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Tara Shaw

Mississauga, Ontario Travel Agent
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Tara Shaw

Tara Shaw

Mississauga, Ontario Travel Agent
Centre Holidays Inc., a TL Network affiliate agency
Years of Experience: 3
12 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Customized Travel Planning and Adventure Travel

My passion is travel.  I have been to over 50 countries and love to inspire others to travel.   

My goal when I book a trip for a client is to create a seamless and fun process Whether it's planning an all-inclusive resort stay or a three-week-long independent jaunt across Europe, I don't want you to have to worry about a thing except packing your bags. And it's also important to me that your trip isn't boring or cookie cutter. I customize all of the trips I plan so that your experience will be unique and personalized.

I can do that because of my extensive experience in both booking vacations and through my own travels. I have first-hand knowledge of many destinations that you may be interested in visiting. I have also accumulated a vast array of travel trips that I can share with you, and I'm always available to answer your questions and/or to address any of your concerns. In addition, I will check in with you during your travels to ensure that all is going well.

Some of my favorite destinations to book, include:

  • Europe
  • Central America
  • Africa
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South American

When I book travel for my clients, I try to add those extra things that really elevate a trip. For example, when I created an itinerary to Peru for two families, I included hiking, an ATV tour and cooking classes, in addition to the more conventional attractions such as the Amazon and Machu Picchu.

I also pride myself on working closely with my hotel partners so that I'll be able to provide the best experience possible for you. I am able to provide my clients with special perks like free upgrades, welcome amenities and resort credits.

If you should encounter any difficulties during your journey, I will be there for you. I am responsive and am available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns.   For example, when my client's flight was recently canceled, I was able to get them on another flight before the airline could rebook them.

Not sure where you want to go? No worries. I also provide a travel planning service at no additional cost, so I can also help you choose the right destination for your interests and budget.

So, please call me. I would love to custom design your next dream vacation.

Stress free Memorable Vacation

Amazing Rainbow Mountain in Peru
Amazing Rainbow Mountain in Peru

"best vacation we have ever been on"

"we were able to enjoy and not worry about anything"

"so many great unique experiences"

"the trip itinerary was perfect,  it has a mix of everything"

"the hotel selection was great,   customer service was top notch"

"the customer service you provide is over and beyond,  you are always available whenever we had any questions"

 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified Active and Adventure Travel Specialist
Peru Destination Specialist
Romance Specialist 2018
Africa Destination Specialist
Italy Destination Specialist
Master Training for Mariott

My Travel Stories

School of Giraffes
African Safari

African Safari to Tanzania

I had the opportunity to visit Tanzania in December.   This has been on my bucket list for some time and finally got the opportunity to go and explore this beautiful country.  My safari was 6 days so I arrived a few days early to experience some of the local culture.... Read more from my African Safari to Tanzania story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 12 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Terrific Travel Advisor

Reviewed By Georgie - Kelowna | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
Tara was absolutely wonderful to work with. Everything was planned and organized right down to the last detail. When any questions were asked, Tara follows up and responds immediately. Our trip was first class and totally stress free. We will definitely have Tara plan our next trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Couples Trip to Portugal

Reviewed By Stacey - Calgary | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
The experience that I have had with Tara has been excellent. She has booked multiple trips for me and we have been happy with them all! Our favourite trip so far has been a couples trip to Portugal. Tara booked our accommodations, flights, several restaurants and all our tours. We were provided with app that showed us all our bookings and she went through everything with us before our departure. Once on the trip everything went smoothly and we had an amazing time. I would have never been able to plan a trip like this on my own.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Above and Beyond expectation

Reviewed By J. Parish - Calgary | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
We heard about Tara from word of mouth in the community. She came highly recommended, so we decided to use her to book our family vacation. We were so glad we did, as the experience, attention to detail and organization was above and beyond and will continue to use her for future travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Tara turns vacations into trips of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Valerie D - Calgary, Alberta | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Tara has been a huge part of making our vacation planning thoughtful, fun and easy! Since we’ve started working with Tara, we’ve had so many amazing family trips due to her knowledge of the travel industry and attention to detail. Her endless creativity, and suggestions for activities and accommodations brings vacation planning to an expert level. From taking a food tour in Madrid to a helicopter ride in Australia to zip lining in Costa Rica. Tara knows all the right people and companies in all the right places. We can’t wait to plan our next trip with Tara soon!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A trip to remember!

Reviewed By Beattie Family - Toronto, ON | Traveled to Peru ~ South America
Tara worked with us to plan a memorable trip to Peru - including Lima, The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, the Amazon and Paracas . She made excellent suggestions that suited our family to customize our itinerary and arranged for a top-notch Peru travel company to oversee the in-country aspects of our trip. Tara also booked all hotels and even helped out with restaurant and spa reservations - truly going above and beyond! Travelling was made even easier when Tara put our itinerary and all other relevant information on an app. She was also accessible during our trip if questions came up. Would definitely highly recommend Tara and looking forward to working with her again on our next big adventure!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The Best Family Trip to France!!

Reviewed By Christine B - Calgary, AB | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Tara helped plan our family trip to France. She pointed us in the right direction for the best tours by locals, private educational tours catered to our childrens age, organized our trains and the best locations for hotels. It was a seamless, highly organized trip we will never forget! I would highly recommend Tara to plan your next family vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best couples trip to Portugal!

Reviewed By Christine B - Calgary, AB | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
Tara is extremely knowledgable and professional. She works to cater the trip within your budget but also give fantastic suggestions on where it is worth the splurge! The phone app and travel book she provides makes you feel completely organized and that she has your back where ever you are in the world! I would highly recommend Tara to help plan your next vacation.
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Excellence Playa Mujeres was amazing!

Reviewed By Tracey - Swift Current | Traveled to Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Great service! The first time we booked with Tara was Christmas of 2018 for a last minute trip. She was very patient with us as we decided where to go and she was persistent in helping move us when the resort put us in a dark corner room on the main floor.

The next trip went without a hitch, but she emailed us regularly to make sure we were happy with everything.

We will definitely be booking with her again in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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AMAZING - Adventure of a Lifetime!

Reviewed By Alysa B - Calgary, AB | Traveled to Peru ~ South America
Working with Tara on our travel plans has always been amazing! We have booked several trips with her. She is passionate about travel so we really connect on that level and it shows in the quality of trips she helps to plan. She goes out of her way to get you the best experience at your destination of choice. Because Tara has travelled to many places, she has first hand knowledge of most destinations and works with fabulous local companies to get you the best experience possible! I cannot recommend Tara enough! Coordinate your next trip with her and you will not be disappointed!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The best trip ever with family.

Reviewed By Birthday girl - Victoria B.C. Canada | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Always finding the best fit for my requests.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Family Easter Holiday

Reviewed By Northern Girl - La Ronge, Saskatchewan | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
Tara is very accommodating and plans your trip until everything is exactly how you envisioned your vacation to be!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best Travel Experience Ever

Reviewed By DAW - Calgary, Alberta | Traveled to South America
Tara has done two international trips for us to Asia and South America and was first class on every detail, and she managed every detail we did not have to think at all. Also, love her travel app, it saved us so much time and kept us organized the entire time. Highly recommend her for any type of trip as she will elevate your experience no matter your budget or destination. #1 Travel agent.
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