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About Conlin Leisure Travel

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Conlin Travel was founded in 1959 by L. Thomas Conlin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Over the years, Conlin Travel has booked hundreds of thousands of travelers, striving to make each and every one of their travel journeys an exceptional experience and value.

In 2018, Chris Conlin merged the Leisure division of Conlin Travel with HD Travel, owned by Charlie O’Neill, to form Next Travel. Together, Chris and Charlie began to grow the group and leisure travel business. In April 2022, Charlie O’Neill purchased Chris Conlin’s interest in Next Travel. Next Travel now has 35 employees, and is quickly growing to be one of the largest travel agencies in the Midwest.

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Meet Our Experts

At Conlin Travel Leisure, we believe the strength of our company lies in the expertise of our dedicated team members. Discover the faces behind our company and explore the possibilities of working together to tailor your next vacation!

DESTINATION EXPERTISE:
Canada, Western Europe, Asia

TRAVEL SPECIALTIES: 
Ocean, River and Expedition Cruises, Curated and Escorted Tours, Luxury Rail

A travel consultant since 1985, Eva earned her Certified Travel Consultant designation in 1990. She enjoys assisting travelers in planning escorted and independent trips all over the world. She has escorted groups within the United States and Canada and is considered an insider of Niagara Falls (Canada) – she especially loves the theatre and wine regions of Canada. When not on land, her favorite pastime is cruising. Eva has earned her Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC) certification and Royal Caribbean University’s Expert Certification, and she is also a Certified River Cruise Specialist for Uniworld River Cruises and Avalon Waterways. In addition to being a travel consultant, Eva has also served as a Travel and Tourism instructor with Conlin-Hallissey Travel School.

Eva Drafta

Travel Consultant, CTC, ACC

DESTINATION EXPERTISE:
Hawaii, The Caribbean, Mexico, Europe

TRAVEL SPECIALTIES:
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Luxury Travel, Cruises, Custom Multi-Destination Itineraries

A leisure travel consultant since 1999, Michelle takes pride in making sure her clients’ vacations are wonderful experiences each and every time. Her strong attention to detail has helped her become a successful Destination Wedding Specialist, as well as a Certified Sandals Specialist. Her expertise in these areas helps her to plan dream weddings and unforgettable honeymoons. In addition, she loves putting together customized itineraries of the Hawaiian Islands, where she has visited numerous times. Michelle has a passion for beautiful beaches and has been to many all-inclusive resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Using her firsthand experience, she assists her clients in selecting the ideal resort. She also enjoys working with clients to plan that perfect Alaskan or Mediterranean cruise. Among her travels, Michelle has sailed on many Caribbean cruises, spent a few months traveling around England, and, most recently, visited Paris, Monaco, the French Riviera, and extensively toured many cities and regions in beautiful Italy.

Michelle Finch

Travel Consultant

DESTINATION EXPERTISE:
Hawaii, Las Vegas, Disney, Universal Studios, The Caribbean, Mexico

TRAVEL SPECIALTIES:
Cruises, Resorts, Family, Honeymoons

Kenna has been assisting travelers with their vacations since 1997, and she is a vital resource when planning a visit to popular vacation spots like Disney World or Las Vegas, or when selecting the perfect honeymoon to Hawaii, Mexico, or the Caribbean. Her knowledge after many travels to the Hawaiian Islands will make the destination familiar and inviting. She has not only earned certification as a Hawaii Specialist, but she has also earned expert certification for each individual island. As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, and as a specialist for Universal Parks & Resorts, she can bring the most popular theme parks and all of Orlando’s attractions to life for children of all ages. Kenna is also a Princess Cruises Academy graduate, having achieved the highest rank of Commodore.

Kenna Kramer

Travel Consultant

DESTINATION EXPERTISE:

Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Greece, The Caribbean, Mexico

TRAVEL SPECIALTIES:

Custom & Escorted Tours, Ocean & River Cruises, Resorts, Honeymoons

Vicky has been in the travel industry since 1990 and with Conlin Travel since 1996. A native of Greece, she is an expert on Greece and the Mediterranean. As an international consultant, she enjoys planning tours and cruises throughout Europe, where she has visited numerous times. She is also well versed in Mexico and the Caribbean. Vicky is a Hawaii, Costa Rica, and U.S. Virgin Islands Destination Specialist, as well as a Princess Cruises Academy graduate, having earned the highest rank of Commodore.

Vicky Masters

Travel Consultant

DESTINATION EXPERTISE:
Mexico, The Caribbean, Iceland, Hawaii, New Zealand

TRAVEL SPECIALTIES:
Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Romance Travel, Multi-Generation Travel

Kara’s degree is in marketing from the University of Michigan but she began a second career in the travel industry in 2015. Having traveled extensively throughout New Zealand, Ireland, Iceland, the Caribbean Islands and Mexico, Kara is well versed in both adventure and leisure travel. She especially enjoys planning honeymoons and destination weddings, as well as multi-generational trips that the whole family will enjoy. Kara has stayed at many all-inclusive resorts with her own family, and can speak from personal experience and make personal recommendations. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist, Hawaii Destination Specialist and graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge. Kara believes that travel is an essential part of growing as a human, and she never visits the same destination twice as there are just too many new landscapes to explore and cultural experiences to be had.

