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Phyllis Barter
Travel Advisor, Branch Partner

Village Mall
430 Topsail Road, St. John`s, A1E 4N1

Phyllis Barter

An Interview With Phyllis Barter

How many years have you been selling travel?
My first trip was in 1974 - when I travelled to the Ivory Coast in West Africa, where I lived for 6 months with an exchange program for Canada World Youth. This started in me the "TRAVEL BUG"  and upon my return to Canada, I began working as a Travel Agent. That was 1975 - and I have been working in the travel business and travelling the world ever since!

What are your hobbies?
I like reading, shopping, musicals, theatre, singing (I have been in a few choirs),my new and very enjoyable hobby is Paper Crafting - cards, journals ... I love to recycle and create something new.

What type of resort activities do you favor? ie water sports, lounging by the pool, etc?
I like all resorts - really - I do!  When I am on vacation - I love to relax and read - but I most enjoy visiting the country that I am visiting - I like to see and do and learn as much as possible.

What are your favorite destinations?
I alway enjoy wherever I have been - but I think my favorite trips have been the Mediterranean Cruise and I love cruising the rivers of Europe - awesome! Add to that the African Safari ... amazing!

What languages do you speak?
English and a bit of French (a bit rusty - but in a pinch)


Alaska Cruise, Bahamas Cruise, Carnival Cruise, Celebrity Cruise, Costa Cruise Line, Eastern Caribbean, Europe Cruise, Exotic Cruise, Florida, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Panama Canal Cruise, Princess Cruises, RCCL, River Cruising, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, European River Cruising, European Waterways, South America Cruise, Southern Caribbean, Uniworld River Cruises, Western Caribbean, AMAWaterways, Avalon Waterways

Great Britain
Coach Tours, England, Ireland, Scotland

Middle East

South America
Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela

Sun (Mexico, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii)
All Inclusives, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Club Med, Cuba, Disney, Dominican Republic, Florida, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sandals, St. Kitt's, St. Maarten, Superclubs

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Scandinavia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Coach Tours, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia

Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Central, Eastern, Ski, Western

Central America

United States
Alaska, Boston, California, Florida, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, San Francisco

Group Specialty



South Pacific

St. Thomas

Cruise Specialist


Business Travel

US Virgin Islands


Weddings & Honeymoons

Travel History

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Stayed at the beautiful renovated Sandals Montego Bay resort and also visited and dined at the Royal Caribbean resort, also in Montego Bay.

Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Honolulu - steps from Waikiki Beach Circle Island Tour

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Celebrity Eclipse - Concierge Class - travel from Honolulu, to Maui, Kona & Hilo then trans Pacific to Vancouver. Enjoyed specialty dining on board as well as tours on land - most exciting was a helicopter tour over the volcanos and waterfalls

Walt Disney World onsite vacation - stayed at the renovated Disney's All Star Movies resort. Included return airport transfers and dining plan as well as Hopper Passes

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Sailing from Mainz Germany - on the Rhine River though Germany and Holland - disembarking in Holland. As this was one of Avalon's Active Discover cruise - there were even more shore excursions to choose from and a few surprises, like a visit to a real castle where a family lives still, and an evening classical concert to name a few. This was my first opportunity to stay on board one of their "Suite Ships" - what a lovely cabin - so much space. A most enjoyable cruise experience.

Spent 3 days in Frankfurt - touring, shopping and of course eating - an easy to visit and get around city. Most enjoyable.

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Sandals Montego Bay - newly renovated - so very nice. Also visited Sandals Royal Caribbean

Celebrity Constellation - visited Corsica, Malaga, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Sete, Toulon, Aix en Provence, La Spezia - loved my Concierge Class!

Spent 3 days visiting all the sites in Rome - stayed at a quaint small hotel - walking distance to the Trevi Fountain ... walked everywhere and ate some wonderful meals!

