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George Duffy

778 932 0028

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Travel, a healthy part of a balanced life

What's your travel dream?

Sampling lobster at a seaside inn on Prince Edward Island, a wildlife ecolodge experience in Africa, a foodie tour in the wine regions of Chile and Argentina, a cycling tour of Sardinia's archeological treasures, a wildlife cruise of the enchanted Galapagos Islands, bird watching in the Pantanal, learning Spanish in Malaga.

Or are you just looking to stretch out in a hammock under a palapa on the warm white sands of the Caribbean with a good book and a cerveza?

There are literally thousands of published tours and packages out there, each with a different theme, to almost every imaginable place, using a myriad means of transportation. With Flight Centre's global buying power, I can offer you unparalleled access and pricing to a world of choice. (And help you live a balanced life.)

But, maybe you want something different and more personal than a published tour or package. As a professional tour planner, I can also help you with a custom designed package or a privately guided tour. You might be surprised to learn that private programs are, at times, not much different in price than group tours. With the flexibility to choose, you can even mix and match part group, part private.

How I Got To Where I Am

I was born to be traveller, but I didn't know it until my first trip to Mazatlan, Mexico. I was in my early 20’s and I was on a company incentive holiday with our sales team. It was my first exposure to warm, sandy beaches and a sunny seaside but what really hooked me was Mazatlan’s downtown public market.

I was absolutely captivated by all the different fruits and vegetables, the wild hawkers reaching out get my attention from stalls selling everything from t-shirts to tomatillos. I bought like crazy and came back day after day to get fresh fruit and baked goods. I still love local markets and I kind of got hooked on foods. (The photo below is from the Otavalo market in Ecuador.)

Since then I’ve been all over Latin America. I studied Spanish in Mexico City and Antigua, Guatemala. Not satisfied with that I set off for the South Pacific and it was in a rain forest in North Queensland that I decided to make a career in international tourism. I got back to Canada and studied tour and travel getting a certificate in International Tour Planning. I am also a graduate from the Forum for International Trade Training, Canada's only certified international trade training institute in Ottawa. I am very comfortable in the world of international goods, services, logistics and finance. 

In my career in travel and tourism I’ve worked for, managed, and owned tour companies. I've taught international tour planning, tour guiding and ecotourism for Mount Royal University in Calgary. I've worked for Canadian tour companies, Mexican companies and Italian owned companies. I consider myself an expert in tours and I have specialist knowledge of the Latin world, but I am also quite happy to help you plan any kind of trip, big or small, budget or high end.

Look over this site for travel ideas and stories from places I've visited and then call me for an initial consultation with no obligation or fee. If you like to plan your own trips, sign up for our specials newsletter below to get some awesome prices.

CPBC: 40219

Name:
George Duffy

Location:
Vernon, British Columbia

Contact Number:
778 932 0028

Email:
george.duffy@fcatravel.ca

About George:

Have you ever seen the show, Midnight Diner on Netflix? It's a small shop in Tokyo where the chef says "I will make anything you want to eat as long as I have the ingredients". That's exactly what I do for you  in travel.

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CONTACT INFO
  • phone 778 932 0028
  • email george.duffy@fcatravel.ca
  • web flightcentreassociates.com/GeorgeDuffy
  • address Vernon, British Columbia, Canada