Kara Swayze

Travel Consultant

DESTINATION EXPERTISE:
Mexico, The Caribbean, Europe

TRAVEL SPECIALTIES:
Honeymoons, Romance Travel, Multi-Generation Travel

Jennifer is dedicated to crafting unforgettable journeys tailored to her clients’ unique preferences. She is always researching and continuing her education to provide expert insights to guide clients through a world of possibilities. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she took pleasure in the time she spent working as a flight attendant. Later, she lived outside of London for a summer and traveled to France, Germany, Italy, and Ireland. She is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and many cruise lines.

Jennifer Jurcisin

Travel Consultant
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European River Cruise

Eva has planned two European vacations for us. The first was an AMAWaterways River Cruise in France followed by 12 days of independent travel in Spain. Eva’s recommendation of AMA for the river cruise was perfect. Beautiful ship, interesting excursions, wonderful food all provided by a great crew! The trip to Spain included an apartment in Barcelona, hotel reservations in Madrid, Grenada and Seville, private tour guides and drivers, transfers, train tickets and more. Every detail was well planned and there were no problems or surprises. We just returned from our second AMA cruise from Amsterdam through Germany, a small corner of France and into Switzerland. We spent additional days before the cruise in Amsterdam and afterwards in Lucerne and Zurich. Again every detail was well planned and our trip was wonderful. We highly recommend Eva Drafta if you want a well planned, perfect vacation!

Marilyn M.

Honeymoon in Hawaii

Honeymoon in Hawaii “The resort in Maui was very nice and staff were extremely friendly. This appeared to be the nicest resort along the stretch of beach in Maui and would recommend to others. We loved every part of Kauai! Maui was a bit more lively, more going on so I highly recommend starting with Maui & then flying to Kauai. We’re really glad we did the islands in that order. Kauai was just breathtaking. The greenery & scenery was stunning! I should add that everything went without a hitch! Checking in, picking up our rental cars, etc so thank you for coordinating everything. It was a breeze!

Zach and Allie F.

Outstanding Service

Michelle has been our travel agent, mentor, problem solver, and friend for more than 20 years. At times she has been mother hen to our children who, if they encounter difficulties mid-trip, contact her directly to help with decisions. Not only saving us huge amounts of time, but also finding work arounds and meeting special needs as they arise, she is on top of our travels. As recently as June she found tickets to Japan when we unexpectedly received Visas for our son’s wedding; coordinated rooms in the same hotel in Houston over Thanksgiving for six people arriving at different times and staying different lengths of time and arranged tickets to DC for New Years. After unexpected illness in Belize, she helped us extend our stay; Found an extraordinary cruise to see the Fjords, and helped us manage cancellations and delays during the height of the Pandemic. When my elderly Mother was hospitalized the night before a complex trip to Spain, Michelle unbundled our tickets, sent my husband on his way, and rebooked my flight and train tickets later in the week. I could go on but I guess the best way to sum it up is that I don’t travel without checking in with Michelle. She advises us, encourages us, and most importantly does all the troubleshooting as it arises. Since we live in uncertain times, even easy to book tickets can encounter trouble and it’s wonderful to know she is always there and has our back.

Judith S.

Rhine Gateway

The trip was incredible!!! Absolutely fantastic, and I am SO GLAD that we went! Everywhere we went, the guides said that “This day was the best weather that they have had in months (it was beautiful) and they were so happy to be “guiding” for the first time in a year and a half!” You are right, from now on we will need to have the larger room on the ship and also the upgrade in the air. We are totally spoiled! Can’t believe how much more comfortable the flight was- it made a huge difference! So many of our excursions were also spectacular- Golden Age of Amsterdam, Heidelburg, Colmar, Rudesheim, and we loved Strasbourg and Amsterdam. Lucerne was also gorgeous, and I am so glad we decided to have the post-extension there. EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING!! It was a trip of a lifetime.

Katherine C.

Seamless Travel Planning

Just call Kara! She will make the entire trip planning process so much easier. We didn’t have a clue how to put our Europe itinerary together but Kara expertly pieced it all together into one itinerary that logistically made the most sense for the cities we wanted to visit.

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Your time is valuable, and with so many options to consider when planning your next vacation, we at Classic Travel know that a little help can go a long way. Whether you’re planning to travel across the state, across the country, or across the world, our team of experienced travel professionals are committed to planning a trip that exceeds your expectations.

Group Travel

  • All-Sized Groups
  • Site Inspections
  • Online Registration
  • Negotiations
  • Much More!

Planning your group trip with Conlin Travel Leisure gives you the security of knowing that every detail will be taken care of by a team of dedicated travel professionals. We manage groups of all sizes and will assist with negotiations, online registration, site inspections, and much more.



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