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Naim Alabed

Naim, co-founder of Quail Travel, since 1980 he has extensive experience in corporate travel. For 8 years he was a travel instructor. He specializes in corporate and leisure travel. Naim has traveled extensively to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Middle East. He also specializes in Corporate Incentive Group travel.

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Patricia Blea

Patricia Blea has been in the travel industry for 27 years and still loves the business. Patricia specializes in cruising and adventure travel. Her trip highlights include gorilla tracking in Rwanda, barging in France and marrying her Norwegian husband onboard the Seabourn Spirit off the coast of Italy. If she not out there discovering new ships and countries, call her for assistance in planning your "dream journey" Let's work on that bucket list! Ask her about the fabulous Uniworld River cruise she recently experienced.

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Patricia Meyers

Patricia Meyers, CTC.MCC has 18 yrs. in the Travel Industry. The Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) designation conferred by the Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA) marks the pinnacle of travel industry professionalism. Her expert knowledge specializes in marketing, solicitation, presentation and selling of corporate travel and incentive services. The Master Cruise Counselor (MCC) designation is conferred by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as the best resource in choosing a perfect cruise vacation. MCC's have toured numerous ships and have first hand cruise experience on a variety of cruise lines.

With the growing number of cruise ships and destinations to choose from, now more than ever working with a knowledgeable travel consultant who understands the type of vacation you are looking for is the first step to the most memorable vacation of your life.

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Patty Burke

Patty Burke has worked in the travel industry in Reno for over 30 years. I love to travel, and have traveled all over the world. I am a leisure/vacation specialist. A travel agent is a very necessary element to a perfect vacation, we offer years of experience and knowledge, and will save you wasted hours in planning your vacation. I am also available to assist you if there is an issue while you are traveling. I plan dreams, come in and plan yours.!

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Jo Ann Chadwick

Jo Ann Chadwick began her career in the Hospitality and Travel Industry in 1992 after a long career as an executive at AT&T. Her experience spans from years in the airline industry (Reno Air), hotel background with expertise in Groups, Meetings and Conventions, to heading up her own business in the Destination Management field.

In 2010 she joined Quail Travel and now heads up the Destination Management Division. She has handled large national group and meeting events, and outdoor community celebrations with thousands of attendees. She also has the ability to handle small individual tours, a client's intimate get-away, or a romantic trip to wine country.

Jo Ann has worked with corporate customers, convention and meeting planners, group organizers, and individual travelers with their destination management needs. Customer service is her number one priority and she will work closely with you to make your event or meeting a success.

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Candace Spiers

Candace has been in the industry since before de-regulation and my how things have changed! She specializes in corporate travel, professional sports group travel , the Caribbean and Luxury Cruises. She also handles the marketing and administrative duties. Disneyland and Disney World are her favorites!

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Corinne Balliette

Corinne is an avid traveler, artist, dancer, and linguist. She has traveled to most of Europe, as well as the Caribbean, Canada, and Hawaii. Her upcoming travel plans include domestic and international river cruises, world-wide cruises, Australia, New Zealand, volunteering in Peru and Haiti, and visiting each state of the United States.

Corinne has particular interests in theme-park vacations, biking, fishing, hiking, wildlife excursions, romantic destinations, wineries and breweries, art gallery tours, language and culture immersion, study abroad, and Foreign Independent Travel (FIT). Corinne is easy-going and believes in providing several options to clients to better fit within their budgets, timeframes, and interests.

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Audrey Higashi

Audrey has been in the travel industry for over 20 years. An avid traveler herself, she loves to help plan exotic vacations as well as corporate travel. She has worked in convention and corporate sales at brand and independent hotels as well as the Reno-Tahoe Convention & Visitors Authority, and incentive sales at Norwegian Cruise Line. She married her Hawaiian husband on the beautiful Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii and is ready to help you plan your next vacation or assist with your corporate travel needs.

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