World Class Travel Service, Inc (WCT) was founded in 1983 by Bob Todd, Owner/Manager, after working for Holbrook Travel and Travel Professionals. For many years WCT was a corporate and academic based agency arranging travel for several local companies and the University of Florida business and student group travel. We grew to 8 full time agents and purchased an office building in 1988. In 1990 after deregulation of the airline industry com, airlines cut commissions on domestic tickets and our focus shifted to pleasure travel. In 2001, after 911, WCT began specializing in adventure travel to Peru. WCT represented 9 ecolodges and is still mentioned in the Moon Handbook Peru as "the best international tour operator for Peru". WCT became a partner in Amazon Refuge, a remote lodge 5 hours by boat from Iquitos where we hosted "Naked and Afraid" Amazon episodes in 2007. We arranged many yoga to Peru with private guides, transportation and Shaman led ceremonies. The lodge was given back to the local indigenous and is still operating. 2016 was the most profitable year for WCT in over 20 years so the goal for 2017 was to sell the business. On December 31, 2017 World Class Travel Service, Inc was sold to Diversity Travel, a largs e corporate agency based in Manchester, England and Bob Todd agreed to stay on as manager of Diversity Travel USA operations for two years. The end of 2019 Diversity Travel opened a office in Arlington, VA and close the Gainesville office. In appreciation for the two years of dedication the domain of World Class Travel, local phone number were given to Bob Todd and in November, 2019 World Class Travel Service, LLC was formed.
World Class Travel became an independent contractor for Continental Capers Travel Service, Inc. Continental Capers is a member of the Tzell Travel group which is a large franchise. This affiliation gives us preferred agency status with major airlines, tour operators and cruises and clout of this affiliation affords the best deals for our clients. Our objective is to bring people together to form a more unified world.
Meet The Team
I caught the travel bug early in life, in 1970 I traveled with a friend to Japan and a month later turned 19 in Hong Kong. So, my first love was Asia and For 7 years I went 6 times around the world, mostly going back to Japan, Bali, Thailand, Burma, India and Nepal. I spent 4 months traveling alone...read more
My passion for and to travel is what led me to become a travel advisor in 1985. I have dedicated my career to providing the highest standards of customer service to all travelers. I have developed a diverse skill set to assist travel managers for corporate travelers, plan destination events as well as customize unique personal vacations for individuals and...read more