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Nancy Cowen-Wilmington,NC

An Independent Contractor with Travel Leaders High Point, NC

Certified Leisure Travel Specialist

After 18 years as an airport passenger service agent I embraced my layoff and continued my employment in the travel industry as a full service travel agent in leisure travel sales. I use my years of traveling experience to assist my clients with deciding on " where, when and what." I capture the best value for their desired destination by educating myself on the many vendors with which Travel Leaders has an association. My passion is groups; the more the merrier. With our busy lives, a family or friend vacation is the best way to relax and experience the connections which bind us all while letting the resort or cruise line take care of the cooking and cleaning!!! What started out with my selling international travel to student groups, has turned out to be a wonderful niche of multi-generational vacations. When working at busy Newark airport, I always volunteered to check-in the groups. I loved the excitement in the gathering of skis or suitcases bound for mountains, shorelines or the seven seas. Now I am arranging these groups. Life is truly a circle!

Client Testimonial

What an amazing experience we have had working with you on our trip to Austrailia. I think this combo, you with your overdrive and zeal for getting the best for your clients, and us with our travel craziness is such a good pairing. Thank you, Thank you for all the work you have done on our behalf. We super appreciate it and will definitely come to you again in the future for our travel needs and will happily refer our friends to you!!!!

My Travel Albums

Vail, Colorado
Biking from Vail Pass to Village: 2k ft downhill..
Bermuda 2013
Horseshoe Beach Bermuda
Med Sea cruise 2015
Private driver to see the Amalfi Coast!

My Travel Stories

The Rhine river with Tauck

Just returned from Tauck Academy on the Rhine where I was treated like a Tauck customer with superior service and "Sparkling events" which sets this supplier apart. We dined at a castle, were entertained with a private concerto, toured in small groups with local guides as well as biked along the Rhine....Read more.

My Reviews

1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Nancy thought of every detail
We were so pleased to work with Nancy Cowen! From recommending an itinerary to explaining what to expect at every stage, Nancy covered it all. She asked us for decisions on details we would never even have thought of. When it came time to leave for our trip, we put ourselves in the capable hands of Nancy and Viking, knowing that everything would be taken care of. Our trip insurance (recommended by Nancy) made the whole thing truly care-free. We would book with Nancy again in a heartbeat!
By  Karen E  from  Wilmington, NC
Traveled to  Rhine Valley ~ Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Can't wait to plan our next adventure with Nancy!
Nancy is fabulous! She helped us book the most spectacular vacation to the Sandals Halcyon in St Lucia. Nancy always responded promptly if we had any questions and even met us in person to give us information packets that detailed our options during our stay in paradise. Then Nancy eloquently dealt with an airline issue on our behalf and scored us travel vouchers for our next trip. We will absolutely book with Nancy Cowen for our future dreamy vacations!!
By  Courtney   from  Wilmington
Traveled to  St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nancy Cowen responded:
Thank you, Courtney for this wonderful review. You and Brian we great to work with and I truly appreciate your business and taking the time to write this positive review. I look forward to working with you again. Gratefully, Nancy

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Best Travel Agent
Nancy Cowan has planned many trips on my behalf and, without exception, they have been top notch. She makes a point of understanding my preferences and needs, and makes sure she accommodates them, even if it is above and beyond the actual organized vacation tour. When things go awry regarding airline or other unforeseen glitches, she always responds by intervening on my behalf. Having someone with so much travel industry experience pays off when a need arises somewhere, anywhere, along the travel journey. My very best vacations have been planned by Nancy.
By  Mimi  from  Wilmington, NC
Traveled to  Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nancy Cowen responded:
Thank you so much, Mimi for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I truly appreciate it and your continued loyalty to my travel business. Best, Nancy

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3 of 7 people found this review helpful
Nancy is the bomb!
It’s alwayes an absolute pleasure to work with Nancy. She is knowledgeable and makes it her mission to assure her clients a wonderful, pain - free trip. We have been clients of hers for many years and would not think of booking a trip without her expertise!
By  Robin  from  Kinston, NC
Traveled to  Grand Cayman ~ Cayman Islands ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nancy Cowen responded:
Thank you, Robin for this review! Really appreciate your taking the time to send it in and all the cruise biz you've given me! Next: HONEYMOON plans perhaps. Thanks again. Gratefully, Nancy

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40 of 85 people found this review helpful
Latest and Best Cruise
My husband and I have booked many trips, primarily cruises, through Nancy. Recently she handled a wonderful Viking cruise for us and five other couples. Superb work. Working with Nancy has been a delight over the years. She exhibits a very rare quality in the service business-she truly puts the customer FIRST. In all regards. We find her to be extremely knowledgeable of destinations, cruise lines, etc., and very much appreciate her insights, thoughts. She is very detail oriented, leaving nothing to chance. She always seems to find the best available rooms, at the best price, always aware of and taking advantage of any and all promotions available. Nancy is very timely following up on questions we may have, very thorough in her responses.

Finally, it is worth noting that we used to book our own trips, and felt we were pretty thorough. Then we enlisted Nancy to handle all of our travel needs. What an upgrade!!! She is a real asset to Travel Leaders. An indispensable asset to us.
By  Martha  from  Naples, Florida
Traveled to  Rhine Valley ~ Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Mediterranean

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking River Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Monograms
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Tauck

Certifications/Awards:

  • Sandals Specialist
  • Viking River Cruise Specialist
  • Certified Tauck Tours agent

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