Headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, with an office in the Low Country of South Carolina, Village Travel (a division of Accent Travel) has been offering high quality travel services for more than 50 years.  We are a full-service agency offering travel services for domestic, international, business and leisure travelers. We strive to provide quality, value, and convenience for new and existing clientele.  From business trips to honeymoons, cruises to tours, we can arrange itineraries for any budget, interest, and destination.

WHO WE ARE

Terry Zats, CTC

Agency owner and President

Terry is a Certified Travel Counselor, CTC (a pinnacle travel professional) with over 30 years of travel industry experience.  He earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.  Terry holds his Certified International Fare Construction Specialist designation. Terry took over ownership of the family business in 1992.  He is an active volunteer member and certified senior ski patroller in the National Ski Patrol (NSP).  His travels have taken him all over the world.  He has traveled throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, and Australia.  Terry enjoys cruises and adventure travel with his family.

Sheila Burns Zats

Director of Sales and Marketing

Sheila Zats brings extensive international travel experience in sales, marketing, promotion and product development to Village Travel.  Her career has included working in Chicago for Abercrombie & Kent, the Drake Hotel and Thomson Vacations (now Apple Vacations).   In the Twin Cities, Sheila has worked in sales and product development for MLT Inc. and Northwest WorldVacations, now known as Delta Vacations and Delta Airlines.  Her experience includes working with Northwest Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, international tourism boards, visitor and convention bureaus, hotel chains, car rental companies and tour operators.  In addition, she supervised the National Car Rental account and joint promotions with DisneyWorld and Disneyland for a marketing promotions firm.  Sheila earned a bachelor of arts degree from College of St. Benedict.  She has lived in Madrid, Spain and Mexico City where she became fluent in Spanish.  In addition, she spent a year traveling with Up With People, working in community service and entertainment promotion for the non-profit organization. Sheila enjoys helping people plan their dream vacations, trips to Europe, cruises and more.

Shanna Kress

Office Manager and Study Abroad Agent

Shanna holds a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and also graduated from the Travel Academy. Shanna has more than 14 years of industry experience. She has studied abroad in France and she now manages our student study abroad programs.  She also has extensive experience planning vacations to many destinations around the world. She has personally traveled to Mexico, Martinique, Canada, France, England, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Iceland and Italy.

Lynne Wieden

Corporate Sales Agent

Lynne holds an A. A. degree from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. After Bethany, she attended McConnell Travel School in Minneapolis. Lynne has more than 30 years of travel industry experience. She specializes in corporate travel and meetings and has done travel for all types of corporations and organizations. As a corporate consultant she strives to save customers time and money with personalized service. She likes to get to know each traveler and their special needs. She has training on the Concur system, along with many hotel and destination programs. Lynne has personally traveled throughout most of the United States, destinations in Canada, Mexico and many of the Caribbean Islands.

Juli Schoonmaker

Corporate Sales Agent

Juli is a Certified Travel Counselor, CTC with over 35 years in the travel industry.   Juli has worked  as a corporate and group agent,  managing both domestic and international travel.   Her personal travel has taken her throughout the U.S, Vancouver and Whistler Canada, Caribbean,  Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, Fiji, Spain, Portugal, London, Germany, Switzerland and Caribbean and Bahama cruises.

Susan Vedder

Accounting Manager

Susan has 26 years of experience in travel accounting.  She utilizes Trams back office, Crystal reporting, ARC, IATAN, Concur, and quick books.

AFFILIATIONS
A division of Accent Travel International   http://www.accenttravelintl.com/