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Voyage Designer

VeronicTravel “à la carte” provides vacations designed for you because your holidays are unique. We offer various destinations worldwide and organize the entire journey by creating a real dialogue to understand your preferences and compose a customized voyage just for you.

VeronicTravel

VeronicTravel works exclusively with travel professionals and local contacts to arrange each detail of your vacation with a personal touch that you will not find on the web. Internet is an invaluable resource, but it “eats” your time and your money and cannot replace the expertise and guidance we provide. Let us handle the details.

Groups travel

Either you want to celebrate an anniversary with your family, or organize a group for leisure, academic or business purpose, VeronicTravel is affiliated with groups specialists that get the keys to build your holidays or seminar.

Club Med Specialist

VeronicTravel, as a Club Med Specialist, is connected to Club Med intern agent to provide a true service.

Air Tickets

We provide a service to issue all the tickets and offer very competitive prices for first and business class from the USA to any worldwide destination.


Véronique

 

"Veronique often lives in New York — but her heart is almost always in France. However, no matter where she is, she’s leading a very active lifestyle.

Veronique is a natural athlete who loves swimming, hiking, biking, horse riding, tennis and golf — but her true love is field hockey. A native of France, she has been playing on the French national team for the past 10 years and has featured in two European Cups, two World Cups and many league championship games all over the world. 

Along the way in her professional career, she also has been an assistant at the International School of Paris, a volunteer in the office of the European painters at the Metropolitan Museum of NY, and president of international associations and charity associations in Slovenia and Ukraine.

In short, “I like to meet people,” she says.

The daughter of a Parisienne who married a man from Bordeaux, Veronique considers all of France — and also New York — as her hometowns. She has lived in Sweden, Slovenia and Ukraine and traveled all around Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. When she is not on the road with the team, you can find her exploring the countryside, talking to the people and finding new spots for her customers to experience.

With her contacts and outgoing personality, it’s no surprise that Veronique was drawn to the travel business. She chose Bayside Travel, a Virtuoso agency, 20 years ago and has stuck with that team ever since. Her niche is American and international clients and families looking for “tailor-made voyages with authenticity and quality, including an outstanding aspect,” such as boutique hotels and hand-guided tours, including local gastronomy and nature trips. She likes to give clients a feel for “the overall art of life in a region or country,” melding local history, culture, gastronomy and wine into one unique experience.

“My niche is my knowledge of my home regions in France and my personal connections in Bordeaux and the Basque region, Cognac and Armagnac, Normandy, Alsace, Franche-Comté, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Paris, giving a soul to each journey by discovering the specials of these regions, visiting the local markets and meeting the local people,” she says.

She also specializes in adventure trips, including the Trans-Siberian train, the great north and ice hotels, small-ship cruises on the Amazon, bike trips on Route 66 and safaris in Tanzania.

Most important, she says, is the time she takes getting to know her customers. “I always talk to the client to understand his ‘spirit’ to establish a confidence between us. Then I propose a voyage that I ‘feel.’”

Seeking out new destinations and experiences in the past few months, Veronique has spent time at Bermuda’s Coco Reef Resort and visited Slovenia, where she met up with a good friend and local contact. They stayed at Union Hotel in the center of Ljubljana and visited Bled, Piran, Lipica, Gorica Brda (for the wine) and Trieste in Italy. Next on her agenda are trips to Guadeloupe, Ukraine and Ethiopia.

At work, meanwhile, Veronique is expanding her niche to include Club Med’s all-inclusive villages and ski chalets in Europe, as well as wellness destinations and luxury trains. In her spare time, she may be found on a hiking trail, ski slope, bike path or golf course. To grow her business, meanwhile, she will be trying out inviting selected guests to private homes to introduce different voyages to them."

-- Luxury Travel Advisor

Véronique organizes bespoke vacations around the world, including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. If Véronique's unique approach to discovering a destination appeals to you, please get in touch at [email protected] for a virtual presentation of your next trip.


Meet the Team

Veronique Banzet

President & Founder

Véronique, born in France, has been living in different countries and has been working in the travel industry for 19 years in the NY area, USA. In 2010 Veronique has founded VeronicTravel to offer an independent and personal service to her clients.
Veronique has a real travel expertise, thanks to her professional background, her worldwide travels and her multicultural experiences. Backed by Bayside Travel, a leading agency in the New York area, Virtuoso member, Veronique works with her local contacts in each country to plan the most authentic vacation.

Veronique adds her personal touch and verifies all the details to give a soul to each journey.

