our featured member: Rose Marie Spatafore
She owns and operates a Travel Meeting/Event Planning Business that arranges trips worldwide; provides personal, customized services and destination wedding planning. The major product of her Ansonia, Connecticut based Travel and Meeting/Event Planning Company is Tours and Travels and Event Planning; but Ms. Spatafore’s expertise is in destination services, Conference and Convention Planning, Fund Raising and incentive travel. Ms. Spatafore is also a Motivation Speaker that has received educational certifications such as Certification, Travel Agent University; Certification, Sandals Resorts; Certification, GI Vacations; Certification, Princess Cruise Lines; Certification, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Certification, Norwegian Cruise Lines; Certification, Celebrity Cruise Lines; Certification, Carnival Cruise Lines; Certification, Puerto Rico Vacations; Certification, Mexico Vacations; Certification, Macau Vacations; Certification, US Virgin Island Vacations; Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Planning Specialist, Certification, St. Lucia Specialist, Anguilla Specialist, Club Med Specialist.
She has also received Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Progressive Paul Harris Fellow, Knight of the Blind, Lions International Presidents awards; and Affiliations awards such as Founder, E-Z Travel Foundation; Head, Ansonia Business Council; Past District Governor, District 23A, Lions Clubs International; Rotary Club of Trumbull, Co-Founder, Board Member, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Board of Boys and Girls Clubs. She has been in the travel industry for 47 years, and has held her current position for 6 years. She became involved in her profession because of her interest in travel industry and event planning; and was featured in the June 23rd issue of the Travel Agent Magazine in the year 2008. Over the years, the most gratifying aspects of her career are making the best travel plans and being appreciated by her clients for creating a wonderful travel experience for them.
She attributes her success to taking care of every client’s vacation or event as if it was her own. Dedication and pride in her work is evident by the repeat clients. She puts the little extra touches that make their dreams come true. Ms. Spatafore enjoys Reading, Photography, Gardening, and Traveling.
Doug Kostowski has been in the travel business for 30 years. For 25 years he has owned Travel People, a consolidator specializing in international airfares.
Blue Iguana Travel
With more than 20 years in the travel business, Mike Kubiak mantains a lifelong relationships with representatives of tourism board, hoteliers and tour operators.
Rose Marie Spatafore
Rose Marie's Travel LLC
She owns and operates a Travel Meeting/Event Planning Business that plans trips worldwide; provides personal, customized services and destination wedding.
Joy White has been involved in the hospitality, travel, and tourism industry for over 37 years. She owns and operates SkyGlo Travel, a full service travel agency.
Where 2 Now Travel
Patrice is president and owner ‘Where 2 Now Travel’, a full service agency that provides travel arrangements to clients throughout the United States.