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About Us

Guide Me Away’s  History

Founded in 2016, Guide Me Away is focused on helping people explore the world. 

The CEO, Lia Hershkovitz, is originally from Israel (feel free to contact us in Hebrew!) and has been living in Vancouver, Canada, for the past 12 years.

 Like many of you, those of us at Guide Me Away have an enormous passion for travel. It is something that we genuinely believe opens doors, expands the mind, and brings meaning to life unlike anything else.

 Our agents have explored countless countries across Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East throughout our lives, discovering life-changing places and people along the way.

 For over five years, Guide Me Away has helped travellers experience the joy of travel.

Our philosophy is that travel should be a personal, unique, and eye-opening adventure. We will always make sure that your vacation is tailored to your preferences and that you get to see and experience more unique and special places.

We have built strong relationships with some world-class suppliers through our passion for travel and gained the industry certifications to help make your perfect trip every time.

In the end, Guide Me Away’s goal is to make people happy as they have the best experiences of their lives. 

Meet Our Team

Our Travel Experts help you get your best vacation - Travel Agency
Lia Hershkovitz

CEO/TRAVEL EXPERT

I’m Lia Hershkovitz (she, her); since I can remember, I have been travelling, I love exploring and finding new unique, and special places; most likely, you would find me travelling to remote areas where I can learn about new cultures and immerse myself in my surroundings.

I’ve been in the travel industry since 2006, which allows me to build strong relationships in the industry for the benefit of our customers.

  • Licensed travel agent from ACTA (Association of Canadian Travel Agencies)
  • (IATA) International Air Transport Association
  • Chief Operating Officer at KVI TRAVEL, the Strategic Business Marketing Consultant.

 

about-Aaron-Busch
Aaron Busch

TRAVEL AGENT/DISABILITY TRAVEL SPECIALIST

My name is Aaron Busch, I am a licensed Travel Agent through Guide Me Away with a supplemental specialty in accessible travel for individuals with mobility challenges.

Prior to becoming a Travel Agent, I booked my trips through reputable Travel Agencies in British Columbia. While the bulk of these Travel Agents claimed to be proficient in booking these itineraries, the repercussions from not making adequate inquiries resulted in (1) partial or irreparable damage to my wheelchair on multiple occasions or (2) the awkward disembarkation from the plane because they could not load the wheelchair into cargo. This primarily happens when the mobility device is too large to be enplaned and is a direct result of the booking party’s inadequate communication with the client and the Airline.

As time progressed, I became more self-sufficient in the travel planning process. I began to transition from booking through third parties upon recognizing that certain Travel Agents would book the itinerary but neglected to collect or relay any relevant information that might disrupt my travel plans. Concurrently, the Airline would be waiting on specific information relative to the specifications of my wheelchair (at the responsibility of such Travel Agents) which I had to rectify. This is a prerequisite in the stipulations of booking a traveler with a disability and the result of such carelessness can be catastrophic.

In 2019, I graduated from the Canadian Tourism College and joined the team at Guide Me Away as a licensed Travel Agent / Disability Travel Specialist, proudly accommodating travelers from all walks of life.

Joining the Guide Me Away Team

If you have experience as a travel agent and are passionate about
providing excellent service, you might be a good fit for our agency.

Contact us about an application!

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