 

Serge Banzet

Chairman

Serge Banzet, MBA, has more than 30 years of successful experience in leading teams  in a large international group.

He has acquired a broad international experience, particularly in making American and European teams work together, with a strong sense of the consumer taste, attitude and service.

Serge is proud to bring his expertise to VeronicTravel Inc. in supervising its development, while ensuring good management and customer care.

Françoise

Group Specialist

Francoise has over 35 years of experience in planning itineraries and traveling with groups, worldwide. She creates for each trip personalized materials for you to ease your journey.

Françoise and her team, offer a full range of customized travel services and secure that all tours surpass expectations. Destinations are almost limitless and attention is strongly given to answer everyone special interests.

Over the years, they have been working with the American Universities  to organize many different academic trips.

Juliet

Marketing Manager

Juliet is French-American and has resided and traveled all over the world. Travel has always been a part of her ethos, and having small children has not stopped her. She is the co-founder of the community of traveling parents, Bébé Voyage, where she revels in supporting and connecting parents from around the world on their travels with their babies. Juliet has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Creativity from ESCP Europe. She has developed digital content strategies for brands across various industries, with a concentration on travel, and is excited to bring her expertise to VeronicTravel.

Diana

Sales Manager

I have been working in the travel industry for over 23 years. I have traveled to many wonderful cites and countries. Some travels include visits to the Hawaiian Islands, the Galapagos, Italy, France, cruising down the Rhine, the Main and the Danube in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland, England and Hong Kong to name just a few. Plus I have visited many of the interesting cities throughout the United States I also enjoy cruising and have cruised over 32 times. Traveling has given me memories and experiences that truly make life more rewarding.

Marie

Sales Assistant

Marie-Noyale is from Brittany, France and has been living in New York for 37 years. She has a strong interest in travel photography and has traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, Central and North America photographing both historical and cultural attractions as well as the every-day life of people around the world. Her travel philosophy is guided by an interest in being immersed in the local culture as much as possible: discovering culinary specialties, learning the language and history, interacting with locals and finding out about their culture first-hand. She is very excited to join VeronicTravel’s team to help organizing great trips with her experience and her passion.

Maggie

Sales Assistant

Maggie, from NY, spent over 20 years working on product development and design for a famous international brand. She has been traveling throughout Europe to manage a successful interaction with her clients and to ensure the utmost satisfaction.

Maggie is excited to join the team and bring her business experience to VeronicTravel creating trips all over the world, helping clients to enjoy their vacation.

Julie

Expert/Lecturer: New York

My name is Julie, I am French, from Marseille, the South of France and moved to New York City in 2008. I became accredited by the city of New York as a tour guide. The Big Apple doesn't hide anymore secrets for me. I am always on the hint to discover new great restaurant. I have been working with clients from all around Europe and France and I am always happy to show them “my” New York ! From the history of Harlem to the street art in Bushwick. From the best cupcake in Soho to the multi cultural neighborhood in Queens, I will show you how to live, eat, discover like a real New Yorker.

Melodie

Professional golfer

Professional golfer, Melodie Bourdy, has traveled the world and played on the most prestigious golf courses.  She has been part of the Ladies European Tour.

Born into a golfing family, with a brother who is one of the best european players, Melodie has developed a perfect knowledge about the golf environment.

Melodie is specialized on the conception and organization of the golf event in Bordeaux.  Over her professional years, she has developed privileged relationships with each golf course and knows all the various characteristics of the designed holes.  Melodie has a particular attachment with some chateaux owners or directors, who are fanatic golfers and love to perform their swing whenever they can.

From beginning to end, you will experience an exciting trip, which you will remember for years.

David

Gourmet Voyage – Wine & Gastronomy Specialist

David first traveled to France as a young man in 1963, on a grand tour with his American parents. He visited Paris, Burgundy, Champagne, Cognac, Bordeaux, Gascony, and Normandy during a five-week voyage, and over the following decades, he became a lifelong Francophile. He has traveled to France almost every year since learning French as a high school student. 

Prior to launching his company in 2020, David worked as an independent writer and journalist. Since 2000, David has contributed a wide variety of wine and luxury travel stories to The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, SevenFifty and the Dailybeast among others. Before that, he served as managing editor and several senior editorial positions at M. Shanken Communications, publisher of Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Food Arts, Market Watch and Impact.

Thanks to these travels and professional experiences, David has cultivated expertise in the wine world, including contacts with winemakers and château and domain owners in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Cognac/Armagnac.

David & VeronicTravel, together, organize exclusive and unique Wine & Gourmet journeys.

