Viviane Tondeur, MBA, CTC, DS
an affiliate of Departure Lounge
By appointment only.
About Viviane Tondeur, MBA, CTC, DS: travel advisor affiliated with Departure Lounge, a member of the Virtuoso network. I focus on snow sports, golf, river cruising, delicious culinary and extraordinary spa experiences. As an expert FIT and group planner I specialize in personalizing clients’ travel itineraries. I regularly lead unique and exclusive tours and invite you to follow this blog to learn about my upcoming Destinations And Departures.
I am a travel industry pro with a degree in tourism and hotel management and many years of experience in all aspects of itinerary planning and cruise operations. I am a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) and a Destination Specialist (DS).
I’m a regular on the slopes of the Rockies, Andes (summer skiing!) and Alps, but I’ve also enjoyed skiing in unexpected places like southern Spain, Morocco, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. I’m an avid cruiser with a passion for river cruises. I have worked for one of the leading river cruise operators where I was responsible for cruise itineraries, shore excursions, onboard activities, and helped plan menus on the ships. My culinary background is definitely a plus when planning clients’ trips that include cooking classes, chef escorted tours, and/or wine themed cruises. I regularly lead culinary and wine tours to California, Europe, Morocco and South America.
I believe experiental travel enhances wellness and wellbeing and I include spa days, exhilarating adventures (ziplining is off the bucket list), and enriching activities in my trips – and those I plan for my clients. Ask about my favorite spa treatments in Mexico, Switzerland, and Morocco!
About Departure Lounge: sleek, elegant, one-of-a-kind coffee and wine bar with a cool travel discovery zone in Austin, TX. Departure Lounge clients enjoy Virtuoso insider access plus complimentary upgrades and amenities. Departure Lounge travel advisors are part counselor, part global concierge and part magician. We follow a specific process in collaborating with you and have some very cool tools to lead you on the right path.
About Virtuoso: travel industry’s leading luxury network with 1,300 of the world’s premier travel providers, as well as exclusive services, experiences, and products.
Viviane’s continuing education:
Certified Travel Counselor (CTC): recognized as the gold standard in the travel industry for 50 years
DS: Destination Specialist
Accessible Travel Specialist
Ski & Snow Travel Specialist:
Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St Moritz, Switzerland
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Colorado
Gstaad Palace, Switzerland
Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Colorado
River Cruise Specialist: All-Inclusive European Rivers Cruises with A-Rosa; Avalon Waterways; American Queen Steamboat Company; Aqua Expeditions
Viking River Cruise Specialist Certificate, Viking Danube River Expert, Viking Rhine, Moselle, Elbe, Main River Cruise Expert, Viking France and Portugal River Cruise Expert, Viking China River Cruise Expert
Golf specialist: Luxury Golf in Mexico; Elysian Golf; Adventures in Golf
Active & Adventure Travel: VAST; Active Seniors Market
Ocean Cruises: Virtuoso Voyager Club, Windstar Cruises, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises; Seabourn
Luxury Trains: Belmond Orient Express, The Blue Train, Rocky Mountaineer
Hotels and Vacation Rentals: Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten, Munich, Germany; Starwood Hotels; Four Seasons: Culture and Capitals; Four Seasons: Desserts and Mountains; Fairmont Hotels; One Fine Stay
Mexico: Los Cabos Unstoppable, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
Destinations and Tour Operators: Abercrombie & Kent; Alpine Adventures; Butterfield & Robinson; Chocolatine; International Expeditions; Travel Bound; Southern California Tourist Offices
Theater tickets: Leisure Connect
Visa Services: CIBT, Inc.
Other: 6 Must-Have Mobile Travel Functions