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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 chooses 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.

Sandra Swash

Sandra Swash

Owner CTC (Certified Travel Consultant)

With over 12 years in the travel industry, Sandra specializes in customizing group travel experiences around the world. With the experience in mind she escorts all of her groups as well.

She works with clients to help plan unique, one-of-a-kind trips, the kind of travel that is difficult, if not impossible, to book with a couple of clicks on the internet. She is thrilled to have a team of Professionals, each specializing in their various areas of passion.
Sandra is also a part of the "Destination Wedding, Honeymoon Specialist Association," ensuring couples of all ages have a special and unique wedding and/or honeymoon experience with great value and creating memories to last a lifetime.
She also specializes in Religious Tours and vacations for Mature Travelers (from a day away in a local attraction or a few weeks away touring the globe).
Having traveled to over 30 countries and counting, she chooses to visit the destinations up close so that her recommendation and expertise comes from living the experience. She continues to lead various groups, caring for the details and often the 'behind-the-scenes' administration to make group tours an amazing success.
Let Sandra show you how easy and stress-free planning your next vacation, or group tour can be!



416-367-8264 Ext 2534

Ray Swash

Ray Swash

Travel Consultant

Ray is the President of "Dream Weddings Canada" where Ray and his team Officiate couples dream weddings in Ontario. It's during this time that Ray is able to work with couples to help them find the perfect honeymoon or destination wedding.

Ray likes to 'think outside the box' and after a consultation with you he gives advice on the best place for that dream vacation. Why not honeymoon in Africa or Thailand. Or perhaps trek through Europe. How about a destination wedding in Ireland at a castle? The sky's the limit when it comes to unique places to visit.



416-367-8264 Ext 2204

Zerlene Mekdeci

Zerlene Mekdeci

Travel Consultant and Wedding Specialist

As a successful wedding planner on the Toronto scene since 2011, Zerlene expanded her offerings to provide full-service Destination Wedding planning and Honeymoon travel in 2013. She is a Certified Wedding Planner through WPIC (the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada), a Registered Travel Consultant with TICO & The Travel Agent Next Door and a member of the DWHSA (Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Association).

Zerlene loves the Caribbean and has spent much time exploring the islands and resorts, ensuring her recommendations come from first-hand experience. She specializes in destination weddings throughout the Caribbean and around the world. Not only can she serve as a Travel Professional, but as well as a Professional Wedding Planner. That means that not only can she help you in the selection process for the perfect Caribbean resort and make all the travel arrangements for your wedding group, but can also coordinate all the details of the wedding ceremony and reception from choosing the right flowers and décor to the menu and music. You’ll have everything covered for the ultimate in stress reduction!
It is Zerlene’s goal with every couple to really listen to what you are looking for and what their budget will allow, whether it’s something simple with a few close family and friends, something elaborate with 200 guests, a Catholic wedding ceremony, a South Asian wedding or any other type of destination wedding where the sea, sand and palm trees create your backdrop.
Let Zerlene know how she can best create the memories of a lifetime in your Romantic Travel!


416-367-8264 Ext 2733

Nela Svendsen

Nela Svendsen

Travel Consultant

Nela's passion of travel and serving as a Professional Travel Consultant began many years ago, as she herself, began to travel and explore the world. Nela states “From the moment I landed on foreign soil, I was hooked. Since then I've traveled all over the world, eager to explore new places and cultures.”

Nela specializes in European Vacations for both Couples and Families as well as Romantic Get-a-ways at many all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Working with you, she’ll help create your perfect European Vacation with your interests, hobbies and budget in mind. Her personal background stems from Romania and so she is well prepared to help you in considering a European vacation.
Not sure about the culture or customs of Europe these days? Nela will be happy to connect with you, share her advice and wisdom and remove the stress of planning your next vacation.
Let Nela know how best to serve you and begin to imagine your dream vacation in Europe!


416-367-8264 Ext 2773

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