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Trip to India
I recently was introduced by a friend to Padma for my urgent travel needs. Padma was awesome and helped unlike I have ever had from any travel agent. She was very pleasant and made me feel that I am the most important customer for her at that time. I recommend her highly and needless to say I am going to use her in all my future travels.
Thanks Padma and best of luck. jaweed sayeed;  Wed 9/11/2013 7:07 AM

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I will definitely use your name as a referral. We were very happy with the service you provided us!
Carly, Sent from my iPad ~ Tue 2/5/2013 9:25 PM
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I will be happy to serve as a reference to anybody considering your services. I still have fond memories of my trip to India.  PS I am leaving Monday for several weeks in Hawaii, to visit
old friends and relatives.  I always feel good about leaving the snow in February.  It is a good break for the winter, and spring will
come quickly when I return here.   Dana ~ Tue 2/5/2013 8:38 PM
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Thank you Padma. Both of us were happy to go through your agency. It was hassle free.  Uma will keep your # for future use I am sure.

Will let you know how Etihad was after my return.  Keep warm. Regards, Meena  ~ Tue 2/5/2013 3:04 PM
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Hello,
Thank you for the email. We enjoyed out trip to India which you help plan with Kirti Patel and the family. I wanted to ask you, if you could help me in planning
Rajasthan. We are thinking of going in Dec 2013. Can you send me the different options you have and maybe we can start planning. thank you.

Regards, Amisha Patel ~ Tue 2/5/2013 1:21 PM
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Hello Kishor & Padma,
I always mention and refer you and Padma in our circle whenever there is a conversation of traveling. I personally had great experience working with you for my travel needs for past 2 vacations. I will always tell my friends and relatives about the great deals you have and the great deal I got.

I will definitely refer you to my friends and relatives to contact you for their travel needs. Thanks, Nikhil ~ Tue 2/5/2013 1:24 PM
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Hi Padma,
Hope you are having a good day. Just wanted to let you that Shamil and I got back from Greece and everything went smoothly in Greece. All the hotels and
transfers were great. 
Thank you, Reshma ~ Tue 9/18/2012 9:56 AM 

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Thanks for extending all help to Renu during this trip. She really enjoyed this trip to Balkan countries. 
Please click on following our family site on the YouTube "kgrgbg" to see some of the pictures taken by Satish Shah in slide show format with hindi music. Thanks Satish for these pictures. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtcHGP6PIo0

Renu and Kanti Gandhi ~ Fri 7/20/2012 9:25 PM

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Padma, 
Shilpa and I would like to sincerely thank you and Kishorbhai for including us and making us feel part of the group.  We really enjoyed the trip and the
fellowship.  Have a great rest of the summer. 
Rasesh ~ Wed 7/11/2012 7:06 AM
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Dear Padma and Kishor,
Thank you for the picture. They are very nice. I really enjoyed this trip very much. We have good group of friends good driver  and Deno was good. My flight was good and back
to work. I am thinking  of you all very much. Your granddaughter picture is very pretty. Thank you for all your help.
Kokila Joshi. ~ Mon 7/9/2012 5:24 PM
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Those were great pictures & u have developed them real quick, good way of refreshing the locations & names, thanks, we truly enjoyed the trip, u
& Padma did a great job, see u guys tomorrow.      Kiran ~ Sun 7/8/2012 12:40 PM
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Hello Padma,
I just wanted to thank you and let you know that we enjoyed our trip. It was lot of fun and everything was perfect. I was talking about the trip at work and recommended
you for their traveling needs. So one of my co-workers wants to inquire about any flight deals to Mexico City from Chicago (Midway or O'hare). She is looking to fly out on June 15th and returning back on June 24th. "Either June 15th in the afternoon to June 24th in the afternoon Or June 16th early morning to June 24 in the afternoon.
I don’t mind a 1 stop going there but I would like a non-stop coming home or if they are both 1 stop but not waiting to long".
Thank you for everything once again.
Nikhil - Tue 4/3/2012 3:56 PM
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Hi Padma – Thank you for your note and for checking on us during our honeymoon.  We had a very good time.  There was really only 2 days of poor weather and luckily
Irene was only a tropical storm when we were there. The resorts were very nice.
Thanks again for your help. - Caryn and Mike ~ Thu 9/1/2011 1:00 PM
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Dear Kishor & Padma,
Thanks for the excellent planning and execution of our "Turkey Greece" trip. It was our pleasure. We enjoyed the trip so much because of the great
group. We look forward to another trip in future with the same group.
Regards, Aroon & Meena ~ Sun 11/28/2010 4:47 PM
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Today Prabhat and i were reminiscing on our trip to Greece and turkey and wanted all of you and your spouses to
know how much everybody’s friendship meant. We are thankful for adding you
all to our friends. we are headed toindia next week and would
love to hear from you all .we will be back on the 13th dec..Have a happy
thanksgiving. .Achla& Prabhat ~ Mon 11/22/2010 4:32 PM
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The trip to Turkey & Greece was a wonderful experience; there was a new learning experience to look forward to each day. Padmaben and Kishorebhai had
taken care of each and every detail of the trip, which was topped off withPadmaben's graciousness and Kishorebhai's witty charm. Everyone in the group had a good sense
of humor and enjoyed each others company.It also was a blessing to have physicians along.
Best wishes, Mira & Naveen ~  On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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Achla and I join Amit and Shreya in congratulating you both for a well planned and well-executed trip. The company was great and people were very accommodating to
each other’s needs and interests. We continued this trip with a lot of expectations and most were fulfilled. As a Monday morning Quarter Back, I add the following suggestions if we had to redo this trip. Amit and I had some preliminary discussions. The summary of these discussions and some new suggestions of Achla’s and mine are presented below;
 Too many flights- and I do not know if we could have done any better but perhaps a few of these flights could have been avoided had we started our trip from
Athens and then proceeded to Turkey-this is just food for thought for up coming trips

