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Mississauga, Ontario Travel Agent
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Lola Stoker

Mississauga, Ontario Travel Agent

Cruise Holidays | Luxury Travel Boutique

I was born in The Netherlands and moved to Canada in my early twenties.  I started my career in travel and hospitality in Ottawa and later moved to Toronto where I have lived and worked ever since.  My home is in Etobicoke, a quiet neighbourhood in West Toronto and our office is in Mississauga, near Pearson International Airport.

My background includes a Degree in Hotel Management from the University of Maastrict, The Netherlands.  A veteran of the hospitality industry, I spent my early years working in catering, restaurant management and sales.  Later, an opportunity arose in Corporate Travel Sales where I represented some of the larger corporate travel companies in Canada.  Although I enjoyed this career, I was always envious of the leisure travel specialists that I met; they seemed to be having so much fun researching and booking dream vacations for their clients.

In 2012, I decided to pursue a career in leisure travel and started a boutique travel agency with my husband, specializing in cruises and custom vacations.  I've learned more about myself and the world than I ever imagined.  I am truly grateful to have this opportunity to help clients, who have been bitten by the travel bug, plan their trips and cruises.

Many of my clients have spent most of their lives in North America and are eager to see more of the world.  Canada is an absolutely gorgeous country, but I believe that it is important for people to travel, experience different destinations and cultures to broaden their horizons and enrich their lives.  This could mean an escorted tour in Asia, an expedition trip to Antarctica or a relaxing river cruise in Europe.

My background gives me a unique perspective when booking cruises and other travel experiences for my clients.  Born in The Netherlands, I traveled extensively throughout Europe.  After moving to Canada as a young adult, I continued to travel extensively to Asia, the Caribbean and Mexico.  Eventually, opening my own travel agency will allow me to use my unique expertise to help a variety of valued clients.

I love connecting with my clients, hearing their stories and seeing their pictures of their travel experiences after they return.  This was particularly true with a client who booked a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  The client had the opportunity to stay in a jungle resort with an amazing view of a volcano, visit the city of Quito, cruise the Galapagos Islands and get close to the extraordinary wildlife there.  The pictures I received after this trip were absolutely breathtaking!

While I travel quite a bit with my agency, I make sure I am available for my clients.  While my clients are abroad, I make it a point of being reachable so that I can quickly respond to any questions they may have.  After my clients have returned, I'm always eager to discuss their trip, not only to learn about their experiences but to find ways to improve my service to them.

My number one mission is to deliver a once in a lifetime, worry free travel experience through superior service, excellent value and relevant expertise - and I will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal!

Testimonials

Hi Lola, The river cruise was perfect!  What a great way to see Europe!  Budapest, Vienna and Prague were amazing - the history, culture, art and music were beyond imagination.  The scenery along the river was spectacular.  Thanks so much for helping us plan and choose the right cruise and itinerary!  You are the best.

My Reviews

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

A great trip

Reviewed By Happy Traveller - Toronto | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
Lola responded immediately to my initial inquiry re trip planning and her service. She obtained the details from me re countries I wanted to visit, type of transportation to be used and hotel requirements. After obtaining this information she provided a draft agenda to me to review and make any changes. This draft was provided shortly after the initial contact with her. A few changes were made which Lola immediately acted upon. She then sent me a final draft. I found Lola to be knowledgable and attentive. She responded immediately to phone calls and emails. She followed up upon my return from the trip. Lola was efficient and thorough. The trip went very well. I will definitely use her service again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great trip and experiences

Reviewed By JG - Toronto Canada | Traveled to Serengeti ~ Tanzania ~ Africa
Working with Lola has been a real pleasure. She understands our wants and desires and is always available. She works hard and stays on top of things.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

An amazing experience and spectacle.

Reviewed By David - Brampton,Ontario | Traveled to Edinburgh ~ Scotland ~ Europe
Pleasant,warm personality that shines through,efficient,responds instantly to questions,follows up quickly with problems,knowledgeable of the broad possibilities for travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

Australia and New Zealand

Reviewed By Maple - Maple Ontario | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Lola provided excellent advice and service. We will definitely
recommend her to our friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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13 of 26 people found this review helpful

Excellent Trip to Turkey

Reviewed By Ehab - Mississauga, ON | Traveled to
Lola has given us a variety of programs and recommended the best ones which we were precisely determined when which program we really need. Everything was great, agent in Turkey was also knowledgeable and we spent a fantastic week there.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Best cruise ever!

