By Joyce Corinna
Atlantic News , February 24, 2000
PLAN YOUR TRIPS TODAY! -- Custom Travel's staff, Sherrie Hard, Debbie Morrill and Adrianne Johnson (pictured above) are waiting to help you go off on that perfect vacation. [-- Atlantic News Photo by Joyce Corinna]
HAMPTON -- When your plans call for travel, whether for business or pleasure, calling Sherrie Hard at Custom Travel of Hampton should be at the top of your list. Hard and her two consultants, Debbie Morrill and Adrianne Johnson offer years of experience in the field of travel and tourism. Their expertise in knowing what makes a great vacation will take any stress out of your well-earned time off.
"Travel is in my blood," says Hard, as she books a Seacoast resident, traveling to one of the hottest new destinations — Morocco. "Last year, Italy was the place to go." Cruising for 14 days down to South America, or a trip to Disney World, whatever you are dreaming of, Hard and her team can make it all come true while keeping a close eye on the budget. "Disney World is celebrating the millennium and has added a new cruise ship for a 7-day cruise to the Caribbean," Hard explains. Despite rising fees to Disney World, Hard assures us that "Disney will always be popular. They know how to cater to the traveler."
When asked how the Internet has effected, business, Hard is quick to point out that the Seacoast traveler is upscale and requires more assistance in their detailed and extensive travel plans. "Plenty of travelers have been burned by the computer when there has been a weather situation or a travel crunch," Hard said. "When travelers call us, we stay in contact no matter what situation arises." Actually, Hard uses the Internet to keep in touch with her clients as well as for them being able to contact her via e-mails. To meet the challenge of the web travel sites, ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents, has a new ad campaign which states, "The world's most powerful travel search engine is your travel agent."
At Custom Travel of Hampton, a few minutes observation and listening is enough to make you realize that having a travel expert handle all the nitty-gritty details of your trip to Bangkok is like having travelers' checks. You can count on them to be there for you.
Checking in on the latest hot buys for travel is another plus at Custom Travel. "It's our job to keep up with what's happening and we're good at it," Hard states. Currently, there are some great last minute deals to Cozumel. Try 7 nights all-inclusive airfare, hotel, food for $1,000. There is a non-stop charter leaving on Fridays and the rate of exchange in Mexico is a deal. Well, what are you waiting for? Unless you are a dyed-in-the-wool skier who adores wind chill factors of -10°, call Custom Travel of Hampton — and manana, you will be lying on the beach, soaking up the warm sunshine at Cozumel -- ole! Custom Travel of Hampton is located at 448 Lafayette Road.