Amanda Ingle, CTA
Interests & Specialties
Amanda was one of our clients prior to joining the organization. She has completed the Penn Foster Career School's Travel and Tourism Specialist training program and has completed her Certified Travel Associate (CTA) designation from The Travel Institute.
Since joining Central Travel Amanda has completed The Universal and U Sales Training program to enhance her knowledge of Universal Orlando Resort destination. She has completed the College of Disney Knowledge Exploring the Walt Disney World Resort program. Amanda has also completed the Jamaica Destination Specialist Course.
Amanda is located in our Defiance office.
Amanda has traveled to Florida and had the Walt Disney World Experience which was absolutely a fun family experience. She has also traveled to Universal Studios Orlando, FL twice, and had great experiences there as well. She has just returned from Jamaica with Classic Vacations and the Jamaica Tourist Board and has up-to-the-minute feedback on several resorts there.
She will be going to Central Europe on an AmaWaterways cruise on November 13-20 of 2017 and will be cruising the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest. This area carries Amanda’s heart and she is so excited to experience it! Amanda plans on specializing in this area of the world as well.
MY RECENT TRIPS
I have recently returned from a charming river cruise with AmaWaterways on-board the AmaSerena. My ports included Vilshofen, Passau, Linz, Durstein, Weissenkirchen Krems, and Vienna. Every port was delightful and we loved walking off the ship and exploring each town.
In Vienna, we joined the morning bike ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey, where they still had ruminants (food stands) of the celebration of St. Leopold’s Day. We were able to tour the Abbey and look down into a passage where St Leopold III’s remains are kept. Just a quick stroll from the Abbey we entered Stift Klosterneuburg Winery. Where you can pay two Euro to climb a giant wine barrel, make a wish, and slide down the other side. And yes, my husband and I slid down the barrel! We visited the Vienna Christmas Market in the evening and it was delightful. The Market offered amazing food, rides, and of course plenty of shopping.
We took a city tour of Budapest, and we were able to do some light shopping, visited Heroes’ Square, Fisherman’s Bastion. Buda Castle Hill. We wish we had more time here!
This itinerary was a special Wine Cruise and I would highly recommend this to all wine lovers. We visited many wineries with an abundance of wine tastings and pairing with dinner. You really get an education about wine and learn to appreciate the work and process that is involved. Not to mention, it is tasty!
The food on the AmaSerena was very excellent. The crew was very accommodating and the AmaWaterways chefs offer multiple choices for dining. We loved the experience and would be happy to assist you on your next river cruise adventure.
More Adventures from Amanda Ingle, CTA ...
I have just returned from a visit to Jamaica with Classic Vacations and the Jamaica Tourist Board. It was a very thorough educations trip and I was able to do a site visit of 14 properties! There are so many lovely resorts on the island. A couple of my favorites were the Golden Eye Resort Ocho Rios and Zoetry Montego Bay.
The Golden Eye Resort is roughly two hours from the MBJ airport. This is a very secluded property with trees around the entrance. (You may feel like a secret agent entering your "hideout".) As you walk through the property it opens to the beach. Privately owned Villas provide canoes/water toys for guest use. This property was once home to the famous Ian Fleming who wrote the "James Bond" novels. They have an open recreation area for their guest with books/games/ and TV and an open bar that overlooks the ocean. If you appreciate seclusion this resort would be great for you – perfect for honeymooners!
The Zoetry is roughly seven minutes from the MBJ. This resort is very tranquil and offers butler service regardless of room category with laundry service is included. There are 49 rooms on property. The architecture and features are designed to embody wellness and spa. The three main buildings: Wood, Water, and Blue Mountain are a nod to Jamaica's ecological tapestry. The Zoetry offers Yoga, Thai Chi, and Meditation. Top shelf liquor in rooms, with fresh fruit, is replenished daily. 24-hour in-room dining is available with organic options. The chef will meet with guests that have special dietary needs. Sunset Boat Tour offered at the resort. All dining is Ala Cart (no buffets). This resort is perfect for someone that wants relaxation and pampering. There are in room tablets available to order room service and a state the art fitness center.
Going to Jamaica but cannot decide where to stay? I would be happy to assist you!