The Velasco Travel Agency Founders
Beth & Manny
Velasco Travel Agency was founded by Beth and Manny Velasco. Although the agency has only been opened since 2009, they have been involved in the Travel Industry since 2004, working as Independent Contractor/Travel Agents. Their passion for travel and cruising, and their strong desire to help their families and friends inspired them to create their very own travel agency.
After 38 years in Banking Industry, Beth took an early retirement at the age of 55. Manny also took an early retirement (at 60) from SBC, after 34 years of service. Manny & Beth took their first cruise (Caribbean) in August 1978, where they caught the "cruising bug." As of April 2019, they have been on 70 cruises, all over the world. Their longest cruise was the 32 day cruise to ASIA. It was the high light of their travel experience. Numerous land tours (North America, South America, South Pacific, Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and Europe) have added dimensions to their travel experience.
Beth received her diploma for "Travel and Tourism" at Carlyle College in Pasadena on February 18, 2000. She earned a certificate from Institute of Certified Travel Agents in March 2000. She continued her studies in Travel by attending numerous classes, seminars, lectures, etc. In 2011 she earned two more certificates, Accredited Cruise Counsellor and Master Cruise Counsellor from Cruise Line International Association. In Feb 2013, she completed her third course and received her certificate as "Elite Cruise Counsellor". Beth works at home and her travel business grew every year. 95% of her customers are referrals and 98% are loyal to her. She has customers in United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Guam and Philippines. She earned the loyalty and respect of the Filipino communities in Southern and Northern California, Arizona, Texas, Chicago, New York and Canada.
My dream is to see the beautiful world that God has created. My goal is to help others achieve that very same dream by offering them affordable vacations and stress-free getaways."