Business of the Month

Montague Tour Design

Love Your Trip

We are celebrating 29 years in the travel business this year. In addition, we worked in the Westin hotel group for 8 years prior  We have  been a chamber member for 12 years.  Creating and developing customized travel products, for groups and individuals, and focus on the uniqueness of every destination is our specialty.

Our company is accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – allows us to sell wholesale air fare; Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA); Certified Meeting Planner Association (CMP).

Many people have asked: “How did you stay in business over the last 2 years?” The answer: We updated our clients and promoted regional / domestic travel within the U.S.

Certainly the group travel business was on hiatus, but the demand by our clients was still strong. We kept in touch with them with phone calls, and through social media and snail mail, keeping them informed with what we could glean from the Department of State on the continuously changing travel updates around the globe.

Then in May 2021, things took off as our clients were calling (where CAN we go??) so we packaged domestic travel destinations by car and rental car that they could have the freedom to travel. Believe me, parents with school age children once they got out for winter break, spring break and summer they were ready to go, anywhere. Most historic sites, and attractions were open on a limited basis, and we shopped for lodging in that same criterion. We maintained a positive mood that travel would be back, and it is.

And, this brings me to today, and my gratitude to Michael Fitzpatrick for inviting my company to partner with the Chamber for the awesome new benefit for members, for their families and for friends of the Chamber. The benefit of discount travel as a group.

Here is a list of destinations that I am suggesting that the Chamber consider to market and promote, beginning in December:

December: Christmas With the Cratchits: Includes the annual live performance of the Christmas Carol at Kansas City Repertory Theater, Sunday Brunch at Michael Forbes Grill in Brookside, and a swing by Union Station for the antique train exhibit and Christmas trees galore.

2023:

February: Puerto Vllarta: My favorite city in Mexico. Land of Culture and Latin America’s finest beaches at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range: Includes welcome reception hosted by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Commission.

March: We’re All Irish … 4 the Day: Excursion celebrates KC’s Irish Heritage includes Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral downtown KC: a visit to the Irish Center of KC for language class (or how to discipline the kids in Gaelic) entertainment and lunch (Guiness included, and a stop at Brown’s Deli: Oldest Irish business run by the same family in the United States. Imported Irish goods galore.


October: Color Your World in New England: Boston, Woodstock, maple syrup making, Lighthouse, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Stowe Heart of Ski County, fresh lobster dinner and more.

November: Music, Mountains & Mistletoe: Nashville Music (Grand Old Opry/Ryman Auditorium), Country Music Hall of Fame, great food, then motor coach through the Smokies to Asheville, NC; performance at the World famous Flat Rock Playhouse Lodging on the Biltmore Mansion Estate filled with fresh Christmas trees up to 40-feet tall — indoors! And More.

December: Ft. Scott, Kansas: Annual Holiday Fest with lunch at Twin Mansions, shopping, and Candlelight Tour and Carols with costumed re-enactors at the Fort Scott National Military Complex (Day Tour).