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Jill Duly, CTC, DS, LS

Contact Jill Duly, CTC, DS, LS

Office: 419 214-3600
Toll Free: 800 336-7799

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Interests & Specialties

A veteran of the travel industry, Jill has been in the travel industry for over 30 years.  Of those 30 years, 21 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 jill@centraltravel.com 

Expert Bio

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 ADVENTURES

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The Riu Republica in Punta Cana is quite a large property (1382 rooms).  Delta Vacations gives it a 4-star. I would always request a room in the front part of the property near the ocean.  We heard many complaints of the 15 minute walk from the back rooms to the beach.  Most of the restaurants and activities were up near the beach also.  The water slides are really the only reason that I could see anyone wanting to stay in the back section.
 
Our room was considered ocean view, but with the Palm trees it was a stretch to see it most days.  The location of the room was perfect for being centrally located.
 
Pros - Price – Very active, party atmosphere, great beach, pools – 9 pools with 3 of them having swim up bars.  We found a great spot at the “quiet” pool that was home for our stay.  Staff was very friendly. Clean, but older rooms.
 
Cons – Food was all buffet style, even at the specialty restaurants.  Menu was the same every day with the exception of the “meat of the day”  Jack even got bored with the food and he will eat anything.  I had a hard time finding food to eat.  A lot of eggs, salads, and pasta and cheese pizza were in my diet for the 10 days. Party atmosphere – very young crowd of drinkers, kind of a big spring break atmosphere.  We did a lot of people watching.  Drinks were mainly all domestic brands.  If you drink the tropical drinks you were good, but the hard alcohol was not to our liking. Bathroom in all of the rooms has a frosted floor to ceiling window from the shower to the main room so could be interesting for friends traveling together.
 
All in all we were looking for a sun and sand get a way and that is what we got.  I would use this property for a younger active traveler that is looking for that Spring Break Experience or one that has no travel experience. 

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