Advance Travel first opened its doors in 1993, and has been happily serving the Fort Wayne, Indiana community ever since. Experienced consultants at Advance Travel are well equipped to provide you with the best travel advice and planning services.
Alison Finco, CTC
Alison opened Advance Travel in 1993 with 10 years experience. She is a graduate of IPFW and has lived in the Fort Wayne area for almost 40 years. Alison completed her CTC( Certified Travel Counselor) certification. She is the go-to agent for less main stream vacations with 30 years of experience selling travel, but also extensive travel experience. She has been to many major tourist attractions around the world, including China, Cambodia, Peru, Galapagos, and Australia as well as 20+ times to Europe (Italy is a specialty) and 64 cruises.
Alison prefers appointments, and is available most days, some evenings and Saturdays.
Mike Smith, Travel Consultant
Mike has been in the Travel business since 1995. He graduated with a degree in travel from Indiana Travel Academy in 1994. Mike has been a member of the Advance Travel team since 2002. Mike specializes in All-inclusive honeymoons, groups, and corporate travel. Mike has been on numerous cruises, and has traveled to Hawaii, Jamaica, Cancun, Riviera Maya, and many more. With a love of sports, Mike has also put together numerous trips to such big events like the Super Bowl and Rose Bowl. Mike has been doing travel for various members of the NFL since 1997. If you are looking for and all-inclusive getaway, a cruise, group travel, or if you need business travel, please call Mike Smith today.
Sylvia Terry, MCC
Sylvia has been a travel agent almost 40 years, specializing in Hawaii, Caribbean and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. She has been to Hawaii almost 40 times and really enjoys Maui. She has been on almost 30 cruises, her favorite cruise line being Royal Caribbean. She has vacationed in most of the Caribbean islands including Aruba, St, Lucia, St. Thomas, and Jamaica.
Debi King, Travel Consultant
Debi graduated with honors from the Boyd School of Travel and Business. She has been a member of the Advance Travel family for the past 5 years. Debi specializes in vacations to Disney World and all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and Jamaica. She has visited the Bahamas, Barbados, Cancun, Cozumel, Disney World, Jamaica and Hawaii. She loves taking all-inclusive trips with her husband and two children. Though she only works part-time she strives to give every client the customer service they deserve.
Cina Higgins-Phillips, Travel Consultant
Cina joined our team at Advance Travel just recently. She is a brand new agent that is determined to be a specialist in the travel industry. Cina has already graduated from the school of Disney and is now a specialist with Disney vacations. In fact, her love of Disney has taken her to Disney World nine times. Cina loves the outdoors and travels with her husband, son and two dogs to many adventurous destinations.
Raven de Leon, Marketing and Social Media Specialist
Raven is new to the travel agency but has been working in social media and advertising for almost 2 years. Raven has great knowledge of Walt Disney World as she recently just finished an internship as a Concierge at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. When Raven is not in the office, she works as a bridal consultant at a local bridal shop in Fort Wayne and is currently finishing her degree in Event Management.
Carmen and her hubby in front of the London Bridge!
We have been clients of Advance Travel Fort Wayne for well over 20 years, and we could not be more pleased with the quality of service and advice. We have taken cruises, stayed at all-inclusive resorts, and, even if we don't book a trip at a specific time, we still get great advice.
No other travel agency could possibly do it better.
- Patricia Grabill. 1/1/2020
This is the 2nd time I've used her for my vacation. She makes everything so easy and answers all my questions.
- Santana Davidson. 10/1/2019
I recommend that before you commit to any vacation plans, see Advance Travel as they will get you BETTER pricing that the on line deals INCLUDING ALL THE ADD ON'S because they really know what is needed & what isn't. And will educate you about your trip from their experiences. STRONGLY RECOMMEND! ps, Debi King is great to work with - great follow up on the details!
- Nathan Kimpel. 7/10/2019
I have been booking vacations with Advance Travel for the past ten years. My experience with the company is nothing but positive.Debi's attention to detail has helped me make important decisions about when and where to go on trips.Alison and Mike have provided fun facts that the novice traveler would know nothing about. If you have a question, they take time to find the answer. I highly recommend Advance Travel.
- nadine crouse. 6/3/2019
The travel advisors here are the most knowledgable, well traveled, friendly and helpful people in the business.
- Cina Higgins. 5/6/2019
Debi King did a wonderful job. This is the 2nd time I've used her for my vacation. She makes everything so easy and answers all my questions.
- Brenda Carlile. 4/11/2019
Planning a trip to France and Alison has been so helpful...searching for good deals and passing along good tours and tips!
- Angie Geren. 3/2/2019
Best travel agency around
- Tony Miller. 2/2/2019
I have had an excellent experience working with Advance Travel. Five years ago they created my dream trip to Maui at a very reasonable price. My children and I had the most amazing memories as a result. This year I booked another trip to Maui and I couldn't believe how great the prices were once again. Thanks to Advance Travel for all of your hard work...your trips make keep me motivated and let me know that dreams can come true!
- Amber Sanchez. 9/30/2018
The staff at the agency are great. They worked together to get our anniversary cruise set up for us.
- Gretchen Boyce. 6/23/2018
I've went to Hawaii using Advance Travel (Cina was my agaent) & had an AMAZING 40th birthday there staying @ the Royal Lahaina in Maui. Just booked my 2nd trip to Cancun staying @ the Riviera Maya through them as well! I highly recommend them for your travel needs.
- Vuhronykuh Rosa. 5/29/2018
Alison at Advance Travel is AWESOME!
She always has her clients best interest in mind, and 37 years of travel experience have made her extremely knowledgeable. Want a cruise vacation? She has been on over 80!
From large to small vacation plans, Alison can help you get the most out of your vacation time. Keep Calm and travel on...but see Alison first!
- Ellen Lane. 5/8/2018
Very helpful in booking my trip.
- Dan Mattes. 2/19/2018
Had a great time figuring out when we wanted to go to Hawaii and Mike was a great help and we booked the trip for August.
- Greg Klein. 0/18/2018
When my wife and I are planning our trips, Alison at Advanced Travel is the first one we talk with. She has helped us with many trips over the past 5 years. She is our 'go to' travel person. No matter where we want to go, Alison always has great ideas on places to visit and where to stay during our trips. She provides a very high level of personalized service. Last year we made a claim on our travel insurance company. Alison happened to have a contact person at the company. She called him that day and he called us immediately and we received our payment within a week. Alison makes all the reservations one needs whether hotels, trains, air travel, car rental and more. We live in Maryland, almost 600 miles from Alison's office. Being long distance has never been an issue. She and her associates are the BEST!
- Tom Mascott. 9/27/2017
AWESOME! Great services and I was given help I needed to make my trip the best for me! Thank you Allison. God bless you!
- Jo V. 8/6/2017
Advance Travel has been our sole source for travel advice and assistance through 6 cruises. Their professional and caring attention to the details of our vacation experiences were exceptional and the one-on-one personal interactions ensured that we would enjoy our adventures worry free. Mike Smith, our travel consultant, is a confident, knowledgeable, and wonderful resource who, over the course of our travel experiences, has become a friend as well. Talk with the folks at Advance Travel and let them show you how vacationing was meant to be!