After spending most of my adult life in customer service, I wanted to follow my passion of traveling which I had considered my hobby, and I thought where better to learn more about selling travel than working at an agency. I went to work for our family’s brick and mortar travel agency in Zelienople, PA, as an outside consultant in 2013. At that time, I started online training through many large cruise lines, river cruise lines, Disney World, and other programs such as hotel management. After the agency’s new ownership, I developed Getaway Dreams Come True Travel Agency, a boutique travel company specializing in luxury cruising and luxury resort destination travel, but we will also book other worldwide travel. Here’s the link to our about page on our website. Our mission is to provide educated, professional advice to prospective clients to make intelligent buying decisions regarding their vacation and to craft personalized and customized lifetime memories. We also have a Facebook Page. You can find some travel related information posts at the Agency’s Blog page and by following me on my personal Twitter page, @MimiAuchter, and Instagram page for photos and current news.
My experience includes more than 30 cruises, of different types on about 12 different cruise lines in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean (including a transatlantic), to Alaska, the Amazon River, along the eastern coast of South America, Costa Rica through the Panama Canal, Cuba, the Society Islands in the Pacific, and on a Rhine river cruise as well. I have also visited numerous resorts in the Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico area and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, giving me first-hand knowledge of their properties. The agency is affiliated with CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association, the cruise industry’s trade association) and I attended the CLIA Cruise360 Conference several years ago in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for intensive training, which included many lectures, hands-on booking classes, meeting with travel suppliers, and ship inspections during their port visits. I now have my Certified Cruise Counselor certification and received a Certified Travel Associate designation awarded by The Travel Institute in February 2018.
Getting the most out of your vacation is important, and sometimes a little extra value goes a long way. Getaway Dreams Come True Travel Agency will give you a complete value adventure for your vacation that complements your budget. Whether it’s family, friends, or coworkers traveling together, we offer prearranged groups with guaranteed low prices afforded us by our the Travel Leaders Network Consortia. Rooms can be reserved on cruises or at specific destinations, which will result in valued rates for all travelers with the group.
I am one of over 5,000 outside travel counselors, located throughout the United States, with Cruises & Tours Unlimited, a Host Agency located in Jacksonville, Florida, and associated with the Travel Leaders Network. This association allows Getaway Dreams Come True Travel Agency’s clients to have access to great discounts, group rates and amenities, and available non-published fares. Feel free to call us at 724.752.2655 or contact us at Getaway Dreams Come True for more information and to book your lifetime memories getaway. You will be glad you trusted us with such an important decision as your travel vacation!
Mimi Auchter, Owner of Getaway Dreams Come True Travel Agency
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Certified Cruise Counselor through the Cruise Industry’s Trade Association
Certified Travel Associate through The Travel Institute — 2018
Cancun/Riviera Maya area AMResorts (Dreams, Secrets, Now, Zoetry, Breathless, and Sunscape) Specialist — July 2014
Romance (Weddings/Honeymoons) Iberostar Specialist — January 2016