Reviewed By D.B. - Toronto | Traveled to Rhine Valley ~ Germany ~ Europe
Very knowledgeable - will find a trip to suit any budget.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Last minute Christmas escape for the family

Reviewed By Contact from the "hood" - Toronto, Ontario | Traveled to Mexico
It was a real pleasure to again have Lola's assistance in booking our family vacation just after Christmas 2017. With very little advance notice, and at a very busy time of the year for everyone, I called Lola "out of the blue" and with request which was quite close to "last minute". Lola provided very responsive efficient and pleasant service, in helping us select and book a resort in the Mayan Riviera which exceeded our expectations.
I also very much appreciated her call after we had returned to see how everything had gone.




I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

Lola created a perfect trip for us!

Reviewed By Alaskan Adventure - Toronto, ON | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Lola helped me plan an Alaskan Adventure for me and my family, and made this the easiest trip I have ever been on. From help deciding on a cruise line, to reservations, excursions, and even dinner reservations, Lola took care of it all.

She took the time to check-in along the way to ensure that we were creating the most memorable trip. Her professionalism and kindness are unmatched and I will surely be using her services again for future trips!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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13 of 27 people found this review helpful

Bucket list trip

Reviewed By DebC - Mississauga | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Lola found what I was looking for and booked it quickly. She offered assistance in booking excursions for us as well. I was very grateful for her help. I would definitely book through her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 17 people found this review helpful

A seamless experience

Reviewed By D.D. - Brampton,Ontario | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Just returned from a marvelous Oceana (Nautica) cruise from Southampton along the west coast of France,Spain,Portugal,and again Spain ending in Barcelona. All the arrangements ,which required multiple emails due to our summer at the cottage with no cell or internet coverage,were exactly as promised and exactly what we wanted. The entire trip from start to finish was seamless and much appreciated. Of course we will book again with Lola.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 15 people found this review helpful

Dutch Family Visit and Bavaria

Reviewed By V.B - Maple Ontario Canada | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Lola provided us with expert advice and she successfully "custom-made"
our vacation. We were so pleased with her services that we booked a second trip with her even before we left on our vacation. Lola's associates were very helpful when our flight was delayed and we missed our connecting transportation. We definitely will recommend her to our friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 23 people found this review helpful

I don't understand this one? Mrs.?

Reviewed By Sharon, I guess this is what you wanted? - Mississauga | Traveled to
Lola has always sourced out quality hotels for our stays, always clean, efficient and centrally located for sightseeing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 16 people found this review helpful

3 great cruises!!! And all very different!!!

Reviewed By Sally - Ontario | Traveled to Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
Have booked our last 3 cruises with Lola....all very different and all with a different group of people. Western Mediterranean, Asia and Caribbean. Had only done one cruise prior. They were all excellent! Liked the fact that she had been to most locations so could give us tips on what to see, where to go and which excursions were best and had best value.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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12 of 28 people found this review helpful

River Cruise, Germany

Reviewed By Niagara Man - Welland, Ontario | Traveled to
Just returned from a "Christmas in Germany" river cruise arranged by Lola. It was a wonderful trip. All details were arranged and handled efficiently. Accommodation, Service, Meals and Tours more than met expectations. First time on a river cruise, but planning to do more in the future and will certainly make arrangements through Lola.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 17 people found this review helpful

The best cruising advice & handling we could want

Reviewed By Aviation Media Traveller - Toronto, Ontario | Traveled to Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
Planned several cruises with Lola. She knows the travel business and the cruise business very well and was very helpful in guiding us to get the best on-board experience and cruise line with the best value. She provides all the experience required with a real attitude of customer satisfaction and consideration.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 19 people found this review helpful

River cruise 2015

Reviewed By Wally - Oakville On. | Traveled to
Despite the fact that Lola had not personally used the cruise line "Scenic Cruises", she was able to help us a great deal in our planning, and was very responsive to our questions and concerns. I found her very personable and helpful, and fully intend to use her services in the future
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 16 people found this review helpful

High Seas Cruising!

