Article by Jodi Harris
Photography by Justin Fox

Travel is about experiencing the world and creating memories that will last a lifetime. The finite details that come with planning a trip can be easily managed by professionals who are dedicated to creating experiential moments for travelers. Working with travel advisor at Travel and Transport will save your precious time and money and give you the ability to embrace the world in new and exciting ways.

Travel and Transport has moved
Formerly located in the Big Yellow House building on Blairs Ferry Road, they have moved to Uptown Marion, and are now conveniently located in the Philip’s Center. Their new address is 1317 7th Avenue, Suite 210, and they are ready to take care of all your travel needs. Watch their website for their upcoming Open House on May 2nd.

Diane Stickney Scholl, CTC, DS, Senior Travel Advisor at Travel and Transport has some excellent advice for anyone planning travel.  She says that there are many benefits to using an advisor, but some of the most important things that Travel and Transport can provide include:

• Advice:  The Travel and Transport network of advisors and their established relationship with the Virtuoso network coupled with many years of expertise; first hand experiences and continued education make using an advisor the best decision you will make in your travel planning.

• Access: Although they are an independently owned and operated travel agency, they have a world of resources at our fingertips, thanks in large part to their membership in the Virtuoso network, which gives them access to the finest travel providers and premier destinations in the world.  An added value is 24 hour emergency service for all travel they arrange.

• Advocacy: They are specialists in the art of travel.  They put their global connections to work to ensure that travelers receive the most advantageous pricing, access, upgrades and amenities that are simply not available to the general public.  They look forward to putting their passion for travel to work for you.

• Accountability: Service excellence is important to Travel and Transport.  Client feedback helps them to continuously improve and provide the high standards our clients expect and deserve.

“Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, we can arrange it – down to the tiniest details,” she adds.

What does it mean to be a member of the Virtuoso network? Virtuoso takes it from ordinary to extraordinary when it comes to travel. According to their website at, it is a network of the most renowned luxury travel agencies and is 11,400 travel advisors strong worldwide. Virtuoso is known to represent the best of the best in travel and have an assortment of approximately 1,700 preferred partners including luxury hotels, tour guides, cruise lines, and more. Associated advisors such at Travel and Transport use global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations.

“Travel advisors are the hottest new thing that never went away,” Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso Chairman and CEO.

If you are thinking of taking a trip of a lifetime or even a long weekend, a travel advisor is the person to see. When so many of us have a limited number of vacation days each year, why risk booking online and having things go wrong? A travel advisor is a professional who spends their days making sure your vacation or travel is absolutely perfect. They know the little things that make the difference between an ordinary vacation and an extraordinary travel experience.

Contact Travel and Transport for Corporate Travel at 319.373.4355, Vacation Travel at 319.373.4232 or toll free at 800.332.5490. You will be happy you choose Travel and Transport to make your vacation perfect.

*Some of the information included in this feature came from and Also, thank you to Diane Stickney Scholl for providing information included.

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