DANIEL CRAWFORD
OWNER/MANAGER
TRAVEL OUTLET OF WNY INC

OVER 20 YEARS AGO MR. DAN CRAWFORD, CEO OF TRAVEL OUTLET OF WNY INC., WAS WORKING AS THE US SALES MANAGER FOR AIR CANADA VACATIONS, BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER 1100 TRAVEL AGENTS IN THE WNY, PENNSYLVANIA AND OHIO AREAS.

AFTER MUCH CONSIDERATION HE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT HE COULD OFFER LOWER AND BETTER PRICES THAN WHAT WAS BEING OFFERED BY THE TRADITIONAL TRAVEL AGENCIES AT THAT TIME.

IN JANUARY OF 1982 MR. CRAWFORD OPENED TRAVEL OUTLET OF WNY INC., ON THE 5TH FLOOR OF THE ELLICOTT SQUARE BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN BUFFALO, NEW YORK. HE HAD ONE GOAL IN MIND THAT WAS TO PROVIDE THE BEST QUALITY VACATIONS AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE COST.

TRAVEL OUTLET’S GOAL WAS SIMPLY TO SELL QUALITY VACATIONS IN QUANITY TO BRING DOWN THE COST DIRECTLY TO THE CONSUMER. MR. CRAWFORD LIKENED IT TO WALMART BUYING TOOTHPASTE, THE MORE YOU BUY THE LOWER THE PRICE. HE WANTED TO APPLY THIS SAME PRINCIPAL TO THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY WHICH AT THE TIME WAS NOT BEING OFFERED. AT THAT TIME PEOPLE WERE PAYING THE “BROCHURE RATE”, “DISCOUNT” AND “REBATE” WERE CONSIDERED SWEAR WORDS AMONG AGENTS IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY.

IN THAT THE “DISCOUNTING” CONCEPT CAUGHT ON VERY QUICKLY, TRAVEL OUTLET HAD OPENED TWO ADDITIONAL OFFICES, ONE IN THE NORTHTOWN AND TONAWANDA/AMHERST AND THE LANCASTER/DEPEW/CHEEKTOWGA AREAS IN A FEW SHORT YEARS.

TODAY OVER 21 YEARS LATER, TRAVEL OUTLET IS WESTERN NEW YORK’S ONLY DISCOUNT TRAVEL AGENCY. WE ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BRICK AND MORTOR AND ON-LINE AGENCIES IN THAT WE DISCOUNT OUR PRICES UNLIKE OTHER TRAVEL AGENCIES.

AS THEY SAY, IMITIATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY, BUT NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DUPLICATE OUR LOW PRICES AND WORRY FREE VACATION EXPERIENCES. 21 YEARS LATER, TRAVEL OUTLET IS WNY’S LARGEST LEISURE GROUP TRAVEL AGENCIES.

 

NOREEN GURNEY

TRAVEL SPECIALIST/ GROUP COORDINATOR
WEST SENECA OFFICE

HAVING WORKED AT TRAVEL OUTLET SINCE OCTOBER 1990 I THINK THE GREATEST PLEASURE I GET IS MAKING MY CLIENTS HAPPY AND FINDING THE BEST VACATION THAT SATISFYS MY CLIENTS EXPECTATINS AND BUDGET.

MY SPECIALITY WOULD BE NOT ONLY SETTING UP GROUP TRAVEL BUT PERSONALLY ESCORTING THEM TO LOCATIONS LIKE IRELAND, ROME AND BUDAPEST. I AM ALSO TRAVEL OUTLET’S SENIOR CITIZEN COORDINATOR WORKING WITH LOCAL SENIOR AND TRAVEL CLUBS, SETTING UP LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRIPS.

SANDALS CERTIFIED SPECIALIST.

DESTINATIONS TRAVELED TO:

IRELAND, SCOTLAND, PARIS, ITALY, ROME, BUDAPEST, PRAGUE, VIENNA,BRUSSELS,CANCUN, PUNTA CANA, PUERTO PLATA, PUERTO VALLARATA

 

 

 

JOANN GILMOUR

C.L.I.A. CRUISE COUNSELLOR

WEST SENECA OFFICE

HAVING WORKED AS A “HANDS ON” TRAVEL AGENT FOR OVER 16 YEARS MY FIRST LOVE IS TRAVEL. THE GREATEST PLEASURE WORKING FOR TRAVEL OUTLET IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIND THE “PERFECT” VACATION OR HONEYMOON FOR MY CLIENTS.

I AM TRAVEL OUTLET’S CRUISE SPECIALISTS HAVING BEEN ON OVER 20 CRUISES INCLUDING EASTERN AND WESTERN CARIBBEAN, ALASKA, MEDITERREAN, WINDJAMMERS, GREEK ISLE CRUISE.

I AM ALSO A DISNEY SPECIALIST.

DESTINATIONS TRAVELED TO:

CANCUN, BARBADOS, JAMAICA, PUNTA CANA, PUERTO PLATA, ST. MARTIN, ITALY, PARIS, ROME, VENICE, LONDON, IRELAND

 

 

SHANNON STANTON

TRAVEL SPECIALIST
WEST SENECA OFFICE

HAVING GRADUATED FROM BRYANT & STRATTON IN TRAVEL & TOURISM I DEVELOPED THE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND FOR MY WORK AS A TRAVEL AGENT.

MY EXTENSIVE TRAVEL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED ME SEE FIRST HAND THE DESTINATIONS THAT I ONLY DREAMED OF AS A YOUNG GIRL IN SOUTH BUFFALO.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SITTING WITH YOU AND TALKING ABOUT THE DESTINATIONS YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT FROM THE BLUE WATERS AND WHITE SAND BEACHES OF THE CARIBBEAN AND MEXICO TO THE 40 SHADES OF GREEN OF IRELAND. I AM ALSO A CERTIFIED SANDALS SPECIALIST FOR THOSE LOOKING TO TAKE THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE TO CARIBBEAN’S FINEST RESORTS.

I HAVE BEEN WITH TRAVEL OUTLET FOR EIGHT YEARS AND HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE TO EXPLORE YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS.

LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING AND TALKING TO YOU.

DESTINATIONS TRAVELED TO:

CANCUN, JAMAICA, BAHAMAS, IRELAND

 


MARIE REDDENOUTSIDE SALES

OUTSIDE SALES/WEST SENECA

I HAVE HAD A LOVE OF TRAVEL MY ENTIRE LIFE. OUR UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES WITH DIVERSE CULTURAL, LANDSCAPES AND SCENERY HAVE ME "HOOKED".

AS IT IS WITH MOST PEOPLE, I WAS ONLY ABLE TO TRAVEL DURING VACATIONS FROM WORK. NOW I HAVE STARTED A NEW CAREER WITH TRAVEL OUTLET AS AN OUTSIDE SALES AGENT.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING MY EXPERTISE WITH YOU.

DESTINATIONS TRAVELED TO:

PUERTA PLATA, ARUBA, JAMAICA, GRAND CAYMAN, ST. THOMAS, BAHAMAS, TUNISIA, EGYPT, IRELAND, ENGLAND, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE, GREECE, TURKEY, SWITZERLAND AND AM A IRELAND SPECIALIST HAVING ESCORTED NUMEROUS GROUPS OVER TO THE "EMERALD ISLE" AND A RIVER CRUISE SPECIALIST HAVING TRAVELED ON FOUR RIVER CRUISES.

 

AT TRAVEL OUTLET WE ALWAYS GUARANTEE THE LOWEST PRICES!!!

  
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