive
Top 25 Agents Award
Luxury Specialist
Adventure Travel Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 5 24 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Full service plus!

Reviewed By Jennifer K - Austin, TX | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Linda made our first cruise so simple and easy, we booked a second one with her. She took the time to get to know my husband and I and make recommendations that met all of our needs. She coordinated accommodations and transfers as well and helped us select excursions. I highly recommend Linda! You won't regret it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your kind words! I look forward to assisting with your next adventure! Be well!
14 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Africa

Reviewed By DRO - Sioux Falls SD | Traveled to Namibia ~ Africa
We began working with Linda over a decade ago. She offered customized service which met our requirements. Since then she has planned a number of trips for us. All but two was completely customized for the two of us. She has been available at odd hours to help us solve delayed or cancelled flight problems-different flights, hotel rooms, etc.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Dave, Thank you for your kind review!! I hope your planned adventure does come to fruition!!
15 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Someone you can trust

Reviewed By Lou - Nolensville, TN | Traveled to England ~ Europe
Linda has assisted me with multiple travels. She has done everything from flights to 2 week rentals. On one occasion, my husband became quite ill in the U.K. and she was cal and helpful with our options. Over the last 15 or so years she has become a friend.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Lou, Thank you for your kind words! Always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!! Be well!
12 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Northern Italy

Reviewed By Steve and Kay - LaFayette, Ga | Traveled to Dolomites ~ Italy ~ Europe
She is the best. We have taken trips arranged by Linda to Italy, Scotland, Cambodia, Peru, and Morocco. All have been seamless. The only mishap was a flight cancellation in Italy on our return. Linda took care of it immediately.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!!
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Please never retire!!!

Reviewed By Kay - LaFayette, Georgia | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
We have worked with Linda about 8 years and every trip has gone smoothly with attention to every fine detail.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasuse to assist with your adventures!
12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Africa Wedding

Reviewed By Kim - Murphy Texas | Traveled to South Africa ~ Africa
Linda booked the best Trip to South Africa and Zambia for us and worked to schedule a beautiful wedding for us at Victoria Falls!! Top notch planning and recommendations!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Kimberly!! Thank you for your kind words!! Be well!
12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Private tour through Provence

Reviewed By Marlene and Phil - Naples, Florida | Traveled to Provence ~ France ~ Europe
Linda has helped us book many fantastic trips. Most importantly, if ever there was a problem, example lost luggage, she worked tirelessly until it was resolved.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Marlene, Thank you for your kind words!! I look forward to assisting with your next adventure!! Be well!
11 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Our Cruise: The Beat Goes On!!!

Reviewed By "Style and Value".... - Greenbrae, CA. | Traveled to Europe
For those seeking quality in planning the travel experience, value for money expended, ability to successfully follow up with the client, and dedication to detail, Linda Barber represents "The Gold Standard".
Be it a special occasion such as a 50th Wedding Anniversary, Birthday, or merely a typical summer vacation, Linda provides 100% dedication to her clients. In those rare instances when a travel venue such as luggage delivery, cruise line, or hotel fails to attain a level less than excellent, Linda is "On it", going above and beyond what's needed to make it right.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Raymond, Thank you for your kind words!! Looking forward to your next sail-away!! Be well!
13 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Medical

Reviewed By Lisa - BOYLE | Traveled to California ~ USA
This last trip was Medical so I thought it would be easy. Linda took late calls to set up rental car, car services, look after the hotel rooms and services with COVID. She was awesome as usual. we tried the VIP Butler, she looked after all it was exceptional.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasure to assist!!
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Private Villa, Butler, Hawaiian waves!

Reviewed By TK - Toronto, On | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Linda organized our amazing family vacation to Hawaii! With Linda's expertise and knowledge of Hawaii we had the most amazing time and unforgettable time! We loved our private villa with butler. The scuba diving was incredible. We were in heaven! I would highly recommend using Linda for your next vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! I'm so happy the wild-life cooperated!! Looking forward to your next adventure!
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Ole!

