Valerie Sondergeld, CTC, DS, LS

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Office: 419 214-3590
Toll Free: 800 843-6280


valerie sondergeldInterests & Specialties

A veteran of the travel industry, Val has been with Central Travel for 42 years. As you might expect, she has traveled the world, but her specialties and interests lie in the Caribbean. She visits at least one or two islands every year. She 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.

Val and her husband went to Couples Negril, Jamaica in November 2015 to renew t40th-anniversary wedding vows. She has first-hand experience and can assist you with this special celebration!

Val is very familiar with Couples Resorts and has stayed at all resorts at least once and at Couples Negril three times. She has arranged several weddings at the Negril location and holds the Couples Resort certification. Val has recently completed Princess Cruises "Alaska Expert" program. She also holds the prestigious Commodore status with Cunard Academy. Val is located at the Central Ave location in Toledo.

Expert Bio

Ms. Sondergeld has experienced all the major islands of the Caribbean at least once during her years in the business. In addition to a Certified Travel Consultant (CTC), she is a Certified Sandals Specialist, Aruba Specialist and has attended the American Airlines Caribbean Travel Mart that takes place in San Juan each year. She has completed both Cancun and Puerta Vallarta specialist courses with each tourism board. Many resorts offer perfect honeymoon and anniversary packages, and Ms. Sondergeld will help you find the one that is right for you. Ms. Sondergeld is also a Certified Honeymoon Specialist and over the years she has helped couples plan destination weddings in Jamaica, Hawaii, Cabo, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. She loves planning romantic getaways for all types of clients. As a Certified Sandals Specialist, she is particularly knowledgeable about the Caribbean Sandals Resorts, and has personally visited and stayed at many of these resorts. Val also loves to cruise and is a NCL University graduate, a Princess Cruise Commodore, a graduate of Royal Caribbean’s University of WOW and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Specialist Program.


zoetry paraiso de la bonitaAs 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 enjoyed the Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita very much.  Part of the AMResorts collection, it is a luxury boutique resort and focused on wellness, serenity, and romance.  A small hotel, along a private beach and 14 acres of tropical gardens, the architecture has the Mayan feel.  100 rooms that include the addition of Impression section of the resort that just opened Dec 2017.  Every suite has a name, not a number with colors different in the rooms.  All rooms have a living room and bathroom with a sunken bath for two, private terrace (some have private plunge pools) and handmade beach bag. 
Dining options like AAA Four Diamond at La Canoa, Kaax with Mexican, El Chiringuito which is on the beach for more casual open –air and Oceanside and open for lunch/dinner for a more casual dress.  Room service also available.
The Spa, which is Thalasso is a certified spa and guests receive one Temazcal steam room ceremony per guest and a Thalasso Seawater experience per guest. They also have a private marina with a 48-foot catamaran – each guest receives a one-hour sunset sail.  Also, daily shopping excursions by boat to local fishing village included.
There are two dining options with Unami which is Asian Fusion and Chef’s Table – you may even do your own cooking.  I would be happy to assist with your next journey!

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