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40 Years of Travel Dreams Come True!

Travel has been my passion since I was a little girl. My dad owned and operated one of the largest Travel Agencies in the Niagara Region, starting my travel career with him in 1978.

November 1986 I decided to venture out on my own and opened up Youngs Travel Service in the downtown core of Welland.

Over the past 40 years I have arranged many groups, ranging from 10 to over 500 passengers, including dancing groups at Disney, destination weddings and vow renewals, bachelor and bachelorette getaways just to name a few.

Having been in the Travel industry for my entire working life, I have seen lots during my time, from ash clouds, 911 to major airlines and companies collapsing and now the most challenging…Covid 19.  The help and support received from Youngs Travel Services rather than a faceless online system has always been and will continue to be second to none.

Whether it be a vacation to a sun destination, a river cruise, or back packing around the world, I have the experience to plan, budget, and fulfill all your travel dream expectations.

Choose to book through Youngs Travel Services during the re-opening up of the world.  We will be here for you before, during, and after your getaway.

Jody D’Onofrio

travel dreams

At times like these, an expert can tell you what’s safe – and what isn’t.

“You’ll travel with more peace of mind, knowing you have someone to provide the most up-to-date information on everything from airline changes to itinerary changes and insurance policy updates.”


For several years Jody has been our “go to” travel agent, and with good reason. We usually take a couple of large trips per year and lean towards independent travel. We find Jody’s wealth of experience in the travel business helps us enormously. When it comes to air travel she has excelled in finding us the right flights at the best price and has been very diligent researching all possibilities on our behalf. Without a doubt we recommend Jody Youngs Travel and look forward to booking more trips through her as soon as it is safe for us to travel Martin & Lynn Eager
"My family has had the pleasure of booking trips with Jody for the past fifteen years. Whether it was a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, a trip to Disney, a 40th birthday cruise girls' trip or a short stay in New York City, Jody was always able to provide us with exactly what we wanted. She was attentive to every request, offered great suggestions and always worked within our budget. We have loved every trip Jody has planned for us and we will continue to plan all of our vacations with her because we know it will be an amazing experience for our family!" Mary Dechellis
Jody is a pleasure to work with and has patiently helped us with numerous travel plans. She has many years of experience and is very professional. Jody has given us valuable advice which has made our travel fun and rewarding. Her friendly and honest approach has helped to make wonderful vacation memories for us and our family. We would definitely recommend Jody for all of your travel planning needs. Val and Rosanne
Jody at Youngs Travel has arranged numerous amazing trips for us. Whether its a group cruise, all inclusive resorts or an anniversary cruise to Hawaii, Jody provides a friendly hassle free booking. She is courteous, polite and always professional in ensuring that the vacation is booked correctly. She is very knowledgeable and has provided many suggestions when searching out just that perfect vacation. We can not wait to book our next vacation and we will for sure be contacting her once again. Mike and Carole Horsley
We have been booking vacation travel/trips with Jody D’Onofrio for more than 30 years now. We have never had a bad experience with her. Jody knows her clients well, and recommends trips based on what she knows is important to them. She goes above and beyond what is expected in making herself available to her clients. On several occasions she has worked on things for us throughout the weekend. Jody keeps her eyes open when she knows we are looking, and advises us of deals on places she knows we would be interested in. She is always on top of things and we never worry about missing out on something good, because we know she is watching things for us. She is a strong advocate for her clients when something is not satisfactory, and she does what she can to make and keep her clients happy. An example: we booked a package to a resort based on favourable website reviews, but had feedback from someone who had just been there and said it was terrible. We were only a few days from leaving. Jody worked tirelessly, and through the weekend, to have us moved to another resort. We always book our travel plans through Jody, we wouldn’t consider using anyone else’s services. Linda Lislie
