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Choosing an agent who is part of The Travel Agent Next Door means you are 100% guaranteed that your professional travel consultant is well travelled as well as educated on a huge number of travel styles, options and experiences.  When an agent choosing to be a part of The Travel Agent Next Door network, they are connected with the best brands, hotel chains, airlines, cruise companies, touring companies and MORE™.  Each travel professional associated with The Travel Agent Next Door is incredibly passionate about travel and providing you with the holiday of a lifetime that will fit your needs and budget.  Make the right choice and book with us today.

Alison Phillips

Alison Phillips

World Traveller, Entrepreneur, Wine & Spirits Aficionado

After living in Vancouver for over twenty five years, working in the travel industry in airlines, as sales manager for tour operators and as an educator at Canadian Tourism College, in 2007 I took a huge leap of faith and moved to Edmonton with my partner to open a Wine & Spirits store at West Edmonton Mall. He and I have spent the last 12 years building a successful business, while I also became a Level II Sommelier and French Wine Scholar. My travels have taken me throughout Asia, Africa,South Pacific, North America, and Europe both as a solo traveler and tour escort. I love the dynamics of group travel and sharing my knowledge and stories with people, while ensuring that the trip is well organized and one that provides great memories for years to come. Exploring regions on foot “at a grass roots level” is my favourite way to visit any region, however as I get older, I am very appreciative of fine accommodations and amenities, great dining and extra special experiences.
Now that our wine business is well established, with great staff in place, I decided I wanted to go back to my first love, while still keeping an eye on the store. I'm your Girl for Africa, Asia, South Pacific and European Wine Adventures and River Cruises!

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,but in having new eyes." - Proust


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