Tanya Hulsemann, Travel Concierge
From the moment she sits down with you to help you Navigate the World, Tanya Hulsemann has already embarked you on your voyage. Every moment with her is reserved for you to ensure your ideas are realized into a seamless experience, filled with luxury and splendor.
This specialist meets you within your comfort zone, whether meeting in your home, at a café or a lounge, or over the phone; she provides information for her guests who are interested in inside or outside the box iconic experiences.
How Did You Get Started as a Travel Concierge?
I decided that I not only wanted to tell people about my journeys, but I wanted them to experience it as well; so I offer my expertise as a travel agent. I wanted them to fill their senses with the wonders that the world has to offer. You could read about Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro in a book, or you could delight in feeling the pulse of the samba in your chest and letting the multicolours of the costumes overwhelm your eyes.
I love that first interaction with my clients when they are describing the adventure they want to embark on. Their eyes light up while they visualize their escape of the ordinary. I feed on their excitement, which fuels my tireless hours of mapping out their journey. If they want me to map out a portion or the entire trip, I follow through on delivering the best product possible.
My clients always have that one thing that they are really excited about; whether it’s attending a Manchester United football game at Old Trafford stadium or relaxing for a couple days at a resort in Hunter Valley, Australia, I go above and beyond to make that experience more than they could have imagined.
Would You Consider Yourself a Citizen of the World?
I am definitely not an expert, but I’m working on it! I love everything encompassing travel, including packing and unpacking. And yes, I can offer some great tips to my clients on that. I love to research destinations, experience cultures, study architecture, breath their air, and overall, overwhelm my senses. My favourite is tasting their food! Though Edmonton has some great restaurants, there are so many flavours beyond North America!
I rely on my clients to tell me at least a basic idea of what they want, and through extensive research I find an abundance of possibilities. The multitude of perspectives and ways to see and experience the world is remarkable! For example, you could hike the Grand Canyon to see nature’s wonder or you could skydive over it, and land nearby to eat hors d’oeuvres and drink champagne. What a once in a lifetime experience that would be!
Where Will Your Travels Take You Next?
Even though I spend most of my time planning amazing journey’s for my clients, I do find the time to experience the world myself. For fall of 2019 I am really looking forward to a group cruise through the French Riviera and Dalmatian Coast, starting in Barcelona, Spain and ending in Venice, Italy. We have an exciting list of excursions on this cruise, a relaxing day on the Ionian Island beach in Corfu , Cooking classes in Rome, a visit to an Olive farm in Kotor, and a tour of the Ferrari Factory in Maranella. It will defiantly be an unbelievable adventure!!
Hmmmmmmm, what will 2020 bring???
“While I have never used a travel agent in the past, Tanya from Boss Travel did such a great job that I used her twice this year alone. All I can say about my experience with her is WOW!
The first trip was for a much needed getaway, and when I mentioned this to Tanya, she was all over it. Within 24 hours she had already sent me 3 options. She listened to what we envisioned for our getaway and within a few days, she had found the perfect vacation for us. The best part? It was a great vacation and it was within our budget.
The second trip was a company trip. There were over 30 people from across the country, including my wife and me. She recommended tours, sites to see, and much more. Her knowledge of the destination was impressive and her expertise made the trip memorable for everyone in attendance.
Using Tanya’s services with Boss Travel exceeded all of my expectations. It didn’t cost me more, and I had a true professional working on my side. I highly recommend Tanya at Boss Travel to take care of all your travel needs.”
“I recently had the pleasure to utilize the services of Tanya and Boss Travel with our recent annual conference. I had used travel agents in the past, however, working with Tanya was nothing like I have experienced before.
We mentioned to her the location of the conference and right away she was able to provide excellent suggestions for accommodations as well as conference space that fit in our budget and needs. She also gave amazing options for tours and activities there as well. She did all this in a limited time frame and constantly kept us up to date on any surprise costs or changes to any of the details of the trip.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use Tanya again for corporate or for personal use. It was an absolute pleasure working with you Tanya, and thank you again for all your hard work to help us put together a great conference.”
“I offered to help my sports team organize the travel aspect of our World Cup tournament in Sydney, Australia. With 5 competitors and 2 supports, all with different personalities, budgets, and schedules, I felt very overwhelmed. I called Boss Travel to see how they could help. Tanya was incredible right from the first phone call. She had all our various flight schedules organized within 2 hours! She also reminded us about Travel Visas, which are required in Australia; we didn’t know anything about them. She also offered us several options for travel insurance. Since we all had different travelling comforts, it was nice that we could customize the trip to suit our needs. Tanya took care of everything for us.
I look forward to my next trip so that I can work with Tanya again. She made planning the trip effortless.”