Reviewed By Sandy & Murray - Mississauga | Traveled to Hong Kong ~ East and Southeast Asia
Lola is amazing!

We have been fortunate to know Lola for a few years now and she is always willing to go the extra mile. Lola always has a smile on her face and is very professional in her dealings. She pays attention to your likes and dislikes to ensure the trip is planned perfectly. You can always be guaranteed a prompt response from her on any travel matter!

Lola was very helpful in providing us with the best possible flights and accommodations for a recent Asian cruise we took as well as providing us with helpful tips and suggestions to ensure our trip was great!

Upon our return from each trip, there is always a welcome home note in our inbox asking us how our trip was!

Since our Asian cruise, we have booked three more cruises through her as we certainly do value her expertise.

Thanks Lola!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 16 people found this review helpful

Great Expectations

Reviewed By CMARTIN - Toornto, Ontario | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
It was great working with Lola who is totally detailed orientated and looked after all for us. We did a cruise of the Hawaiin islands and then stayed on at the end of our cruise for a few days. A pleasure to deal with and Lola checked in with us several times prior to our departure to make sure we had all.
We would highly recommend Lola and her team
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 16 people found this review helpful

Great cruise

Reviewed By Eva - Mississauga, ON | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Lola had been very professional and provided us with helpful suggestions and tips for our cruise . She was always willingly to help and was available to us. She answered our questions quickly and efficiently.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 20 people found this review helpful

Planning a vacation with Lola - what a pleasure

Reviewed By sandwiched - Etobicoke, Ontario | Traveled to
Lola provided exceptional service to me when I booked a family cruise for nine, with a very short lead time for the busy March Break period. There were some significant health issues for one of us, and Lola offered excellent advice and suggestions that made the trip a wonderful success. She was very patient and understanding as we tried to get the whole group co-ordinated as to dates and cruise line preferences. Knowledgeable, experienced, responsive, and courteous. Thank you, Lola. We will be back for sure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 18 people found this review helpful

Lola helped us plan our trip to the Amalfi coast, Italy

Reviewed By Pic - Toronto | Traveled to
Lola has been extremely helpful and thorough. She did a lot of research on our behalf with regards to hotels, excursions and other points of interest. We also booked our transportation from Rome to Sorrento with Lola. We are all God to go and looking forward to this "once in a lifetime" trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 22 people found this review helpful

Lola made the trip planning a wonderful experience!

Reviewed By Connie - Toronto, ON Canada | Traveled to
Lola is a true gem. She is an excellent travel advisor who provides first class service, expertise and value to all her clients. She handled every request for my Burgundy & Provence River Cruise with the extreme care. My trip to France was an adventure with many holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 17 people found this review helpful

Most Pleasant Surprise Trip we've ever taken

Reviewed By Sherri - Mississauga, Ontario | Traveled to China ~ East and Southeast Asia
Lola and I work well together. Her patience with my lack of travel knowledge is very welcome. She makes good solid suggestions to us when we travel abroad as she has gotten to know our travel preferences. She steers us in the right direction, follows through with ALL the necessary connections and paperwork. She selects unique accommodations that we will require to make our trip fun, exciting and worry free.
She responds quickly to our requests and offers options that she feels will enhance our holiday experience.
We don't like surprises when we travel, we like to know everything is taken care of for us when we arrive at our destinations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 19 people found this review helpful

Beautiful Getaway

Reviewed By Stef - Toronto, ON | Traveled to Nassau ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Very informative. Answered all of my emails and questions in a timely manner. Very efficient.
Helped us find the perfect resort to create perfect vacation for my boyfriend and I.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 23 people found this review helpful

She was very helpful and kind.

Reviewed By Excellent support and help - Brampton., Ontario | Traveled to
Overall Lola was extremely helpful and supportive. It was nice doing business with her
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 19 people found this review helpful

Excellent!

