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Need travel agent for SA

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Dealing directly with South American ski resorts has been a little frustrating. Who has a travel agent for SA that they can recommend? Thanks.
post #2 of 11
Someone on Trip Advisor recommended Sean at Holidaze. She said she's used him for many trips. Holidaze is out of New Jersey and they do a lot of groups, too. Website = holidaze.com
1 800 526-2827. Ext. 15 for Sean.

I'm using him for my August trip to Termas de Chillan and he seems to know his stuff. They do all the S.A. resorts and get a bulk rate on LAN flights so you save a little bit of money.

P.S. If you do decide to book your own flight via American Airlines or LAN, (they code share), here's what I discovered: AA flights are a LOT cheaper if you book them as code shares on LAN'S website, NOT on AA's website. They're even cheaper than LAN. It's so bizarre, but true. (Well, at least it was true 6 weeks ago.)
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thnx Cryptica--good info there!
post #4 of 11
Mark Lasseter Owner/Operator - southamericaski.com (custom designed ski vacations)


toll free (888) 754-1754

office (604) 932-7059

direct line (604) 698-5230

e-mail: mark@southamericaski.com
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post
Mark Lasseter Owner/Operator - southamericaski.com (custom designed ski vacations)


toll free (888) 754-1754

office (604) 932-7059

direct line (604) 698-5230

e-mail: mark@southamericaski.com
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Good luck.
post #6 of 11
Update a month later: Sorry, All -- I take back my recommendation above.
post #7 of 11
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Update a month later: Sorry, All -- I take back my recommendation above.
Details???

I used Santiago Adventures last summer. They are not particularly cheap but I'd rate service as very good. They handle all the marketing/booking for Arpa Snowcat. Ask for their head guy Brian Pearson.
post #8 of 11
you want to go to Argentina or Chile ?
post #9 of 11
Tony--

You asked for details. Well, "details" is exactly the key word here. There hasn't been enough attention PAID to details: getting my credit card charges billed in a timely manner, incorrectly filled out vouchers, plane reservations mistakenly cancelled. And I've heard from two other people that they've had the same kinds of issues. The guy is personable and knowledgeable about South American resorts -- but seems to not be minding the store when it comes to paperwork.
post #10 of 11
If you are interested in Bariloche, feel free to contact me directly. Suerte!
post #11 of 11
A recommendation since I posted last year:

Julie Stepniewski
800 733-4028 extension 403
julie@colorado-ski-vacations.com
(they're also Rocky Mountain Vacations)

She knows her stuff. 


 

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