Jill Duly, CTC, DS, LS
Interests & Specialties
A veteran of the travel industry, Jill has been in the travel industry for over 30 years. Of those 30 years, 16 of those have been with Central Travel. Jill has a mix of experience with Central Travel. She is well versed in both Corporate and Leisure travel. Along with the Manager of Corporate Services, she also specializes in Groups and Incentive travel. She has organized several incentive trips for local companies traveling both within the states and internationally. She has traveled with the group to the destination, taking care of every detail as the event coordinator.
Jill is a member of exclusive GI Vacation Consultant program with El Dorado Spa, and Azul Hotels by Karisma which are adults only and family-friendly resorts and great for honeymoons, wedding destinations, romance, anniversary and family vacations. In addition to a Certified Travel Consultant (CTC), she is a Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist(LS) both from The Travel Institute. Jill is a Certified Sandals Specialist and has had the pleasure of traveling to seven of the Sandals properties. Over the years she has helped couples plan destination weddings in Jamaica, Hawaii, Cabo, Cancun and Punta Cana. She loves planning romantic getaways for all types of clients. Jill is also a Destination Specialist(DS) for Alaska. One of Jill’s most memorable travel highlights was see the aurora borealis (or the northern lights) at the Princess Denali Lodge in Alaska. This is a sight to never forget.
Jill is located at the Heatherdowns location in Toledo and can be reached at 419 214-3600, 800 336-7799 or email@example.com
Ms. Duly has experienced many of the major islands of the Caribbean and Mexico, although one of her favorites is the island of Jamaica. She visits this island yearly and every time, she remembers that the people are what has kept her going back. Some of the destinations that Jill has traveled to are Alaska, St Lucia, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mayan Riviera, Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Cost Rica, and Cabo San Lucas. One of her favorite domestic destinations is the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.
MY RECENT TRIPS
As one of Central Travel’s top producers for Delta Vacations, I was part of an incentive award trip this January to the Riviera Maya. We did site inspections at Ocean Riviera Paradise, Hotel Xcaret, Unico 20° 87°, Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita, Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma and our host resort was the beautiful Grand Velas Riviera Maya. All resorts were 4.5 – 5 Star properties and we saw all room categories in each resort. There is certainly something for everyone in the Riviera Maya!
I must admit, my favorite was the Grand Velas. There are three different sections of the resort and each section has its own character.
Grand Class Section – Adults Only
We were fortunate enough to stay in this section and the rooms are absolutely fabulous and the balconies are amazing - each, with their own plunge pool, beach bed, table, and chairs. With a great room service selection, this was a popular spot for me for breakfast each morning. The bathrooms were dream bathrooms, with a Jacuzzi tub for two and a shower large enough for a party of six. The walk-in closet added a nice touch to give an elegant feel to the room.
Ambassador Section – Family
This was a much more lively section and had a very large pool. There were not a lot of activities going on while we were at the pool, but I think much of that was due to the weather. There were several restaurant options here for the daytime and a nice selection for dinner. Here we ate at Lucca’s Italian and again the food was very good. Beach front resort connected to the Grand Class section.
Zen Grand Section – Family
This section is accessible by shuttle from the Grand and Ambassador class and this is where the SPA is located. This is a family-friendly property and gives you the feel of being in the middle of a jungle. Good restaurant options here also and this evening we ate at the Sen Lin restaurant, which was Asian Fusion. This was a large property and the access to the beach would be by shuttle to the Ambassador.
Service, food and beverage and the atmosphere were amazing at Grand Velas - I'd be happy to assist you with your Riviera Maya retreat!
More Adventures from Jill Duly, CTC, DS, LS ...
I traveled at the beginning of 2014 to Sandals Whitehouse Resort in Jamaica!
Why Choose Sandals Whitehouse Resort? If you want to experience an award-winning, all-beachfront oasis in the heart of a 500-acre nature preserve on the undiscovered South Coast of Jamaica, stay at Sandals Whitehouse. Perched along a pristine 2-mile stretch of alabaster beach, this impressive resort features all rooms and suites set directly on the beach. Designed with European influences, its architecture including the Grand Piazza pay homage to the romantic cultures of the Netherlands, France & Italy.
We stayed in the Italian section on the fourth floor which provided beautiful views of the beach. The Italian building is the closest building to the large pool and most of the dining options. Although with the great beach at this property it is nice to walk from one end to the other on the beach.
There are seven scintillating gourmet restaurants to choose from, each waiting to delight and surprise you. It's a global culinary extravaganza – and you'll never even have to leave to resort to enjoy it all. Our favorite was Eleanor's - Caribbean cuisine with white-glove service which spoils you royally amidst surroundings that transport you back to the old plantation houses of yesteryear Jamaica- complete with a turning waterwheel and a stone-enclosed fireplace.
Sandals Royal Caribbean and Private Island
I have recently returned from another great vacation in Jamaica at Sandals Royal Caribbean and Private Island. This awesome trip started with the Sandals lounge at the airport and followed through with a great experience up until the end. This location is great for those who do not want to venture out on the island for the longer transfer times from the airport. This is a great resort for a destination wedding! And like all of the other Sandals properties has many Luxury Inclusive amenities.
We stayed in an ocean view room in the Kensington Gardens and we loved the solitude. 20 feet from our room was a beautiful pool to relax in. Minutes away on the resort's private offshore island, the mysteries of the Orient unfold in a secluded natural setting where casual poolside and beachside pleasures beckon by day, while chic parties, an authentic Thai restaurant, and island-style extravaganzas invite excitement by night.
The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. As a National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier's classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. Enjoy relaxing pastimes, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing adventure together. You'll find endless vacation possibilities at The Greenbrier.
I was fortunate enough to travel with an incentive group to this property. I can’t say enough about this property. The historical aspects of the resort and the bunker make the trip well worth the while, not to mention the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Allegheny Mountains, or the 3 award winning golf courses on the property. The Spa, the tennis facility and the activities could keep you busy for a week. This is a must visit property and should be added to everyone’s bucket list.