From Basel to Amsterdam - 7 nights on board the AMA Christina - sailing the Rhine thru Switzerland, France, Germany & The Netherlands.

I accompanied a choir group for 5 days in Vienna - stayed at Arte Hotel Wein

Trafalgar Coach Tour Austria & Germany - 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Feb 2017 - stayed at Doubletree by Hilton near Sawgrass Outlet Mall - great location!

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean - Nassau, St. Maarten and St. Thomas -

Pre cruise shopping trip!

Cruise from Florida thru the Panama Canal, then down the west cost of South America ending in Chile

Stayed in Santiago for 3 days post cruise. Visited the city sites and restaurants

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An amazing river cruise lines - I think one of the best!! A lovely cruise on the Rhone River visiting Avignon, Lyons, Arles, Viviers, Macon & Beaune.  Itinerary was so interesting, the staff were amazing - one and all always above & beyond. This trip I enjoyed so much.

Visited London yet again- this time staying at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex - right off Oxford Street - a great location. Did a day train trip to Edinburg, Scotland - a lovely trip - very enjoyable - awesome

Escorted a group travelling to Hiroshima, Osaka & Tokyo

Flew into Saigon and stayed and toured for a few days before boarding AMA Waterways Riverboat for cruise on the Mekong River to Cambodia

Starting in Vietnam we sailed for 7 days on the Mekong to Cambodia

Our River Cruise with AMA Waterways ended in Siem Reap, Cambodia - and here we spent a few days visiting more of this beautiful country.

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Visited Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Oudtshoon, Knysna, Johannesburg and of course to an African Safari

London, UK - 2016

Travelled with a group - staying in France, Belgium and England. We visited Beaumont Hamel and Vimy Ridge as well as all 5 Newfoundland Caribou Monuments in France & Belgium. Visited the Meinin Gate in Ypres, Belgium and in London various sites in and around London. Overnight stays in Lille, Bruges and London. Also travelled by ferry from Dover to/from Calais.

Hired our own `Penichettes` 50 foot boat and drove ourselves along the Canal du Midi in southern France. We stayed onboard - easy navigation and so relaxing. Wow!

Saw the new show at the Lido, did a Seine dinner cruise, my hotel had a view out the window of the Eiffel Tower and of course shopped and ate bread!

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Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale. Also stayed at the Doubletree by Hilton - Sawgrass Tours in Nassau, St Maarten & St Thomas

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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Great resort, Good service, Really good food, Nice beach Travelled with Air Canada Vacations

Nashville - 2015

Stayed at the Grand Hyatt Istanbul. Did a city tour including the Blue Mosque, Sofia & the Grand Bazar

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Visited many ports in Croatia, Montenegro, Greece & Italy.

Dublin, Ireland - 2014

Started in Seattle, Washington - visiting Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord/Sawyer Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and also Victoria & Nanaimo on Vancouver Island before disembarking in Vancouver.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 2014

Stockholm, Sweden - 2014

Royal Caribbean - Legend of the Seas - Baltic Cruise - visited: Sweden, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia, Estonia & Latvia

San Francisco, Ca - 2014

Trafalgar Coach Tour - visiting Napa, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Monteray, Carmel

Stayed onsite Disney, attended Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party , visited all the Disney Parks and shopping at the Outlet stores

Croatia - 2013

Rome, Italy - 2013

Paris, France - 2013

Azamara Cruise - Italian and French Riviera - 2013

River Cruise - Black Sea to Vienna - 2013

Romania - 2013

Bulgaria - 2013

Serbia - 2013

Hungary - 2013

London, UK - 2013

Slovakia - 2013

Austria - 2013

London, UK - 2013

Sandals Royal Plantation, Jamaica - 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark - 2012

