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Leigh Gernert

Los Angeles, California Travel Agent

My Travel Agent Life

Travel has always been in my blood. My first job was working for an overnight freight carrier sending big shipments around the world, but 26 years ago, when I had to opportunity to get into the travel agency business, I discovered how much more fun it is to fly people around the world. My favorite moments are when I book a trip for someone, and they come back and say, “I had so many great experiences that would not have been possible had I tried to pull this trip together on my own.”  

In 2006, after 12 years of owning an independent travel agency, Modern Man Travel, specializing in LGBTQ travel, I decided to affiliate with Tzell Travel Group, a $21 million travel agency with connections and clout that allow me to provide you with amenities and deals you could never find on your own. These may include free upgrades, breakfast, Wi-Fi, and resort credits towards for spa services or meals at many luxury hotels as well as discounts that can save you thousands of dollars on business or first class airfares.   

I can help you sort through the myriad gay cruise and tour options. I also enjoy putting together complicated customized tours for individual travelers and creating my own small (12-15 people) gay-oriented packages. I am used to individuals who demand perfection and want to have someone smoothing the way throughout their travel experience. 

Many small and mid-sized companies also turn to me to book their travel. What I bring to the table is the expertise to handle all the travel arrangements in the best way possible and according to the company’s policies.  

Equally important, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, when I book your fights, I have your back when something goes wrong. For example, if your flight is canceled, you don’t have to wait on line to rebook. Just call me; I’ve probably already begun looking at options by the time you pick up the phone.

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