Since its establishment in 1968, Creative Travel International has been a continuously growing and evolving company, now one of the largest on Long Island. In 2007 we were appointed one of an elite group of American Express Travel agencies, assuring our clients of the quality, reliability and integrity of one of the world’s most recognized and respected brand names. As a Branch of Tzell Travel Group, we also enjoy the tremendous stature and purchasing power of over $2 billion in travel related sales.
Creative Travel takes great pride in our staff whose combined expertise covers a tremendous range of destinations around the globe. No website is a match for the dedication and experience of a seasoned travel professional and ours are truly the most knowledgeable in the travel industry. Our state of the art technology enhances their ability to provide up-to-the moment information, as well as, competitive pricing – all with the personal service so important to our clients.
President & Founder
Bill is the founder, president and CEO of Creative Travel International. For over 30 years Bill has traveled the world researching the “best quality” and “best buys” available in every destination. His ability to find both unique and exciting travel treasures make an exciting work environment for all his travel professionals. Through a combination of internal growth and acquisitions of other agencies, Creative Travel has become a major force in the travel industry.
As General Manager of Creative Travel International, Carmela oversees all of our operations and assists our agents with ongoing education and destination updates. Having enjoyed over 70 cruises, Carmela still loves cruising as a vacation and a way to see multiple destinations in one trip. Italy is still her favorite place to visit, on land or by sea but the warm Caribbean is her winter favorite. After more than 30 years as a travel advisor and previous travel agency owner, Carmela still loves learning about and researching destinations for our clients.
Leah has been a Luxury Travel Consultant and Honeymoon Specialist for 33 years. She specializes in custom itineraries geared to her clients personal needs. Leah’s passion for travel has given her in-depth knowledge to destinations that span five continents. Destination specialties include Italy, Africa, Australia, Europe, Hawaii, Southeast Asia, South America, Indian Ocean Islands and the South Pacific.
Kim has been in the travel industry since 1976. Her travels have included England, South America, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Spain, Italy, France, Ireland, Tahiti, Hawaii, Bermuda, as well as, many Caribbean islands and cruises. Her love of travel is exhibited in the creativity of the travel planning done with each of her clients.
As a prior travel agency owner and travel agent for more than 40 years, Ray has been on over 150 cruises, and has great knowledge of the Caribbean and Europe. He specializes in group and independent travel and, of course, cruises.
With 35 years of travel industry experience, Arlene has enjoyed its many aspects including marketing and corporate travel management. Cruising is still one of her favorite vacations for herself and planning them for clients is a specialty she truly enjoys.
Ginnie is a veteran of the travel industry for over 20 years. As travel is her passion, she has traveled the world and stayed at some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world. As her family is from Italy, she has a special place in her heart for Rome and southern Italy. Her travels have taken her from the Canadian Rockies (one of her favorite destinations) to Africa and beyond. She loves chatting with new clients (who quickly become new friends) while professionally handling the travel arrangements for her frequent repeat travelers.
Roe’s lifelong love of travel and her 18 years of experience have made her fully knowledgeable in all aspects of leisure and corporate travel. She especially enjoys planning honeymoons and her favorite destinations include Italy, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
Marion has been in the travel business for over 30 years. She enjoys working with clients and planning their dream vacations. She has traveled to most of the Caribbean and Europe, as well. Marion favors river cruises and ocean cruises and has been to almost all of the Sandals properties.
Anneliese has been in the travel industry since 1975 and still enjoys traveling to new destinations. She particularly enjoys traveling to and planning clients’ trips to all parts of Europe, as well as, unique and exotic destinations worldwide.
Rick has been in the travel industry for 35 years as a manager and travel consultant. His expertise is in leisure travel with emphasis in Europe, Caribbean, and Mexico. Golf vacations for groups and individuals are also a specialty. Rick has been with Creative Travel International for the last 11 years.
Gail’s 30 years in the industry and her prior ownership of a travel agency has lead her all over the world. Italy, which she has toured extensively, is still one of her favorite destinations. Gail has also visited almost every Sandals resort and truly enjoys planning honeymoons and other couples trips to the Caribbean. She’s also visited many Mexican resorts, in Cancun and along the Riviera Maya.
Susan’s travels have taken her to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Tahiti and Fiji, to name just a few of her favorite destinations. Cruises are also among the vacations she enjoys most herself. Planning vacations for clients, especially honeymoons, is a real specialty with Susan. After 32 years as a consultant for both leisure and business travelers, Susan still takes pride and pleasure in every trip she plans.
A 20-year veteran of the travel industry, Bobbi’s favorite destinations have been Israel, Scotland and Italy. She loves cruising too, especially to the Mediterrranean but the Caribbean in winter is also a cherished destination.
Willa’s passion for travel attracted her to the industry 30 years ago. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and loves the adventure of setting off to parts unknown. Her recent trips include Egypt and South Africa. Willa enjoys handling both leisure and corporate travel.