Choosing an agent who is part of The Travel Agent Next Door means you are 100% guaranteed that your professional travel consultant is well travelled as well as educated on a huge number of travel styles, options and experiences. When an agent choosing to be a part of The Travel Agent Next Door network, they are connected with the best brands, hotel chains, airlines, cruise companies, touring companies and MORE™. Each travel professional associated with The Travel Agent Next Door is incredibly passionate about travel and providing you with the holiday of a lifetime that will fit your needs and budget. Make the right choice and book with us today.
A passion for travel and a desire to help others fulfill their travel dreams prompted Cathy Wiechnik CTC to open her travel agency in her home town of Consort, Alberta. Since 2008 she has owned and operated a full service, accredited and licensed home-based travel agency.
Wiechnik is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA). She has held this designation since 2010, following a course of professional development consisting of attendance at seminars and workshops, the acquisition of industry experience and the receipt of a passing grade on the National Travel Industry Standards Examination.
Specialist training, workshops, and agent familiarization trips keep Wiechnik current in the ever- changing travel industry. But, she feels it is her personal travel to destinations all over the globe that truly enable her to put together unique, out of the box travel experiences for her clients. Europe, Southeast Asia, India, China, Mexico, the Caribbean, French Polynesia, New York City, Hawaii, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Nashville, Anaheim and Orlando are just some of the destinations she has explored and enjoyed first hand.
Customer Service is Wiechnik’s number one priority. Whether it’s a business trip, a destination wedding, a honeymoon, a family Disney trip, a cruise, a Girl’s Getaway or a one of a kind Bucket List Adventure, clients who enlist the services of Cathy Wiechnik CTC of XCURSIONS can be assured their trip will be thoroughly enjoyable and worry free.
Carol Wenzel lives in Rocky Mountain House with her husband Laurence. She has been a travel professional since 2009.
The Wenzels have done a lot of traveling, having many great experiences along the way. These trips include Scotland, Australia, Costa Rica, Hawaii, San Francisco, Nashville, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Thailand. Recently they travelled to the east coast of Canada where they enjoyed their time learning a great deal about Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
When she is not traveling, Carol enjoys golf, curling and spending time with her family – most of all her little granddaughters Sofie and Avery.
Carol chose this career because she loves travel, and especially enjoys helping her clients plan that special holiday with their family and friends.
Jeff is married to his lovely wife Julie and together they have two married daughters – Sarah (Benn & Zoey) and Becky (Garret). In 2003 the Sarichs decided as a family to share vacation time during the holiday season in favour of the traditional gift exchange. Thus began a wonderful annual journey of travel each year. The desire to share their vacation experiences brought about great interest from family and friends, and soon Jeff being asked to help them book vacations.
In May 2009 Jeff began his career as a travel professional, assisting family, friends and new customers through the booking process. Recently Jeff retired from his career in newspaper publications, and now looks forward to taking his passion for travel to the next level. Jeff will be concentrating on Groups, Sun & Beach, Caribbean, Las Vegas, California, Florida, Specialized Sporting Events and expanding his knowledge of European destinations.
Vacation Destination achievements;
Disney, The College of Disney Knowledge
Universal Orlando Specialist
MGM Resorts International
Pueblo Bonito University
Cruise line achievements;
Princess Academy – Commodore
Cunard Academy – Commodore
Carnival University – Carnival Cruise Specialist
Royal Caribbean – University of Wow!
Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity 5 Star Agent
Oceania Cruise Expert
“CHERYL HASN’T BEEN EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BUT IT’S ON HER LIST.”
Cheryl Neufeld is extremely excited to be part of Team Xcursions, a full service travel agency offering incredible and diverse travel products at competitive prices.
The legions of friends Cheryl has made across the globe know she has a keen love of travel, so returning to her career as a travel professional makes perfect sense. A world traveler herself, Cheryl is passionate about helping her clients make their travel dreams come true, ensuring those trips become amazing memories.
Since Cheryl was certified in the travel industry in 2012, she has been recognized nationally for outstanding achievements in prospecting, selling, servicing and training. She accomplished this two years in a row while only working in the industry part time. For over 17 years she has owned and operated a restaurant within a livestock auction market.
Cheryl is extremely goal oriented and while she has helped her clients fulfill their bucket lists, she has been checking off her own with unique and remarkable accomplishments. She is truly proud that on July 28, 2017 in St John’s, Nfld. she completed her goal to visit EVERY capital city and legislative assembly in Canada, including the three territories.
The CFL’s Calgary Stampeders have no greater “super fun fan” than Cheryl, and have even invited her to fly along with them to away games. This has enabled her to fulfill her goal to watch her beloved team play in every stadium in Canada.
Cheryl has travelled to 5 of 7 continents, has had a swim or stepped in all the Great Lakes, the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. She has really enjoyed cruising on 8 big ships, enjoying a river cruise too. She has hopped and bopped through 26 of the United States, 9 European countries, Africa and China. Cheryl is planning on seeing, feeling, tasting and sharing many more experiences throughout the world.
Her passion for travel is infectious to all who know her, and everyone she meets. Cheryl says, “There is so much more to learn, so many valuable resources to discover, and so many more outstanding travel companies to meet and do business with.” Recently, Cheryl was selected to receive a scholarship to attain her Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) credentials. This intense combination of training and work experience will be invaluable as she works to enhance the travel experiences of her clients, while growing her own business.
Cheryl’s mission includes hosting groups to a wide variety of unique and breathtaking destinations. With her own brand of “super friendly” customer service she provides exceptional assistance to all of her clients, be they individuals, special interest groups, sports teams, dance groups, incentive or wedding groups.
Wherever in the world you want to go, Cheryl of Xcursions will not only get you there, but will make certain each and every journey is a trip of a lifetime!
Leslie-Ann Reber resides in Three Hills, Alberta, and has been a Travel Consultant since 2013.
Leslie-Ann’s personal travel experiences, research, connections in the industry, and ongoing travel education give her clients a consultant who is very knowledgeable about travel products and destinations. Her attention to detail and quest for perfection give her clients opportunities to have their vacation dreams come true.
In 2015, through education, a tour of New Zealand from the northern tip of Cape Reinga to the southern tip of the Milford Sound, and completion of government testing, Leslie-Ann was awarded her “Pure New Zealand Specialist” certification from The New Zealand Tourist Board.
Whether you are looking for a weekend get-away, a family fun vacation, an escape to the sun, a reunion, destination wedding, or that bucket list trip of your lifetime -- whatever your travel needs, Leslie-Ann can make your trip a reality. Her keen attention to detail, close attention to her client’s needs, and desire that every client’s trip is a “dream trip” are key to her personalized, professional service.
Leslie-Ann loves to travel and loves to help others experience what the world has to offer.