If we had read up on Greece and Turkey, we could have optimized our sight seeing trips with respect to historical information, pleasure, and relaxation. I am personally guilty of not
taking adequate interest as my schedule before this trip was too tight with preceding trips to India and Egypt For an older up like ours (with the exception of the teen agers in the group), some of the climbing up hill could have been minimized (this is easier said than done as we would have complained even if there was only a little bit of incline).
Although we tried our best, we did not get the best hotels everywhere-I rank Dedeman and Royal Olympic as five stars with a big “?”
There were advantages and disadvantages of group check-in. Advantages were weight distribution with our luggage and all of us being taken care at the same time but the disadvantages were seating preferences and other conveniences that were difficult to communicate. Although all services and additional gratuities were well taken care of by Kishor and Amit, we felt that some of the restaurant servers and porters expected individuals to tip separately. This may be my personal impression and I did what I could as an individual.
Although, we enjoyed the social hours with wine, liquor and chatting, some may have felt left out if not interested in drinking and chatting. It’s difficult to get 100% satisfaction for these events. Perhaps, we could have done some more dinners and evening teas as a whole group if we had asked all sixteen of us and taken a consensus.

In conclusion, both Achla and I enjoyed the trip and we are looking forward to some more – places that we have not seen 
Regards,   Prabhat and Achla ~ Sun 9/26/2010 5:57 AM
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 Hi All:

First let me applaud all of you for being very pleasant and understanding throughout the trip.  I have taken a number of  group vacations and this one was most enjoyable.  Everybody kept up the sense of humor and did not feel offended by leg pulling and jokes.  I am particularly grateful that even though it was a diverse group none of you allowed sub groups
to be formed.  As much as possible we did things together and with good spirits.
Your friendship meant a lot to us and we hope that you will include us in future trips.

Best Wishes.  Amit & Shreya ~ Fri 9/24/2010 2:20 PM
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good morning truly i was looking for a organized breakfast and more fun ,it was a great trip we all had lot of good and relaxed time we would like to
thank you and Padmaji for making this trip a memorable one thanks for thinking about us
love,  Neerja and Rakesh ~ Fri 9/24/2010 12:51 PM
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Dear Kishor and Padma,

 Pleasure was all ours. It was a very well organized and executed trip. 
Aroon ~ Fri 9/24/2010 8:51 AM
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Vijaya Pernenkil posted on your Wall.

 Vijaya wrote: "She sure does plan some amazing deals...Thx a ton Padma..we all sure had a time of our life....Thx to you and your planning...you were very helpful and patient..." ~ Wed 9/8/2010 6:30 PM
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