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Joanne Knowlton

Strathmore, Alberta Travel Agent
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Joanne Knowlton

Joanne Knowlton

Strathmore, Alberta Travel Agent
An independent agent with Nexion CA in London, ON, a TL Network affiliate agency
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Your Destination Specialist

São Miguel Island, Azores - Portugal 2015
São Miguel Island, Azores - Portugal 2015

I have always had a passion for travel and was fortunate enough to meet my best mate who equals that drive to see the world, my husband of almost 30 years now. We have been blessed to see a lot of this world together already and we are not planning to slow down anytime soon.

It still amazes me that I have been to more than 20 different countries around the globe, many of them more than once. I've been on 5 different cruises to different locations around the world, lounged on the beaches of Cuba 7 times, experienced the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands 6 times, and travelled to the bottom tip of Chile too. 

I have experienced great trips on shoe-string budgets and fabulous trips at luxurious accommodations too. I love them all. 

I love finding those little gems - not necessarily what everyone else would think of, or always think to look for. I like finding activities or accommodations that can often result in connecting with locals, exploring a place just a little bit further, and sometimes even finding out some of the odd secrets of a locale - like the only way to actually see the inside of the Vatican City  ;) 

I am fairly new to planning for others, but I know that my education, wealth of experience and my dynamic network of connections is of great value to my clients, both current and future. I get excited to dream with others about their trips as much as I do my own. 

I will work to try and make what ever you can dream of become your reality too.

My Areas of Expertise

DESTINATIONS

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Travel Agent Certificate(Honors) CANTourismCollege
Special Needs Travel Certification
Air Canada Global Sales University - Captain Level
Hawaii Destination Specialist Certificaton

My Reviews

Rating: 5 6 Reviews

Made it easy and fun!

Reviewed By JZ - Calgary, AB | Traveled to
Joanne's expertise made my 2 week adventure to Europe a breeze. Her wealth of knowledge on planning the most efficient routes, location recommendations on where to stay, and all the insider tips of navigating through Rome (one of three stops) made my trip incredibly easy. To have a travel agent who has been to the same places you have and can share all the little secrets makes a big difference. Joanne makes the complicated easy and her dedication to making things right for you truly show. She makes certain that every aspect of your travel is put together to your taste - customized and tailored - rather than the blanket approach others may take. I never hesitate to reach out to Joanne about questions small or large as I know she is always looking to help! I would and have recommended Joanne to others. If you're looking for the best experience possible and the vacation of a lifetime, Joanne is there to help.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
24 of 59 people found this review helpful
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She helped make Corporate travel easier!

Reviewed By Barb - Edmonton | Traveled to
Every year I take members of my team to a conference held in a different location in the USA. Last year I was the travel agent, booking hotels and finding the best flights and making all of the arrangements while trying to accomplish my daytime tasks at work. This year I handed the information for the 5 of us over to Joanne with the list of seating requirements and she handled it seamlessly from beginning to end. She checked in with me when we had arrived to ensure everything had gone to plan. We had a few hiccups thanks to the Airline and she jumped on it and got us all set for the trip home with no issues. She reached out again when we got back for an update and offered any further assistance. From Joanne's seat knowledge on the planes to finding flights in my corporate budget it saved me a tremendous amount of time and frustration. I will be booking with her again and encouraging others in my company to do the same. I have personal travel coming up next year and will definitely be reaching out to Joanne for assistance. Thanks Joanne!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
25 of 63 people found this review helpful
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Azores

Reviewed By Alley - North Battleford, SK | Traveled to
This very friendly and ethuziastic Lady helped my husband and myself with a wonderful 11 day trip to Sao Miguel in the Azores. The Entire adventure went off without any "surprises". It was the trip that we had expected and more. Traveling to a unknown destinations Joanne removed and doubt and nervousness out of the equation. It was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable trips that we have ever traveled. What can one say when you have had the ultimate service, but Thank you!, and look forward in booking another adventure. Alley
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
18 of 52 people found this review helpful
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Travel booking made easy.

Reviewed By Rob - Calgary, AB | Traveled to
Joanne helped booked a trip from Calgary to Montreal and New York. She made finding connecting flights and hotels super easy. We just told her what we were looking to do and she took care of the rest. She found us an amazing hotel in Manhattan at a fantastic price. And she doesn't forget you after you've booked either. We got updated information about potential travel delays and even got emails from her reminding us to check in for our flights!! Thanks Joanne!! I can't wait to book with you again!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
20 of 56 people found this review helpful
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Easiest trip planning ever!

Reviewed By Susan - Calgary | Traveled to
Joanne assisted with booking our trip in September and made it the easiest trip planning I've ever experienced! We had some pretty vague details to provide at the onset as the only set item was needing to be in New York to attend a wedding on a specific date. Everything else was wide open (flexible departure dates, length of travel, etc.) and we wanted to build a vacation around it. Joanne worked with us, going over a variety of ideas we had, giving us options, and in the end we not only booked four days in New York but a few days in Montreal (another city we have always wanted to visit) as well! We travelled for a full week for less than our budget for a few days in New York! She found us an incredible hotel in Manhattan which we would recommend to absolutely anyone to check out as well; it was a fantastic property and a very convenient location for exploring New York - it was the envy of others who had travelled down there! Joanne’s service didn’t stop at booking – she kept in contact before our trip to let us know of potential delays (including ensuring we were aware of issues regarding construction around the airport in New York) and even sent convenient reminders for check-in. She followed up with us as well after we returned home. Amazing service! The whole trip was seamless, including pre-arranged car service to/from the airport. Joanne made everything easy – she did all the legwork, saved us money, took care of every little detail and she doesn’t charge additional fees! Having no frustrations left us free to just enjoy ourselves and we had the time of our lives! I will gladly use her services again and have already recommended her to others. Thanks Joanne!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
23 of 64 people found this review helpful
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I am possibly one of the most challenging customers of all!

Reviewed By JK - Strathmore, AB | Traveled to
Yes, I am possibly one of the most challenging customers... For the last 10 years I have been booking my own travel, usually encompassing air, hotels, car rentals, and hating every minute of it. For me, it can be a frustrating experience, where changes can be difficult, and options limited. For the last few months, Joanne has been booking both my corporate and personal travel. With more than 6 months a year spent away for work, this has freed up a huge amount of time for me, as it can take many hours to navigate booking everything I need while I am away. Joanne is professional, reliable and timely to book all my travel needs. I have had nothing but great experiences in my dealings with Joanne, and I rely on her to have my trips go smoothly. She sends me reminders for where I need to be and what is waiting for me when I get there. She keeps track of all my personal "perks" so I don't miss out when booking, everything from hotel points to car rental days. The best part of the process is that she has all my information, which I trust her with implicitly. Credit card information, passport information, hotel rewards, everything has been kept confidential but also allows her to make my life that much easier. I will continue to do business with Joanne, and look forward to growing our business relationship!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 60 people found this review helpful
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