About Us

My passion for travel brought me to Canada over 20 years ago after completing Tourism and Travel University in Mexico. Ever since, I have explored over 30 countries in the world.

My mission is to design for you a personalized travel experience that will make your travel dreams come true, bringing history, relaxation and fun to your life while connecting with new cultures, food, languages and customs of people in the world.
My professional advice includes, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Family Vacations, Yoga Holidays, Cruise and River Cruise Journeys, Disney Holidays, Adventure Tours, Exotic Destinations, All Inclusive Sun Vacations, Luxury Travel, Hawaiian Adventures, Vegas Getaways, Travel Insurance and more.
I am experienced in all aspects of hospitality, tourism and travel for leisure individuals and groups. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively; in Europe to Malaga, Marbella, Granada, Seville, Canary Islands, Morocco and London, in North America to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Chicago, Washington, Seattle and Alaska, in Mexico to Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Ixtapa, Acapulco, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Cuernavaca, Queretaro, Puebla, Chiapas, Monterrey, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Cancun and Riviera Maya, in the Caribbean to Cuba, Jamaica, Antigua, Nassau and Great Exuma Bahamas, St. Lucia and Dominican Republic, in the South Pacific to the exotic islands of Fiji.

Margarita Montaner

Margarita Montaner

Born and raised in Mexico, my passion for travel and adventure brought me to explore Western Canada in 1989 while attending ESL courses at Seattle University in the United States. During my travels, I fell in love with the spirit of the mountains, the wilderness and the magnificent scenery. That is when I decided to make Canada my home and I now live in the beautiful town of Canmore in the Canadian Rockies.

Before moving to Canada, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Travel at the University in Mexico City. My favourite position in Mexico was working as a Wedding Specialist for the Westin Resorts in Ixtapa and Mexico City. In the past 7 years, I have worked as a Manager for Sears Travel, a Senior Travel Consultant for Maritime Travel and Custom Travel Solutions in Calgary and Canmore, now I am thrilled to have joined The Travel Agent Next Door consortium as an Agency Owner of a home-based Canmore and Calgary SW branches with a team of 4 associates from Banff, Canmore and Toronto.
In addition to my Travel Industry career, I have been passionate with dance since I was 5 years old, I was fortunate to train professionally in Ballet, Mexican Folk and Flamenco Dancing in Mexico and Spain. In Canada, I continue to share my culture by performing and teaching all forms of Latin and Spanish dancing throughout the country.
My Travel Professional Expertise include:
• Distinctive Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist
• Mexico and Caribbean All Inclusive Vacations Expert
• Certified Sandals Specialist
• Cruise and River Cruise Expert
• Princess Commodore Graduate
• Hawaiian Islands Specialist
• Guided Tours and FIT Travel – Europe and South America
• Spanish Speaking Travel Consultant (Asistencia en Español)
• Disney Expert (Including, California, Florida, Hawaii and Disney Cruises)
• Exotic Destination Specialist – South Pacific (Fiji and Tahiti) Europe (Costa del Sol, Morocco and Canary Islands)
• AM Resorts Master Agent
• Marriott, RIU and Holiday Inn Certified Agent
• Paul Gauguin Cruise Pearl Program
• Canada and US Vacation Specialist – Including Vegas, Alaska, New York and San Francisco

Maria Teresa Febres

Maria Teresa Febres

mfebres@ttand.com

(905) 616-1807 or 416-367-8263 ext 2649

Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon

kgordon@ttand.com

403-688-1603

Denise Williams

Denise Williams

dwilliams@ttand.com

587 222-5896

Cindy Lefrancois

Cindy Lefrancois

clefrancois@ttand.com

403-763-7913

Lyne Noel

Lyne Noel

lnoel@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

(780) 832-2633

Colleen Salt

Colleen Salt

csalt@thetravelagentnextdoor.com

780-982-9194

Margarita Montaner

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