Kim

Expert: Bordeaux -- Art & Food Specialist
Kim Freeman is a French-speaking American who developed a love of France very early on. As a home furnishing and food editor in New York and Paris, she now lives full-time in Bordeaux. Kim specializes in providing English-speaking travelers and adventurous foodies with a personal look at the French culture and Bordeaux food markets, sharing her passion for all the culinary arts and delights this city has to offer. Join her for "A Market Tour and Picnic", "Dine With a Local” , "Demystifying Duck, Preparing A classic With a Twist” “ Apèro Time Chez Kim “ and many other ventures.

Ingrid

Expert: Bordeaux –- Apartment Rental
After living in Portugal, Spain, and the UK, I settled in France, in the magnificent city of Bordeaux. I rent out high-end apartments in the center to visitors. I would be more than happy to welcome you and help you discover Bordeaux and its wineries. You can contact me via VeronicTravel.

Ludmilla

Expert: Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Serbia, Austria, Italy

Born in France, Ludmilla has lived in Slovenia for 30 years.
Ludmilla guided tours in the former Yugoslavia and in the neighboring countries of central and Eastern Europe.
She now focusses into custom-made tours in Slovenia and bordering countries : Italia, Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Bosnia, Monte Negro, Macedonia.

Sophie

Expert/Lecturer: France, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Romania

Sophie has been living in different countries for 25 years and speaks English and Russian.

A graduate of Masters in Art History and of the prestigious schools of INALCO-Langues «O» and  Ecole du Louvre in Paris, she specialized in byzantine, orthodox art and Russian history.

Sophie is working as lecturer and private guide for tours in France, USA, Russia, Ukraine and Romania for individuals and groups. Discovering these countries with Sophie is unique.

Nadia

Expert/Lecturer: Russia

Nadia, lecturer in Russian civilization at the University of St. Petersburg, teaches predominantly francophone students and lectures in the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. She guides in Saint Petersburg and Moscow and escorts travelers with enthusiasm on cruises on the Volga and the Neva or to the most eastern borders of Russia over Trans-Siberian to Beijing.

Camille

Expert: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand

Camille from Hanoi has been organizing different itineraries in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand since 1995, with a team of professional guides. She is an expert to adapt her service and offer customized circuits to discover the richness of these countries.

Nitin

Expert: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan

For over 10 years Nitin provides professional services and advices to the travelers. Working with an extensive network of trusted associate offices within entire Indian Subcontinent including whole of India, Nepal Sri Lanka & Bhutan. Nitin offers his expertise in customizing itineraries as per the demand of the travelers.

Raphael

Expert: Costa Rica

With 35 years of experience, Raphael provides a well organized network of expeditions throughout Costa Rica with a professional and knowledgeable staff. They are fully capable, technically equipped, and quite willing to attend to your customized itineraries or your special group requirements by offering airport transfers, 3 to 14 day ecology packages, national parks, bird watching, white water rafting, kayaking, jungle adventures, rain & cloud forest expeditions, fishing, diving, horseback riding, golf, meetings, incentives and family packages as well.

Andrea

Expert: Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Andrea is a licensed freelance private tour guide in Dubai, speaking English, French and Spanish. She is living in Dubai and escorts individuals and groups to share her knowledge in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Johan

Expert : South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Madagascar, Malawi

As experiential specialist, Andrea adds personal elements which will be of interest to each visitor while revealing the abundance of sights, smells, touches, tastes and sounds. He offers discerning clientèle the elusive 6th sense – be it private game viewing in the most incredible and remote locations, visiting archaeological sites unavailable to the public, diving with sharks, understanding the finest African art, tasting the best wines with the wine maker, discovering lost tribes, or just taking in an unforgettable sunset.

Assetou

Events expert
Based in New York, Assetou specializes in wedding planning. She accompanies the bride and groom throughout the preparation of the wedding, and will meet the most personal requirements creating a tailor-made event. She has also set up a partnership with a prestigious wedding organization based in Paris to organize weddings all over France. Assetou is a valuable source of inspiration and offers a wide range of creative ideas.

Florence

Events expert

Just Oui is a turnkey solution of events for professionals or for individuals. Florence Routoulp created Just Oui in 2013. With her team she offers a journey deep into the past thanks to events directly derived from French culture and gastronomy.

The events mingling both modernity and authenticity.Just Oui is the assurance of an authentic and quality event organized by a team of experts and craftsmen all selected for their professionalism. Thus, the decorations are chosen for their realism and their ability to open wide the door to dreams. For the one night of a lifetime, Just Oui brings all the magic of the French History to the United States. Champagne!