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Back Row: Cindy Quinn-Wood, Dana Hampton, Brian Bird, Jerry Pea, Nancy Cottingham.
Front Row: Allison Rostance, Tina Zinser Hanson, Jeannell Gaston Charman, Deb Ruston

Salem Travel

What sets Salem Travel apart from other travel websites is our incredible staff of friendly and knowledgeable travel experts.

A Letter From Our President

The perfect career is to do what you love with people you like and respect.  I founded Salem Travel in 1990, manager Tina Henson joined the following year. Located on Broadway in my hometown, we are proud to offer professional, personal service to our travelers.

We support the local schools, local events and are restoring a landmark building. Salem Travel employs six agents and we host four independent agents who work through our office and operate under our business license.

Our reputation and business image are priceless and are keys to our success. If you have ever lived in a small town, you understand that the only thing that travels faster than good news is bad news or bad business practices. We thrive on the good faith, friendship and repeat business from our travelers.

Let us know where you would like to travel and we will match you with an experienced vacation specialist for that destination. Our friendly, helpful and caring agents will assist you with your travel plans. When you prefer hometown values and expect world-class service, we are your travel planners.

Jeannell Gaston Charman
President, Salem Travel Bureau.

Your Travel Experts

Visit us today to plan your dream vacation!

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Jeannell Charman

Founder & CEO

Jeannell Gaston Charman founded the agency in 1990 and has played an active part in its growth and success through the years.

She and her husband Mike regularly escort international trips. She has such an intimate knowledge of cruise lines, cruise ships and that people call her the Cruise Lady.

Jeannell is almost retired, she works a couple of days a week and continues to plan the most challenging and complex itineraries for our travelers.

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Tina Henson

Vice President/Manager

Tina began her travel career in 1986, and partnered with Jeannell at Salem Travel in 1992.

Tina's expertise is matching the traveler's needs with their perfect destination at the best price to create a perfect travel experience.
She is an advocate for continuing education and has dozens of ​specialist certifications including ​group specialist, destination wedding specialist, Disney specialist, and Aruba specialist. 

​She believes​ that life should be less about things and more about experiences, and ​she bring​s​ this passion to Salem Travel.

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Deb Ruston

Travel Expert

Deb Ruston's expertise as a former legal secretary enabled her to make an easy transition to travel agent. She has been with Salem Travel since 2013.

Deb is a specialist in all-inclusive beach vacations.

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Nancy Cottingham

Travel Expert

Nancy's travel career began in 1985.

She is an expert at working with travelers on escorted tour vacations, coordinating flights, and handling extra components.

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Dana Hamtpon

Travel Expert

Dana Hampton came to Salem Travel in 2001 after retiring as a special education teacher. Dana is an avid traveler and is a perpetual student in her insatiable quest for knowledge of all things travel.

She has traveled extensively and is eager to work with travelers on destinations worldwide.

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Allison Rostance

Travel Expert

Allison is a xennial working mother of an active young man. She specializes in Disney Vacations and loves all things Disney.

She's also very experienced with Las Vegas, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, and cruises.

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Jerry Pea

Travel Expert

Jerry  has worked as an independent travel agent through Salem Travel since 2004. Retired from the Illinois State Police, he has a large customer base of friends and fellow officers. Jerry specializes in all-inclusive beach vacations.

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Cindy Quinn-Wood

Travel Expert

Cindy Quinn Wood joined Salem Travel in 2017 as an independent travel agent.  She is a legal secretary with a passion for travel.  She loves Jamaica and all tropical destinations and is enjoying working with family and friends on their travel worldwide.

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Brian Bird

Travel Expert

Brian Bird has worked as an independent agent through Salem Travel since 2013.  Brian is a sun worshipper who loves Cancun. He is a specialist in LGBT vacations.

Contact Us Today!

Call us at 800-548-6002 or 618-548-6000, or click the button to the right to book your dream vacation today!