Reviewed By 1Worldtraveller - Ottawa | Traveled to
Lola helped us book the perfect trip for our 10th wedding anniversary. She handled all the details and was very responsive (and patient!) to all of our questions. This was our first river cruise and we can't wait to do it again! Definitely recommend working with Lola!
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8 of 23 people found this review helpful

Planning and Organizing Our Trips

Reviewed By Jean - Mississauga, Ontario | Traveled to
Lola Stoker was extremely knowledgeable, understanding, kind and patient when booking our cruise vacations. She understood our needs as we have a child who is physically challenged and uses a wheelchair. She booked our entire trip on both vacations from air fares with accessible seating, wheelchair accessible ground transfers to and from airport, clean, accessible hotels and accessible stateroom on the cruise lines. Lola Stoker was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, kind and patient when answering our questions and booking accommodations for my son's special needs. I would highly recommend Lola Stoker when booking your vacations!!
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6 of 20 people found this review helpful

Outstanding service

Reviewed By Harold - Toronto, Ontario | Traveled to
Lola's service to us in arranging for our cruise was outstanding as was the cruise itself. This cruise would not have happened without Lola;s assistance. Thank you Lola for your hard work and patience.
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8 of 24 people found this review helpful

Lola took the time to really understand what we were looking for.

Reviewed By Happy Traveller - Toronto, ON | Traveled to
From the moment I connected with Lola, she was responsive and willing to listen to our questions. Lola takes an extremely detailed approach to the planning process. It is clear that she prioritizes the client experience. She has a vast knowledge of cruise lines and it showed in the options she provided us. We had a great trip and look forward to working with Lola again soon.
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6 of 20 people found this review helpful

very helpful

Reviewed By Angel - Toronto,Canada | Traveled to
She was knowledgeable about Scenic cruises and what she did not know she inquired on your behalf. She maintained contact with you and worked with you to complete any other details for the trip. She gave helpful tips for foods to try, given the time you were going to be at that destination even if it was for a short period of time. I would use her services again.
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6 of 21 people found this review helpful

Lola and Peter - A Great Traveller’s Resource

Reviewed By Mursan - Mississauga, Ontario | Traveled to
Our most recent travels took us to South East Asia. Having never travelled there before we turned to Lola and Peter for their help and guidance in planning this vacation. With Peter’s expertise in these regions, we were able to plan our visit and see many sites and experience Asian culture. Lola was able to book us excellent hotels in convenient areas that allowed us to see and do the most both pre and post cruise. We really appreciated all their efforts and the time they time spent in getting this vacation planned out and for the best prices. With their help we had the best vacation ever. We look forward to working with Lola and Peter on our upcoming adventures.
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6 of 21 people found this review helpful

Helpful in every way possible

Reviewed By Grateful - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Traveled to
Lola helped with planning our cruise, and she was very patient in finding out our needs and preferences. She followed through on all our requests for looking at excursions and hotels, and assisted us to make the right bookings. She kept her professional attitude no matter how many tiles we contacted her. Have never had a better travel counsellor!
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6 of 21 people found this review helpful

Lola helped make our vacation a success

Reviewed By Mursan - Mississauga, Ontario | Traveled to
We started working with Lola this year to plan several vacation "get aways" in 2015 and 2016. She has been extremely helpful and patient in meeting with us and providing us with information and guidance to make the most of our travel plans. Most importantly she has been able to get us better prices than we could have arranged ourselves. With one trip done and two more to go we are extremely satisfied with the service Lola has provided. We look forward to continuing to benefit from her services and expertise again for our future adventures.
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6 of 22 people found this review helpful

Lola helped us with our first river cruise .

Reviewed By Happy - Nanaimo, BC. Canada | Traveled to
This was our first river cruise. Lola gave us great information and comparables for all the river cruise lines. This info was very important in our final decision on which cruise line to go with. Our cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam was absolutely fantastic. We were very happy with the service Lola provided and would definitely recommend her services.
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6 of 25 people found this review helpful

Very Efficient

Reviewed By CounsellorMD - Toronto | Traveled to
Our cruise was wonderful and we loved the hotels in Annecy and Paris that were booked for us; Lola suggested the stop in Annecy and it was a highlight. And when an issue arose shortly before our departure Lola dealt with it perfectly and immediately. We are already planning our next cruise with Lola's assistance.
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