Welcome to The Travel Nook
We are unlike your typical travel agency. We are full service custom tour & travel operators specializing in refined vacation packages on land & at sea -- For individuals & groups! As Travel Advisors, we bring so much to the table. Whether a celebration milestone, a group adventure, or a luxury, once-in-a-lifetime vacation holiday, The Travel Nook provides you with curated inclusive itineraries to the most desired destinations to suit your specific needs.
With over 20 years in the tour & travel industry, we have curated a hand-picked team of preferred and vetted partners across the globe & demand specific standards of professionalism that separate us from the rest. Add detail-oriented certifications such as Events at Sea, Special Needs and Certified Travel Industry Executive* to our accolades and it tells you we are invested in bringing you quality product and services.
Our promise to you is a seamless experience from your first consultation, throughout the entire booking process, during your travel journey & well beyond your return. Whether there are two guests or 200, you can be confident that you'll be taken care of.... Like family.
We encourage you to schedule an complimentary consultation to experience our unparalleled customer service. Know what you're looking for? A bucket list trip, a reunion, honeymoon or a group event? We're here to discuss your wish-list and more. We are also happy to organize group visits for organizations within the tri-state area! We 'll do all the work, so you can travel with comfort and confidence. And that's something that NO online agency could ever deliver.
We look forward to having you join our Travel Nook Family.
The Travel Nook
WE MAKE MEMORIES
The Story Behind The Pineapple
Some historians believe this custom was first introduced in Europe by wealthy travelers returning from the New World who found pineapples hung outside the entrances to Caribbean villages. They were greeted warmly by the native people and believed the pineapple to be a sign of welcome. Others claim a pineapple was placed on the home gates of sea captains to alert the townsfolk of their safe return from the tropics. It served as an invitation by the family to stop by for refreshments and hear tales of the captain’s time at sea. In 1770, prior to the Revolutionary War, the pricey pineapple played the role of peacemaker. Government officials utilized pineapples at banquets to keep business relations strong between the colonies planter class & the British Crown. The pineapple was meant to bridge the growing gap between the motherland and her subjects during a period of uneasy peace. After the war, Southern planters saw the pineapple as a cash crop opportunity & the pineapple became a symbol of the newly-minted United States of America, an attainable figure of welcome, individuality and fierce independence.
And so... The pineapple was no longer a frivolous exhibit of wealth possessed by a small minority, but an accessible gesture of neighborliness and unconditional hospitality. As it still is today.
Adapted Excerpt from Beth McKibben
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We have guests all over the world. So technically, we are always open to our guests in transit. Our team is accessible providing confidence across the globe.
TRAVEL DESK HOURS
By Appointment Only
Our Tour Desk is closed on all major & Federal holidays & holiday weekends, however we are on-call for all our guests in transit around the clock.
Tel (718) 673-2211
The Travel Nook
213-37 39th Ave. #365
Bayside, NY 11361
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