Meet the Staff

suzanne  Suzanne Zabek, PEF Travel Consultant

Travel industry experience: 28 years

About me: I started my career as a Travel Consultant. After 5 years in the industry, I was promoted to Office Manager and Director of Outside Sales. In 1993, I was charged with opening and managing a large agency in Saratoga, NY. My career at PEF Travel began in 2010 and I have since thoroughly enjoyed planning vacations for PEF members from all around NYS. I have had the opportunity to attend PEF Conventions and worksite meetings to discuss the wonderful world of travel. I find my career to be rewarding and exciting. Whether I am booking a newlywed’s honeymoon, a family’s first trip to Disney, or a retiree’s month long tour of Europe, I approach each trip as if it was my own!

My favorite vacation destination:

Italy and Tahiti

Education/Designations:

  • Bryant & Stratton, Travel and Tourism Degree
  • Certified Traveler Counselor from ICTA
  • Master Cruise Counselor from CLIA
  • Travel Specialist: Sandals, Royal Caribbean, Princess, NCL, Carnival, Club Med and Disney
  • Destination Specialist: Caribbean
  • Associations:
    • IATAN
    • WITS (Workers In Travel Services) – Past President, Vice President, Treasurer

 

niki  Nicole Grabo, PEF Travel Consultant

Travel industry experience: 25 years

About me:  I started my career in the industry as a ticket agent. After further developing my skills and knowledge, become a vacation consultant and managed three offices. I have traveled throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Alaska, and the Continental US. I love working with customers who are excited to travel and experience new places. I value customer service and love helping to, not only book vacations, but assist members when there are unforeseen circumstances such as hurricanes. This type of support really means a great deal to our members and they truly experience the value that comes with working with a full-service Travel Agency such as PEF Travel.

My favorite vacation destination:

I love the Turks and Caicos, it is my favorite beach destination in the Caribbean.

Education/Designations:

  • Spencer Business and Technical Institute–Travel and Tourism Degree
  • Travel Specialist: Atlantis Resort, AM Resorts, Globus Family of Brands, Hawaii, Disney and the Caribbean, Sandals, and Beaches Resorts.
  • Destination Specialist: Caribbean and Hawaii
  • Associations:
    • IATAN

 

robin  Robin Cammans, PEF Travel Manager

Travel industry experience: 28 years

About me: I have mastered all aspects of travel including leisure, corporate, and agency management. I have a true passion for the travel industry and find it very rewarding when I help to make vacation dreams come true. Sometimes we are faced with challenges and hurdles, but the final outcome is always worthwhile, especially when clients share their vacation photos and stories with us. During the course of my travel career, I have had the opportunity to experience the travel hot spots that many have only read about. My own experiences and those experiences shared by my satisfied clients, have provided me with a wealth of knowledge that I can share with PEF members to make their vacation dreams come true!

My favorite vacation destination:

Aruba is my favorite vacation destination. It may seem like a desert island, but it has wonderful beaches and beautiful palm trees!

Education/Designations:

  • Travel Specialist: Sandals, Royal Caribbean, Princess, NCL, Carnival, Marriott, Club Med, Disney, Aruba & Las Vegas
  • Destination Specialist: Caribbean
  • Associations:
    • IATAN
    • WITS (Workers In Travel Services) – Past President, Vice President, Treasurer
    • ASTA
    • Advisory Board for US Air Vacations – Past Board Member
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