Tallin, Estonia - 2012

St. Petersburg, Russia - 2012

Disneyland Paris - 2012

Walt Disney World, Florida - 2012

Hong Kong - 2012

Bali - 2012

London, England - 2012

Baltic Cruise - 2012

Helsinki, Finland - 2012

Stockholm, Sweden - 2012

Gotenberg, Sweden - 2012

Paris, France - 2012

Beaumont Hamel & Vimy Ridge - 2012

Bruges & Ypres, Belgium - 2012

Dublin, Ireland - 2012

New York - 2012

Jamaica, Montego Bay & Ocho Rios & Sandals - 2012

Orlando , Florida - Shopping Trip! - 2011

Mexico - Mayan Riveria - 2011

Argentina - 2011

European River Cruise - Vienna to Amsterdam - 2011

Spain - Madrid, Malaga & Torremolinos - 2011

Cayo Coco, Cuba - 2010

Ottawa, ON - 2010

London, England - 2010

Paris - 2010

Fort Lauderdale, FL - 2010

Walt Disney World, Florida - 2010

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Cruise - 2010

Walt Disney World, Florida - 2009

Embarkation - Venice, Italy; visiting Split, Croatia; and Athens, Mykonos, Kataklon in Greece.

Las Vegas - 2009

Ottawa, ON - July 1st - 2009

Vancouver - 2008

China - 2008

Panama - 2008

Disney World Florida - 2008

Visited and stayed in Florida Vacation Homes/Condos & Hotels in both Orlando and St. Pete's Florida. Also visited theme parks - Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World & Busch Gardens.

This was a student group of 85 that I took through London and the area, Paris and Disneyland Paris, Beaumont Hamel, Vimy Ridge in France and Ypres and Flanders in Belgium.

From Budapest thru Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & Germany.

Budapest, Hungary - 2007

London, England - 2007

Embarkation - Ft. Lauderdale - visiting ports San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten, Tortola & Nassau

Disneyland Paris - 2007

Tulip Time River Cruise - Holland & Belgium - 2007

Disneyland Paris - 2006

Lisbon, thru the countryside - visiting wine & cooking locations and staying in Pousadas (old castles & monastaries) and Algarve coast.

Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic - 2006

London & Paris - 2006

Banff ALberta - Lake Louise - 2006

London, England - 2005

Varadero, Cuba - 2005

Tokyo Disney - 2005

Ports visited - Barcelona, Spain, Nice, France, Naples, Rome & Florence, Italy, Athens, Santorini & Katakolon, Greece & Kusadasi, Turkey.

I did two trips to Japan this year visiting - Tokyo, Hiroshima, World Expo & Tokyo Disney. The second trip, was to accopany a group of 162 touring the same cities.

London, England - 2005

Mexico - Cancun, Mayan Riveria & Cozumel - 2004

Punta Cana - Secrets Excellence - 2003

Eastern USA - 2002

Varadero, Cuba - 2000

Hawaii - 1999

Varadero, Cuba - 1999

Varadero, Cuba - 1998

Varadero, Cuba - 1997

St. Pete's Beach Florida - 1997

St. Pete's Beach & Orlando Florida - 1996

Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic - 1996

Hollywood Beach Florida - 1995

Puerto Plata - Dominican Republic - 1995

Napa Wine Valley - 1994

Ft. Lauderdale & Miami - 1994

Boston - 1993

Carnival Cruise - New England - 1993

San Francisco, California - 1993

Portugal - 1992

Portugal - 1992

NCL Caribbean Cruise - 1991

Daytona Beach, Florida - 1991

Alberta Family Trip - 1990

Treasure Island, Florida - 1990

Calgary - 1989

Daytona Beach, Florida - 1989

Vancouver - 1988

Nova Scotia - 1984

St. Pierre & Miquelon - 1983

Greece - 1982

Jamaica - 1981

Club Med - Mexico - 1980

Daytona Beach, Florida - 1980

Daytona Beach, Florida - 1979

Amsterdam - 1979

Barbados - 1978

Walt Disney World, Florida - 1978

London, England - 1977

Disneyland California - 1976

Ivory Coast West Africa - 1975