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Dave Bonnel-Lawrence,KS

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100% Recommend this agent

Luxury Travel Designer

Ph. 785.842.4000

dbonnel@travelleaders.com

Travel is my passion and what I love to do. I create seamless trips for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Luxury travel, creating customized travel itineraries, and honeymoons are my specialties.

Luxury Travel: The definition of luxury travel will vary depending on the traveler. These services could include privately escorted tours, river and ocean cruises, business/first class airfare, boutique hotels, luxury villas, over-water bungalows, or private luxury tented safari camps. While traveling with convenience and ease is important, my job is to make sure that your travel is worth the investment. With so many travel options available it is essential to have an expert with the specific knowledge of the services and details.  As with all travel, recently First Class and Business class airfare has become more complicated. I specialize in booking upgraded airfare, specifically confirming details such as lie-flat seating, upper deck assignments and private in-flight suites.

Customized Travel Services: I create day-by-day itineraries customized to your requests with reservations, confirmations and contact numbers at your fingertips; all just to make your travel seamless and trouble-free. A simple face to face consultation can help me to create a trip to fulfill your lifetime travel dreams. Do you have a number of destinations that you would like to visit and need to be in specific cities on certain dates? Have you always dreamed of sleeping in a castle in Ireland? Or would you like to spend a couple of weeks in Italy, soaking up the Tuscan wine and sun? Do you have a bucket list of destinations but have no idea where to start? I am a logistics expert and know people on the ground all over the world. I track and manage my client’s bucket lists in order to make their travel goals become reality.

Honeymoons: I love booking honeymoons. Your honeymoon may be one of the most important trips of your lifetime. My goal is to make the "honeymoon of your dreams" a reality. Some couples dream of relaxing on a beach with endless waves of margaritas delivered to their hand. Other couples dream of hiking volcanoes and zip lining through rain forests. Some couples use their honeymoon as a perfect excuse to travel across Europe and see some of the world's most romantic places. I can make any of these a possibility.

Destinations Visited: (in no particular order)

France, Holland, Germany, Belgium, England, Wales, Ireland, Norway, Egypt, Mexico ( x 3), Jamaica, Canada and most of the continental USA.

Please feel free to call or email me at the contact information above.

My Travel Albums

Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
England, Ireland and Wales
The Long Room, Dublin

Customer Testimonials

Family Vacation

Our experience with Travel Leaders has been excellent. Dave gave us more information and tips on places to stay and things to do then we could have imagined. He was extremely helpful and contacted us via email and phone several times during the process of getting reservations set up. He never hesitated to answer a question or find out the answer to a question if it was one he did not already know. My wife and I would highly recommend him for any travel related plans where some expert advice and assistance is needed.
Tommy, Taos, NM

Oceania Cruises and St. Andrews!

My wife and I recently returned from a two-week journey bookended by stays in Istanbul and Venice, with an Oceania Cruise connecting those two cities by way of the Greek Isles and several Adriatic ports, and Travel Leaders did a five-star job in arranging passage on Oceania, setting up the necessary flights from Dulles International to Istanbul and back, setting up a guide service for us in Istanbul and Ephesus, and overseeing the details for the entire trip. The best recommendation we can give Travel Leaders---and our travel manager there, Dave Bonnel---is this: we have called on Dave and Travel Leaders to arrange our trip next summer (2015) for a tour of Scotland that includes golf at four courses and two days at the Open Championship at St. Andrews.
William, Washington DC

True Travel Expert!

We've worked with Dave at Travel Leaders twice and had phenomenal experiences both times. He's organized, responsive, efficient and he's a true travel expert. I appreciate that I can give him a general outline of the vacation I'm imagining and he makes thoughtful recommendations that are right on point. Booking travel online is really accessible these days, but also comes with a lot of risks. I will continue to use Travel Leaders because they always find the most competitive pricing and I know they'll be there to address all of my questions & concerns.
Amanda, Overland Park KS

My Reviews

12 of 21 people found this review helpful
Romantic Rhine River Cruise
When you take a large trip, there are so many details involved. Dave was instrumental in making certain our trip went smoothly including airfare, airport transportation, transfers, river cruise, and hotel. We basically had nothing to worry about except showing up. We would certainly recommend Dave for your upcoming trip. He is a delight to work with.
By  Luv2travel  from  Topeka, Kansas
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Fun in the Sand, Sun and Blue Ocean
Our vacation really began when we called Dave and let him know what we were planning. We are beach people and he is so knowledgeable of various Resorts in the Caribbean. He's sent several options to choose and our trip was booked! Dave made the reservations at the Resort and flights. It was so easy and less stressful, thanks to Dave! Spent 7 days relaxing and soaking up the sun, and I even swam with the Pigs!
By  Pat  from  Pomona, Ks
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Thank you for the review. I'm glad we were able to find the perfect resort! White powder sands and crystal blue waters are always good for the soul! Thanks!-db

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18 of 36 people found this review helpful
Peace of mind. And time and money saved!
I'm so happy to have an opportunity to give a review of my experience with Dave Bonnel as my travel agent. The guy is absolutely terrific! This is based on not one but a series of complicated trips and travel arrangements spanning years and four continents (so far). Friends and family members are often surprised that in the Age of the Internet I still go to a travel agent, but I tell them he saves me time and money and gives me peace of mind. Even once when I was living in Belem, Brazil, in the north of the country in the Amazon Basin, he got me a much better fare to Seoul, South Korea, then any Online solution I could come up with or any of the local Brazilian agents. The man has literally saved my thousands of dollars, especially because I am often buying tickets for my wife and young son, too. Once I found myself stuck at an airport after missing a connection for an international flight and, well after business hours, Dave helped me find a solution. You can't ask for better service!
By  Paul  from  Seoul, Korea
Traveled to  Blelem, Brazil (Amazonia)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Always glad to help my favorite client living in South Korea! -db

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Wonderful trip and lots of great memories of the b
Dave was very easy to work with and responsive even at the last minute when we needed a driver from Dublin to Dungarvan.
By  MJD  from  Lawrence, Kansas
Traveled to  Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Thank you for the review. I'm always glad to be able "come to the rescue" when needed.-db

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful
I will always use Dave next time we go anywhere We
Dave was sooo patient with me and my wife she is from the Philippines and sometimes is confused on things but Dave is so patient and understanding he explained EVERY detail to us when we planned a trip to the Philippines made both of us very comfortable and I never Worried about a thing
By  StevieB  from  Baldwin City Kansas
Traveled to  Philippines ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • Safari
  • River Cruises
  • Adult Only
  • Honeymoons

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

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