Welcome to The Travel Nook
We are unlike your typical travel agency. We are full service custom tour & travel operators specializing in group gatherings & refined vacation packages on land & at sea. As Travel Advisors, we bring much more to the table. Our global resources combined with certifications for Special Needs & for Events at Sea are just some of the specific standards of professionalism that separate us from the rest.
Whether a family celebration, a school trip, corporate fundraiser or a luxury, once-in-a-lifetime vacation holiday, The Travel Nook provides you with inclusive packages to the most desired destinations and custom itineraries to suit your specific needs. We work diligently to hand pick your travel components with our finest partners. We are skilled and educated travel advisors that customize your experiences. You work hard and want everything to be perfect don't you? That's where we come in!
Our promise to you is a seamless experience from your first consultation, throughout your journey, and well beyond your safe return. Whether there are four guests or 400, you can be confident that you'll be taken care of.... Like family.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment to experience our unparalleled customer service. Know what you're looking for? Feel free to request a quote below! We'll discuss your destination, package options and more. We are also mobile & are happy to organize group visits for organizations within the tri-state area. We 'll do all the work while you explore & relax with 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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PEACE OF MIND
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.
Please utilize our desk hours for all inquiries or contact us to make an appointment. Note that we do not provide consults, quote, or book via texts or messages.
TRAVEL DESK HOURS
Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tues 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thur 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri By Appointment
Sat By Appointment
Nov 27 - Dec 1 & Dec 15 - Jan 1st
Our Tour Desk will be closed, however we are on-call for all our guests in transit during this time
Tel (718) 673-2211
The Travel Nook
213-37 39th Ave. #365
Bayside, NY 11361
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