It was such an honor to be invited by Sandy Lipkowitz to be a sponsor at her We Make Travel Easy Client Appreciation night in San Francisco last week. Sandy is an amazing travel agent that we have worked with for several years and she is a very successful travel advisor in San Francisco.

Sandy Lipkowitz and I

She put together her Client Appreciation night and we were one of three sponsors at this very successful event. One of the special touches that Sandy did was to put her clients’ travel photos in a running slide show on the screen, so when they came in they would shout “That is me!”

Guests viewing travel photos when they arrived at the reception

One of the other things that she did was at the bottom of everyone’s name tag you got to put “My next adventure will be to (fill in the blank).” Since these were all travel enthusiasts it was great learning about not only where they had been but where they still wanted to go!

During the course of the evening, guests were treated to both an open bar with a wonderful selection of wine and beer, as well as a fine selection of meats, cheeses and desserts.

Open bar and great food selections

Sandy along with Hills of Africa have put together a very special trip to Kenya in October 2020 and I was so honored to get to speak about the trip and my love of Africa. I had lots of people come up to me after my presentation to get more details and a number of people signed up for the trip!

Me talking about the Kenya trip

So if you are a travel agent, please know that we would also be honored to sponsor and present at your event. It is a great way to find clients for a trip that you want to take to Africa!

Standing Room Only for my presentation

Call us at 800.940.9344 as we would be happy to help you with the details of an event like this. Sandy Lipkowitz will tell you that it makes for very happy clients, travelers and partners!


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The Serengeti – North or South?

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Our Favorite Victoria Falls Restaurant Picks for 2019

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A Typical Day on Safari

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Dream Safari to Kenya

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Our Favorite Cape Town Restaurant Picks for 2019

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South Africa and Zimbabwe – Beyond What They Expected!

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It is always a grateful moment when we receive a testimonial from a client that includes “beyond what was expected” in their note. VIP clients of Sandy Lipkowitz with We Make Travel Easy just returned from a 10 day trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe and this is what they had to say: “The trip […]

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