Jody is great to work with! She has set up all of our winter resort vacations over the last 5 years. She listens to budget, timeframe and features that we would like at a resort and has always provides many great options! Jody is also not only quick to respond throughout this whole process, but also went above and beyond by handling some time sensitive issues after hours. Talk about service! We love working with Jody and have never been disappointed by a resort she has recommended. It was also comforting to know we had someone at home with lots of knowledge of the industry to help us out if needed. Melissa Chernish
You are amazing! Thank you Jody - I always knew I needed my travel agent. Lisa McDonald Roberts
I know from personal experience! You always go above and beyond to make sure your clients are happy! Louanne Accursi
A lot of things have changed in this world but one thing that remains the same is the support professionalism, knowledge and phenomenal service that we have always enjoyed dealing with Youngs Travel in Welland. No matter your wants, needs or extra special attention to detail. Jody is the best. I have always felt safe and secure with Jody taking care of all the details. Thanks for all that you do. Looking forward to our next trip! Dennis and Cyndie Buri
Thank you Jody, for the fantastic recommendation and all the help planning our trip! We all had a great time at the Grand Sunset Princess Melissa Chernish
We've been going to Youngs Travel and dealing with Jody for years now, we have always been impressed with her recommendation's, knowledge, friendly attitude and dedication. We certainly wouldn't think about booking any future trips without going through her. Trish Jinks-Fabiani Ward
We love working with Jody! She spent many, many hours on the phone cancelling our March Break trip this year for us because of the virus! We look forward to coming back soon to rebook! We highly recommend Youngs Travel! Mary DeMartino DeChellis
Jody has arranged several trips for my wife and I and friends. There is nobody else I would recommend or trust. She goes above and beyond. Last October we had to cancel our trip the day before departure due to a family emergency. She was able to get all our money back. That would never have happened if we had booked online. Always the best price and incredible service. The only name you need to know for travel is YOUNGS TRAVEL! Thank you, Jody. Carl Begin
It's always a pleasure going to see Jody. She is very helpful and will go the extra mile to make sure you are booking at the right resort. This is our second trip booking with her and will be back to book again. Jim Lamontagne
I've booked here twice with Jody and it was a wonderful experience both times. She's very friendly and helped me with all my needs. I'm now back booking my 3rd trip through Youngs and I highly recommend them. Sherri Lynn
Jody is the best and super helpful with suggestions of places to stay. I’ve loved all of my trips booked through her. Matt Coccagna
We can't say enough good things about Jody. She's extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the travel business. She knows the resorts and takes our needs, wants and budget into consideration. She has never steered us wrong. She is the ONLY travel agent we will ever use! Tim and Judy Dunham
Dear Jody at Youngs Travel.. just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for making our Daughter's Wedding in Punta Cana a most special time in our not only accommodated us and the Wedding party but also all our 119 guest that flew with us to celebrate this special occasion.....from the time we arrived to the airport to the landing in Punta Cana....everything was done and taken care of first class ....your professionalism will never be forgotten....We cannot wait to book our next trip with Youngs Travel....thank you again! Rita and Kenny Gibbs
My wife Julie and I have used Youngs Travel for many years! The Carribean, cruises, and overseas trips, have all been booked through Jody. We keep going back because the personal touches and caring for her clients are beyond reproach. She is always available for questions...and after you book she keeps an eye on the trip and is diligent in monitoring the details to ensure you get the best value, and any further discounts! We recently had a Mediterranean Cruise booked with 2 other couples, only to have the COVID interruption sideline us. Jody was there to ensure that we received either full refunds and/or vouchers for future travel. Once things get back to some semblance of normalcy, we look forward to rebooking our holiday, and all future holidays with Youngs Travel. We highly recommend their services for anyone looking for a booking agent. Paul and Julie Rogers
Jody is absolutely amazing! We booked our honeymoon through Youngs, everything was seamless and she put all my fears as a first time traveller at ease. I can’t say enough good things about her! Holly Spiers
Enjoying a cruise planned by Youngs Travel. Lucie Giambattista