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“I have worked with Laurie Shuping and Shuping Travel for many years for international business travel to Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines to name a few. The responsiveness of Laurie is always first class and she has been able to provide us the best flight options for our travel. She has always been available whenever we have needed her for itinerary changes on these business trips and we cannot be more grateful for her support with our teams when they are overseas. Since working with her has been so easy for my international business travel, I recently used Shuping Travel to setup a vacation for my wife and I to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I wasn't sure where we wanted to go so Laurie provided multiple options and input based off of her past customers reviews of resorts and locations. We decided on Turks & Caicos and it turned out to be one of the best, if not the best trips we have taken. Laurie and Shuping Travel will always be on the top of my list for international travel whether it is business or pleasure. ”
Shawn Cochran, Storm Technologies
Scott Lewis and his wife first contacted me when they were going overseas as missionaries to China with their then two small daughters. I booked a honeymoon for the oldest one in May of this year. That is a LONG term relationship with a client.
I was able to assist Scott, Connie and their daughters with travel plans to move to Chengdu, China. Over the years they traveled home to visit family when possible. Several times family and friends here contacted me to help them visit the Lewis family in China. Once the Lewis family returned stateside they continued their trust in me to help with vacations, cruises and more mission trips. They have also blessed me with a great deal of referrals including their Pastor and church family. Scott and Connie will be traveling to KAZAKHSTAN soon then cruising in Hawaii this winter.
“I have been working with Laurie for more than 15 years. During this time, Laurie has helped plan family vacations, work trips as well as mission trips. Not one time has she let me down. Her professionalism and attention to detail are unmatched. Additionally, the follow-up Laurie provides sets her apart from other travel agents. After each trip, Laurie reaches out to ensure the particular trip was satisfactory. Working with Laurie has never felt like a client-customer relationship, rather like dealing with family. Multiple times Laurie has negotiated upgrades, though none were requested. She is thoughtful, kind and hard working. In choosing Laurie to plan your travel needs, one doesn’t only get a professional who knows destinations but a person who cares about your satisfaction and has your best interest at heart. I often refer Laurie to other people, and after their travel experience, they share my sentiments.”
My husband, Rusty, traveled with Lifewater International in 2000 for his first trip to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Western African. I was able to book a missionary airfare for him. Lifewater contacted me about that and I’ve been booking international flights for their staff and volunteers since that time. I flew out to California several times when they had volunteer training so that I could meet them face to face.
Lifewater Staff and volunteers contact me directly to work with them individually. This year in 2019 was their 3rd annual climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I worked with climbers from around the country to coordinate their schedules and to make sure they had medical coverage for adventure travel. We are already working on schedules to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 2020.
“I've worked directly with Laurie for over 8+ years to help our volunteers coordinate complicated flight schedules. With many volunteers lacking much international travel experience, Laurie always goes the extra mile to ensure that everyone has the best flights available. Over the years, there have been many incidents of delayed/cancelled flights due to weather or unexpected circumstances and Laurie is available around the clock to help people get rebooked and to their destination safely and on time. She does so with grace and kindness which is a blessing to our team. ”
Christine Zurbach, Vice President of Philanthropy
Melissa and Timothy dreamed to traveling to Israel and experiencing the Holy Lands.
I attend church with Melissa and Tim and knew of their heart’s desire to visit Israel. When I planned to take a small group from my church, they were on board. I took a small intimate group of 18 to Experience Jerusalem, Masada, The Dead Sea, the Jordan River, The Sea Of Galilee, Magdala, Meggido and Ceasera by the Sea. We truly walked where Jesus walked -47 miles in 7 days. I was the escort although we had an expert Israeli guide. I was there to make sure everything was perfect and everyone was taken well care of for an experience of a lifetime.
“This was my first trip out of the country and the first time ever using a travel agent and it was amazing. Laurie, our travel agent made everything effortless, all we had to do, pretty much, was to show up. Laurie went above and beyond what I could have expected. The trip went so well when we arrived back in the US, I started making plans to go back. Thanks again to Laurie for everything.”
Jon contacted me the end of January with a request to take his daughter to the World Cup in Lyon France, July 1-4, 2019. At that time he was going to Kilimanjaro afterwards to visit his daughter and her family who were serving as missionaries. Jon went to another agent first which did not feel comfortable with this request. That agent called me and asked if I would be willing to meet with this client. I grabbed my laptop, drove to the local McDonalds to me Jon.
Jon and Mary were looking for a package for the World Cup for 3 nights including the tickets for the semi-finals matches and then to continue to Mt. Kilimanjaro afterwards. As he was visiting his daughter serving as a missionary there, I was able to secure a missionary fare for he and his daughter. That turned out wonderful as he later had to cancel his trip to Africa. His grandson was diagnosed with leukemia and returned to the US for treatment. Missionary fares have a cancellation fee versus a non-refundable published fare. Since they had to cancel Africa we booked a 3 night package in Paris instead.
“Several travel agents declined to work with us when we wanted to go to the Women's World Cup in France this year. But Laurie at Shuping Travel Service provided the best service possible and we had a wonderful trip. We required several very short notice changes in flights and hotels, and Laurie was always very accommodating with the fastest service. We have several more trips on our horizon, and we will always call Shuping Travel first!”
IMPACT is located in California and came to me through a referral from Lifewater International. The Presbytery there sends 3-4 teams overseas every summer for mission endeavors.
Kristy LaBarge is the coordinator for all the mission teams each summer. She contacts me with their destination and I research published, bulk and missionary fares to see what is best for them. This year they traveled to Honduras, Ukraine, and Romania. The team in Kiev, Ukraine was very thankful for good travel protection coverage with their luggage lost for several days. Team members were able to purchase some clothes and essentials until their luggage was located and be totally reimbursed for those items.
“IMPACT is a short-term international missions training and sending organization. We have been using Shuping Travel for years. Laurie is always very quick to respond in answering questions and really goes above and beyond in helping us find flights that we can afford for our mission teams. It's wonderful to be able to partner with a trustworthy agency like Shuping Travel in such an important aspect of our ministry!”
Kristy LaBarge, IMPACT director
I met Don Coggins about 7 years ago through our local Chamber of Commerce and connected with a monthly networking group he attended. We needed a financial planner and started working with Don.
He reciprocated and began allowing me to assist him with his business travel for conferences and then for some awesome trips to Europe himself and his family.
Don, Karen, and Kaitlyn travel to Europe usually in the summer while Kaitlyn is out of school. In 2018, Kaitlyn graduated from high school and Don wanted to take her on a three-week adventure to Greece, Santorini, Italy and last but not least back to London. Working together we planned a detailed itinerary including climbing Mt. Vesuvius, a tour of the Amalfi Coast, a ferry over to Capri and a tour of the Blue Grotto before heading North to Rome, Florence, and Milan.
“We’ve used Shuping Travel for both business and personal travel plans for several years, and we are proud to refer this company to our friends and clients.
Shuping Travel has consistently provided top-notch service and support for our travels providing suggestions and support throughout our trips. Shuping Travel books what we want and is diligent in getting the places and accommodations that fits our travel needs. Last year we took a 3 week trip to Greece, Italy, and London, Laurie provided all transfers reservations and excursions while seamlessly moving us from place to place. She gave us information about our locations and suggestions for things to do while in the areas.
Shuping Travel goes beyond the ordinary to meet the needs of their travelers; we will be booking with them again soon.
Shuping Travel knows us and knows travel.”