Elsa Duarte

Doral, FL

Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Europe, Mexico

About Elsa: After changing majors several times in college, followed by some soul searching as to what I wanted to do with myself, I figured out that the one thing I knew I loved was travel! I started my travel career in Philadelphia as a Vacation Travel Consultant at Rosenbluth Travel on Walnut Street. It was a busy and exciting place where I learned many things about planning vacations and how precious a great vacation is for the client. Later, I became a CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) and for almost three decades, I have shared my love of travel with clients and friends. Travel is my passion and purpose. Facilitating a great travel experience is my goal for every one of my clients. I also love scouting out destinations, sharing my experiences with clients and providing personal recommendations for their trips. I was blessed to start my travel adventures as a young teen, travelling throughout Europe with my aunt. Since then, I have visited most countries in Europe, including Greece and Turkey, sailed on many cruises, swam in the beaches of the Caribbean, explored much of Mexico, Central America, South America , Hawaii, the U.S. and Canada.

Destination Weddings: In addition to my love of travel, I love parties! So looking to combine my 2 favorite things, in 2007 I completed a Destination Wedding Specialist Course. That same year I began to work on my first Destination Wedding….my daughter’s! Since my daughter's wedding in 2008, I have planned an average of 6 destination weddings per year. I do not over extend my services and assure that all couples and their guests get my full attention. I have a long list of happy clients which include professional sports and television celebrities. Destination weddings and honeymoons, for all styles and budgets are my specialty.

Group Travel: I have personally escorted many groups throughout Europe, Cuba, the Caribbean, aboard cruises and in Mexico. I also plan several Bachelorette, family and friends groups each year. Always negotiating the best rates and amenities, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for all my groups.

Cuba

Paris, City of Lights!
Paris, City of Lights!

I am a Cuban American and traveled to Cuba for the first time since I was 2 years old, in October 2015. While emotional, it was a truly amazing and enlightening experience. The natural beauty of the island, combined with the European style of the major cities, and friendliness of the people, made it a unique destination. I escorted several groups and considered myself a Cuba travel expert by the end of 2016. It was very fulfilling to assist travelers in visiting this special place that has been lost in time. Currently, due to the U.S./Cuba relations and the conditions on the island, we do not send clients there. When conditions improve, we may be able to facilitate travel there once again.

Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Portugal
  • Caribbean
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ireland

Travel Specialist:

  • Destination Weddings
  • Couples & Romance
  • Groups
  • Family Vacations
  • Beach Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • AMResorts
  • GOGO Vacations
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Viking River Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Spanish

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