Who is FTM Travel?

My name is Marsha and it is my pleasure to introduce you to Fabulous Travel Memories. I love to dream, plan, and sometimes even go on some of the fabulous trips I piece together. I am starting my journey as an official travel agent but I have been planning travel for friends and family for many years… now I’m just making it official!

FTM Travel is affiliated with Cruises & Tours Unlimited so we may be a small family owned business but we have the support and resources of one of the largest travel companies in the United States so you can travel with confidence. I look forward to helping you plan your next fabulous vacation!

Why you should book with us!

Many travel consumers have the misguided impression that travel agents are somehow obsolete or that it is a dying profession. Luckily, travel agents are alive and well in today’s cyber age of smartphone apps, Google, big online travel retailers, and daily social media travel deals. Some travelers may assume travel agents don’t have much to offer amidst all of the travel information readily available online along with a multitude of online travel retailers. It may seem like the “best travel deal” is only one Google search away but … is that really all there is to it?

Happily, I am here to give you a resounding “No” for an answer. The travel industry has evolved for “travel agents” and most of us consider ourselves more appropriately as travel consultants or advisers. Travel agents bring more to the table than planning a trip for the best price; our clients acknowledge that the personalized service we offer is what an online retailer cannot provide. It is this distinctive personalized service that becomes invaluable when travel plans go awry that makes the “best deal” not attractive anymore.  The true value in using a travel agent is the personal service and knowledge we share with you to help you piece together the best travel plans to meet your specific needs. I encourage you to consider the following questions:

Why should I book with a travel agent?
What can you offer me that I can’t find on the internet myself?
How much extra will it cost me?

Save Time & Money
Travel agents have special access to deals and promotions with all of the major travel suppliers to help you find the biggest value for your travel dollar.  We also can help you plan for every aspect of your trip such as hotel, airfare, car rentals, tours, etc., so we can really help you save time. It is also important to note that we receive our compensation in the form of a commission from the travel supplier so our best deal will not cost you extra at all.

Know How
For travel agents, training is never finished. We are constantly on top of the new trends, destinations, and travel suppliers available so that we can ensure you are getting the best value on your next trip.

Personalized Planning
Travel, like many other things in life, is a unique experience for each one of of us and what fits my needs may not fit yours.  I am here to help you figure out what your needs are, and what your options will be within your desired travel budget. I consider myself to be a frugal traveler who looks for the best value for my travel experience, while still having room in the budget for plenty of fun.

Consumer Advocate
No one likes to really think about the “what if” clause of travel planning. Unfortunately, it is one of the most important decisions that need to be addressed when planning a trip because life happens. Our most valuable aspect of personalized service is to help you resolve issues that arise when your travel plans go awry. It is this invaluable service that makes the “best deal” not seem so great anymore when you need an advocate to help you resolve a snag in your travel plans.