Reviewed By Ric Yocke - Reno | Traveled to Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
Linda arranged a 7 day tour of Spain (Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Ronda). She arranged itinerary, air, boutique hotels and excellent guides. The trip was fantastic. We have made 10 trips utilizing Linda's services. She has provided outstanding service every time
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Looking forward to your next 10 adventures!!!
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Italy

Reviewed By Steve Ledbetter - Ga | Traveled to Dolomites ~ Italy ~ Europe
Efficient and excellent planner of great trips
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!!
11 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Hawaii

Reviewed By Lisa - BOYLE | Traveled to Edmonton ~ Alberta ~ Canada
We just started with Linda and find her a delight, she looks after everything. We did a Hawaii trip in 2019 and it was the best, great accommodations and chef, to car rental to excursions, she looked after everything. And we plan on adding to our excursions to cruising, African safari to Ireland etc....
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your kind words! I am delighted to have you as part of our iLand family!! I look forward to your upcoming adventures! Be well!
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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The best of the best

Reviewed By Rachel - San Francisco, CA | Traveled to Africa
She is the very best. Has planned about seven incredible and diverse trips for including our honeymoon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Rachel, Thank you for your kind words!! I can hardly wait to assist with your next adventure!! Be well!!
11 of 20 people found this review helpful
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A perfect fit for us!

Reviewed By Kay - LaFayette, GA | Traveled to Utah ~ USA
We have been traveling with Linda’s help for six years. Linda listens so well and planned this last trip of hiking the 5 big National Parks with Austin Adventures. A perfect fit for our ability level and comfort requests! We are pouring over their website for another adventure in 2021. Thanks to Linda’s perfect planning, listening and fun ideas!!! Don’t retire!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!!
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Epic Family Trip to Hawaii

Reviewed By Pamela G. - Las Vegas NV | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Linda was amazing in planning my family trip to Hawaii! She recommended some amazing activities that we all enjoyed, and took great care of us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!!
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Great Vacation Experiences

Reviewed By Whit and Kellie - Colleyville, TX | Traveled to Worldwide
We have been working with Linda for nearly 10 years. She has helped us plan everything from luxury ultra-special to budget friendly vacations. She has in depth knowledge of so many locations and her ideas for different experiences that are tailored to my family's preferences are so wonderful. We have been so well taken care of on our trips which have exceeded all our expectations. Thank you Linda!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!!
11 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Best Caribbean Experience

Reviewed By Sue - San Francisco | Traveled to Saint Lucia ~ St. Kitts and Nevis ~ Caribbean
Linda provides superior services across all aspects of travel. She has inspiring ideas and follows through on every aspect of the trip. She will make everything better.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you Sue!! I appreciate your kind words!! Can hardly wait to assist with your next adventure!! Be well!
12 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Bahamas is a dream!

Reviewed By TB - Vancouver, BC | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Linda is so detail oriented, nothing was missing from this fantastic family trip to the Bahamas. Our hotel was gorgeous, the views were stunning, the service we recieved was top notch. We look forward to our next family vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad your family had a very special time together!! Looking forward to planning your African Safari Adventure!!
12 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Dedicated to her Travel Clients

Reviewed By Deb - Rye Beach, NH | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Linda is on call to assist, especially when knowing there might be airline issues internationally. 2 yrs ago while in N. Italy, we had such an experience. The local agent could not assist us, as she did not have the original booking details. I called Linda at an inconvenient hour ( 1am her time) and she was already watching the issue and advocating for us w/ the airlines. She resolved our issues, found a flight that would keep us on time to make the connection flight. Exemplary work! And appreciated. That's Linda.
Just one example of her dedication to her clients.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your most kind words!! It is always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!!
11 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Scotland the Brave!!!

Reviewed By Bill mac - Leland | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Top agent one of the best in the business--Virtuoso is a great benefit as well. Real pro--one of the very best and a nice person too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Very memorable trip

Reviewed By Hawaiian Honeymoon Heaven - Bradenton, FL | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Linda is and always has been very knowledgeable, helpful and thorough as she takes into consideration a client's requests. In addition, she always makes certain to offer options that a client might not have considering when booking a trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words! Options are always good!!! Looking forward to your next adventure!
8 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Exitement galore.

Reviewed By Gene - Miami, Florida | Traveled to Africa
In one word: Fantastic. She put together a trip to Africa to celebrate a big wedding anniversary, and on the night of it, in Botswana, she arranged for an unforgettable celebration around a camp fire next to a water hole surrounded by wild animals. Add to that a cage dive off Seal Island in South Africa to play with Great White sharks, a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and a Boma in Kruger Park where we also witnessed a lion stalk, kill and devour a wart hog in front of us and we have lasting memories. Thank you, Linda
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Hi Gene, Thank you for your kind words! You indeed have had some wild and memorable adventures!! Always a pleasure to assist! Be well!
8 of 18 people found this review helpful
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all our trips were fantastic....

Reviewed By slypig - nanaimo | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Linda has been our agent for over 15 years ...we have travelled all over the world with Lindas' expertise ....highly recommended
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Linda Barber, CTIE responded:
Thank you for your kind words!! Always a pleasure to assist with your adventures!
8 of 20 people found this review helpful
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