Tracey Snipes - CTC President/Owner Travel Escapes Inc.
I was born in Bristol, England. My father took a job transfer with Lockheed and we all moved to Georgia. Family was important to me so we traveled back and forth to England often. The Travel Bug got me at an early age!
I decided to pursue my passion for travel after high school. I knew early on that helping families and friends create world class memories was something I wanted to do. I received my degree from Southeastern Travel Academy in Kissimmee, Florida in 1979 and have not looked back.
After graduation, I began my career working for a Latin America wholesale tour operator. However, I realized my passion is to work with the general public. So, I worked my way up to manager of a retail travel agency for 20 years.
My love of travel has taken me all over the world! I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, South, Central, and North America. My favorite places are Venice Italy and St. Barthelemy in the Caribbean.
In 1995, I came to a crossroad in my life and decided to open Travel Escapes in Lithia Springs! Travel Escapes has grown over the years in part to our great staff. I moved the agency closer to home in Hiram, Ga in January 2014.
We've been very busy at our new Hiram location. Many customers prefer dealing face to face when arranging their travel plans instead of over the phone or via email We have experienced travel agents in house that can handle all your travel needs, whether it's picking up brochures, making payments towards their vacation or face to face reservation planning.
I am a certified travel counselor and have earned several certificates and awards from various suppliers and hoteliers. We take many familiarization trips throughout the year inspecting resorts, and experiencing the many wonderful destinations.
ANGIE SIMPSON, leisure manager of Travel Escapes always had a dream and passion for travel. She graduated with honors from Advanced Career Training Travel School in GA I n Nov. '86 and began her first travel agency position in Feb. '87. Angie is a "Caribbean Destination Specialist". She has also completed Independent Study with the Cruise Line Industry Association to the top level of "Elite Cruise Counsellor". Angie has travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean, both with cruises and island stays. Hawaii remains her all-time favorite destination, but she has also travelled in Alaska, Canada and all over the United States. Her most favorite European destination is Greece. Angie enjoys using her experiences in travel to help her customers get the most joy out of their own travel.
Aloha!! My name is Wanda Smith! I have been the Human Resource Manager here at Travel Escapes for two years. I am also a Travel Agent who loves to travel. I have lived in Douglasville, Georgia for twenty-one years. I love to ride Harley motorcycles and have done bike weeks in Daytona Beach, Panama City Beach Florida, Disney World and Orlando Florida.
I have had the pleasure of traveling to many wonderful destinations such as: Hawaii Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Aruba, Caribbean, Alaska, California, Puerto Rico and Mexico. I have cruised on many of my travel destinations. I cruised aboard Carnival, Celebrity, Princess, and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. I took a New Year's Cruise on Carnival; this is a great way to bring in the New Year! I highly recommend it! I have also taken several ski vacations to Salt Lake City Utah and gorgeous Breckenridge and Vail Colorado. I am single but ready to help you plan your next singles cruise or all-inclusive vacation. I would love to be your Tour Conductor for any large group of 25 or more.
This year I am embarking on a two week Princess Hawaiian Cruise vacation. Please give us a call if we can help you plan your next dream vacation to any of these wonderful destinations. We look forward to helping you. Give us a call soon!!!!