Local Travel Leaders office recognized

Most love the thrill of exploring someplace new, but planning to maximize your time to see as much as possible on vacation can be time-consuming.

A Travel Leaders office in Blaine that opened this past July seeks to take this weight off your shoulders, and the owners have been recognized by the company’s national office as one of the top agencies in the country.

The Travel Leaders franchise group that has offices in Blaine, Maple Grove, Stillwater and Woodbury were one of only 24 Travel Leaders franchises nationally to receive the Agency of Excellence distinction. From left to right is Roger Block, president, and owners Sandy Lovick and David Lovick, Jr. Submitted photo

The Travel Leaders franchise group that has offices in Blaine, Maple Grove, Stillwater and Woodbury were one of only 24 Travel Leaders franchises nationally to receive the Agency of Excellence distinction. From left to right is Roger Block, president, and owners Sandy Lovick and David Lovick, Jr. Submitted photo

“There’s not a destination or location our agents haven’t been to. They know the areas,” said David Lovick, Jr., who owns Travel Leaders offices in Blaine, Maple Grove, Stillwater and Woodbury with his mother Sandy.

The Lovick family was one of 24 agencies out of hundreds nationally to win the Agency of Excellence award, which recognizes those that are the most profitable and use various tools and training opportunities made available to them, according to Lovick.

The four offices have 25 employees, according to Lovick. Some have visited Cancun, Mexico or Australia numerous times, for example, and can offer in-depth insight of places to stay and things to see. The agents stay in resorts and hotels so they can review the locations themselves rather than you needing to rely on user ratings online.

The company website offers an interactive chat feature so you can ask some basic questions before you get too far in the process.

“Our job is to be an advocate for you. Find the perfect resort, find the perfect flight and make the process that much easier,” Lovick said.

For more information, visit tvlleaders.com, call 763-231-8440, or visit the Blaine office at 10950 Club West Parkway NE, Suite 180. It is located next to The Tavern Grill and Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon. Office hours are Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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